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New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed
NEW YORK (AP) -- An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people. Smoke could be seen and smelled for miles.... 3/27/2015 3:22 AM

Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own is a self-styled business mogul and motivational speaker described on one of her websites as one of the "kindest women you will ever meet."... 3/27/2015 12:58 AM

Critters found in Antarctic ice shows how tenacious life is
DECEPTION ISLAND, Antarctica (AP) -- Deep below the ice, far from the playful penguins and other animals that bring tourists to Antarctica, is a cold and barren world that by all indications should be completely void of life.... 3/27/2015 4:14 AM

Fiancee of ex-NFL player Hernandez due to be called in trial
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is due to be called to testify by prosecutors in his murder trial, two people with knowledge of the matter told The Associated Press.... 3/27/2015 5:27 AM

Filing: Teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer
DETROIT (AP) -- A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.... 3/27/2015 2:43 AM

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

Co-pilot suspected of air crash in Alps trained in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) -- The co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed an airplane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, honed his flying skills early in his aviation career in Arizona.... 3/27/2015 12:13 AM

Victim's mom to confront man with bodies in yard
Geraldine Kerkowski knows the northeastern Pennsylvania man convicted of strangling her son probably won't care when she tells him exactly what she thinks of him.... 3/27/2015 5:29 AM

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

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