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Florida Supreme Court puts limits on police tracking people through their cellphones

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:13pm
In a sweeping ruling, Florida's highest court said Thursday that police in the state have no right to use a cellphone to track someone's movements without a warrant.
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Iowa day care provider avoids life sentence under plea deal in 3-year-old girl's death

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:58pm
An Iowa woman admitted Thursday to causing the head injuries that killed a 3-year-old girl at her in-home day care, but avoided a life sentence under a plea agreement with prosecutors.
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When judge refuses to delay hearing for attorney's maternity leave, she brings infant to court

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:47pm
When an Atlanta immigration judge denied attorney Stacy Ehrisman-Mickle's request to delay a hearing scheduled during her maternity leave, she felt she had no choice but to bring the infant to court strapped to her chest.
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Film Review: 'White People's' edgy premise and memorable cast make for potent first impression

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:00pm
A cheeky provocation wrapped in a zingy punchline, Justin Simien's "Dear White People" recalls other memorably promising debuts — by filmmakers named Spike, for instance, whether Lee or Jonze.
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Michael Dukakis, ex-governor and presidential candidate, to testify in marathon bombing case

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:19am
Former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Dukakis was ready to take the stand Thursday as a defense witness for a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
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Prosecutor: California wildfire suspect appeared to want to burn down apartment complex

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:10am
Prosecutors say the man facing an arson charge for a wildfire that tore through a Northern California town appeared to want to destroy an apartment complex where he once lived.
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Tally ho! As coyotes overtake foxes, American hunting clubs adapt to new quarry

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:45am
American fox-hunting is adapting to a dramatic change: Foxes have been displaced across much of the country by coyotes which, in turn, have become the hunters' new quarry.
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Illegals in Arizona must get right to post bail, federal court says

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:37am
A federal appeals court on Wednesday struck down a voter-approved Arizona law that denies bail to immigrants who are in the country illegally and have been charged with a range of felonies that include shoplifting, aggravated identity theft, sexual assault and murder.
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Factories in Philadelphia region grow more slowly in October though remain healthy

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:31am
Factories in the Philadelphia region expanded at a weaker pace in October as shipments and hiring slowed.
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NYC 911 dispatchers forbidden from saying ‘Ebola’ on the radio

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:02am
New York City officials are so jittery about causing widespread Ebola panic that 911 dispatchers have been forbidden from dropping any "E"-bombs over the radios, The New York Post has learned.
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Las Vegas Irish pub expects to break longest-concert record Thursday

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:01am
An Irish pub on the Las Vegas Strip is expected to break a Guinness World Record after hosting more than two weeks of nearly nonstop live music.
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Ex-Pennsylvania county inmate gets state prison sentence for using name confusion to escape

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:46am
A western Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 9 to 24 months in state prison for taking advantage of county jail guards who were confused by her similar-sounding name and released her to a bail bondsman looking for another inmate.
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US stocks open lower, but sell-off continues in Europe; Growth worries dog markets

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:35am
U.S. stocks are opening lower while European markets suffer even steeper declines.
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Ohio State clarifies rules of changing uniforms, hotel socializing for marching band members

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:53pm
Ohio State University tells federal officials the school has begun designating specific rooms for changing in and out of marching band uniforms during road trips and has made other policy changes since discovering a "sexualized culture" within the band and firing its director.
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John McEnroe's son's NYC drug-possession case put on track for dismissal if he gets treatment

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:43pm
A son of tennis star John McEnroe and actress Tatum O'Neal will get a New York City drug-possession case dismissed if he stays out of trouble and gets treatment.
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Oregon psychic pleads guilty in con that cost timber heir of millions of dollars

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:25pm
A psychic has pleaded guilty to conspiracy and tax charges after authorities said she duped the heir to an Oregon timber fortune of millions of dollars and used some of it to travel with her boyfriend and buy expensive cars.
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New Indiana University statue of WWII correspondent, alum Ernie Pyle has misspelling

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:21pm
Ernie Pyle's statue needs an edit.
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Questions and answers about potential hurricane lumbering toward Hawaii

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:58pm
Residents on Hawaii's southernmost island already dealt with one tropical storm this year and are coping with the threat of slowly encroaching lava.
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College students claim they were threatened after handing out Constitutions

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:56pm
Four Southern Oregon University students claim university officials threatened to call the police and take disciplinary action against them last week after they passed out free copies of the U.S. Constitution and asked other students to sign a petition to end limitations on areas where students can demonstrate.
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Body exhumed in Alabama is not most wanted fugitive accused of killing family in 1976

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:39pm
An unidentified body exhumed in Alabama is not the man accused of using a sledgehammer to kill his family in Maryland in 1976, the FBI said Wednesday.
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