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Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department....
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Jurors will consider manslaughter against agent
HONOLULU (AP) -- A Hawaii judge says jurors in the retrial of a federal agent charged with murder in a Waikiki shooting will get to consider a lesser manslaughter charge....
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Single mom in Fargo returns wallet with $1,000
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands....
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California prisons alter treatment of mentally ill
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California prison officials pledged Friday to take a gentler approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago....
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Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot
DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions....
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Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot - including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain....
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TS Bertha dumps heavy rain in eastern Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Bertha swirled through the eastern Caribbean on Friday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds in the region, knocking out power on some islands....
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Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday....
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North Dakota town sees 1st human trafficking case
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender from California now living in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston was charged Friday in what police say is their first human trafficking case....
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Ebola forces Mormon missionaries from West Africa
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Church officials say 274 Mormon missionaries are being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa....
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Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming....
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Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean....
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Ex-banker sentenced in NY insider trading case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former investment banker who admitted making trades based on inside information to cover child support was sentenced on Friday on securities fraud charges to 2 1/2 years in prison....
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NKorea seeks UN meeting on US-SKorea drills
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea said Friday it has asked for an emergency U.N. Security Council meeting to protest upcoming U.S.-South Korean military exercises, warning the drills increase the danger of war on the Korean peninsula....
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San Francisco transit vehicles involved in crashes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Twenty people were taken to hospitals Friday, one with serious injuries, after two separate crashes involving San Francisco transit vehicles just minutes apart, fire officials said....
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