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Faulty wiring causes fire in Memphis home where 2 found dead

Faulty wiring causes fire in Memphis home where 2 found dead

January 15th, 2015 3:51 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say faulty electrical wiring caused a fire in a Memphis home where the bodies of a woman and her 2-year-old daughter were found in a bedroom.

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Blind Pennsylvania man dies after warming dry towel in microwave, accidentally setting himself on fire

Blind Pennsylvania man dies after warming dry towel in microwave, accidentally setting himself on fire

January 15th, 2015 2:27 pm by Associated Press

Sixty-eight-year-old James Shaffer told investigators he was warming the towel to put it on his sore leg Tuesday evening in Stonycreek Township.

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Mom, live-in boyfriend jailed as deputies investigate 'extremely disturbing' child abuse case

Mom, live-in boyfriend jailed as deputies investigate 'extremely disturbing' child abuse case

January 15th, 2015 2:24 pm by CARY ASHBY, Norwalk Reflector

"The child endured an immense amount of pain. Your heart can't help but go out to the child for what she suffered" - Huron County, Ohio, Chief Deputy Ted Patrick.

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Missing SW Virginia woman found dead in quarry; no foul play suspected

Missing SW Virginia woman found dead in quarry; no foul play suspected

January 15th, 2015 8:39 am by Marci Gore, NET News Service

Authorities with several different agencies spent much of Wednesday searching for 65-year-old Vivian Gilbert after a friend reported her missing.

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Ohio man accused of plotting to attack US Capitol, arrested

Ohio man accused of plotting to attack US Capitol, arrested

January 14th, 2015 7:49 pm by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press

A man who plotted to attack the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials inside it and spoke of his desire to support the Islamic State militant group was arrested on Wednesday, the FBI said.

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Bartender charged with threatening to kill Speaker Boehner

Bartender charged with threatening to kill Speaker Boehner

January 14th, 2015 5:51 pm by LISA CORNWELL, Associated Press

House Speaker John Boehner returned to the Capitol on Wednesday without commenting to reporters after disclosures that a bartender at a country club near his Ohio home is charged with threatening to kill him, either with a gun or by poisoning his drink.

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Boko Haram increases attacks and takes more territory, complicating upcoming Nigerian elections

Boko Haram increases attacks and takes more territory, complicating upcoming Nigerian elections

January 14th, 2015 1:48 pm by MICHELLE FAUL. Associated Press

The group, which wants to impose Shariah across the country and is increasing its territory under a self-proclaimed Islamic caliphate, recently massacred hundreds of civilians, with death toll estimates ranging up to 2,000.

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Kingsport police keeping quiet on shooting motives despite death of offender

Kingsport police keeping quiet on shooting motives despite death of offender

January 14th, 2015 12:24 pm by Rain Smith, NET News Service

Though their suspect has committed suicide, Kingsport police are handling the fatal shooting of a city teen like an ongoing investigation to present to a jury, meaning the release of specifics to the public is not imminent.

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House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

House votes to undo Obama immigration policies

January 14th, 2015 12:10 pm by Erica Werner, Associated Press

In an assault on one of President Barack Obama's top domestic priorities, House Republicans approved measures Wednesday that would overturn his immigration actions and remove protections for immigrants brought illegally to the country as children.

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No leak found in U.S. side of International Space Station; work returns to normal

No leak found in U.S. side of International Space Station; work returns to normal

January 14th, 2015 11:42 am by Marcia Dunn, AP Aerospace Writer

NASA evacuated astronauts from its side of the International Space Station on Wednesday after an alarm indicated a possible toxic leak. Officials later said a false sensor reading or computer problem likely set off the alarm, rather than an actual leak of

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