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2 adult human skulls found in trash in Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The skulls of an adult man and woman have been found at a waste transfer station near some books and videos on witchcraft and Satan, police said Friday....
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NYPD's highest ranking black official quits
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities....
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Correction: Strip Mall-Arson story
BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) -- In a story Oct. 29 about a suspected arson fire in a Pennsylvania strip mall, The Associated Press reported erroneously the relationship of the suspect to the store where the fire took place. Police say suspect Johnathan Szabo was a customer of the Dollar General store, not an employee....
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Downtown Phoenix hotel reopens after fire closure
PHOENIX (AP) -- A major hotel in downtown Phoenix has reopened after being closed since last weekend for repairs after a fire in an electrical room....
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No-fly list challenge survives state-secrets claim
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A judge has rejected the federal government's effort to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the no-fly list on the grounds that the lawsuit would expose state secrets....
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After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse....
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Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo
It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother....
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UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone....
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Milwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chief
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn....
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Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An autopsy pathologist says the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom....
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Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) -- Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper....
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Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said....
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Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die
Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while....
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Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- An American who is back home after being detained in North Korea says he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of the underground Christian church....
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AP NewsBreak: Albuquerque police reforms ordered
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings....
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