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Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen....
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Construction halted on tower near Brooklyn arena
NEW YORK (AP) -- A contractor has halted construction on a prefabricated residential high-rise near Brooklyn's Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal train yards....
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Cops: Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at New York's LaGuardia Airport....
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Denny's pops the cork on its first Manhattan diner
NEW YORK (AP) -- Denny's is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location....
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Military pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers....
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In Texas, big school finance questions remain
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take - and how those funds should be divvied up - isn't likely to get sorted anytime soon....
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Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism....
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Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" - the German equivalent of "cheers."...
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In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date....
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Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began....
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High school buddies followed similar path to jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes....
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APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive
DETROIT (AP) -- Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday....
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FEMA denies Hawaii's post-storm disaster request
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii's request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle....
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Southern California gets more waves as storm eases
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- High surf generated by a former hurricane in the eastern Pacific rolled onto Southern California beaches again Thursday, showing signs of diminishing but still bringing warnings of possible property damage and dangerous rip currents....
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2 California counties ask to form separate state
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Representatives of two counties in far Northern California petitioned state officials Thursday for the right to form a 51st state called Jefferson, formally asking state lawmakers to vote on their proposal....
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