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    Ohio woman gets prison for death of toddler she babysat

    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the death of a toddler to whom she gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and left alone to shop and to meet a friend at the movies. Thirty-two-year-old Summer Shalodi apologized in a Lorain County courtroom Thursday and admitted giving […]
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    India looking forward to visit by US secretary of state

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India says it is looking forward to a visit by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to New Delhi next week to further strengthen a partnership based on a shared commitment to a rule-based international order. Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesman Raveesh Kumar on Friday welcomed a recent statement by Tillerson […]
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    John McCain memoir, ‘The Restless Wave,’ coming in April

    NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming memoir from Sen. John McCain has taken on new meaning since he first decided to write it. “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations” is scheduled to come out in April, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Friday. The publisher quietly signed […]
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    Police say car fire caused by improvised explosive device

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating after an explosive device was detonated in Williamsburg. News outlets report the device was found Thursday night in a parking lot. Firefighters and police were called to the scene near Merchants Square at about 5 p.m. for what they thought was a car fire. When they […]
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    ‘You are my slave:’ School ends Civil War dress-up activity

    KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — School officials say there will be no more Civil War-related student dress-up activities at a Georgia elementary school after its “Civil War Day” sparked conflict among students, parents and others. Big Shanty Elementary School last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the war. The mother of a 10-year-old […]
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    Wild boars rampage through German town, injure at least 4

    BERLIN (AP) — Police say a pair of wild boars have gone on the rampage and injured at least four people in the northern German town of Heide. Authorities warned people to stay indoors after the adult boars appeared early Friday and began aggressively attacking pedestrians. Public broadcaster NDR reported that at least one man […]
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    Man gets 20 years for killing mother in South Carolina

    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his mother in South Carolina, more than six years after her death. The Anderson Independent Mail reported 53-year-old John Wesley Coker on Thursday entered an Alford plea to an involuntary manslaughter charge. An Alford plea does not admit guilt, […]
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    Spacewalking astronauts replacing blurry camera on robot arm

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Astronauts went spacewalking Friday to provide some necessary focus to the International Space Station’s robot arm. The main job for commander Randy Bresnik and teacher-turned-astronaut Joe Acaba was to replace a blurry camera on the new robotic hand that was installed during a spacewalk two weeks ago. The two men […]
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    EU weighs cutting pre-membership funds to troubling Turkey

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is studying whether and how to cut pre-membership funds to Turkey over alleged human rights abuses and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hostile rhetoric about Europe. EU Council President Donald Tusk said Friday that the European Commission, which supervises EU laws, has been asked “to reflect on whether to cut […]
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    Pennsylvania man accused of choking woman over iPad passcode

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man choked a woman because she changed her iPad’s passcode. The Times-Tribune reports Scranton police say 34-year-old Bret Hedden attacked Arlene Vinup on Wednesday night during an argument because she no longer wanted him to use her iPad. Hedden is charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment. […]