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Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

Mon Jul 28, 2014

State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware. Full Story

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Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights. Full Story

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Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for accidents. Full Story

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Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The largest power plant in Oregon, the Boardman Coal Plant, sat idle one day earlier this summer, "cold steel" in industry parlance, its dirty power no longer wanted on an electricity grid that is becoming greener. Full Story

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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South. Full Story

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Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

Tue Jul 29, 2014

A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday. Full Story

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3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture. Full Story

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Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, investigators said Monday. Full Story

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Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said. Full Story

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Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said. Full Story

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Monday is National Milk Chocolate Day

Mon Jul 28, 2014

In case you needed an excuse to chow down on some chocolate, Monday marks National Milk Chocolate Day. Full Story

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Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

Mon Jul 28, 2014

A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said. Full Story

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Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

Mon Jul 28, 2014

In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and takes home $435 per paycheck. The story should have made clear Caldwell is paid every two weeks, so the paycheck reflects 80 hours of work. Full Story

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Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

Tue Jul 29, 2014

A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Full Story

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FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were involved in the 1995 attack. Full Story

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Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

Sun Jul 27, 2014

Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. Full Story

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Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

Sun Jul 27, 2014

A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder. Full Story

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Correction: California Wildfires story

Mon Jul 28, 2014

In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes and helicopters, not fixed-wing helicopters. Full Story