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North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio
WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) -- An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children....
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Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday....
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Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) -- A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd spend "the rest of his life" in jail unless he cooperates....
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Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale....
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Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday....
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Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets....
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Ohio mother held dead baby while talking to police
CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities believe that a woman was holding her dead baby as she spoke to unwitting police and paramedics hours before she killed herself by running in front of a tractor-trailer on a busy interstate....
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Display of gruesome photos opens Arias retrial
PHOENIX (AP) -- Jurors at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias saw a series of gruesome photos that showed her ex-boyfriend's dead body crammed into a shower at his house - his throat slit....
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Vermont man guilty of luring, killing teacher
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- A part-time snowplow driver was convicted Wednesday of luring a prep-school teacher out of her Vermont home under the guise of a broken down car, then killed her....
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Wanted sex offender was hiding in homemade fort
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender wanted on charges he molested a 3-year-old girl in West Virginia has been found hiding in a homemade fort in the Pennsylvania woods....
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Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants
DENVER (AP) -- Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions....
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Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) -- Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks....
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Transit agency weighs court bout vs. mobster's kin
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Transit is considering whether to continue to fighting a mobster's family over a land deal....
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Dec. 15 trial set for 2 in Amish girls kidnapping
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A December trial date has been set for the couple charged with kidnapping two Amish girls from a roadside produce stand last summer in northern New York....
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Family of slain teacher marks 1 year since death
ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) -- The family of a slain Massachusetts school teacher has issued a statement one year after her death saying "each day is more difficult than the last."...
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