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Day: January 31, 2013

Court orders boy, 12, to get a job

EASTHAMPTON, Mass., Jan. 31 (UPI) — A Massachusetts appeals court upheld a judge’s order for a 12-year-old tagger to get a job so he can pay $1,000 restitution to his victim. The

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NHL: Minnesota 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 31 (UPI) — Matt Cullen scored the decisive goal in the shootout Wednesday to bring Minnesota a 3-2 victory over Chicago, the Blackhawks’ first loss of the season.

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Mortgage rates climb in week

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 (UPI) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose in the week that ended Thursday, with the incline defining a new trend, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. said. In the

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Oil settles lower, gas higher

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) — The price of crude oil held above $97 per barrel overnight in New York, dropping slightly on the prospects of softer demand. NYMEX West Texas Intermediate

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Four dead in pileup on Michigan’s I-75

DETROIT, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A chain-reaction traffic accident killed four people Thursday including three children, injured at least 30 people and closed Michigan’s I-75, police said. At least 30 vehicles were

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U.S. F-16 down; pilot missing

AVIANO, Italy, Jan. 31 (UPI) — A pilot’s helmet was recovered in the Adriatic Sea near where a U.S. F-16 fighter jet and its pilot went missing, officials said. Rescuers recovered a

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Search continues for John Gacy victims

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Two teenage boys raped and slain in Michigan in the 1970s may be victims of notorious serial killer John Wayne Gacy, investigators in Chicago said. The Michigan

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Conviction in hiding, mutilating body

SLIDELL, La., Jan. 30 (UPI) — A jury convicted a Slidell, La., woman accused of depositing her dead father’s body in an ice chest and stealing his Social Security checks. Deborah Ann

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Syrian opposition leader offers to talk

DAMASCUS, Syria, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The top Syrian opposition leader offered for the first time to talk with Bashar Assad’s government, but set two conditions. Sheik Ahmad Moaz al-Khatib said his

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Report: IRS picks up hiring pace

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is hiring new workers more quickly, in part because of automation and improved control of the process, an audit found. The Treasury

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Costs mount for ‘sandwich generation’

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Costs are rising for the so-called sandwich generation, middle-age Americans with aging parents who also are raising children, U.S. researchers said. A Pew Research Center report on

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Sandusky denied new trial

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Jan. 30 (UPI) — Convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky is not entitled to a new trial, a judge in Pennsylvania ruled Wednesday. Judge John Cleland rejected contentions by attorneys for

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Poll: U.S. youth more optimistic

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — A survey of fifth- through 12-graders finds 43 percent of the children say they will be better off than their parents, the Gallup Poll said. More than

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Breuer steps down from major DOJ post

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Lanny A. Breuer, who led the U.S. Justice Department’s crackdown on corporate crime after the nationwide financial crisis, announced his resignation Wednesday. While head of the Justice

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Man charged with stealing from dead dad

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 30 (UPI) — Police in Southern California said they were looking into whether a man killed his father to collect his Social Security benefits. Larry Dominguez, 65, of

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Waterloo crack dealer gets 20 years

SIOUX CITY – A man who twice sold crack cocaine to a police informant was sentenced on January 29, 2013, to just under twenty years in federal prison. Antonyo Reese, 35, from

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Germany marks Hitler’s rise to power

BERLIN, Jan. 30 (UPI) — Germany Wednesday marked the 80th anniversary of Adolf Hitler’s rise to power with exhibitions and a special session of Parliament. On Jan. 30, 1933, Hitler was appointed

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