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US citizen accused of bribes extradited from Iraq
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries....
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Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said....
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NC attorney general won't defend gay marriage ban
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional....
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Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico....
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Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances....
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City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday....
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Suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a child was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a New York City smoke shop, officials said Monday....
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DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home....
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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia....
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Florida State law professor was killed in his car
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A neighbor found a Florida State University law professor bleeding from a gunshot to the head in the driver's seat of his car in his garage, and the window had been smashed, according to a 911 call released Monday....
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Friend: McBride slurring during phone call
DETROIT (AP) -- Davonta Bynes expected 19-year-old Renisha McBride to stop by his west side Detroit home late Nov. 1, 2013, for a small get-together....
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Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine
SACO, Maine (AP) -- A suicidal maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun before killing himself over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, investigators said Monday....
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Witnesses: Thunderstorm hit beach without warning
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, producing lightning that injured or rattled more than a dozen people and left a 21-year-old man dead....
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Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story
VILLA PARK, Ill. (AP) -- In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have made clear Caldwell is paid every two weeks, so the paycheck reflects 80 hours of work....
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Former Va. governor's corruption trial begins
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife began Monday in federal court with jury selection....
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