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UN Security Council condemns James Foley's killing
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council condemned the "heinous and cowardly" killing of American journalist James Foley and said the Islamic State militant group "must be defeated."...
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Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges
BREWTON, Ala. (AP) -- A former high school band director charged with having sex with students in Alabama says "there's always more than one side to the story."...
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3 indicted in case of missing Massachusetts boy
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Three people accused of misleading police officers investigating the disappearance of a 5-year-old boy who later was found dead were indicted by a grand jury on Friday....
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Bond set at $825K for accused Tulsa officer
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Bond for a veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend has been set at $825,000....
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Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog
MILLS, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours....
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Police: Victim whose husband ate pot had insurance
DENVER (AP) -- A police detective testified Friday that a woman who was found shot to death after telling a 911 operator her husband had eaten marijuana candy had a $340,000 life insurance policy....
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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?...
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Firefighters still in hospital after ice stunt
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."...
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Correction: Oil Spill-Land Conservation story
HOUSTON (AP) -- In a story Aug. 21 about a new state park planned for southeast Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money from a BP and Transocean fund that was used to buy the land. It was $34.5 million, not $32 million. The AP also misidentified the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's executive director, Carter Smith, as the head of its nonprofit fundraising partner, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Lastly, it was the state agency, not the foundati...
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College mourns 3 students killed in crash
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) -- Three Japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday....
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Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself....
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Passenger charged in pre-flight cellphone dispute
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cleveland authorities say a traveler who refused to turn off his cellphone and fought with flight attendants as a plane taxied for takeoff has been jailed and charged with aggravated disorderly conduct....
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Woman set reservation fire to give friends work
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department said Friday an Oregon woman pleaded guilty in May to starting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation last year because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work....
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Embattled NY jail's investigations chief quits
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of internal investigations at the embattled Rikers Island jail complex resigned Friday amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths....
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Friends: Jeffords took Vermont roots to Washington
RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Sen. Jim Jeffords left his mark on the state and the nation during more than 30 years in Washington, but family and friends said he never lost his affinity for the Vermont countryside or let his position eclipse his love for his family and the simple things in life....
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