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32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak s... Full Story

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  • 32 teens escape from Nashville detention center
    32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens "overwhelmed" their minders and escaped from a juvenile detention center by crawling under a weak spot in a fence, a state government spokesman said. Hours later Tuesday, eight were still on the run.

  • It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat

    NEW YORK (AP) — Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers.

  • APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her
    APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her

    PHOENIX (AP) — A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed an instructor with an Uzi at an Arizona shooting range said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday.

  • Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?
    Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse.

  • Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

    CHICAGO (AP) — Removing both breasts to treat cancer affecting only one side doesn't boost survival chances for most women, compared with surgery that removes just the tumor, a large study suggests. The results raise concerns about riskier, potentially unnecessary operations that increasing numbersof women are choosing.

  • Memo: No wrongdoing in handling child immigrants

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  • Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins
    Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial begins

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  • Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse

    BEULAH, Mich. (AP) — A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse.

  • Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury
    Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The corruption case that could send former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife to federal prison was in the hands Tuesday of jurors who must decide whether the couple sold the influence of the office to a wealthy vitamin executive seeking legitimacy for his company's signaure product.

  • Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory
    Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.

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