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Driver freed after vehicle crash into Stratosphere commits suicide at another Las Vegas hotel

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 6:08pm
The suicide of a 40-year-old man who was freed from jail after being accused of crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere casino raised questions about why he wasn't charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness.
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Navy: Deployed Sailors to Receive Hardship Duty Pay

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:57pm
The DoD and the Secretary of the Navy have approved a special provision granting hardship duty pay to sailors and marines who are deployed beyond 220 consecutive days.
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10 death row inmates challenge Tennessee law that could force them to die by electric chair

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:40pm
Ten death row inmates already challenging Tennessee's lethal injection protocol were permitted by a judge Thursday to amend their lawsuit to include objections to the use of the electric chair.
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Taped confession shows NYPD detectives hugging, comforting murder suspect in missing boy case

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:34pm
The man suspected of killing a 6-year-old boy in one of New York City's most notorious missing children's cases burst into tears during a videotaped confession as detectives hugged and comforted him.
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Some criminal suspects who used survivalist tactics in woods, hid from authorities

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:44pm
Investigators searching for the man suspected of killing a Pennsylvania trooper in an ambush outside a barracks in the Pocono Mountains nearly a week ago describe the suspect as a self-taught survivalist who hates police.
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Murder suspect wears 'Crime Pays' T-shirt to court; judge wants to know if it was jail-issued

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:30pm
A Philadelphia judge wants to know why a murder suspect appeared in court in a T-shirt that read, "Crime Pays." Jeremiah Jakson is charged with strangling an art school graduate staying in the same boarding house.
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Federal child sexual exploitation charges filed against couple in Amish girls' kidnapping

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:16pm
Federal prosecutors have charged the couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.
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James Clapper said he spoke in error about NSA surveillance as he rolls out new intel strategy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:44am
James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers.
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Police: Man dared to do doughnuts caused $14K in damage to other vehicles by kicking up rocks

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 11:29am
Police say a Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot.
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Georgia man charged in stepdad's murder after argument over puppy

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:48am
A Georgia man was fatally stabbed by his stepson early Wednesday after he refused to let him keep a new puppy, police said.
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Police say Pennsylvania man called 911 repeatedly with false alarms because he was lonely

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:47am
A Pennsylvania man has been charged with making three 911 calls to report bogus emergencies simply because he was lonely and wanted paramedics to show up.
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Church school fires coach tied to gay men's beating, says won't tolerate violent, hateful acts

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:38am
Church officials have fired an assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school who they say was involved in an encounter in Philadelphia in which two gay men were beaten.
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US stock market rises early after Fed signals low rates will continue for a while

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:41am
U.S. stocks are opening higher a day after the Federal Reserve made clear it would keep interest rates at record lows for a while.
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55 indicted, 8 arrested after multi-agency investigation into El Paso-area gang members

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:38am
Investigators say 55 suspected gang members and associates in far West Texas have been indicted on charges including murder, drug dealing and extortion.
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Just hearse'n around: Hearses to parade through Hell, Michigan, hoping to retake world record

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:27am
Dozens of Michigan hearse enthusiasts will show off their casket-carrying cars during a parade through Hell.
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Survivalist sought in trooper's ambush murder being hunted in Pennsylvania bear country

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 9:26am
It was the dead of winter sometime in the 1980s and John Motz and a few friends took a long hike to one of their small cabins hidden deep in the mountain range in Canadensis, Pa., which is in the northeast part of the state.
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Police search for man reportedly seen walking with missing U. of Virginia student

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:00am
Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are looking for an unidentified man who was reportedly seen walking with the missing woman the night she vanished.
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Warrant says South Carolina dad feared five murdered kids would kill him

Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:03am
A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.
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Spectacle, legacy, showmanship propelling Wallenda high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:07pm
Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda said Wednesday that he chose Chicago for his next feat partly because of its reputation for being windy.
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Texas executes woman for 2004 torture, starvation death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:36pm
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.
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