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Fingernails spotted in trash led to arrest of alleged killer
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A serial killer preying on vulnerable young black women on the rough streets of south Los Angeles eluded police for two decades until someone rifling through a dumpster in 2007 noticed red fingernails poking out of a garbage bag....

Funeral will honor 6 of 8 victims in Ohio family shootings
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There will be "ample security" at the funeral for six of the eight people shot and killed in rural southern Ohio in what authorities call a planned attack targeting one family, Ohio's attorney general said....

Ex-NY Assembly speaker to be sentenced in corruption case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is set to learn how long he'll spend in prison following his conviction in a $5 million corruption case....

Anti-abortion activist goes to trial over letter to doctor
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas anti-abortion activist faces trial in federal court this week over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor's car....

Sister: No charges against police in Virginia stun gun case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia prosecutor has decided not to bring charges against officers who used stun guns repeatedly on a black man before his 2013 death, the man's sister and her attorney said Monday....

Move over drones, driverless cars _ unmanned ship up next
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- It's not only drones and driverless cars that may become the norm someday - ocean-faring ships might also run without captains or crews....

Solar plane arrives in Arizona on latest leg of global trip
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- An airplane powered only by sunlight has arrived in a Phoenix suburb after completing the latest leg of its global trip....

Judge agrees to move trial for dad in toddler hot SUV death
MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) -- Acknowledging the intense and extensive media coverage of the case of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die, the judge decided it would be wise to move the trial away from the county where the boy died....

Jury: School failed to protect girl who says she was raped
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's public school system failed to protect a special education student who says she was raped by a classmate, a jury determined Monday....

Rich newspaper owners: Industry saviors or foes?
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Salt Lake Tribune's pending sale to the wealthy Huntsman family unshackles the newspaper from cost-cutting corporate owners and resolves crippling financial uncertainty - but it also raises concerns about whether the influential family will meddle in the paper's coverage....

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