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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After the state faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several Arkansas cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections.
Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone."
Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto records lower-than-expected iron ore output for the first three months of the year blaming poor weather conditions, but continued to boost its production of the commodity despite plunging prices. The world's second biggest miner said iron ore production was 74.7 million tonnes in January to March, a 12 percent increase from the same period in 2014, but a six percent drop from the previous quarter.