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NORWALK, Conn. (AP) — A plumber working at a Connecticut mall has been charged with stealing nearly $15,000 worth of his boss' tools and pawning them, police say.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday upheld the legality of a legislative session Republicans quickly called in December 2016 to push through laws that weakened the power of incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University named a high-ranking Northwestern University official as its new leader on Tuesday, making him the school's first black president.

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GRANTSVILLE, Utah (AP) — A boy accused of shooting and killing four members of a Utah family and wounding a fifth surrendered peacefully following the Friday night slayings, but has since refused to speak with detectives trying to piece together a possible motive, police said Monday.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's Democrat-led Legislature is looking for new ways to bolster a lagging public education system and open up new economic opportunities by legalizing recreational marijuana and providing tuition-free college education, as a 30-day legislative session begins Tuesday.

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U.S. stocks slipped Tuesday in the first trading day of a holiday-shortened week, following up on losses around the world as worries deepened about a virus outbreak in China.

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NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Two people were arrested after what police described as a “clandestine methamphetamine laboratory” was found in a North Attleborough home, police say.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owners of a Kansas City nightclub where a gunman opened fire on people outside, killing a woman and injuring at least 15 other people before a guard killed him, expressed sorrow about the shooting amid calls by some to revoke its license.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Avenatti is housed in drug kingpin El Chapo's chilly former cell, making it impossible to properly prepare for an extortion trial that was supposed to start his week, his lawyer said.

BEIRUT (AP) — An American freelance journalist who was detained in Lebanon on suspicion of broadcasting live footage of protests to an Israeli news outlet has been released, the journalist said Tuesday.

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HONOLULU (AP) — A man suspected of stabbing a woman and killing two Hawaii police officers last weekend wandered his neighborhood recording people with a camera mounted on his hat and rigged a barbecue grill to blow thick smoke directly into neighbors' windows, a lawyer for residents said.

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Krystal, a popular fast food chain in the southeastern United States, has filed for bankruptcy. The company first opened in 1932 in Chattanooga, Tennessee before moving its headquarters to Atlanta.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A psychologist who examined a man accused of planning an attack inspired by the Islamic State-group at a shopping and entertainment complex near Washington, D.C., found “ample evidence” that he is mentally unfit to assist in his defense, a court filing says.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman is taking legal action against the city of Pawtucket for handcuffing and arresting her 13-year-old daughter after a fight with another student, the American Civil Liberties Union says.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A fight is coming to California over whether to list one of the world's most common over-the-counter drugs as a carcinogen, echoing recent high-profile battles over things like alcohol and coffee.

CAMDEN, Del. (AP) — A Delaware police officer has been convicted of misdemeanor misconduct in office, reportedly after failing to properly document use of force reports involving a potential hire at his previous job running a Maryland police department.

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A mountain lion has been euthanized after attacking a 3-year-old boy at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Southern California, authorities say. CNN affiliate KCAL/KCBS has more on the story.

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John Meade Jr. was known around St. Augustine, Florida as the "friendly homeless man" until his passing. St. Augustine police officer Steven Fischer wanted to learn Meade's story, and when he discovered Meade served in the US Army, he organized a full honors burial and invited the community …

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Celebrity attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged with stealing $300,000 from his former client, Stormy Daniels.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected a recommendation that tools used to measure offenders' suitability for being released after an arrest be made available to all judges as they make bail decisions.