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Chief: Denver officers told teens to get out of stolen car before shooting, killing driver

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:19am
Police told teens several times to get out of a stolen car before opening fire and killing the 17-year-old girl behind the wheel as she drove at one of the officers, Denver's police chief said.
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Ohio officials say cages not secure at site that housed tigers, may fight order to return them

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:02am
Ohio officials who seized six tigers and five other exotic animals from an animal sanctuary near Toledo say they have serious concerns about returning them despite a judge's order to do so.
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Scouts' dishonor: Pennsylvania troop leader charged with stealing $10K from Cub, Girl Scouts

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:01am
According to authorities, this scoutmaster might deserve a demerit badge.
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Police find dismembered body inside suitcase abandoned in San Francisco, more remains nearby

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:35am
San Francisco police found a dismembered body when they opened a suitcase abandoned on a downtown street and then made another gruesome discovery when they uncovered more body parts nearby.
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Comcast says sorry for changing customer’s name to ‘A—hole Brown’

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:26am
Comcast, the mammoth U.S. cable company, was forced to issue an apology Wednesday after someone at the company changed a customer's name on a bill from Ricardo to "A—hole."
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From hunter to hunted: The rise and fall of famed treasure sleuth Tommy Thompson

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:50am
One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild.
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Signed contracts to buy homes slide 3.7 percent in December, despite lower mortgage rates

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:20am
Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December, a sign that low mortgage rates have yet to coax more buyers into the market.
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Arson not suspected after blaze tears through San Francisco building, killing 1 and hurting 6

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 9:19am
Police say it doesn't appear foul play or arson are to blame for a massive fire that killed a man and injured six others as it ripped through a building in San Francisco's Mission District.
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Official in rural Virginia calls black reporter 'boy' at public meeting, later apologizes

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:49am
A county official in rural Virginia referred to a black newspaper reporter as "boy" during a public meeting, and he is now apologizing and calling the remark an error.
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Stock market heads higher in early trading; McDonald's stock surges after CEO steps down

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:48am
The U.S. stock market is opening slightly higher as investors digest a mix of corporate and economic news.
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Deadly Maryland mansion fire was fueled by Christmas tree, authorities say

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:00am
An electrical fire that spread to a 15-foot Christmas tree prompted a blaze that reduced a 16,000-square-foot riverfront mansion near Maryland's capital to ruins, killing a couple and four of their young grandchildren, investigators said Wednesday.
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Irish police officer shot while on vacation in New Orleans

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:00am
An Irish police officer on vacation in New Orleans was shot by an armed robber, one of the latest victims in a string of shootings that have put the city on edge as it gets ready to kick off Carnival festivities.
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Pennsylvania candy maker creates deflated chocolate football

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:00am
A Pennsylvania candy maker got some kicks out of a deflated chocolate football it made as it poked fun at the New England Patriots' "Deflategate" scandal.
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Las Vegas White Castle forced to close to restock after grand opening

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:00am
A newly-opened White Castle restaurant on the Las Vegas strip was forced to close for more than two hours after its grand opening to restock.
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Area for public to view Hawaii lava to close to prepare to reopen trash transfer station

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 11:07pm
The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county.
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Police say teen shot at Texas police station had lunged at officer with knife, Taser was used

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:49pm
A teenager fatally shot in an East Texas police station lobby was killed after she lunged at an officer with a butcher knife and a Taser failed to stop her, police said Wednesday Longview Police Chief Don Dingler and spokeswoman Kristie Brian provided new details about last week's shooting of 17-year-old Kristiana Coignard and released video that shows the incident, including the girl scuffling with an officer shortly before he and another officer fire multiple shots at her.
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Federal prosecutors oppose 3rd request by defense to move Boston Marathon bombing trial

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 9:47pm
Prosecutors are opposing a new request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to move his trial.
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Officials confirm first sighting of Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite in nearly 100 years

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 6:01pm
The first confirmed sighting of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite National Park in nearly a century has been confirmed by park officials.
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Pentagon Unveils Program to Help Build 6th Generation Fighter

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:41pm
The Pentagon is poised to unveil a new collaborative research program in the upcoming 2016 defense budget submission.
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Judge orders state to return tigers, lion hours after they're seized at Ohio animal sanctuary

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 5:16pm
A judge ordered the state to return a dozen exotic animals — including several tigers and a lion — to their owner on Wednesday, just hours after they were taken from an animal sanctuary near Toledo.
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