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Feds: Ex-trader deserves 9 years for fraud
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A federal prosecutor is urging a judge to sentence a former Wall Street trader to nine years in prison for securities fraud. He says such conduct hurts trust in the markets and the victims included taxpayers, pension funds and charitable endowments....
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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona's top court temporarily halts murderer's execution as it considers last-minute appeal....
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Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday....
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Ex-CEO gets prison for stealing from NYC charity
NEW YORK (AP) -- The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity was sentenced to prison Wednesday for helping to steal more than $9 million from the anti-poverty organization....
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Man charged in chase in which Kansas girl died
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- An eastern Kansas man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder and other felonies after an alleged abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl from a gunshot wound....
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Appeal court asked to unblock Florida gay marriage
MIAMI (AP) -- Attorneys for a Florida Keys gay couple turned Wednesday to a state appeals court to lift a judge's order blocking them from getting married....
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Texas won't pursue criminal charges in mass graves
FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) -- The state will not pursue criminal charges against a South Texas funeral home that buried unidentified immigrants in trash bags and shopping bags in mass graves....
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Funeral set for man who died in NYC police custody
NEW YORK (AP) -- A funeral is scheduled Wednesday for the 43-year-old New York City man whose death while in police custody has led to accusations of police misconduct....
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Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The National Urban League wants to make sure job issues and economic insecurity are in the forefront of this fall's election campaigns, its leader said Wednesday as members of the civil rights organization gathered for their four-day conference....
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Lawyer: Nazi war suspect dies as extradition OK'd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect has died, the night before a judge ruled that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial, his lawyer said Wednesday....
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Trump: DC hotel will be among world's best
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump says his new hotel in the Old Post Office building in downtown Washington "will be one of the fine ... and maybe the finest" hotels in the world....
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Official: Williston air quality OK after fire
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A North Dakota Department of Health official says tests of air quality at the industrial fire in Williston showed levels "that would not raise concern."...
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Jury: Man stabbed ex 84 times, put pig mask on her
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey man has been convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-wife 84 times and covering her face with a pig mask....
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Supreme Court denies inmate's last-ditch appeal
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona's highest court has temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate as it considers a last-minute appeal....
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Envoy urges UN to demand halt to Iraq extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The top U.N. envoy in Iraq is urging the Security Council to demand that the Islamic State extremist group stop all hostilities and atrocities....
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