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Creditor rips debt plan in Detroit bankruptcy case

Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts showing the city’s population, unemployment rates and revenue decline.; 2c x 6 inches; 96.3 mm x 152 mm; Graphic illustrates Detroit’s slow decline into bankruptcy, featuring charts...
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Makarova beats Azarenka to reach US Open semis

Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, reacts after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, in two sets during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Ekaterina Makarova, of Russia, reacts after defeating...
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NC half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison

James McCollum, facing camera, embraces his son Henry following the younger man’s release from Central Prison in Raleigh, N.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. Henry McCollum spent more than 30 years on death row for a rape and murder he didn’t commit. McCollum’s...

Judge orders attorney to wear socks in courtroom

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (AP) — An attorney who habitually appears in court without socks faces sanctions including possible fines if he shows up without them again in one Indiana courtroom. Blackford Circuit Judge Dean Young issued an Aug. 25 order directing attorney Todd...
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Woman accused of shoplifting $144 in eye shadow

This Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2014 police booking photo provided by Washington County Sheriff’s Office shows shoplifting suspect Brandy Allen in Fayetteville, Ark. Fayetteville police said they arrested the woman after she allegedly stole $144 worth of eye shadow from an Ulta...
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Public gets 1st look at priceless Mormon artifacts

The Book of Mormon is shown during the “Foundations of Faith” exhibit news conference Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Wednesday unveiled a new collection that features some of the faith’s most...

Family says slain reporter gave voice to voiceless

PINECREST, Fla. (AP) — The family of a journalist slain by Islamic State militants says Steven Sotloff dedicated his life to portraying the suffering of people in war zones, but was “no hero.” Family spokesman Barak Barfi told reporters gathered outside the...
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AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant

FILE – This Aug. 1, 2014 file photo shows security guards at the gate to the site Tahoe Reno Industrial Center about 15 miles east of Reno, Nevada. Tesla Motors has selected the site in Nevada for a massive, $5 billion factory that it will build to pump out batteries for a...

Cobra loose in Los Angeles suburb can be deadly

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Southern California animal control officers hunted Wednesday for a highly venomous cobra that bit a dog and then slithered off into a suburban Los Angeles neighborhood. Authorities warned that the neurotoxin venom from the albino monocled...
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Nishikori gives Japan 1st US Open semi in 96 years

Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, in five sets during the quarterfinals of the 2014 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Mike Groll) Kei Nishikori, of Japan, reacts after defeating Stan...