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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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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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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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JFK returns to old look in new collectors' coins
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- President John F. Kennedy is getting his old look back on new collectors' coins....
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NYC police investigate another apparent chokehold
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest....
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Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine faces at least 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday on fraud charges....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America....
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Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad daylight - but won't say if he was found inside the house or outside. They released a photo of a vehicle of interest, but wouldn't confirm exactly where the car was seen or even the make and model....
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Alaska tourist train halts runs after derailment
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A vintage rail company that hauls hundreds of thousands of tourists every year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush has suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that injured nine people....
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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 doctors as they made preparations for his execution, locating the proper veins and inserting two lines into his arms....
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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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Some lethal injection problems in US executions
Since Texas became the first state to use lethal injection as its execution method on Dec. 7, 1982, some problems have been reported during the process nationwide. Those include delays in finding suitable veins, needles becoming clogged or disengaged, and reactions from inmates who appeared to be under stress. Some examples:...
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Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours
PHOENIX (AP) -- A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S....
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Colorado gay marriage ban struck, appeal awaits
DENVER (AP) -- For years, gay rights activists in Colorado repeatedly said it would only be a matter of time before they would be allowed to marry....
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