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Tennessee civil rights lawyer George Barrett, known for desegregation case, dies at 86

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:49pm
A longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for his involvement in a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities has died.
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Boy badly hurt by bricks in California quake says lucky to be alive, thought he was paralyzed

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:37pm
A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured by falling bricks during the earthquake that struck California wine country says he initially feared he'd been paralyzed and feels lucky to be alive.
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Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:25pm
Utah authorities have arrested a 23-year-old woman who they say dumped her newborn baby in a neighbor's trash can.
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Ex-Marine pleads not guilty to killing pregnant lover whose body was found in mine shaft

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:58pm
A former Marine has pleaded not guilty to killing the pregnant wife of another Marine.
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Sternest charge that could have imprisoned 19-year-old man for life over pot brownies dropped

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:18pm
Prosecutors have dropped a first-degree felony drug charge that could have imprisoned a 19-year-old Texas man for life over brownies laced with marijuana and hash oil he's accused of making and selling.
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Man in wheelchair begging for money is fatally shot, police question the suspect after a chase

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:48pm
A man in a wheelchair begging for money at a busy Miami intersection was fatally shot and police were questioning a suspect who led them on a high-speed interstate chase before crashing his car.
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As Kentucky town rebuilds after deadly tornado, county leader pleads guilty in kickback scheme

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:28pm
The top elected official in an eastern Kentucky county devastated by a deadly 2012 tornado has pleaded guilty to a fraud charge stemming from a kickback scheme.
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Tim Tebow gives trip of a lifetime to ill teenager

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:23pm
A Virginia teenager battling a potentially life-threatening illness got more than she bargained for when she contacted  former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow’s foundation in the hope of getting to meet her hero.
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S&P 500 and the Dow Jones industrial average are heading for record highs

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:54am
Encouraging economic news is sending the stock market further into record territory.
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Boy finds 10,000-year-old arrowhead on New Jersey beach

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:51am
A boy playing on a New Jersey beach has unearthed a 10,000-year-old arrowhead possibly used by ancient Native Americans to spear fish or hunt mastodon.
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Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell questioned about friendship, dealings with CEO Jonnie Williams

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:46am
Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday faced the most pointed questions yet about his dealings with a businessman whose gifts are at the heart of the ex-governor's corruption trial.
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Veteran Ohio prosecutor appointed to case of man who was shot inside Wal-Mart by police

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:30am
Ohio's attorney general says a veteran prosecutor will present the case of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart to a grand jury on Sept. 22.
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Man accused of running investment fraud scheme sentenced in Georgia to 5 years in prison

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:07am
A judge has sentenced a man accused of running an investment fraud scheme that lost millions in investor dollars to serve five years in federal prison.
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Some in Crested Butte not up for "Whatever" _ Bud Lite plan to take over town for ad campaign

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 11:04am
Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte, Colorado, are not up for "Whatever" — a secretive Bud Lite plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an ad campaign.
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Colorado's anti-pot 'lab rat' campaign hit snag when school district declines

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:43am
A provocative anti-marijuana campaign aimed at Colorado youths has angered marijuana activists for its tag line, "Don't Be a Lab Rat." Now a Colorado school system is declining to display a human-size cage used in the campaign.
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Victims in fiery Ohio plane crash ID’d as 4 college students

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:42am
The four people killed in a plane crash near an Ohio regional airport were students at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.
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Prosecutors argue against moving Tsarnaev trial out of Boston

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:36am
Federal prosecutors are disputing arguments from lawyers for Dzohkhar Tsarnaev that the Boston Marathon bombing suspect cannot receive a fair trial in Boston.
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Police: 1 of 2 sisters fatally shot identified deputy as shooter in 911 call before she died

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:33am
Police say a wounded Wisconsin woman called 911 before she died and identified the man who shot her as her brother-in-law, a former sheriff's deputy.
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Great white shark sighting forces temporary closure of Massachusetts beach

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:00am
A beach in Duxbury, Mass. was closed for a couple of hours Monday afternoon after a Massachusetts State Police helicopter spotted a great white shark swimming near shore.
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The bus stops here (maybe): Boston school officials tell parents to make backup plans

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:45pm
School officials in Boston say they can't guarantee transportation for all students a day after school buses didn't complete more than a dozen routes for morning pick-up.
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