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Report blames pilot for 2011 Hawaii copter crash
KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii (AP) -- The likely cause of a Molokai helicopter crash that killed all five people aboard was the pilot flying too close to the mountains during inclement weather, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a final report published Friday....
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86 family members disenrolled from Oregon tribe
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon woman says 86 members of her family have been disenrolled from an American Indian tribe that operates the state's largest tribal casino, as leaders review the tribe's rolls and enforce new membership requirements....
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Police still investigating after burglar killed
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an alley, the district attorney's office said....
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Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights....
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Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners....
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Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said....
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War crimes commission takes aim at Islamic State
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the independent U.N. commission on Syrian war crimes said Friday that commanders of the Islamic State extremist group are "good candidates" to be put on a confidential list of alleged perpetrators....
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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday....
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Defense Department employee gets 2 years in prison
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A federal judge has sentenced a Defense Department supervisor who oversaw construction and service contracts at a Southern California Marine Corps base to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to bribery and other charges....
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Judge rules feds wrongly protected bearded seals
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday ruled that a federal fisheries agency improperly listed bearded seals as threatened under the Endangered Species Act....
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North Dakota industrial fire cleanup to take weeks
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- Cleanup efforts at the still-smoking site of an oil field supply company in North Dakota that caught fire earlier this week could take weeks, an Environmental Protection Agency Official said Friday....
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States' use of execution drugs varies widely
The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types, combinations and dosages varying widely. A question and answer look at how the disparity came about and why, following more than three decades in which all death penalty states used the exact same three-drug mixture....
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Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage licenses will be issued for gay couples in either county any time soon to allow for appeals....
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UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California UPS delivery driver was arrested Friday for stealing dozens of shipped guns that were sold on the black market, federal prosecutors said....
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Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in the largest recorded wildfire in Washington state history, a county sheriff said Friday....
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