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5 charged in kidnapping of NC prosecutor’s father
A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang.
Big win for college coach wrongly accused of child porn
An emotional saga that began with a child pornography accusation 18 months ago ended in final victory Thursday for the ex-football coach of Minnesota State University-Mankato who was fired even though the charges against him were found groundless and dismissed.
Storms sock the Southeast, killing 2 people
Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
‘Promising lead’ emerges in hunt for Flight 370
A concentrated air and sea search was underway in the Indian Ocean on Tuesday after an Australian ship detected faint pings deep underwater in what an official called the “most promising lead” yet in the search for Flight 370.
Today in History for Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Today is Tuesday, April 8, the 98th day of 2014. There are 267 days left in the year.
Pro-Russians storm Ukraine government buildings
Crowds of pro-Russian demonstrators stormed government buildings Sunday in several major cities in eastern Ukraine, where secessionist sentiment has sparked frequent protests since Ukraine’s Russia-friendly president was ousted in February.
Afghan candidates promise to respect results
Trucks and donkeys loaded with ballot boxes made their way to counting centers on Sunday as Afghans and the international community sighed with relief that national elections were held without major violence despite a Taliban threat.
Today in History for Monday, April 7, 2014
Today is Monday, April 7, the 97th day of 2014. There are 268 days left in the year.
Ships race to investigate signals in jet search
A British navy ship with sophisticated sound-locating equipment arrived Monday in a patch of the southern Indian Ocean to determine whether underwater sounds picked up by a Chinese ship crew using a hand-held device came from the missing Malaysia Airlines black boxes.
Investigators seek cause of fire that killed three brothers
Authorities searched the rubble of a burned-out farm house over the weekend for the cause of a fire that took the lives of three young brothers left home alone while their widowed mother worked the overnight shift at a direct mail company.
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