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Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced

Jul 22, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown.

The man, Jordie Callahan, was found guilty in March of forced labor, conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and a drug charge.

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Despite crush of children, illegal immigration low

Jul 22, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Border Patrol agents stationed in South Texas are the busiest in the country, arresting tens of thousands of children illegally crossing the border without their parents and thousands more families with children.

Here's a look at some numbers on the immigration situation.

—In ...

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American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel

Jul 22, 2014

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.

Israel calls them the lone soldiers: They are men and women in the prime of their lives who have left ...

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Cooler weather aids crews fighting Washington fire

Jul 22, 2014

Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

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Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

Jul 22, 2014

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.

The Carlton Complex ...

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Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

Jul 22, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON (AP) — The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the attack ...

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Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

Jul 21, 2014

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89.

Berger's literary agent, Cristina ...

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Police probe other attacks after transients killed

Jul 21, 2014

By JERI CLAUSING, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three teenagers accused of fatally beating two homeless men beyond recognition with cinder blocks, bricks and a metal fence pole may have been terrorizing transients around Albuquerque for months, police said Monday.

A man who identified ...

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Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

Jul 21, 2014

WORLEY, Idaho (AP) — A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino.

The Coeur d'Alene Tribe on Monday said that the cancellation of the concert at the casino in the northwest Idaho city of Worley was because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."

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JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

Jul 21, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.

Police said John Manwaring, 42, of Maitland, Florida, and a woman with him were charged with heroin possession. Police ...

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Perry Sending National Guard Troops to Border

Jul 21, 2014

By CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.

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Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

Jul 21, 2014

By ASTRID GALVAN and JIM SALTER, Associated Press

PHOENIX (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the drugs intended for his lethal injection, a decision that prompted state officials to say they will ...

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Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

Jul 21, 2014

By SCOTT SMITH, Associated Press

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.

A judge read a ...

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Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

Jul 21, 2014

By ED WHITE, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.

Is Theodore Wafer guilty of murder? Or did the 55-year-old use deadly force based on a ...

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Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

Jul 21, 2014

By JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor ...

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Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

Jul 21, 2014

By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to sell the Los Angeles ...

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Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

Jul 21, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON (AP) — A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days after the ...

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Missing New Hampshire teen home after 9 months

Jul 21, 2014

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday.

Abigail Hernandez was reunited with her family on Sunday evening, Attorney General Joseph Foster said.

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Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

Jul 21, 2014

By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN, Associated Press

Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.

Their love of that nation led both to join the Israel Defense Forces and fight against Hamas in Gaza Strip, where they were killed on Sunday.

Steinberg, 24,

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