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    Zoo Boosts Security After Tasmanian Devil’s Death

    By Jen Scarpelli

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The killing of a rare Tasmanian devil on loan from Australia has prompted beefed-up security at a New Mexico zoo and a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. The Albuquerque Journal reports that Full Article

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    Giffords Calls on Women to Highlight Gun Violence

    By Jen Scarpelli

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Full Article

  • Jodi Arias sits in the Maricopa County Superior Court room of Judge Sherry Stephens in Phoenix, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, as the opening statements in her penalty phase retrial begins. The 34-year-old Arias was convicted of murder last year, but the first jury was deadlocked on whether to give her the death penalty or life in prison. (AP Photo)

    Jodi Arias Sentencing Retrial Opens in Arizona

    By Jen Scarpelli

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Jodi Arias sentencing retrial has started in Arizona with a new jury and opening statements by lawyers to decide whether the convicted murderer should live or die after killing her boyfriend. The jury was sworn in Tuesday. Full Article

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    Wyoming Gay Couples Get Marriage Licenses

    By Jen Scarpelli

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of change to a state where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Gay couples began to Full Article

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    Public Exercise in Virginia is Not Clothing-Optional, Man Discovers

    By Brian Shields

    ARLINGTON, Virginia (KRON) -- Exercise is great for you but the proper attire is essential. That's apparently what tripped up a Virginia man. 31-year old Timothy Lowe is charged with indecent exposure, disorderly conduct, and obstruction of justice after police Full Article

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    Dozens More Car Models Added to Air Bag Recall List

    By Brian Shields

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get the air bags in their cars fixed, amid concern that a defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the Full Article

  • backpage Fights Sex Trafficking Case in Washington State

    By Brian Shields

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Tuesday in a case filed by three sex trafficking victims who say the website helps promote the exploitation of children. The suit is one of two taking Full Article

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    CDC Issues New Guidelines for Gear for Treating Ebola Patients

    By Brian Shields

    ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are going on the road with new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients. Officials on Monday night released the advice, which health workers had pushed hard for after two Dallas nurses Full Article

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    Man in Maine Charged with Throwing Baby Down the Stairs

    By Brian Shields

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been charged with throwing his 3-month-old son down a flight of stairs, causing a skull fracture. Authorities say 39-year-old William Lord Jr. was charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence assault on a child Full Article

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    Mother Wants ‘Breaking Bad’ Figures Removed from Toys R Us

    By Jen Scarpelli

    (CNN) -- "Breaking Bad's" Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn't dodged the wrath of a Florida mother. Susan Schrivjer, a mother from Fort Myers, launched a petition Full Article

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    Apple Pay Launches Monday

    By Jen Scarpelli

    (CNN)--Apple Pay is finally here. The new mobile payments system for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus will be up and running Monday afternoon following the release of a software update for Apple's iOS mobile operating system. Here's a Full Article

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    Convicted Murderer Sues State Over Prison Porn Ban

    By Jen Scarpelli

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Dwight Pink Jr. says in the lawsuit filed in Full Article

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    Monica Lewinsky Joins Twitter

    By Jen Scarpelli

    Washington (CNN) -- Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter. "#HereWeGo," the former White House intern who had an affair with President Bill Clinton tweeted early on Monday. Her account was quickly Full Article

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    Official GM Ignition Switch Death Toll Rises to 29

    By Brian Shields

    DETROIT (AP) — At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Full Article

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    Supreme Court to Decide How Much Privacy Hotel Guests Should Have

    By Brian Shields

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant. The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles of a Full Article

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    President Obama Clears Schedule to Deal with Ebola

    By Brian Shields

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rarely one to leave anything to chance, President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve. After waking up in his own bed Monday at his Full Article