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NEW YORK

Police want pill bottles fittedwith GPS chips

NEW YORK -- The New York Police Department wants pharmacies in and around the city to fight prescription drug thefts by stocking pill bottles fitted with GPS tracking chips.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly outlined the project on Tuesday at a California conference on health issues hosted by former President Bill Clinton's foundation.

Kelly said the NYPD is concerned about a growing potential for crimes related to the black market for painkillers and other highly addictive prescription drugs.

He said the NYPD is proposing to distribute GPS bottles for pharmacists to hide on their shelves with legitimate supplies.

WISCONSIN

Man tells police he has bomb in his backpack

MADISON -- A man was arrested on Tuesday after allegedly threatening the Wisconsin Capitol on his Facebook page and then telling police he had a homemade bomb in his backpack when he entered the building just hours before the governor's State of the State speech.

Authorities had distributed the 20-year-old man's photo to Capitol police after learning about the online threat, Gov. Scott Walker's administration said in a statement.

Police spotted him as he entered the Capitol, where he allegedly told officers he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack.

RHODE ISLAND

Same-sex marriage proposal debated

PROVIDENCE -- Lawmakers could vote by the end of the month on legislation that would allow gays and lesbians to marry in the Ocean State.

Hundreds of gay marriage supporters and opponents crammed the Statehouse on Tuesday as a House committee heard several hours of testimony. One rally in the center of the Statehouse drowned out some of those testifying in a third-floor room.

Rhode Island allows same-sex couples to create civil unions but efforts to pass gay marriage here have fallen flat. …