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Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

Apr 16, 2014

By AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and ...

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Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

Apr 16, 2014

By JOE MANDAK, Associated Press

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.

Before school began, some ...

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Man charged with marathon hoax due in court

Apr 16, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker on the anniversary of the bombings has a mental disorder, his mother told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Kevin "Kayvon" Edson, 25, has bipolar disorder, his mother, Joie Edson said.

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Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

Apr 16, 2014

By MARTHA IRVINE, AP National Writer

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — They're called leggings — popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.

Younger girls often wear them as pants with little fuss. But as those same girls approach middle school, leggings have ...

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End of NYPD Muslim surveillance program applauded

Apr 16, 2014

By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Muslim groups and civil liberties advocates applauded the decision by New York Police Department officials to disband a controversial unit that tracked the daily lives of Muslims as part of efforts to detect terrorism threats, but they ...

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At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Apr 16, 2014

By PAT GRAHAM and ALEX SANZ, Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

He stumbled over a pothole, opening a cut where his running blade attached below his ...

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Sharper challenges his no-bail status in Arizona

Apr 16, 2014

By JACQUES BILLEAUD, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge in Phoenix will hold a hearing Wednesday in which lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will challenge the evidence used to keep him in jail without bail on sexual-assault charges in Arizona.

Sharper is charged with ...

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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

Apr 16, 2014

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon proved not once, but allegedly twice, that GPS trackers — the electronic leashes worn by 100,000 freed criminals in the U.S. — aren't foolproof.

Two years ago, the pair of registered sex ...

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2 ships collide, cargo ship grounded in Virginia

Apr 16, 2014

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Two vessels collided in a main shipping channel and a 751-foot cargo ship ran aground in the lower Chesapeake Bay on Tuesday in high winds gusting up to 70 mph, the Coast Guard said.

The 79-foot rig vessel Petite and the 1,065-foot container ship MSC Charleston collided about ...

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Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

Apr 16, 2014

By ED WHITE, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public bankruptcy in U.S. history, officials ...

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College Board provides a glimpse of new SAT

Apr 16, 2014

KIMBERLY HEFLING, AP Education Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Anxious students — not to mention their parents — can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.

Sample questions for the new version of the college-entrance test are being released Wednesday by the College Board. The ...

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New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

Apr 15, 2014

By JAKE PEARSON and TOM HAYS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday.

NYPD spokesman Stephen Davis confirmed that ...

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Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

Apr 15, 2014

By GILLIAN FLACCUS and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to ...

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New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11

Apr 15, 2014

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled Tuesday.

U.S. District Judge ...

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Congress is giving states the transportation blues

Apr 15, 2014

By JOAN LOWY, Associated Press

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force ...

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Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971

Apr 15, 2014

By CARSON WALKER, Associated Press

ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Two South Dakota girls on their way to an end-of-school-year party at a gravel pit in May 1971 drove off a country road and into a creek where their remains lay hidden until last fall when a drought brought their car into view, authorities ...

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St. Louis-area man accused of sexual torture

Apr 15, 2014

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis County man sexually tortured five women in his apartment at separate times over a period of several years, using threats and psychological control to keep them from leaving or going to police, the county prosecutor said Tuesday.

Adam ...

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Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths

Apr 15, 2014

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman's life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns.

Utah investigators are examining DNA from the ...

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Man sentenced to life for killing 4 Michigan women

Apr 15, 2014

By JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted of killing four women whom he met through an online escort site opted to stay in his jail cell Tuesday when a Detroit-area judge sentenced him to life in prison in a courtroom packed with victims' relatives.

James Brown's ...

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