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After historic balloon journey, crew plans landing Saturday
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two pilots from the U.S. and Russia have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning....
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5 boaters rescued from sailboat 200 miles off NC coast
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued five people from a sailboat after the boat's mast broke about 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina....
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San Francisco police detain man in human remains case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Police detained a "person of interest" Friday night who had been shown in photos released earlier in the probe of human remains found inside a suitcase, authorities said....
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Quotations in the News
"I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee." - Mitt Romney, who ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics....
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Attorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim....
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NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob....
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City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012....
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Prison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison....
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Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S....
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Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio....
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Sheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night....
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Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut House and Senate on Friday voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake of the Newtown school shooting....
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Finished: Pit to access broken Seattle tunneling machine
SEATTLE (AP) -- The Washington state Transportation Department says the contractor building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle has finished digging a 120-foot-deep pit that can be used to access and repair the broken tunneling machine....
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Sumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering $360M
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- An exceedingly opulent seaside resort in Southern California has sold for an eye-popping $360 million....
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Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year....
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