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3 Japanese students killed in California car crash
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday....
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Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach left a suicide note that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself....
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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries
SEATTLE (AP) -- The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier....
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Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are more victims....
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Ex-Va. governor: CEO's loans not inappropriate
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that there was nothing inappropriate about accepting gifts and loans from a wealthy vitamin entrepreneur who had asked nothing of him other than routine political courtesies and calling his father on his 80th birthday....
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Snowy owl that survived bus hit dies in Minnesota
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The snowy owl that captured the nation's capital attention when it perched at The Washington Post building and survived being hit by a bus has died....
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2 parolees charged in suburban Chicago standoff
CHICAGO (AP) -- Two parolees have been charged with holding two adults and six children hostage in a 20-hour standoff in a Chicago suburb....
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Southwest jet makes emergency landing in Dallas
DALLAS (AP) -- A Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff....
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Colorado dropping Arapaho spellings for dorms
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- The University of Colorado is backing away from a proposal to name two of its dorms after two Arapaho chiefs using the tribe's traditional spellings....
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Lawsuit filed over immigrants' access to lawyers
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A coalition of lawyers has filed a lawsuit against federal immigration authorities, claiming detainees at a New Mexico detention center aren't getting proper legal representation....
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Friends: Jeffords took Vermont roots to Washington
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Friends, family and fellow politicians say the late U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords took his Vermont roots with him to Washington....
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Oops: County wrongly figured blood-alcohol levels
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- People who told police they were not that drunk while driving may have been right in one Pennsylvania county....
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Washington wildfire burn scars turn into mudslides
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- Rain unleashed mudslides on land left bare by wildfires, washing down hillsides and damaging homes and closing highways in north central Washington....
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Pope Francis offers condolences on Szoka's death
DETROIT (AP) -- Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh)....
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2 kids hurt in fall from Ferris wheel
CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan....
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