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DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ex-convict denied bond on a murder charge Friday had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said, and their investigation is continuing....

Choppy slick is harder to clean up; more oily animals found
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 10-square-mile oil slick off the coast of California is thinner than a coat of paint and it's becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said Friday as more dead animals were discovered on the Santa Barbara coast....

Federal data: As oil production soars, so do pipeline leaks
The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California coastline this week reflects a troubling trend in the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of pipeline accidents....

California farmers strike a deal to cut water use
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California farmers who hold some of the state's strongest water rights avoided the threat of deep mandatory cuts when the state accepted their proposal Friday to voluntarily reduce consumption by 25 percent amid one of the worst droughts on record....

NY judge: Release testimony by Rosenberg brother in spy case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge has ordered the unsealing of key grand jury testimony from 1950 that may give new fuel to suspicions that Ethel Rosenberg was unjustly convicted of espionage and put to death for conspiring to give nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union....

Group that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation
Days after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."...

Woman found pushing dead 3-year-old son in swing
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A woman was found pushing her dead 3-year-old son in a park swing Friday, and authorities say she may have been there for hours, or even since the day before....

New trial expected for man convicted in Chandra Levy death
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy is expected to get a new trial after government attorneys on Friday said the "interests of justice" would best be served by one....

Naked man rescued after getting stuck on Florida drawbridge
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge....

Hundreds line up for Las Vegas public viewing of B.B. King
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Marilyn and Tommy Burress knew when they heard blues legend B.B. King had died that they had to pay their final respects....

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