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Ex-Chicago official to be sentenced in red-light camera case
CHICAGO (AP) -- A former Chicago transportation official is to be sentenced after he was convicted of taking bribes to steer $100 million in red-light camera contracts to a company in Phoenix....
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Malcolm X postcards to Cleveland woman sell for $56,000
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A set of 16 postcards from civil rights activist Malcolm X to a woman in Cleveland has been sold at auction for more than $56,000....
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Sheriff: Intruder smashes through window, attacks residents
STUART, Fla. (AP) -- A 19-year-old man is accused of smashing through the front window of a Florida home and attacking a woman and her son....
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Tropical depression moving into the Gulf of Mexico
MIAMI (AP) -- A tropical depression that formed in the Florida Straits was moving into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico early Monday and the U.S. National Hurricane Center said it could soon become a tropical storm....
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Deputies: UPS driver shot by man's errant crossbow bolt
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities in Alabama say a man was practicing with his crossbow in his front yard when he accidentally shot a United Parcel Service driver in the chest....
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Officials: Woman driving on rim sparks California wildfires
SAN ANDREAS, Calif. (AP) -- Fire officials in southern California say a car driven by a woman high on drugs has sparked several wildfires that so far have burned 450 acres and prompted evacuations....
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Florida baby struck by bullet from drive-by while sleeping
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- A baby is recovering after authorities in Florida say she was struck by a bullet from a drive-by shooting as she slept in her home....
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2 dead, 36 hurt after bus hits fire truck, more vehicles
LAPLACE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State Police say a Honduran man who had entered the United States illegally was driving a bus carrying flood recovery workers that hit a firetruck on a highway, killing two people and injuring dozens....
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Officer pulls man from tracks just before train arrives
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey Transit police officer is being hailed as a hero for pulling a man from train tracks in northern New Jersey last week....
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10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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Memorial Mass for 2 nuns killed in their Mississippi home
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- A memorial Mass will be held Monday for two 68-year-old nuns who were killed in their Mississippi home, even as authorities continue to investigate the stabbing. A man from about 15 miles away has confessed without giving a reason, according to the sheriff....
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3 inmates escape from detention center in Louisiana
NATCHITOCHES, La. (AP) -- Authorities are searching for three inmates who escaped from a detention center in Louisiana....
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Quotations in the News
"She's one of my best friends in the world. All of my adult life I've looked up to her even though she's younger than me." -R&B artist Drake, who presented the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award to Rihanna at the 2016 VMAs....
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Crews to retrieve plane from lake; 2 men still missing
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Fire Department says crews plan to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed last week into the muddy bottom of the lake just north of New Orleans....
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Drones meet drought in skies of storied California farmland
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) -- A drone whirred to life in a cloud of dust, then shot hundreds of feet skyward for a bird's-eye view of a vast tomato field in California's Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region....
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