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    Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

    NEW YORK (AP) Denis Johnson, the prize-winning fiction writer, poet and playwright best known for his surreal and transcendent story collection "Jesus' Son," has died. He was 67.Johnson died Thursday, according to Jonathan Galassi, president...

    By Hillel Italie, AP National Writer|

  • News

    Authorities: Woman drops purse, 1 hurt in accidental gunshot

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Authorities say a woman who dropped her purse inside a medical clinic in Mississippi caused an accidental gunshot that wounded a bystander.WAPT-TV reports (http://www.wapt.com ) that the woman on the fourth floor of the...

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  • Business

    BMW recalls 7-Series cars because doors can fly open

    DETROIT (AP) BMW is recalling more than 45,000 older 7-Series cars in the U.S. because the doors can open unexpectedly while they're being driven.The recall covers cars from the 2005 through 2008 model years that have the comfort access and...

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  • News

    Texas officials apologize for terrorist award given student

    CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) A Houston-area school district has disciplined several teachers after a student received a mock award naming her "most likely to become a terrorist."Certificates given to the 13-year-old girl and other students this week...

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  • News

    APNewsBreak: '92 murder conviction thrown out in Detroit

    DETROIT (AP) A judge has thrown out the second-degree murder conviction of a Detroit man who accused police of framing him with phony evidence and his mother's gun more than two decades ago.Tests show one of the two bullets removed from the...

    By Ed White, Associated Press|

  • News

    Coroner: Cause of doctor's death in jail undetermined

    EAGLESVILLE, Pa. (AP) The cause of death for a Pennsylvania doctor who died last year in jail couldn't be determined, a coroner says.David Kennedy, a pediatrician from Pennsburg, was being held at the Montgomery County jail in Eaglesville on...

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  • News

    South Carolina man awarded nearly $20K after pit bull attack

    BLUFFTON, S.C. (AP) A South Carolina woman has been ordered to pay nearly $20,000 to a man who was attacked by her pit bull.The Island Packet reports (http://bit.ly/2rEBomc ) a jury determined Maria Rivera failed to restrain the dog as it...

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  • News

    Man stabbed repeatedly outside downtown Atlanta church

    ATLANTA (AP) A man who was sleeping on the steps outside of one of Atlanta's largest churches was stabbed repeatedly in a pre-dawn attack, and police are searching for a suspect.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports...

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  • Business

    Man charged with killing 7 in South Carolina heads to court

    A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court.Prosecutors told the victims' families to be in court in Spartanburg County on Friday morning but did not say what the hearing involving Todd...

    By Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press|

  • Business

    Woman suffers severe blood loss in razor factory accident

    MILFORD, Conn. (AP) A worker at a Schick razor factory in Connecticut has been hospitalized after her hand got caught in a machine.A production manager at the Milford factory told WTNH-TV the worker was doing a routine job Thursday morning when...

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