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Local & Regional Man found with missing girl accused of sex crimes (New) Man found with missing girl accused of sex crimes
Some serious additional charges were added Thursday - felony counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, sodomy, oral copulation with a person under 14, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, sexual penetration with a foreign object and child stealing.

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Local & Regional (New) Man found with missing girl accused of sex crimes
Some serious additional charges were added Thursday - felony counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child, sodomy, oral copulation with a person under 14, lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14, sexual penetration with a foreign object and child stealing.
Business (New) For traders, oil's plunge takes a toll on egos and accounts
The plunge in oil has crushed the Russian ruble, erased $80 billion from Exxon Mobil's market value and pushed Venezuela to the brink of economic collapse. But to Justin Thomas, the real drama in oil unfolds on a smaller scale.

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National & World Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years Study: Chances of dying in a car crash plunged over 3 years
The chances of dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
National & World Utah family's deaths came after obsession with murder case
Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and claimed God told them to kill their sister-in-law and her baby after she resisted her husband's entry into a radical polygamous group.

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Sports East High basketball coach to retire East High basketball coach to retire (Video)
Milt Henderson is retiring after 20 seasons as East High School boys basketball coach. In that time, he's amassed more than 300 wins and seven league titles.
Sports Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend
GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria's Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad. And an anti-domestic abuse commercial will have a high profile-spot during the game after a year of domestic violence scandals in the NFL.
Sports NFL players who started young show more thinking problems
NFL veterans who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 are more likely to have cognitive difficulties after their careers, according to a study published on Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

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Home Video: Plane crashes into Pacific Ocean Video: Plane crashes into Pacific Ocean (Video)
Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive parachute.

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IBM is pooh-poohing a published report that the giant technology company is planning a big reorganization and massive job cuts affecting more than 100,000 people.
Technology Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV
Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had either.

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Business 1st-time advertisers gamble on Super Bowl ads
More Super Bowl ad rookies will be trying to score a touchdown this Sunday. There will be 15 new Super Bowl advertisers this year, the most since 2000.

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Health California declares e-cigarettes a health threat (Video)
California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
Health Private wells in California farm area show high uranium
In the Central Valley's Kern County, environmental-health director Donna Fenton confirmed problems with uranium levels in some private water wells, but was unable to immediately say if it was an increasing problem, as the study suggested. Testing for uranium is required as part of getting a drilling permit for a new water well, Fenton said.