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2 more teens convicted, sentenced for carving swastika into fellow student's forehead

4 hours 24 min ago
Two of the four Portland teenagers accused of shooting a fellow high school student with a BB gun and carving a swastika into his forehead entered guilty pleas in court this week and have been sentenced.
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Family of man who died in police custody after apparent chokehold seeks federal investigation

4 hours 27 min ago
Family members of a man who died in police custody have met with federal prosecutors in New York City to press for an investigation into the death.
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Police say Amazon employee was piloting drone that buzzed by Seattle Space Needle

4 hours 40 min ago
Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.
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Nearly 1,000 cyclists gather in Connecticut for cancer survivors benefit

4 hours 44 min ago
Close to 1,000 bicyclists are gathering in Salisbury for a 100-mile ride to help cancer survivors.
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Archdiocese: No official confirmation that Pope Francis will visit Philly during 2015 meeting

4 hours 44 min ago
The Philadelphia Archdiocese says there is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics next year in the city, despite a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.
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Judge says Texas man should be exonerated in 1990 rape

4 hours 52 min ago
A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing, a judge recommended Friday.
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Veteran Massachusetts cop wants lifeguard job counted toward pension

4 hours 53 min ago
A veteran Boxford police officer wants his time working as a lifeguard for a state agency decades ago counted toward his pension.
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Man, 80, who says he shot burglar after she told him she was pregnant, could be charged

5 hours 15 min ago
Police planned Friday to give prosecutors the results of their investigation into an 80-year-old man's fatal shooting of one of two burglars who attacked him when he found them ransacking his home.
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Group wants permission to dredge river for WWII-era bomber wreck

5 hours 17 min ago
A group that's spent nearly 20 years trying to find the wreckage of a World War II-era bomber that crashed into a Pittsburgh-area river is seeking permission to dredge the waterway for wreckage.
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Pennsylvania district attorney demands police change photo lineups

5 hours 38 min ago
The district attorney has demanded that Pittsburgh police change the way they show witnesses photo lineups of criminal suspects in the wake of lawsuits by two men who claim they were falsely identified that way.
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2 women guilty of voluntary manslaughter for deadly brawl outside Orange County nightclub

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:27pm
A California jury has convicted two women of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
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80-year-old man says he fatally shot fleeing burglar despite her plea that she was pregnant

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:02pm
An 80-year-old California man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman who had been burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant.
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Tornado slams campground along Chesapeake Bay in Virginia; 2 dead, 3 dozen hurt

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 6:53pm
Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind.
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Little Rock Air Force Base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity, officials say

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:59pm
Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual.
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Texas district attorney seeks to exonerate man who pleaded guilty to rape on lawyer's advice

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:40pm
A Dallas man who says he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial may soon be exonerated.
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National Guard recruiter charged with falsifying sign-up numbers for $78,000 in bonuses

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 5:25pm
A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified sign-up numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses.
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Opponents say prolonged execution offers more evidence for challenge to lethal injection

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:36pm
The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday.
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Satellite study indicates groundwater losses putting Southwest supply in jeopardy

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:33pm
A new study based on NASA satellite measurements reveals what researchers called a shocking loss of groundwater in the Southwest's largest river basin.
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Legal challenges, drug shortages, underscore current controversies over capital punishment

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:17pm
The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment.
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Police: Shooting at Philadelphia area hospital leaves as many as 3 wounded, suspect held

Thu, 07/24/2014 - 3:45pm
Police in suburban Philadelphia are investigating a shooting at a hospital campus and say they have reports people have been injured and a suspect is in custody.
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