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Texas man accused of sending over 500 hoax white powder letters arrested

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 3:00am
Federal authorities said Monday that a North Texas man had been arrested and charged with sending over 500 letters containing a white powder to schools, government offices, day care centers, and other locations across the U.S. and around the world.
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Whale watching cruise boat caught by lobster trap rope on return to Boston, delayed for hours

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:06pm
Whale watchers are taking the long way back to Boston after their boat was snagged by a lobster trap rope.
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US says Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calls breach 'a very serious matter'

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:22pm
In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.
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Pair of strategic command satellites launched for US Air Force aboard Delta 4 rocket

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:49pm
A Delta 4 rocket has lifted off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying two satellites for the U.S. Air Force.
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Alabama man accused of setting ex-girlfriend on fire following argument

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:13pm
An Alabama man has been accused of dousing his ex-girlfriend in gasoline and lighting her on fire.
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Judge dismisses most serious charges against teen accused of plotting Minnesota school attack

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:34pm
A judge has dismissed the most serious charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota school.
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Chicago mayor tries to contain furor over red-light cameras and unexplained spike in tickets

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:38pm
Chicago city officials are scrambling to contain a controversy over the city's red light camera system, which may have issued thousands of tickets under questionable circumstances.
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Off track? British blogger sees world's ills in Thomas the Tank Engine

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:46pm
There's an insidious force barreling down the tracks toward children everywhere, threatening to turn toddlers into colonizing racists, according to a British blogger who is warning parents of the dangers of ... Thomas the Tank Engine.
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Report: Inmate escaped from jail by hoisting himself atop basketball hoop, pulling apart fence

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:20pm
A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.
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Q&A on case of Marine detained in Mexico

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:15pm
Here are some answers to questions frequently asked about the case, which will next be taken up in a Tijuana federal court on Aug. 4.
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Detectives examine video along Oregon highway for any sign of missing mother

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:13pm
The father of a missing Oregon mom, himself a former homicide investigator, told he is helping police piece together the final moments before his daughter vanished, and described his son-in-law as "solid as a rock."
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US stocks slip at midday on news of slowing home sales; Family Dollar jumps on merger news

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 12:15pm
U.S. stocks are slightly lower in midday trading after a report of sluggish sales in the housing market.
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Mother of New Hampshire teen who vanished denies pregnancy rumors

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:48am
The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.
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Arizona woman searching for good Samaritan who saved her from car crash

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:36am
An Arizona woman is searching for the good Samaritan she says helped save her life following a serious car accident in May.
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Partial building, roof collapses reported after possible tornado touches down north of Boston

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:34am
A powerful storm blew through Massachusetts on Monday, causing extensive building damage in Revere, a coastal city north of Boston.
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More than half of Boston homicides in past decade reportedly remain unsolved

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 11:05am
While overall Boston's murder rate has been dropping, more than half of the killings that occurred in the city during the past decade remain unsolved.
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Milwaukee sheriff warns against religious sites amid Middle East unrest

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:57am
The sheriff of Milwaukee County is asking citizens to be particularly vigilant about activities around local religious sites due to hostilities in the Middle East.
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W.Va. man arrested after 18-month-old girl found in hot car

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:58am
A Wheeling man faces charges that he left his 18-month-old daughter in a hot car while he was asleep on a couch.
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Surveillance is hampering journalists, report finds

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:44am
Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government is doing, two human rights groups say.
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2 questioned in search for carjackers following north Philly crashed that killed 3 children

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 9:24am
Investigators are talking to two people in the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children.
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