Va. AG wants review of ruling that cleared ex-Navy SEAL trainee in college student’s slaying

Va. AG challenges exoneration of ex-SEAL trainee

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia’s attorney general is asking the state appeals court to review a panel’s ruling that exonerated a former Navy SEAL trainee in the abduction and slaying of a Georgia college student.

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Ex-high school coach in Ky. pleads not guilty to endangerment in player’s death at practice

Ky. coach pleads not guilty in player’s death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A former Kentucky high school football coach has pleaded not guilty to a charge of wanton endangerment related to a practice where a player collapsed and later died.

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Customer files lawsuit against Wells Fargo over reductions in home equity lines of credit

Wells Fargo sued over home equity lines of credit

NEW YORK — Wells Fargo is facing a lawsuit claiming the bank illegally reduced the size of customers’ home equity lines of credit.

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Murder, rape charges dismissed against Connecticut man who spent 20 years in prison

Conn. murder, rape charges dismissed based on DNA

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A Connecticut judge has dismissed murder and rape charges against a man who spent two decades in prison before DNA testing showed he could not have committed the crimes.

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Judge upholds Merck patent on blockbuster allergy drug Singulair, protecting sales till 2012

Judge rules for Merck on allergy drug’s patent

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — A federal judge in New Jersey rules in favor of drugmaker Merck in a patent fight with a company wanting to make a generic version of Merck’s top-selling drug.

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Sister: ‘Survivor’ winner Richard Hatch sent back to jail again for granting TV interview

Sister: ‘Survivor’ winner jailed for TV interview

NEWPORT, R.I. — The sister of “Survivor” winner Richard Hatch says she thinks her brother was sent back to jail because he granted an interview.

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Muslim model in Malaysia will be caned after pleading guilty to drinking beer

Model in Malaysia to be caned for drinking beer

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Muslim part-time model will be caned next week, becoming the first woman in Malaysia to be given the punishment under Islamic law, after she pleaded guilty to drinking beer, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

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Buffalo DA says grand jury charges likely today for young Blackhawks star Patrick Kane

DA: Charges likely today for Blackhawks star Kane

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The district attorney in Buffalo says he expects a grand jury to announce charges today against Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, who is accused of beating up a cab driver over a fare.

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Texas judge who says closing court before death-row appeal wasn’t a ruling to resume testimony

Texas judge’s death-row appeal testimony to resume

SAN ANTONIO — A Texas judge criticized for closing her court with a condemned man’s last appeal in the works is set to resume testifying at her ethics trial.

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Cloud hangs over Native American artifacts market after federal raids in Four Corners

Fed crackdown puts tribal artifact dealers on edge

SANTA FE, N.M. — An intensifying federal investigation into the sale of Native American artifacts has cloaked the market in a fog of fear and uncertainty.

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