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  • Prison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 7:00 pm
    A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison.
  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 6:52 pm
    Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S.
  • US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 6:44 pm
    The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other things.
  • Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 6:36 pm
    A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio.
  • Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 6:28 pm
    Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the budget.
  • Sheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 6:12 pm
    The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night.
  • Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 6:08 pm
    The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.
  • Sumptuous seaside hotel sells for record-shattering $360M
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 5:28 pm
    An exceedingly opulent seaside resort in Southern California has sold for an eye-popping $360 million.
  • Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 5:20 pm
    Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year.
  • More measles cases found in California
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 5:16 pm
    More measles cases have been found in California, health officials said Friday.
  • Amended lawsuit filed in police shooting of Cleveland boy
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:44 pm
    An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy includes claims related to his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases.
  • Venezuela uses detained reporter in tourism promo
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:40 pm
    A short-lived promo posted to Twitter by Venezuelan tourism officials to highlight the nation's openness to foreigners featured a Miami Herald reporter who had been detained while covering the country's elections.
  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:28 pm
    Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at dispensary ATMs.
  • Judge: Funeral home wrongly sold Lee Harvey Oswald's casket
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:24 pm
    A funeral home that sold Lee Harvey Oswald's pine casket for $87,468 must return it to the accused presidential assassin's brother, a judge ruled Friday.
  • Wisconsin team works to defend snow sculpting championship
    Associated Press | January 30, 2015 4:24 pm
    A Wisconsin snow sculpting team that won the last two national championships is trying to defend its trophy in Lake Geneva.
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