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NYPD monitoring Britain terror precautions
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says the city is closely following developments overseas after Britain raised its terror threat level....
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Hershey takes wraps off new corporate logo
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- The Hershey Company is rolling out a new corporate logo that features a stylized version of one of its most famous chocolate products....
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Correction: Synthetic Drug Overdoses story
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- In a story Aug. 28 about the sentencing of a man in a North Dakota drug case, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Debbie Bjerk, whose son Christian Bjerk died after ingesting a synthetic drug. She said, "There are no human words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss," not "There are no healing words I can say today that can convey the magnitude of our loss."...
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Military pilot in Virginia F-15 crash identified
WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- The pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains has been identified as Lt. Col. Morris Fontenot Jr....
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Crocodile that bit 2 men dies during capture
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) -- An American crocodile that bit two swimmers in a South Florida canal has died....
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Marines deactivate decorated 'Walking Dead' unit
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."...
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Prosecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why did the McDonnells accept?...
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Lawyer: Rosa Parks artifacts sold for $4.5M
DETROIT (AP) -- A lawyer says the purchase price for hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks is $4.5 million....
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Beer gardens helping Milwaukee County budgets
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Oversized mugs of beer clink together as drinkers sitting under a canopy of trees in a Milwaukee public park listen to live accordion music and proclaim "Prost!" - the German equivalent of "cheers."...
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Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly."...
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Family sues Georgia police after death in custody
ATLANTA (AP) -- The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said....
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Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad
NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child....
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In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date....
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Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut officials examined a school bus company's records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus, and authorities learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge....
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NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
NEW YORK (AP) -- A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper....
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