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April 15, 2015 - 8:48am
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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the hunt for a 10-foot metal rooster stolen from outside an Athens, Georgia, business has ended in a forest, where Rocket the Rusty Roster was discovered under a pile of wood.

Lexington Village owner Bonnie Harris says she's grateful the sculpture has been found in one piece, but it was missing an eye and his beard was gone. Harris tells The Athens Banner-Herald (http://bit.ly/1OdzrgU) that Rocket will undergo restoration work in the...

April 15, 2015 - 8:41am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors have asked a judge for custody of more than 2,500 artifacts seized during raids of storage facilities affiliated with an imprisoned Madison Avenue art dealer.

Court documents say the antiquities valued at $100 million were looted from India and other southern Asia countries and smuggled by Subhash Kapoor.

The New York Times (http://nyti.ms/1H6FovO ) reports the complaint accuses Kapoor of hiding the objects in...

April 15, 2015 - 8:39am
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for a man in the car with Walter Scott before Scott was killed by a police officer as he ran away says his client heard the crackle of a Taser and shots fired but didn't see the incident.

Attorney Mark Peper said Wednesday morning his client, Pierre D. Fulton, said there was no confrontation between North Charleston police officer Michael Slager and Scott when Scott was pulled April 4 for a broken tail light.

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April 15, 2015 - 8:34am
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A man who's the fifth person charged in an Indianapolis house explosion that killed two neighbors has made his first court appearance.

A Marion County judge entered a not guilty plea Wednesday for 48-year-old Glenn Hults, who faces one count of conspiracy to commit arson. The judge also set an April 24 bond reduction hearing for Hults, who's being held on a $100,000 surety bond.

His attorney, Ralph Staples, says the bond "is...

April 15, 2015 - 8:29am
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CHICAGO (AP) — Chef Homaro Cantu, who artfully blended science and fine dining at his Michelin-starred Chicago restaurant, has died.

The Cook County medical examiner's office ruled the death a suicide, saying he hanged himself.

Cantu's body was found Tuesday in a building on the city's northwest side where he had planned to open a brewery by this summer.

The 38-year-old Cantu was one of Chicago's most renowned chefs. He turned...

April 15, 2015 - 8:20am
1 week 5 days ago

ALBERTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An 80-year-old grandfather in northern Alabama has experienced his first high school prom after going as his granddaughter's date.

James "Poppa" Drain of Albertville told WHNT-TV (http://bit.ly/1zdHNOS) his granddaughter, Joy Webb, asked him to be her date for Saturday.

The prom was the first for Webb and Drain, who never had the chance to attend while he was young.

Webb wanted to share the event with her...

April 15, 2015 - 7:43am
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HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital says a woman has delivered five girls in what it believes is the first set of all-female quintuplets born in the U.S.

The Woman's Hospital of Texas say Danielle Busby had her babies by cesarean section April 8. Doctors say the children, born premature at 28 weeks, were doing well on Wednesday.

Dr. Jayne Finkowski-Rivera says the babies are only requiring modest help breathing.

Busby, her husband...

April 15, 2015 - 6:48am
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EASTPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a Long Island man set his rental car ablaze while trying to kill bedbugs inside the vehicle.

Scott Kemery suffered first- and second-degree burns in the incident Tuesday outside an Eastport supermarket.

Police say the Bridgehampton resident poured alcohol over the insects, then sat in the car and lit a cigarette, setting off the blaze.

He fled the vehicle on his own.

Detective...

April 15, 2015 - 6:36am
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NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman and her high school student son are charged with running a heroin ring from their apartment, allegedly stashing the drugs in a shoebox in the 16-year-old's closet.

The Berkshire Eagle (http://bit.ly/1GJJprm ) reports that Glendaliz Rios of North Adams was held on $35,000 bail after pleading not guilty Tuesday to causing a minor to distribute a drug, conspiracy to violate drug laws with a minor, and related offenses....

April 15, 2015 - 5:45am
1 week 5 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. AARON HERNANDEZ CONVICTED OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER

The jury's verdict carries a mandatory sentence of life without parole for the former New England Patriots star.

2. WHY FLORIDA POSTAL WORKER LANDED TINY AIRCRAFT ON US CAPITOL LAWN

He says he wanted to deliver letters to all 535 members of Congress to...

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