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Sheriff's deputy fatally shot in Houston while pumping gas
HOUSTON (AP) -- A sheriff's deputy in uniform was shot and killed Friday night while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station, according to authorities....
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Residents across Gulf remember Katrina's might, recovery
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day when the hurricane struck....
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Officials urge residents to stay prepared tropical storm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tropical Storm Erika may be getting weaker, but Florida officials still want residents to be prepared....
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Police: Construction crooner found dead in apparent suicide
NEW YORK (AP) -- A karaoke-loving ironworker who briefly became a New York sensation for his serenades from a subway construction site has been found dead in an apparent suicide, a month after he disappeared from his Queens neighborhood, police said Friday....
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White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people....
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Hawaii awaits hurricane while still recovering from rain
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hurricane Ignacio is expected to continue to strengthen through the weekend and come close to the Hawaiian Islands early next week....
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Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's sex crimes
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors....
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Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics....
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Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with....
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Prosecutors: Charges against activist likely to be dropped
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Prosecutors said Friday that they expect to dismiss child sex-abuse charges against prominent gay rights activist Terry Bean because the alleged victim is unlikely to show up for trial....
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St. Louis leaders agree to minimum wage increase to $11/hour
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The minimum wage in St. Louis would rise to $11 per hour by 2018 under a measure approved Friday....
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Prosecutors to seek death penalty for man in 5 deaths
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Prosecutors said Friday that they will seek the death penalty against a man charged with using a shotgun to kill three people and fatally beating two others in a quiet south Kansas City neighborhood....
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'Candy Man' doctor guilty of issuing illegal prescriptions
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California doctor known as the "Candy Man" was convicted Friday of illegally prescribing powerful painkillers, and authorities said 20 of his patients died....
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3 convicted in anti-government militia plot receive 12 years
ROME, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say three North Georgia men have been sentenced to prison in an anti-government militia plot....
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Ex-Utah judge removed for polygamy killed in semi wreck
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A former Utah judge who was removed from the bench in 2006 for being a polygamist has died after his semi-truck crashed down a ravine, authorities said Friday....
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