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Southern California UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns to sell on black market
A Southern California UPS driver has been arrested after federal agents say he stole dozens of guns to sell them on the black market.

Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 3 children
Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand on Friday, police said. Three children, all siblings, were killed, and at least two other people were critically injured.

Attorney: 'Fatal Vision' case to proceed even though judge rejects MacDonald's innocence claim
The case of the Green Beret doctor who has maintained for decades that not him but a band of hippies chanting "acid is groovy, kill the pigs" slaughtered his wife and two young daughters will continue in court.

Tradition started by mom leads to $20M jackpot for large New Jersey family
A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members recover from 2012's Superstorm Sandy.

Police say Amazon.com employee was piloting drone that buzzed Seattle Space Needle
Police say an Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.

Washington sheriff: 300 homes burned in massive wildfire, twice as many as previous estimate
A sheriff in Washington state says a massive wildfire has burned 300 homes, double the number previously estimated.

Md. woman known for donating wedding gowns gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit
A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer.

Boston Marathon bombing lawyers renew request for hearing on news media leaks
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media.

10-month-old girl dies after being left inside hot car in Kansas; foster parent arrested
A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday.

Texas border surge aims to deter smuggling, but officials say hard to be everywhere at once
A recent patrol with state troopers on the Rio Grande illustrates the challenges that as many as 1,000 National Guard troops will face along the Texas-Mexico border in deterring criminal activity.

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