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Owl enters 10th story apartment in Coeur d'Alene, kills pet canary in cage, residents say

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:14
An Idaho couple says an owl flew into their 10th story apartment, apparently opened a bird cage and killed one of two canaries inside.
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Grand jury could start heaving evidence this week in police shooting of Missouri teenager

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:02
A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence Wednesday in the shooting death of a black teenager by a white police officer in suburban St. Louis.
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Ex-New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's fiancee seeks to dismiss perjury charges

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:35
The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is seeking to have perjury charges dismissed.
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Unemployment rates rise in most US states in July, even as hiring picks up

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:34
Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in two-thirds of the states stepped up hiring.
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Lawyers for Michael Brown's family say private autopsy backs witness accounts

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:31
Lawyers for the family of Michael Brown said a noted former medical examiner's autopsy backs claims the teen was trying to surrender when he was killed, but the ex-coroner's own account of his findings stopped short of that conclusion.
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US sanctions spokesman for Islamic State group and Algerian-born militant wanted by France

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:10
The State Department is designating the spokesman for the Islamic State group, which is launching an offensive in Iraq, as a terrorist.
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Father of Amish girls abducted in New York last week feels sorry for suspects

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:03
The father of two Amish girls abducted in northern New York last week says he feels sorry for the two people accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing his daughters.
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Fire destroys home of celebrated wounded warrior

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 05:45
A well-known disabled veteran and his wife were injured as they escaped a fire on Thursday night that leveled their Maryland home.
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Don't be silly: UK councils asked to reveal policies on ghosts, exorcists, dragons and meteors

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:58
Is your town safe from dragon attack? Inquiring minds want to know.
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Police deploy tear gas as they clash again with protesters in Ferguson after another tense day

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:55
Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store — the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.
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Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson cedes much of his authority

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 04:48
In less than a week, the nation's most embattled police chief has ceded much of his authority — first to county police and then to state troopers.
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Ferguson shooting: Timeline that lead to Michael Brown's death

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 03:57
Below is a timeline of the shooting of Michael Brown on Saturday, Aug. 9, in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. The times are taken from documents provided by the Ferguson Police Department, including dispatch logs and an incident report on a robbery at a convenience store.
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4 men plead guilty in 2010 killing of German tourist who was caught in gang-related gunfire

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 03:10
Authorities say that four men who were indicted in 2011 in the killing of a German tourist who was visiting San Francisco when she was caught in gunfire pleaded guilty to lesser charges and will each serve between five and nine years in state prison.
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Ferguson shooting: Police, protesters clash after disclosures

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 03:04
Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over again early Saturday morning in Ferguson, Missouri, when protesters stormed into a convenience store — the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing.
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Someone has dropped off about 100 tuxedo cats, known for black and white markings, at shelter

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 02:25
The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/1Bm6coH ) reports that someone has dropped off more than 100 tuxedo cats, which are named for their distinctive black and white markings, at an animal shelter.
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DA: NY couple intended to harm Amish girls

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:16
A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after kidnapping them from a roadside farm stand.
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Charges: NY couple intended to injure or abuse 2 Amish girls after kidnapping from farm stand

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 01:07
A northern New York couple has been arraigned on charges they intended to physically harm or sexually abuse two Amish sisters after kidnapping them from a roadside farm stand.
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Robert Lynn Cox, California pastor, cleared in death of Las Vegas man

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:24
Prosecutors have dropped their case against a California pastor who was suspected of punching a man in a Las Vegas parking lot tussle, leading to the man's death six months later.
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Engine-room fire disables chemical tanker 700 miles off Oregon coast; 1 crew member dead

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:17
The U.S. Coast Guard says an engine-room fire has disabled a private commercial chemical tanker 700 miles off the Oregon coast and one crew member has died.
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New York couple arrested in Amish girls' kidnapping

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 22:16
St. Lawrence County's District Attorney Mary Rain says 39-year-old Stephen Howells and 25-year-old Nicole Vaisey of Hermon were each charged Friday with two counts each of first-degree kidnapping.
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