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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

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer — a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland.

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

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California judge's initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was the second legal setback within a month for privacyadvocates.

  • 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.

  • Obama unveils campaign against campus assaults

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is unveiling new public service announcements against campus sexual assault in a campaign being supported by the NCAA and several media companies with reach among college students.

  • 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.

  • Utah doctor to be sentenced for killing wife
    Utah doctor to be sentenced for killing wife

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced Friday in the case that became a true-crime, cable TV obsession.

  • Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE
    Alibaba poised to surge on the NYSE

    NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba will say "open sesame" to the New York Stock Exchange on Friday, as its shares begin trading in a highly anticipated debut that could raise up to $25 billion.

  • Options for protection come with flu season
    Options for protection come with flu season

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  • Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards
    Home Depot breach affected 56M debit, credit cards

    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that a data breach that lasted for months at its stores in the U.S. and Canada affected 56 million debit and credit cards, far more than a pre-Christmas 2013 attack on Target customers.

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