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Troopers say no survivors in Alaska midair crash
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Two small planes collided in the air over a remote area of western Alaska on Wednesday, killing all five people on board the two aircraft, officials said....
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Filling police vacancies is latest struggle for Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Two years after Michael Brown's shooting death put a national spotlight on Ferguson police, the suburban St. Louis city is struggling to maintain the number of officers it needs....
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Driverless van hits 2 pedestrians, killing 1, in New York
NEW YORK (AP) -- A driverless van hit two pedestrians, killing one of them, before crashing into a food cart in New York City....
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Grand jury to mull case of Marine vet charged with murder
SOLON, Ohio (AP) -- A grand jury will consider the case of a U.S. Marine Corps veteran charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a woman following a traffic accident near Cleveland....
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Hurricane warning downgraded for Hawaii's Big Island
HILO, Hawaii (AP) -- Forecasters on Wednesday downgraded Hurricane Madeline to a tropical storm as it veered past Hawaii's Big Island, but officials reiterated warnings to prepare for heavy rain and strong winds....
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The Latest: Forecasters issue hurricane warning in Florida
HILO, Hawaii (AP) -- The Latest on tropical weather systems threatening Hawaii and the Southeast (all times Hawaii local):...
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Grandma who lost savings wins $15M in case against insurers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California grandmother who lost her life savings in a real estate investment scam offered by an insurance agent was awarded more than $15 million Wednesday in a lawsuit against MetLife and two subsidiaries, attorneys said....
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Woman whose feticide conviction overturned to be released
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana woman whose feticide conviction for a self-induced abortion was overturned should be released from prison immediately, a judge said Wednesday, after she was resentenced to less time than she already has served behind bars....
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Memorial held for Gen. John Vessey, ex-Joint Chiefs chairman
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners have gathered for a service honoring former Army Gen. John Vessey, a Minnesota native who became chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under President Ronald Reagan....
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Police: Suspicious powder found at Trump Tower not hazardous
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say they believe that suspicious white powder found at Trump Tower in Manhattan is harmless....
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US court upholds ban on gun sales to marijuana card holders
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal ban on the sale of guns to medical marijuana card holders does not violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday....
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To quell uproar, Maine governor seeks 'spiritual guidance'
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Wednesday he intends to seek "spiritual guidance" in hopes of quieting a controversy he created when he left an obscene message on a Democratic lawmaker's voicemail and then said he wished he could challenge him to a duel and point a gun at him....
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FBI seeks public's help in Indiana girl's 2005 killing
CHICAGO (AP) -- Haunted by the 2005 slaying of an Indiana schoolgirl, whose decapitated and dismembered body was found by boaters in a river near Chicago, federal and local officials appealed for the public's help Wednesday in solving the crime....
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Authorities: Boy shoots 11-year-old in face
ABINGTON, Mass. (AP) -- Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has been shot in the face with a handgun by another boy inside a Massachusetts home....
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