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This undated handout photo provided by the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia shows Richard Leon, the judge who declared that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records is likely unconstitutional, has a long record of taking on executive branch actions. (AP Photo/U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia)

Is 1976 robbery legally relevant to NSA spying?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The small-time case of a Baltimore purse-snatcher who got nabbed after crank-calling his victim in 1976 laid the legal groundwork for today’s worldwide government surveillance of telephone records in the name of […]

12/17/2013

This undated photo provided by Omaima ElFaitori shows Ronald Thomas Smith II. Smith, an American chemistry teacher, was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Omaima ElFaitori)

American teacher shot dead in Libya’s Benghazi

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed […]

12/05/2013

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) walks on the field during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in San Francisco, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers prepare to move forward without Aldon Smith

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers placed linebacker Aldon Smith on the reserve non-football injury list Monday as he enters rehab for substance abuse and begins what team CEO Jed York has […]

09/23/2013

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Sale of late NC businessman’s Ferrari sets record

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An ultra-rare 1967 Ferrari previously owned by the late Eddie Smith, a North Carolina orphan-turned-millionaire, sold at auction for $27.5 million, setting a world record. The Los Angeles Times reports that […]

08/18/2013

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2 ambushed LA detectives have minor wounds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A black-clad gunman ambushed two detectives returning to a police station early Tuesday, but they received only minor injuries and were helping in the hunt for the attacker, police said. Police […]

06/25/2013

Will Smith and Jaden Smith (l-r) in scene from movie "After Earth." (Sony Pictures/AP Photo)

Fame part of family business for Will, Jaden Smith

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Will Smith has a new outlook on teenagers: Parents do indeed understand. The rapper-turned-actor says he’s “grown a lot” since writing the Grammy-winning 1988 hit that humorously declared they […]

05/26/2013

Actress Angelina Jolie (AP Photo)

Jolie: From girl with tattoo to woman with a cause

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In her bad girl days, Angelina Jolie’s body was a billboard for tattoos that said such things as “Billy Bob.” Now she’s sharing intimate details of her anatomy to help women […]

05/15/2013

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Ohio executes man who raped, killed 6-month-old

LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A man convicted of killing a 6-month-old as he raped her was executed Wednesday.

05/01/2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich

Governor: No mercy for Ohio man who killed baby

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday rejected a plea for mercy by a condemned man who says he intended to rape his girlfriend’s 6-month-old daughter but didn’t mean to kill her, calling the crime “among the worst of the worst.”

04/17/2013

Dog found in NM reunited with Kentucky owner

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Mandi Smith’s 5-month-old puppy disappeared from the family’s Fort Campbell, Ky., yard 18 months ago. So when she got a call saying Pooka had turned up in northern New Mexico, she thought someone was playing a trick on her.

01/30/2013

Cincinnati Bengals helmet

Bengals lineman arrested with gun at airport

ATLANTA (AP) — Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith was free on bond Friday after his arrest on a charge of carrying a loaded gun at Atlanta’s airport.

01/18/2013

Midnight Mission millionth meal

Millionth meal served at LA’s Midnight Mission

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The millionth free meal of the year at the Midnight Mission in downtown Los Angeles was served during the lunch service today, the mission announced.

12/27/2012

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