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Fears about holder prompt candle recall

WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 7 million candles are being recalled because of concerns that the cup holding the candle could melt or catch fire.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the tea lights were sold under the Chesapeake Bay Candle and Modern Light brand names.

They were sold at Home Goods, Target, Wegmans and other stores nationwide from July 2009 to last February.

The agency said the candles have a clear plastic cup that can melt or ignite, posing a hazard.

Consumers can call the company at (800) 331-8339 for more information or visit its website at


New charges filed in USS Cole bombing

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military prosecutors Wednesday refiled terrorism and murder charges against the accused mastermind of the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. It will be the first case to move forward since President Obama ordered military trials to resume at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The charges allege that Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri led the planning and preparation for the USS Cole attack that blew a hole in the ship, killing 17 sailors and wounding another 40.

The charges are referred to the Convening Authority for Military Commissions, which presides over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. base in Cuba.

Previous charges against al-Nashiri in connection with the bombing were dropped in 2009 as the administration revamped the military commission process.

Prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty.


6 charged in slaying of teen lured to home

SUMMERFIELD, Fla. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy was lured to a rural central Florida home Sunday night, where he was fatally beaten and shot by a group of teens and adults before his body was burned in a fire pit, authorities said Wednesday.

Tuesday night, Marion County sheriff's investigators arrested six people, who range in age from 15 to 37, in connection with Seath T. Jackson's death. Authorities said Seath was lured to the house by a text message.

Five were charged with first-degree murder, and a 37-year-old man, the stepfather of two of the juveniles arrested, is charged with being an accessory after the fact.

Authorities said Seath was involved in an ongoing feud with one of those arrested.

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