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Judge denies bid to disqualify judge in Conn. case

Judge denies bid to disqualify judge in Conn. case

A Connecticut judge has denied a man's motion to disqualify another judge from his trial in a deadly home invasion case.

Charter schools expand with public, private money

Charter schools expand with public, private money

As cash-strapped school districts lay off teachers and close campuses, publicly funded charter schools are flourishing and altering the landscape of public education.

Flooding cuts off Montana town, more rain forecast

Flooding cuts off Montana town, more rain forecast

More rain is on tap this week for Montana communities besieged with flooding that has isolated a town near the Wyoming border, claimed at least one life and left another person missing, state an...

Cities with the highest and lowest unemployment

Cities with the highest and lowest unemployment

Unemployment rates fell in three-quarters of large U.S. cities in October, a sign that the job market is picking up broadly across the country.

Records show mental illness of Thanksgiving gunman

Records show mental illness of Thanksgiving gunman

Medical records show a South Florida man who gunned down four relatives during a Thanksgiving 2009 massacre was depressed and controlled by obsessive compulsive rituals.

Wife of convicted Md. politician gets year in jail

Wife of convicted Md. politician gets year in jail

The wife of a former Maryland county executive has been sentenced to one year and a day in prison for her role in obstructing an investigation into her husband's corruption.

THE INFLUENCE GAME: Safety, trade interests clash

THE INFLUENCE GAME: Safety, trade interests clash

An Obama administration proposal aimed at preventing air shipments of lithium batteries from causing fires in flight is drawing fierce opposition from some of the United States' top trading part...

Armed Suspect Leaps to His Death After L.A. Killings

Armed Suspect Leaps to His Death After L.A. Killings

Los Angeles police say a man reportedly killed his wife and daughter at their home, then fled the scene and leapt to his death from a nearby building.

Grandmother Accused of Taking Infant on Long Taxi Ride Through California

Grandmother Accused of Taking Infant on Long Taxi Ride Through California

Investigators say a woman snatched her infant granddaughter from her son's Northern California home and took a cab 350 miles to her home in Los Angeles County, where she claimed the baby was hers.

Brother: Job ideal for possible Craigslist victim

Brother: Job ideal for possible Craigslist victim

The promise of a farm job used to lure victims in a deadly Craigslist robbery scheme would have been the perfect fit for Ralph Geiger, a handyman who grew up with pets and was around animals his...

Japanese lawmakers urge against US aid for NKorea

Japanese lawmakers urge against US aid for NKorea

Japanese lawmakers urged the United States on Wednesday not to give food aid to North Korea, saying the donations could ease pressure on Pyongyang to free Japanese citizens abducted decades ago.

Man With Backpack Hops Over White House Fence

Man With Backpack Hops Over White House Fence

A man climbed over the White House fence near its western entrance gate and ran toward the presidential residence Tuesday evening before he was apprehended by uniformed Secret Service officers, authorities said.

Florida drought wilts crops, sparks wildfires

Florida drought wilts crops, sparks wildfires

A severe drought across vast swaths of Florida is wilting crops, sparking wildfires and sinking one of the country's largest lakes to historically low levels.

California Father, Son Die in Separate Freeway Accidents Within 4 Hours

California Father, Son Die in Separate Freeway Accidents Within 4 Hours

A teenage boy and his father were killed within four hours of each other in separate freeway collisions along a California interstate, the Los Angeles Times reported.

3 Somalis deny killing Americans in pirate attack

3 Somalis deny killing Americans in pirate attack

Three suspected Somali pirates say they are innocent of charges they killed four Americans on a hijacked yacht off the coast of Africa.

New Jersey School District Bans Halloween Costumes at School

New Jersey School District Bans Halloween Costumes at School

A New Jersey school district is reportedly preventing students from wearing costumes to school this Halloween season, claiming the costumes are disruptive in the classroom.


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