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Johnny Bobbitt stands during a hearing Burlington County Courthouse in Mt. Holly, N.J. on Friday Dec. 14, 2018.   Bobbitt will be released from county jail and live in his apartment in Philadelphia.  Prosecutors say Bobbitt conspired with Katelyn McClure and her former boyfriend, Mark D'Amico, to concoct a feel-good story about Bobbitt giving McClure his last $20 when her car ran out of gas. They raised $400,000, which authorities say was spent on luxury items and casino trips.   (David Swanson /The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
Homeless vet in alleged GoFundMe scam released on bailA homeless man from Philadelphia who allegedly schemed with a New Jersey couple to scam GoFundMe donors out of more than $400,000 will be released from jail pending trial
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This Nov. 28, 2018 photo provided by the United States Attorney's Office and introduced as evidence in court in Honolulu shows some of hundreds of shark fins seized from a Japanese fishing boat. U.S. prosecutors in Hawaii accuse the owner and officers of the Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins. Hamada Suisan Co. Ltd., the Japanese business that owned the vessel, and JF Zengyoren, a Japanese fishing cooperative, were charged on Dec. 11, 2018, with aiding and abetting the trafficking and smuggling of shark fins. (U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
Japanese boat owners charged with helping smuggle shark finsU.S. prosecutors in Hawaii are accusing the owners and officers of a Japanese fishing boat of helping Indonesian fishermen smuggle nearly 1,000 shark fins
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Ohio lawmakers send Kasich pair of new abortion restrictionsThe Republican-led Legislature sent Ohio Gov. John Kasich a pair of new abortion restrictions on Friday, including legislation banning terminations at the first detectable fetal heartbeat that he's vowed to veto
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The Latest: College: School welcomes withdrawal requestA spokeswoman for an Iowa college says the school welcomes a student group's request to withdraw a union petition filed with the National Labor Relations Board.
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Indiana State University group to honor Jamal KhashoggiA journalism group at Indiana State University is taking steps to honor alumnus and slain Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2010, file photo, a natural gas line lies broken on a San Bruno, Calif., road after a massive explosion. The California Public Utilities Commission said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, that an investigation by its staff found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. A U.S. judge fined the utility $3 million after it was convicted of six felony charges for failing to properly maintain a natural gas pipeline that exploded south of San Francisco in 2010, killing eight people. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
California alleges utility falsified pipeline safety recordsRegulators are accusing one of California's largest utilities of falsifying safety documents on natural gas pipelines
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California regulators: PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blastCalifornia regulators: PG&E falsified safety records for natural gas pipelines years after deadly blast
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UNC System Board of Governors Harry Smith discusses with reporters in Chapel Hill, N. C., the rejection of a plan to build a $5.3 million structure to house a toppled confederate monument at the state’s flagship university. The board voted Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to take more time to study what to do with the statue known as “Silent Sam.” (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
UNC system rejects $5M plan to house Confederate statueNorth Carolina's public university system rejects proposal to build a $5 million structure to house a toppled Confederate statue
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This undated photo released by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office shows Charles Toney. An attorney for the 25-year old says hospital records prove he suffered a collapsed lung and fractured ribs, nose and finger during his arrest on an outstanding warrant on Dec. 3, 2018. But the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 that medical staff who checked Toney after his arrest found none of those injuries. (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP)
Sheriff disputes injuries black man suffered in beatingTennessee law enforcement officials are disputing the extent of the injuries suffered by a black man who was beaten by a white officer while handcuffed
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Deacon removed from ministry after calling for investigationA Nashville deacon who has questioned the handling of a recently published list of Tennessee priests accused of sexual abuse has been removed from ministry at his local parish
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File-This Nov. 27, 2018, file photo shows Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda Md. Two Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month. Reps. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Jamie Raskin released a statement Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, after meeting with Navy officials this week. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
Steps taken to address Walter Reed shooting alert errorTwo Maryland congressmen say Navy officials are taking steps to correct deficiencies that wrongly led to reports of an active shooter at Walter Reed National Medical Center outside Washington last month
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Saudi man who attended terrorist training pleads to fraudA Saudi Arabian man has pleaded guilty in federal court in Oklahoma to fraud when he failed to disclose he attended an al-Qaida terrorist training camp before entering the United States
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