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Indianapolis police: 3 arrested in birthday party shooting that killed 2, injured 6

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

INDIANAPOLIS –  Indianapolis police say they have arrested three people on charges related to a shooting that killed two people and injured six others at a birthday party. The names of the suspects and other details were not immediately available Tuesday. Police spokesman Lt. Jeff Duhamell said the suspects were in custody. A masked man
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NH police charge mother and son with stealing $1,670 worth of video games from Best Buy

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

CONCORD, N.H. –  Police in Salem, N.H., have charged a mother-and-son team with the theft of more than $1,600 worth of video games from a Best Buy store. Police said 64-year-old Luise LaQuerre and her 20-year-old son, Christopher Andrukaitis, both of Amesbury, Mass., were charged with felony theft after store security officers on Monday spotted
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Bell council OKs property tax cuts after state audit shows it overcharged to cover pensions

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

BELL, Calif. –  The City Council, embroiled in a pay and pension scandal, unanimously voted Tuesday to lower property taxes after a state audit showed it overcharged residents to cover pension costs for exorbitantly paid staffers. In a meeting that lasted nearly nine hours, the council also gave control over the next municipal election to
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From baseball diamond to church pews, services across US measure rising losses in Afghanistan

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

In the summer twilight, a crowd gathers on a baseball diamond in Seattle, candles in hand, to remember a sailor who not long ago ran this dusty path. In a California church, a young widow reunites with friends she saw just nine months ago at her wedding — this time, though, they’ve come to bid
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Yellowstone Club collapse pinned on founder, judge says Blixseth must repay most creditors

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

BILLINGS, Mont. –  A federal judge has pinned the financial collapse of the ultra-exclusive Yellowstone Club on its founder, Tim Blixseth, but says he doesn’t have to repay all its debts. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher says in a 135-page ruling issued Monday that Blixseth siphoned hundreds of millions of dollars from the private Montana
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Dad to make 3rd trip to Texas death chamber for execution of gang member who killed daughter

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

HUNTSVILLE, Texas –  Randy Ertman knows the road to the Texas death chamber too well. He’s set to make the trip again, to witness for the third time the execution of one of the gang members responsible for the rape and murder of his teenage daughter and her schoolmate. This time, it will be the
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AP Exclusive: Under desk, CIA found video of 9/11 plotter being interrogated in secret prison

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

WASHINGTON –  The CIA has tapes of 9/11 plotter Ramzi Binalshibh being interrogated in a secret overseas prison. Discovered under a desk, the recordings could provide an unparalleled look at how foreign governments aided the U.S. in holding and questioning suspected terrorists. The two videotapes and one audiotape are believed to be the only remaining
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Coming to America: Poll finds Hispanic immigrants harbor higher hopes than Latinos born in US

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

WASHINGTON –  Daily life for Marlen Lopez sounds anything but easy: The undocumented worker cleans offices to pay her bills and hasn’t seen her 8-year-old son since she left El Salvador three years ago. Yet Lopez is happy with her job, hopeful about the future and confident her son will one day graduate from college
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Blagojevich corruption trial observers try to guess what jury notes mean for outcome

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

CHICAGO –  Trying to decide whether notes from jurors deliberating at the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich are good for the defense or the prosecution has become a kind of parlor game for anyone closely scrutinizing the proceedings. Much of it’s guesswork, but many seem to believe the latest note — asking
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Safety Warning Preceded Gulf Rig Blast

Aug 17th, 2010 | By usnews

April 21: In this aerial photo taken in the Gulf of Mexico more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana’s tip, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig is seen burning. (AP) Weeks before the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the crew was warned not to let down its guard in
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