Correction: House Explosion story

FAIRBORN, Ohio — In a Nov. 12 story about a house explosion that injured six people, The Associated Press, relying on information from Dayton Children's Medical Center spokesman Terry Fink, erroneously reported the age of the victim who was in critical condition. Continue reading

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Sword Stolen From Statue at Abraham Lincoln’s Tomb

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. –   A statue on top of Abraham Lincoln's tomb in Illinois is missing its sword for the second time in over a hundred years after thieves apparently made off with part of the copper sculpture, the State Journal-Register reported. An employee at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Ill., noticed last week that the copper sword held by a replica of a Civil War artillery officer was missing Continue reading

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Mayor to Increase Police Presence at ‘Occupy Philadelphia’ After Alleged Sexual Assault

PHILADELPHIA –   Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter said Sunday that he would increase police presence around the "Occupy Philadelphia" protest site after a woman was allegedly raped in a tent there. Continue reading

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Brooklyn march protests Nazi vandalism

About 100 people are marching through Brooklyn today to protest vandals who torched three cars and scrawled Nazi swastikas in a predominantly Jewish neighborhood, the Associated Press reports. Continue reading

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Washington Police Search for Tips on Toddler’s Disappearance

SEATTLE –   Police in Bellevue, Wash., set up a kind of roadblock Sunday to talk to people passing the site where a missing toddler was last seen. Continue reading

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Oregon police, protesters head toward showdown

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Anti-Wall Street protesters and their supporters flooded a city park area in Portland early Sunday in defiance of an eviction order, and authorities elsewhere stepped up pressure against the demonstrators, arresting nearly two dozen. Continue reading

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Protesters arrested as police clear Occupy encampments

Police attempt to disperse a crowd at Occupy Portland on Sunday. STORY HIGHLIGHTS "Very tense" situation in Portland, mayor says; officer injured Salt Lake City police clear camp, arrest 19 protesters Report: Denver police arrest 17 in clearing right-of-way Oakland police issue third order for protesters to vacate (CNN) -- Numerous arrests took place in several Western cities as police moved in to clear Occupy encampments over the weekend, authorities said. In Portland, Oregon, unrest continued into Sunday morning as protesters defied a midnight Saturday deadline for the Occupy encampments to close. Continue reading

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Evelyn Lauder, Creator of Cancer’s Pink Ribbon, Dies at 75

NEW YORK –   Pink was Evelyn Lauder's color. In her long career as an executive at cosmetics giant Estee Lauder Cos., the company founded by her mother-in-law, Lauder worked with many shades of red, peach, bronze and even blues, but pink was the one hue that changed her life. In 1992, Lauder worked with her friend Alexandra Penney, the former editor-in-chief of Self magazine, to create the pink ribbon campaign for breast cancer awareness. Continue reading

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Tensions high amid ‘Occupy’ crackdowns

Police in Denver and Salt Lake City swept anti-Wall Street protesters from their camps as demonstrators and supporters in Portland, Ore., flooded a city park area in defiance of an eviction order on Sunday. In Portland, crowds converged on two adjacent downtown Portland parks where protesters are camped after city officials set a midnight Saturday deadline to disperse. But hours later, the protesters were still there, backed by many supporters who spilled out into the streets next to the camp, tying up traffic Continue reading

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California Professor Missing Since August Is Found

A California professor who has been missing since August has been found, the Los Angeles Times reports. Amy Ahearn, 40, was discovered Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department in South Los Angeles and is being evaluated, her sister, Marjorie Ahearn, told the paper Continue reading

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