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Missouri executes former meth dealer for 1995 murders

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:00am
A former methamphetamine dealer was executed Wednesday for killing three people in remote northern Missouri out of fear that they would report his drug activity to police.
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Hundreds of homes threatened by Washington state wildfire

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:00am
Hundreds of people have been told to leave their homes in Washington state, and hundreds more houses are threatened by a wildfire that has raced across two square miles of forest, forced part of the area's main road to close, and raised a plume of smoke that can be seen from Seattle. 
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Palestinian-American teen beaten in Mideast returns home to Fla, says 'freedom' different now.

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:49pm
The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives allege was beaten by Israeli authorities returned home to Florida late Wednesday, saying he will never think of freedom in the same way again.
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Bank robbery suspects open fire during Central California chase; 1 hostage, 2 robbers dead

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:33pm
Police in Central California say a second suspect has died after a bank robbery and gunbattle that led to the death of a hostage.
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CHP investigators seize medical records, clothing of woman seen in video being punched

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:00pm
California Highway Patrol investigators have seized the medical records of a woman seen on video being repeatedly punched by one of its officers on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
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Florida city pays $25,000 to woman ordered to shake out bra during a traffic stop

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:44pm
A check dated July 7 was paid to 29-year-old Zoe Brugger.
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APNewsBreak: Finding pregnant Maui woman's jawbone aided murder charge against ex-boyfriend

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:31pm
A person says the discovery of a missing pregnant Maui woman's jawbone helped authorities file a murder against her ex-boyfriend.
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Missouri executes former drug dealer John Middleton for killing 3 people in 1995

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:23pm
A former methamphetamine dealer has been executed for killing three people in rural northern Missouri.
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Guatemalan immigrant accused of killing girlfriend had recently crossed border

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:17pm
Monterroso was arrested in Texas on Monday, a day after 24-year-old Heidi Monroy was found bludgeoned to death in the bathtub of her suburban New Orleans apartment.
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Driver gets probation for Southern California crash that electrocuted 2 who came to his aid

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:53pm
A man was sentenced to three years of probation Wednesday for a car wreck that led to the electrocution of two people who rushed to help him, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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State Department names former Coast Guard commandant to oversee US policy in Arctic

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:06pm
The State Department has named a retired Coast Guard admiral to serve as its first special representative for Arctic issues.
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Police: Man expected to be charged in death of woman found in duffel bag in north Philadelphia

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:39am
Police said Wednesday they expect to file charges against a man being questioned in the murder of a city art school graduate whose body was discovered in a duffel bag.
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Defense: Boston Marathon bombing suspect's friend never tried to protect him

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:32am
A lawyer for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has told a jury that the man never tried to protect Tsarnaev and was prosecuted simply because he was "a friend of the bomber." Azamat Tazhayakov (AZ'-maht tuh-ZAY'-uh-kahv) is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy for allegedly agreeing with another friend to take fireworks that had been emptied of their explosive powder, Tsarnaev's laptop and other items from his dorm room after last year's deadly bombing.
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'Honest mistake' leads to Philly mother facing three years on gun charge

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:19am
A Philadelphia mother of two is facing three years in prison after she mistakenly entered New Jersey, where she was stopped for a traffic violation and found in possession of a handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets.
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Bergdahl hires Yale scholar as lead counsel

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:59am
Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier for whom the U.S. traded five senior Taliban operatives held at Guantanamo Bay, hired a Yale law professor as his lead counsel.
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Mom of Taco Bell worker accused of shooting customer with BB gun says he was defending himself

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:55am
The mother of a Massachusetts Taco Bell employee charged with using a BB gun to shoot a belligerent customer upset at poor service says he is a "good man and hard worker" who was defending himself.
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Mom: Massachusetts Taco Bell employee charged with shooting customer with BB gun a 'good man'

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:41am
The mother of a Massachusetts Taco Bell employee charged with using a BB gun to shoot a belligerent customer upset at poor service is a "good man and hard worker" who was defending himself.
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Girl, 12, is swept through flooded drainpipe and down creek; says it was 'scary, dark, scary'

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:24am
A 12-year-old eastern Pennsylvania girl is home from the hospital with bumps and bruises after being swept several hundred yards through a flooded drainpipe.
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Georgia casino boat with 123 people aboard stuck on rocks

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:19am
A casino boat with 123 people aboard was stuck on rocks off the coast of Georgia on Wednesday, and Coast Guard crews said they were awaiting high tide to potentially remove passengers.
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Reporter who commented on 'black men growing up without fathers' suspended

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:04am
A white TV reporter who voiced his opinions about black families and relations with police during a segment about a fatal police shooting said Tuesday he was suspended from his station and won't return.
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