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New Jersey charges 11 with mob loansharking scheme
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Eleven reputed members and associates of a major New York-based organized crime family are facing charges in New Jersey....
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2nd guilty plea in California tainted beef case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A second defendant has pleaded guilty in a case alleging that a Northern California slaughterhouse at the center of a massive recall processed and distributed tainted beef....
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NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fellow musicians are rallying around a subway performer whose arrest in a busy station was captured on video as straphangers jeered the officer. The New York Police Department says it's looking into the arrest....
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Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola....
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Lawsuit: Detained transgender teen treated as boy
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Lawyers for a 16-year-old transgender girl detained in Connecticut say she's being forced to wear male clothing and officials are calling her by her male birth name....
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VA says it'll fix Confederate soldier's gravestone
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) -- Federal officials say they'll correct a Confederate soldier's gravestone that was inscribed with the wrong name decades after he died at a Civil War prison camp in New York....
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Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash
ATLANTA (AP) -- Federal investigators say a pilot failed to follow procedures during landing, and that fatigue from lack of sleep contributed to a fiery jet crash that killed a Georgia vascular surgeon and four colleagues from a vein care practice....
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Journalist feels fortunate to recover from Ebola
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- An American video journalist with Ebola says he feels lucky to be recovering from the deadly virus, but it's humbling to think about how many people have died from the disease in West Africa....
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Wyoming becomes latest to legalize gay marriage
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming has become the latest state to allow gay marriage, bringing the national wave of expanded rights for same-sex couples to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard still influences national perceptions....
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Jury to decide if Tsarnaev friend was liar or high
BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev told a string of lies to investigators, a prosecutor told a jury Tuesday, but a defense lawyer said the defendant was a frightened 19-year-old who couldn't remember certain details because he had smoked marijuana for at least 12 hours straight....
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Rock attack victim poised to return to Ohio home
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A middle school teacher who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a highway overpass onto her vehicle three months ago has recovered enough to head home to Ohio....
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Purple Heart found on playground to be returned
MANLIUS, N.Y. (AP) -- A Purple Heart medal posthumously awarded to a New York soldier killed in Vietnam is being returned to his family about two decades after it was found on a school playground....
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Governor signing law in response to Abu-Jamal talk
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Spurred by outcry over a recent commencement speech by a man convicted of killing a police officer, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett is scheduled to sign a bill Tuesday designed to prevent people convicted of crimes from causing their victims additional "mental anguish."...
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Packaging error prompts recall of naproxen pills
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions....
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California rock climber dies in Zion National Park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The National Park Service says a 47-year-old California man rock-climbing in Utah's Zion National Park died over the weekend after falling in a canyon....
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