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House defies Pentagon on defense spending

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold War-era U-2 spy plane, military bases and Navy cruisers despite warnings that it will undercut military readiness.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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'Shield' actor charged with murder after wife shot

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer in the TV series "The Shield," was charged with murder on Thursday in the shooting death of his wife in their Los Angeles home.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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House passes curbs on NSA phone surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an overwhelming vote, the House moved the U.S. closer to ending the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' phone records Thursday, the most significant demonstration to date of leaker Edward Snowden's impact on the debate over privacy versus security.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Rockwell's Red Sox painting sold for $22.6M

NEW YORK (AP) — A Norman Rockwell painting of Boston Red Sox players has sold to a private buyer for $22.6 million.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Mother persuaded kidnapped woman to go to police

 

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California woman who says she was kidnapped a decade ago by her mother's boyfriend lived a seemingly ordinary life with her alleged captor year after year, but she was too scared to go to authorities until she recently reunited with her mother, police said Thursday.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Tennessee brings back the electric chair

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As the rest of the nation debates the feasibility and humanity of lethal injections against a backdrop of scarce drugs and botched executions, Tennessee has come up with an alternative: the electric chair.

Last Updated on Friday, 23 May 2014

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Gasoline prices have familiar look as summer nears

NEW YORK (AP) — The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Thai military seizes power in coup, imposes curfew

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military seized power Thursday in a bloodless coup, dissolving the government, scrapping the constitution and dispersing groups of protesters from both sides of the country's political divide who had gathered in Bangkok and raised fears of a violent showdown.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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