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New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

NEW YORK (AP) – From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators. Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the survey of 667 youths was conducted […]

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Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

MIAMI (AP) – A South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who made and supplied banned substances in Major League Baseball’s recent drug scandal has pleaded not guilty. Paulo Berejuk entered the plea Thursday to two conspiracy charges involving distribution of testosterone and human growth hormone. A judge ordered Berejuk jailed without bail […]

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Border deaths drop to 15-year low

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) – The number of immigrants who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years. That is as because more Central Americans are turning themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert. The […]

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Warren running for president? ‘I don’t think so’

Warren running for president? ‘I don’t think so’

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she doesn’t think she’s running for president in in 2016, a shift from her usual script. The liberal favorite typically answers the question by saying, “I am not running for president.” But when she was asked again by People magazine, she answered, “I don’t think so.” The […]

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White House fence jumper held without bond

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Dominic Adesanya resisted being taken away and started talking as two court officers removed him from the courtroom. The defendant has been charged with felonies for assaulting […]

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CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA (AP) – New federal Ebola response squads are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified. President Barack Obama last week said there was a need for a rapid response team – he called it “a SWAT team, essentially” – to be sent within hours to […]

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Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe’s body

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago. A federal appeals court has thrown out a ruling that could have resulted in the remains’ removal to American Indian land in Oklahoma. Thorpe’s surviving sons had been fighting to […]

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Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy. The owner of Austin Layne Mortuary says relatives of Vonderrit Myers Jr. will release the autopsy findings Thursday at the funeral home. Myers was fatally shot Oct. 8 by an […]

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US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island. Ashoka Mukpo contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. The 33-year-old Mukpo was released from the Nebraska Medical Center’s biocontainment unit Wednesday and flew back to Rhode Island […]

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Accused White House intruder had been arrested there before

| October 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – This isn’t the first time the man who was arrested outside the White House yesterday was in that situation. Records show that Dominic Adesanya was also charged with unlawful entry at the White House complex in late July. A court document says he told an officer that a security barrier he jumped […]

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