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Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse

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Albuquerque, Sept 22 (AP) - A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal offi-cials said Friday.
Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a former Air Force chaplain, has been charged in a federal indictment with seven counts of aggravated sexual abuse and abusive sexual contact between 1991 and 1992 at Kirtland...
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Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies at 13

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Texas, Sept 22 (AP) - Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this.
Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ.
"Ah-roo!" Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. "Ah-roo!"
Uno, who became perhaps the most...
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White House sets ‘new direction’ in biodefense strategy

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Washington, Sep 19 (AP) - The Trump administration on Tuesday released a new biodefense strategy that it said takes a more comprehensive approach to preparing the nation for deliberate biological attacks and natural outbreaks of infectious disease.
The goal of the strategy, which was required by...
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$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

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Houston, Sep 16 (AP) - A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women and of injuring a fifth who managed to escape.
Juan David Ortiz, 35, was being held in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of...
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Militants free 3 Indonesian hostages in southern Philippines

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Manila, Sept 16 (AP) - Muslim militants have freed three Indonesian men they kidnapped at sea early last year off Malaysia then brought them to their jungle hideouts in the southern Philippines, officials said Sunday.
The Indonesians were freed Friday with the help of the Moro National Liberation...
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