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Chicago police arrest man in 11-year-old's death
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago police say they've arrested a man in the slaying of an 11-year-old girl who was struck in the head by a stray bullet while at a sleepover last week....
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Questions surround DC gun arrest of poultry exec
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are questions this morning about the arrest of a South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive who allegedly tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a handgun in his bag....
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AP reporter's account of Arizona execution
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- Joseph Rudolph Wood looked around the death chamber and glanced at the people making preparation for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms....
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Deliberations in Ventura trial enter Day 3
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A jury in St. Paul has reconvened for a third day to deliberate whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir....
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Injuries reported as possible tornado hits Va.
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Virginia emergency management officials say numerous injuries are being reported following a possible tornado at a campground at Virginia's Eastern Shore....
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Slow North Dakota city fire alert raises concern
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A more efficient system must be established to alert residents of danger in North Dakota's booming oil patch, an emergency manager and residents said, after authorities failed to alert the public for more than six hours when a facility storing toxic chemicals exploded....
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Porch shooter was surprised by firing of gun
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch told police that he didn't know there was a round in the shotgun....
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Mother, daughter die after Philly food truck blast
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a mother and daughter have died of injuries they suffered when a food truck exploded in Philadelphia earlier this month....
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How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry
Since the start of the year, executions in Ohio, Oklahoma and Arizona have gone awry, with inmates gasping for breath as lethal drugs coursed through their bodies. The Associated Press had witnesses at the executions of the three inmates. A look at how each unfolded:...
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Outcry saves rare redwood from chopping block
COTATI, Calif. (AP) -- A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks....
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Family: Teen pilot who crashed in ocean knew risks
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- Haris Suleman knew that flying around the world carried risks. But like adventurers before him, the 17-year-old pilot from Indiana also believed dreams aren't achieved without taking chances....
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Judge: Why wasn't child murder suspect in jail?
INKSTER, Mich. (AP) -- A judge says an ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroit should have been behind bars at the time....
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Midazolam is common thread in 3 lengthy executions
Arizona used a two-drug protocol for Wednesday's execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood, who had been sentenced to die for the 1989 deaths of a former girlfriend and her father....
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Suspected Nazi guard's death a blow to prosecutors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- German efforts to prosecute aging war criminals suffered a setback this week with the death of a retired Philadelphia toolmaker who had long been in the crosshairs of Nazi hunters....
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Ohio woman to be sentenced in slave labor case
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years faces 30 years to life in federal prison when she is sentenced Thursday....
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