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Millions share story of girl found dead in Massachusetts

AP Photo BOSTON (AP) — In her computer-generated image, she is the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks and expressive brown eyes. The image has attracted a staggering 45 million views on Facebook as investigators try to identity the...
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AP source: Fed’s gun used in San Francisco pier slaying

AP Photo/Michael Macor SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The gun used in the seemingly random slaying of a woman on a San Francisco pier belonged to a federal agent, a law enforcement official briefed on the matter said Tuesday. The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly...

Fair housing group sues New York, alleging discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — A civil rights organization advocating for fair housing practices sued the city on Tuesday, saying the city promotes segregation by favoring whites for affordable housing in Manhattan neighborhoods that are predominantly white. The Anti-Discrimination Center...
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Judge bars full state worker pay without Illinois budget

AP Photo/M. Spencer Green CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse, a Cook County judge ruled Tuesday, potentially leaving some 65,000 employees without a paycheck and putting added pressure on lawmakers to...

Tennessee death row inmates challenge execution method

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — After more than a year of delays, a trial challenging Tennessee’s method for executing prisoners began on Tuesday with an anesthesiologist suggesting that inmates given high doses of lethal injection drugs could spontaneously recover, although...
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Chicago group sues 3 suburbs over gun store regulations

AP Photo/Christian K. Lee CHICAGO (AP) — Two mothers who lost sons to gun violence joined ministers and an activist group Tuesday in an unusual lawsuit against three Chicago suburbs, alleging that weak oversight of gun stores has allowed criminals to easily obtain weapons...

The Latest: F-16, small plane collide over S. Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Here is a look at the latest news about an F-16 fighter jet that the Federal Aviation Administration says collided with a small plane over South Carolina: — 4:30 p.m. Officials say an F-16 fighter jet collided with a Cessna over South Carolina,...

NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields. Two people were aboard the smaller Cessna, which was completely...
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Patients lash out at ‘monster’ cancer doctor in fraud case

AP Photo/Paul Sancya DETROIT (AP) — Telling stories of deep anguish, patients and their relatives described Tuesday how a Detroit-area cancer doctor wrecked their lives through excessive treatments and intentional misdiagnoses while he collected millions of dollars from...
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SpaceX close to figuring out rocket failure during launch

AP Photo/John Raoux CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX still is trying to figure out what caused its rocket to break apart during liftoff nine days ago, but is getting close to an answer, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. The unmanned Falcon 9 rocket...