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Jury in Ventura case to return Tuesday
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jurors in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle went home for the day Monday after hours of deliberations during which they told the judge at one point they didn't think they could reach a unanimous verdict....
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Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Although lightning does strike Southern California frequently, it rarely hits the beach....
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2 military satellites launched on Delta 4 rocket
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force....
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Jury chosen in former Va. gov's corruption trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A jury of eight men and four women was selected Monday in the trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife, who are charged with trading the influence of his office in exchange for thousands of dollars in gifts and loans from a businessman....
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Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an investigative report released Monday....
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Judge tosses most serious charges in foiled plot
WASECA, Minn. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school....
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Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway....
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FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack....
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Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday....
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UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations Security Council is welcoming agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists. And the council is calling on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting Aug. 17....
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FBI: Man sent hundreds of hoax letters with powder
DALLAS (AP) -- A North Texas man accused of sending more than 500 hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, government offices, day care centers and other locations in the U.S. and around the world was arrested Monday, federal authorities announced....
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Alabama man accused of lighting ex on fire
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama man has been accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire....
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De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor's 12 years in office....
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Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say
SACO, Maine (AP) -- A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, investigators said Monday....
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Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close....
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