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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday....
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Detective acquitted in Maryland road-rage shooting
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A jury has acquitted a New Jersey detective in the fatal shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland....
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Crews work to keep Yosemite fire from sequoias
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews are working to keep a blaze in Yosemite National Park away from a grove of treasured giant sequoia trees....
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Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts....
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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
DALLAS (AP) -- Law school graduates taking the bar exam in multiple states experienced delays when they tried to submit their answers on the test's first day. The Florida-based testing software provider blamed a processing issue and said it had been fixed as of Wednesday morning....
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3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in shootout
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Three people were killed and three deputies injured in a shootout after a domestic dispute at a mobile home park Wednesday, law enforcement officials said....
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Cops: Man tried to smother ill dad who later died
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Florida man is accused of trying to suffocate his terminally ill father by holding his hand over the man's nose and mouth at a suburban Cleveland nursing home, police said. The 86-year-old man died a few hours later....
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UN chiefs outraged at attack on Gaza school
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Top U.N. officials are expressing shock and outrage at an attack on a U.N. school in Gaza that killed 16 people and injured more than 100....
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Surviving suspect describes Vegas crime spree
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Police say a suspect arrested in a deadly Las Vegas home invasion told them she fought off a woman with a screwdriver to help her partner in crime as he struggled with and fatally shot the woman's husband....
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Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family....
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UN chief: halt violence around Ukraine crash site
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an immediate halt to hostilities around the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine to allow unimpeded access for international investigators....
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Prosecution rests in Wisconsin kidnapping case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The prosecution has rested in the federal trial of a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half-sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning the baby in Iowa....
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Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed
DETROIT (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who was sleeping early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through the home's wall and into his bedroom, hitting him, Detroit police said....
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UN condemns extremist takeover of parts of Iraq
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is condemning the offensive waged by the extremist Islamic State group and allied militants in Iraq, calling it "a major threat" to the country's future....
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Florida mother charged after baby left in minivan
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida mother is facing a felony charge after leaving her 2-month-old baby in a hot minivan parked outside a doctor's office for about an hour....
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