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3/27/2014 3:09 PM
Bride gets 30 years for pushing husband off cliff
MISSOULA, Mont. — A Montana woman was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in prison for killing her husband of eight days by pushing him from a cliff in Glacier National Park while they argued about her second thoughts about the marriage.

3/27/2014 2:53 PM
Air Force fires commanders in exam cheating scandal
WASHINGTON — The Air Force fired nine mid-level nuclear commanders today and will discipline dozens of junior officers at a nuclear missile base in response to an exam-cheating scandal that spanned a far longer period than originally reported.

3/27/2014 1:14 PM
Union ruling comes at bad time for NCAA
They’re battling in courtrooms, and could one day meet over a bargaining table. About the only things the two sides in the debate over big-time college athletics agree on is that things are changing.

3/27/2014 12:38 PM
$1T student loan debt widens wealth gap
Every month that Gregory Zbylut pays $1,300 toward his law school loans is another month of not qualifying for a decent mortgage.

3/27/2014 2:04 PM
Tornadoes touch down in N. Calif.
SAN FRANCISCO — Tornadoes touched down during storms in Northern California, including one twister near Sacramento that damaged a dozen homes and left a path of debris about 300 yards long.

3/27/2014 9:50 AM
Boston mourns 2 fallen firefighters
BOSTON — Boston residents mourned the deaths of two firefighters who were killed when a fire driven by strong winds whipped through a brownstone and trapped them in the basement in a neighborhood just blocks from where nine city firefighters died in a 1972 hotel collapse.

3/27/2014 6:55 AM
Lawyer issues N.J. traffic scandal report
TRENTON, N.J.  — A law firm hired by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said today that the governor was not involved in a plot to create gridlock near a major bridge as part of a political retribution scheme.

3/27/2014 11:13 AM
Wash. mudslide recovery brings tears
DARRINGTON, Wash.  — Firefighter Jeff McClelland uncovered a body on the moon-like surface that blankets what used to be the community of Oso. Suddenly, he realized the dead man’s son and brother were among the volunteers scouring the debris field.

3/27/2014 8:50 AM
Jobless aid claims dip to 4-month low
WASHINGTON  — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.

3/27/2014 12:00 AM
Some college athletes can unionize
CHICAGO — A group of Northwestern University football players won its first fight in a battle to form a union as a regional office of the National Labor Relations Board ruled on Wednesday that scholarship football players are employees with the right to unionize.