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Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday....
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Record number of exonerations driven by Texas drug cases
HOUSTON (AP) -- The U.S. saw a record number of exonerations in 2014, and it was due in part to 33 cases in Texas in which individuals had their drug convictions dismissed after lab tests determined they never had illegal substances, a report released Tuesday shows....
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What you need to know about northeastern US snowstorm
The busy Northeast corridor was in line for a winter wallop that was predicted to bring up to 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the storm:...
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Boston JetBlue flight searched after threat; nothing found
BOSTON (AP) -- A JetBlue Airways plane returned to the gate before takeoff on Monday after an unspecified threat, but nothing hazardous was found, state police said....
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Gunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expected to survive, officials said....
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AP PHOTOS: A selection of Northeast snowstorm images
A storm predicted to be among the worst to hit the Northeast has dumped a few inches of snow from Philadelphia up to Boston and beyond, and much more is expected. States of emergency have been declared; airports, schools and city offices have closed; roadway travel bans have been issued; mass transit, by train and ferry, has shut down....
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Lawyer: Boy Scout files depict 'sordid' history of abuse
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in his opening statement at a civil trial in California....
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Deputy: Police kill man who fired at officers in Minnesota
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) -- A gunman opened fire inside a suburban Minneapolis city building Monday night, injuring two police officers before authorities returned fire and killed him, the county sheriff's department said....
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The latest on the Northeast snowstorm
MIDNIGHT...
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Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast US
NEW YORK (AP) -- Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force winds and 1 to 3 feet of snow that could paralyze the Northeast for days....
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Small plane reported down in Washington state's Hood Canal
SEABECK, Wash. (AP) -- The Coast Guard is searching an area of Washington's Hood Canal after what appears to be airplane debris was found floating on the water....
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Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car
DENVER (AP) -- Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl on Monday, recalling her bright smile and demanding answers about the deadly encounter....
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Couple charged after pet ferrets attack baby, chew off nose
DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area couple whose pet ferrets attacked their newborn daughter and chewed off parts of her face have been charged with child endangerment....
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Employers: Agreement made on key issue in port labor dispute
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday....
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People across the Northeast US prepare for fierce snowstorm
The monster snowstorm bearing down on the Northeast sent people scrambling Monday to gas up their cars, stock their refrigerators and charge their phones. Travelers rushed to get to their destinations before airports closed, rail service was suspended and roads were declared off-limits....
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Poll
How would you rate the planning for and reaction to the northeast storm?
  Overkill! Closings, and bans should happen on a need-be basis.
  Appropriate. Better safe than sorry!
 
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