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February 5, 2013

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1. 'HE ALWAYS SAID HE'D NEVER BE TAKEN ALIVE'

Jimmy Lee Dykes was shot to death after Alabama police stormed the underground bunker where Dykes held a 5-year-old boy hostage for six days.

2. SUPERDOME WORRIED ABOUT BLACKOUT FOR MONTHS

Officials said tests on the dome's electrical feeders had shown "some decay and a chance of failure."

3. WHO THE GOVERNMENT BLAMES FOR FINANCIAL CRISIS

An expected lawsuit will accuse Standard & Poor's of giving high ratings to mortgage debt that plunged in value before the 2008 recession.

4. AUSTRALIAN SUSPECTED IN BULGARIA BUS ATTACK

U.S. officials are also expecting Bulgarian investigators to link the July attack that killed five Israelis to Hezbollah

5. AHMADINEJAD MAKES HISTORIC VISIT TO CAIRO

An Iranian leader hasn't been to Egypt in more than three decades.

6. CALIFORNIA TOUR BUS HAD SAFETY PROBLEMS BEFORE CRASH

The bus had 22 federal violations last year, including brake, tire and windshield problems.

7. PTSD A FACTOR IN DEATH OF FORMER SEAL

The Iraq veteran charged with killing a sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had received psychiatric care.

8. U.S. CALLS IRAN SPACE PROGRAM MONKEY BUSINESS

The Iranians claim to have safely sent a monkey into space and back, but the State Department is skeptical the animal survived.

9. MOB SUSPECTED IN RIGGED SOCCER MATCHES

Europol says organized crime gangs have fixed or tried to fix 680 matches around the world, including the World Cup.

10. GOVERNOR TRADES FAT JOKES WITH LETTERMAN

New Jersey's Chris Christie started eating a doughnut when Letterman asked if he was bothered by digs about his weight.

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  • Why do wolves howl?

    Of all the myths that dog the wolf, none is more widely accepted than the idea that wolves howl at the moon. Images of wolves with their heads upturned, singing at the night sky, are as unquestioned as a goldfish's three-second memory or a dog's color-blindness (both also myths).

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  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.

    U.S. Circuit Judge Jerome Holmes is seen as the swing vote on the three-judge panel that heard the Oklahoma appeal and a similar case from Utah last week.

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  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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  • Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

    The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant.

    The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is only right about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard of police chiefs, courts and lawmakers to toughen laws governing the handling of eyewitnesses and their accounts of crimes.

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    The man accused of carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker near the Boston Marathon finish line on the anniversary of the bombings was arraigned Wednesday. He's being held on $100,000 bail.

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