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Jodi Arias' lawyer: Mistrial won't change sadness of killing

PHOENIX (AP) — The lead defense lawyer for convicted murderer Jodi Arias says jurors failing to reach a unanimous verdict in his client's sent…

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Coroner says boy crushed to death by gate in North Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A coroner says an 8-year-old boy died of blunt force and other injuries when he was struck by a metal gate in North Las Vegas.

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Plane skids off LaGuardia runway, crashes into fence; 6 hurt

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and…

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Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

Why is Ringling removing elephants from the circus?

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus announced Thursday it will phase out the show's iconic elephants from…

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Latest on Boston bombing trial: Photo of mangled leg shown

Latest on Boston bombing trial: Photo of mangled leg shown

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Attorney: 'Sniper' defamation verdict should be thrown out

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney representing the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle is arguing that a judge was mistaken in award…

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Turkish minister urges fight against extremists in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Turkey's prime minister says the international community never had a plan to end the intensifying Syrian conflict.

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3rd death in shootings at California nightclub, gas station

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Police say a third victim has died following shootings at a Southern California nightclub and a nearby gas stati…

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Motorist killed, 5 students hurt in Washington bus crash

ORONDO, Wash. (AP) — A motorist has been killed and five students and others were injured in a crash in central Washington involving a school …

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Americans spent $58 billion to pamper, protect pets in 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — We feed them, groom them, clothe them and otherwise shell out the big bucks to protect and pamper our pets.

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Police: Man who shot at NSA building was hearing voices

MILLERSVILLE, Md. (AP) — The man accused of shooting at drivers in Maryland and at a National Security Agency building told police he was hear…

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Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed o…

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Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot repeatedly was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

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AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B

AbbVie to buy leukemia drugmaker Pharmacyclics for $21B

AbbVie will spend about $21 billion to buy fellow drugmaker Pharmacyclics and add another major revenue producer to a portfolio that already i…

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Late winter storm drops snow from Texas to Nantucket

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Winter could have at least one more blast for much of the U.S. after the late-season snow stops falling: Record low temper…

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Hispanic group seeks special prosecutor in police shooting

PASCO, Wash. (AP) — A Hispanic group is calling for a special prosecutor in the case of an unarmed Mexican man who was killed by officers in W…

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US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

US finds racist, profit-driven practices in Ferguson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal investigation into the police killing of an unarmed, black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, lays bare what offici…

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Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

Selma's 50th anniversary brings comparisons to Ferguson

They only lasted minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregati…

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Survivor of Boston attack recalls locking eyes with bomber

Survivor of Boston attack recalls locking eyes with bomber

BOSTON (AP) — A man who became a symbol of the Boston Marathon bombing when he was wheeled away, ashen-faced, his legs severely injured, testi…

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Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

Prosecutors: No criminal charge for NASCAR driver Kurt Busch

DOVER, Del. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch will not face criminal charges over claims by his ex-girlfriend that he smashed her head into a be…

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Michael Brown's parents announce civil lawsuit in death

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of an unarmed, black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis subu…

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Police: Florida mom forces boy to jump from 2nd-floor window

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman wielding a shotgun forced her 7-year-old son to jump out of a second-floor apartment window early Thursday…

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Judge asked to give boy, then 11, new trial in 2009 slaying

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Attorneys for a Pennsylvania boy who was just 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiance…

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UN: Almost half a million people in Darfur displaced in 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new report from the U.N. secretary-general says nearly half a million people were displaced in Darfur last year, the h…

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Appeals court tosses gag order in ex-coal company CEO's case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accus…

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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might h…

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Justices: Same-day audio for April 28 gay marriage cases

Justices: Same-day audio for April 28 gay marriage cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear arguments over same-sex marriage on April 28 and make audio of the proceedings available later that day.

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Yale students protest work requirement for aid recipients

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A requirement that Yale undergraduates on financial aid pay up to $6,400 annually toward their education is coming und…

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Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

Mayor to NYC business leaders: Start pay at $13 an hour

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, promoting his message of income equality and empowering the less fortunate, pressed influential New York…

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APNewsBreak: Maine fishermen set record $585M haul in 2014

ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) — Maine's fishermen hauled in a huge catch worth a state record $585 million last year, buoyed by an unprecedented surge …

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Scientists warn Obama of marine life harm from seismic tests

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marine scientists are raising concerns about the Obama administration's decision to move ahead on use of seismic air…

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Man found dead in national park was shot in head with arrow

PORT ANGELES, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man was found dead at a campground in Olympic National Park after being shot in the head with an…

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US draft urges UN to condemn use of chlorine in Syria

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council that condemns the use of toxic chemical…

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Student protesters block access to California university

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Student protesters are blocking all entrances to the University of California, Santa Cruz, campus as part of an ongo…

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'Black Madam' out of hospital, murder trial still on hold

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A transgender "body sculptor" is back in prison after spending two days in a Philadelphia hospital in the midst of her mur…

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Man freed after 20 years sues Ohio for wrongful imprisonment

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man who spent almost 20 years in Ohio's prisons before being released when a murder charge was dropped is suing the state.

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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2…

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El Nino finally here; but this 1 is weak, weird and late

El Nino finally here; but this 1 is weak, weird and late

WASHINGTON (AP) — A long anticipated El Nino has finally arrived. But for drought-struck California, it's too little, too late, meteorologists say.

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6 patients, 6 donors prepare for rare kidney swap chain

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a rare series of interlinked operations, six patients are getting kidney transplants from six donors at a San Francisc…

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Cheers! Maine panel backs bill to ensure fair pint of beer

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill seeking to crack down on "cheater pints" of beer has overcome its first hurdle in the Maine Legislature.

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Florida man brings neighbor's body to lawyer's office

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida man put his dead neighbor in the bed of his pickup truck and drove to his lawyer's office claiming…

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April hearing set on ex-BP engineer's reversed conviction

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors hoping to win reinstatement of an obstruction of justice conviction against a former BP engineer will a…

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Remains of 2 babies found in ceiling at Indiana funeral home

GARY, Ind. (AP) — The remains of two mummified or skeletonized babies have been found tucked inside small boxes above ceiling tiles in a north…

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Syracuse frat members charged after pledge suffers frostbite

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A Syracuse University pledge may lose four fingers after being forced to crawl in the snow and perform late-night pushup…

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Juror questioning finished in running death trial

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Attorneys have finished questioning jurors in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of making her granddau…

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10 Things to Know for Today

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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Police: Homeless man stole beacon from atop Boston bridge

BOSTON (AP) — Police have charged a homeless man with stealing an aircraft warning beacon from atop Boston's distinctive Leonard P. Zakim Bunk…

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AP Exclusive: Ringling Bros. eliminating elephant acts

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus is ending its iconic elephant acts.

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Cleveland to host 1st GOP presidential primary debate

CLEVELAND (AP) — The head of the Republican National Committee says its first primary debate for the next presidential election will be in Cleveland.

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Portrait of frontiersman Crockett's widow heads to auction

DAMASCUS, Va. (AP) — A southwest Virginia auction house is auctioning off a portrait of the widow of folk hero frontiersman Davy Crockett.

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