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Rock tragedy: Music superstars, small suburb forever linked

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FINNEYTOWN, Ohio (AP) — The concrete bench in a small northern Cincinnati suburb depicts a guitar, with the message "My Generation" just below it.
In the background are plaques with the faces of three teenagers, Jackie Eckerle, Karen Morrison and Stephan Preston, frozen in time 40 years ago. Bricks in the plaza a ... (full story)

A locker, a chirp: How tiny clues help solve child sex cases

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — It was the odd-looking locker handles that caught their eye.
Investigators spent hours poring over graphic images of little boys changing in and out of their swimsuits at what looked like a YMCA. They were hunting for any clue to help them identify the location — and ultimately, the victims and th ... (full story)

Judge: Purdue workers should get bonuses, but maybe not CEO

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — More time is needed to sort out whether the CEO of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should receive a $1.3 million bonus next year, but the company should be allowed to pay about $35 million in bonuses to 682 other employees, the judge overseeing the company's bankruptcy case said last week.
There wer ... (full story)

Shrinking synagogues find strength in smaller numbers

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rusty black pickup truck with a whitetail deer sticker in the back window sat parked, illegally, on the sidewalk outside the Sons of Israel synagogue on a Friday night. No one was around to complain. The plain brick building is wedged between typical, four-squared Pennsylvania homes, still decorated for H ... (full story)

Police officer's murder remains unsolved 20 years later

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton police officer Kevin Brame was gunned down two decades ago, and his family members and loved ones continue to search for answers and struggle to understand why his killer has never been identified and brought to justice.
Some relatives have thought about Brame every day since he was fatally shot ... (full story)