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Real estate agent testifies about fatal carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One stranger tapped on the passenger-side window. Another popped up at her door and jumped in the back....
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Protocol breached during murder suspect's release
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Corrections officials say a breach in protocol led to the accidental release of a murder suspect in Baltimore....
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Reputed ex-mob boss summoned for violation hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge summoned him for a parole violation hearing....
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Correction: Pennsylvania Employees-Porn story
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In a story Oct. 20 about the suspension of Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery, The Associated Press attributed a statement to an attorney for McCaffery, Dion Rassias. The statement was distributed by Frank Keel, who said Tuesday he wrongly attributed the comments to Rassias due to miscommunication. Keel, who described himself as an unofficial media adviser to the court, said the statement was from him....
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'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts
BENTON, Calif. (AP) -- Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools - canines that can detect even small particles of human remains....
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Jodi Arias sentencing retrial opens in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Jodi Arias sentencing retrial began Tuesday with lawyers alternately portraying her as a vicious killer and a hard-luck case deserving a second chance....
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Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola....
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Law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims....
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Holmes interviewed for 22 hours for sanity exam
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys say the doctor who conducted a sanity evaluation on the man charged with a mass killing in a Colorado movie theater interviewed him for 22 hours....
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Lawyer seeks to bar terrorism reference at trial
DETROIT (AP) -- Lawyers for a Palestinian activist from Chicago convicted for a fatal bombing in Israel urged a judge Tuesday to bar any reference to terrorism at her upcoming trial on immigration charges....
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Nixon creating group to address Ferguson issues
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says he will create an independent commission to study issues that have surfaced since the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson....
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Zoo boosts security after Tasmanian devil's death
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest....
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Jury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high
BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight....
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Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights....
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Man carried from burning home, rescuer reunite
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A central California man carried from his burning home by a good Samaritan in a dramatic rescue caught on video said he froze as the flames exploded and thanked the rescuer as they reunited this week....
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