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Gosnell gets life sentence, with no parole

Philadelphia

Gosnell gets life sentence, with no parole

An abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies born alive at his rogue clinic dodged a possible death sentence on Tuesday in a hasty post-verdict deal with prosecutors. Dr. Kermit Gosnell waived his right to appeal in exchange for a sentence of life without parole. Gosnell, 72, was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in a case that became a flashpoint in the nation's abortion debate.

Afghanistan

3 Americans killed by roadside bomb

A roadside bomb tore through a U.S. military convoy in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, killing at least three soldiers. A number of other soldiers were wounded in the attack, some of them seriously.

Washington

Senate panel okays farm bill

The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a $955 billion farm bill Tuesday, the first step toward completing an overhaul of the nation's food and farm policy that was derailed last year when the House failed to vote on its version of the bill. The new bill is expected to save $23 billion over the next 10 years by eliminating or consolidating hundreds of agriculture programs.

Detroit

Lawyer: Cooker for food, not bombs

An attorney for a Saudi man arrested at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after federal agents accused him of lying about why he was traveling with a pressure cooker says his client knew nothing about the device's use in Boston Marathon bombings. Hussain Al Khawahir appeared in federal court Tuesday. He waived his right to a detention hearing and will be jailed until a preliminary exam May 28.

Seattle

Soccer ball dribbler killed

A Seattle man trying to dribble a soccer ball 10,000 miles to Brazil in time for the 2014 World Cup died Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck on the Oregon Coast. Police in Lincoln City, Ore., said 42-year-old Richard Swanson was hit about 10 a.m. walking south along U.S. Highway 101 near the city limits. He was declared dead at a local hospital. The driver has not been charged.

Washington

Soldier accused of sexual abuse

The Army says the coordinator of a sexual assault prevention program at Fort Hood, Texas, is under investigation for "abusive sexual contact" and other alleged misconduct. He has been suspended from all duties.

Iraq

Gunmen open fire on stores, kill 11

Iraqi police and hospital officials say at least 11 people were killed Tuesday when gunmen opened fire on a row of liquor stores in Baghdad. Nobody claimed responsibility, although Islamic extremists have frequently targeted liquor stores in Iraq.

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