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Tough scrape: Inmate faces new charges after failed escape try
An inmate at a Georgia detention center could spend more time behind bars after officials said he tried to use a piece of metal to cut through his cell wall in an apparent escape attempt.
Assault suspect loses college baseball scholarship
The investigation into an alleged sexual assault at a alcohol-fueled post-prom party in Georgia has led to at least one suspect losing a college baseball scholarship.
VIDEO: House Majority Leader loses in primary
David Brat, an economics professor with Tea Party backing, shocked the Republican party on Tuesday by defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a primary in their suburban Richmond, Virginia district. See reaction from both candidates.
Oklahoma man accused of plotting to poison pregnant girlfriend with ricin
Preston H. Rhoads, who was charged in April with two counts of solicitation of murder and two counts of attempting to kill another person, is accused of producing the deadly poison ricin and asking a former co-worker to help poison his girlfriend, Shanisty Whittington.
Suspect in Vegas rampage lived in Indiana
Jerad Miller, who, along with his wife, killed two Las Vegas police officers and a bystander in a shooting spree Sunday, briefly lived in Indiana in the early 2000s. Miller and his wife, Amanda, have been identified as the couple who shot two policemen at a Cici's Pizza and a third man at a Wal-Mart before killing themselves.
State colleges revolt as years of cuts divide campuses
From Pennsylvania to Oregon, universities want more control over tuition and academic programs as they become less dependent on public subsidies. Some state systems have resisted because, without their flagships, they lose premier faculty and students as well as clout in legislatures that set funding.
'Go West, young man'
Founded in 1955, what is now known as the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum has seen many changes. It has introduced more than 10 million visitors to Oklahoma and many points West.
Kentucky Senate race hangs on coal counties that rejected Obama
President Barack Obama's decision to propose tougher limits on power-plant emissions poses a threat to Democrats in the coal-rich mountainsides of Kentucky and to their efforts to keep control of the Senate.
Hospital charges to treat chest pain jump 10 percent in a year
The charge to treat Medicare patients with chest pain at U.S. hospitals rose 10 percent to $18,568 in just a year, the biggest rise seen among the most common inpatient procedures, according to federal data.
Pulling a trigger: the UCSB massacre, sexual assaults and campus speech codes
The massacre Elliot Rodger perpetrated on and around the University of California, Santa Barbara last Friday night, in which he killed six people, wounded 13 others and then killed himself, is horrible both for what makes it unique and what makes it familiar.
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