09-21-2017  5:28 am      •     
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Derrick Williams Closes the game

Arizona sealed an NCAA tournament victory beating highly-rated Duke in the NCAA March Madness -- largely thanks to Derrick Williams effort.


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In the group of 159 potential jurors, just two raised their hands when Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor asked if they hadn't heard of the case

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jury selection started Thursday under tight security in the long-awaited trial of the doctor charged in the death of Michael Jackson, with the judge urging potential jurors to focus on the facts of the case


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Even before the Japanese nuclear crisis, Americans were bombarded with contradictory images and messages that frighten even when they try to reassure

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nuclear radiation, invisible and insidious, gives us the creeps.


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NNPA is seeking a pardon in 1971 injustice

The National Newspaper Publisher's Association announced this week that it will be leading a push to formally pardon the Wilmington 10. The attorney who defended the 1972 Wilmington 10 case, James Ferguson, II, spoke with The Skanner News from his law offices in Charlotte, NC.

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He said the U.S. this week will be pulling back from its dominant role in the international campaign aimed at preventing Gadhafi from attacking civilians

President Barack Obama Wednesday categorically ruled out a land invasion to oust Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi as coalition forces launched a fifth day of air strikes against government military targets in the North African nation


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The device failed to work properly because the piece of drill pipe kept its blind shear rams from closing and sealing the well

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal probe has found that a trapped piece of drill pipe prevented a key failsafe device from properly sealing off the blown oil well that caused last year's massive Gulf oil spill


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Spc. Jeremy Morlock, of Wasilla, Ak., has agreed to plead guilty to three counts of murder

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. (AP) -- A 22-year-old soldier accused of taking a lead role in a brutal plot to murder Afghan civilians faces a court-martial Wednesday in a case that involves some of the most serious criminal allegations to arise from the U.S. war in Afghanistan.


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Investigators believe she went shopping and left all seven children alone before a stove-top burner that was left on ignited the blaze

HOUSTON (AP) -- The owner of a Houston home day care where a fire last month killed four children was returned to Texas from Nigeria to face charges early Tuesday.


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Some evidence is withheld as key witness refuses to testify

After more than five hours of questioning, a jury of eight women and four men was selected Monday in San Francisco in the Barry Bonds perjury trial.


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Tenet Healthcare denies liability; Doctors blame hospital for 'inhuman' conditions

A jury trial set to open on Monday will weigh whether one of America's largest health care corporations should be held accountable for deaths and injuries at a New Orleans hospital marooned by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina


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