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WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and an adjacent transit center has been arrested on fraud charges....
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Damaged Delaware bridge on I-495 partially reopens
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- Delaware transportation officials on Thursday partially reopened a bridge on a key East Coast interstate that was closed in early June because several supporting columns were tilting....
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Witnesses: No security-camera videos show blast
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The FBI capped off its attempt to persuade a federal judge that it is not hiding unreleased surveillance videos from the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing by bringing witnesses Thursday who testified that there have never been any security-camera videos of the bomb going off....
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Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said....
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1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation....
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Shell, Alaska Natives to share in offshore profits
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska Native regional corporation and six Native Village corporations signed an agreement with a Shell Oil subsidiary Thursday that aims to share the profits from offshore drilling off Alaska's northwest coast....
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Fla. man guilty of throwing baby from car window
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida man was convicted of murder Thursday for tossing a 3-month-old boy out a moving car window along an interstate, killing the infant instantly....
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Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve an independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed merger with two larger institutions....
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Top UN aid official urges daily `pauses' in Gaza
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. humanitarian chief called Thursday for daily "humanitarian pauses" until a long-term cease-fire is reached between Israel and Hamas in order to deliver relief to hundreds of thousands in need in Gaza, rescue the injured and give civilians a reprieve from the war....
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APNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules
DENVER (AP) -- Recreational pot brownies in Colorado are about to get weaker. Or at least, easier to break up into manageable doses....
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Sudan woman arrives in US, faced death over faith
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, which was later overturned, arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter."...
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Man pleads guilty in deaths of girls, fiancee
OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) -- A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road in 2008, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, pleaded guilty in both cases Thursday....
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Fla. boy, 12, arrested in homeless man's killing
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A 12-year-old Florida boy was under arrest Thursday and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head during a "horrific event," police said....
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Saint's remains return to Hawaii permanently
HONOLULU (AP) -- The remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii....
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American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'
SEATTLE (AP) -- The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating....
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