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NEW YORK (AP) — Jean Ritchie, the Kentucky-born folksinger who brought the centuries-old ballads she grew up with to a wide audience from the 1950s onward, died Monday evening. She was 92. Ritchie died in her home in Berea, Kentucky, with family around ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — It's "highly likely" that a police officer who was critically injured in a dramatic gunbattle with the Boston Marathon bombers was struck by friendly fire, a district attorney said Tuesday.Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan, w ...more

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The blue sneakers were the subject of the crime, but police say it was a man's red underwear that led to his arrest on Long Island.Police say 18-year-old Taykim Ross stole $200, electronics and Air Jordan sneakers from an ...more

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ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Department of Correction has canceled a hearing that had been mistakenly scheduled to determine whether to shorten the sentence of a woman convicted of killing her stepdaughter by forcing her to drink grape soda. ...more

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SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man who set up a drunken-driving checkpoint complete with road flares while pretending to be a Pennsylvania state trooper was drunk.Troopers say 19-year-old Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, parked his vehicle diagona ...more

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Now that Sepp Blatter says he will be resigning, the race opens to succeed him as FIFA president.The job has been held by nine men since FIFA's founding in 1904, but just two over the past four decades: Joao Havelange of Brazil from 1974-98 and ...more

AP News - 21 hours ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's funeral directors board has suspended the license of a funeral home where 11 bodies intended for cremation were found in a damp room.The Ohio's Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors on Tuesday quickly suspended the ...more

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iBook charts for week ending June 1, 2015:Top Paid Books1. The Girl on the Train: A Novel (Unabridged) by Paula Hawkins (Penguin Audio)2. Luckiest Girl Alive: A Novel (Unabridged) by Jessica Knoll (Simon & Schuster Audio)

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AP News - 21 hours ago

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 1, 2015:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang2. Enlight, Lightricks Ltd.3. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.4. Dark Sky - Weather Radar, Hyperlocal Forecast ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — An undercover detective accused of shirking his police duties and joining a mass of angry motorcyclists who assaulted an SUV driver testified Tuesday he didn't intervene because he feared for his safety and didn't admit his involvement ...more