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51 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

The Washington Post

Neanderthals and humans had 'ample time' to mix

This Jan. 8, 2003 file photo shows a reconstructed Neanderthal skeleton, right, and a modern human version of a skeleton, left, on display at the Museum of Natural History in New York.

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Related Topix: New York

Examiner.com

Girl Power: New Girl Scout camps help to rethink professions

Empowering young girls and building courage, confidence and character in them is the Girl Scouts of the USA way.

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Related Topix: IGN Entertainment, Fox Interactive Media, Fire, Agriculture, Science

Business Journal

Macy's will pay up in shopper-profiling probe

Macy's Inc. has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its Herald Square store, the Associated Press reports.

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Related Topix: Retail, Bloomingdales, Federated Department Stores, Cincinnati, OH

Connecticut Post

In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges

This June 20, 2014 file photo shows the Rikers Island jail with the New York skyline in the background.

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Related Topix: Prison, New York, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Turnto10.com

NYC took quick precautions after in-custody death

But compared to the violent aftermath of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the fallout from the chokehold death of Eric Garner in New York now seems notable for what's been absent: no guns pointed at raging protestors, no billows of tear gas, no lengthy delay in revealing an officer's name, no National Guard troops.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Star-Telegram.com

Drug czar promotes updates to northern border plan

The nation's acting drug czar promised more coordination with Canada on drug trafficking issues Tuesday and highlighted his northern border strategy by touring an area in North Dakota where authorities say heroin and other drugs are being pushed by motorcycle gangs and Mexican cartels.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US Politics, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, US News, US Senate, North Dakota, Control Group

680News

In AP interview, Paul Ryan discusses fathera s struggle with alcohol, death at family home

At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Family, Kids, Mitt Romney, Iowa

Evening Sun

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson set for DC Comics film

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says he will play a role in an upcoming DC Comics movie adaption but has yet to decide between superhero Shazam and his arch-nemesis Black Adam.

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Related Topix: Dwayne Johnson, Publishing, Media, DC Comics, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Salt Lake City, UT

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