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Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself
TYRONE, Mo. (AP) -- Residents in a remote area of southern Missouri are trying to come to grips with what could cause a man to kill seven people, including four of his own relatives, in a nighttime shooting spree that spanned four homes....

Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says
BOSTON (AP) -- Publicity hasn't jeopardized Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's right to an impartial jury, a federal appeals panel says, and opening statements can proceed next week as scheduled in the city where the deadly explosions occurred almost two years ago....

Why would GOP candidate for Missouri governor kill himself?
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's auditor, who fatally shot himself in an apparent suicide, had vowed to take down the state's most powerful politicians and donors, including his fellow Republicans, when he launched an anti-corruption campaign for governor last month....

Google's Blogger reverses porn policy after user backlash
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apparently Google bloggers like to post porn. A lot....

Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work....

Court: Colorado crime suspects can search victims' homes
DENVER (AP) -- An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense - a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates....

Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana
TULALIP, Wash. (AP) -- The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution - if not silence or opposition - from many tribes....

Coroner: Carbon monoxide likely caused 2 teenagers' deaths
TROY, Ohio (AP) -- Two teenage sisters died and two other children were hospitalized after a relative found all four unresponsive Friday from a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their western Ohio home, officials said....

Parents of slain journalist: Next 'Jihadi John' is on way
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The parents of an American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State group say they are surprised a college-educated, London-raised man is the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" from the video of their son's slaying but also realize stopping him won't end the bloodshed....

Some California farmers to go without federal water
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The federal government said Friday it won't send any of its reservoir water to the Central Valley for the second straight year, forcing farmers in California's agricultural heartland to again scramble for other sources or leave fields unplanted....

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Marathon bombing trial stays in Boston, federal panel says

Man sentenced in death of boy made to hold paint buckets

Tiny Missouri town mourns after gunman kills 7, then himself

Ga. man who killed man over stolen checks set to die

La. teen accused of knocking school bus driver unconscious

Visit to dump by Oregon's former first couple draws police

Coroner: Carbon monoxide likely caused 2 teenagers' deaths

Autopsy: Teen killed by Denver police had 4 gunshot wounds

Some California farmers to go without federal water

Reaction to death of the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh