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Most hurt in Florida jail blast out of hospital

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — An official in Florida says nearly all of the inmates and corrections officials injured in an apparent gas explosion at a jail have been released from hospitals.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Tankers carrying oil derail, catch fire in Va.

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Multiple CSX train cars carrying crude oil derailed and caught fire Wednesday along the James River, with three tankers ending up in the water and leaking some of their contents, becoming the most recent crash involving oil trains that has safety experts pushing for better oversight.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is accused of setting a trap and blindly blasting a shotgun into his garage, killing a 17-year-old German exchange student. A Minnesota man is convicted of lying in wait in his basement for two teenagers and killing them during a break-in.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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APNewsBreak: Military sex assault claims up 50 pct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reports of sexual assaults by members of the military rose 50 percent after the Pentagon began a vigorous campaign to get more victims to come forward, prompting defense officials to order a greater focus on prevention programs, including plans to review alcohol sales and policies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Heartbreaking video shows students as ferry sinks

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Soon after the ferry begins to tilt, nervous laughter can be heard from the high school students huddled below deck. In video clips from the cellphone of a victim of a disaster that has shaken South Korea, the teenagers talk of taking selfies, wonder if they'll make the news and discuss posting about the excitement later on Facebook.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Toronto mayor to take leave after new video report

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take an immediate leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Fed cuts monthly bond purchases and sounds upbeat

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve struck an encouraging note Wednesday: It will further cut its bond purchases because the U.S. job market needs less help. And it said the economy had strengthened after all but stalling during a harsh winter.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 May 2014

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Experiment grows new muscle in men's injured legs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists implanted thin sheets of scaffolding-like material from pigs into a few young men with disabling leg injuries — and say the experimental treatment coaxed the men's own stem cells to regrow new muscle.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014

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