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Police search for man reportedly seen walking with missing U. of Virginia student
Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student are looking for an unidentified man who was reportedly seen walking with the missing woman the night she vanished.

Texas executes woman for fatally starving, torturing girlfriend's nine-year-old son
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

Prosecutors, defense lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect due in court for hearing
Federal prosecutors and lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev were due in court for a status hearing on motions that include defense requests to move the trial outside of Massachusetts and delay the trial's start by at least 10 months.

More than 2,000 homes threatened by wildfire near Sacramento
Fire officials in northern California said Wednesday that 2,000 homes and 1,500 smaller structures were threatened by a blaze burning out of control east of Sacramento. 

Warrant says South Carolina dad feared five murdered kids would kill him
A South Carolina father who authorities said killed his five children believed the kids "were going to kill him, chop him up and feed him to the dogs," according to an unredacted arrest warrant released Wednesday.

Spectacle, legacy, showmanship propelling Wallenda high-wire walk between Chicago skyscrapers
Daredevil tightrope walker Nik Wallenda said Wednesday that he chose Chicago for his next feat partly because of its reputation for being windy.

Texas executes woman for 2004 torture, starvation death of girlfriend's 9-year-old son
A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening.

Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas Kline gives $50M to Drexel; law school to be named for him
Drexel University's law school is being named for a prominent trial lawyer who donated $50 million, the largest gift in the Philadelphia school's history.

Air Force says ‘so help me God’ is optional for enlistment oath
The Air Force says airmen will now be allowed to omit the words “so help me God” from its enlistment oath – marking a change in policy that is being affirmed by both atheist and religious liberty groups.

Police: Video shows suspect robbing store with banana he swiped from counter near cashier
Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place.

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