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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell who could not read or write English was sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation.Oscar Hernandez was ordered Thursday to pay $241,000 in ...more

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy.The ruling filed Thursday by U.S. District Judge Freda Wolfson rejected the clai ...more

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several bodies had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Rhode Island funeral home whose owner killed himself last week, police said Thursday.The bodies of five elderly adults — three men and two women — and one fet ...more

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Florida boy is under arrest and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head.Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Chris Butler said Thursday that the boy was arrested in the k ...more

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FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The death toll from the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history surpassed 700 in West Africa as security forces went house-to-house in Sierra Leone's capital Thursday looking for patients and others exposed to the disease ...more

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LIVONIA, Mich. (AP) — A recreational soccer player will stand trial for the one-punch slaying of a referee who was about to penalize and eject him from a game in suburban Detroit.After a two-day preliminary examination, Livonia District Judge Ka ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says the Supreme Court won't duck the issue of same-sex marriage the next time a case comes to the court.The 81-year-old Ginsburg said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday that she e ...more

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court.He ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress ran full-tilt into election-year gridlock over immigration Thursday and staggered toward a five-week summer break with no agreement in sight on legislation to cope with the influx of young immigrants flocking illegally to the ...more

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MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York Yankees outfielder has been convicted of sexually abusing a young girl.Rosendo "Rusty" Torres was convicted in a Nassau County court of five counts of sexual abuse Thursday. He faces up to seven years in pr ...more