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Police: Airport lockdown followed drug shooting
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- An attempted drug transaction was behind a shooting that led to a three-hour lockdown of the busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, police said Friday....
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Utah doctor gets up to life in wife's murder
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah doctor found guilty of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession will serve 17 years to life in prison, a state judge decided Friday....
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Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records....
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Dog branded with profanity gets cosmetic surgery
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A young dog that was found branded with a profane word has undergone cosmetic surgery in Kentucky to mask part of the word that was chemically burned into her....
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Family of CIA contractor slain in Benghazi may sue
BOSTON (AP) -- The family of a CIA contractor killed in Benghazi, Libya, has filed claims seeking $2 million in damages from the CIA and State Department, alleging there was inadequate security at the U.S. diplomatic post and CIA compound when it came under attack by militants in 2012....
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Welding company in fatal Boston fire faces fines
BOSTON (AP) -- The owners of a welding company blamed for a fire that killed two Boston firefighters are facing fines of up to $58,000 after federal workplace safety regulars concluded the firm didn't follow proper precautions....
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Search resumes for Texas deputy missing in flood
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The search for a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy resumed Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings....
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Suspect in 1998 bombings pleads to lesser charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- A suspect in the 1998 bombings at U.S. embassies in Africa has pleaded guilty to lesser charges in federal court in New York....
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Report faults Amherst and UMass for party problems
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- A new report examining what went wrong at the so-called Blarney Blowout parties in Amherst last March faults both the University of Massachusetts for failing to recognize the potential for things to get out of hand and the town of Amherst's police for the premature use of pepper spray to disperse crowds....
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Jury resumes deliberations in Ga. salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Jurors are still working toward a verdict in the trial of a Georgia peanut plant owner charged in a salmonella outbreak that sickened hundreds five years ago....
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Oklahoma judge dismisses Ten Commandments lawsuit
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma County judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenges a Ten Commandments monument on the grounds of the state Capitol....
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Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran and six world powers are launching a fresh effort to try to narrow stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief....
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Broken rail blamed for 2012 Ohio train derailment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A broken rail was cited as the "probable cause" of a 2012 train derailment and explosion that damaged a bus depot and led to home evacuations in Ohio's capital, according to federal investigators....
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Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a village near the crash site....
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Man faces arson charge in huge California wildfire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- Thousands of firefighters kept a huge and still-growing wildfire from burning homes in Northern California while a man with a long criminal history faced charges of deliberately starting the blaze that drove some 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said....
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