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Ohio mom pleads not guilty to decapitating her baby daughter
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of aggravated murder.... 3/26/2015 4:18 PM

Suburban Chicago cousins arrested in Islamic State case
CHICAGO (AP) -- A member of the Illinois Army National Guard and his suburban Chicago cousin have been arrested on charges of conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the U.S. Attorney's office said in a Thursday statement.... 3/26/2015 6:25 PM

Uncle denounces police claim that California kidnap was hoax
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- The uncle of a Northern California woman who was reported kidnapped says police were reckless and overzealous in calling it a hoax after she turned up safe.... 3/26/2015 7:00 PM

Report: Diversity of New England plant life is threatened
BOSTON (AP) -- From picturesque coastal estuaries of Cape Cod to the soaring White Mountains, much of New England's rich native flora is fighting for survival against increasing odds, according to what conservationists call the most comprehensive accounting ever made of the region's plant life.... 3/26/2015 5:50 PM

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.... 3/26/2015 4:49 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

Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. left an Alabama federal prison early Thursday bound for a halfway house, where he begins his transition back into society two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items.... 3/26/2015 6:01 PM

Sheriff: Young brothers cooking before shooting kills 2
HUDSON, Fla. (AP) -- A 12-year-old boy was cooking with his older brother when an argument erupted, and the boy shot his 6-year-old brother to death, wounded his older brother in the leg and killed himself, a sheriff said Thursday.... 3/26/2015 7:21 PM

Records: Cop driving in wrong-way crash had 2 DUI arrests
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) -- An off-duty New Jersey police officer behind the wheel of a car that crashed while heading the wrong way on a New York highway, killing two passengers, has had two DUI arrests in the last four years.... 3/26/2015 5:49 PM

Jury examines models of bombs used in Boston Marathon attack
BOSTON (AP) -- Jurors in the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have examined models of the pressure cooker bombs used in the 2013 deadly attacks.... 3/26/2015 6:54 PM

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