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Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers....
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Manatees may soon lose endangered species status
MIAMI (AP) -- As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles....
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'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."...
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Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng....
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Closing arguments set in former Va. governor trial
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Closing arguments are scheduled in the public corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen....
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Construction halted on tower near Brooklyn arena
NEW YORK (AP) -- A contractor has halted construction on a prefabricated residential high-rise near Brooklyn's Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal train yards....
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Cops: Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at New York's LaGuardia Airport....
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Denny's pops the cork on its first Manhattan diner
NEW YORK (AP) -- Denny's is popping the cork on its first Manhattan location....
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In Texas, big school finance questions remain
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. But how much more money it will take - and how those funds should be divvied up - isn't likely to get sorted anytime soon....
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Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism....
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Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" - the German equivalent of "cheers."...
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In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, marking the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date....
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Autopsy doesn't say why Oklahoma inmate writhed
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An autopsy on an Oklahoma inmate who died after his troubled execution was halted concluded that he was killed by the lethal drugs, but it doesn't explain why he writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after the process began....
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High school buddies followed similar path to jihad
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes....
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