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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

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BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, inclu... Full Story

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  • Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
    Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren

    BELL, Fla. (AP) — A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past.

  • Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woods
    Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woods

    On the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

  • Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire
    Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire

    PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said.

  • Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data
    Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings.

  • Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit
    Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol.

  • Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger

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  • Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she had severed ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.

  • Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault
    Hamm, other stars join campaign against assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" and Connie Britton of "Nashville" to help fight campus sexual assault.

  • Judge to hear objections to Hopkins settlement

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore judge was set to hear objections Friday to a preliminary $190 million dollar settlement between Johns Hopkins Hospital System and more than 8,000 patients of a gynecologist who used tiny cameras to secretly photograph women and girls during examinations.

  • Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for a Maryland man who has spent over four years jailed in Cuba argued before a federal appeals court that his client should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over his imprisonment.

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