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Naked man rescued after getting stuck on Florida drawbridge

AP Photo/Michael Clary FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge. The South Florida Sun Sentinel quoted witnesses as saying the unidentified man was walking across the Florida East Coast Railway railroad...

Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing

BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before. There were no obvious signs of foul play, but it has not been ruled out, said Diane Richardson, a...

Official: Military aircraft goes off runway near San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — An official says a military aircraft has gone off a runway at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay. Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, says the incident occurred Friday. KGTV-TV San Diego published a...

New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the “interests of justice” would best be served by one. On Friday, after more than a year of sporadic hearings...

NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. In his ruling...

Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York. So, in 2000, Novak adopted MacArthur – two years his junior – as his...
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Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim wants gun reforms

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — Richard Martinez thinks of his son every day, and with those thoughts come the constant reminder of a young life cut tragically short by another man with a gun. That is why, the 61-year-old attorney says, he crisscrosses the country,...

7 decades on, Pearl Harbor kin seek new ID tests and closure

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Dawn Silsbee and her siblings never knew their Uncle Bert – he died years before they were born. But they saw what his loss did to their family. “Our grandmother openly wept, every year – every Dec. 7,” the North Carolina woman...

Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state’s police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass. Now, they greet him and start a conversation. “It...
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Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police

AP Photo/Tony Dejak CLEVELAND (AP) — For Cleveland’s maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people. Then late last year, a white, rookie police officer shot and killed a...