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The Galveston County Daily News : Nation

January 27, 2015

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Gold nuggets stolen from Wells Fargo museum worth $10,000

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say up to 10 ounces of historic gold nuggets stolen from a Wells Fargo History Museum in downtown San Francisco is worth roughly $10,000.

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Feds: 12 years for Venezuelan financier in Connecticut fraud
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Venezuelan financier who ran a massive fraud scheme used investment funds as personal piggy banks to support a lavish lifestyle, including a $5 million home on Connecticut's Gold Coast, prosecutors said in a memo urging a federal judge to sentence him to at least 12 years in prison.

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Trans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records.

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Super Bowl jet-setters get topflight travel treatment
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — For some travelers visiting Arizona for the Super Bowl, the trip may be just as memorable as the game.

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Immigrant accused of killing store clerk was out on bond
Posted: January 27, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) — An immigrant accused of killing a Phoenix-area convenience store clerk and then calmly walking over the victim and stealing two packs of cigarettes was facing deportation but was out on bond.

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Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers.

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Google expanding fiber service to 4 Southeastern metro areas
Posted: January 27, 2015

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Google is bringing its ultra-fast fiber optic Internet service to four metro areas in the Southeast.

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Executive: No guarantee BP would help pay subsidiary's fines
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:01 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An executive for the BP subsidiary that faces billions of dollars in possible fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill testified Tuesday that it is uncertain whether other BP entities would step in to help pay a steep penalty.

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Jurors to start deliberations soon in Vanderbilt rape trial
Updated: January 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors in the rape trial of two former Vanderbilt football players will soon begin deliberating.

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