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Witness in murder trial collapses on stand

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A witness in the prosecution of a man accused of killing the mayor of Washington Park, Ill., collapsed on the stand after saying her life had been threatened.

Arrest made in Ill. mayor slaying

ALORTON, Ill., May 5 (UPI) -- A 34-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in the April 1 shooting death of Washington Park, Ill., Mayor John Thornton, state police said.

Several questioned in mayor's death

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill., April 1 (UPI) -- Several people were questioned Thursday in the shooting death of Washington Park, Ill., Mayor John Thornton, found in his car on a city street, police said.

Accused Fla. cat killer to get state aid

MIAMI, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- A judge in Miami-Dade County, Fla., ruled Monday the state will help pay for the defense of accused serial cat killer Tyler Weinman.

Richard Armitage joins 'Spooks' cast

LONDON, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- British actor Richard Armitage has joined the cast of the popular U.K. spy drama series "Spooks," known as "MI-5" when it airs on BBC America.

Three Taylor shooting suspects denied bond

MIAMI, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Bail was denied in Miami Tuesday for three of four suspects in last week's shooting death of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.

BAE tests F-35 STOVL escape system

FARNBOROUGH, England, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- British company BAE Systems has finished Design Verification Testing for the crew escape system for F-35 STOVL variant.

Another bid to 'fix' on Sarbanes-Oxley

NEW YORK, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. business and financial leaders have formed a coalition to push for a reworking of the Sarbanes-Oxley disclosure law.

Bengals in talks with Warren Sapp

CINCINNATI, March 17 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals are talking to Warren Sapp and have offered the free agent defensive tackle a four-year contract, the Cincinnati Enquirer said Wednesday.

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Clemons agrees to terms with Bengals

CINCINNATI, May 13 (UPI) -- Agent Drew Rosenhaus said Tuesday his client, free agent defensive end Duane Clemons, has agreed to terms on a two-year deal to join new Coach Marvin Lewis and

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Bengals dump Booker

CINCINNATI, April 1 (UPI) -- The Cincinnati Bengals Tuesday released veteran defensive end Vaughn Booker, who missed 10 games last season because of an assortment of injuries.
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John Thornton
ATL2000012622 - 26 JANUARY 2000 - ATLANTA, GEORGIA, USA: Tennessee defensive tackle John Thornton works up a sweat despite frigid temperatures as he and teammates brave sub-zero weather to go through drills at Georgia Tech in downtown, Atlanta January 26. The Titans are preparing for Super Bowl XXXIV, January 30, when they meet the St. Louis Rams. rg/jca/John C. Anderson UPI
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John Jason Thornton (born October 2, 1976 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American football defensive tackle of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at West Virginia.

In addition to four years in Tennsseee, Thornton also played six seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. He retired following the 2008 season.

Thornton attended Scotland School for Veterans' Children, a residential school for relatives of veterans.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Thornton."
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