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Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man serving life in prison for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater....
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Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody....
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Large fire burns, releases chemicals in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, sending a large plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals....
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Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday....
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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday....
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Relatives of Utah family seeking answers in deaths
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in their home of mysterious causes over the weekend said Tuesday they are looking for answers that could give them closure....
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Judge allows video of theater shooting trial
DENVER (AP) -- News organizations will be allowed to broadcast the Colorado theater shooting trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom, but they won't be allowed to have their own cameras in court, the judge said Tuesday....
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Jury convicts Colorado teen in newlywed slayings
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary....
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Administration urges rejection of Brewer's appeal
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Obama administration has urged a court to reject Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's appeal of a ruling that blocks the state from denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under a change ordered by the president....
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2 sue Jehovah's Witnesses congregation, say abused
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Two adult sisters filed suit Tuesday against a Jehovah's Witness congregation in Vermont, saying they were molested by a minister when they were minor children and the church did nothing to protect them....
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Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began - a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment....
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Man convicted in 1994 nicotine-poison death
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with nicotine in Southern California in 1994....
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Federal judge won't give Wyoming control of wolves
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from the state of Wyoming, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife service and pro-hunting groups to change last week's decision that reinstated federal protections for wolves in the state....
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Forensic link at center of missing student case
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday....
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Judge accepts plea in 1998 embassy bombings case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge on Tuesday accepted the guilty plea of an Egyptian lawyer in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, saying the government acted reasonably in reducing charges against him....
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