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8-year-old boy killed while crawling through space in gate

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An 8-year-old boy apparently crawling through a space in an automatic gate died after being struck by the metal arm that opens the entryway to the suburban Las Vegas housing community where he lived, authorities said.

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How much sugar is in that? 7 foods with added sugar

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say people should eat less sugar. But that’s easier said than done.

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Man burned by fajitas while praying can’t sue restaurant

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

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Man burned by fajitas while praying can’t sue restaurant

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appellate court says a man cannot seek damages for burns he suffered while bowing his head in prayer over a sizzling steak fajita skillet at a restaurant.

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Mom, boyfriend guilty; kid emailed teacher for help

WHEELSBURG, Ohio (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend pleaded guilty to raping her young children and were sentenced to prison on Wednesday, a year after one of her daughters emailed a teacher for help and said she and her siblings were being chained to their beds, deprived of food and sexually assaulted.

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Teacher jailed for showing violent movie

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former substitute teacher convicted of showing a movie including graphic sex and violence to a high school class was sentenced on Wednesday to 90 days in jail.

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US clears officer in Ferguson case, criticizes police force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department cleared a white former Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old on Wednesday, but also issued a scathing report calling for sweeping changes in city law enforcement practices it called discriminatory and unconstitutional.

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NYC schools to close on 2 Muslim holidays

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s largest public school system will observe the two most important Muslim holidays starting next fall, a policy change hailed Wednesday by Islamic leaders in New York City.

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Paving ‘Iran’s path to the bomb’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran “paves Iran’s path to the bomb.” President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative.

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Firefighters wake up to smoke in station, then battle blaze

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Firefighters are used to alarms in the middle of the night, but the smoke doesn’t usually come to their front door.

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72 passengers reach settlements in Asiana crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 70 passengers aboard an Asiana Airlines flight that crashed in San Francisco two years ago have reached a settlement in their lawsuits against the airline, attorneys for the passengers and airline said in a court filing Tuesday.

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Civil rights landmark bridge is named for reputed KKK leader

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — When the nation’s first black president steps onto the Edmund Pettus Bridge to honor the marchers beaten there 50 years ago, he’ll be standing on a structure that’s at once synonymous with the civil rights struggle and a tribute to a reputed Ku Klux Klan leader.

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Ex-CIA chief admits sharing secrets

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives — while she was working on the book.

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Nitrogen gas executions approved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma would become the first state to allow the execution of death row inmates using nitrogen gas under a bill overwhelmingly approved on Tuesday by the House of Representatives.

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4 hurt, 10 briefly escaped in riot

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a riot at a juvenile rehabilitation camp in rural western Nevada where two buildings were set on fire, four staff members hurt and 10 youths briefly escaped before they were recaptured over the weekend.

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New Mexico students boycott tests

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New assessment tests that have angered parents and teachers across the nation prompted walkouts Monday by hundreds of high school students in New Mexico who had been set to take the exams.

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Tourist it by piece of Alaska glacier dies

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 28-year-old Italian tourist was killed in Alaska when he was crushed by a chunk of ice that broke from a glacier, authorities said.

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Oral surgeon pulls wrong teeth

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A Tulsa oral surgeon has given up his license and sold his practice after he was accused of being under the influence of medications when he pulled the wrong teeth from two patients and operated on the wrong side of a patient’s mouth, officials said.

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Couple charged with locking up kids, abusing them

ASTABULA, Ohio (AP) — A husband and wife kept their two adopted daughters in northeastern Ohio locked in a bedroom for all but a few hours each day where they were beaten, given little to eat and sexually abused by the man over at least two years, prosecutors said.

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Spacecraft visiting dwarf planet Ceres

PASADENA (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is about to reach the end of a nearly eight-year journey and make the first rendezvous with a dwarf planet.

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Court strikes down California’s sex-offender blanket lifetime ban

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State corrections officials cannot impose blanket lifetime restrictions on where sex offenders may live, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday in a case challenging a voter-approved measure that prohibits sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a school or park.

