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Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect. Irek Hamidullin was a combatant captured on the battlefield – not a financier,...
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India hangs only man sentenced to die for 1993 Mumbai blasts

AP Photo NEW DELHI (AP) — An Indian accountant and the only person sentenced to death for his role in the 1993 Mumbai bombings that killed 257 people – the country’s worst terrorist attack – was hanged Thursday on his birthday, after the president rejected...
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AP PHOTOS: Youngest refugees bear brunt of Syrian war woes

AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen MAFRAQ, Jordan (AP) — Gathered on the desert floor, the Askar family chants prayers for their 1-year-old daughter Jawahir, who died of malnutrition and is buried beneath the sands of their informal refugee camp far from their Syrian hometown....
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Renault profit rises in 1st half on European rebound

PARIS (AP) — French carmaker Renault has reported a sharp rise in its first-half profit as the European car market rebounded strongly in the period. Renault on Thursday reported net profit of 1.4 billion euros ($1.5 billion), up from 749 million euros a year earlier. The...
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Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border

AP Photo/Brian Witte FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes...
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Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border

AP Photo/Brian Witte FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes...
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Hikers drawn to geological gem along Arizona-Utah border

AP Photo/Brian Witte FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A geological gem awaits hikers in the wilderness along the Arizona-Utah border. Swirls of searing reds, oranges and yellow fold into a bowl that visitors from around the world seek out on an unmarked path past sandstone buttes...
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Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

AP Photo CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye. James Holmes, now 27, was still “Jimmy” then, by most accounts a...
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Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

AP Photo CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye. James Holmes, now 27, was still “Jimmy” then, by most accounts a...
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Colorado theater shooter went from happy boy to mass killer

AP Photo CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — He flashed a toothy grin in his second grade photograph, but by the ninth grade the smile was gone, replaced with an awkward smirk and a wild look in his eye. James Holmes, now 27, was still “Jimmy” then, by most accounts a...