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Buzz bomb? Mosquito trap alarms midnight security detail at southwest Wyoming power plant

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:35pm
A suspicious device at a southwest Wyoming power plant turned out not to be a bomb, but it might have hurt a mosquito or two.
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New York City tractor-trailer driver charged in New Jersey police officer's highway death

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:17pm
A New York City tractor-trailer driver has been criminally charged in connection with the death of a New Jersey police officer whose unmarked car was rear-ended on a highway shoulder.
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Army will begin initial treatment for Chelsea Manning's gender-identity condition

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:16pm
The Bureau of Prisons has rejected the Army's request to accept the transfer of national security leaker Pvt. Chelsea Manning from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, to a civilian facility where she could get better treatment for her gender-identity condition. The military will instead begin the initial treatment for her.
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NY attorney: Government rushing trial for 'terminally ill' client in embassy bombings case

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 8:02pm
The government is rushing to bring to trial a terminally ill Libyan man charged with a role in orchestrating al-Qaida's 1998 deadly bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa, his lawyer told a judge Thursday.
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Officials investigate death of person who apparently was fleeing Northern California wildfire

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:57pm
California fire officials say a body has been found in the area charred by a Northern California wildfire that has been burning since Friday.
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Human remains found during investigation of Massachusetts funeral director accused of theft

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:38pm
Investigators looking into an unlicensed Massachusetts funeral director accused of stealing from customers say they've found human remains in a rented storage unit.
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Feds charge FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:26pm
Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.
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Arizona teacher who was raped in prison classroom files $4 million claim against state

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:20pm
An Arizona teacher who was left alone in a classroom and then raped by a convicted sex offender filed a $4 million claim on Thursday against the state Department of Corrections.
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Warden at South Florida prison fired over inmate's 2012 scalding death

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:37pm
A warden and two of his assistants were fired because the investigation of an inmate who died in a scalding shower was taking too long, prison officials said Thursday.
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Warden, others at South Florida prison fired over inmate's 2012 scalding death

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:17pm
The head of prisons in Florida says a warden has been fired after an inmate was left in a scalding shower until he died in 2012.
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Lowe's workers stay late to fix vet's wheelchair after appeals to VA go unanswered

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:34pm
What the Veterans Administration failed to do for double amputee Michael Sulsona in two years, some New York hardware store workers delivered in an hour: They fixed his worn-out wheelchair.
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Man, 61, bitten by shark 200 yards off Hawaiian coast

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:16pm
Maui officials say a 61-year-old man was bitten by a shark and was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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Owner of Elvis-themed Graceland Too museum in Mississippi dies 2 days after shooting intruder

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:06pm
The owner of a private Elvis Presley museum in Mississippi has died, two days after authorities say he shot and killed a man who forced his way into the attraction.
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Casino ship still stuck in waters off Georgia, South Carolina

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:35am
A casino boat that ran aground during its first gambling cruise from Savannah remained stuck offshore for a second day Thursday as the Coast Guard reviewed salvage plans for risks of fuel leaks or dangers to the few remaining crew members onboard.
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Judge sets new Dec. 8 trial date for James Holmes

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:30am
The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case tentatively set a new trial date of Dec. 8.
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Police: Couple caught on video pilfering $10,000 replica of baby dinosaur from museum

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:26am
Police are looking for a man and a woman caught on video stealing a baby dinosaur replica from a North Carolina museum.
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Dog hailed as hero for alerting deaf boy to fire

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:20am
A pit bull named Ace is being hailed as a hero for licking the face of a sleeping, deaf 13-year-old Indianapolis boy to alert him that his house was on fire.
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Dunford: Military didn't recommend that US announce full pullout from Afghanistan in 2017

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 11:12am
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is telling senators that military commanders did not recommend the White House announce the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops in 2017, as the president ordered.
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Judge tells young Detroit man he needed a beating

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:58am
A judge has sentenced a young man to six months in jail for a mob attack on a Detroit-area motorist after telling the 19-year-old that his father should have "beat the hell" out of him to discourage him from committing crimes.
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Strong earthquake rattles section of Alaska, Canada's Yukon Territory

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:50am
Seismologists say a strong earthquake rattled a section of Alaska and Canada's Yukon Territory.
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