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PHILADELPHIA - A young girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually brutalized in a 19-hour ordeal recalled bits of the crime for a jury Wednesday, but said she couldn't remember many of the details.

LOS ANGELES — Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

HONOLULU — A former child model can dismiss his lawsuit that accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii, but he has the option to re-file it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — A court in the Dominican Republic has taken the first steps toward possible sexual abuse charges against a former Vatican ambassador to the Caribbean country.

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a move certain to bolster his national standing with conservatives, Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal sued the Obama administration Wednesday, hoping to strike a blow against the controversial Common Core education standards and raising his profile as he builds a likely presidential campaign.

FRESNO, Calif. — The U.S. Forest Service has decided to allow logging on nearly 52 square miles of the Sierra Nevada burned last year in a massive California wildfire, a move contested by environmentalists.

PHOENIX — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville woman who claimed she was raped at Dunbar Cave park earlier this month has been charged with false report.

ATLANTA — Police are responding to an officer-involved shooting in downtown Atlanta.

A mail carrier fell out of her truck on Wednesday afternoon while delivering a package, causing the truck to roll into a house, according to a Hamilton County dispatcher.

NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine — Pushing west in a new offensive along Ukraine's strategic coastline, heavily armed Russian-backed separatist forces captured new territory Wednesday far from their previous battles with government troops.

Several injured people are being transported via ambulance and Lifestar helicopter from the scene of a fiery crash that has shut down all north- and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 in Campbell County near Caryville, officials said.

Two students were hit in the parking lot of Rhea County High School after dismissal on Wednesday afternoon, according to a Rhea County dispatcher.

OMAHA, Neb. — A crew member with "Cops" was killed when Omaha police opened fire on a robbery suspect who also died, the production company behind the television show said Wednesday.

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