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New York political leader Basil Paterson dies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Basil Paterson, a longtime New York political powerhouse and the father of former Gov. David Paterson, has died, his family said Thursday. He was 87....
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AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking
MEAD, Colo. (AP) -- Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver....
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Judge rejects imam's request to speak to jury
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge in New York has rejected an Egyptian Islamic preacher's request to give his own opening statement at his federal trial on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida....
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AG Holder to speak at ceremony for Kansas victims
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City....
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1 dead, 1 injured in Redwood City boating accident
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says one person was killed and one was injured when a sailboat taking part in a race collided with a channel marker buoy in San Francisco Bay....
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Full docket for judge in Detroit bankruptcy case
DETROIT (AP) -- The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy is holding a hearing during a week of significant breakthroughs in the case....
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Texas town recovering, year after deadly blast
WEST, Texas (AP) -- As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion....
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Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where ammunition is made killed one person and injured three others....
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Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced
CHICAGO (AP) -- Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison....
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Ordnance rendered safe; Calif. evacuations lifted
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) -- Evacuees from hundreds of homes and businesses in the Central California town of Solvang were returning early Thursday after experts removed a military ordnance found in the town's business district and rendered it safe....
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Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man
NEW YORK (AP) -- A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him....
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Oklahoma gay-marriage case before US appeals court
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay people for unfair treatment when they defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman?...
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Firetruck plows into LA-area cafe; 15 hurt
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said....
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Ex-honors student's terror sentencing scheduled
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Maryland teen convicted with two women in a Jihadist terror plot is set to be sentenced in Philadelphia....
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Victims in Texas blast choose closure over answers
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Families of the 15 people killed in a massive explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant have spent the year since the blast navigating the difficult balance between moving forward and digging for answers from the past....
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