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AP Exclusive: Sydney hostage planned daring escape
UPDATE: The siege at the Sydney cafe had been going on for more than five hours and 82-year-old John O'Brien had become convinced the gunman was insane and they would likely all end up dead.
December 17, 2014 03:20 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Florida parole commission gives 'prison Houdini' hope
UPDATE: A man known as a "prison Houdini" might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate escape.
December 17, 2014 03:05 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Republican wins Arizona House seat after recount
UPDATE: Republicans will have their largest U.S. House majority in 83 years when the new Congress convenes next month, after a recount in Arizona gave the final outstanding race to a Republican cha...
December 17, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Pakistan buries victims of school massacre
UPDATE: At cemeteries across the Pakistani city of Peshawar, families lowered the rough wooden coffins of young boys and their teachers into the cold ground and gathered under funeral tents or at h...
December 17, 2014 02:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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14 charged in deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak
UPDATE: In the biggest criminal case ever brought in the U.S. over contaminated medicine, 14 former owners or employees of a Massachusetts pharmacy were charged Wednesday in connection with a 2012 ...
December 17, 2014 02:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Georgia News Roundup
UPDATE - Today's stories are: UGA to hold fall commencement ceremonies - Business owners encouraged to renew licenses - Toll lane price in metro Atlanta hits record $10 - Ex-salon owner sentenced a...
December 17, 2014 01:25 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Army's blimp-like airships get East Coast test
The Army showed off a blimp-like airship Wednesday that is designed to help the military detect and destroy cruise missiles speeding toward the nation's capital or other major East Coast cities.
December 17, 2014 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Aussie leader: Siege gunman dropped off watch list
The gunman responsible for a deadly siege in a Sydney cafe was once on the national security agency's watch list, but was dropped off it years ago for reasons that remain unclear, Australia's prime...
December 17, 2014 11:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Expert: Killing shows strict police vetting needed
The discovery that a Cleveland officer who shot and killed a 12-year-old boy last month had washed out at another police force highlights what some experts call an unnerving truth about policing: D...
December 17, 2014 10:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Odd News Roundup
Today's stories are: Man unable to use arms faces gun possession charge - Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army - Pampered pets that don duds move to the mainstream - Unclaimed ashes to b...
December 17, 2014 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Key dates in US relations with Cuba
UPDATE: A timeline of events in US and Cuba relations.
December 17, 2014 04:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Report: Arctic loses snow, ice; absorbs more heat
The Arctic and its future are looking dimmer every year, a new federal report says.
December 17, 2014 03:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Released from Cuba, Alan Gross says freedom is not free
UPDATE: Alan Gross emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity in Cuba praising the Cuban people and offering a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free.
December 17, 2014 03:10 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US
UPDATE: The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspirac...
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Russians flock to stores to pre-empt price rises
UPDATE: Russian consumers flocked to the stores Wednesday, frantically buying a range of big-ticket items to pre-empt the price rises kicked off by the staggering fall in the value of the ruble in ...
December 17, 2014 02:15 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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113th Congress ends with more fights than feats
The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investi...
December 17, 2014 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Ex-Marines: Man who killed 6 argued with ex-wife
Former Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before committing suicide say he fought constantly with his wife.
December 17, 2014 12:45 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Texas man sentenced to death in revenge plot
A former justice of the peace in North Texas was sentenced to death Wednesday for killing a district attorney's wife in what prosecutors described as a revenge plot that left three people dead.
December 17, 2014 12:00 PM | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Odd News Roundup
Today's headlines are: Medford police deploy decoy purse in stores - Residents hope Rudolph thieves caught red-handed - Massachusetts baby born at 10:11, 12-13-14 - Rings given to Salvation Army fe...
December 16, 2014 04:30 PM | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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