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Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ago....
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Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80....
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Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty....
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Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls
FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) -- A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday....
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Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86
DETROIT (AP) -- Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional....
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Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen dies at 75
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who abducted women and hunted them down in the Alaska wilderness in the 1970s as Anchorage boomed with construction of the trans-Alaska oil pipeline, died Thursday. He was 75....
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Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The death of a 15-month-old boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide, the office of the state medical examiner said Thursday....
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Europe, US mull UN resolution on Gaza truce
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With Egyptian efforts to end the Gaza war collapsing, the United States, Britain, France and Germany are discussing a possible Security Council resolution calling for a sustainable cease-fire and an international monitoring mission to ensure its implementation, U.N. diplomats said Thursday....
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Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) -- Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park....
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No bail for woman in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY
FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) -- A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday....
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Lawyer: Utah restaurant had other chemical burn
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The attorney for a woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking tea laced with a chemical cleaning compound at a Utah restaurant said Thursday an employee at the eatery burned herself a month earlier on the same substance....
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Officer in Wal-Mart shooting involved in 2010 case
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A police officer placed on leave after the fatal shooting of a man at a Wal-Mart store also was involved in a 2010 fatal shooting in which he was not indicted after evidence showed he acted in self-defense, authorities confirmed Thursday....
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Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said....
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