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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) A former teacher is facing a 25-year prison sentence after admitting to a decades-long pattern of molesting teenage boys in the United States and Japan. Fifty-year-old Kevin Ricks of Federalsburg entered a guilty plea today in federal court to child pornography charges exposes him to a much greater prison term.

ELKTON, Md. (AP) The defense for a man charged with of kidnapping and killing an 11-year-old girl have asked that his cell phone information and statements he made to police be kept out of evidence. Thomas James Leggs Junior is charged with murder and other offenses in the kidnapping and slaying of Sarah Foxwell.

NEW YORK (AP) A Jamie Wyeth work depicting his yellow Labrador with a black circle around his eye has sold for $218,500 in New York City. Christie's said "Study of Kleberg" brought more than five times the $40,000 pre-sale estimate.

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) Carl Pavano pitched three scoreless innings for the Minnesota Twins in their two-zero win over the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. Brian Matusz pitched two hitless innings for the Orioles in his first start. The Orioles had won their first three exhibition games.

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