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6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports
PHOENIX (AP) -- The head of Arizona's new child welfare agency says he fired five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations....
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Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists....
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Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires
NEW YORK (AP) -- To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled....
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APNewsBreak: Oklahoma court could face impeachment
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A member of the Oklahoma House is drafting a resolution seeking the impeachment of state Supreme Court justices who granted a delay of execution to two death-row inmates....
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Home where 2 teens shot was outfitted to record
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities who searched the home of a Minnesota man who shot and killed two teens testified Wednesday that they found an audio recorder that was turned on, an operating surveillance system and a cellphone jamming device....
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Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity
NEW YORK (AP) -- The politically connected former CEO of a prominent city charity admitted Wednesday he helped steal more than $9 million from the organization in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions....
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UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council says it is gravely concerned at reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, which caused deaths and injuries, and is calling for an investigation....
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Medal of Honor nominee recounts deadly attack
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- For U.S. Army Sergeant Kyle White, the firefight began without warning....
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Miss. governor signs mid-pregnancy abortion ban
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a bill to ban abortion starting at the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy....
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Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning....
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Connecticut man charged in Yale hoax threat
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man has been charged with making a call during the November Thanksgiving holidays in which he falsely claimed an armed man was on the way to shoot up Yale University, police said Wednesday....
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Jailers say the found loaded weapon inside inmate
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) -- Police in Tennessee say a 19-year-old woman smuggled a loaded gun into a jail after a cavity search revealed she had been hiding the weapon in her crotch....
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Soldier accused of killing unarmed teens in Iraq
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee, leveled his rifle and killed them anyway, a prosecutor said Wednesday as a preliminary hearing opened in the soldier's case....
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Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once....
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US court revives European suit vs. R.J. Reynolds
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit by the European Union alleging that U.S. tobacco company R.J. Reynolds sponsored cigarette smuggling in Europe....
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