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Nazi war suspect, 89, dies as extradition OK'd
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect died in custody hours before a U.S. ruling Wednesday that he should be extradited to Germany to face trial.... 7/23/2014 3:14 PM

Man linked to gun said 'bomber' was best friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A man linked to a gun used to kill a university police officer days after the Boston Marathon bombings told police he smoked marijuana every day because, in his words, "my best friend was the bomber," according to court documents.... 7/23/2014 4:00 PM

Fire season in West expected to get more intense
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.... 7/23/2014 3:53 PM

Arizona high court allows execution to proceed
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The highest courts in Arizona and the nation have cleared the way for the state to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday, following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.... 7/23/2014 2:48 PM

Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight.... 7/23/2014 4:03 PM

Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems.... 7/23/2014 2:22 PM

Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a defense lawyer told jurors during opening statements Wednesday.... 7/23/2014 3:01 PM

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.... 7/23/2014 2:33 PM

Officials release sketch in peacock shooting death
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif. (AP) -- Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.... 7/23/2014 3:21 PM

Seniors share homes for cost saving, companionship
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's not exactly "The Golden Girls," but for Marcia Rosenfeld, it'll do.... 7/23/2014 9:27 AM