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October 21, 2014

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FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.

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Family, friends remember women slain in Indiana
Posted: October 21, 2014

Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary.

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Backpage.com ask high court to throw out lawsuit
Posted: October 21, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer for Backpage.com told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on the website should be thrown out because they didn't write the ads, so they're not liable.

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Jurors given conflicting views of Jodi Arias
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — A prosecutor at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias showed jurors two photos Tuesday of her ex-boyfriend and victim Travis Alexander.

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Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88
Posted: October 21, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died.

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Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting so they can have more time to review a doctor's sanity evaluation that included 22 hours of interviews.

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Church official pleads guilty in looting case
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston church official who said in an autobiography he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) has pleaded guilty to federal charges he looted the church's assets.

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UN: Assault on Yazidis may be genocide attempt
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations official says evidence strongly indicates that the Islamic State group's assault on Iraq's Yazidi religious minority is "an attempt to commit genocide."

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Police: Indiana man confesses to all 7 killings
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 8:01 pm

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Indiana man has now definitively confessed to killing seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend in northwestern Indiana.

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