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Ex-US sailor who spied for Soviets dies in prison
BUTNER, N.C. (AP) -- A former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina....
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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M
DETROIT (AP) -- The purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks was $4.5 million, a lawyer said Friday, a day after the deal was confirmed by the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett....
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Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a freshly stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products....
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NH high court: New sentence hearings in killings
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Four men convicted of murder as teenagers should receive new sentencing hearings in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that mandatory life sentences for juvenile are unconstitutional, New Hampshire's Supreme Court ruled Friday....
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Crocodile that bit 2 swimmers dies during capture
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died....
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Air Force Academy on al-Qaida list of targets
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- An English-language al-Qaida publication that promotes "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks includes the Air Force Academy in Colorado on a list of possible terrorism targets....
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Victim's family feels sorry for girl who shot him
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The ex-wife of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl learning to use an Uzi said Friday that her family plans to write the child a letter to comfort her....
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Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran
BOSTON (AP) -- The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday....
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NYPD monitoring Britain terror precautions
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the city is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level....
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Correction: Synthetic Drug Overdoses story
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- In a story Aug. 28 about the sentencing of a man in a North Dakota drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Debbie Bjerk, whose son Christian Bjerk died after ingesting a synthetic drug. She said, "There are no human words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss," not "There are no healing words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss."...
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Marines deactivate decorated 'Walking Dead' unit
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."...
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Prosecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why did the McDonnells accept?...
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Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" - the German equivalent of "cheers."...
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Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly."...
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Family sues Georgia police after death in custody
ATLANTA (AP) -- The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said....
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