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Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd

Jul 23, 2014

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.

Johann Breyer died Tuesday night at a Philadelphia hospital, where he had been transferred Saturday after a month in jail, his lawyer ...

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Arizona high court delays planned execution

Jul 23, 2014

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona's highest court has temporarily halted the execution of a condemned inmate as it considers a last-minute appeal.

The appeal focuses on arguments that Joseph Rudolph Wood received inadequate legal representation at his sentencing, along with a challenge about the ...

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APNewsBreak: Medicaid enrollees strain Oregon

Jul 23, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Low-income Oregon residents were supposed to be big winners after the state expanded Medicaid under the federal health care overhaul and created a new system to improve the care they received.

But an Associated Press review shows that an unexpected rush of enrollees has ...

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Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

Jul 23, 2014

By The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.

Michael Farrell was head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab since 2009. A CDC spokesman says he resigned Tuesday.

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Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

Jul 23, 2014

DETROIT (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.

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With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face off

Jul 23, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Within hours of David Perdue's GOP Senate nomination, he and Democrat Michelle Nunn launched the real battle for Georgia's open Senate seat with attack ads and retail politicking in a match up that could help settle control of the Senate.

Democrats wasted no time launching their first ...

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Obama declares Washington wildfire emergency

Jul 23, 2014

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control.

With more rain in the forecast, crews worry that moisture could lead to flash floods after so much ground vegetation has been ...

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Teacher slaying suspect in court on assault charge

Jul 23, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating her, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Philip Chism, 15, made sure he ...

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Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

Jul 23, 2014

By The Associated Press

When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots following last week's downing of a passenger plane over Ukraine.

Delta Air Lines turned around one of ...

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Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

Jul 23, 2014

DENVER (AP) — A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore's decision will be in response to a lawsuit by six gay ...

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Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

Jul 23, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a university police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.

Stephen Silva made an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday on charges related to ...

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Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

Jul 23, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street.

The encounter was an unintended consequence of the New York Police Department's ...

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AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

Jul 23, 2014

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said.

Arrests were expected in a case that sprawled across ...

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Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH

Jul 23, 2014

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Experimentation with human growth hormones by America's teens more than doubled in the past year, as more young people looked to drugs to boost their athletic performance and improve their looks, according to a new, large-scale national survey.

In a ...

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Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

Jul 22, 2014

ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama ...

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New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

Jul 22, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday.

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Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

Jul 22, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests.

In 2012, blacks ...

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Denver agrees to pay $3.3M to settle abuse case

Jul 22, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water.

The tentative ...

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In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

Jul 22, 2014

By AYA BATRAWY, Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ...

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Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban

Jul 22, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter.

U.S. District Judge Raymond P. Moore indicated that the ...

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