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Hostage standoff ends at El Segundo popcorn factory

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Police say an executive held at gunpoint at a Southern California gourmet popcorn company has been freed and a company employee is under arrest.

04/16/2013

Martin Richard, child killed in explosion near the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon (AP Photo)

Marathon bombing victim, 8, recalled as spirited

BOSTON (AP) — The boy who was killed in the Boston Marathon bombings was remembered by neighbors Tuesday as a vivacious 8-year-old who loved to run and climb. Martin Richard was among the three people killed in the explosions Monday.

04/16/2013

Evan Spencer Ebel (AP Photo)

Man tied to Colo. prison chief death dies in Texas

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — A medical examiner’s office says a man identified as a parolee possibly linked to the slaying of Colorado’s state prisons chief has died after he was gravely wounded in a high-speed police chase in Texas.

03/22/2013

(AP Photo)

Wave of Iraq blasts kill 57 a decade after invasion

BAGHDAD (AP) — A wave of bombings tore through the Baghdad area Tuesday, killing 57 people on eve of the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion and showing how unstable Iraq remains more than a year after the withdrawal of American troops.

03/19/2013

(AP Photo)

Greek banks hurt by Cyprus news, no sign of runs

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Banks stocks fell sharply on the Athens Stock Exchange on Tuesday, as trading resumed for the first time in Greece since Cyprus announced a shock plan to seize a part of bank deposits. There were no signs of bank runs, however.

03/19/2013

Cattle feed in a snow covered pasture near Lecompton, Kansas

Slow-moving snowstorm pummels Midwest, heads east

CHICAGO (AP) — A massive, slow-moving storm paralyzed parts of the nation’s midsection with heavy, wet snow Tuesday before churning eastward.

02/27/2013

Robotic surgery

Costlier robotic surgery soars for hysterectomies

CHICAGO (AP) — Robotic surgery is increasingly being used for women’s hysterectomies, adding at least $2,000 to the cost without offering much benefit over less high-tech methods, a study found.

02/19/2013

Jimmy Lee Dykes

Authorities release photo of accused Ala. abductor

MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) — Authorities have released a photo of a man they say killed a school bus driver and abducted a 5-year-old boy before taking refuge in an underground bunker.

02/01/2013

Minimum wage gap grows wider between states

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of workers are set to get a pay raise to start 2013, as 10 states increase their minimum wage. Washington state will again lead the way Tuesday, raising its starting salary to $9.19 an hour.

12/31/2012

Ex-police officer pleads guilty to grand theft

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A former Southern California police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a law enforcement football organization that raised money for youth scholarships.

12/19/2012

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