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‘Black Madam’ testifies at buttocks-injection murder trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A Gothic hip-hop artist charged in the death of a London break-dancer she injected with silicone is set to resume testimony at her trial. Padge-Victoria Windslowe admits she injected 20-year-old Claudia Aderotimi, but says she thought the dancer became...

Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents has died. University spokesman Paul Browne says the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh died...

Parents of slain journalist James Foley: US should do more

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The government – and the press – failed to do enough to save the life of the freelance journalist who was the first American killed by Islamic State militants, James Foley’s parents said at a university forum Thursday. John and Diane...

Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president, dies at 97

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – The priest who transformed the University of Notre Dame into an academic power during his 35 years in charge while also serving as an adviser to popes and presidents has died. University spokesman Paul Browne says the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh died...
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Pot fight between DC Mayor, Congress could cost the city

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, posters encouraging people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use are readied in Washington. Possession of marijuana will become legal in the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel...

Minnesota teen pleads guilty to trying to support terrorism

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – A Minnesota teenager who had been stopped at the airport as he was trying to travel to Syria pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Abdullahi Mohamud Yusuf, 18, admitted in U.S....
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Vandalism in Arizona shows the Internet’s vulnerability

Zak Holland opens up a computer at a store on the Northern Arizona University campus in Flagstaff, Ariz., Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Much of the region was experiencing an Internet and phone outage that was linked to vandalism of a fiber-optic line. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca) Zak...

Marathon bombing suspect: Not enough minorities in jury pool

BOSTON (AP) – Lawyers for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect asked a judge Thursday to dismiss the indictment against their client or suspend his trial, saying there weren’t enough minorities and younger people in the jury pool. The move by lawyers for Dzhokhar...
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Feds: 3 accused in Islamic State plot vocal about beliefs

In this courtroom drawing, defendant Akhror Saidakmetov, left; attorney Adam Perlmutter, center; and defendant Abdurasul Hasanovich Juraboev, appear at federal court in New York on terrorism charges, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. Saidakmetov and Juraboev are two of the three men...
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DC leaders legalize pot despite threats from Congress

FILE – In this Oct. 9, 2014 file photo, posters encouraging people to vote yes on DC Ballot Initiative 71 to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use are readied in Washington. Possession of marijuana will become legal in the nation’s capital, Mayor Muriel...