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Ships rescue 46 people from sinking boat off Alaska islands
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two ships brought 46 people to safety after they abandoned their sinking fishing boat and boarded life rafts off Alaska's Aleutian Islands....
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Officials identify woman fatally shot on Alabama highway
OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities have identified a woman who was shot and killed inside a moving car on an Alabama highway....
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Prosecutors: $3 million lottery winner bought, sold meth
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia man who reportedly used part of his $3 million in lottery winnings to deal drugs has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and firearm charges....
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Officer's trial exposes fault lines over police shootings
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) -- It's a familiar story: an unarmed black male killed at the hands of a white law enforcement officer. But it didn't take place in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, or any of the other cities most recently at the center of discussions about police use of force and race....
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Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A new report says shooting deaths of law enforcement officers have spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year....
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Arizona sheriff: 3 slain in possible murder-suicide
PHOENIX (AP) -- Authorities found the bodies of a mother and her two children inside a home in suburban Phoenix in what could be a case of murder-suicide, officials said....
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Pretrial motions heard for fifth officer in prisoner death
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Pretrial motions are scheduled to begin for a Baltimore police officer facing criminal charges in the arrest and subsequent death of a young man black whose neck was broken in a police van....
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Dark smoke hangs over scenic stretch of California coast
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire was fouling the summer season on a beloved and scenic stretch of the California coast, where smoke and the threat of flames forced the closure of state parks near Big Sur....
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As Fed ends meeting, few expect much clarity on next hike
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With consumers spending and employers hiring more freely, the U.S. economy has fared better of late. But when the Federal Reserve ends its latest policy meeting Wednesday, most analysts think it will signal that it wants to see further gains before raising interest rates again....
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Nightclub shooting latest for city seeing rise in violence
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- A couple of doors down from Club Blu, where a young man and a 14-year-old boy were killed while attending a teen party, shop owner Idis Edouard hoisted a rod above his head to gently move a girl's blue dress aside....
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Quotations in the News
"We just put the biggest crack in that glass ceiling yet." - Hillary Clinton in a live video address to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia after she became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House....
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Powerball Jackpot-Top 10 largest US Jackpots
The Powerball drawing on Wednesday will give lottery players a shot at a jackpot of $422 million, which would rank as the nation's 11th largest lottery payout. Here's a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots and the winners' home states:...
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Powerball jackpot $422 million after months without winner
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The Powerball jackpot has soared to $422 million thanks to nearly three months without a winner of the big prize....
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Higher bond sought for man accused of shooting officer
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- St. Louis County prosecutors are seeking to increase the bond for a man accused of shooting a police officer in the neck, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down....
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US Navy sued over live-fire training plan in Pacific
HONOLULU (AP) -- Community members and an environmental group on Wednesday sued the U.S. Navy, the Department of Defense and the secretary of defense over a plan to turn two Pacific islands into live-fire testing sites....
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