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    Arguments set on West Virginia Supreme Court seats

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Arguments are set before the West Virginia Supreme Court in challenges to the eligibilities of a congressman and a former House of Delegates speaker to serve on the court.Separate petitions are scheduled to be heard...

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  • News

    Some question force used on protesters of police shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Activists are questioning the level of force used by Tennessee police officers to arrest people protesting the Memphis Police Department's shooting of a black man who was in critical condition.The Commercial Appeal reports a...

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  • Environment

    Agency says two-headed snake may go to educational facility

    WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A wildlife and conservation research hospital says a two-headed snake recently found near the nation's capital may be sent to an educational facility.The Wildlife Center of Virginia says the two-headed Eastern Copperhead...

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  • News

    Sheriff: 5-month-old boy left in bathtub dies

    TARRANT, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a 5-month-old boy left in a bathtub has died.Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West tells Al.com that authorities responded to a Tarrant apartment Sunday evening and found the child unresponsive. The...

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  • News

    Sentencing for soldier who pleaded guilty to chemical weapon

    Sentencing is scheduled Monday for a soldier who pleaded guilty to making bombs that released chlorine gas in a forested training area near a U.S. Army base in Louisiana.Twenty-five-year-old Ryan Keith Taylor, of New Llano, could get life in...

    By Janet Mcconnaughey, Associated Press|

  • News

    A list of projects public can vote on for preservation money

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on 20 sites across the country that showcase the nation's diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign. The locations are:—...

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  • Entertainment

    Score! Scrabble dictionary adds 'OK,' 'ew' to official play

    NEW YORK (AP) — Scrabble players, time to rethink your game because 300 new words are coming your way, including some long-awaited gems: OK and ew, to name a few.Merriam-Webster released the sixth edition of "The Official Scrabble Players...

    By Leanne Italie, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Entertainment

    Will Smith bungee jump is latest stunt near Grand Canyon

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — At the end of the 1991 movie "Thelma & Louise," the two leading ladies — fugitives cornered by authorities in the Grand Canyon — decide against surrendering and instead drive off a cliff.One of cinema's most iconic endings...

    By Felicia Fonseca And Terry Tang, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Side effect of trafficking law: More street prostitution?

    NEW YORK (AP) — Recent crackdowns targeting the sex-for-hire industry have reduced the number of commercial ads on the internet and helped fight online trafficking. But activists and police say the efforts may have had unintended consequences —...

    By Alexandra Villarreal, Associated Press|

  • News

    Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A shootout between a man in a violence-prone Baltimore district and a police officer taking part in a crime suppression initiative has left the officer wounded and the suspect dead Sunday evening, Baltimore's interim police chief...

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