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Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say
SACO, Maine (AP) -- A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, investigators said Monday....
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Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close....
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UN condemns terrorist oil sales from Iraq, Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned any sale of oil from Syria or Iraq by terrorist groups and reminded all countries that buying the illegally obtained oil violates U.N. sanctions....
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Cuomo defends handling of corruption panel
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday defended his handling of an anti-corruption commission, dismissing reports that his administration interfered with its work....
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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South....
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Judge tosses most serious charges in foiled plot
WASECA, Minn. (AP) -- A judge has dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school....
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Jury in Ventura case to return Tuesday
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Jurors in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle have gone home for the night but will return Tuesday....
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Storms knock down US-Mexico fence in Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico....
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Furor engulfs Chicago's red-light camera system
CHICAGO (AP) -- Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration is scrambling to contain a furor over the city's red-light camera system, which may have ticketed thousands of motorists under questionable circumstances....
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FBI: Man sent hundreds of hoax letters with powder
DALLAS (AP) -- Federal authorities have arrested a Texas man accused of sending more than 500 hoax letters that contained a white powder to schools, U.S. government offices and other locations around the world....
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Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
SHINGLE SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday....
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US citizen accused of bribes extradited from Iraq
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries....
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Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said....
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NC attorney general won't defend gay marriage ban
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's attorney general says his office will no longer defend the state's voter-approved ban on same sex marriage in court after a federal appeals court ruled a similar prohibition in neighboring Virginia unconstitutional....
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City: Emails show 'cozy' ties of PG&E, regulator
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Top California regulators communicated often and enthusiastically with executives at Pacific Gas & Electric Co., even offering unsolicited advice on handling the media while they presided over a case to decide how much the utility should pay for a deadly explosion in a San Francisco Bay Area suburb, according to a trove of emails released Monday....
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