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August 14, 2014 - 7:11am
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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been found guilty but mentally ill in the deadly sword stabbings of his parents and twin brother in suburban Philadelphia more than three years ago.

A Montgomery County judge on Wednesday convicted Joseph McAndrew Jr., 27, of first-degree murder in the March 2011 slayings inside their Gulph Mills home. After his arrest, police said McAndrew had called the killings an "extermination."

Prosecutors argued that McAndrew...

August 14, 2014 - 7:07am
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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man called 911 on himself after sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a Craigslist ad for a cleaning job.

The Palm Beach Post ( ) reports 47-year-old Joel Jones flagged down deputies responding to the call Tuesday evening. Before they could ask his name, he began shouting, "Take me to jail."

According to an arrest report, Jones told...

August 14, 2014 - 6:41am
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man was fatally shot outside a Philadelphia concert being held to promote peace and stem violence in the city, police said Thursday.

The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. Wednesday outside the Dell Music Center in the city's Fairmount Park, according to investigators.

Officials said the 20-year-old man was apparently either arriving at or leaving the "Philly Support Philly: Peace on the Streets" concert when he got into an...

August 14, 2014 - 6:08am
1 week 1 day ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are investigating a stabbing death in the French Quarter of a man believed to be homeless.

Officer Frank B. Robertson says officers were called to a "man down" Wednesday night just off Bourbon Street.

Robertson says the 47-year-old man was rushed to a nearby hospital with a chest wound where he later died.

Witnesses told officers they saw the victim fighting with another man....

August 14, 2014 - 6:08am
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


The state Highway Patrol supplants the much-criticized local police in Ferguson, the St. Louis suburb roiled by protests since Saturday's shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a white officer.


August 14, 2014 - 6:04am
1 week 1 day ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Federal authorities have decided against issuing citations in a natural gas well fire in southwestern Pennsylvania that killed one worker earlier this year.

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said no exact cause was determined for the Feb. 11 fire at the Chevron well in Greene County's Dunkard Township. No citations for violation of federal safety standards will be issued.

Twenty-seven-year-old worker Ian...

August 14, 2014 - 6:01am
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A northeast Ohio woman has admitted she pretended to be disabled in order to befriend a developmentally disabled man and steal from him.

Thirty-six-year-old Carol Hulett of Akron was sentenced to four years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to burglary, forgery and theft from the disabled. She was sentenced to an additional nine months for violating probation.

Hulett's husband, Shaun Hulett, pleaded guilty to burglary in...

August 14, 2014 - 5:06am
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HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — On the summer night Ellen Gerber and Pearl Berlin committed to spending their lives together, the No. 1 song was "When A Man Loves A Woman."

Lyndon B. Johnson was president. NASA had just landed the first unmanned probe on the moon.

"We're still in love, after 48 years," Gerber, better known as Lennie, said recently. "We still can't begin the day without a good cuddle."

June 2, 1966, is engraved in Roman...

August 14, 2014 - 4:39am
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court appears to have cleared the way for same-sex marriages to begin in Virginia as early as next week, but that could be put on hold indefinitely if the nation's highest court intervenes.

The state also would need to start recognizing gay marriages from out of state Aug. 21 after the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' decision not to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

While the U.S...

August 14, 2014 - 4:01am
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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The highest-ranking U.S. military officer killed in combat since the Vietnam War was buried with full honors Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery in a ceremony attended by his family and platoons of fellow warriors.

Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene was killed Aug. 5 when a gunman believed to be an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military academy near Kabul.

During the ceremony, Greene's adult son tightly clasped the hands of his...

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