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    Woman wants charge of killing twin in cliff crash dismissed

    HONOLULU (AP) — A murder charge against a woman accused of deliberately driving off a cliff in Hawaii and killing her identical twin sister should be dismissed because prosecutors misled the grand jury that indicted her, a defense attorney said. Authorities described the 2016 crash as a hair-pulling fight over the steering wheel. The sisters […]
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    Confederate Avenue evokes Old South, but may get new name

    ATLANTA (AP) — A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against the United States of America. It’s called Confederate Avenue. Running 1.4 miles (2.25 kilometers) from the leafy edges of gentrified Grant Park to the gritty bustle of Moreland Avenue, its name […]
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    Miami’s iconic offshore Stiltsville survived Hurricane Irma

    MIAMI (AP) — Stiltsville, a stubborn relic of Miami’s less-glitzy past as a sun-soaked outpost, has survived Hurricane Irma’s brutal winds and waves, much to the surprise of the landmark’s caretakers and fans. Perched at the edge of sea grass flats where the turquoise waters of Biscayne Bay meet the dark and choppy Atlantic Ocean, […]
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    US appeals court agrees Jordanian woman faces threat at home

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A recent U.S. appellate court ruling offers a window on “honor killings,” an ancient practice across the globe that calls for defending a family’s reputation by slaying female relatives who violate traditional taboos. Three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges voted this month to block U.S. removal of a Jordanian woman […]
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    Teacher accused of removing girl’s hijab going back to work

    BURKE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia teacher who was suspended after being accused of pulling off a student’s hijab will be returning to work next week. WTOP reports Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Scott Brabrand told parents in a letter that the teacher “made a mistake.” Brabrand says the teacher violated district policies and practices but […]
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    Police: Hunter fatally shoots woman walking dogs in NY field

    SHERMAN, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a 43-year-old woman has been accidentally shot to death by a hunter while walking her dogs in a rural field in western New York. The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Rosemary Billquist, of Sherman, took her dogs for a walk in her hometown near the Pennsylvania border around 5:30 […]
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    Ohio woman fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been fatally shot while cooking Thanksgiving dinner after someone fired shots into a Columbus, Ohio, home. Police have identified the woman as 34-year-old Adrian Scott. She was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday. The Dispatch reports that a man who identified himself […]
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    Ohio man continues court fight to get back exotic animals

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The former owner of six tigers and several other exotic animals is making another plea to the Ohio Supreme Court to get his big cats back. Kenny Hetrick wants Ohio’s top court to hear an appeal of a lower court’s decision that sided with the state in its legal battle over […]
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    Officials: Kentucky cop agreed not to arrest woman for sex

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer in western Kentucky is facing official misconduct charges after agreeing not to arrest a woman if she would have sex with him. The Kentucky New Era reports State Police have charged former Hopkinsville Police Officer Daniel Gray with two counts of first-degree official misconduct. Gray has […]
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    Franken apologizes for making some women ‘feel badly’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Al Franken issued a Thanksgiving explanation and apology in the wake of four women alleging that he had touched them inappropriately, a message that ended with a promise to regain constituents’ trust and suggested no resignation was being contemplated. Franken, elected to one of Minnesota’s Senate seats in 2008, faces […]