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Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down
COTATI, Calif. (AP) -- A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks....
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Storm slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a fierce storm tore through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs....
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Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims
MIAMI (AP) -- A divided federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war....
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UN says 9 trucks enter Syria from Turkey with aid
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. official says nine trucks carrying humanitarian supplies have entered Syria from Turkey, using one of four border crossings recently authorized by the U.N. Security Council to speed delivery of aid to millions in need....
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Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found
PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard has found wreckage from an airplane piloted by an Indiana teenager who was killed when he crashed during an around-the-world flight, a Coast Guard spokesman said Thursday....
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Iowa man convicted of killing pregnant wife
DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) -- Jurors convicted an Iowa man Thursday of killing his pregnant wife after his third time on trial, rejecting his claims that an unknown intruder shot her while he was in the shower....
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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America....
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Dad charged after fallen dresser kills 2 toddlers
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- The father of two toddlers who died after a dresser fell on them is facing involuntary manslaughter charges because he heard a crash and didn't immediately check on his daughters, a prosecutor said Thursday....
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Bombardier restructuring cuts 1,800 jobs globally
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations....
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Ga. teen sues for in-home classes during pregnancy
ATLANTA (AP) -- A Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest....
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Slaying of Fla. law professor is a seeming mystery
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Detectives say Florida State University law school professor Daniel Markel was shot in the head - but won't say whether he was shot from the front or back. They say he was gunned down at his home in broad daylight - but won't say if he was found inside the house or outside. They released a photo of a vehicle of interest, but wouldn't confirm exactly where the car was seen or even the make and model....
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Alaska tourist train derails, leaving 19 injured
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush suspended operations while it investigates a derailment that left 19 people with minor injuries, officials said....
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Wine collector set for sentencing on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sentencing for a California wine collector convicted of selling fake wine was postponed on Thursday after his lawyers claimed that the government inflated the size of the fraud....
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Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis....
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Ohio State University fires marching band director
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State University has fired the director of its celebrated marching band amid allegations he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment....
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