FILE - This photo from Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020, shows the Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan, N.Y., where the Second Circuit Court of Appeals is seated. The 14 judges of the Court heard arguments in U.S. v. Gerald Scott manslaughter case and voted 9-to-5 to label the 1998 killings "undoubtedly brutal." (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Courts wrestle with whether manslaughter is always violentOnce annually, sometimes less, the full federal appeals court in New York meets to confront a perplexing legal question
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Woman impaled by tree limb has 7 broken ribs, husband saysA Maine passenger who was impaled when a falling pine tree struck the vehicle she was riding in suffered seven broken ribs but she’s getting better day by day
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Crocodile hunt: Search on for escaped reptiles in S. AfricaPolice divers and conservation officers are searching for an unknown number of young crocodiles that escaped from a large breeding farm near a rural town in South Africa
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo shows a rock formation called America's Stonehenge in Salem, N.H. Police arrested Mark Russo, of Swedesboro, N.J., and charged him with defacing the stone grouping in September 2019 by carving into rock a motto affiliated with the QAnon conspiracy theory. A lawyer entered a not guilty plea on his behalf Tuesday, March 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
Man accused of QAnon vandalism at 'America's Stonehenge'Police have made an arrest following a 15-month-long investigation into vandalism at a group of rock configurations in New Hampshire called “America’s Stonehenge.”
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This photo, provided by Sotheby's, in New York, on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, shows a small porcelain bowl bought for $35 at a Connecticut yard sale that turned out to be a rare, 15th century Chinese artifact worth between $300,000 and $500,000. The bowl will be offered in Sotheby's Auction of Important Chinese Art, in New York, on March 17. (Sotheby's via AP)
Yard sale find turns out to be artifact worth up to $500,000Talk about your yard sale finds
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In this photo provided by the New York City Parks Department, Green-Wood Cemetery volunteers carry the fragmentary remains of early New Yorkers found during construction in and around Washington Square Park, Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in New York, to be reburied at the site. The human remains were placed in the wooden box and buried five feet below grade within a planting bed in the park, and marked with an engraved paver. (Daniel Avila/New York City Parks Department via AP)
Historical remains found during construction reburied in NYCNew York city officials say human remains of early New Yorkers that were discovered during construction in and around Washington Square Park have been reburied inside the park
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This Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, zoom video conference collage captured by The Sacramento Bee, shows Dr. Scott Green who appeared Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, for his Sacramento Superior Court trial, held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic, from an operating room in Sacramento, Calif. He was dressed in surgical scrubs with a patient undergoing the procedure just out of view; the beeps of medical machinery can be heard in the background. The Medical Board of California said it would investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating.(Superior Court of California/Sacramento Bee via AP)
Doctor appears in court video call while performing surgeryThe Medical Board of California says it will investigate a plastic surgeon who appeared in a videoconference for his traffic violation trial while operating
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19th-century Amherst home cleared for mile-long moveAuthorities have cleared the way for a 19th-century home in Massachusetts to be moved intact to a new site about a mile away
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In this photo provided by Jason Torlano, Zach Milligan, lower left, makes his descent down Half Dome in Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Sunday, Feb.  21, 2021. Two men climbed some 4,000 feet to the top of Yosemite's Half Dome in subfreezing temperatures and skied down the famously steep monolith to the valley floor. Jason Torlano, 45, and Zach Milligan, 40, completed the daring descent in five hours on Sunday by charging down Half Dome's arching back and using ropes to rappel down several sections of bare rock known as the "death slabs," the Fresno Bee reported on Thursday. (Jason Torlano via AP)
2 skiers defy death in descent of Yosemite's Half DomeTwo men have navigated down the precipitous shoulder of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park and alternately skied and rappelled back to the valley floor in an unusually daring feat
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Wax statues of Audrey Hepburn and Michael Strahan occupy one of the tables at Peter Luger Steakhouse on Friday, Feb, 26, 2021, in New York. Five statues, on loan from Madame Tussauds, will occupy unused tables during COVID-19 occupancy restrictions. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)
NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the barIt's a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, a 14-foot, 95-pound, female Burmese python is held tightly by wildlife biologist Ian Bartoszek after he captured the snake in Naples, Fla. Iguanas, Burmese pythons, monitor lizards and many other reptile invasive species have taken hold in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, to move these animals onto a prohibited list. That means they can only be brought to Florida for exhibition, such as a zoo, and at a research facility. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
Pythons, iguanas: Florida restricts some exotic reptilesPythons, iguanas, monitor lizards, oh my
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This photo provided by the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control shows Brandy, a brown tabby cat, that was reunited on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, with her owner, Charles, (he would only give his first name) after she went astray for 15 years, are seen together at the Palmdale, Calif., animal care center. The Los Angeles man adopted her as a 2-month-old kitten in 2005. Charles says he cried and Brandy purred in his arms. The brown tabby was found Sunday in Palmdale, about a half-hour's drive from where he lives. (Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control via AP)
Cat that vanished 15 years ago is reunited with ownerA cat that went astray about 15 years ago has been reunited with its owner
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