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Man convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Boston - A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room three days...

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Friends say man in New York City chokehold case was a 'gentle giant'

 July 22, 2014; Updated: 12:21 am

New York - Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of selling...

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Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding probe

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 2:33 pm

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Shark sightings off Cape Cod a boon for tourism

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 12:39 pm

Its reputation as a man-eating predator aside, the great white shark is emerging as a boon for tourism on Cape Cod. Unlike in "Jaws," in which one of the animals terrorizes a small island, the sharks that have been spotted in growing numbers are...

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'Modified duty' for medics after fatal NYC arrest

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - Four emergency workers involved in the medical response for a New York City man who died in police custody after being put in an apparent chokehold have been placed on "modified duty" and barred from responding to 911 calls, the...

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Actor James Garner, reluctant hero of 'The Rockford Files,' dies at 86

 July 21, 2014; Updated: 11:48 pm

New York - Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety.

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Hugs all around as sailors return to U.S.

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 12:33 am

Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael Williams, from Miami, Fla., hugs friends and family members on Pier 5 of Norfolk Naval Base in Norfolk, Va., during Saturday's homecoming following a six-month deployment of the Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS...

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Premium Content Emotional rally held in NYC for man who died in police custody

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 12:31 am

New York - The wife of a man who died after a police officer used an apparent chokehold to bring him to the ground during an arrest burst into tears Saturday at a Harlem rally in his honor.

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Premium Content Long delays for Medals of Honor draw criticism

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Washington - When President Barack Obama drapes the Medal of Honor around the neck of Army Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts on Monday, it will symbolize all of the heroism and sacrifice that occurred in a ferocious battle in Afghanistan. But it will...

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Premium Content U.S. communities diverge on child migrant response

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Dallas - As thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children have poured into South Texas, community leaders from Dallas to Los Angeles to Syracuse, N.Y., have offered to set up temporary shelters to relieve the Army bases, holding cells and...

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ABC puts focus on diversity in programming

 July 20, 2014; Updated: 3:02 pm

ABC is taking a bold step this fall to diversify prime-time television by prominently showcasing African-Americans, Latinos and other minorities on a scale never before seen on a major American network.The broadcast networks have...

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Wildfire destroys dozens of homes in Washington state

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 1:17 am

Emma Franco, center, is consoled after she lost her mobile home in the town of Pateros, Wash., on Friday. Authorities say a wildfire has already burned about 100 homes and prompted the evacuation of Pateros, home to about 650 people in Okanogan...

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Premium Content Flood of child immigrants into U.S. said to be slowing

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Washington - The flood of children crossing the Mexican border illegally and without their parents has slowed down in recent weeks, two senior Obama administration officials said Friday.Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley...

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HIV diagnosis rate fell by third in U.S. over decade

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 11:51 am

A new study says the rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade.

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Premium Content UCONN SETTLES LAWSUIT IN SEXUAL ASSAULTS CASE

 July 19, 2014; Updated: 1:28 am

Storrs - The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference.The school has agreed to pay nearly $1.3 million,...

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Strike by New York commuter rail workers averted

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

New York - After four years of negotiations - and weeks of fretting by 300,000 daily riders about a possible strike - unions and management at the nation's largest commuter railroad reached a tentative contract agreement...

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Prospects fade for border solution

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Washington - Prospects for action on the nation's border crisis faded Thursday as lawmakers traded accusations rather than solutions, raising chances that Congress will head out for its summer recess without doing anything about the tens...

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U.S.: Can't rule out Russian role in plane downing

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 12:41 pm

U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council on Friday that the United States cannot rule out that Russia helped in the launch of the surface-to-air missile that shot dow

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Obama opens East Coast to oil search

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:06 am

Opening the Eastern Seaboard to offshore oil exploration for the first time in decades, the Obama administration on Friday approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a...

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Marijuana edibles burgeoning into an industry

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 9:48 am

The proliferation of marijuana edibles for both medical and recreational purposes is giving rise to a cottage industry of baked goods, candies, infused oils, cookbooks and classes that promises a slow burn as more states legalize the practice and...

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Holocaust Museum opens U.N. archive on WWII crimes

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:56 pm

Washington - From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files - files that now, for the...

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Blues legend Johnny Winter dies in Zurich

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

Geneva - Texas blues legend Johnny Winter emblazoned himself into the world's consciousness with his tattooed arms churning out lightning-fast guitar riffs and his striking long white hair flowing from under his cowboy hat.His...

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Elaine Stritch mourned as a feisty, funny broad

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:55 pm

New York - Elaine Stritch was more than a Broadway actress. She was a New York institution, strolling around in a fur coat, pork pie hat or oversized sunglasses. She often wore shorts and ties, or just black stockings and a white flowing...

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Prosecutor: Calif. bank robbers intended to take hostages

 July 18, 2014; Updated: 11:42 pm

Stockton, Calif. - Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a...

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45 years ago, a visit to the moon

 July 17, 2014; Updated: 12:09 am

Sunday will mark the 45th anniversary of the moment the world heard those amazing words from Apollo 11 crew member Neil Armstrong - "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed." - that marked the first lunar landing.

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