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2 men cleared in 1985 NYC kidnapping, killing

NEW YORK (AP) — A man who served nearly 30 years in prison for a New York City murder is being freed after prosecutors concluded he falsely confessed when he was 16.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Prosecutors say dead babies were found clothed

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — They were hidden away in closets just a few feet from where their siblings slept: the skeletal remains of three infants found in a squalid, vermin-infested house.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Panel popping plane; scary but not dangerous

Scary, most definitely, but not unsafe: That's the assessment of aviation safety experts about an American Airlines flight during which the wall panels cracked loose, prompting an emergency landing at San Francisco International airport.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Denver jury: Deputies used too much force in death

DENVER (AP) — A federal jury on Tuesday found five Denver sheriff's deputies used excessive force against a homeless street preacher who died in the city's downtown jail and awarded his family a record $4.65 million in damages, a verdict an attorney said should send a message to law enforcement everywhere.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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Record number of black candidates seeking office

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 100 black candidates will be on the ballot in statewide and congressional races next month, a post-Reconstruction record that some observers say is a byproduct of President Barack Obama's historic presidency.

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Texas dept.: 2nd person tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services said Wednesday.

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Shire: AbbVie should proceed with $55B acquisition

The drugmaker Shire wants AbbVie to stick with its roughly $55 billion acquisition bid, and it is reminding its U.S. counterpart of the hefty breakup fee it will receive if things don't work out.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 October 2014

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With their mark on Earth, humans may name era, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — People are changing Earth so much, warming and polluting it, that many scientists are turning to a new way to describe the time we live in. They're calling it the Anthropocene — the age of humans.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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