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Ex-Yankees Outfielder Convicted of Sexual Abuse

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:28am
Rosendo "Rusty" Torres was convicted of five counts of sexual abuse. Prosecutors say he abused a girl younger than 11 while a baseball coach.






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Series of Gas-Fueled Blasts Ignite Huge Fires in Taiwan

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 3:10am
The fatalities included five firefighters and the search for survivors was being hampered by a power outage.






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Donald Trump Advances in Buffalo Bills' Sale Process

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:57am
Donald Trump remains in the running to buy the Buffalo Bills.






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I'll Resign House Seat in August, Eric Cantor Says

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 1:54am
Eric Cantor tells a Virginia newspaper he will resign his seat in the House of Representatives months earlier than expected.






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Five Israeli Troops Killed Ahead Of Cease-Fire

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 12:18am
The soldiers were killed a day before a cease-fire between Israel and Gaza was set to begin, offering a lull in the fighting that has raged for weeks.






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Sudanese Woman Sentenced to Die for Faith Arrives in U.S.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:14pm
Meriam Ibrahim was welcomed by the large Sudanese community of Manchester, New Hampshire, after her harrowing journey from prison.






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FAA Restricts Flights Over Iraq Amid Missile Fear

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:43pm
Jets must fly higher than 30,000 feet over Iraq, according to new rules issued as fighting rages in the country.
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'I Wasn't Scared': Girl Describes High Dive Mishap

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:34pm
"I blacked out, I don't remember hitting the first platform or hitting the water. All I remember was popping up and I was in shock and panicking," Taylor Jo Roberts.
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Still No Clues in Disappearance of Missing Mom

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:21pm
The search entered into its seventh day Thursday with no signs of Jennifer Huston, a mother of two who left to run errands and never returned.






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Holder: Inmates Deserve to Know Lethal Cocktail

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:30pm
Eric Holder said Thursday that prisoners have a right to know the composition and sources of the death penalty drugs to be administered.






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Congress Finishes Some Work, But Fails to Act on Border

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:29pm
Congress proved able to address at least some of the nation’s most urgent problems before leaving town on Thursday.






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Ebola Victim's Wife: Kids and I 'Are Physically Fine'

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:13pm
Amber Brantly said she and her two children are physically fine and had left Liberia before Dr. Kent Brantley was exposed.
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Series of Gas-Fueled Blasts Ignite Huge Fires in Taiwan

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:01pm
The fatalities included five firefighters and the search for survivors was being hampered by a power outage.






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Obamacare Challengers Urge Quick Supreme Court Review

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:38pm
Two federal courts reached opposite conclusions on that issue last week.






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Eerie Clinton Tape Surfaces: I Could Have Killed Osama

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:24pm
The day before September 11, 2001, Bill Clinton was in Australia saying he had a chance to take the former al-Qaeda leader out — but passed.






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Happy Birthday, Game Boy! Nintendo Gamechanger Turns 25

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:11pm
The handheld gaming console that started it all, Game Boy, turned 25 years old Thursday, as difficult as that may be to believe.






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Jailed American in North Korea Feels 'Abandoned'

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:57pm
The American tour guide, jailed in North Korea for two years, allegedly told a newspaper he feels like the case to free him is going nowhere.
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Bromance Over: Time for Boehner and Cantor to Part

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:55pm
The dramatic working relationship of top House Republicans John Boehner and Eric Cantor ends as Cantor steps down after a shocking election defeat.






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CIA Boss Apologizes for Hacking Senate Computers

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:53pm
CIA Director John Brennan has privately apologized to Senate intelligence committee leaders now that the spy agency's inspector general has found that its employees did act improperly when searching Senate computers earlier this year.






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'Wish It Was Over': Israeli Reservists Hope for End to Conflict

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:52pm
The Israeli military on Thursday announced it had called up an additional 16,000 reservists, as Netanyahu vowed the attacks would not stop until Hamas' tunnels are destroyed.
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