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Ex-governor's fiancée sues newspaper to block email release
By The Associated PressSALEM, Ore. (AP) — Former Gov. John Kitzhaber's fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, has launched a legal fight to keep her private emails out of the public eye. Hayes filed a lawsuit against The Oregonian on Thursday asking a judge to rule that she is not required to turn over her emails to the newspaper.

Prosecutor: Mom craved attention, poisoned child with salt
By By JIM FITZGERALDWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A prosecutor says a woman accused of poisoning her 5-year-old son with salt did it because she relished the attention that a sickly child brought her. The prosecutor also suggested that the mother eventually killed the boy because she feared he would start telling people she was making him ill.

Prosecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash
By By TAMI ABDOLLAH OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A decision on whether charges should be brought against a truck driver involved in a crash that derailed a California commuter train will not be made until the investigation is complete, Ventura County's top prosecutor said Thursday.

A criminal justice advocate wages his own battle with crime
By By RONNIE GREENE and EILEEN SULLIVAN SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Sean Hosman is a leading voice in the national push to transform the justice system by predicting which criminals will commit crimes again. He also is a repeat offender himself, whose trips in and out of jail provide a striking case study of the movement he helps lead.

Feds: Truck driver in train crash wasn't stuck on tracks
By By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and TAMI ABDOLLAH OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators say they are trying to determine why a pickup truck driver drove on to tracks and abandoned his truck, leading to a train crash that left three cars derailed and dozens injured in Southern California.


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