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1 hr ago | The Fresno Bee

Residents of conflictive Rio slum stage protest

Several hundred people have taken to the main thoroughfare of the much-transited neighborhood in Thursday's protest.

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Related Topix: Brazil, World News

2 hrs ago | Fox News

Attorneys present closing arguments in trial of man accused of killing Coast Guard co-workers

Prosecutors say a 62-year-old man accused of a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, countering defense arguments that the government hasn't proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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4 hrs ago | CBS Atlanta

Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

Residents and emergency crews were waiting for a fire to burn itself out after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant in a small town in southwestern Wyoming.

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Related Topix: Explosion, US Military, US Navy, Oil & Gas

8 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Fatal shooting: Man charged with murder

A 42-year-old man arrested after the weekend shooting death of Douglas Witeri at a Gisborne house has been charged with his murder.

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12 hrs ago | Detroit News

Man to be sentenced for 2 senior shooting deaths

A judge is expected to order life sentences for a 67-year-old man convicted of killing two women at a Detroit retirement home.

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16 hrs ago | El Paso Times

Albuquerque police chief has few answers on latest police shooting

A news conference called to address the latest shooting by the troubled Albuquerque Police Department raised more questions than answers Wednesday about the killing of a suspected car thief during a foot chase.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Review

Ohioan charged in woman's killing found competent

A judge has found an eastern Ohio man competent to stand trial on charges alleging he raped and killed a pizza delivery driver and dumped her body at a state park.

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Related Topix: Jefferson, OH

Norwalk Citizen News

David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW killing rampage

A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 pleaded guilty to federal charges Wednesday as part of a plea agreement that netted lighter punishments for two accomplices.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Eureka, CA

WTMA-AM North Charleston

James Holmes' Lawyers Fight Order for Second Mental Exam

James Holmes' attorneys are fighting an order to have the accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter undergo a second mental evaluation.

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Related Topix: Aurora, CO

KNUS-AM Aurora

Home where 2 teens shot was outfitted to record

Authorities who searched the home of a Minnesota man who shot and killed two teens testified Wednesday that they found an audio recorder that was turned on, an operating surveillance system and a cellphone jamming device.

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Related Topix: Life, Self Defense, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WOI-TV West Des Moines

Gacy case helps solve unrelated Chicago area death

Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.

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Related Topix: Caruthersville, MO

SFGate

Arrest in rape, killing of Oakland woman

Prince Tsetse, 40, was taken into custody Thursday in connection with the slaying of 23-year-old Kimberly Robertson of Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

ABC News

Delay Sought in Loud Music Killing Trial

Attorneys for a Florida man charged with murder in the killing of a teenager during an argument over loud music are asking that his retrial be delayed.

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Related Topix: Marietta, GA

Daily Mail

Man, 49, stabbed to death at tapas bar in smart London suburb: Man, 50, arrested

Duke and Duchess learn to DJ: William and Kate hit the decks in Adelaide as they visit suburb named after the Queen Devastated wife of father-of-two killed in vicious SWAN ATTACK sues lake owner for failing to consider the dangers of keeping territorial birds on the water Mother who 'lifted 6-month-old baby over her head by the feet before smashing ... (more)

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Missouri man facing execution denied clemency

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declined a death row inmate's clemency request Tuesday evening, clearing the way for his execution hours later barring an unforeseen development in the case.

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Related Topix: Missouri, Prison, Jay Nixon, US Governors

Asbury Park Press

Gun checks miss millions of fugitives

Millions of fugitives can pass undetected through federal background checks and buy guns illegally because police departments across the country routinely fail to put their names into a national database that tracks people on the run from the law.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

National Public Radio

Fla. Man Guilty Of Killing Newlywed Wife For Money

A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy.

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Related Topix: Miami Dade County, FL

Albany Times Union

Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death

This undated photo provided by the Wood County Sheriff's Office shows Joseph Lewis Miller.

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Related Topix: Harrisburg, PA, East Texas, PA

The Northwestern in Oshkosh

Albuquerque rocked by latest police shooting

Another fatal shooting of a suspect by police has rattled the city of Albuquerque, where a string of killings has sparked sometimes violent protests in recent weeks.

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ABC News

Prosecutor Seeks Death Penalty in Kansas Killings

A prosecutor is seeking the death penalty against a 28-year-old man accused in the fatal shooting of four people at a rural eastern Kansas farm.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Kansas

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