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Court overturns convictions in Amish hair attacks
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women....
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Utah approves winery in town with polygamous sect
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A town on the Utah-Arizona border largely controlled by Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect moved closer to opening its first commercial winery, a new venture and a signal of yet another lifestyle choice that separates the sect from mainstream Mormon teachings....
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5-pound Pomeranian is world's fastest on 2 feet
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too....
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Shooting by 9-year-old girl stirs debate over guns
PHOENIX (AP) -- The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun....
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Pediatric nurse charged with molesting 2-month-old
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster baby....
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Cowabunga! Storm sends big waves to California
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Thundering surf spawned by a Pacific hurricane pounded the Southern California coast Wednesday, causing minor flooding in a low-lying beach town while drawing daredevil surfers and body-boarders into churning, 20-foot waves as crowds of spectators lined the shore....
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Parents: Mom didn't understand abandoning baby
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- A newborn girl was fighting for her life a day after Utah police say her mother dumped her in a neighbor's trash can, an act the woman's parents said Wednesday that she didn't fully comprehend....
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Deal on health care aids port contract talks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Negotiators hoping to forge a new contract for dockworkers and keep hundreds of billions of dollars in cargo moving smoothly through West Coast seaports made significant progress with a tentative deal on health care benefits, a knotty issue that tied up talks for months....
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AP PHOTOS: Storm-roiled waves hit beach towns
SEAL BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Massive waves turned into floodwaters Wednesday along the Southern California shore as Hurricane Marie stirred up the surf from afar....
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Dad acquitted in slaying of driver who killed sons
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- A southeast Texas man says that despite his acquittal Wednesday for the shooting death of the drunken driver who caused a crash that killed his two sons, there are no winners....
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Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him....
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RV outside family courts offers child support help
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Forget going to the food truck for lunch. Now you can get free legal advice on collecting child support from a nonprofit on wheels....
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Dogs get blues when youngsters go back to school
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Young people aren't the only ones who get back-to-school blues. Pooches used to months of constant playtime can get upset when their best buddies disappear with the dog days of summer....
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Defense rests in corruption trial of ex-governor
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Attorneys for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife wrapped up their case Wednesday in the couple's corruption trial, their defense featuring McDonnell's testimony and the idea that the marriage was so chilly they could not have conspired together....
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A leader admits guilt in big disability-fraud case
NEW YORK (AP) -- An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits....
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