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Town changed, even with girls' killer behind bars
WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) -- Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like Kevin Sweat....
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Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant sequoias will shrink further....
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Quotations in the News
"This is not a time for congratulations and joy, or anything except a serious determination, a focus, by everybody to try to figure out the road ahead. This is a respite. It's a moment of opportunity, not an end; it's not a solution. It's the opportunity to find the solution." - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Gaza which will begin Friday morning....
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Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans
OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and "take care of my guys."...
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Hearing set on stabbing suspect's mental health
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- The mental health of one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character is up for discussion in a Wisconsin court....
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Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws....
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GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers
As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls....
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Tropical Storm Bertha forms in the Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Bertha has formed, becoming the second named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season....
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WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind....
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Boat collision off Fla. Keys kills 1, injures 1
MIAMI (AP) -- A boat collision off the Florida Keys has left one woman dead and injured another....
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Man accused of putting needles in packaged meat
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) -- A 68-year-old Illinois man was jailed without bond Thursday after being accused by federal prosecutors of inserting sewing needles into packaged meat "just for the hell of it" at a grocery store in his hometown at least seven times over more than a year....
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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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Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire....
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Hawaii fish collector charged in scuba incident
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) -- A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were both underwater....
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Pilot guilty of using alias to fly news choppers
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A man who worked for years as a Northern California helicopter news pilot without a legal pilot's license has pleaded guilty to aggravated identity theft....
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