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Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities....
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US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror
NEW YORK (AP) -- The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will explain himself during the trial....
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Military shell prompted evacuation of hundreds
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) -- An old but still potentially explosive military shell that was found in an alley was safely destroyed early Thursday, ending an evacuation that emptied hundreds of homes and businesses in this Central California tourist town....
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Judge wants Detroit mayor to back bankruptcy plan
DETROIT (AP) -- Looking years ahead, the judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy said Thursday he wants assurances from the mayor and other elected leaders that they'll follow a final plan that likely cuts pensions, sheds debt and plows millions into better services....
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Woman, teenager found dead in Lake Erie; 2 missing
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives....
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Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife
DENVER (AP) -- A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday....
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Judge in gay marriage case asks pointed questions
DENVER (AP) -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions....
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Woman convicted in hammer beating speaks to jury
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Arizona woman convicted of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer is making a tearful plea for mercy to the jury deciding whether she should live or die for the crime....
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Old timey car to replace NYC horse carriages shown
NEW YORK (AP) -- An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented Thursday at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea....
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Korean Air A380 hits 2 light poles at LA airport
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Airbus A380 superjumbo jet hit two light poles while taxiing to its gate at Los Angeles International Airport with hundreds of passengers aboard....
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911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened....
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Superintendent: Kids victims in cheating scandal
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's state school superintendent called children the victims and adults the culprits in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school....
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Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 1/2 years
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former inmate Walter Unbehaun has gotten what he said he wanted when he robbed a suburban Chicago bank last year. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison....
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Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) -- Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road....
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Federal team investigating fatal Tenn. explosion
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others....
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