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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A grand jury took testimony Wednesday as part of a federal investigation into former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock's expenses.The 33-year-old Peoria Republican resigned from Congress in March following months of medi ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The family of an American captive killed in a drone strike would welcome the creation of a hostage czar to coordinate government efforts to free those held.Rep. John Delaney, D-Md., introduced legislation last week to create a ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — A boy reported missing for 11 days before he was found in his Detroit basement testified Wednesday that his stepmother ordered him down there and told him to "shut up and be quiet" while investigators scoured the neighborhood searching f ...more

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A crude oil fire at the U.S. Oil and Refining Co. burned for almost two hours Wednesday, sending plumes of black smoke over the Port of Tacoma, but it didn't cause any injuries, according to a company spokesman."All of the o ...more

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A 63,000-gallon saltwater spill that leaked from an underground pipeline entered a lake via a tributary in northwest North Dakota, a state Department of Health official said Wednesday. He said the spill will not affect any drinking water in the area.</ ...more

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CLEVELAND (AP) — A woman charged with killing her adult daughter and dumping her body in a field raised three girls alone after her husband died and cared for her daughter very much, a relative said Wednesday.Janet Tyburski, 45, was arrested Tue ...more

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The head of Denmark's intelligence agency announced his resignation on Wednesday, hours before a government report was released criticizing some parts of the police response to the two fatal shooting attacks in Copenhagen in ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pediatrician researching tuberculosis, HIV and other infectious diseases was strangled by an exterminator after she questioned his work and was then tied up with equestrian gear and set on fire, a prosecutor said Wednesday in open ...more

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MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.The parliament on Wednesday passed the proposal by authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko, whi ...more

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SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential ...more