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University of Missouri brings drones class indoors after feds complain

5 hours 51 min ago
The University of Missouri has brought a class on using aerial drones indoors after a federal government agency told the journalism school last summer to stop flying them outdoors.
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New indictment accuses Oregon defense contractor of supplying $10.5 million in phony parts

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:00pm
A new indictment accuses a Coos Bay, Ore., defense contractor of defrauding the military of $10.5 million by supplying phony truck and helicopter parts.
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Attorneys present closing arguments in trial of man accused of killing Coast Guard co-workers

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:54pm
Prosecutors say a 62-year-old man accused of a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, countering defense arguments that the government hasn't proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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11 children, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:43pm
Eleven elementary school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said.
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Criminal probe into life of NYC hospital-dwelling copper heiress has ended, with no arrests

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:25pm
During a years-long court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a New York criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged.
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Former KMPG partner who took bribes for providing inside information gets 14 months in prison

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:47pm
A former partner at the accounting firm KPMG has been sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for insider trading.
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NJ fire burns 300 acres; some residents allowed back into homes after being evacuated

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:23pm
A large brush fire had burned more than 300 acres in central New Jersey, yet some residents are being allowed back into their homes after earlier evacuations.
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NCAA board endorses plan to shift more power, autonomy to 5 biggest conferences

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:17pm
The NCAA's board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation's biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes.
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Payments volume growth, tax benefit contribute to 26 percent rise in Visa's fiscal 2Q profit

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:53pm
Visa Inc.'s profit jumped 26 percent in its fiscal second quarter from a year earlier as the company benefited from strong growth in payments volume, service revenue and a one-time tax gain.
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Ohio woman sentenced to prison after guilty plea to helping to enslave mentally disabled woman

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:08pm
An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison.
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Netanyahu blasts Palestinian leaders over Hamas coalition gov't; won't deal with terrorists

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:05pm
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace.
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Chicago doctor killed in Afghanistan was training residents

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:49am
A Chicago doctor was among three American physicians killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital on Thursday morning, officials said.
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Multilateralist, isolationist, neocon: Senate's next generation speaks out on foreign policy

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:44am
Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
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Wyoming gas explosion prompts evacuation of town

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:30am
Residents and emergency crews are waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.
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Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 4.33 pct; 15-year loan increases to 3.39 pct

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:21am
Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages rose this week with the spring home-buying season beginning.
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Audiotape interview of Manson family member who pointed gun at Ford released

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:11am
Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
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Oklahoma appeals court throws out rape, battery conviction against ex-Oklahoma State player

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:32am
Oklahoma's criminal appeals court has overturned the conviction of a former Oklahoma State basketball player accused of sexually assaulting two women at an off-campus party in 2010.
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Parents of infant found dead at Miss. home held on drug charges in Ga.; other child unharmed

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:06am
Officials say the parents of an infant who was found dead at their Mississippi home drove with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they are being held on felony drug warrants.
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Body found in Texas lake is Helen Holladay, who vanished 35 years ago

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:56am
The Skeletal remains found inside a truck recovered from a North Texas lake belongs to Helen Holladay, a woman who disappeared 35 years ago after an argument with her husband.
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Orders for US durable goods up solid 2.6 percent in March with strength in business investment

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:50am
Orders to U.S. factories for long-lasting manufactured goods posted a solid gain for the second straight month in March.
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