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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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Ordnance rendered safe; Calif. evacuations lifted
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) -- Evacuees from hundreds of homes and businesses in Solvang in Central California are being allowed to return after experts early Thursday removed a military ordnance found in the town's business district and rendered it safe....
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Blast on site of explosives plants kills 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured....
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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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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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AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom
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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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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Openings set to start in NY trial of Egyptian imam
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon....
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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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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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Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said....
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Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters....
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Owners end legal fight, sell land to Summit County
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) -- A Breckenridge couple have agreed to sell a 10-acre parcel in the Colorado mountains to Summit County for open space after a months-long court battle....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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