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BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) — A Bridgewater State University student accused of sexually abusing two preschool boys at a campus day care center where he worked has pleaded not guilty.   Full Story
 
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PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — A recycling truck driver in suburban Phoenix is being credited with saving a kitten from the trash.   Full Story
 
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix police officer who shot an unarmed drug suspect will not face criminal charges.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — The second person killed in a New York City building explosion last week has been identified.   Full Story
 
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order on Wednesday for mandatory water conservation in cities and towns statewide means people inside and outside California will start feeling more of the pain of the state's four-year severe drought.   Full Story
 
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A man who stormed a California medical office and shot the mother of his five children before turning the gun on himself left behind a suicide note filled with frustration over a property dispute, police said Wednesday.   Full Story
 
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1.   Full Story
 
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NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it's raising pay for workers at company-owned U.S. restaurants, making it the latest employer to sweeten worker incentives in an improving economy.   Full Story
 
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of fighters leaving home to join al-Qaida and the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria and other countries has spiked to more than 25,000 from over 100 nations, according to a new U.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — A detective heard on video berating an Uber driver and asking, "How long have you been in this country?   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council on Wednesday agreed to spend more than $1 billion over 30 years to repair its sidewalks, settling a lawsuit filed by disabled residents who said they couldn't navigate broken walkways, potholed crosswalks and curbs that lacked wheelchair ramps.   Full Story
 
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jailed suspect in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has passed on having bond set.   Full Story
 
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors in Las Vegas won't seek the death penalty in the shooting death of a mother of four in a case that authorities initially dubbed road rage, but later said may have resulted from a tragic chain of neighborhood coincidences and misperceptions.   Full Story
 
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer accused of conspiring to help a con man in a ruse to borrow millions of dollars in a failed bid to buy Maxim magazine was arrested on Wednesday.   Full Story
 
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman received a 20-year sentence in the death of her premature infant, a punishment the head of a national advocacy group called cruel and a misuse of the state's feticide law.   Full Story
 
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July.   Full Story
 
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa police say the bodies of four people, including two young boys, have been found in a home after a man and a woman missed two days of work.   Full Story
 
BALTIMORE (AP) — More than 750 plaintiffs are suing the Johns Hopkins Hospital System Corp. over its role in a series of medical experiments in Guatemala in the 1940s and 1950s during which subjects were infected with venereal diseases.   Full Story
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) — While much of the nation shivered, many Western cities sweltered through their hottest March on record.   Full Story
 
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a sex scandal involving a teenager will no longer face felony charges in the case.   Full Story