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Crystal CEO contests subpoena in sweetener lawsuit
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Lawyers for the corn syrup industry said Wednesday that American Crystal Sugar Co. CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a federal lawsuit filed by refined sugar manufacturers because his company isn't directly involved in the case and he can be more forthcoming than other industry executives....
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Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former Utah airline pilot has been sentenced to just over two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old fellow passenger girl when he was off-duty on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City....
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Key witness takes stand in ex-governor's trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The government's key witness is testifying in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell....
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Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee....
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Prosecutors' key witness takes stand at corruption trial for former Virginia governor, wife....
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2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana....
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Settlements in 4 New York wrong-way crash lawsuits
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A lawyer says settlements have been reached in four lawsuits stemming from a wrong-way minivan crash that killed eight people on a New York parkway....
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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona....
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'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man prosecutors accuse of heading a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a new charge of racketeering....
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Judge orders evidence preserved in Skakel case
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut judge ordered prosecutors Wednesday to preserve all evidence as Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel awaits a new trial in his murder case....
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Massachusetts governor signs abortion clinic bill
BOSTON (AP) -- Police now have increased authority to break up crowds gathering around Massachusetts abortion clinic entrances under a bill the governor signed on Wednesday....
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Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly
MOSCOW (AP) -- U.S. and European sanctions against Russia's energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless Moscow persuades the West to repeal them by withdrawing support for Ukrainian insurgents....
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Detective acquitted in Maryland road-rage shooting
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland....
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Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A drone carrying cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a South Carolina maximum-security prison never made it inside the 12-foot-high razor wire fence, and authorities said Wednesday they are looking for one of two people accused in connection with trying to sneak it in....
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Minnesota archbishop won't resign amid criticism
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests....
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