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Hatfields, McCoys make moonshine legally in southern W.Va.
GILBERT, W.Va. (AP) -- After generations of bootlegging, direct descendants of the Hatfields have teamed up with the McCoy name to produce legal moonshine in southern West Virginia with the state's blessing - the start of a new legacy for the families made famous for their 19th-century feud....
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Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals....
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Ala judges weighing whether to perform same-sex weddings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Fred Hamic is a marrying judge: He's performed about 1,000 weddings during seven years as Geneva County's probate judge and considers the ceremonies a highlight of his job....
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Pilots in helium-filled balloon land in Mexico after record-setting Pacific Ocean flight....
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Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with human remains, authorities said....
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5 boaters rescued from sailboat 200 miles off NC coast
MANTEO, N.C. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued five people from a sailboat after the boat's mast broke about 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina....
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Quotations in the News
"I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may well emerge as being better able to defeat the Democrat nominee." - Mitt Romney, who ended his roller-coaster return to presidential politics....
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Attorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim....
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NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob....
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City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012....
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Prison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison....
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Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S....
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Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio....
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Sheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night....
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Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Connecticut House and Senate on Friday voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake of the Newtown school shooting....
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