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Jury hung on most charges in Pa. priest abuse case

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:56
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A jury deliberating a sex abuse trial involving a high-ranking official in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been ordered to deliberate further to overcome a stalemate on four of the five charges....
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AMA supports requiring obesity education for kids

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:55
CHICAGO (AP) -- The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens....
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Southern Baptists debate gay vs. civil rights

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:50
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A day after electing their first African-American president, Southern Baptists are considering a resolution opposing the idea that gay rights are civil rights....
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Northeast prepares to bake on 1st day of summer

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:49
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- If you need a reminder that summer has officially started, just walk outside: Temperatures across the Northeast are expected to approach triple digits....
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Defense rests without calling Sandusky to testify

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:33
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Jerry Sandusky's lawyers finished putting on their case Wednesday without calling the former Penn State assistant football coach to the stand to rebut child sex abuse allegations that could put him in prison for the rest of his life....
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Contempt? GOP lawmakers weigh citing AG Holder

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:32
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a mounting confrontation with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents a House committee is seeking. The panel neared a vote on citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt....
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Contempt? GOP lawmakers weigh citing AG Holder

AP - Politics - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:32
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a mounting confrontation with congressional Republicans, President Barack Obama invoked executive privilege Wednesday to withhold documents a House committee is seeking. The panel neared a vote on citing Attorney General Eric Holder for contempt....

Father charged with murder in S. Texas shootings

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:28
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A man accused of fatally shooting his 1-year-old son and critically injuring another boy in a South Texas motel was charged Wednesday with capital murder....
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Experts say science lacking on 9/11 and cancer

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:24
NEW YORK (AP) -- Call it compassionate, even political. But ... scientific? Several experts say there's no hard evidence to support the federal government's declaration this month that 50 kinds of cancer could be caused by exposure to World Trade Center dust....
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Senate defeats bid to block EPA power plant rule

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 11:09
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democrat-controlled Senate has defeated a bid to block the Environmental Protection Agency from setting the first federal standards to reduce toxic air pollution from power plants....
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Conservative sworn in as 4th Greek PM in 8 months

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:59
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek conservative party head Antonis Samaras was sworn in as prime minister Wednesday at the helm of a three-party coalition that will uphold the country's international bailout commitments....

Women's group airs ad criticizing health care law

AP - Politics - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:58
NEW YORK (AP) -- A conservative women's group on Wednesday launched a $6 million ad campaign in presidential battleground states criticizing President Barack Obama's health care reform law....

Turkey hits Kurdish rebels across Iraqi border

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:58
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish warplanes and attack helicopters have struck Kurdish rebel targets inside Iraq after a rebel attack killed eight Turkish soldiers, Turkey's military said Wednesday - the latest attempt by Turkey to fight off a persistent threat from Kurdish insurgents seeking regional autonomy....

Aung San Suu Kyi finally gets honorary doctorate

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:31
OXFORD, England (AP) -- It was a long wait, but Aung San Suu Kyi has finally received her honorary degree from Oxford University....

Clinton to visit Russia, Syria one likely focus

AP - Politics - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:29
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is planning to travel to Russia next week, a visit that follows recent talks between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Mexico....

Toulouse gunman captured, hostages released

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:10
TOULOUSE, France (AP) -- A French police official says that a gunman who had taken four people hostage in a bank in Toulouse has been captured, and the hostages released....

Prominent cases of asylum-seeking at embassies

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 10:05
LONDON (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has entered the Ecuador Embassy in London seeking asylum. Some prominent cases of other asylum seekers taking shelter in embassies over the years:...

Israeli strike kills suspect in ambush from Egypt

AP - World News - Wed, 2012-06-20 09:19
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli aircraft fired missiles Wednesday at Gaza militants involved in a deadly infiltration from Egypt earlier in the week, killing one and severely wounding the other, the military claimed. It was Israel's first official linking of the ambush to Gaza militants....

Without Michael, Jackson brothers prepare to tour

AP - U.S. News - Wed, 2012-06-20 08:37
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) -- Guided by a thumping bass line from their backing band, the Jackson brothers strut forward to a row of four microphones, thrusting their pelvises along the way, before launching into "Can't Let Her Get Away," a song their superstar sibling released on his "Dangerous" album. If they had afros and matching powder blue suits, it might feel like 1977 again....
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New Obama ads target Romney record as governor

AP - Politics - Wed, 2012-06-20 07:33
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is running new television ads targeting Republican rival Mitt Romney's record as Massachusetts governor....
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