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Police: Ambush suspect probably hiding in woods
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police paused to pay tribute to their fallen comrade, then got back to work hunting for the man suspected as his killer - a self-taught survivalist they are trying to flush out of dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland....
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Utah doctor to be sentenced for killing wife
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A doctor who was convicted of murder after his wife was found drugged and dead in the bathtub of their Utah home will be sentenced Friday in the case that became a true-crime, cable TV obsession....
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Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site....
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Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California judge's initial ruling against a tech entrepreneur seeking access to records kept secret in government databases detailing the comings and goings of millions of cars in the San Diego area via license plate scans was the second legal setback within a month for privacy advocates....
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Search to resume for Texas deputy missing in flood
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy is set to resume Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings....
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Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol....
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Vets work to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Veterinarians on Thursday worked to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters....
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Crash sends truck dangling over Oregon bridge rail
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A driver has been cited after a truck hauling lumber products crashed at an Umpqua River bridge in southern Oregon Thursday, leaving the truck's trailer hanging over the bridge railing....
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Sheriff: Fla. man kills 6 grandchildren, daughter
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- A once-convicted felon killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at the man's home in a small North Florida town Thursday, a sheriff said....
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San Diego school police to return military vehicle
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego's school district plans to return a military surplus vehicle obtained by its police department after negative reaction....
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Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday....
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Police search causes lockdown at Phoenix airport
PHOENIX (AP) -- The busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on lockdown for more than three hours Thursday as police searched for a suspect in a shooting in nearby Tempe before making the arrest....
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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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Prosecutors charge woman who claimed abduction
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Michigan say they've charged an 18-year-old woman with causing a false police report to be filed after she was reported missing and found a day later....
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Feds release $71.5M withheld during migrant crisis
MIAMI (AP) -- Groups that provide refugee services across the United States expressed relief Thursday after the federal government announced the release of $71.5 million it had reprogrammed in June to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year....
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