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Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free. Full Story

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FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota. Full Story

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Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving. Full Story

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Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight departed, according to an official briefed on the investigation. Full Story

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Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened. Full Story

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Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape from it in January. Full Story

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Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark the disaster's 70th anniversary. Full Story

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Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows. Full Story

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Fla. man guilty of killing newlywed wife for money

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy. Full Story

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Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

Sun Apr 20, 2014

- A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. Full Story

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Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii -- a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the security system that protects the nation's airline fleet. Full Story

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Kentucky inmate starves to death, exposes lapses in prison medical treatment

Mon Apr 21, 2014

A prison doctor has been fired and two other staffers are in the midst of being dismissed after an inmate at the Kentucky State Penitentiary starved himself to death. Full Story

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Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, authorities said Monday. Full Story

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Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

Wed Apr 23, 2014

- What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth. Full Story

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Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

Mon Apr 21, 2014

- The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership. Full Story

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Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

Mon Apr 21, 2014

- Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia, according to figures provided by the Navy. Full Story

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Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New Mexico. Full Story

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Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

Tue Apr 22, 2014

- Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being. Full Story