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Detectives say they followed reputed ex-mob boss
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Detectives with an FBI task force say they followed a reputed former Philadelphia mob boss in Florida as part of an unspecified investigation - not to catch him in a parole violation....
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7 hurt as car smashes into California restaurant
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) -- Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center....
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Disputed Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue smashed
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces....
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Woman guilty of pushing husband off cliff appeals
KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana woman is appealing her conviction for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him off a cliff in Glacier National Park last year....
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Flight 93 fire losses included photos, other items
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- An inventory of items lost from a fire at the Flight 93 National Memorial headquarters includes hundreds of original photographs and items found at the crash site that were linked to the passengers and crew....
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Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane....
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Cuomo's office tightly controls public records
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release....
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UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia, a move aimed at enforcing a ban on charcoal exports and cutting off a lucrative source of funding for the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab....
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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis....
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Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead....
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Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home....
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1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend....
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Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:...
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Washington city takes stock of tornado damage
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief....
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This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Oct. 26: Confederate ironclad sunk, fighting near Richmond, Virginia....
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