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Coroner: Death of Andrew Getty appears natural or accident
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The death at a Hollywood Hills home Tuesday of Andrew Getty, one of the heirs to the fortune of one of the wealthiest and best-known families in American history, was most likely from natural causes or an accident, authorities and family members said....
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Gary Dahl, creator of the Pet Rock, dies at 78
JACKSONVILLE, Ore. (AP) -- Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon....
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In Etan Patz case, defense focuses on the other suspect
NEW YORK (AP) -- An enigmatic figure looms over the trial of a man who confessed to killing Etan Patz: the former suspect who some still believe is behind the disappearance of the 6-year-old on May 25, 1979....
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Purported kidnappers want apology from California police
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Two major California newspapers say they've received emails from a person claiming responsibility for a woman's abduction, including one demanding that police apologize to the woman for calling it a hoax....
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Asian stocks lackluster as Japan, China data shows weakness
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were lackluster Wednesday as China's manufacturing remained weak in February and a Japanese central bank survey showed businesses are wary about the economic outlook...
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Police: Man, woman found dead after medical office shooting
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A man stormed into a medical office building in downtown Fresno and fatally shot the mother of his five children before he killed himself, police in central California said Tuesday....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Tuskegee Airman Leslie A. Williams dies in California at 95
PATTERSON, Calif. (AP) -- Leslie A. Williams, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen, which broke the military color barrier during World War II, has died in California. He was 95....
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Judge denies open records lawsuit against Haslam
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A tax attorney who sued for the release of records from Gov. Bill Haslam's administration related to a $350,000 analysis of business tax collections in Tennessee said Tuesday that he likely will appeal a judge's denial of his lawsuit....
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Husband, wife found dead in home, had been cut by chain saw
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- A husband and wife have been found cut by a chain saw and dead in a Philadelphia-area home....
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Disabled Canadian ship's crewmen jump to Coast Guard boats
BOSTON (AP) -- Nine crewmembers of a disabled Canadian charter schooner that looks like a pirate ship have jumped safely into Coast Guard lifeboats in rough seas off the New England coast....
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Congressman's son a defendant in fraternity-death lawsuits
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The son of U.S. Rep. John Carney, D-Del., is one of five defendants in two lawsuits seeking at least $50 million stemming from the death of a Clemson University fraternity pledge....
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Mom who blamed baby's death on toddler daughter gets prison
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An Alabama woman who blamed the death of her infant son on her toddler daughter has been sentenced in Pennsylvania to 15 to 30 years in prison....
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Audit: NY Sandy relief program paid millions for flawed work
NEW YORK (AP) -- A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday....
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Father of Washington school shooter arrested on gun charge
SEATTLE (AP) -- The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates and himself last fall was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge that he was barred from possessing the gun his son used in the shooting....
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