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Several blazes thrust Northern California into fire season
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season Thursday with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes....
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Governor allows parole for California school bus hijacker
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer....
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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path....
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Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher's license suspended
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself" before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended....
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APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI....
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Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail....
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911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The urgent call went out across a police radio only minutes after gunfire erupted inside a Lafayette movie theater: The suspect was inside an auditorium and had reloaded his gun....
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GOP criticizes 'offensive' posts of NC elections appointee
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina Republican Party officials said Thursday they were unaware of racially tinged social media posts by a man appointed to a county elections board and are urging him to step down....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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FBI: Suspect in Montana shooting says victim laughed at him
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- An 18-year-old Wyoming man accused of robbing and shooting three members of a family after asking for roadside help told investigators he opened fire after one of the victims laughed at him, an FBI agent said in a court filing Thursday....
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Maryland governor to close Baltimore detention center
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland's governor announced plans Thursday to immediately shut down Baltimore's state-run jail, where inmates and guards ran a criminal conspiracy inside vermin-infested, 19th-century walls and thwarted decades of attempted reforms....
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Jury awards $47.8 million in NYC crane collapse civil case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City jury on Thursday awarded $47.8 million to the families of two men killed in 2008 when a construction crane collapsed....
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City mourns as teen charged in killing appears in court
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A teenage boy accused of raping and killing an 8-year-old neighbor appeared in court briefly Thursday as flags around this small California town flew at half-staff in honor of the girl....
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The Latest: Fired Ohio officer posts bail, gets out of jail
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in the case of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):...
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APNewsBreak: Man confesses in fatal shooting of Vegas mother
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The 19-year-old man accused of fatally shooting a mother in a Las Vegas neighborhood said he mistook her for drug thugs who had threatened him and his family, according to a taped confession that defense attorneys want tossed out of the puzzling murder case initially thought to be a road-rage killing....
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