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Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A jury weighing criminal charges Thursday against the owner of a Georgia peanut plant blamed for a nationwide salmonella outbreak five years ago will decide the case without hearing one fact - that nine people died after eating the company's tainted peanut butter....
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Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis
JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County police say officers fatally shot a man armed with a rifle in Jennings after he opened fire on them....
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Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A weakened Pacific storm slammed much of southern Arizona, but it appeared to spare Tucson on Wednesday night....
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Quotations in the News
"This is the best of a long list of bad options." - Rep. Jim Moran, D-Va., after the Republican-controlled House voted to give the Obama administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels against Islamic State militants....
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Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers
MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) -- While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules....
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Couple face life in prison in Craigslist slaying
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad are due in court for sentencing....
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Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) -- An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes earlier in the week....
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Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest
Hundreds of mourners, including law enforcement officers from around the country, are gathering in Scranton, Pennsylvania, for the funeral of a state trooper amid a mood of grief and fear as a manhunt continues 40 miles away for the killer, identified as a self-taught survivalist who hates police....
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46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Forty-six years ago Ivan Schneider, successful Manhattan lawyer, bought himself the Jaguar convertible that would feature in a most unusual tale of unrequited love....
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Lawyers due in court in marathon bombing case
BOSTON (AP) -- Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were due in court for a status hearing on motions that include defense requests to move the trial outside of Massachusetts and delay the trial's start by at least 10 months....
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Closing arguments set in Rowland trial
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of conspiring to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals....
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APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force....
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Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday....
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Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil-wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier....
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Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away....
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