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Updated at 5:28 PM

CLEVELAND (AP) " A museum dedicated to "A Christmas Story" has acquired the holy grail of movie memorabilia: a Red Ryder BB gun wielded by Ralphie in the beloved holiday film.

Updated at 5:27 PM

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) " Two men a sheriff labelled "cowards" stole a cellphone from a suburban Detroit man with cerebral palsy, beat him, recorded the assault on his cellphone and posted it to his Facebook page, authorities said.

Updated at 5:22 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " The Olympic waters in this city are more widely contaminated by sewage than previously known and pose a greater threat to athletes' health ahead of next year's games, according to new results from tests commissioned by The...

Updated at 5:22 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) " Seven months after Baltimore erupted in riots over the death of Freddie Gray, the first of six police officers charged in the case went on trial Wednesday, with a prosecutor saying the patrolman could have saved Gray's life simply...

Updated at 5:20 PM

VIENNA (AP) " Iran worked in the past on nuclear weapons but its activities didn't go past planning such a program and testing of basic components, the U.N. atomic agency said Wednesday, in what it described as a final report wrapping up nearly a...

Updated at 5:14 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Republicans said it was time to end "the pain and hurt" of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul as they pushed Wednesday toward Senate passage of legislation dismantling that law and blocking Planned Parenthood's federal...

Updated at 5:14 PM

LONDON (AP) " Prime Minister David Cameron appealed to lawmakers Wednesday to authorize the British military to take part in airstrikes in Syria, insisting that Britain should help degrade and destroy the threat posed by the Islamic State group.

Updated at 5:08 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The married couple dubbed the "San Francisco witch killers" seemed locked away for good when each was sentenced to 75 years to life for three Northern California murders three decades ago.

Updated at 5:04 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " Prosecutors dropped manslaughter charges against two BP supervisors responsible for safety aboard the oil rig where an explosion killed 11 workers in 2010. One of them then pleaded guilty Wednesday to the only remaining charge: a...

Updated at 4:58 PM

BERLIN (AP) " The European Space Agency says it's preparing for the launch of a probe that will test technology for a future mission to measure gravitational waves.

Updated at 4:56 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) " The latest on the trial of a police officer accused in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who suffered a spinal injury in the back of a transport van (all times local):

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