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Evacuated families wait for smoke from rail spill to clear
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Thousands of eastern Tennessee residents have been displaced after a CSX train car carrying hazardous material derailed and caught fire, forcing their evacuation....
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Wisconsin man accused of threatening to kill President Obama
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin man is being detained in a mental health facility after authorities say he told a security guard he planned to kill President Barack Obama....
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Authorities: Suspect high on meth during Arizona killings
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The mystery surrounding a missing Phoenix-area couple has been solved with the discovery of their bodies buried 6 feet under a yard and the arrest of a suspect, who told authorities he was high on methamphetamine the night of the killings....
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Woman shot to death at busy San Francisco tourist attraction
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Kathryn "Kate" Steinle was out for an evening stroll with her father along the San Francisco waterfront when she was killed by a man who police said she didn't know....
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Quotations in the News
"If the court approves this proposal, BP will be getting off easy and `we the people' will not be fully compensated for the natural resource damages that we suffered, and the law requires that the public is made whole for those damages." - Jacqueline Savitz, U.S. vice president for Oceana, after the oil giant agreed to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to nearly $54 billion....
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2 killed, 1 wounded in Northern California shooting
COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer....
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) -- Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century....
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Sheriff: Oregon man, suspected in parents' death, kills self
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon man accused of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his jail cell, authorities said....
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Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
BOSTON (AP) -- New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet....
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Meth in toaster among many drug parcels sent to Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal agents last month intercepted a package mailed to Hawaii from Southern California containing a toaster oven. Hidden inside the four-slice toaster, there appeared to be 6 pounds of crystal meth....
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Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway
IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) -- Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the van on the side of the freeway....
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Honeymoon is over for Greek couple who went penniless in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Newlyweds Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' long-planned "dream trip" to the U.S. ended in New York City, where their three-week honeymoon quickly turned into a nightmare: Their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined and they were left penniless....
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Oklahoma court to look at blocking Tulsa grand jury probe
The Oklahoma Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether to stop a grand jury investigation into an embattled sheriff whose longtime friend and volunteer deputy fatally shot an unarmed man....
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Police detain man found in NC mall with rifle, ammunition
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities in North Carolina say they have detained a man walking through a mall with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, and multiple rounds of ammunition....
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Colorado camp resort for pot users falls through
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing....
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