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Minnesota prosecutor: 3 priest abuse cases still being investigated; charges likely in one

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 13:43
A Minnesota prosecutor says he won't file criminal charges in seven cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving eight Catholic priests, but St. Paul police are investigating three other cases.
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Man accused of stealing plumbing pieces from toilets at Florida restaurants

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:48
Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city.
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Officials investigate use of military gear, officer involvement in video of women with guns

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:42
A video showing women in bikinis shooting high-powered weapons and riding in tanks alongside several uniformed officers has triggered an investigation by the Utah National Guard to determine if military equipment and facilities were used in the promotional video.
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US stocks surge as strong company earnings encourage investors; Wild week continues

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:00
U.S. stocks are powering higher at midday as investors welcome a round of strong company earnings reports.
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General overseeing US fight in Iraq and Syria says Iraqi army is making only slight progress

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:58
The commander of U.S. military operations against Islamic State militants is offering a cautious assessment of progress, saying a weakened Iraqi army is making only incremental gains against the extremists.
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Police still unable to ID man who stabbed 2 passengers on Conn. bus before being fatally shot

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:43
Connecticut State Police are stymied as they try to identify the man who slashed two passengers in a box-cutter rampage aboard a tour bus on Interstate 95 before he was fatally shot by a trooper in Norwalk.
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In the battle for Kobani, small Syrian city is more of a strategic prize than US will admit

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:45
Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit.
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Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:30
Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home.
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Police in 3 Washington towns targeted by gunfire; injured suspect arrested

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:09
A day after dozens of gunshots were directed at police in three Snohomish County towns, law enforcement officials said little about what prompted the rampage.
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Police in 3 Washington towns targeted by gunfire

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:07
A day after dozens of gunshots were directed at police in three Snohomish County towns, law enforcement officials said little about what prompted the rampage.
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Hawaii braces for heavy rains, potentially damaging winds as tropical storm heads toward state

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:00
A powerful Pacific storm predicted to grow to hurricane force churned toward Hawaii, bringing with it concerns that heavy rains and potentially destructive winds will begin hitting the state later Friday.
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USS Constitution takes final trip in Boston Harbor

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 02:39
Old Ironsides is taking one last spin in Boston Harbor before it heads to dry dock for a three-year restoration project.
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USS Constitution takes final trip around Boston Harbor before 3-year dry dock for repairs

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 02:27
Old Ironsides is taking one last spin in Boston Harbor before it heads to dry dock for a three-year restoration project.
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25 years later, could the San Francisco Bay Area take another massive earthquake?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:40
It's been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.
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US Sen. Cruz joins opposition to sermon subpoenas by pastors who opposed gay rights ordinance

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 19:01
U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz told congregants of his home church Thursday that the city of Houston abused power by subpoenaing sermons and other documents from pastors who publicly opposed a local ordinance banning discrimination against gay and transgender residents.
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Ana forecast to bring 40 to 50 mph winds to Hawaii, be a hurricane briefly

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:56
Meteorologists say Tropical Storm Ana (AH - nah) is expected to deliver strong winds and rain to the southern half of Hawaii's Big Island.
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Police: Kentucky boy, 15, critically injured in sexual assault that was recorded

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:46
A group of young men and teenagers sodomized a 15-year-old boy, critically injuring him in an attack that was recorded on video and shared among cellphones, authorities said Thursday.
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Teen enters no contest plea in attack on gender-neutral teen on bus in Northern California

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 18:00
A Northern California teenager accused of setting the clothing of a gender-neutral teen on fire on a transit bus has pleaded no contest to assault charges.
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Judge sets November hearing in Nevada dog torture, killing case; protesters rally at court

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:45
Animal rights activists rallied outside a courthouse before a judge set a preliminary hearing next month for a 24-year-old man accused of beheading and dismembering several dogs.
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Police: Kentucky boy, 15, critically injured in sex assault that was recorded, shared

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 17:42
Authorities say a group of young men and teenagers sodomized a 15-year-old boy, critically injuring him in an attack that was recorded on video and shared among cellphones.
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