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Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A drilling company says a worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico....
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Tribe rounds up and kills dogs after girl's death
PINE RIDGE, S.D. (AP) -- Oglala Sioux officials have rounded up and killed several dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after a pack of dogs attacked and killed an 8-year-old girl....
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93-year-old woman marks 75 years with same company
MOUNTAIN BROOK, Ala. (AP) -- Frances Moore was hired to help out for the holidays at an Alabama jewelry store in 1939 and she's still there....
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Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims....
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Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas and is in the hands of the FBI, the agency said Friday....
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Wrongly convicted woman declared innocent
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) -- A woman who spent 17 years in a California prison for a murder she didn't commit has been declared factually innocent....
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Agency: Schools helped Lanza's mom 'appease' him
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The school system unwittingly enabled Adam Lanza's mother to "accommodate and appease" him as he became more withdrawn socially, according to a state report issued Friday on the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School....
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Outfitter who maimed prey for clients sentenced
DENVER (AP) -- A western Colorado outfitter who captured and maimed mountain lions and bobcats to make hunting easier for clients has been sentenced to more than two years in prison....
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2nd man walks free after judge dismisses 1975 case
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A second man convicted nearly 40 years ago in a 1975 Cleveland slaying has walked out of jail a free man....
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Maine risks funding cut over food stamp policy
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional....
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Agency: Newtown shooter's mental health issues were accommodated, not appropriately treated....
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Publisher withdraws textbook up for Texas approval
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- One of the nation's largest publishers has withdrawn a high school government textbook up for approval in Texas amid criticism that state curriculums exaggerate Moses' influence on American democracy....
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Arrests after Ferguson protesters block traffic
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Three people face charges after another night of protests in Ferguson....
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Connecticut dad pleads not guilty in hot car death
DANBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut father charged with causing his 15-month-old son's death by leaving him in the car for hours on a hot July day has pleaded not guilty....
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As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads....
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