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Pizza shop gunman says he regrets how handled the situation
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- The man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant said he regrets how he handled the situation but refused to completely dismiss the false online claims involving a child sex ring that brought him there....
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Police: Teen killed trying stunt at Brooklyn subway stop
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say a New York City teen has died after attempting to perform a dangerous stunt at a subway station in Brooklyn....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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The Latest: DC pizza shop suspect says he regrets situation
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the man accused of firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant while investigating an online hoax (all times local):...
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Authorities think escaped inmate stabbed police officer
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina authorities are searching for an escaped maximum-security inmate who's suspected of stabbing a police officer....
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Suspended novels return to school shelves in Virginia county
ACCOMAC, Va. (AP) -- Two classic American novels, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "To Kill a Mockingbird," will immediately return to public school library shelves in a Virginia county....
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Southern drought relents but not over, despite recent rains
ATLANTA (AP) -- Recent showers and storms across much of the South have eased the severe drought in the region, but experts say it wasn't enough to make up for months of dry conditions before the rain finally fell....
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Alabama scheduled to execute man for clerk's 1994 killing
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama is preparing to execute an inmate convicted in the 1994 killing of a convenience store clerk....
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Driver of deadly crash had history of accidents, seizures
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The man who crashed a Baltimore school bus into a transit bus, killing himself and five other people, had been in at least a dozen car accidents in the past five years, had a history of seizures and other medical issues, and recently had his commercial driver's license privileges suspended because of an outdated medical certificate, according to federal transportation investigators....
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Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus incident....
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College roommates among Oakland warehouse fire victims
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- A fun-loving computer science graduate and 21-year-old college roommates were among the 36 people killed when fire engulfed a dance party inside an Oakland warehouse....
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Defense focuses on penalty, not guilt in church shooting
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The attorneys defending Dylann Roof in the Charleston church shooting trial are largely conceding his guilt in the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at Emanuel AME Church. Their attention is on keeping their client out of the death chamber....
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Jurors deliberating in fatal 2-by-4 beating trial
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Jurors are deliberating in the trial of a man accused of beating a Rhode Island junk car dealer to death with a two-by-four over a deal gone wrong....
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Christmas tree farmer returns wedding band lost 15 years ago
WHITE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A Christmas tree farmer has found and returned a wedding ring a New Jersey man lost roughly 15 years ago....
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Chicago officer convicted of perjury, 2 officers acquitted
CHICAGO (AP) -- A Cook County judge has found a Chicago Police officer guilty of perjury for lying under oath during a drug trial but acquitted his supervisor and a suburban officer....
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