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Maine man's ashes being launched into space
AUBURN, Maine (AP) -- The ashes of a Maine man that have been scattered all over the world by strangers who connected with his mother on social media are now being launched into space....
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New trial denied in Newark schoolyard slayings
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A judge has rejected an attempt by a man to overturn his conviction of killing three friends in a Newark, New Jersey, schoolyard....
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Man leads police to pregnant girlfriend's body
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Officials say a central Ohio man beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman's body days later....
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Boy killed in collision with LA ice cream truck
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say a 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver....
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10 Things to Know for Today
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USDA brings indoor plumbing to Alaska village
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A remote Alaska Native village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide that will receive upgrades to rural water and wastewater systems with $352 million in grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture....
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Denver teens' travel stirs terror appeal concerns
DENVER (AP) -- The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday....
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PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal....
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Police track Indiana slaying suspect's movements
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) -- Investigators are using the cellphone records of an Indiana man already charged in the slayings of two women to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked to check on the status of bodies he'd previously stashed after a fresh kill, authorities said....
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Postal workers appeal to Harvard president
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -- The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board....
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Chicago jail escapee sentenced to 36 years
CHICAGO (AP) -- A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center has been sentenced to 36 years in prison....
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AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence....
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Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles
DETROIT (AP) -- The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website....
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GOP Sen. Collins, Democrat Bellows debate in Maine
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows are clashing over issues like universal health care, the best way to fight Ebola and the best way to boost the economy....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
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