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  • Law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

    Updated: 8 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of...

  • Baker, Coakley to face off in gubernatorial debate

    Updated: 19 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker are squaring off Tuesday in a televised gubernatorial debate with just two weeks until Election Day. The two are locked in a virtual dead heat for the governor's office, and both are hoping to reach out to potential...

  • 'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

    Updated: 21 min ago

    BENTON, Calif. (AP) — Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains. But proving what these dogs know isn't easy. "If only Buster could talk," quips Paul Dostie, as he works...

  • CVS tacks tobacco payment to prescription network

    Updated: 22 min ago

    First, CVS Health pulled tobacco from its store shelves. Now, it plans to make some customers think twice about filling prescriptions at other stores that sell smokes. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain is developing a new tobacco-free pharmacy network that it will offer as a...

  • Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

    Updated: 34 min ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests. "Women can lead the way,"...

  • Jodi Arias sentencing retrial opens in Arizona

    Updated: 35 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias sentencing retrial began Tuesday with lawyers alternately portraying her as a vicious killer and a hard-luck case deserving a second chance. As he delivered his opening statement, prosecutor Juan Martinez displayed a photo of the slit throat of Arias'...

  • Detroit plans to sell scrapped copper wire

    Updated: 37 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The city of Detroit plans to sell 13 million pounds of copper wire from its public lighting operation. Financial consultant Gaurav Malhotra testified Tuesday in Detroit's bankruptcy trial that the city is budgeting for $25 million over six years from such a sale, but...

  • Pilot errors, fatigue led to deadly Ga. jet crash

    Updated: 37 min ago

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The pilot of a private jet failed to follow correct landing procedures and likely was fatigued from a lack of sleep when the plane went down in a fiery crash in eastern Georgia last year, killing a vascular surgeon and four co-workers on board, federal...

  • Noem sailing toward win, Robinson lacking traction

    Updated: 48 min ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Two weeks are left before the general election and Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is still seen as the prohibitive favorite for another term, while her Democratic challenger Corinna Robinson has struggled to build name recognition. Noem and Robinson are...

  • Progressive Dems don't endorse in governor's race

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Progressive Democrats have declined to endorse in the governor's race, calling Gina Raimondo a "Wall Street Democrat" and "unacceptably conservative" on economic issues. The group said Tuesday it's also skipping an endorsement in the lieutenant...

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