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Two men have been arrested in the 1984 rape and strangulation of a 14-year-old girl whose body was found in the woods two weeks after she vanished, police said Friday.
Authorities said George Franz Shaw, of Geneva, Florida, was high on methamphetamine when he raped and killed Barbara Rowan, a neighbor who baby-sat his 3-year-old daughter. Robert Scott Sanders, of Stroudsburg, was charged with hindering apprehension or prosecution.
A police affidavit said Shaw, 55, was questioned repeatedly by police after Barbara's body was found, and investigators recovered tape from his home that was similar to the type used to bind the victim.
The court record says Sanders told a grand jury last month that he was in Shaw's home the night Barbara disappeared and saw Shaw take her into his bedroom for about 20 minutes.
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The group of mostly black women who were booted off the popular Napa Valley Wine Train for laughing loudly filed a $11 million lawsuit in federal court Thursday against the Wine Train alleging racial discrimination.
Santa Claus is coming to town — council. Unlike the original Kris Kringle, this Claus notes in all capital letters on his Facebook page, "Please do not send me requests for presents." Instead, as the North Pole Clerk's office announced on Thursday, Claus is running for election to North Pole's city council. The former local chamber of commerce president is running for one of two open seats for city council, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported. Due to his late filing, voters will need to write in his name to cast their votes.
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Coca-Cola became the first FIFA sponsor on Friday to call on Sepp Blatter to immediately stand down as president of world soccer's governing body.
The intervention from the soft drinks giant comes a week after Blatter was placed under criminal investigation by Swiss authorities for alleged financial wrongdoing at FIFA, which he has led since 1998.
The 79-year-old Swiss told FIFA staff earlier this week he's determined to remain in power until February's emergency presidential election, but pressure from sponsors who fund the organization could force him out before then.
"For the benefit of the game, The Coca-Cola Company is calling for FIFA President Joseph Blatter to step down immediately so that a credible and sustainable reform process can begin in earnest," Coca-Cola said in a statement.
He's the student body president at Cal State Long Beach and he's also undocumented.
A veteran Newark police lieutenant has been fired over a Facebook exchange referring to the city's mayor as a gorilla.
Martin County Sheriff's Office
A sheriff's office helicopter's camera caught a Florida motorcyclist riding with no hands and texting during an "intense" chase this week, officials said.
The video released Thursday by the Martin County Sheriff's Office shows the motorcyclist take both hands off the bike as he's being pursued by the helicopter on I-95.
The pilot of the helicopter "strategically forced" the motorcyclist off the interstate to end his erratic driving, officials said.
Jon Bon Jovi made an onstage gesture to honor a high school football player who died last week in New Jersey after taking a hit on the playing field.
The U.S. economy created 142,000 jobs in September, well below economists' expectations of 203,000.
In August, employers added 173,000 jobs.
The new number could cool expectations that the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates soon.
"Disappointing across the board," said Brad McMillan, chief investment officer at Commonwealth Financial Network, NBC News reported. "This is not what the markets were looking for, this is not what pretty much anybody expected."
U.S. stocks turned lower after the news with the Dow down more than 180 points in early trading.
Unemployment remained at 5.1 percent for September, the Labor Department said. The rate has been falling steadily due in large part to the lowest labor force participation rate since the late 1970s, according to NBC News.
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Apple has filled a void on its board of directors with James Bell, the former chief financial officer for aircraft maker Boeing Co.
Potential voters who take their curiosity about presidential candidates to Google are interested in Hillary Rodham Clinton's age, Jeb Bush's height, Chris Christie's weight, Donald Trump's net worth, Carly Fiorina's marital status and Bobby Jindal's birthplace.
Officials have concluded that the death of a member of the Army's elite parachute team during a Chicago air show was accidental, and performances are resuming.
The Golden Knights said Friday that the investigation into the Aug. 16 death of Master Sgt. Corey Hood at the Chicago Air & Water Show is complete.
The Army didn't release the full report Friday.
Army spokeswoman Ali Betancourt says it gives safety recommendations that won't be made public. She says factual findings would be made available through a formal request process.
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Gov. Jerry Brown has approved legislation aimed at making California the first state in the nation to bring lessons about sexual consent required at many colleges into high schools, his office announced Thursday.
Four people were injured after an explosion on the top floor at a high-rise condo building in Sunny Isles Beach, near Miami Florida, Friday.
Multiple fire rescue units responded and several people were seen being treated for injuries.
One victim was airlifted to a nearby hospital from the scene by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue. Another three people were injured and two firefighters suffered minor injuries.
Footage showed parts of the top of the building badly damaged and debris scattered across the roof and in a rooftop swimming pool.