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Lawyer hasn't seen claimed winning lottery ticket

Apr 4, 2012

By SARAH BRUMFIELD, Associated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) — An attorney for a Baltimore woman who claims she owns Maryland's winning Mega Millions ticket says he has not seen it and doesn't know if his client has it.

Mirlande Wilson and attorney Edward Smith Jr. held a news conference Wednesday, where ...

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Fort Hood shooting suspect seeks trial delay again

Apr 4, 2012

By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage have asked to further postpone his military trial until October.

Maj. Nidal Hasan's (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') attorneys didn't say during a pretrial ...

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Investigators: Tenn. judge high on pills in court

Apr 4, 2012

By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A finding that a Tennessee judge was high on prescription pills during the last two years of his career is calling into question convictions in many of the criminal cases he handled.

The outcome could overwhelm the court system in Knox ...

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APNewsBreak: Most Ala. firms miss immigration goal

Apr 4, 2012

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tens of thousands of Alabama businesses have missed a deadline set by the state's strict immigration law to register with a federal database used to verify the citizenship status of job applicants, according to registration numbers.

Some ...

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Obama: Easter story helps him in troubled times

Apr 4, 2012

By The Associated Press, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Easter story of Christ's agony and resurrection has helped him get through the tough moments of an embattled presidency.

The president got "Amens" from religious leaders at a White House prayer breakfast ...

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Trump wishes transgender luck in Canada pageant

Apr 4, 2012

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A boy who became a girl got her wish to compete for title of hottest woman on the planet after Donald Trump said she could compete for Canada's spot in the Miss Universe pageant.

Trump, who runs the Miss Universe Organization, issued a ...

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State: cap damages in Va. Tech negligence suit

Apr 4, 2012

By STEVE SZKOTAK, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The state is asking a judge to honor a $100,000 cap on damages in a successful wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of two Virginia Tech students who were among 33 killed in a shooting rampage on the Blacksburg campus nearly five ...

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Western ski resorts wrapping unpredictable season

Apr 4, 2012

By JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Western ski resorts are wrapping up one of the most unusual and unpredictable snow seasons in recent memory.

New Mexico, traditionally warmer and with less reliable snowfall than its northern neighbors, this weekend celebrates the end of ...

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Oakland mourns victims of deadly campus shooting

Apr 4, 2012

By GARANCE BURKE and TERENCE CHEA, Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Civic and religious leaders pleaded for an end to violence in Oakland after seven people were gunned down at a small Christian college by a suspect who police say was angry about being expelled and teased for his poor ...

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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

Apr 4, 2012

By SHAYA TAYEFE MOHAJER, Associated Press

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Campus police pepper-sprayed as many as 30 demonstrators after Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said.

Raw video posted on ...

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Joplin, Mo., schools rebuilding plan passes

Apr 3, 2012

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Voters in Joplin appear to have approved the largest bond issue in town history, OK'ing a $62 million bond issue to rebuild or replace schools damaged or destroyed in last May's tornado.

"We're excited but we've got a lot of work to do," Superintendent C.J. Huff said Tuesday ...

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Memorial held for 7 killed in Oakland shooting

Apr 3, 2012

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Civic and religious leaders in Oakland are mourning the deaths of seven people who were gunned down in one the nation's deadliest campus shootings in years.

Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night for a prayer vigil for the victims of Monday's shooting at Oikos ...

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Trump says transgender hopeful can enter pageant

Apr 3, 2012

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump wished a transgender woman who wants to be Miss Universe good luck on Tuesday as his organization said she can vie for Canada's spot in the pageant.

The Miss Universe Organization said it actually made the decision Monday to let ...

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Former OJ lawyer in Vegas sues Florida colleague

Apr 3, 2012

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas lawyer who represented O.J. Simpson in the Nevada trial that led to the celebrity football star's conviction on armed robbery and kidnapping charges is suing Simpson's Florida-based lead attorney in the case, claiming he was stiffed on ...

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APNewsBreak: Feds accuse Arpaio of bad faith

Apr 3, 2012

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday that America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff was negotiating in bad faith, jeopardizing efforts to settle civil rights charges stemming from allegations of racial profiling against Latinos.

Department ...

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Rule restricts hunting of rare exotic antelopes

Apr 3, 2012

By ANGELA K. BROWN, Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For years, hundreds of Texas ranchers have made big money on exotic antelopes, with hunters paying up to $10,000 to bag just one dama gazelle, a rare animal with short horns curving outward.

Starting Wednesday, however, the U.S.

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Ohio landlord found dismembered body in bathtub

Apr 3, 2012

By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press

URBANA, Ohio (AP) — A landlord who found a woman's dismembered remains in her bathtub said he had felt compelled to break into the locked bathroom after her worried mother came looking for her.

Gary Zerkle told The Associated Press on Tuesday that ...

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White House approves new refugee aid to Sudan

Apr 3, 2012

By ANNE GEARAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is "gravely concerned" about the humanitarian crisis in Sudan and South Sudan and is sending up to $26 million to help refugees displaced by the African border conflict, an administration spokesman said Tuesday.

President Barack ...

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Ethics case in Mass. worries defense attorneys

Apr 3, 2012

By STEVE LeBLANC, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A couple of months before Election Day in 2010, the Massachusetts lottery began running a TV commercial in which it pronounced itself "the most successful state lottery in America" and boasted of providing a bounty of money for roads, schools,

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US, Afghans near accord on night raids

Apr 3, 2012

By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Afghanistan are close to an agreement over how to handle the hotly contested issue of night raids but still are at odds over how long coalition forces can detain prisoners, such as those captured during the operations, a ...

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