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Banned dog breeder sues over dog-drugging charge

GREG TARR/Observer-Reporter/via AP Ralph Ullum gets kisses from his Siberian huskies at his property in East Finley Township near Claysville, Pa. A Pennsylvania breeder of Siberian Huskies has accused the American Kennel Club of defamation for suspending him from club shows based on an allegation that he once drugged another dog to give his a competitive edge. Ralph Ullum, a ...

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Ariel Castro neighbor charged with 1990s rape and murder of two women

Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office Elias Acevedo Sr., 49, confessed to the murders of his 30-year-old neighbor Pamela Pemberton and 18-year-old Christina Adkins. Increased scrutiny of missing person cases in a Cleveland neighborhood following the arrest of kidnapper Ariel Castro led to charges against a neighbor for the murders of two women in the 1990s, the FBI said on Friday. Elias ...

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A-Rod shelled out $305G for evidence linking him to doping: source

David Karp/AP A source says Yankees star Alex Rodriguez paid $305,000 for evidence that could have incriminated him or that would be used in his defense in an arbitration or court proceeding. As Major League Baseball closed in on Tony Bosch’s doping operation, a desperate Alex Rodriguez paid $305,000 for evidence involved in the investigation linking him to multiple violations ...

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Same-sex marriages to begin Monday in New Jersey

Published: October 18, 2013 10:25 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | Same-sex marriages can begin within days in New Jersey after the state’s highest court ruled unanimously Friday to uphold an order that they must start Monday and to deny a delay that had been sought by Gov. Chris Christie’s administration. Same-sex marriages can begin within days in ...

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Lunar eclipse brings hundreds to mysterious NY site

Published: October 19, 2013 8:00 AMBy WATERTOWN DAILY TIMES Photo credit: AP | The moon seen from the Belarusian capital Minsk, during a partial lunar eclipse. (April 25, 2013) WATERTOWN, N.Y. – On the very night of a rare partial lunar eclipse, believers and non-believers alike came together on Friday night to pay tribute to Thompson Park’s so-called vortex, an ...

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Joseph Jenkins and Charles Walker, who escaped from Fla. prison, used forged documents

Originally published: October 19, 2013 9:56 AMUpdated: October 19, 2013 9:57 AMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | This undated photo provided by the Florida Department. of Corrections shows Joseph Jenkins. Jenkins and Charles Walker were mistakenly released from prison in Franklin County, Fla., in late September and early October. According to authorities, the the two convicted murderers were ...

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Kronwall taken off on stretcher as Avs-Red Wings gets ugly again

DENVER – Jonas Gustavsson stopped just about everything, including the Colorado Avalanche’s six-game winning streak. The backup goalie turned in a 38-save performance and Johan Franzen broke a third-period tie with his second goal of the game as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Avalanche 4-2 on Thursday night to hand Patrick Roy his first loss as a coach. “He ...

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PIC: $1.6 million supercar painted GOLD

Alex Penfold / SWNS.com/Alex Penfold / SWNS.com The supercar, which can race as fast as 252 mph, is registered in Saudi Arabia and sports a ‘1’ license plate. Owning a $1.6 million supercar just wasn’t enough for this oil head. No, the showoff with the keys to this Bugatti Veyron decided his ride also had to be painted an ostentatious ...

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Malala meets Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London

POOL/REUTERS Malala Yousafzai gives a copy of her book, ‘I am Malala,’ Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during a Reception for youth, education and the Commonwealth at Buckingham Palace in London. LONDON — Malala Yousafzai skipped school for the day but she had a pretty good excuse: she was meeting Queen Elizabeth II. The 16-year-old advocate for girls’ education and survivor of ...

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Obama surveys shutdown damage and blames GOP

Originally published: October 17, 2013 10:39 AMUpdated: October 17, 2013 3:33 PMBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Photo credit: AP | President Barack Obama speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. (Oct. 17, 2013) The government unlocked its doors Thursday after 16 days, with President Barack Obama saluting the resolution of Congress’ bitter standoff but lambasting Republicans ...

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