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Attorneys for ex-first lady make final arguments
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Lawyers for the wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell are telling jurors in her corruption trial that her interactions with a businessman who showered her with gifts may have been "tacky" but they are not illegal....
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Former deputy charged in double homicide
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors have charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy with killing his wife and sister-in-law last week....
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Sandy recovery, sun boost Jersey shore business
BELMAR, N.J. (AP) -- Good weather and greater awareness that the Jersey shore has made huge strides in recovering from Superstorm Sandy helped make the second summer after the storm better than the first one, many merchants and elected officials say....
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Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday....
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Washington city fights to keep legal marijuana out
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A lawyer for a man who wants to open a marijuana shop in the small Washington city of Fife is asking a judge to strike down its ban on marijuana businesses....
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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot Uzi
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The accidental killing of a firing range instructor by a 9-year-old girl learning to shoot an Uzi unleashed a storm of criticism and anger, with much of it aimed at her parents....
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Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison
MIAMI (AP) -- The mastermind of an $800 million insurance scam that stands as one of the largest fraud schemes in Florida history has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison....
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UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the situation with dozens of peacekeepers detained or restricted in movement in Syria remains "very, very fluid" as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day....
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NY foster agencies settle suit by kids for $17.5M
MIAMI (AP) -- Attorneys say three private New York foster care agencies will pay $17.5 million to settle a lawsuit by eight people who were fraudulently adopted by a woman and claimed they were repeatedly abused, starved and imprisoned in a "house of horrors."...
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Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran
BOSTON (AP) -- The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday....
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Judge denies special prosecutor request in rampage
DENVER (AP) -- The judge in the Colorado theater shooting case has denied a defense request for a special prosecutor to look into a news story about defendant James Holmes....
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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M
DETROIT (AP) -- The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day after the deal was confirmed by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett....
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Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products....
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NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday....
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Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died....
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