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October 10, 2015 - 3:09pm
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Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was handed over to U.S. special forces in May 2014 after nearly five years in captivity in Afghanistan. Here is a look at some of the key events from his capture to Saturday, when an Army officer recommended Bergdahl faces a lower-level court-martial:

June 30, 2009 — Bergdahl, who is serving with an Alaska-based infantry regiment, vanishes from a base in Afghanistan's Paktika province near the border of Pakistan.

July 2, 2009 — Two...

October 10, 2015 - 2:55pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — An Army officer is recommending that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl face a lower-level court martial and be spared the possibility of jail time for leaving his post in Afghanistan.

Defense attorneys say Lt. Col. Mark Visger has decided a civilian system should handle Bergdahl's case. It limits the maximum punishment reduction of rank, a bad conduct discharge and a short jail term, though that isn't being sought.

Military prosecutors charged...

October 10, 2015 - 2:49pm
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the 2016 campaign for president, Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio are competing for the same set of donors who traditionally support Republican White House candidates.

But while Bush is a son and brother of former presidents and comes to the race with a sprawling network of experienced fundraisers, Rubio has none of those advantages.

As a result, his campaign and the super PAC that supports him collected less than a quarter of the $114...

October 10, 2015 - 2:30pm
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HONOLULU (AP) — Family and friends say 25-year-old Colin Cook lost most of his leg in a shark attack off Oahu's North Shore.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports relatives identified the victim and confirmed doctors amputated most of his left leg. His hands were injured when he punched the shark before it swam away.

His cousin, Chris Webster, says Cook swam to another surfer who paddled him to shore. He told KHON-TV it's heart-breaking that doctors...

October 10, 2015 - 2:03pm
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NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida teen is getting a reduced sentence after writing 200 apology letters to victims who lost belongings in the fire he set.

The teenager intended to burn the storage facility of his mother's abusive ex-boyfriend, but when he doused the unit with gasoline and lit a match in February, authorities say the fire spread to about 40 other units. He was a freshman in college at the time.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://tinyurl....

October 10, 2015 - 2:01pm
8 min 18 sec ago

ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — A 14-year-old student says a school resource officer used excessive force on him after he and a student fought in a Texas high school cafeteria.

A cellphone video taken Thursday by another student shows an officer placing his hands around sophomore Gyasi Hughes' throat at Round Rock High School and taking Hughes to the ground.

The video was given to Austin television stations, including KEYE-TV ( )....

October 10, 2015 - 2:00pm
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visitation and funeral arrangements for famed chef Paul Prudhomme have been scheduled.

Prudhomme died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 75.

Visitation is scheduled between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Sunday at Jacob Schoen (SHANE) & Son Funeral Home in New Orleans. Visitation will also be held Monday at 9 a.m. at St. Louis Cathedral in the French Quarter. A funeral Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m.

A private...

October 10, 2015 - 1:58pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after they say a preschool and child care facility left a 5-year-old boy alone on a bus for five hours.

Orange County Sheriff's officials said someone was walking through the parking lot at 1 p.m. Friday when they spotted the boy and called 911. Authorities said he had been in the bus since about 8 a.m. Sheriff's spokesman Jane Watrel told the Orlando Sentinel ( that the bus driver and two...

October 10, 2015 - 1:51pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — The sister-in-law of Martin Luther King Jr. was punched in the face during an attempted carjacking outside her retirement home in southwest Atlanta.

Local news media report that 83-year-old Naomi King was attacked Friday when she didn't comply with a robber's demand for her keys after she pulled up to the gate at her retirement community. Police say the male came from a wooded area nearby.

Naomi King is the widow of the Rev. A.D. King...

October 10, 2015 - 1:44pm
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BOSTON (AP) — The lawyer for a woman who's accused Bill Cosby of sexually abusing her at the Playboy Mansion when she was 15 says she'll seek a second deposition of the comedian.

Lawyer Gloria Allred said Saturday that Cosby appeared for a deposition in Boston on Friday that lasted several hours. Allred represents Judy Huth, who claims Cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him in the 1970s.

Allred says Huth will be deposed on Thursday. She says a...

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