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This Dec. 14, 2012 aerial file photo shows Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Newtown residents relieved by school’s demolition

  NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Neighbors of the Newtown, Conn., elementary school where 20 children and six adults were shot dead last year are expressing relief as workers tear down parts of it. Demolition of […]

10/25/2013

Social Security judge accused of disability scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired Social Security judge in West Virginia collaborated with a lawyer to improperly award disability benefits to hundreds of applicants, according to a report released Monday by congressional investigators. The report […]

10/07/2013

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Barber paid in hugs is kicked out of park

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 82-year-old barber who has been giving free haircuts to the homeless in exchange for hugs for 25 years has been kicked out of a park by city health officials. Anthony […]

06/13/2013

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Father of Sandy Hook victim faces criminal charges

MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man whose 6-year-old son was among those killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre was scheduled to appear in Connecticut Superior Court Wednesday on larceny and other charges. Neil […]

05/08/2013

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Conn. shooting prompts expanded movie ratings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Motion Pictures Association of America is changing its rating system to better inform parents about violence in movies. CEO Christopher Dodd announced the tweaks at the annual movie-theater convention, CinemaCon.

04/16/2013

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School officials look to have Sandy Hook kids back in class on 1/3

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — As the community of Newtown, Conn., marks one week since the deaths of 20 children in their classrooms, school officials are looking to getting Sandy Hook students back into class, in a refurbished school in a neighboring town.

12/21/2012

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Public drawn to news on election, shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to the top news stories of 2012, the public and the press generally agreed on the year’s most important events. But what’s news is still fairly subjective.

12/20/2012

1 of 2 hikers missing in Sierra Nevada found safe

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – One of two hikers missing in California’s Sierra Nevada was found safe Monday as crews searched for a second hiker, authorities said. Matthew Hanson was found after a California Highway Patrol […]

10/30/2012

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