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Balloon pilots make history with trans-Pacific flight

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 6:19pm
An audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean came to an end Saturday as two accomplished pilots safely touched down in the water just off the coast of Mexico in their helium-filled balloon after shattering two long-standing records.
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Police search suspicious package at NYC bus station, find bag filled with 1,000 condoms

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 3:15pm
Police say a suspicious package left behind a concrete barrier of a New York City bus station didn't contain any explosives but did have some unexpected contents — 1,000 individually packaged condoms for both men and women.
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Trial ordered for Pennsylvania man in stepdaughter's alleged necrophilia killing

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 2:30pm
A defense attorney says he's considering a mental health defense for a Pennsylvania man charged with homicide and abuse of a corpse in the death of his stepdaughter.
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Washington man without a 'Good to Go' pass gets $18,000 bill for crossing toll bridge

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 2:01pm
A Washington state man says he just paid more than $18,000 in bridge tolls for his son who crossed the 520 bridge daily for work but never got a Good To Go pass.
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Authorities: Traveler at New Jersey airport beats homeless man with chair, faces charges

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 2:00pm
A traveler who remained at Newark Liberty International Airport after missing two flights faces numerous charges for allegedly beating a homeless man with a chair as the man was sleeping.
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Los Angeles female-only mosque may be first in US; aims to empower women

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:32pm
A downtown Los Angeles mosque that forbids men from attending may be the first of its kind in the United States.
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Things to know about the Boston Marathon bombing trial as jury selection continues

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:30pm
Jury selection in the federal death penalty trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is heading into its second month as Judge George O'Toole Jr. continues the process of questioning prospective jurors individually to find 18 people who can be fair and impartial.
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Historic leadership change at NY Assembly looks like done deal despite calls for transparency

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:15am
The contest to succeed longtime New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was supposed to be an open process, giving lawmakers two weeks to mull their options.
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Letter with suspicious powder received at Samaritan's Purse charity headquarters in Boone, NC

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 11:01am
The FBI says it is investigating a suspicious letter containing white powder that was sent to the headquarters of the Samaritan's Purse charity in western North Carolina.
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Police: Atlanta area man shot dead trying to rob dog breeder

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:36am
Police say a metro Atlanta man was fatally shot as he tried to rob a bulldog breeder he had contacted through the website Craigslist.
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Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the Super Bowl

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:33am
Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl while on trial for murder.
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Judge: Funeral home wrongly sold Lee Harvey Oswald's casket

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:21am
A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald's pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin's brother, a judge ruled Friday.
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Navy abandons 'Global force for good' in newest commercials to broaden appeal

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:16am
The Navy is taking a new approach to its recruiting commercials: Appealing to people who are already in uniform, have long since left the military and those who never will join.
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Cruelty charges brought after NYC cops say they saved beaten puppy buried alive in a snowbank

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 10:15am
A New York City man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say neighbors witnessed him beat his puppy and burry the dog alive in a snowbank.
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19th-century painting sold for $5,000 fetches $5.2M just over a year later

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 7:41am
The seller of a 19th-century work of art may just feel like painting the town red.
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With Senate hearings nearing for next defense secretary, a pile of daunting challenges awaits

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 7:30am
As defense secretary, Ashton Carter would face a daunting pile of problems at home and abroad.
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Women-only mosque opens in Los Angeles

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 6:06am
Two Southern California women have started their own women-only mosque in Los Angeles.
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Minnesota bill would keep body camera footage private

Sat, 01/31/2015 - 12:00am
A bill proposed in Minnesota by police-turned-lawmakers would keep any videos recorded by police body cameras private.
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St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese lists $45M assets, $15.9M liabilities in bankruptcy case

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:07pm
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has assets totaling more than $45 million — including about $11 million in real estate — according to a schedule of assets and liabilities filed Friday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.
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New York City will pay $3.9M to family of teen in 2012 shooting

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 11:05pm
New York City agreed Friday to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager shot to death by a white police officer in 2012.
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