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Family of slain informant wins judgment over death
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The Kentucky Supreme Court has reinstated a damage award to the family of a teenage informant killed while working for police, but lowered the amount the state must pay....
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Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier
SEATTLE (AP) -- The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice and rocks....
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Judge: Torture anime not OK at kidnap-rape trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has declined to allow Philadelphia prosecutors to introduce evidence that a woman charged with abducting and raping a kindergartner had viewed online cartoons depicting sexual torture....
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Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) -- A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there....
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Of 163 arrests since shooting, 7 from Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Unrest in Ferguson since Michael Brown's death has resulted in 163 arrests in the area where protesters have gathered nightly, and although the majority of those arrested are Missourians just seven live in the St. Louis suburb where the shooting occurred, authorities said Thursday....
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Connecticut toddler's death in hot car a homicide
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The death of a 15-month-old Connecticut boy who was left in a hot car in July has been ruled a homicide....
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St. Louis police release video of shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis police chief has released 911 audio, surveillance video and cellphone video of the fatal shooting of a knife-wielding man, acknowledging that tensions in nearby Ferguson have created a need for greater transparency on officer-involved shootings....
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Russian student worker missing at Grand Teton
MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) -- Authorities searched Thursday for a Russian college student reported missing after failing to turn up at his summer job in Grand Teton National Park....
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Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group's funding of embryonic stem cell research is "in direct conflict with Catholic teaching."...
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Ex-Virginia governor talks about troubled marriage
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Jurors saw a forlorn email former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, telling her she was his "soulmate."...
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Ecologists team up to buy Texas bayside ranch
HOUSTON (AP) -- A sprawling private ranch in southeast Texas will be converted into a state park with the assistance of a fund created in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation announced Thursday....
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Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of helping her husband dump their teenage baby sitter's body in the woods after a night of sex and drugs has been sentenced to prison for up to five years....
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USS Saratoga carrier heads off to be scrapped
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- The decommissioned aircraft carrier USS Saratoga has left its port in Rhode Island for its final journey to Texas, where it will be scrapped....
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Man charged with leaving 3 kids in car outside bar
OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Police say a Florida man is accused of leaving his three children in a car for hours outside a bar while he got drunk inside....
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Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie
CHICAGO (AP) -- Hostess Brands plans to close the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented in 1930, cutting 400 jobs and shuttering a piece of American baking history....
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