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North Carolina flight has rough landing at Florida airport
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- An American Airlines flight from North Carolina had a rough landing at a Florida airport....
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North Carolina woman admits to faking bomb threat at church
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina woman has admitted to faking a bomb threat at a church when she told authorities an Arab man had delivered a suspicious package and threatened her with a knife....
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Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
STUART, Fla. (AP) -- As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem....
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Driver impaled by flying debris on Atlanta-area highway
SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) -- A woman is recovering after police say a sharp piece of debris flew through her windshield and impaled her in the neck while she was driving outside of Atlanta....
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Lowering the flag: Some examples of half-staff tributes
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens and victims of mass killings and disasters, The Associated Press found in analyzing information from all 50 states and the federal government....
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Husband surprises wife with 500 roses after chemo treatment
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- A dozen roses simply weren't enough for a Nebraska man who wanted "to do something special" for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment. So, he raised money and surprised her with 500....
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Hurricane-proof welcome center opening on Alabama coast
GRAND BAY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama is adding a new tool in its plan to prepare for tropical weather: a hurricane-proof welcome center near the coast....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Man accused in Jewish Center bomb plot faces new charge
MIAMI (AP) -- A South Florida man accused of trying to detonate a bomb at a synagogue and Jewish school during Passover observances is facing a new charge....
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After 16 years, man in 'Serial' murder case to get new trial
BALTIMORE (AP) -- After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast "Serial" has a chance at freedom....
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Judge blocks Mississippi law on objections to gay marriage
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people....
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'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- A report of an "active shooter" at a military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed turned out to be a false alarm, though it locked down the base for more than an hour....
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Man killed by bear had plenty of backcountry experience
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the wild and vast forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks....
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Quotations in the News
"Our mission is to defend this country, and we don't want barriers unrelated to a person's qualification to serve preventing us from recruiting or retaining the soldier, sailor, airman, or Marine who can best accomplish the mission." - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, upon announcing that transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military....
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Police: Madison officer fatally shoots man in home invasion
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Madison police say an officer fatally shot a man after he emerged from a lake, broke into a home and "aggressed" toward the officer with a pitchfork....
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