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Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania....
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Bankruptcy judge OKs $2.9M W.Va. spill settlement
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill....
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Senate: China hacked military contractor networks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate investigators are blaming China for almost a dozen successful hacker break-ins of computer networks belonging to Pentagon contractors....
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Crews battle California fire's explosive growth
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences....
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List of 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' recipients
CHICAGO (AP) -- The following 21 fellows will each receive $625,000 over the next five years from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation:...
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Teen accused of stealing car, running over officer
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) -- Police say a 13-year-old Colorado boy stole his parents' car, ran over an officer's leg and rammed three patrol cars before being struck with a stun gun and arrested....
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Pa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a federal office building in Washington....
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Fatal crash hurts officer before Arizona commute
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car, closing a major Phoenix-area freeway before the Wednesday morning commute....
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Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago....
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Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal commission working to build a memorial honoring President Dwight D. Eisenhower near the National Mall is considering Wednesday whether to move forward with architect Frank Gehry's design after years of controversy over the project....
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Girl, 8, dies after nine-story fall from apartment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say an 8-year-old girl who fell nine stories from a west Philadelphia apartment building has died....
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Pacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) -- The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile moved into Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks....
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3 arraigned in disappearance of Mass. boy
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Three Massachusetts residents charged with hindering the investigation into the disappearance and death of a 5-year-old boy have been arraigned in Superior Court....
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Former Ohio deputy arrested in colleague's slaying
MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) -- A former sheriff's deputy fatally shot an ex-colleague more than three decades ago because the victim had fired him for inappropriate conduct, authorities said....
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New Jersey firefighters face discipline for banner
MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Officials in a southern New Jersey town plan to discipline some volunteer firefighters after a sign drew unwanted attention....
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