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June 19, 2015 - 9:01am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of terror attacks worldwide shot up by 35 percent between 2013 and 2014, with an 81 percent jump in the number of deaths.

That's according to the State Department's annual global terrorism report. It says nearly 33,000 people were killed in almost 13,500 terrorist attacks around the world in 2014. That's up from just over 18,000 deaths in nearly 10,000 attacks in 2013.

The report says the rise in attacks is because of...

June 19, 2015 - 8:30am
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BOSTON (AP) — A Boston woman charged with scamming the charity set up for survivors of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and fraudulently receiving benefits from other organizations will likely face trial in February.

WFXT-TV ( ) reports that Joanna Leigh appeared in court on Thursday for a pretrial hearing.

She says she suffered traumatic brain injuries in the explosions that killed three and injured more than 260....

June 19, 2015 - 8:24am
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NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman has pleaded guilty to riding with her 5-year-old son on the roof of a station wagon, holding onto the cargo rack as the vehicle traveled at least 50 mph.

The Caledonian Record reports ( Lindsey Perkins of Newport pleaded guilty Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court, avoiding trial on charges of providing false information to a police officer and cruelty. A charge of reckless endangerment was dropped....

June 19, 2015 - 8:12am
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NEW YORK (AP) — The famed Carnegie Deli in midtown Manhattan will remain closed for at least two more weeks after it was found to be diverting some of its gas before it reached the meter.

In late April, Con Edison discovered that the deli had been paying for only about half of the gas it used for more than five years.

The deli's owner, Marian Levine, was fined $2,600 for violating the city's building codes.

According to The New...

June 19, 2015 - 8:05am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Brian Williams says he let his ego get the better of him in telling stories that exaggerated his role in reporting news stories.

The NBC anchorman, stripped of his role as "Nightly News" anchor and reassigned to MSNBC, broke his silence on NBC's "Today" show Friday about the episodes that derailed his career. He said it came from a bad place inside of him, that it was "ego-driven, a desire to better my role in a story that I was already in."...

June 19, 2015 - 8:00am
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Police say a man has been taken into custody for evaluation after he threatened worshippers at a south Richmond church.

Richmond Police Capt. Chris Gleason told the Richmond Times Dispatch ( ) the man was beating on a door at United Nations Church International on Thursday night with a piece of plastic.

A member of the black church told the newspaper the man, who was white, was yelling racial slurs and making...

June 19, 2015 - 7:59am
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York high school whose sports teams have been called the Orientals for more than a century is ditching the nickname.

The Democrat and Chronicle reports ( ) that the Rochester school board on Thursday approved the Eagles as East High School's nickname starting in 2015-16 school year.

Oriental is considered to be a derogatory term for someone of Asian descent.

East High adopted...

June 19, 2015 - 7:30am
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8:30 p.m.

The county magistrate judge oversaw a hearing for the white man accused of killing nine people at a black church was previously reprimanded for saying a racial slur from the bench.

Charleston Chief Magistrate James B. Gosnell Jr. prompted controversy at a bond hearing for Dylann Roof on Friday when he asked for sympathy for Roof's family as well as the victims.

In 2005, the South Carolina Supreme Court issued a public...

June 19, 2015 - 6:28am
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — HBO's "Veep" is leaving Maryland after four years after the series scored $6.5 million in California film tax credits.

HBO announced Thursday that it will move production of the show starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus to southern California.

HBO spokeswoman Cecile Cross-Plummer says Maryland has been home to many vital HBO projects, including "The Corner," ''The Wire" and "Game Change," and they "look forward to returning with another...

June 19, 2015 - 6:19am
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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — A former member of Eastern Michigan's track and field team has been sentenced to eight months in jail in a sexual assault case.

The Ann Arbor News reports ( ) Eli Burdette also was ordered Wednesday to be on probation for five years after earlier pleading guilty to fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct and aggravated domestic violence.

Two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and one count of...

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