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11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said....
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Mandalay Bay expo center getting $66M expansion
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas announced a $66 million expansion project that will boost its convention center from the seventh-largest to the fifth-largest in the United States....
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Attorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A man accused in a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station in Alaska is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, federal prosecutors said Thursday, countering defense arguments that the government failed to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a case built on speculation....
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Doctor: Slain Minnesota teens shot multiple times
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- The two Minnesota cousins killed by a man who claimed he was defending himself after they broke into his home were each shot multiple times, a medical examiner testified Thursday, and while the initial gunshots caused serious injury, they did not immediately incapacitate the teens....
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Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty....
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Ex-suspect in boy's disappearance stays in prison
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A convicted child molester long suspected in a notorious 1979 New York City child disappearance case will spend six to 20 years in a Pennsylvania prison for failing to register an address under Megan's Law the last time he left prison....
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Seattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage
SEATTLE (AP) -- Highlighting the contentious debate around raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour in a supportive city, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said Thursday that no agreement has been reached among business and labor representatives trying to create a plan for city leaders....
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New Jersey forest fire burns half a square mile
High winds and dry conditions on Thursday provided fuel for several New Jersey forest fires, including one that forced the evacuation of more than 600 homes and the early closure of a school....
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Company stopped from accepting abortion waste
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power....
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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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Police say teens killed Amish family's pet donkey
MONTGOMERY, Pa. (AP) -- Three central Pennsylvania teenagers have been accused of fatally shooting a pet donkey on an Amish family's farm....
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Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding
HOUSTON (AP) -- The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner....
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Postal workers' unions protest Staples program
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees....
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Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said....
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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry....
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