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  • Wife of Arkansas murder suspect faces murder charge in realtor's death

    By Steve Barnes LITTLE ROCK Ark. (Reuters) - The wife of a man charged a month ago with the kidnapping and murder of a suburban Little Rock, Arkansas, realtor was ordered held without bond by a district judge on Friday, less than a day after her arrest in the case. Crystal Lowery, 41, pleaded not…

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  • Parachutist rescued from Missouri radio tower

    By Kevin Murphy (Reuters) - A man's plan to leap from a Missouri radio tower south of St. Louis went awry when his parachute got stuck on a supporting wire, leaving him suspended 155 feet above the ground, a fire official said on Friday. The parachutist, Timothy Church, 27, and a second man,…

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  • Justice Department issues use of force reforms for Albuquerque Police

    By Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Police in Albuquerque, New Mexico will undergo reform and be monitored for use of excessive force under an agreement to be announced Friday between the city and the U.S. Justice Department. The agreement follows a federal investigation that concluded that the…

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  • American detained in North Korea said he wanted to help Christians

    By Jon Herskovitz (Reuters) - The American detained by North Korea knew he risked jail by leaving a Bible behind at a club and was not abused during his nearly half year detention in the state often criticized for suppressing religious freedom, he told NBC News on Friday. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was…

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  • California mayor at center of immigration debate charged with DUI

    By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central American immigrants across the U.S. border, has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an accident that injured four teenage girls. Alan…

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  • Investigation continues into deadly Kansas airport plane crash

    By Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - The bodies of four people killed when a small twin-engine turboprop airplane crashed into a building at Wichita's airport remained in the smoldering ruins on Friday as federal officials investigated the crash, officials said. A demolition contractor has…

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  • Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition…

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  • Bodies of three young U.S. citizens identified in northern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The bodies of three people, tied-up and with gunshot wounds to the head, have been identified as siblings from Texas reported missing earlier this month, a northeastern Mexico state prosecutor said on Friday. The siblings' suspected abduction might have been orchestrated by…

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  • Judge's rejection of nurse quarantine 'unfortunate': Maine governor

    (Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Friday it was unfortunate that a judge rejected the state's attempts to impose a strict quarantine on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, but said he will abide by the ruling. The ruling appeared to end a stand-off between the…

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  • Three Illinois siblings killed in crash before Halloween parade

    By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - Three siblings on their way to a Halloween parade were killed and their mother and brother seriously injured when their vehicle was hit by a freight train in southern Illinois, police said on Friday. The accident happened on Thursday night in Vandalia, a town…

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  • Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he 'had his fill of football'

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his "fill of football" and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday. Paul Kitterman made…

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  • U.S. rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure

    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem. Technical data relayed from Orbital’s Antares…

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  • Four dead, five injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport

    By Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they had…

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  • Two brothers arrested in North Carolina courthouse shooting

    WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - Two brothers were in police custody on Thursday in connection with a shooting outside a North Carolina courthouse that critically wounded two people, police said. Brandon Tremaine Morris, 31, was identified as the man who opened fire in front of the Nash County…

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  • Accused Colorado cinema gunman's lawyers want second sanity exam barred

    By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed. Public defenders filed "a motion to strike" or…

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  • Judge imposes conditions on Maine nurse, rejects stricter measures: lawyer

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Maine judge imposed certain conditions on an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but rejected a bid from state officials for more restrictive measures, her lawyer told Reuters. Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of Maine District Court, on Thursday had…

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  • Purdue University shooter found dead in Indiana prison

    (Reuters) - A former Purdue University student who admitted killing a fellow student on campus in January has been found dead in prison of an apparent suicide, a state prison official said on Wednesday. Cody Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive Tuesday night in his cell at the prison in Michigan…

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  • Private jet plane crashes near military base in California

    (Reuters) - A small jet plane owned by a private company crashed on its approach to landing at a military base in Southern California on Wednesday, killing the pilot, a fire official said. The Hawker Hunter aircraft went down in a strawberry field near Naval Base Ventura County in the area of Point…

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