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Plea deal for suspected potty peeper in Colorado

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of emerging from a Colorado portable toilet covered in feces has pleaded guilty to two burglary counts and attempted unlawful sexual contact. Luke Chrisco was arrested in 2011 […]

07/09/2013

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Rising Mississippi River threatening towns

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mississippi River communities scrambling Tuesday to fend off the rain-engorged waterway got discouraging news: More rains looming across much of the nation’s midsection threatened to slow the potential retreat of the […]

06/04/2013

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Spelling Bee begins with 1st-ever vocabulary test

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee is under way, with 281 youngsters taking the first vocabulary test in the history of the competition. Spellers arrived Tuesday morning to take a […]

05/28/2013

Jodi Arias, during interview at Maricopa County Estrella Jail, Phoenix. (AP Photo)

In Arias trial, TV cameras never far behind

PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias murder trial had all the ingredients of a circus the minute it started: sex and violence, a defendant more than willing to seek the spotlight, a judge who extended […]

05/22/2013

Jodi Arias during sentencing phase in murder of her boyfriend Travis Alexander, Maricopa County Superior court, Phoenix. (AP Photo)

Arias jury deadlocked but must continue

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors in the Jodi Arias murder trial told the judge Wednesday that they are unable to reach a unanimous verdict on whether the convicted murderer should be get life or death for […]

05/22/2013

Resident walks by homes destroyed by tornado, Moore, Oklahoma. (AP Photo)

Search nearly complete after Oklahoma tornado

MOORE, Okla. (AP) — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare […]

05/21/2013

Marijuana plants

Garden Grove acts to close marijuana dispensaries

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — An Orange County city is ordering its medical marijuana dispensaries to close in the wake of a state Supreme Court ruling that permits pot shop bans. The Orange County Register […]

05/14/2013

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Second man says home being searched in ricin case

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A second Mississippi man says the FBI is searching his home in connection with the ricin letter case. Everett Dutschke says in a phone interview with The Associated Press that the FBI was at his home Tuesday for the search.

04/23/2013

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Ricin suspect released from jail

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the reason for the release wasn’t immediately clear.

04/23/2013

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple (AP Photo)

North Dakota governor signs ‘fetal pain’ measure

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed into law a measure that outlaws abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the premise that at that point a fetus can feel pain.

04/16/2013

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