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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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San Francisco police detain man in human remains case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco police said they detained a man shown in photos released earlier in the day in the case of human remains found inside a suitcase....
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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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Motorcycle crash victim meets donors whose blood saved him
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters Friday, people he had never met but knew had saved his life....
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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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Amended lawsuit filed in police shooting of Cleveland boy
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy includes claims related to his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases....
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Venezuela uses detained reporter in tourism promo
MIAMI (AP) -- A short-lived promo posted to Twitter by Venezuelan tourism officials to highlight the nation's openness to foreigners featured a Miami Herald reporter who had been detained while covering the country's elections....
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