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Utility drones could inspect equipment, scan for outages
LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) -- When tornadoes and hurricanes topple power lines in the future, flying drones might be the first to pinpoint the damage....
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America welcomes July 4 with hot dogs, cool music, cold beer
As the nation celebrates America's birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country:...
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Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor....
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Fireworks shoot into Colorado crowd; 9 suffer minor burns
AVON, Colo. (AP) -- Officials say nine people suffered minor burns during an accident at a fireworks show in Colorado....
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Quotations in the News
"This is not a protest. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail." - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a rally in Athens, imploring a "no" vote in Sunday's bailout referendum....
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66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A technical crew with The Orlando Eye safely evacuated all 66 stranded riders from the largest Ferris wheel on East Coast, an incident that shut down the attraction that towers 400 feet over central Florida, authorities said....
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San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man suspected in the shooting death of a woman at a busy San Francisco tourist destination has seven felony convictions and has been deported five times, most recently in 2009, a federal agency said Friday....
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Medical helicopter crashes in Frisco; 3 escape
FRISCO, Colo. (AP) -- Three people were injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter exploded and burst into flames during take-off near Frisco, according to firefighters....
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Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City man in a wheelchair has been arrested two days after he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, authorities announced Friday....
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Hundreds of Arizona inmates to be moved following riot
KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) -- About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable....
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Coast Guard suspends Alaska search for overboard crew member
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Coast Guard has suspended a search for a cruise ship crew member who was reported overboard off Alaska....
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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients....
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Another 1700s Massachusetts home hit by vehicle
HALIFAX, Mass. (AP) -- For the second time in two days, an 18th century Massachusetts home has been heavily damaged in a car crash....
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Former sheriff who helped shape modern Las Vegas dies at 88
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Longtime Clark County Sheriff Ralph Lamb, a prominent figure credited with shaping Las Vegas' modern history, has died....
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Man killed as external stairway collapses in California
FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) -- A stairway collapse at a Northern California apartment building has killed a man....
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