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Highlights of some perimeter breaches at major US airports
An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February....
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Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports
The squeeze began after The Associated Press revealed that intruders hop fences, slip past guardhouses and crash cars through gates at the nation's busiest airports far more often than the public realizes. Since publication of that investigation last spring, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has clamped down on the release of information about airport perimeter breaches. But using litigation and public records requests, the AP is now able to document 345 breaches dati...
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AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches....
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Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) -- About 20 homes were damaged Wednesday night in a rural area of northern Kansas after a tornado passed through but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the Kansas Highway Patrol said....
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AP investigation finds an intruder breaches a major US airport perimeter fence, gate every...
AP (AP) -- - AP investigation finds an intruder breaches a major US airport perimeter fence, gate every 10 days....
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Long missing frog, turtle species making return to Yosemite
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A type of frog made famous by Mark Twain will soon be hopping through Yosemite National Park after a long absence....
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Tapes: Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) -- Drew Peterson was planning an alcohol-fueled prison celebration after arranging for another inmate's uncle to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in his ex-wife's death, according to wiretapped conversations played in court....
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Officials release identities of skydiving crash victims
HONOLULU (AP) -- Kauai officials have released the names of the five people who died after a skydiving tour plane crashed and caught fire in Hawaii on Monday....
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Asian stocks mixed amid concerns oil rally unsustainable
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday amid worries about a U.S. rate hike and that a rally in oil prices may not be sustainable....
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Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure....
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Missing hiker found dead last year kept journal of ordeal
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- An Appalachian Trail hiker whose remains were discovered last year survived at least 26 days after getting lost, kept a journal of her ordeal and ultimately resigned herself to the idea she was going to die and it could be years before her remains were located, according to investigatory documents....
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Latest: Highway Patrol: 20 homes damaged in Kansas storms
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) -- The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the central U.S. (all times local):...
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Man convicted of trying to sell weapons to Colombia rebels
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Romanian citizen has been convicted in New York of conspiring to sell military-grade weapons in Europe to informants who said they wanted to shoot down American helicopters in Colombia....
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Man arrested for dragging dog behind truck in Washington
VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Police have arrested a man for dragging a dog behind his truck in Vancouver....
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Missouri man charged in shooting death of 8-month-old son
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A Missouri father was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his 8-month-old son - a shooting an investigator says happened after the man threatened his wife who told him during a car ride she wanted a divorce....
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