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Prosecutors win appeal in 1989 son killing case
PHOENIX (AP) -- A retired detective who refused to take the stand again, asserting his right against self-incrimination, will be forced to testify at the retrial of an Arizona mother charged with having her son killed in 1989, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday....
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Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) -- California authorities say the military ordnance that prompted the evacuation of hundreds of people in the tourist town of Solvang was a used shell but it still was potentially dangerous....
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Mercury found in remote national park streams
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Federal scientists have found high amounts of mercury in fish caught in remote areas of national parks in the West and Alaska....
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NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is aiming to start reconstruction by the end of the summer on 500 homes that were wrecked during Superstorm Sandy....
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Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown
NEW YORK (AP) -- An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City has been revealed....
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Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region
CHICAGO (AP) -- Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region, overseeing the AP's journalism in 14 states in middle America....
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3 more Washington mudslide victims identified
OSO, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month....
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Calif. jury reaches verdict in Iraqi woman's death
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- A California jury has reached a verdict in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant charged with beating his wife to death - a killing that police at first suspected was a hate crime....
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Police: Student ate more pot than recommended
DENVER (AP) -- A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show....
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Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids
Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday....
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Kittens accidentally shipped from LA to San Diego
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego cable company employee expecting a shipment of fiberglass equipment got a shock when he discovered two newborn kittens clinging to life inside the box....
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California rail line fined for worker deaths
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Workplace safety officials fined a San Francisco Bay Area commuter rail line $210,000 on Thursday over the deaths of two of its workers on tracks....
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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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1 dead, 1 injured in Redwood City boating accident
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- The head of a yacht club says the deadly crash of a sailboat into a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay was a tragic accident....
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6th suspect arrested in NC kidnapping case
ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities say a sixth suspect in the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father has been arrested in Atlanta....
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