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50 Cent says expenses $108,000 a month; $72,000 for mansion
HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) -- Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening....
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Court: $41M award might discourage school trips abroad
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York federal appeals court asked the Connecticut Supreme Court on Monday to help it decide the validity of a $41.5 million jury award to the family of a student injured on a trip to China, saying such a stiff penalty might discourage educational trips....
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Putnam County man gets prison for 2013 rape
CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) -- A Putnam County man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a woman while her 5-year-old son was in another room....
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New York attorney general to investigate woman's jail death
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- The state's top prosecutor said Monday that he will investigate the jail cell death of a mother of eight who waited two days for arraignment on a shoplifting arrest....
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Woman accused of hiring hit man to kill ex gets probation
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A woman charged with hiring a hit man to kill her ex-husband during a bitter child custody dispute was sentenced Monday to five years of probation in a plea deal....
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Police: Tourist from Texas took loaded guns to 9/11 memorial
NEW YORK (AP) -- A tourist from Texas was arrested over the weekend on charges she was packing two loaded handguns at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, authorities said Monday....
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Retrial in case of missing boy Etan Patz set for next year
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge on Monday scheduled the retrial of a suspect in the 1979 kidnapping and slaying of Etan Patz for early next year....
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NY school problems highlight debate over outside 'receivers'
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The clock is ticking for leaders of New York's most chronically underperforming public schools, who under a new state law must quickly begin to turn things around or lose control to an outsider - a tactic that has produced mixed results elsewhere....
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Judge: Durst doesn't get handwriting comparisons
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A judge in New Orleans says prosecutors don't have to give real estate heir Robert Durst a series of six handwriting comparisons involved in the California murder case against him....
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Suspect in custody in fatal Massachusetts shooting
PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Massachusetts prosecutors are seeking the return of a teen suspected in a fatal shooting in Pittsfield....
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