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Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Sheriff to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

FILE-This Jan.9, 2013 file photo shows Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio speaking with the media in Phoenix. Arpaio known for arresting hundreds of immigrants in the country illegally on charges of finding work using fake or stolen identities is planning to close the controversial squad tha…

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Arpaio to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Arpaio to cede immigration-enforcement foothold

Maricopa sheriff will disband controversial squad.

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Mexican woman awarded $25K in immigration lawsuit

Mexican woman awarded $25K in immigration lawsuit

She claimed her five-day detention at an immigration office in Arizona was an illegal arrest.

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

FILE - In this July 27, 2013 file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un waves to spectators and participants of a mass military parade celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice in Pyongyang, North Korea. If the U.S. government’s claim that North Korea was involved in the…

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

WASHINGTON — The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least o…

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

This Columbia Pictures publicity photo shows Randall Park as North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in “The Interview.”

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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Elena Teyer speaks outside Boston federal court in support of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after a final hearing before his trial begins in January. Teyer is the mother-in-law of Ibragim Todashev, who was shot to death by an FBI agent in May 2013…

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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

In this sketch, Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is depicted sitting in federal court Thursday.

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Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

BOSTON — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July 2013, and he received a shout of encouragement from the mother-in-law of a man who was shot and killed while being questioned by law enforcement after the bombings.

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European court rules obesity can be a disability

LONDON — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.

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Capital punishment in US continues its decline

WASHINGTON — The death penalty continued its slow and steady two-decade decline this year, as fewer convicted murderers were sentenced to die and most executions were limited to just three states, according to a report scheduled for release Thursday.

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Avon Products settles bribery charges for $135M

NEW YORK (AP) — The world's largest direct seller of cosmetics, Avon Products Inc., will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.

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Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

This undated file photo shows George Stinney Jr., the youngest person ever executed in South Carolina, in 1944.

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Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out the conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

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Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services

Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services

Federal regulators accuse company of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Nigerian court sentences 54 soldiers to death

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists.

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NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NYC premiere of Rogen film canceled as threats fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The blow that the hacking attack has dealt Sony is spreading beyond the entertainment corporation itself to theater chains and movie goers alike. And the financial toll is adding up too.

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Nation’s top theaters bail on ‘The Interview’ in wake of hackers’ threat

Nation’s top theaters bail on ‘The Interview’ in wake of hackers’ threat

From left are first assistant director Jonathan Watson, director of photography Brandon Trost, co-director Evan Goldberg and co-star Seth Rogen on the set of “The Interview.”

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Obama commutes sentences for 8 drug inmates under new policy

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday cut short prison time for eight drug convicts as part of his new initiative to reduce harsh sentences under outdated guidelines, a step that could lead to a vast expansion of presidential clemency in his final two years in office.

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Fla. parole commission gives 'prison Houdini' hope

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A man known as a "prison Houdini" might finally see freedom after more than 35 years — this time without an elaborate escape.

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