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  • Capital murder indictment returned in U.Va. slaying case

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    (AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man charged with abducting and killing a University of Virginia student has been charged with capital murder and now faces the prospect of the death penalty. An indictment announced Tuesday in Virginia's Albemarle County adds ...

  • Man accused in abduction, death of University of Virginia student charged with capital murder

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    (AP) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Man accused in abduction, death of University of Virginia student charged with capital murder.

  • Hawaii bill for birth certificate gender change passes

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    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Legislature has passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates. Right now, people in Hawaii are required to undergo gender reassignment surgery ...

  • Column: Pacquiao injury another hit for boxing

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The people who paid $99.95 to watch at home had no clue. Neither did those spending $40,000 or more for a ringside seat Saturday night in Las Vegas. And, surely, the bettor who wagered $500,000 at ...

  • Utah law allows gun owners to use deadly force in many cases

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    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say two Utah men fatally shot would-be criminals a few miles apart over the weekend, but neither shooter is expected to face charges in a gun-friendly state that was one of the first to ...

  • 2 Michigan officers suspended after man's videotaped beating

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    (AP) INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers have been suspended without pay after the videotaped beating of a black man during a January traffic stop southwest of Detroit in Inkster. WXYZ-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1KKqFqG ) Tuesday that officer Chuck Randazzo is ...

  • 5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey. Five things to know about Dunford: ___ ...

  • Africa's richest economy surviving on borrowed cash

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    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's finance minister says Africa's richest economy is borrowing money to pay salaries as it struggles through a "difficult cash crunch" brought on by halved oil prices. Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala tried to be upbeat in a ...

  • Ex-Reno mayoral candidate faces battery, weapons charge

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former candidate for mayor in Reno faces battery and weapons charges after he allegedly told police he beat a man with a golf club in February because the man ran over his dog. Larry Pizorno ...

  • Buffett again to auction lunch for California charity

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    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Those hoping to sit down to a meal with billionaire Warren Buffett should be prepared to shell out big bucks. Buffett will again auction off a private lunch to raise money for a California homeless charity. ...

  • UBS and Disney are big market movers

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE UBS Group AG, up $1.01 to $21.37 The bank's first-quarter profit almost doubled as money from ...

  • Ex-Guinea junta leader to chair political party

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    (AP) CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The lawyer for Guinea's former junta leader Moussa Dadis Camara, says he has been appointed to head a political party. Jean Baptiste Jocamey Haba on Tuesday said Camara had resigned from the army and is being ...

  • Petty hires Kevin Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr.

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    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Richard Petty Motorsports has hired Kevin "Bono" Manion to crew chief Sam Hornish Jr. beginning this weekend at Kansas Speedway. Manion replaces Drew Blickensderfer, who has been offered another position in the organization. Manion was the ...

  • Officer charged in Gray death contends arrest was legal

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    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — One of the Baltimore police officers who arrested Freddie Gray wants the police department and prosecutor to produce a knife that was the reason for the arrest, saying it was an illegal weapon. The city's top prosecutor, ...

  • Republican Congressman DeSantis to run for Rubio Senate seat

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    (AP) TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will run for the Florida Senate now held by Marco Rubio. Two close advisers to DeSantis confirmed his plans on the condition of anonymity because the official announcement hasn't been made ...

  • Turkey farmer hit by bird flu sees emotional, financial toll

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    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Turkey farmer Greg Langmo says he knew right away when the flock that usually clustered around him turned lethargic that his Minnesota farm had been struck by the bird flu that has shaken the poultry industry. Part ...

  • New sidewalk expands public access to World Trade Center

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Pedestrians can now walk straight through the heart of the rebuilt World Trade Center by using a new sidewalk. The 4,000-square-foot walkway off Church Street was opened Tuesday. It's another step toward making the 16-acre site ...

  • Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

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    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — The Obama administration has approved the first ferry service in decades between the United States and Cuba, potentially opening a new path for the hundreds of thousands of people and hundreds of millions of dollars in consumer ...

  • Virgin Islands police suspect US man in slaying of parents

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    (AP) CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin islands (AP) — Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say a 24-year-old Massachusetts man is suspected of fatally stabbing his elderly parents during a family vacation. Acting Police Commissioner Delroy Richards said Tuesday the bloody bodies ...

  • Woman accused of cutting baby from womb will stand trial

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    (AP) BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A judge has determined that a woman charged with cutting an unborn baby from a stranger's womb will stand trial. Dynel Lane appeared in court for her preliminary hearing in Boulder on Tuesday. She is charged ...

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