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WASHINGTON (AP) — Europe's economic crisis could send shock waves roaring across the Atlantic that would drag down the fragile U.S. economy and threaten President Barack Obama's hopes for a second term. The president demonstrated Friday just how deeply he's worried about that — and how little he can do to prevent it.
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a Pakistani-born Chicago taxi driver on Friday to 7 1/2 years in prison for attempting to send money to a terrorist with alleged links to al-Qaida, telling the 58-year-old he had violated a citizenship oath made to God promising never to do harm to the United States.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Criminal charges won't be filed in a Christmas morning house fire that killed three girls and their grandparents, a blaze blamed on a bag of discarded fireplace ashes, a Connecticut prosecutor said Friday.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The state of Rhode Island is working to determine how much it stands to lose in a $75 million loan guarantee deal for former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video gaming company after its bankruptcy filing this week.
NEW YORK (AP) — First responders and residents who were stricken with cancer after being exposed to the toxic ash that exploded over Manhattan when the World Trade Center collapsed would qualify for free treatment for the disease and potentially hefty compensation payments under a rule proposed Friday by federal health officials.
ATLANTA (AP) — A mysterious and scattered outbreak of the E. coli bacteria is linked to 14 illnesses, including a child's death, health officials say.
PHOENIX (AP) — Flick the switch on these flashlights and they don't light up. They blow up.
JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (AP) — Florida crews have apparently recovered the body of a 13-year-old Kansas boy who was killed with his parents and three siblings when the single-engine plane they were in crashed in central Florida.
CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A teenager pleaded not guilty Friday to shooting and killing three students and wounding three others in the cafeteria of a high school in suburban Cleveland.
A 73-year-old woman has been found in Louisiana after being charged with stealing and gambling away $97,000 from a trust fund for her grandson's college education, authorities said, but she may never return to Indiana for prosecution.