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FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, but released them after becoming frightened by news reports, an investigator said.St. Lawrence County S ...more

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury.Shayanna Jenkins is scheduled to appear before a Fall River Superior Court ju ...more

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CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.Farmers and industry experts agree New England is buck ...more

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — Two men have been charged in connection with a 20-hour standoff this week in a Chicago suburb that police say began as a robbery attempt.The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1msHpWk ) cites the Cook County state's attorney's offic ...more

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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly two weeks ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera has reached labor agreements with the remaining unions that had expired contracts, averting the threat of a lockout with about a month to go before the season is scheduled to start.The Met and the Internati ...more

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States, enough to blanket the region with 4 inches of water, according to a study published Thursday.Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oc ...more

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FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday.Nicole Vaisey admitted she and her boyfriend, Stephen Howells Jr ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86.Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at Providence Park Hospi ...more