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Rock slide halts NYC commuter rail service after damaging track

Sun, 07/20/2014 - 3:00am
Tumbling rocks north of New York City have damaged a stretch of train tracks in the nation's second-largest commuter rail system, suspending service and leaving hundreds of passengers without rides.
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Cartels suspected as high-caliber gunfire sends Border Patrol scrambling on Rio Grande

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:17pm
U.S. Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told
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Appeals court postpones Ariz. inmate's execution

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 8:40pm
An appeals court has granted an Arizona death row inmate's request to postpone his execution until prison officials reveal details on the two-drug combination that will be used to put him to death.
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NYPD places officers involved in fatal arrest on modified duty

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 7:54pm
New York City police say two officers involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody are being placed on modified duty.
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Owner, Humane Society outraged over fatal shooting of 4 thoroughbred horses in Utah corral

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 6:01pm
The shooting deaths of four thoroughbred horses in Utah are prompting outrage and a $5,000 reward for the prosecution of those responsible.
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Prison roof in Texas collapses, 20 inmates injured

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:37pm
Authorities say the roof of a privately run East Texas prison has collapsed, temporarily trapping dozens of inmates and injuring 20 -- 10 of whom went to nearby hospitals.
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Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 5:16pm
A Florida jury has slammed the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.
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New Mexico fugitive missing since 2000 back in custody after arrest in Nepal

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:52pm
A New Mexico man who fled sex abuse and kidnapping charges 14 years ago returned to the state Saturday following his capture in Nepal, the FBI said.
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National parks, monuments boost Wyoming, Montana and Idaho economies by $1.15 billion

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:25pm
National parks and monuments boosted the economies of surrounding communities in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho by a combined $1.15 billion last year, according to a new study.
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Photo of White House of the Confederacy housekeeper puts face on intimate witness to history

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:37am
A photo has emerged of a key figure in the household of Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
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Police: Mom, grandparents nearly starved 7-year-old boy, who resorted to catching, eating bugs

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 11:34am
Police say a 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy was nearly starved to death, beaten regularly and resorted to catching insects to eat during brief times he was allowed outside his home.
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Girl's unsolved murder haunts New Hampshire town three years later

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:27am
An 11-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted a massive search before her body was found against a dam in the Connecticut River remains a haunting presence in her small rural town.
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New Jersey reptile expert reportedly told to 'keep mouth shut' about anaconda on loose

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:15am
A reptile expert said Friday that he wants to go "on the record" and confirm that New Jersey authorities are searching for an anaconda, not a boa constrictor in the state's largest lake.
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3 years later, slaying of 11-year-old found in river still haunts community longing for arrest

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:34am
An 11-year-old girl whose disappearance prompted a massive search in 2011 before her body was found in the Connecticut River remains a haunting presence in her rural New Hampshire town.
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Wildfires destroy about 100 homes in central Washington

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 4:58am
A wind-driven, lightning-caused wildfire racing through rural north-central Washington destroyed about 100 homes Thursday and Friday, leaving behind solitary brick chimneys and burned-out automobiles as it blackened hundreds of square miles in the scenic Methow Valley northeast of Seattle.
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Eric Garner death: Rev. Al Sharpton plans rallies

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 2:49am
The Rev. Al Sharpton has planned two separate rallies Saturday following the death of a New York City man who died during an arrest in which partial video of the struggle shows an officer placing him in what the police commissioner said appeared to be a choke hold — a tactic prohibited by departmental policy.
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After death of NYC man in police custody, rallies scheduled; video shows apparent choke hold

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 2:23am
Rallies have been planned following the in-custody death of a New York City man police say had a heart attack during a struggle with officers.
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California couple faces fine for brown lawn after complying with water-saving rules

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:56am
Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws.
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Florida dad beats man he found allegedly raping his son, report says

Sat, 07/19/2014 - 12:52am
A Florida dad who told police he walked in on a man sexually abusing his child, left the suspect motionless and bleeding Friday morning on the living room floor, police said.
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