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US police pleads not guilty to murder in shooting of motorist during traffic stop

July
30
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2015
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CINCINNATI — A white U.S. police officer who shot a black motorist after stopping him over a missing license plate pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter. The July 19 death of 43-year-old Samuel DuBose in...

Wrestler Hulk Hogan's sex-tape privacy lawsuit against Gawker set for 2016 in Florida court

July
30
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2015
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A Florida judge on Thursday set a trial date of March 2016 for a lawsuit brought by Hulk Hogan — the biggest name on pro wrestling marquees in the '80s and '90s and later a reality TV star — against the news website...

NY court dismisses lawsuit that sought to free 2 chimps held in university for research

July
30
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2015
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NEW YORK — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to free two chimpanzees from a New York state university by arguing the human-like animals deserved "personhood" status. State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe writes in a decision made...

Philae probe gets a 'sniff' of acetone, indicating comets can concoct complex compounds

July
30
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2015
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BERLIN — Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled. Philae, which is part of the European Space...

Nigerian soldiers free 71 children, women from Boko Haram, hold them at military barracks

July
30
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2015
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MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Nigeria's military says soldiers rescued 71 girls and women in firefights that killed several Boko Haram militants in the country's northeast. Some of the captives say they were in the clutches of the Islamic extremists for as...

AP Investigation: Olympic athletes to swim and boat in waters teeming with Rio's sewage

July
30
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2015
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RIO DE JANEIRO — The waters where Olympians will compete in swimming and boating events next summer in South America's first games are rife with human sewage and present a serious health risk for athletes, as well as for visitors to the...

Zimbabweans who helped American kill lion appear in court; kill deemed unethical, illegal

July
29
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2015
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HARARE, Zimbabwe — A hunting guide and a farm owner appeared in court Wednesday on allegations they helped an American dentist kill a protected lion named Cecil, and the head of Zimbabwe's safari association said the big cat was unethically lured...

Afghan intelligence agency: Taliban leader Mullah Omar died 2 years ago

July
29
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2015
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KABUL — Afghanistan's main intelligence agency said Wednesday that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years. The one-eyed, secretive head of the Taliban hosted Osama Bin Laden's al-Qaida in the years...

'He purposely killed him': Ohio officer who shot driver in traffic stop faces murder charge

July
29
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2015
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CINCINNATI — A University of Cincinnati officer who shot a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge, with a prosecutor saying the officer "purposely killed him" and "should never...

Panicked caller: US police dispatcher had no reason to hung up while she tried to aid friend

July
29
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2015
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A teenager who called police but was told by a dispatcher to "deal with it yourself" before being hung up on said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible. Seventeen-year-old Esperanza...