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Report on whistleblower is inconclusive
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Energy's inspector general on Monday said it could not determine if a whistleblower on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation was fired for raising safety concerns because two contractors failed to provide all the documents needed in the investigation....
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Search shifts after ambush suspect likely spotted
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses....
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Man charged with killing Saudi college student
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) -- A Long Beach man was charged Monday with killing a Saudi Arabian college student whose body was found along a Southern California desert freeway, nearly 150 miles from his home....
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Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years....
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Leaking North Dakota oil well contained
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- North Dakota oil regulators say a well that leaked oil, gas and brine for more than two days has been brought under control....
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Man in shooting spree says officers are bad shots
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship, according to papers filed in court....
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Casino resisting Donald Trump's bid to remove name
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A casino company that agreed to Donald Trump's demand to remove his name from its now-closed Trump Plaza is refusing to strip the name from its lone remaining casino, the struggling Trump Taj Mahal....
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Trial begins over Navy silencer contract
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday....
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A year later, cleanup still going for ND oil spill
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- One year after a pipeline rupture flooded a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota with more than 20,000 barrels of crude, Tesoro Corp. is still working around the clock cleaning up the oil spill - one of the largest to happen onshore in U.S. history....
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Ex-Boston funeral director held on $50,000 bail
BOSTON (AP) -- A former Boston funeral director charged with improperly storing bodies and stealing thousands of dollars in funeral pre-payments has been ordered held on $50,000 bail....
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Owner pleads guilty in Vegas puppy store fire case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A 35-year-old former Las Vegas pet shop owner pleaded guilty Monday to felony charges that could get her up to 24 years in state prison for setting fire to the business before 27 puppies and dogs were rescued earlier this year, a court official said....
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Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in 1 death
HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) -- A man suspected in the deaths of seven women in northwestern Indiana has been charged in one of the slayings....
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Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005....
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Man pleads not guilty in Louisiana stripper death
GRETNA, La. (AP) -- A 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter....
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3-year-old NY girl's beating death ruled homicide
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 5-year-old brother of a 3-year-old New York City girl police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather over the weekend has given detectives a detailed account of the assault, telling investigators the beating was prompted after the girl soiled her diaper, authorities said Monday....
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