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  • Authorities quiet on probe into slayings of 8 family members
    Saturday - 04/30/2016 - 09:48 AM

    PIKETON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities were tight-lipped Wednesday about their investigation into the slayings of eight family members in a rural part of the state, and the attorney general said they wanted to avoid informing the killer or killers about what they know.

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  • Tornado outbreak, 5 years later: Piecing lives back together
    Saturday - 04/30/2016 - 06:55 AM

    (AP) — On April 27, 2011, a series of tornadoes killed hundreds of people, injured thousands and reduced countless buildings to rubble across a swath of the U.S.

    Casualties were reported in Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and Alabama — which was the hardest hit, with a death toll of more than 250 in that state alone.

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  • The Latest: Crews assessing damage in Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Saturday - 04/30/2016 - 03:29 AM

    Marshall County's emergency management chief says reports of roof damage and broken car windows were coming in hours after large hail fell for about 15 minutes early Tuesday evening.

    Storm Prediction Center meteorologist Stephen Goss says storms sweeping across the Plains could be buoyed Tuesday night by an increase in low-level wind activity that usually accommodates higher tornadic activity.

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  • College free speech: Hecklers on NC campuses under scrutiny
    Saturday - 04/30/2016 - 03:29 AM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hecklers who shout down speakers on North Carolina's college campuses could be punished under a proposal being floated before lawmakers that would make this state the newest battleground over free speech at U.S.

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  • Former speaker Hastert sentenced to more than year in prison
    Saturday - 04/30/2016 - 03:29 AM

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dennis Hastert, the Republican who for eight years presided over the House and was second in the line of succession to the presidency, was sentenced Wednesday to more than a year in prison in a hush-money case that revealed accusations he sexually abused teenagers while coaching high school wrestling.

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  • Federal ruling on N Carolina voting laws bolsters voter ID
    Friday - 04/29/2016 - 11:48 PM

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Civil rights and elections attorneys said Tuesday they will appeal a federal court ruling upholding North Carolina's 2013 major rewrite of its voting laws, a decision that marks at least a temporary victory for another state that requires photo identification to vote.

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  • Exit poll: Trump, Clinton draw support of broad coalitions
    Friday - 04/29/2016 - 09:06 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump attracted a broad coalition of Republican voters as he won presidential primary elections in Connecticut, Maryland and Pennsylvania on Tuesday, pulling in support across income groups, from men and women and from those who want a candidate who will shake things up.

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  • The Latest: Cruz shoots an airball at 'basketball ring'
    Friday - 04/29/2016 - 09:06 PM

    During a rally Tuesday night at a gym where "Hoosiers" was filmed, Cruz attempted to recreate a famous scene by having an aide measure the height of the basket.

    In the movie, Gene Hackman has a player measure the height of the basket to show that there's no difference between the court his small-town team was used to playing on and the larger arena where the state tournament was taking place.

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  • Judge rejects Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case
    Friday - 04/29/2016 - 04:12 PM

    Judge rejects Cosby's bid to dismiss underage sex abuse case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A sexual battery lawsuit filed by a woman who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was underage will proceed, a judge has ruled.

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  • Woman pleads not guilty to murder in Montana baby's death
    Friday - 04/29/2016 - 04:12 PM

    (AP) — A woman on a Montana American Indian reservation pleaded not guilty to murder Tuesday in the alleged beating death of a 13-month-old relative who was under her care, court officials said.

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