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3 min ago | CBS Local

Senators Call for Air Force Academy Sex Assaults Review

Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to football coaches.

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Related Topix: Air Force Academy, CO, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, John Thune, Republican, US Military, US Air Force

4 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Rights group asks Mexico probe into army slayings

Human Rights Watch called Friday for the Mexican government to fully investigate a supposed shootout in which troops killed 22 suspects while suffering only one soldier wounded.

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Related Topix: Charitable Organizations, Human Rights Watch, York, PA

8 hrs ago | O-R Online

Arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

Han Tak Lee, 79, arrives at the federal courthouse with assistance from friends and supporters after his release from a Pennsylvania prison Friday in Harrisburg.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA

12 hrs ago | KOLD-TV Tucson

Life easing back to normal in NY Amish community

Smiling men waved from their buggies at passing strangers this week as the girls' father stood with his arms draped loosely around two of his young boys, offering produce for sale at the farm stand where the 7- and 12-year-old girls were lured into a car Aug. 13. The girls, who authorities say were sexually abused, were released when their captors ... (more)

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Oswegatchie, NY, St Lawrence County, NY

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Washington Examiner

UN warns its food aid program in NKorea at risk

The World Food Program may have to shut down its operations in North Korea by early next year unless it gets more funding from international donors by this fall, the U.N. agency's director for Asia said Friday.

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Related Topix: North Korea, World News, Asia

WLNE-TV Providence

Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

A charity stunt that has grown into a social media phenomenon went terribly wrong for four Kentucky firefighters when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they dumped water on college... Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket ... (more)

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Violent Crime

Deming Headlight

Costa Rica angered by Swedish comedy show

A Swedish TV network has apologized to Costa Rica for using the Central American country's national anthem to promote a comedy show.

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Related Topix: Costa Rica, World News, Central America, Annapolis, MD

ABC News

Correction: SmallBiz-Small Talk

In a story Aug. 20 about lending to women-owned businesses, Maria Coyne, head of small business banking at KeyBank, was quoted by The Associated Press as saying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. examines banks' lending records and makes a judgment about whether they're being prudent lenders.

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Related Topix: Small Business, Personal Finance, Commerce Township, MI

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wrath, has once again taken refuge - this time at the rectory in St. Patrick's Catholic... By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a ... (more)

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Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Prison, State Prisons

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Dominican Republic bans Miley Cyrus concert

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 file photo, singer Miley Cyrus performs at the Barclays Center in New York.

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Related Topix: Miley Cyrus, Pop/Rock, World News, Dominican Republic, Central America

KAUZ

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves but released them after becoming frightened by news reports.

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Related Topix: Prison, Fire, Ferguson, MO

WAVE-TV Louisville

Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

An investigator says a northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves but released them after becoming frightened by news reports.

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Related Topix: Religion, Amish, Prison, Jay Nixon, US Governors, Weather, Natural Disasters, Drought

Thu Aug 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Swedish town celebrates link to the Bronx

In this handout photo taken on Aug. 20, 2014, provided by the Savsjo municipality, Roy Gustafsson the co-founder of the Jonas Bronck Center, poses for a photograph outside the center in Savsjo, Sweden.

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Related Topix: Sweden, World News, The Bronx, NY, New York, NY

Cybercast News Service

Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies

Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday.

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Related Topix: Columbia, SC

KOB-TV New Mexico

Governor urges suicide prevention at Rio Grande Gorge Bridge

Gov. Susana Martinez wants the state Department of Transportation to do more to prevent suicides at the Rio Grande Gorge Bridge near Taos.

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Related Topix: Susana Martinez, US Governors, Taos, NM

WLNE-TV Providence

Girls pulled unconscious from Cape Cod hotel pool

The Associated Press Two young sisters from New York vacationing on Cape Cod have been flown to a Boston hospital after they were pulled unconscious from a motel swimming pool.

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Athens Banner-Herald

Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting

A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Detroit Free Press

Pet-friendly dating sites match up people, pooches

Joanie Pelzer poses with her dog Hubbell, a 9-year-old Chihuahua, in New York. When Pelzer signed up with a dog-friendly online dating service a few years ago, she was honest about her Chihuahua: He likes people more than other dogs, craves attention, steals food and can't stand to ride in the backseat of a car.

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Related Topix: Online Dating, Clearwater, FL, University of Southern California, Golden Gate University

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Times of Israel

NY woman admits to scamming $180K from Jewish National Fund

A suburban New York woman admitted to stealing another person's identity in order to scam more than $180,000 from the Jewish National Fund.

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Detroit Free Press

BofA reaches $17B settlement in mortgage-backed securities case

Bank of America has reached a record $17-billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Foreclosures, Banking, Financial Services, CitiMortgage, Citigroup

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