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Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday....
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35 years after boy Etan Patz vanished, murder trial to open
NEW YORK (AP) -- Searching fervently for a missing 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz, police jotted a teenage shop worker's name among those of many people they met, never expecting the clerk would become their suspect more than three decades later....
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AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of how Patz's disappearan...
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LAPD criticized for event featuring ex-Mexican Mafia leader
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mistakes from the chief of police Thursday....
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Meet Ida May Fuller, recipient of 1st Social Security check
LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) -- Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 - the first Social Security payout....
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Oregon snowpack at record lows
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation....
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Sales call leads to rescue of beaten Oregon woman
LEBANON, Ore. (AP) -- A lucky sales call from a Las Vegas, Nevada, company led deputies to rescue a 33-year-old Oregon woman who was being beaten and strangled, a sheriff says....
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APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia....
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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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Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits
SEATTLE (AP) -- A former Idaho National Guard soldier who is also an official in the Washington city of Snoqualmie has been indicted on charges that he lied his way to a Purple Heart and more than $250,000 in government benefits....
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1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94
SEATTLE (AP) -- Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with lifting American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94....
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Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas man convicted of killing a 38-year-old woman nearly two decades ago while he was on parole for a triple slaying years earlier was executed Thursday evening....
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California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons on Thursday, more than a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges....
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Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia....
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John Kerry fined $50 for failing to shovel snow outside home
BOSTON (AP) -- John Kerry has many titles - secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president....
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