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Illinois residents expect quiet holiday weekend amid manhunt
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual....
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1 student killed, 2 injured at Sacramento college
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Police hunted for a gunman Thursday night who opened fire at a Sacramento college parking lot, killing one student and wounding two others, officials said....
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Officials: 3 hurt in University of Arkansas machete attack
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Officials say a man with a machete injured two people during an attack in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus....
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Philly businesses wary, excited by prospect of papal crowds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit - if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures....
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20 states that subsidize horse racing with casino money
Of the 48 states with legalized gambling, 20 designate a portion of casino table game and electronic gambling machine revenues to support the horse racing industry:...
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The Latest: Funeral arrangements announced for slain officer
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):...
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2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view....
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Police: 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16, in Missouri
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion....
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Man faces charges after tweeting 'kill all the white people'
LA PLATA, Md. (AP) -- Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged after he tweeted about killing "all the white people" in a Maryland town....
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California governor offers $3.6 billion annual highway plan
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown's administration is proposing to spend $3.6 billion a year for repairs to California's crumbling transportation infrastructure, with some of the money to come from a $65 annual fee on vehicle registrations and increases in diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation....
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North Dakota frat probed in alleged assault, anti-gay taunts
A gay man believes his outfit of metallic red shorts and a tank top was what triggered what he said was an assault and homophobic taunting during a weekend incident at a University of North Dakota fraternity house that police are investigating....
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Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River
COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) -- Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday....
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Report faults VA management for construction cost overruns
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Huge cost overruns and long delays at new VA hospitals in Colorado, Florida and Louisiana were caused by multiple design changes, mismanaged contracts or poor budget controls, according to Army Corps of Engineers reports released Thursday....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Judge: Suspect's confession OK in California pier shooting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A judge declined Thursday to toss out the confession of a suspect charged with murder in a San Francisco shooting at the center of the national immigration debate....
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