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Opening statements begin in general’s sex trial

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse following a day of motions, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Less than a month before Sinclair’s trial on sexual assault charges, the lead prosecutor broke down in tears Tuesday as he told a superior he believed...
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Top lawmaker: Russia would welcome Crimea

Crimea’s prime minister Sergei Aksyonov, center, enters a hall prior the talks in Russian Parliament in Moscow, Russia, Friday, March 7, 2014. Valentina Matvienko, speaker for Russia’s upper house of parliament says Crimea would be welcome as an “equal...
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About a boy who plays the boy on new NBC sitcom

AP Photo/Jordin Althaus NEW YORK (AP) — It wasn’t hard for Benjamin Stockham to figure out his role as Marcus, the title character of NBC’s new sitcom “About a Boy.” “It was pretty obvious from the script that he was kind of a nerd,” said...

Size Records giving songs for free via Google Play

NEW YORK (AP) — International DJ-producer Steve Angello is giving away his record label’s entire catalog with the help of Google Play. The former Swedish House Mafia member announced Friday that his Size Records will roll out more than 170 songs for free to fans in...
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Fire destroys another Heidelberg house in Detroit

In this Nov. 21, 2013 photo, stuffed animals are seen attached to “The Party Animal House” in the Heidelberg Art Project in Detroit. Another fire has burned a house that’s part of the outdoor art installation. WDIV-TV reports that the fire department responded...
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Guard: Pistorius told me ‘everything is fine’

Oscar Pistorius, checks his mobile phone in court on the fifth day of his trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, March 7, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentines Day in 2013. (AP...
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Fashion celebrity Mizrahi plans memoir for 2016

AP Photo/Charles Sykes NEW YORK (AP) — Isaac Mizrahi will tell the whole story. The fashion celebrity has a deal with Amy Einhorn Books for a memoir that will track his rise from an unhappy childhood in Brooklyn to hanging out at Studio 54 to international fame. Amy Einhorn...
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As US states allow pot sales, Dutch reverse course

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor lights a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands. While several U.S. states have moved to legalize the sale of marijuana, the Netherlands is going in the opposite direction, clamping down...
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AP Interview: Karzai’s brother on Afghan vote

Afghan presidential candidate Qayyum Karzai, brother of Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai, pauses during an interview with The Associated Press in his house in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, March 7, 2014. Afghan president’s elder brother said he quit the April 5...

Deliberations Continue In Ohio Slave Labor Trial

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Jurors will resume deliberations for a second day in the trial of two people accused of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years with her child in northern Ohio. The jurors went home Thursday about 90 minutes after getting the case in a Youngstown...