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4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

 

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Report: Chinese hackers hit US personnel networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Martinez faults Obama, Congress on immigrant surge

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is blaming President Barack Obama and Congress for the surge in Central American immigrants attempting to enter the country illegally.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city's sleazy past.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Disabled often banned from voting

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have been systematically denied that basic right in the nation's largest county.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, suggesting different perpetrators from those who penetrated the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous night, according to newly revealed testimony from top military commanders.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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4 children among 6 killed in Houston-area shooting

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A father who authorities say went on a shooting rampage at a suburban Houston home, killing four of his children and two adults and wounding his 15-year-old daughter critically, has surrendered after a standoff and is in custody, police said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 10 July 2014

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Patrol head says he's shocked by beating video

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the California Highway Patrol said he was shocked and the agency's reputation is hurt by a video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman he pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 July 2014

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