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Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

A police officer cleans up crime scene tape as they investigate the scene of a homicide at Lexington Nursing & Rehabilitation Wednesday, April 23, 2014, in Houston. Guillermo Correa, 56, is accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death a...
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Airport official: Teen had no clue he was in Maui

A plane takes off at Mineta San Jose International Airport, Monday, April 21, 2014, in San Jose, Calif. A 16-year-old boy scrambled over a fence at the airport, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii, Sunday....
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Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

This frame grab from a Twitter post from @OccupyWallStNYC shows a news photo of a New York City police officer wielding a baton during an Occupy Wall Street action in New York. The photo was posted in response to a Twitter request by the NYPD to offer up feel-good photos of...
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Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

FILE – This Dec. 30, 2013 file photo shows a fireball going up at the site of an oil train derailment in Casselton, N.D. An effort by government and industry to make the tank cars used to ship crude oil and ethanol safer, spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, is...

USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane’s pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill. In October, three Americans and one Panamanian were killed while...

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday. The initiative...
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9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

FILE – In this undated file photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification, Kelvin Melton is shown. A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and...

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas judge granted a request Wednesday to formally change the name of the soldier convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks from Bradley Edward Manning to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. The former intelligence analyst is serving a...

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul. More companies are starting or expanding wellness programs that...
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Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

In this Wednesday, April 23, 2014 image made from video provided by NASA, astronauts Steven Swanson, left, and Rick Mastracchio perform a spacewalk outside the International Space Station to replace a dead computer. The device is a critical backup outside the station that failed...