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Authorities say exposure to cold, alcohol caused 20-year-old woman's death in Provo Canyon

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:32pm
A 20-year-old Provo woman died in the freezing cold after her car keys went missing in the woods during a night of drinking Hadley Boberg, 20, and an unnamed man she was with were up in Provo Canyon, elevation 7,420 feet, Wednesday night apparently drinking alcohol and doing some hiking, authorities said Friday.
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Polish priest touches off controversy in Poland after complaining about LEGO toys

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:49am
A Roman Catholic priest has touched off a controversy in Poland after news media quoted him describing toys like LEGO's Monster Fighters as tools of Satan that lead children to the "dark side." The Super Express tabloid quoted the Rev. Slawomir Kostrzewa urging parents to dump the LEGO series and those of several other firms.
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British man tells NY judge he can't testify in US because he'd be nabbed on shoe-bomb charges

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:43am
A British man who quit a 2001 shoe-bomb plot and became a valuable witness at terrorism trials has told a New York judge he does not want to testify in the United States.
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Photos show access to motel where MLK Jr. was assassinated 46 years ago

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:34am
Life.com has over a dozen photos taken at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis hours after Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

The photographer, Henry Groskinsky, was on assignment 46 years ago today in Alabama and drove 200 miles to the crime scene with a reporter.

When they arrived at the scene—much to their surprise—they were given what the Life magazine referred to as unfettered access to the motel's grounds.

Groskinsky took about a dozen black-and-white pictures of scenes that included King's associates meeting solemnly in the civil rights leader's motel room, the balcony where he stood for the last time and workers cleaning the last of the blood. These photos were first published in 2009.

The photographer told The Associated Press that year he assumed the magazine was releasing the images to accompany its new website.

He theorized, "They [Life] started looking through the archives and …said "What's this? Why wasn't this published at the time of the assassination?"

Since the photos were originally taken, Groskinsky said he pulls out his own copies of the photos once every decade or so.

"I don't dwell on them," he said. "Every once in a while, I come across that envelope and reminisce about it."

King was in Memphis to support black sanitation workers who had been on strike. The day before he was killed, King delivered his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" address.

He was standing on the balcony at about 6 p.m. the next day, when James Earl Ray fatally shot him with a high-powered rifle. Some of the more famous photos of that day show people on the balcony pointing toward where they heard the shots fired from across the street and one of King after being felled by the bullet.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Broken ATM at Maine bank spits out $37,000

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:32am
Police in Maine are investigating after a malfunctioning ATM at a bank spit out $37,000 in cash to man who requested $140.
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Judge to prosecutors: Turn over evidence in death of Ala. girl who police say was run to death

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:44am
A judge is ordering prosecutors to turn over evidence about the death of a 9-year-old girl who police say was run to death by her grandmother.
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Chicago TSA agent credited with saving woman from oncoming train

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:06am
An off-duty TSA agent in Chicago jumped onto the Blue Line subway tracks Wednesday morning to alert an oncoming train that a woman had fallen on the track.
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Acts of courage emerge in wake of deadly Fort Hood shooting massacre

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:48am
Gripping accounts of heroism are emerging in the aftermath of Wednesday's Fort Hood shooting massacre, including the story of one soldier who died trying to hold a door shut, preventing the gunman from killing dozens of military personnel packed inside the room.
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Dog walked miles to Washington landslide where former owner is missing

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:05am
Washington state authorities say an injured golden retriever found Thursday in the landslide debris field in Snohomish County was not a victim of the landslide, but his former owner is missing there.
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US universities bracing for surge of vets heading to college as military downsizes, wars abate

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 8:54am
Officials from universities nationwide are getting set for a wave of military veterans going back to college after wars abroad and defense budget cuts.
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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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