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Conviction upheld for chef in boiled-body case
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water....
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Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody
NEW YORK (AP) -- An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold....
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AP reporter witnesses condemned inmate's gasping
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- An Associated Press reporter who witnessed an Arizona murderer's execution watched him gasp and snort for more than an hour and a half before he finally took his last breath....
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Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot
SEATTLE (AP) -- An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else....
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Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling
DENVER (AP) -- A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional on Wednesday, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling to give the state until next month to seek an appeal....
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Some lethal injection problems in US executions
Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:...
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Rockets found at UN Gaza school have gone missing
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents....
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Navajo leader, mayor to meet on homeless killings
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Mayor Richard Berry will meet with top Navajo officials on Thursday about the killing of two homeless Native Americans who were found beaten beyond recognition in a vacant lot, his office said....
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Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan....
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Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend
BOSTON (AP) -- Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill a university policeman during a manhunt for Tsarnaev and his brother....
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Lockdown lifted at Little Rock Air Force Base
JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Military officials locked down an Arkansas air force base for several hours Wednesday after reporting that a suspicious individual was on the sprawling complex near Little Rock, then reopened the base and said the threat was "no longer credible."...
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DENVER (AP) -- Federal judge rules Colorado gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but orders temporary stay....
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Chinese man pleads guilty in sensor smuggling try
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A Chinese national accused of trying to smuggle sensors made for the U.S. military has pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act....
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Man with medieval-type sword shot by police
COVINGTON, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia authorities say a police officer shot a man who was using a large, "medieval"-style sword to swipe at traffic....
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Fortune 500 firm Sealed Air moving HQ to Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Fortune 500 packaging company Sealed Air Corp. will consolidate management operations from several states and relocate its New Jersey headquarters to the Charlotte area, where it plans to employ nearly 1,300 jobs in three years....
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