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Kennedy cousin Skakel wins new trial in 1975 death

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel was granted a new trial on Wednesday by a Connecticut judge who ruled his attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002 of killing his neighbor in 1975.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


3 children treated after police gun discharges

CHINO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say a police gun accidentally fired during an anti-drug program at a Southern California school and three children were treated for minor injuries.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


14-year-old charged in teacher's killing

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) - A well-liked teacher was found slain in woods behind this quiet Massachusetts town's high school, and a 14-year-old boy who was found walking along a state highway overnight was charged with killing her.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Starbucks unveils 'tea bar' in New York City

NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks is opening a new cafe in New York City, and it won't serve any coffee.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


UPDATE: N. Calif. officers kill 13-year-old boy

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Northern California sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a 13-year-old boy after repeatedly telling him to drop what turned out to be a replica assault rifle, sheriff's officials and family members said.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Boston Marathon: Tsarnaev wants access to records in triple slaying

BOSTON (AP) - The surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, who faces a potential death penalty, is fighting to get access to investigative records that implicate his dead brother in a triple slaying in 2011.

October 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Frustrated Dems lament damage from website bugs

WASHINGTON (AP) - Frustrated Democrats lamented Wednesday that persistent problems with new health care exchanges have inflicted damage on the public's perception of the already unpopular "Obamacare" - with some lawmakers insisting President Barack Obama should ensure those responsible lose their jobs.

October 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Trial starts; Is Detroit eligible for bankruptcy?

DETROIT (AP) - The city of Detroit will present a "mountain of evidence" to show that its perilous finances qualify for a turnaround in bankruptcy court, an attorney said Wednesday as a judge opened an extraordinary trial to determine if the largest public filing in U.S. history will go forward.

October 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Iraq vet's family considering gravestone options

CINCINNATI (AP) - The family of a slain Iraqi war veteran wants her towering SpongeBob SquarePants headstone returned to her final resting place while the cemetery officials that removed it say that's the only thing they won't do, leaving both sides at an apparent impasse that may have to be decided in court.

October 23, 2013 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Police: 5 killed in car crash in Northern Calif.

LODI, Calif. (AP) - A multicar crash at a busy Northern California intersection left five people dead, including a child, a pregnant woman and her unborn baby, authorities said. At least 12 people were injured in the crash Tuesday.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In NSA spying scandal, outrage but calculation too

BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. allies knew that the Americans were spying on them, but they had no idea how much.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Obama urges allies to stick with health law

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is appealing to its allies in Congress, on Wall Street and across the country to stick with President Barack Obama's health care law even as embarrassing problems with the flagship website continue to mount.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Pope expels German 'luxury bishop' from diocese

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday because of a scandal over a 31-million-euro project to build a new residence complex, but refused calls to remove him permanently.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


N. Calif. deputies kill 13-year-old boy with replica weapon

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Northern California sheriff's officials and family members say deputies shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a replica assault weapon.

October 23, 2013 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


2 human rights groups criticize US drone program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States on Tuesday defended drone strikes targeting al-Qaida operatives and others it deems enemies, rejecting reports by two human-rights groups questioning the legality of strikes they asserted have killed or wounded scores of civilians in Yemen and Pakistan.

October 23, 2013 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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Telsa Motors expanding in California

LATHROP, Calif. (AP) - Electric car maker Tesla Motors is expanding its footprint in California.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.

April 23, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


State senators to receive refresher on ethics

SACRAMENTO (AP) - State senators were scheduled to receive a refresher course in ethics on Wednesday, the fallout from a series of legal cases involving Democratic lawmakers this year.

April 23, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.

April 23, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Reward offered in mutilation of pelican

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A bird rescue organization says a pelican found with its pouch slashed will undergo surgery in Southern California.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Gunmen in South Sudan who targeted civilians including children and the elderly left "piles and piles" of bodies, many of them in a mosque and a hospital, the U.N.'s top humanitarian official in the country said Tuesday.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


High court upholds Mich. affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice's impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial inequality.

April 22, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern mountains. The government said 55 militants were killed so far.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - 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.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

JINDO, South Korea (AP) - One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South Korean ferry that sank nearly a week ago.

April 22, 2014 | Associated Press | Signal AP


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