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‘I AM A BULLY’ sign-holder calls sentence unfair

An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he’s a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.

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Woman recounts historic 1964 flight around world

Recounting her history-making adventure 50 years later, Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock plays it down as an enjoyable way to see the world.

1987 slaying of Illinois family unsolved, haunting

More than a quarter century later, the grisly, unsolved slaughter of Joeann Dardeen's son, his pregnant wife and their young son in southern Illinois still haunts her.

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Harvard study suggests 'Jesus' wife' text not fake

New scientific tests suggest a fragment of papyrus in which Jesus speaks of "my wife" is more likely an ancient document than a forgery, according to an article published Thursday by the Harvard Theological Review.

Boston announces marathon public safety measures

Boston officials have announced improved public safety measures for the final two miles of the Boston Marathon on April 21, a year after two explosions near the finish line killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.

Police: NY officer fatally shot 86-year-old gunman

Officers responding to the home of an 86-year-old New York City man who called 911 to say he'd shot his daughter fatally shot the man Saturday after he turned toward them with a shotgun and refused to drop it when they arrived, police said.

Lawmakers look to combat seafood fraud

When the weather warms and the South Carolina humidity hangs like a soggy blanket along the coast, you can often find an entrepreneur selling shrimp out of the back of a pickup truck by the road with a hand-scrawled sign promoting it as both fresh and local. There's a chance it's neither.

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High fees eroding many 401(k) retirement accounts

It's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.

Highway shootings don't worry KC-area drivers

Several shootings have targeted apparently random vehicles along a tangle of interstates in south Kansas City, but it doesn't seem to have rattled area drivers, who say they'll stick with their normal routes.

Va. college 'free-speech zones' latest to fall

The latest in a string of successful court challenges to college "free speech zones" is unfolding in Virginia, where lawyers are negotiating a settlement in the case of a student who was barred from preaching on campus.

Baseball player, 12, dies after hit by line drive

A middle school baseball player from Wilmington has died after being hit by a line drive during practice.

Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig.

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers were killed, but their identities have not been released.

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New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of “Obamacare,” Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political.

Ohio geologists link small quakes to fracking

Geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquakes in a geologic formation deep under the Appalachians to hydraulic fracturing, leading the state to issue new permit conditions Friday in certain areas that are among the nation's strictest.

College visit turns tragic for California students

A college visit by more than 40 high school students turned tragic when a FedEx tractor-trailer veered across a grassy highway median and slammed into their bus in a fiery wreck that left 10 people dead, authorities said.

Once-soaring tech stocks sink in sobering comedown

The stock market’s laws of gravity are inflicting pain on its highest fliers.

In a rare rebuke, US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran’s controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw in relations.

Tampa-based military dog retires with honors

A bomb-sniffing dog credited with saving a military patrol in Afghanistan is retiring with full military honors.

Connecticut ex-governor pleads not guilty

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiracy and other federal charges in an alleged pursuit of secret consulting roles with two congressional campaigns.