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Calif. Man, 83, Convicted Of Killing Roommate, 94

Updated: 10/18/2012 - An 83-year-old man has been convicted in the beating death of his 94-year-old roommate at a California health care facility, an attack prosecutors say was triggered by the older man's singing.

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Navy To Repair Sub That Caught Fire In Maine

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Posted: 08/18/2012 - The U.S. Navy intends to repair a nuclear-powered attack submarine that was severely damaged by a fire while in dry dock and then return it to the fleet, Navy officials Friday.

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Boy, 6, Remains Missing In Yosemite River

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Every year for a quarter century, the congregation of Calvary Chapel East Anaheim has traveled to the Sierra Nevada foothills for a spiritual family retreat.

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Among The Jobless, A Large Gender Gap

Posted: 08/18/2012 - The job market is still very tight. The Labor Department said Friday the unemployment rate went up in 44 states in July. And it turns out women who lose their jobs are finding it much tougher to find work than men.

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Cops Dealing With PTSD Face Stigma, Lack Of Resources

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Six people were charged on Friday in what has been described as an "ambush" that killed two sheriff's deputies and wounded two others in Louisiana. The local sheriff said his officers were "assassinated."

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Thousands Of Pot Fans Rally At Seattle Festival

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Tens of thousands of people descended on a waterfront park in Seattle Friday for the opening of what's billed as the nation's largest marijuana rally — an event that has a pressing political edge this year as Washington state's voters consider whether to legalize the fun use of pot for adults.

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Moody's: More Calif. Cities Could Go Bankrupt

Posted: 08/18/2012 - One of the top U.S. credit rating agencies said Friday it will begin a wide-ranging review of municipal finances in California because of what it sees is a growing threat of increased city bankruptcies and bond defaults.

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Cantaloupe-Linked Salmonella Kills Two

Posted: 08/18/2012 - Health officials in Indiana and Kentucky say they are investigating farms, distributors and retailers after an outbreak of salmonella that has killed two and sickened at least 141 people nationwide was linked to cantaloupe grown in southwestern Indiana.

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Paul Ryan Releases Two Years Of Tax Returns

Updated: 10/18/2012 - Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's running mate, and his wife Janna paid an effective tax rate of 20 percent in 2011 and 15.9 percent in 2010, according to returns released by Romney's campaign on Friday night.

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2 Shot Dead In La. Car; 2 Kids Recovered Unharmed

Updated: 10/18/2012 - Authorities in greater New Orleans say two young children have been recovered unharmed from a car where a male driver and female passenger were found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.

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Jury Orders $4.5 Million to Be Paid to Michigan Alum

Posted: 08/17/2012 - Andrew Shirvell holds a sign protesting then student-body president Chris Armstrong. On Friday, a Detroit jury ruled in Chris Armstrong's favor on four counts, including defamation. "He's a little out there," Andrew Shirvell's lawyer says, accusing Armstrong of promoting a "radical agenda."

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Kyle Joekel, 6 Others Arrested in Louisiana Deputy Slayings

Updated: 08/22/2012 - The suspects are "some of the most violent, evil people on the planet," sheriff says. Five of those arrested were in a car that sped from the first shooting, according to Louisiana State Police. One suspect, Kyle Joekel, is wanted on police chase charges in Northeast Kansas.

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Obama Administration Releases Earmark Funds For Infrastructure Jobs

Posted: 08/17/2012 - In an effort to create more jobs and improve transportation, the Obama administration announced a new "Use It or Lose It" program Friday, making nearly $500 million in unspent earmarks available for states to use on so-called "shovel ready" infrastructure projects.

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After Walk-Out And Uproar, Georgia Students Get Final Editorial Say At Paper

Posted: 08/17/2012 - After a student walk-out spurred a flood of support from alumni and others, the board of the University of Georgia's student newspaper backtracked Friday and vowed a staffer they had hired will not have final say on editorial decisions, the paper's former editor-in-chief said.

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Facing Inside Attacks, Troops in Afghanistan Are Armed, 24/7

Posted: 08/17/2012 - All troops at Afghanistan bases were ordered to carry loaded weapons around the clock after an increase in attacks by Afghan security forces, a U.S. official said Friday. "Green-on-blue" attacks have been carried out by Afghans in security uniforms.

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Wave Of Violence In Iraq Claims More Than 80 Lives

Posted: 08/16/2012 - A wave of shootings and bombings that Iraqi officials said bore the hallmarks of al Qaeda killed more than 80 people and wounded more than 250 across the country Thursday.

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Romney: "I Paid 13% in Taxes the Past Ten Years"

Posted: 08/16/2012 - The likely GOP presidential nominee said Thursday his records show that "Harry Reid's charge is totally false." The Senate Democratic leader has claimed that Romney paid no taxes for 10 years

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Standoff At Embassy After Ecuador Grants Asylum To WikiLeaks' Assange

Posted: 08/16/2012 - Great Britain and Ecuador remained in a standoff early Friday, following the South American nation's decision to grant Julian Assange asylum -- a decision British authorities are refusing to honor, saying they are committed to extraditing the WikiLeaks founder to Sweden.

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