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9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.... 4/23/2014 1:03 PM

USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill.... 4/23/2014 1:07 PM

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department is encouraging nonviolent federal inmates who have behaved in prison, have no significant criminal history and have already served more than 10 years behind bars to apply for clemency, officials announced Wednesday.... 4/23/2014 1:57 PM

Rail safety effort marred by squabbling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay.... 4/23/2014 2:32 PM

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) -- An Army private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday to living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.... 4/23/2014 3:07 PM

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers
That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder with a looming change under the federal health care overhaul.... 4/23/2014 12:59 PM

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman whose childhood rape has been widely seen on the Internet. Two dissenting justices said Congress should change the law to benefit victims.... 4/23/2014 2:57 PM

Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.... 4/23/2014 2:43 PM

Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law
ELLIJAY, Ga. (AP) -- Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.... 4/23/2014 1:35 PM

For Wrigley, it's party of a century
CHICAGO (AP) -- For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.... 4/23/2014 3:03 PM