Columbia man arrested after robbing, threatening victim

A Columbia man was arrested late Thursday morning after robbing and continually threatening a victim earlier this month.

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Senate passes GOP-approved budget plan

After slogging through a grueling and exhausting day casting scores of back-to-back votes on amendments during the annual budget vote-a-rama, which lasted until 3:30 a.m., senators narrowly approved a Republican-authored budget resolution.

It passed ...

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Indiana declares HIV epidemic in one county

Indiana is declaring a public health emergency in one county due to an epidemic of HIV.

Gov. Mike Pence issued the order Thursday for Scott County, which has 79 confirmed cases of HIV since mid-December.

The county averages about five new cases a year....

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No murder charge in Craigslist baby cutting

A former nurse's aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby from the mother's womb, Boulder County, Colorado, prosecutor Stanley Garnett said Thursday.

The mother, Michelle Wilkins, answered a Craigslist ad for...

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Tim Cook to donate his fortune to charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to charity.

Cook, who is close to becoming a billionaire, says he will pay for his nephew's college education, then donate the rest of his wealth to philanthropic projects, according to Fort...

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Amanda Knox: Court to rule on her conviction

Italy's highest court will rule Friday whether to uphold Amanda Knox's murder conviction in the 2007 death of her British roommate.

Knox , 27, of Seattle, was convicted in 2009 for the killing of Meredith Kercher, who shared an apartment with her in ...

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San Francisco inmates forced into fight club

At just 150 pounds, it was hardly fair to pit Ricardo Palikiko Garcia against an opponent well over twice his size. But Garcia had to fight him -- or else he'd allegedly face torture.

Running away was not an option for the inmate locked inside a San ...

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Mid East coalition pounds Yemen from the air

A coalition of Middle Eastern forces pounded positions in Yemen from the air overnight in the second day of a campaign to bring a rebel group to its knees.

At least 10 people died in the northwestern province of Saada, home to Abdul Malik Al Houthi, t...

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Investigators search co-pilot's homes, find medical leave note

German investigators have found a medical leave note from a doctor, issued for Germanwings Flight 9525 co-pilot Andreas Lubitz, that included the day of the crash, the Dusseldorf public prosecutor's of...

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Boston bomb 'victim' indicted for fraud

A woman who claims she was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing has been charged with stealing money from funds set up for the victims.

Joanna Leigh claims the indictment is retribution for her vocal criticism of the way One Fund Boston disbursed t...

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Mayor: NY blast likely 'gas-related'

Inspectors from New York's gas utility were at a building in Manhattan's East Village on Thursday a little more than an hour before a fiery blast injured at least 19 people, at least four critically, leveled the structure and a neighboring one, offic...

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