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Officials: Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot two students and a teacher outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said....
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Quotations in the News
"I saw a man who was distraught, and a man acting like he was in great pain. And I saw him get gunned down and killed. If he was my son, I would be devastated." - Bill Wells, mayor of El Cajon, California, when asked his reaction to the fatal police shooting of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black refugee from Uganda....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Relatives of man shot by DC officer to speak about his death
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Relatives of a black motorcyclist who was fatally shot by a District of Columbia police officer are planning to meet with reporters following the release of new information about his death....
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Caregiver convicted in 'baby fight club' to be sentenced
MANASSAS, Va. (AP) -- A former Virginia child care worker convicted on child cruelty charges in what prosecutors described as a "baby fight club" is scheduled for sentencing....
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Officer involved in deadly confrontation was sex-suit target
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- One of the officers involved in a deadly confrontation with an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb was demoted last year amid allegations that he sexually harassed a lesbian colleague....
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Man shot by police was distraught over best friend's death
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- The unarmed black man shot by police in a San Diego suburb had a history of run-ins with authorities and was distraught over the recent death of his best friend....
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Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed....
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Napa winemakers harvesting red grapes expect better flavor
RUTHERFORD, Calif. (AP) -- Driving north through the Napa Valley before sunrise, portable lights like spaceships illuminate workers in the vineyards. The smell of fermentation and grapes fill the air - the annual wine harvest is underway....
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The military's ritual of saluting for the national anthem
HONOLULU (AP) -- The Navy has investigated the case of a sailor who didn't salute as the national anthem played at Pearl Harbor, in a protest that echoes recent moves by professional athletes to kneel during the anthem. The U.S. Pacific Fleet referred her case to her commander, who has the authority to punish the sailor, a Navy reservist. Saluting during the national anthem is a daily ritual for men and women in the military. Here's a look at the protocol behind it....
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Some evacuation orders lifted in California wildfire areas
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) -- Some evacuations were lifted as cooler weather gave firefighters a boost in their struggle with a wildfire burning through dry brush that is threatening hundreds of structures in a remote area of California's Santa Cruz Mountains....
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Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water
MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) -- Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster....
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Alabama chief justice waits for judgment day on keeping job
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore - famously removed from office 13 years ago for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments display - appeared before a judicial disciplinary panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he urged defiance of the federal courts again: This time on gay marriage....
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Suspect in killings of 4 women called charmer with dark side
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) -- A man linked to the slayings of at least four women in Ohio is described by those who know him as a charmer with a dark side....
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Governor to approve state-run retirement for private workers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's governor is preparing to sign a bill to automatically enroll millions of private-sector workers in retirement savings accounts....
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