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Officials say those remaining Boston snow piles are even more vile

Boston snow piles filled with trash are disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer.

Lightning strike: Tampa Bay beats Rangers, will play for Cup

The only history the Tampa Bay Lightning were interested in was what they would create. Read more »

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9 states back Utah ruling tossing federal prairie dog rules

Nine states have stepped into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog to support a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. Read more »

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TV actor Dustin Diamond testifies he didn't mean to stab man

TV actor Dustin Diamond testified Friday that he didn't intentionally stab a man in a Christmas Day barroom scuffle and that other patrons had been harassing him and his girlfriend before the fight... Read more »

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Cuba removed from US terror list

The Obama administration on Friday formally removed Cuba from a U.S. terrorism blacklist, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing... Read more »

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IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead

A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the... Read more »

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Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert

The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing... Read more »

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Judge defers ruling on probe into handling of Ferguson case

A judge on Friday deferred ruling on a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, but he again gave strong indications he might... Read more »

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Silk Road founder gets life for creating online drug site

A San Francisco man who created the online drug-selling site Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths that resulted from drugs bought on his website and five... Read more »

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Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19

Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and battled with security forces on Friday, a Pakistani official said. Read more »

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The Latest: Holmes says he hoped to be stopped before attack

The man who opened fire in a Colorado theater, killing 12, says he believes God might care about those killed. Read more »

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Lawyer: Kayak death was accident after drinking, not murder

A woman accused of killing her fiance on the Hudson River by sabotaging his kayak is a victim of an accident that occurred on the chilly water after they had a couple of drinks, her lawyer said... Read more »

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Psychiatrist: Colorado shooter knew what he was doing

James Holmes was mentally ill but legally sane when he opened fire in a crowded suburban Denver movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding scores of others, a court-appointed psychiatrist... Read more »

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Father, stepmother charged in death of malnourished girl

Prosecutors on Friday accused a father and stepmother of intentional, persistent abuse and neglect of two young girls, one dead and the other fighting for her life in a Detroit hospital. Read more »

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US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound

The U.S. economy shrank at a 0.7 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, depressed by a severe winter and a widening trade deficit. Read more »

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Ex-US House speaker's indictment offers few clues about case

A newly unveiled indictment against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert accuses the Republican of agreeing to pay $3.5 million in hush money to keep a person from the town where he was a... Read more »

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California man kills neighbor, self after all-day standoff

A dispute between neighbors ended with both men dead but the safe emergence of two children and the shooter's wife from an all-day standoff at a suburban San Diego apartment, authorities said. Read more »

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Bill Clinton: Foundation remains a 'non-partisan' charity

Bill Clinton is defending the work of his global foundation. He says in a letter to supporters that it remains a "non-partisan" philanthropy and he's determined to continue its mission. Read more »

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No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis

A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, as Myanmar criticized those blaming it for fueling the crisis... Read more »

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Judge delays case after 'Suge' Knight hires Jackson lawyer

A judge on Friday delayed the murder trial of Marion "Suge" Knight after the former rap music mogul hired the attorney who successfully defended Michael Jackson against child molestation charges. Read more »

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Another round of rain brings more serious flooding in Texas

Floodwaters submerged highways and threatened homes Friday in Texas as another round of heavy rain added to the damage inflicted by storms that have killed at least 21 people and left 14 missing. Read more »

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Susan Roylance: Bill Clinton at the UN applauds Ebola success

Speaking before the U.N. Economic and Social Council, former President Bill Clinton applauds the health care workers who helped achieve an Ebola-free Liberia, even though "no small number lost... Read more »

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Migrants hide under trucks to board Italy-bound ferries

For hundreds of migrants hoping to build a new life, access to Europe's richest countries lies on the other side of a metal fence surrounding the western Greek port of Patras. Read more »

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Elder L. Tom Perry's cancer terminal, 'has spread aggressively,' LDS Church says

Elder L. Tom Perry's cancer has spread aggressively from his thyroid to his lungs and beyond, and is terminal, a church spokesman said Friday morning. Elder Perry, who is a member of the LDS... Read more »

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EPA proposes lowering required amount of ethanol in gas

The Obama administration is proposing to reduce the overall amount of ethanol blended in the nation's gasoline in coming years, a blow to renewable fuel companies that have pushed to keep high... Read more »

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Neverland, former home of Michael Jackson, on sale for $100M

The California property that once served as Michael Jackson's home and personal fantasyland is being listed at $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal. Read more »

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