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Prosecutors seek at least 17 years in prison for Detroit-area man who killed woman on porch

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:14pm
Prosecutors are seeking a prison sentence of at least 17 years for a Detroit-area man convicted of murder for killing an unarmed woman on his porch.
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Federal government sues Minnesota city for rejecting proposed Islamic center

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:08am
The U.S. government is suing the city of St. Anthony for alleged religious discrimination for rejecting a proposed Islamic center in 2012, U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said Wednesday.
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Police: Connecticut man arrested after friend dies during Russian roulette game

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:53am
A Connecticut man has been arrested on weapons and drugs charges after police say his friend died during a game of Russian roulette.
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Some teachers packing heat, Texas school district signs alert visitors

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:34am
A school district outside Dallas will reportedly continue to allow some teachers to carry guns in school, and posted signs on schools campuses warning that  teachers "may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students."
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Police seek public's help to locate donor of human skull given to Goodwill store in Texas

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:34am
Police are scratching their heads trying to work out who donated a human skull to a thrift store in Austin, Texas.
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Ohio school bus driver resigns after allegation he made kids sit in hot bus for punishment

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:29am
An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.
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Connecticut school bus driver charged with drunken driving with 20 students aboard

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:29am
A school bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with driving drunk with 20 students on her bus.
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Hospital that employed NY Amish abduction suspect investigating possible drug theft

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:26am
The hospital that employed a New York man charged with abducting two Amish girls is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs.
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5 things to know about earthquake faults in California

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:19am
The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
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Man and his mother charged with torture, abuse of 11-year-old boy in southwestern Michigan

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:46am
Authorities say a man and his mother used plumber's tape to keep an 11-year-old boy restrained for several hours at a time at a home in southwestern Michigan.
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Appeals court overturns hate crime convictions in Amish haircutting case

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 3:00am
Personal conflict, not religion, was the driving motive behind beard- and hair-cutting attacks targeting Amish, an appeals court panel ruled Wednesday in overturning the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women.
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Survey: Americans more anxious about economy now than immediately after Great Recession ended

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:02am
Americans are more anxious about the economy now than they were right after the Great Recession ended despite stock market gains, falling unemployment and growth moving closer to full health.
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Sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev charged in bomb threat

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:26pm
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.
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Boston Marathon bombing suspect's sister charged with New York telephone bomb threat

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 9:00pm
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.
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Southern California pediatric nurse charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster baby

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:00pm
A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster baby.
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Ex-officer admits helping others feign psych problems in massive NYC disability-fraud case

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:48pm
An accused ringleader of a sprawling disabilities fraud scheme admitted Wednesday he helped coach retired police officers and others to fake mental-health problems to get Social Security benefits.
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Feds allows logging after huge California wildfire

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:13pm
A U.S. Forest Service decision released Wednesday will allow loggers to remove dead trees from 52 square miles of forests blackened last year in a massive central California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.
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Out of frying pan, into fire: Bistro removes bacon sign called rude to vegans, gets criticized

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:45pm
A Vermont restaurant that removed a bacon advertisement called insensitive to vegans and Muslims is being criticized for doing so.
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Stocks drift mostly higher as the Standard & Poor's 500 holds on to 2,000 points; Express up

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:12pm
Stocks are drifting mostly higher as a main U.S. index sets a record for a third day in a row.
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In jailhouse interview, California terrorism suspect denies planning US-based attacks

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:39pm
A terrorism suspect from California who was arrested near the Canadian border in Washington state and charged with attempting to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic extremists said in jailhouse interviews that he never intended to carry out attacks in the United States.
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