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Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death
VERNON, Conn. (AP) -- A man fatally shot himself in the head earlier this month during a game of Russian roulette that was seen by a friend during a video chat, according to an arrest warrant affidavit released this week....
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Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Inadequate regulation of the bait fish trade and carelessness on the part of anglers may be allowing invasive species - including widely feared Asian carp - to reach the Great Lakes and inland waterways, according to a scientific paper released Thursday....
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UN: Armed group detains 43 peacekeepers in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An armed group detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers during fighting in Syria early Thursday and another 81 peacekeepers are trapped, the United Nations said....
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Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding was expected Thursday in Southern California as the coast felt the ripple effects of Tropical Storm Marie churning off the Mexican coast....
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US economy grew at brisk 4.2 pct. rate in Q2
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy grew at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent in the April-June quarter, the government said Thursday, slightly faster than it had first estimated....
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Ohio driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment....
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USDA launches new dairy insurance program
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says dairy farmers can begin signing up Sept. 2 for a new program that replaces old subsidies....
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UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council is preparing to meet in emergency session on the growing crisis in Ukraine....
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Workers cheer restored Market Basket CEO
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) -- Hours after reaching an agreement to buy the company, the restored chief of New England's Market Basket supermarket chain celebrated with workers in a rally at headquarters Thursday, saying he loved them and appreciated their efforts in helping him regain control....
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4 killed in New Mexico crash of medical flight
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico authorities say all four people aboard a medical flight were killed when the plane crashed in Las Cruces....
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Woman dead after being hit by bus at Burning Man
BLACK ROCK DESERT, Nev. (AP) -- Officials say a woman was struck and killed by a bus that was carrying passengers around the Burning Man festival in Nevada's Black Rock Desert....
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CDC worker flown home to US over Ebola concerns
ATLANTA (AP) -- Health officials say a CDC staff member who worked in close proximity to someone with the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa has been flown by charter jet back home to Atlanta to monitor potential symptoms....
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Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them....
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Blast at BP refinery sparks fire, rattles homes
WHITING, Ind. (AP) -- An explosion at BP oil refinery in northwestern Indiana along Lake Michigan rattled nearby homes and sparked a fire that was later extinguished, but it didn't cause any major injuries or halt production at the facility, a company official said Thursday....
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Connecticut school bus driver charged with DUI
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- A school bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with driving drunk with 20 students on her bus....
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