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"Do you believe they're still alive? I know the chances aren't good. ... No one in his class has been rescued." - Lee Mi-shim, a 48-year-old mother of a missing student, as 270 people are missing two days after a ferry sank off South Korea....
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Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings
GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more....
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Views differ of imam accused in terror case
NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor and as a reasonable man who helped authorities in England keep people calm by his defense attorney....
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Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off
BOSTON (AP) -- Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the most gripping manhunts the nation has ever seen....
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Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion
WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."...
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US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture ever, a prosecutor said Thursday....
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Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife
DENVER (AP) -- A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday....
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911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday, other witnesses described explosions after the fiery wreck that left 10 people dead....
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California cross-border airport clears key hurdle
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it has reached agreement with an investor group to clear the way for construction of the nation's first cross-border airport terminal connecting San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico....
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Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you terrorist."...
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Woman, teenager found dead in Lake Erie; 2 missing
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing and sent pictures to relatives....
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Crews find suspected area of radiation leak
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being stored....
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Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead
NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge on Thursday declined to toss out decade-old lawsuits that accuse IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. of supporting apartheid by letting their subsidiaries sell computers and cars to the South African government....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 1/2 years
CHICAGO (AP) -- An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison....
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