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Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can....
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Woman who drank toxic tea hopes restaurants reform
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman who nearly died after unknowingly drinking iced tea mixed with chemicals spoke publicly for the first time on Friday, describing the incident that she hopes is a wake-up call for restaurants....
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Former Wisconsin deputy charged in double homicide
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Prosecutors on Friday charged a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease with shooting his wife and sister-in-law to death earlier this month....
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Final arguments unfold at ex-governor's trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took bribes and used their political muscle to promote a sketchy nutritional supplement because they were in deeply in debt and couldn't refuse the more than $165,000 in loans and gifts, including designer dresses and a Rolex watch, prosecutors said Friday....
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Leader of Bakken drug ring gets 20 years prison
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced the leader of an interstate drug ring to 20 years in prison Friday for his role in a major trafficking operation that stretched from western Washington to the Bakken oil fields of the Northern Plains....
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Washington judge upholds local pot business bans
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A judge says cities in Washington state can ban licensed marijuana businesses, even if they're allowed under state law....
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Manatees may lose endangered species status
MIAMI (AP) -- As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles....
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Suriname leader's son pleads guilty to US charge
NEW YORK (AP) -- The son of the president of Suriname pleaded guilty on Friday to U.S. charges he sought to offer a home base in his South American country to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah....
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California mentally ill inmates get special units
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State corrections officials agreed Friday to shift mentally ill inmates into separate specialized housing that offer them more treatment instead of placing them in the same isolation units used for other inmates, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners....
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Constitution sets sail for last time for 3 years
BOSTON (AP) -- The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has set its sails for the last time before it heads to dry dock for a three-year repair project....
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Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" - the German equivalent of "cheers."...
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Reputed gangster pleads guilty in kidnapping plot
A South Carolina woman who authorities say is a gang member known as "Lady Jamaica" has admitted lying to federal agents during their investigation of the kidnapping of a North Carolina prosecutor's father....
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Former FBI director grateful for care after crash
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Former FBI Director Louis Freeh said Friday he was grateful for the care and support he has received since he was injured this week in a Vermont car crash....
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Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died....
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NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
NEW YORK (AP) -- A plan for a luxury skyscraper with a so-called "poor door" is changing to extend more of a welcome to residents of its cluster of affordable apartments, officials and the developers said Friday....
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