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Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths
CHICAGO (AP) -- The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:...
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A look at the case of Texas man killed by deputies
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a San Antonio-area man by sheriff's deputies is drawing scrutiny because the man had both hands in the air at the time he was shot. Officials say a video appears to show 41-year-old Gilbert Flores was armed with a knife during the confrontation Friday outside a home northwest of San Antonio, and are examining the images as part of their investigation....
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Specially trained dogs help out farmers with disabilities
MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The demanding daily chores of a farmer were always a little different for Alda Owen, who is legally blind, able to see some blurry shapes and very close objects but not much else....
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Judge may set murder trial in San Francisco pier shooting
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco judge is deciding whether to schedule a murder trial for a Mexican national deported from the United States five times before shooting a young woman - a death that became the focus of the national immigration debate....
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3 to be sentenced for rock throwing that injured teacher
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three young men will soon learn their sentences for a rock-throwing incident last year that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio schoolteacher as she passed through Pennsylvania in the dead of night....
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Teens take on preservation work at national monuments
AT THE BOTTOM OF FRIJOLES CANYON, N.M. (AP) -- With the sun blazing overhead, the crew of Native American youth tries to work quickly. Their hands are covered with dry, cracked mud as they repair the stone walls that make up one of the more prominent cultural sites at Bandelier National Monument....
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Hunt for 3 suspects widens after Illinois officer's death
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities broadened the hunt Wednesday for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledged that they had no indication the men were still in the area where the slaying happened....
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The Latest: Heavy police presence near where officer shot
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):...
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Judge refuses to drop charges against police in Gray death
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Baltimore judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss charges against six police officers in connection with the death of a black man from injuries he suffered while in custody. The judge also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case....
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Shootout at Los Angeles funeral leaves 1 critically injured
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A shootout at the Los Angeles funeral for a man killed in a gang attack has left one person critically wounded....
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2 soldiers injured after Black Hawk helicopter hard landing
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) -- Fort Carson says a Black Hawk helicopter landed hard in a suburban Denver forest in Douglas County, injuring two soldiers onboard....
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Vigil held for Illinois police officer nearing retirement
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it....
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Police cruiser hit by gunfire, crashes, catches fire
MILLIS, Mass. (AP) -- Police are looking for a gunman who fired at a police cruiser in a town southwest of Boston, and schools are being closed as a precaution....
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Ex-corporal: Tulsa sheriff failed to act on deputy criticism
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma sheriff's corporal said Wednesday that the leader of the department should have taken action after an internal memo raised questions about the training and workplace behavior of a volunteer deputy who later fatally shot an unarmed man....
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Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ruth Newman was just a child living on an outlying ranch when the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 struck, but her memory of that day never faded, her daughter said....
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