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Escaped inmate suspected in killing near Pennsylvania jail
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — Police searched Friday for an inmate they say walked away from a work-release program while serving jail time for a probation violation, killed an acquaintance who lived nearby, then took off in a stolen truck.
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Judge summons pregnant inmate on abortion desire
FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge in Alabama wants to hear from a pregnant inmate who's changed her mind on whether she wants an abortion.
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After week of searching, no sign of boys lost at sea
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A seventh night of searches for two Florida boys missing at sea has passed with no major break.
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Girl's body in crib leads police to review sister's death
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — The discovery of a young girl's decomposed body in a crib at an Ohio apartment is leading authorities to take another look at the death of a baby in that same family two years ago.
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Man charged with shooting at Zimmerman faces jail again
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke bond for a man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman during a traffic encounter.
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
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Survivor sues in limo crash that killed 4 on Long Island
NEW YORK (AP) — A survivor of a crash on Long Island that killed four women when their limousine collided with a pickup truck has sued both drivers and the companies involved.
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Police: Woman drowns while trying to rescue 2 girls
EVANS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say a woman drowned while trying to rescue two girls from Lake Erie.
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Police arrest man in theft of bag forgotten by ATM workers
MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say they've arrested one of two men who made off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees filling ATMs mistakenly left it on a northern New Jersey lawn.
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Suspect in Charleston church shooting due in federal court
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The man accused of slaying nine parishioners as they worshipped at a South Carolina church was expected in court Friday to face dozens of federal charges, including hate crimes and obstructing the practice of religion.
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Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow and a gun, and the process has already begun, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
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Searchers scour beaches in hopes of unlocking MH370 mystery
SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Searchers scored Reunion's shoreline for debris and investigators prepared to load a sea-encrusted wing fragment onto a plane bound for France on Friday to learn whether the aircraft remnant could help unlock the mystery
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Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched
DUMA, West Bank (AP) — A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and parents
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Tracing back debris to find Flight 370 may prove impossible
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — If it's confirmed that a wing fragment found on a remote island in the Indian Ocean is from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, lost more than 500 days ago, could scientists use their knowledge of ocean currents to trace
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APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.
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French Jewish immigrants flock to Israeli coastal city
NETANYA, Israel (AP) — The coastal city of Netanya markets itself as the "Israeli Riviera" and walking along its main pedestrian boulevard, one would be hard-pressed to tell it apart from its twin city of Nice. Barely a word of Hebrew is spoken, and
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3 ex-TEPCO execs to face criminal charges in nuclear crisis
TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese judicial committee has decided that three former utility executives should face criminal charges and stand trial for their alleged negligence in the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
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Afghan Taliban praise new leader in effort to rally ranks
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban on Friday praised their new leader, saying he was one of the most "trusted" associates of the late Mullah Mohammad Omar — a statement likely meant to rally followers behind the leadership at a time of a
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Al-Qaida attacks headquarters of US-backed Syrian rebels
BEIRUT (AP) — U.S.-backed rebels say members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria have launched an attack on their command headquarters, killing at least five fighters and wounding more than a dozen.
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WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies.
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