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Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape
CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) -- A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart....
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Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
REVERE, Mass. (AP) -- A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, ripping roofs off homes, uprooting dozens of large trees and forcing businesses to close....
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Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police on Monday charged two men with murder in a carjacking and subsequent crash that killed three children and critically injured their mother as they were selling fruit on a street corner for a church fundraiser....
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US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court ruled Monday in a decision that could overturn similar prohibitions in the Carolinas and West Virginia....
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Trial begins in Wisconsin baby kidnapping case
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The trial has begun for a Colorado woman accused of kidnapping her newborn nephew in Wisconsin and abandoning him in freezing temperatures....
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Trial for dad, stepmom of boy found in basement
DETROIT (AP) -- A trial is scheduled for Sept. 8 to decide whether the father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance will lose custody of their children....
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Witnesses: Lightning hit beach without warning
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles' popular Venice Beach teemed with people enjoying a weekend outing on the boardwalk and sand when lifeguards and other witnesses say lightning from a rare summer thunderstorm hit without warning, injuring or rattling more than a dozen people and leaving a 21-year-old man dead....
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Trial begins in case over Oklahoma City bombing
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The FBI has done a thorough search of its archives and found no evidence that more Oklahoma City bombing videos exist, federal attorneys told a judge on Monday during the first day of a trial that has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the devastating 1995 attack....
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Man charged with kidnapping in NH teen's case
CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- A 34-year-old man was arrested and charged Monday with kidnapping a New Hampshire teenage girl who returned home recently after vanishing nine months ago....
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Suspect dead, 2 marshals and cop wounded in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- A fugitive task force and a sex-assault suspect got into a shootout Monday in Greenwich Village, leaving the suspect dead and two federal marshals and a police detective wounded, authorities said....
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NY mayor: Brooklyn Bridge security breach a worry
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says a security breach involving the changing of flags at the Brooklyn Bridge last week is "a wake-up call."...
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SC mom's arrest sparks child care debate
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Plenty of working parents can relate to the dilemma Debra Harrell faced when her 9-year-old daughter asked to play unsupervised in a park this summer. How do you find the time and money for child care when school is out?...
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CONWAY, N.H. (AP) -- Police charge 34-year-old man with kidnapping New Hampshire teenager missing for 9 months....
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Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
PLYMOUTH, Calif. (AP) -- A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday....
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Friend: McBride slurring during phone call
DETROIT (AP) -- An acquaintance of a 19-year-old woman who was shot to death outside a suburban Detroit home has testified that the tone of her voice during a phone conversation made him believe she had been drinking....
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