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Tornado slams Virginia campground; 2 dead
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Albert Thorn awoke in his rental cottage Thursday to the sound of heavy rain and wind. Then, there was screaming. Within minutes, the sky turned dark, cellphones pinged with emergency messages and a tornado tore through a popular campground, ripping awnings from trailers and flipping RVs on their sides....
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Doctor: Patient killed caseworker before gunfight
DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night....
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Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death....
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As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain
FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) -- The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes....
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2 women guilty in California nightclub beating
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub....
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Gang violence, fears for children fuel rush to US
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America....
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Cuban hijacker appeals 20-year US prison sentence
MIAMI (AP) -- An American who hijacked a jetliner to Cuba decades ago is appealing the 20-year prison sentence he received after pleading guilty to U.S. kidnapping charges....
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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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2 women convicted of deadly OC nightclub beating
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- An Orange County jury has convicted two women of kicking to death a third woman during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub....
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Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded
DETROIT (AP) -- A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday....
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Texas prosecutor seeks to clear convicted rapist
DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas man who said he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial may soon be exonerated, the Dallas County district attorney said Thursday....
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Alaska vintage tourist train to resume Friday
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A vintage rail company that transports hundreds of thousands of tourists a year along the route of the historic Klondike Gold Rush intends to resume operations Friday, two days after a derailment left 23 people with minor injuries, officials said....
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States where immigrant children are released
States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most unaccompanied children released to sponsors this year after they were arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border....
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Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills....
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Execution offers evidence against lethal injection
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday....
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