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Key witness takes stand in ex-governor's trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell took the stand Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, and he was expected to lay out prosecutors' case in the gifts-for favors scandal....
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UN chief calls attack on Gaza school 'shameful'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed at least 16 people early Wednesday as "outrageous" and "unjustifiable," and demanded an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the war between Israel and Hamas....
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Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind
DENVER (AP) -- Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September....
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Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former Utah airline pilot has been sentenced to just over two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old fellow passenger girl when he was off-duty on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City....
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Crystal CEO contests subpoena in sweetener lawsuit
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Lawyers for the corn syrup industry said Wednesday that American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a federal lawsuit filed by refined sugar manufacturers because his company isn't directly involved in the case and he can be more forthcoming than other industry executives....
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Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee....
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Prosecutors' key witness takes stand at corruption trial for former Virginia governor, wife....
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2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana....
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Settlements in 4 New York wrong-way crash lawsuits
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer says settlements have been reached in four lawsuits stemming from a wrong-way minivan crash that killed eight people on a New York parkway....
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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona....
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'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering....
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Judge orders evidence preserved in Skakel case
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors Wednesday to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case....
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Massachusetts governor signs abortion clinic bill
BOSTON (AP) -- Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the governor signed on Wednesday....
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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly
MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents....
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Detective acquitted in Maryland road-rage shooting
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland....
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