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Sheriff: Cannot yet arrest woman bragging of killing cat

April 18, 2015

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas sheriff said Saturday that he could not arrest and charge a veterinarian shown in a Facebook post bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow unless an investigation... more »»

Some victims of California explosion released from hospital

April 18, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. more »»

Police: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

April 18, 2015

JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them with a knife.

St. more »»

Time plus distance help some Oklahoma City victims move on

April 18, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City bombing thrust Diane Koch into the life of a crime victim's advocate for 13 years, until she realized she had to leave the state to start a new chapter of... more »»

Victims of California gas-line blast released from hospital

April 18, 2015

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four of the 11 people injured during a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range in Central California have been released from the hospital. more »»

GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world

April 18, 2015

NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field. more »»

Short portraits of 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon

April 18, 2015

Portraits of the 11 who died on the Deepwater Horizon:

Jason Anderson, 35, Midfield, Texas.

Jason Anderson wasn't even supposed to be on the Deepwater Horizon that day. more »»

Civil War 'Silent Sentinels' still on guard in North, South

April 18, 2015

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — After the Civil War ended in April 1865, statues depicting Union and Confederate soldiers went up across the country, from New England squares to Southern courthouses. more »»

School districts, parents at odds over breakfast in class

April 18, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The number of breakfasts served in the nation's schools has doubled in the last two decades, a surge driven largely by a change in how districts deliver the food. more »»

Obama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change

April 18, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day this week with a visit to the Florida Everglades. more »»

Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

April 18, 2015

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. more »»

Police: Man shot, killed by Chicago officer

April 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have shot and killed a man in the city's South Shore neighborhood after officers said he pointed a gun at them. more »»

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing

April 18, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) — Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performanc. more »»

Volunteer deputy sold company, went back to police work

April 18, 2015

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — After he sold his insurance company for around $6 million, Robert Bates sought to return to a profession he tried for a year in his early 20s: law enforcement. more »»

Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

April 18, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who played a key role in the church's response to the clergy sex abuse scandal and led the U.S. more »»



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May 31, 2013 arch - arch - deliberately or affectedly playful & teasing Example: "Emily Nussbsum's review of the TV 'Behind the Candelebra' biopic said, 'There are scenes, particularly during the breakup... more »

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