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Fiancee of Aaron Hernandez to be called to testify Friday
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez will be called to testify in his murder trial Friday, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.... 3/26/2015 11:44 PM

New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed
NEW YORK (AP) -- An apartment building collapsed in a fiery burst of rubble on Thursday and flames spread to nearby buildings in what officials said appeared to be a gas-related explosion, injuring at least a dozen people and scattering debris across surrounding streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village.... 3/26/2015 10:30 PM

Report: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer
DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit teenager says her mother killed two of her siblings and forced her to put one of their bodies in the freezer where they were found.... 3/26/2015 10:30 PM

Lawyer says kidnapping wasn't a hoax, boyfriend was drugged
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- The strange case of a California woman who disappeared for two days grew stranger still Thursday, with her uncle and a lawyer for her boyfriend insisting she was kidnapped while police said it was a hoax.... 3/26/2015 11:12 PM

Jury shown graphic autopsy photos of Boston bombing victim
BOSTON (AP) -- A medical examiner testifying Thursday in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnev described in graphic detail the devastating injuries that ravaged the body of a 29-year-old woman and caused her to bleed to death on the pavement.... 3/26/2015 10:19 PM

US: Chicago-area cousins planned US terrorist attack
CHICAGO (AP) -- An Illinois Army National Guard soldier vowed to bring "the flames of war to the heart" of America if he was unable to get to the Middle East to join the Islamic State group, and his cousin bragged he could kill up to 150 people in a terrorist attack in the U.S., federal prosecutors said Thursday in announcing the men's arrests. Both are also accused of hatching a plot to attack a U.S. military facility.... 3/26/2015 11:36 PM

Bergdahl charged despite torture, attempts to escape Taliban
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says he was tortured repeatedly in the five years he was held captive by the Taliban: beaten with a copper cable, chained, held in a cage and threatened with execution after trying to escape.... 3/26/2015 6:08 PM

Grateful Oklahomans salvage belongings after killer storm
SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (AP) -- Oklahomans salvaged soggy belongings Thursday after the Plains' first tornado outbreak of 2015, expressing gratitude that casualties were low but understanding that nature's next punch could be far worse.... 3/26/2015 9:46 PM

Indiana governor overrides law to authorize needle exchange
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence overrode state law and his own anti-drug policies Thursday to authorize a short-term needle-exchange program designed to help contain HIV infections in a rural county where more than six dozen cases have been reported, all of them tied to intravenous drug use.... 3/26/2015 9:32 PM

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