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Midshipman in Naval Academy sex case not guilty

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A military judge found a former U.S. Naval Academy football player not guilty of a sexual assault charge Thursday at the conclusion of a three-day trial.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Reid asks for computer examination in CIA dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has instructed the Senate's chief law enforcement officer to examine the Intelligence Committee's computers amid an escalating fight between the CIA and lawmakers over access to secret documents about the agency's interrogation tactics during the Bush administration.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Police: NJ teen bypasses guard, reaches WTC spire

NEW YORK (AP) — A 16-year-old New Jersey boy described as a thrill-seeker bypassed an inattentive security guard in the middle of the night and climbed a ladder to the spire of 1 World Trade Center, where he apparently took pictures, authorities said Thursday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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25 years later, Exxon Valdez spill effects linger

 

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico, there was the Exxon Valdez disaster in Alaska, at the time the nation's largest oil spill.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Death of NYC inmate in overheated cell probed

NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators are probing how a mentally ill, homeless New York City veteran died last month in a jail cell that city officials told The Associated Press had overheated to at least 100 degrees, apparently because of malfunctioning equipment.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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New Fed chair's 'dashboard' of job-market gauges

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve on Wednesday downplayed the unemployment rate as a guide to the U.S. economy's health. But Janet Yellen, the new Fed chair, didn't leave investors in the dark.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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Al-Qaida spokesman recounts 9/11 aftermath

NEW YORK (AP) — Osama bin Laden's hours in a dark Afghanistan cave the evening of the Sept. 11 attacks were brought to light when his son-in-law testified in his own defense at his terrorism trial, portraying the al-Qaida leader as worried and apprehensive as he contemplated how America would respond.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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EU mulls further sanctions on Russia over Crimea

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia faces further sanctions from the European Union on Thursday over its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as tensions in the region remained high despite the release of a Ukrainian naval commander.

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014

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