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Florida mom guilty of killing her teenage children

Julie Schenecker, right, listens to her defense attorney give closing arguments before Judge Emmett Lamar Battles on Thursday, May 15, 2014 in Tampa. Schenecker, 53, is accused of killing her two teenage children Calyx, 16, and Beau, 13, in 2011. The jury began deliberations...
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Browns making plans for Gordon absence

In this Oct. 13, 2013, photo, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin stands on the field as players warm up for an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. The Cleveland Browns have agreed to contract terms with free agent wide receiver Austin,...
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Brazil police clash with anti-World Cup protesters

A member of the Homeless Workers Movement carries a Brazilian flag past burning tires during a protest against money spent on the World Cup near Itaquerao stadium which will host the international soccer tournament’s first match in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, May 15, 2014....

University forced to replace 75 percent of its grass

The grass really is greener on the other side of the fence — if you’re standing on the University of Findlay’s campus. The university is being forced to replace about 75 percent of its grass after a chemical similar to “RoundUp,” a weed killer, was accidentally applied to the...
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Uneven global economy a test for central banks

A man looks at the advertisement of a boutique in Tokyo Thursday, May 15, 2014. Japan’s economy grew at a 5.9 percent annualized rate in the first quarter, the fastest in nearly three years, as companies and consumers brought forward spending to beat a sales tax increase...
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Town’s white police official calls Obama N-word

Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert Copeland listens Thursday May 15, 2014 in Wolfeboro, N.H. as town residents ask for his resignation after being overheard calling President Barack Obama the N-word at a restaurant. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Wolfeboro Police Commissioner Robert...

AP, Fox Sports to sell Stats venture

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press and Fox Sports are selling their sports-data joint venture Stats LLC to Vista Equity Partners, a San Francisco-based private equity firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 50-50 partnership was formed in Chicago in 2005 and...
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Dow dips to worst day in 5 weeks; bond prices jump

FILE – In this May 11, 2007 file photo, a Wall Street sign is seen at an entrance to the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were mostly lower Thursday May 15, 2014 ahead of quarterly European growth figures that investors hope will show a strengthening economic...
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Steelworkers join police patrols in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian men hold their weapons atop a vehicle as they arrive to support their comrades at a checkpoint outside Slovyansk, eastern Ukraine, Thursday, May 15, 2014. On Thursday, Ukraine’s acting president, Oleksandr Turchynov, claimed the Ukrainian army destroyed an...

Judge upholds DC gun registration requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Thursday upheld registration requirements that are part of the gun laws in the nation’s capital, approving of measures that make owners take a gun safety class, be photographed and fingerprinted and re-register their weapons every...