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Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trial
NEW YORK (AP) -- A suspect with a low IQ understood his rights when he told investigators two years ago that he choked a 6-year-old boy to death in 1979, a judge ruled Monday, allowing prosecutors to use the confession that appears to be their key evidence in a notorious missing children's case....
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Japanese man gets back boat lost in 2011 tsunami
HONOLULU (AP) -- A Japanese man has been reunited with a small boat that got swept away in the deadly 2011 tsunami and found three years later on a small atoll about 800 miles southwest of Hawaii....
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Not guilty plea for man in Indiana teen's death
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An ex-convict charged with killing a 15-year-old girl whose badly burned body was found in an Indianapolis backyard made his initial court appearance Monday before a gallery filled with the teen's relatives and friends....
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Mural of officer killed by Abu-Jamal dedicated
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials in Philadelphia have unveiled a mural dedicated to the police officer fatally shot by Mumia Abu-Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL') nearly 33 years ago....
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U.Va. frat leader sickened by rape allegation
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- A fraternity leader at the University of Virginia said Monday that a female student's account of being gang-raped by seven men during a party made him "sick to my stomach."...
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University president quits amid rape remark furor
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania university says its president has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made about women and sexual assault....
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Man with rifle, ammo at White House pleads guilty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Iowa man arrested who had a hunting rifle, ammunition and a knife in his car near the White House has pleaded guilty....
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Police: 'Kidnap' victim really was escaped convict
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a New Jersey man who claimed he was robbed at gunpoint, kidnapped and held against his will for three days actually had escaped from a halfway house....
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Police shooting in housing project ruled homicide
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York City medical examiner ruled Monday that the police killing of an unarmed man in a dark public housing stairwell was a homicide, and politicians planned to meet with prosecutors later in the day to discuss the findings....
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Student held after Fort Sam Houston lockdown
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A college student has been detained after driving onto Fort Sam Houston over the weekend, causing a nearly four-hour lockdown....
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Ferguson officer who shot Michael Brown marries
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, setting off weeks of ongoing protests, has gotten married....
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Police: Video of officer shooting boy is 'clear'
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland police say an officer was less than 10 feet away when he fatally shot a 12-year-old boy who had what turned out to be a replica gun....
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Suspect in 5 Kansas City deaths pleads not guilty
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing five people in a Kansas City, Missouri, neighborhood has pleaded not guilty to all charges he faces, including five counts of first-degree murder....
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College buys $219K Chinese conference table
UNION, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey lawmaker is calling for a review of a state university's purchase of a $219,000 custom-built conference table from a company in China, where it has a campus it hopes to expand....
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Church members each get $500 to do good for world
CHICAGO (AP) -- On a very memorable Sunday, Pastor Laura Truax surprised her congregation with a bold announcement: She was about to hand out money to everyone....
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