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Los Angeles prosecutor sets up unit to investigate innocence
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A team of veteran Los Angeles County prosecutors will begin reviewing wrongful conviction claims from state prisoners who present new evidence of their innocence, the district attorney announced Monday....
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Chobani selected as Greek yogurt provider for school lunches
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Public schools across America will soon offer Greek yogurt as a meat substitute in school lunches beginning this fall....
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NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign....
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Trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed escapee
NEW YORK (AP) -- A state trooper had the law on his side when he shot unarmed prison escapee David Sweat, apparently in the back, as the convicted killer ran toward a forest near the Canadian border....
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Convicted killer thought fellow escapee was slowing him down
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said....
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Upstate New York school district settles anti-Semitism suit
PINE BUSH, N.Y. (AP) -- An upstate New York school district will pay $4.48 million and pass curriculum and training reforms to settle a lawsuit filed by five current and former Jewish students who claimed they were victims of anti-Semitism in the schools....
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Dangerous men, careful plans and a bold escape for the ages
NEW YORK (AP) -- It was dawn in the cellblocks of Dannemora, time for a round of bed checks on the convicted killers, rapists and other criminals held behind the stark 19th-century walls. Guards went along the lattice of light-green bars in A Block, where well-behaved prisoners are held....
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Pre-Civil War baseball team card going on the auction block
NEW YORK (AP) -- For decades, a circa 1860s Brooklyn Atlantics team baseball card was tucked away, first inside a secret drawer of a bedroom set and then between the pages of a photo album....
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Swedish woman gets $18M in sex harassment suit against boss
NEW YORK (AP) -- A young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury Monday....
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Brooklyn marine terminal is reactivated as shipping hub
NEW YORK (AP) -- City, state and federal officials say a New York City marine terminal is reopening as a shipping hub....
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