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Colombia’s presidential race engulfed by scandal

President Juan Manuel Santos, right, who is seeking a second four-year term as candidate for the Social Party of National Unity in the upcoming May 25 presidential election, shakes hands with Oscar Ivan Zuluaga, candidate for the Democratic Center, prior to a televised...
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After coup, Thai army summons Shinawatra family

A Buddhist monk walks past soldiers in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 23, 2014 after Thai military staged a coup. Thailand’s new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country’s constitution. Without firing a shot, Thailand’s powerful military...
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Day after coup, army summons Shinawatra family

A Buddhist monk walks past soldiers in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, May 23, 2014 after Thai military staged a coup. Thailand’s new military junta has announced that it has suspended the country’s constitution. Without firing a shot, Thailand’s powerful military...

Ex-official Found With Prostitute Can Practice Law

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former law director in eastern Ohio who was found with a prostitute can practice law as long as he avoids further misconduct. Scott Hillis is the former elected, part-time law director in Zanesville. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor offenses of...

North Dakota again leads nation in housing growth

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil boom fueled the fastest housing growth in the nation for the third consecutive year, government figures show, even though it is still hard to find a place to live in some towns. Census Bureau statistics released Thursday show...

Orthodox rabbis charged in religious divorce plot

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Four Orthodox Jewish rabbis and one of their sons conspired to kidnap and force Jewish men into granting their wives religious divorces, according to a federal indictment handed up on Thursday. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said several of the men charged...
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Performer convicted in Vegas dismemberment slaying

Defendant Jason Omar Griffith speaks to the jury as he testifies in his own defense during his trial at the Regional Justice Center in Las Vegas Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Griffith is accused of murdering Luxor “Fantasy” dancer Deborah Flores Narvaez in December 2010....

A Timeline Of The Pilot Flying J Investigation

A timeline of events in the federal investigation into rebate fraud at the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam: — May 4, 2011: An informant contacts the FBI about a regional sales...

State court allows ‘pink slime’ lawsuit to proceed

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Supreme Court is allowing a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit to proceed against television network ABC over its coverage of a meat product that critics derided as “pink slime.” The decision on Thursday allows the...
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Mother persuaded kidnapped woman to go to police

In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo released by the Santa Ana Police Department, shows suspect Isidro Garcia, age 41 of Bell Gardens, Calif. who was arrested in Santa Ana, Calif. Garcia allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old girl in Santa Ana in 2004 then repeatedly physically and...