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Drew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) -- The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth spouse's disappearance is returning to court on charges of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in state prison....
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Blizzard conditions expected for parts of Upper Midwest
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Residents across the Upper Midwest may soon get the snowfall some have been wanting more of this winter....
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Ohio bridal shop linked to Ebola survivor will sell building
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio bridal shop that was linked to an Ebola survivor and later announced plans to close has put its building up for sale....
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Florida man arrested after hitting black man with bottle
ORMOND BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida man faces hate crime charges after authorities say he told a man the bar they were in wasn't for blacks and hit him with a bottle....
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Boston St. Pat's parade organizers seek help clearing snow
BOSTON (AP) -- Organizers of Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade say the event will go on as planned March 15, but they are asking for help in clearing the route of snow....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Concerns over drug prompt delay of Georgia woman's execution
JACKSON, Ga. (AP) -- Citing concerns about the drug to be used in a lethal injection, corrections officials in Georgia postponed the execution of the state's only female death row inmate for the second time in a week....
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Italian tourist killed when hit by piece of Alaska glacier
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said....
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Parents sue county, landlord over Santa Barbara rampage
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The parents of the first three victims of a deadly rampage in Santa Barbara last year are suing the county, the Sheriff's Department and the apartment building where the killer lived, contending they ignored numerous warning signs that he was violent and unstable....
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3 officers in LA Skid Row death had training on mentally ill
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The three officers who fired their weapons in a videotaped struggle that left a homeless man dead were veterans of the beat on Los Angeles' downtrodden Skid Row who had special training to deal with the homeless and mentally ill, police leaders said....
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Venture capitalist to take stand in Silicon Valley lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist who helped direct early investments in Google and Amazon.com is set to take the stand Tuesday in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has sparked debate over the treatment of women in the high-tech and venture capitalist arenas....
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Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser
Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records request show how Halstead kept the company informed as he lobbied for the contract internally and accepted travel to events paid for by the company in the following months:...
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Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs
Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions....
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Final jury to be chosen in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Just one final step remains before a jury is seated in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv)....
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Quality of health care focus of NYC jail oversight hearing
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City lawmakers are taking a hard look at the quality of health care inmates receive at the Rikers Island jail complex and whether the city should renew a $126.6 million contract with a private health provider....
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