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July sentencing date in attack on Christian group

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Virginia man who pleaded guilty to three charges in a shooting that wounded a security guard inside the Washington headquarters of a conservative Christian lobbying group awaits sentencing in mid-summer. A judge on Monday…
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Guide to Philadelphia abortion doctor murder case

Dr. Kermit Gosnell is on trial, charged with murder, in the deaths of a female patient and four babies prosecutors say were born alive at the abortion clinic he ran. A look at the facts in the case:…
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Student Shoots Self

A student at an all-male Catholic high school pulled out a gun in front of other students in his first-period classroom Monday morning and shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt, police said.…
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Authorities: Student shoots self in Ohio classroom

CINCINNATI (AP) — A student at an Ohio Catholic high school is in critical condition after police say he pulled out a gun and shot himself in his classroom. A University o……
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Search continues for British man in Pacific Ocean

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy continue to search a remote area in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for a British man who was reported overboard from a troubled sailboat. United Kingdom officials reported…
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Drama Desk Award nominations are unveiled

NEW YORK (AP) — The off-Broadway show “Giant” and the quickly shuttered Broadway musical “Hands on a Hardbody” lead the Drama Desk nomination race this season, with the British import “Matilda,” the audience-friendly “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”…
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Ex-Mich. congresswoman presides over ET hearings

DETROIT (AP) — Ex-U.S. Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick of Detroit and six other former Congress members are presiding over hearings on the existence of extraterrestrials. The 30 hours of congressional-style hearings kicked off Monday and are scheduled to…
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UK police: Pedophile probe finds widespread abuse

LONDON (AP) — A new investigation re-examining decades-old child abuse claims at 18 children’s care homes in north Wales has identified 140 possible victims, British police said Monday. The probe collected “significant evidence of systemic and serious sexual…
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Review: Impressive debut by blues vet Gitlo Lee

Gitlo Lee, “Comin’ Out the Hole” (Chuckie Productions) Gitlo Lee sings with glee, whether the subject is beer, large women, collard greens, silk sheets, the Okefenokee Swamp or coffee in the morning — one of his euphemisms for…
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Kenneth Appel dies, used computer on map question

DOVER, N.H. (AP) — Kenneth Appel, a mathematician who was the first to use a computer to prove a century-old major mathematical theorem, has died at age 80 in Dover, N.H. The Tasker Funeral Home confirms that Appel,…
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Guinea-Bissau acting president says elections soon

BISSAU, Guinea Bissau (AP) — Guinea-Bissau’s interim president pledged to hold elections before the end of the year. Interim President Manuel Serifo Mhamadjo spoke to the press Sunday after returning to the country after spending just over a…
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Jury convicts Ill. official of lying about water

CHICAGO (AP) — A one-time suburban Chicago official was convicted Monday of lying for decades about drawing water for residents from a well the village knew was tainted by a cancer-causing chemical. Theresa Neubauer, 55, is the only…

More Osprey aircraft heading to Japan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense officials say the U.S. will deploy a second squadron of MV-22 Osprey aircraft to Okinawa, amid persistent local worries and community protests about the safety of the aircraft. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is discussing…

Tutu released from hospital, no new malignancy

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s foundation says the anti-apartheid hero was released from a hospital in Cape Town on Monday following five days of successful treatment for a persistent infection. The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy…

Irish court: No ‘right to die’ for paralyzed woman

DUBLIN (AP) — A paralyzed Irish woman who wants to die cannot legally commit suicide with her partner’s help, Ireland’s Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case that moved some in the courtroom to tears. The seven-judge court…

Bill Clinton asks fans to support Jason Collins

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton is asking fans and colleagues of NBA player Jason Collins to support and respect him after Collins announced he is gay. Clinton said in a statement Monday that he has known…

Country star Jason Aldean files for divorce

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jason Aldean has filed for divorce. The country music star filed the complaint for divorce against his wife Jessica on Friday afternoon in Williamson County, Tenn., citing irreconcilable differences. The two met in high…

Gay Catholic school teacher in Ohio fights firing

A gay teacher who said she was fired by an Ohio Catholic school after her mother’s published obituary included the name of her partner is fighting to get her job back. Carla Hale, 57, said she was told…

Official: 17 killed in northern Nigeria violence

BAMA, Nigeria (AP) — A military official says at least 17 people have been killed in fighting between Islamic extremists and security forces in northeastern Nigeria. The fighting happened in Bama, a town in northeastern Borno state where…