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National & World Video shows motorist pulled from car, beaten by officers Video shows motorist pulled from car, beaten by officers
A pastor leading a protest Wednesday outside a Detroit-area police department threatened to shut down the city until white officers are fired for the bloody arrest of a black man who was pulled from his car and repeatedly punched in the head.
National & World Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply Texas prison agency replenishes execution drug supply
Texas prison officials have acquired a small supply of pentobarbital to replenish their dwindling inventory of the execution drug so lethal injections set for next month in the nation's most active death penalty state can be carried out, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Wednesday.
National & World France opens black box, hoping to unlock jet crash mystery France opens black box, hoping to unlock jet crash mystery (Photo Gallery)
The last communication from a doomed German jetliner was routine. The mangled black box has yielded sounds and voices, the lead investigator said Wednesday, but so far not the "slightest explanation" why the plane plunged into an Alpine mountainside, killing all 150 on board.
National & World Phones, friends are distracting problem for teen drivers
Distractions - especially talking with passengers and using cellphones - play a far greater role in car crashes involving teen drivers than has been previously understood, according to compelling new evidence cited by safety researchers.