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Marathon bomb suspect's lawyers seek leaks hearing
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media....
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US rig count up 12 to 1,883
HOUSTON (AP) -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose 12 this week to 1,883....
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Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear name
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band said through his attorney Friday that he has become a scapegoat for behavior occurring within the organization before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name....
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Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two children were killed, and three other people were critically injured....
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Self-defense claimed in Bourbon Street shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A defense lawyer told a judge Friday that there is evidence that the lone suspect in a shooting spree along New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street fired his gun in self-defense and didn't fire the shot that killed a 21-year-old bystander....
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Dallas County official charged with taking bribes
DALLAS (AP) -- A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday....
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New photos show wandering wolf OR-7 has 3 pups
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon....
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Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter....
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Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday....
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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday....
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Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners....
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Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Whether Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics remained a matter of speculation Friday after the archdiocese said a report he would attend should not be considered confirmation....
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Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border
MISSION, Texas (AP) -- Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore. The state troopers and game wardens bobbed helplessly in their boats as the men passed their raft and paddles up the bank to others, and a crew of troopers peeked through the tall reeds on the U.S. side for whatever load had just been deposited....
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US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat....
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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years....
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