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Jury delivers verdict in salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A seven-week trial ended Friday with a federal jury convicting three people in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths....
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Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records....
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Family of CIA contractor slain in Benghazi may sue
BOSTON (AP) -- The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012....
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Police: Man impersonated retired cop for decades
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- Police in Washington state have arrested a funeral home worker they say pretended to be a retired officer for two decades and recently intervened in fight....
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Hearing set for man accused of starting huge fire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of a massive Northern California wildfire that has forced some 2,800 to evacuate and likely burned homes, while a man accused of deliberately starting the blaze was set to appear in court....
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Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief....
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Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April....
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Broken rail blamed for 2012 Ohio train derailment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A broken rail was cited as the "probable cause" of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio's capital, according to federal investigators....
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Utah doctor gets up to life in wife's murder
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah doctor found guilty of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession will serve 17 years to life in prison, a state judge decided Friday....
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Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian lawyer pleaded guilty on Friday to lesser charges in the 1998 plot to bomb U.S. embassies in Africa as part of a deal that would greatly reduce his sentence....
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Police: Airport lockdown followed drug shooting
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- An attempted drug transaction was behind a shooting that led to a three-hour lockdown of the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Friday....
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Dog branded with profanity gets cosmetic surgery
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A young dog that was found branded with a profane word has undergone cosmetic surgery in Kentucky to mask part of the word that was chemically burned into her....
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Welding company in fatal Boston fire faces fines
BOSTON (AP) -- The owners of a welding company blamed for a fire that killed two Boston firefighters are facing fines of up to $58,000 after federal workplace safety regulars concluded the firm didn't follow proper precautions....
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Search resumes for Texas deputy missing in flood
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy resumed Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings....
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Report faults Amherst and UMass for party problems
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst's police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds....
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