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Too edgy? Too tame? Gay pride parades spark debate

Overview shot of the crowd during concert with Melissa Etheridge at Pittsburgh Gay PrideFest 2012. Nationally, there’s no question that pride parades have become more mainstream and family-friendly as more gays and lesbians raise children, and more heterosexuals turn out to watch. With the surge of corporate sponsorships, they’ve become a big business in some cities. As a result, there’s disagreement within the gay community as to what sort of imagery the parades should present.(Courier Photo/J.L. Martello/File) by David CraryAP National Writer Initiated as small, defiant, sexually daring protests, gay pride parades have become mainstream spectacles patronized by corporate sponsors and straight politicians as they spread nationwide. For many gays, who prize the events’ edginess, the shift is unwelcome – as evidenced by bitter debate preceding Sunday’s parade in Dallas.

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iPad video could be key in George Zimmerman case

In this June 24, 2013 file photo, George Zimmerman, left, arrives in Seminole circuit court, with his wife Shellie, in Sanford, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Joe Burbank, Pool, File) by Mike SchneiderAssociated Press Writer LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Police investigating a domestic dispute between George Zimmerman and his estranged wife said Tuesday that video from her broken iPad may be crucial evidence in determining whether any charges are filed.

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‘Gentle giant’ at odds with Bowser’s violent past

This photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office shows Erbie Bowser after a previous arrest. (AP Photo/Dallas County Sheriff’s Office) by Uriel J. GarciaAssociated Press Writer DALLAS (AP) — Erbie Lee Bowser taught special education students and started a nonprofit that would provide clothing, tutoring and food for children. He entertained Dallas Mavericks’ fans with a goofy dance troupe. Friends and family members described him as a “gentle giant.” But the Texas man with an imposing 6-foot-7, 335-pound figure had a violent history, as court documents showed he’d threatened to kill his estranged wife and her sons.

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AP IMPACT: Cartels dispatch agents deep inside US

BUSTED– In this Nov. 4, 2010 photo, bales of marijuana are wheeled out at a news conference in Jonesboro, Ga. Forty-five people were arrested 45 people along with cash, guns and more than two tons of drugs as part of an investigation by federal and local law enforcement into the Atlanta-area U.S. distribution hub of Mexico’s La Familia drug cartel. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Spink) by Michael Tarm CHICAGO (AP) — Mexican drug cartels whose operatives once rarely ventured beyond the U.S. border are dispatching some of their most trusted agents to live and work deep inside the United States — an emboldened presence that experts believe is meant to tighten their grip on the world’s most lucrative narcotics market and maximize profits.

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Sports

Tiger Woods joins vacationing Obama for golf round

ON THE GREEN–In this Dec. 31, 2009 pohto, President Barack Obama watches the ball after making a putt on the ninth green during his golf match at Mid-Pacific County Club in Kailua, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) by Darlene SupervilleAssociated Press Writer PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama teed it up with Tiger Woods on Sunday.The White House confirmed that the President and the world’s most famous golfer played a round at a secluded, exclusive yacht and golf club on Florida’s Treasure Coast.

Sports

Cowboy defensive lineman charged after teammate dies in auto accident

by Schuyler DixonAP Sports Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent was released Sunday on $500,000 bond, one day after being charged with intoxication manslaughter after what police said was a drunken-driving accident that killed close friend and teammate Jerry Brown. Brent’s attorney George Milner had called the bond amount excessive and beyond what the team had authorized him to post. CHARGED–In this Dec. 2, 2012, photo, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent runs onto the field out of the team’s tunnel after being introduced before a game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)