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Police: Women fighting over man release rats into Philly house, bash windows with bat

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:33pm
Philadelphia police are looking for several suspects in what appears to be a case of rat retaliation.
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Sharpton meets with New York police commissioner to discuss shoppers' profiling allegations

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:38pm
The Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights leaders and representatives from the retail industry met Thursday with New York Police Department Commissioner William J.
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It's about time: Nation's new civilian atomic clock is 3 times more accurate than predecessor

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:15pm
Good news for people who are sticklers for punctuality: The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a new atomic clock that isn't supposed to gain or lose a second in roughly 300 million years.
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Rock slides could hit Utah homes, geologists say

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:26pm
More cliff-top rocks similar to ones that killed a middle-aged couple when they smashed into their home near Zion National Park could come loose, Utah geologists warn.
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Tornado alerts grip Midwest

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:25pm
Tornado warnings that were in effect for three counties in Missouri and one in northern Texas on Thursday have expired, but the National Weather Service says it's too soon for residents in the Midwest to let down their guard.
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Miss. gov signs religious practices bill; some worry it could stir anti-gay discrimination

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:14pm
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill Thursday that supporters say will assure unfettered practice of religion without government interference but that opponents worry could lead to state-sanctioned discrimination against gays and lesbians.
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US Supreme Court won't stop Texas execution over state refusal to name lethal drug supplier

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:10pm
The U.S. Supreme Court won't stop the execution of a Texas serial killer whose attorneys want the state to release information about where it gets its lethal injection drug.
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Ecko Unltd. seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing changing trends, recession effects

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:09pm
Clothing maker Ecko Unltd.
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Islamic group gets go-ahead to cut crosses off NY church

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:28pm
A city board on Thursday gave a Muslim group the go-ahead to remove six crosses from the roof and spires of a century-old former Catholic church so the now-vacant Gothic structure can be used as a mosque.
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Harvard report on response to marathon bombing, while largely positive, has some criticisms

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:55am
The manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects culminated in a chaotic gunfight that placed police and the public in danger because it lacked coordination and restraint, according to an otherwise largely positive report released Thursday by Harvard University on the emergency response to the explosions.
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Los Angeles family says woman was frozen to death by hospital

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:44am
A family that claims a woman was frozen to death in a hospital morgue after she was prematurely declared dead can proceed with a medical malpractice lawsuit, an appeals court ruled Wednesday.
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Wyoming college student ate marijuana cookie before fatal fall

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:14am
The Denver coroner says an exchange student from Wyoming fell to his death after eating a marijuana cookie.
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Georgia soldier pleads guilty in 2011 militia slayings, sentenced to life in prison

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:49am
An Army soldier has pleaded guilty in a southeast Georgia courtroom to shooting a former military colleague to protect an anti-government militia group.
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Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 30 as medical examiner confirms identifies

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:42am
The number of confirmed deaths in the Washington state mudslide rose to 30 on Thursday with the release of another victim's name.
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Effort to buy McKinley's wife's tiara from pawn shop puts Ohio museum on fundraising blitz

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:42am
The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in northeast Ohio is hurriedly fundraising in hopes of buying a tiara that once belonged to President William McKinley's wife.
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UConn students allowed in classes after bomb threat

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:37am
DEVELOPING STORY: Students at the University of Connecticut campus in Storrs are being allowed back into classes Thursday after an earlier bomb threat. 

An alert about the bomb threat was issued by the school just before 10 a.m. The school told students in the Tasker Building to evacuate. The building was described in local reports as an admissions building. The school said the Tasker Building is still being investigated, but the rest for the campus can resume normal activities.

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US service sector grows more quickly in March on rising new orders, more hiring

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:14am
U.S. service firms expanded more quickly last month as new orders rose and hiring increased, a positive sign that the economy is rebounding after an unusually cold winter.
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Jury resumes deliberating in murder trial of dad accused of tossing tot in creek in car seat

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 9:37am
Jury deliberations have resumed at the trial of a New Jersey man accused of tossing his 2-year-old daughter into a creek in her car seat, weighted down with a tire jack so she would sink.
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US trade deficit widens to $42.3 billion in February, highest in 5 months, as exports fall

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:36am
The U.S. trade deficit climbed to the highest level in five months in February as demand for American exports fell while imports increased slightly.
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