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Oversight official: Prison food problems are real
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The director of a state prisons oversight committee says there appears to be legitimate concerns about the job a private vendor is doing feeding Ohio inmates....
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46 charges for man accused in wild car-theft chase
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver has been charged with a list of felonies, including aggravated robbery and assault....
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Crystal CEO contests subpoena in sweetener lawsuit
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Lawyers for the corn syrup industry say American Crystal Sugar CEO David Berg would be a good witness in a lawsuit filed by sugar groups because he's not involved in litigation....
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Judge tosses lawsuit over federal refuge closures
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed the state's lawsuit over the closure of national wildlife refuges during the partial federal government shutdown last year....
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Suspect in Las Vegas crime spree describes mayhem
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A woman accused in a Las Vegas crime spree described to police how she stabbed a woman with a screwdriver during a violent string of mayhem that ended in the death of her partner and a homeowner....
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Jurors told salmonella trial may exceed 2 months
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- The trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak linked to a Georgia peanut plant could keep jurors tied up at least two months....
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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions
DALLAS (AP) -- Law school graduates taking the bar exam in multiple states experienced delays when they tried to submit their answers on the test's first day. The Florida-based testing software provider blamed a processing issue and said it had been fixed as of Wednesday morning....
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Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- The head of the Pennsylvania State Police says he hopes the U.S. Justice Department will withdraw a lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminates against women....
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Kennedy cousin Skakel: Spending time with family
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel said Wednesday he's spending as much time as he can with family as he awaits a new trial in his murder case....
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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, robbing them of large sums of cash and drugs for years, federal authorities charged in an indictment unsealed Wednesday....
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Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts....
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Kidnapping defendant: Dad asked her to take child
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her half-sister's newborn in Wisconsin and abandoning him in Iowa says she took the 4-day-old at the father's request....
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Teen charged in teacher killing challenges law
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult....
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3 people killed, 3 deputies wounded in shootout
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Three people were killed and three deputies injured in a shootout after a domestic dispute at a mobile home park Wednesday, law enforcement officials said....
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NY judge rejects stop-frisk police union claims
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge has rejected efforts by police unions to overturn a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory....
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