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Armed robber was never told to report to prison

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came. Full Story

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AP Photos: A close-up look at fracking

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver. Full Story

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Robber who was homesick for prison to be sentenced

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- Walter Unbehaun has spent nearly all of his adult life behind bars, so it's not surprising that he faces sentencing Thursday for yet another crime, a bank robbery last year. His reason for robbing the bank is surprising, though: He was homesick for prison. Full Story

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Fire truck rams California eatery; 15 injured

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Two fire trucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters. Full Story

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Survey: Happiest couples sleep close together

Thu Apr 17, 2014

Couples who sleep closer together are happier with their relationships, according to a new survey. Full Story

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Water from Oregon reservoir tests clean

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- There's nothing wrong with the 38 million gallons of water being flushed away from a reservoir in an Oregon city. Full Story

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Study: America is more like an oligarchy

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Americans pride themselves on living in a democracy where each vote matters, but a new study finds that America's government more closely resembles an oligarchy -- reflecting the wishes of the rich and powerful. Full Story

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Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday. Full Story

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Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to shoot him. Full Story

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Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law. Full Story

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Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against charges that carry the possibility of the death penalty. Full Story

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New SAT: What will those questions look like?

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned SAT, which aims for more real-world applications and analysis from students. Full Story

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Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

Thu Apr 17, 2014

- A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him. Full Story

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Alleged serial killings highlight GPS limits

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- A pair of convicted sex offenders had proven once before that there were limits to how well GPS devices could track their whereabouts. Full Story

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Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths

Wed Apr 16, 2014

- A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a "psychopath" and "one of the most dangerous people" the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of four Omaha people last summer. Full Story