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Wanted sex offender was hiding in homemade fort
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a homemade fort in the Pennsylvania woods....
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Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A part-time snowplow driver has been found guilty of killing a prep-school teacher who was lured from her Vermont home with a ruse about a broken down car....
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Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants
DENVER (AP) -- Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions....
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Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) -- Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks....
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Transit agency weighs court bout vs. mobster's kin
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to fighting a mobster's family over a land deal....
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North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AP) -- An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children....
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Dec. 15 trial set for 2 in Amish girls kidnapping
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A December trial date has been set for the couple charged with kidnapping two Amish girls from a roadside produce stand last summer in northern New York....
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Family of slain teacher marks 1 year since death
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -- The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the last."...
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Central Pennsylvania fire kills scores of snakes
EAST BERLIN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say an early morning fire in a central Pennsylvania home that killed scores of snakes doesn't appear suspicious in origin....
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Students hand over video, photos of pumpkin chaos
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- The president of Keene State College says students are turning over video and photos of the mayhem that broke out during a family-friendly pumpkin festival over the weekend....
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Massachusetts fire victims identified as brothers
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- Police and relatives have identified the two young boys killed in a four-alarm fire at a Massachusetts apartment building...
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Site work starts for new Sandy Hook School
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Site work has begun for construction of the new Sandy Hook Elementary School replacing the building in Connecticut where 20 children and six staff members were fatally shot nearly two years ago....
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NKorea tries on the charm to avoid ICC referral
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- For an envoy of the North Korean government, which virtually bans the average citizen's contact with the outside world, Kim Ju Song looks breezily connected. A tablet computer is propped on his table in the United Nations' bustling delegates lounge. He hands out his name card with a Gmail address and mobile number and suggests a "coffee meeting to exchange views."...
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Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Wisconsin judge is expected to decide Wednesday whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial....
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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To what do you attribute the double-digit growth of "millennials" moving to or near downtown Buffalo?
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