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United Airlines won’t accept rechargeable battery shipments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing safety concerns, United Airlines on Monday became the second major U.S. airline to announce it will no longer accept bulk shipments of rechargeable batteries of the kind that power everything from smartphones to laptops to power tools.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

MAN TAPED WOMEN IN FITTING ROOMS, SHARED ON PORN SITES: WAYNE, Pa. (AP) — A man sneaking around on his hands and knees videotaped dozens of naked girls and women in dressing rooms at one of the country’s largest malls and then posted the clips on pornography websites, police said Monday.

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Samsung adds mobile pay in new phone

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world’s biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.

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Ukraine’s new US-born finance chief enduring baptism by fire

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — War-torn Ukraine is a long way from Wood Dale, Illinois.

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China’s manufacturing measure shows contraction for February

BEIJING (AP) — An index that measures China’s manufacturing activity went up slightly in February but still showed contraction amid China’s economy slowdown, according to official data released Sunday.

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Greece will not seek another bailout, prime minister says

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece won’t seek a third bailout deal, the prime minister said Saturday, having succeeded in separating the loan agreement from the “disastrous” austerity conditions imposed with the willing cooperation of previous governments.

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Astronauts finish extensive cable job at International Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.

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Record chill hit Northeast in February

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston.

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Young girl’s story may lead to Idaho to approve marijuana oil

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Ten-year-old Alexis Carey has a rare but intractable form of epilepsy, Dravet Syndrome. The genetic disease causes severe and multiple seizures, which often leave parents guessing if the terror of watching their child seize up will pass or turn fatal.

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B-day party for couple married for 82 years

SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (AP) — A husband and wife thought to be one of the oldest married couples in New York have celebrated their birthdays — and their combined ages will be 212.

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Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her

DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

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Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith’s con-man caper “Focus” dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” at the box office, but the film’s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.

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Kerry asks for benefit of doubt on Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration’s diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to “the benefit of the doubt” as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.

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Google reverses porn policy after backlash

NEW YORK (AP) — Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot.

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Charge for teen who encouraged pal to die

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts high school honor roll student accused of encouraging a friend to commit suicide has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

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Nimoy: He lived long & prospered

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In 1975, Leonard Nimoy published an autobiography with the defiant title, “I Am Not Spock” — an attempt to show the world he had many more facets than the pointy-eared character that had come to define him.

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Teen accused of knocking bus driver unconscious

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — One Louisiana teen has been charged with assault and another with saving the day: The first knocked a school bus driver unconscious and the second prevented the bus from crashing.

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Debate rages over color of photo of cress in rare light

LONDON (AP) — It’s the dress that’s beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

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Gunman kills 7, commits suicide

TYRONE, Mo. (AP) — A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

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Mom let 2-year-old daughter sip margarita

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — Police say a Massachusetts woman allowed her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and poured some of it into the girl’s sippy cup.

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Nevada signs off on Olympic betting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Come summer 2016, when the best of the best athletes climb podiums wearing gold, silver and bronze medals, Las Vegas gamblers could very well be counting their green.

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Pot fight with Congress could cost DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new mayor of the nation’s capital was hoping to get along fine with Republicans on Capitol Hill.

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Bonds reduced for staged kidnapping

TROY, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri judge on Thursday reduced the bond for four people accused of staging a kidnapping of a 6-year-old boy in hopes of teaching the child about potential dangers.

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Man who beat wife to death with frying pan gets 30 years

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — A man convicted of beating his wife with a frying pan and strangling her said that he misses her daily before he was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison before parole.

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Man guilty of setting up wife’s death while on walk with son

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New York City man was convicted Thursday of setting up the fatal shooting of his wife while the couple was on a walk with one of their young sons in New Jersey.

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3 accused in Islamic State plot

NEW YORK (AP) — Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in person about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one speaking of shooting President Barack Obama to “strike fear in the hearts of infidels,” federal authorities said.

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Did mom poison her child with salt?

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A woman accused of force feeding her 5-year-old son salt through a stomach tube reveled in the attention that a sickly child brought her, a prosecutor said Thursday at her trial.

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Facebook adds new gender option for users: Fill in the blank

MENLO PARK (AP) — Facebook users who don’t fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank.

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Vandalism shows Internet’s vulnerability

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Computers, cellphones and landlines in Arizona were knocked out of service for hours, ATMs stopped working, 911 systems were disrupted and businesses were unable to process credit card transactions — all because vandals sliced through a fiber-optic Internet cable buried in the rocky desert.

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