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California state senator pleads not guilty to corruption

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A prominent California state senator and gun-control advocate pleaded not guilty in a federal courtroom in San Francisco on Tuesday to charges of corruption and conspiracy to traffic in firearms. Leland Yee, 65, who was arrested last month and has since been suspended with pay, was criminally charged along with about two dozen other individuals in a broad sweep of suspected organized crime and... Read more...

Correction: Alaska Serial Killer story

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In a story March 20 about a TV profile of Alaska serial killer Israel Keyes, The Associated Press reported erroneously the place and time of the disappearance of a man identified in an upcoming episode of Investigation Discovery Dark Minds TV series as a potential victim of Keyes. The missing man, Gilbert Gilman, disappeared in 2006 from Washington's Olympic National Park, not in 2004 in Olympia N... Read more...

Marian Anderson's concert dress goes on view in DC

Marian Anderson's concert dress goes on view in DCWASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time, the dress Marian Anderson wore to sing at the Lincoln Memorial 75 years ago after being denied access to a Washington concert hall because she was black, is going on display at the Smithsonian.

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Minnesota NBA basketball forward arrested after threatening girlfriend

Minnesota NBA basketball forward arrested after threatening girlfriendBy David Bailey MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team forward, Dante Cunningham, charged last week with choking his live-in girlfriend during a domestic assault, is now suspected of sending her threatening messages, police said on Monday. Cunningham, 26, was arrested on a felony domestic assault charge and ordered to stay away from the woman after an alleged attack on Thursday in Medina, Minnesota, a suburb west of

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Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sold for record $36M

Ming Dynasty 'chicken cup' sold for record $36MHONG KONG (AP) — A Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million Tuesday for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's touted as the "holy grail" of China's art world.

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Why Windows XP might have been Microsoft’s best blueprint for a tablet OS

Why Windows XP might have been Microsoft’s best blueprint for a tablet OSOne of Microsoft’s bigger frustrations over the past couple of years has been the continued devotion to Windows XP, the operating system that’s been around for more than a decade and that still has a devoted following despite the fact that Microsoft is pulling support for it after Tuesday. PCWorld’s Mark Hachman has written an obituary for Windows XP and as part of it he interviewed his own father about why he’s refused to upgrade to Windows 7 or

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