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TEXAS: Threatening email disclosed

Authorities investigating the killings of a district attorney and his wife are working to build a case against a former justice of the peace prosecuted last year by the slain official's office, a law enforcement official said Monday. Eric Lyle Williams, 46, was arrested during the weekend. It's alleged he emailed an anonymous threat from his personal computer said to imply that, if authorities didn't respond to various demands, there'd be another attack. That was a day after Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife, Cynthia, were found dead on March 30.

Woman accused of copycat plot

An 84-year-old woman jailed on a theft charge allegedly tried to hire a hit man to kill the Houston-area prosecutor handling her case and to maim his boss, one of the apparent targets said Monday. Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon said Dorothy Canfield sought to have him attacked and his assistant, Rob Freyer, slain. Canfield allegedly wanted the attacks to appear similar to the unsolved killings of Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and Assistant District Attorney Mark Hasse, according to Ligon.

NATION: Drugs urged against breast cancer

Some women at high risk of breast cancer should consider taking drugs to reduce their chances of getting cancer, a U.S. health advisory group said, although tamoxifen and raloxifene carry risks such as blood clots, stroke and cataracts, according to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which released the draft recommendations on its website.

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