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Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Jury selection was on the agenda Monday for opening day in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife in Richmond....
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Should the condemned suffer? Victim families torn
Randy Browning watched from behind the glass as Kimberly McCarthy slipped quietly into unconsciousness, snored briefly, then finally stopped breathing. It didn't matter to him that this woman - who'd brutally stabbed and mutilated his beloved godmother and mentor - was allowed a peaceful, painless death....
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Flames from California wildfire claim 13 homes
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) -- Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them....
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Reporter recalls Soviet evasion in '83 jet downing
Those searching for the truth about what happened in the shoot-down of the Malaysia airliner over Ukraine can take little comfort from the history of another passenger jet that was blasted out of the sky over the Soviet Union more than three decades ago: The Kremlin at the time dodged, weaved and obfuscated. Today, we still don't know what exactly happened to Korean Airlines Flight 007....
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Man dies after lightning hits California beach
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 20-year-old man died after lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm jolted a Southern California beach, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people, authorities said....
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Trial opening over video of Oklahoma City bombing
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved....
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California governor to meet with Mexican president
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown travels to Mexico for three days of meetings starting Monday and will discuss immigration in separate sit-downs with President Enrique Pena Nieto and Central American diplomatic and religious leaders....
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UN Security Council calls for Gaza cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called for "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire" in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas at an emergency meeting just after midnight (0400 GMT) Monday morning....
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Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said....
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Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine
SACO, Maine (AP) -- Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker....
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Jury deliberations to continue in Ventura case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- After a weekend break, jurors weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle are entering their fifth day of deliberations....
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Shave ice vendor defies town's new ban on peddlers
WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) -- A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents....
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Memorial at sea for Ind. pilots after deadly crash
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) -- Nearly a hundred people gathered on a ferry Sunday off the coast of American Samoa during a memorial service honoring the Indiana teenager who died and his father who is missing after their plane crashed during an attempt to circumnavigate the world....
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3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture....
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Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said....
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