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Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant....
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California Catholics challenge abortion order
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's Catholic leadership has filed a federal civil rights complaint over a state requirement that health insurance cover abortions....
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Complaint: Racial slurs, threats at Daimler plant
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's labor commissioner has filed a complaint against heavy-duty truck and school bus manufacturer Daimler Trucks North America, alleging five employees at its Portland plant were subjected to racial slurs and threats....
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U of Chicago increases aid to needy students
CHICAGO (AP) -- As selective colleges try to increase economic diversity among their undergraduates, the University of Chicago announced Wednesday that it's embarking on an unusual effort to enroll more low-income students, including the elimination of loans in its aid packages....
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ACLU challenges new Alabama abortion law
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval....
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Trooper accidentally shot in training exercise
SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the Pennsylvania state trooper killed during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged....
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Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder....
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Prison escape plan cited in fatal Vegas crash case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- An investigator told a judge Wednesday that a self-described pimp already serving prison time for rape and robbery bribed a guard to get cellphones behind bars as part of a plot to escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las Vegas Strip shooting and fiery crash....
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Wife of slain Los Angeles-area mayor released
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) -- In the small, modest Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens, neighbors of Mayor Daniel Crespo struggled Wednesday to come to terms with how the friendly, outgoing political leader could have been shot to death by his wife of 28 years....
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Wyoming landslide stabilization to begin in 2015
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- Town officials say they don't have enough time left before cold weather arrives to get going on a project to permanently stabilize a slow-moving landslide in Wyoming that tore one house in two and cut off access to dozens of other homes last spring....
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Texan bids for Nuremberg stenographer's mementos
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A Dallas woman has bid $9,000 for documents from the Nuremberg trials that were found in an old trunk in Alaska that belonged to a postwar stenographer....
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Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas bomb plot
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A young Somali American was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb in Portland's downtown square while 10,000 revelers gathered to watch the mayor light a towering Christmas tree....
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Former President Carter celebrates 90th birthday
ATLANTA (AP) -- Former President Jimmy Carter celebrated his 90th birthday Wednesday in Atlanta, blowing out three candles representing the past, present and future and thanking family and friends for their support and love....
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Records: Kissinger made plans to attack Cuba
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger ordered contingency plans drawn up nearly 40 years ago to attack Cuba, incensed over the small island's deployment of troops to Angola, according to declassified government documents posted online Wednesday....
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3 Afghan soldiers who fled say they can't go home
BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) -- Three Afghan military officers who sought refuge in Canada after taking off from a military training exercise in Massachusetts said Wednesday they were trying to escape Taliban violence at home but now face the wrath of their own government as well....
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