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9/11 relatives to get second shot at scholarships
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown after investigations found that the state mishandled the program....
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Rain turns Washington fire scars into muddy rivers
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- A highway in central Washington remained closed on Friday after heavy rains unleashed mudslides that washed down hillsides left barren by wildfires....
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Marathon bombing suspect's lawyers seek dismissal
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) are asking a judge to dismiss indictments and put proceedings in the case on hold over concerns about the jury selection process in federal court....
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Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) -- A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a prostitution ring at a central Texas army base will face a military court martial....
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3 bodies recovered from Mount Rainier identified
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May....
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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?...
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Governors: Deal imminent in supermarket feud
BOSTON (AP) -- The governors of Massachusetts and New Hampshire said Friday they're optimistic the long-running dispute that has hobbled a New England supermarket chain will be resolved, perhaps as soon as this weekend, with an agreement to sell the company to its ousted CEO....
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Questions, answers about Missouri grand juries
A grand jury is considering evidence to determine whether Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9....
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3 Japanese students killed in California car crash
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) -- Three Japanese college students were killed and five others were injured when the car they were in veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday....
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Correction: Baby Sitter Killed story
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- In a story Aug. 21 about an Ogden woman sentenced to prison for her role in the death of her baby sitter, The Associated Press reported erroneously who, according to her attorney, abused the woman in the past. The attorney said she was abused by a previous boyfriend, not a previous husband....
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Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial....
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Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog
MILLS, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours....
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Woman set reservation fire to give friends work
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work....
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Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges
BREWTON, Ala. (AP) -- A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama....
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UN Security Council condemns James Foley's killing
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly" killing of American journalist James Foley and said the Islamic State militant group "must be defeated."...
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