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Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
NEW YORK (AP) -- A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday....
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UN presses for Mali peace talks starting Aug. 17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations Security Council is welcoming agreement on a roadmap for negotiations between the Malian government and Tuareg separatists. And the council is calling on both sides to engage in follow-up peace talks starting Aug. 17....
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FBI: Man sent hundreds of hoax letters with powder
DALLAS (AP) -- A North Texas man accused of sending more than 500 hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, government offices, day care centers and other locations in the U.S. and around the world was arrested Monday, federal authorities announced....
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Jury chosen in former Va. gov's corruption trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A jury has been selected for the corruption trial of a former Virginia governor and his wife....
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Alabama man accused of lighting ex on fire
MIDFIELD, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama man has been accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire....
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De Blasio vows to improve NYPD-community relations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio, facing his first significant test in trying to improve relations between police and minority communities, said Monday that he believes the troubles stem from racial tension that defined his predecessor's 12 years in office....
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Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway....
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Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say
SACO, Maine (AP) -- A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, 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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Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close....
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UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions....
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Cuomo defends handling of corruption panel
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday defended his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work....
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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South....
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Judge tosses most serious charges in foiled plot
WASECA, Minn. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school....
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Jury in Ventura case to return Tuesday
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jurors in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle have gone home for the night but will return Tuesday....
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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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