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Experts: Science class can dazzle with less danger
DENVER (AP) -- Educators say a surprising number of school science teachers don't have the required training to handle hazardous chemicals and don't know about standard safety measures....
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Broken rail blamed for fiery 2012 Ohio derailment
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Federal investigators have determined a broken rail probably caused a 2012 train derailment, explosion and spectacular fire that damaged a bus depot and led to evacuations in Ohio's capital city....
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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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Workers accused of stealing parts from Texas plant
SEGUIN, Texas (AP) -- Police say eight workers at a Caterpillar plant in Texas are accused of stealing more at least $160,000 in parts from the company....
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Privacy groups take 2nd hit on license plate data
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police across the country are increasingly monitoring car licenses plates, compiling giant databases of ordinary citizens and their daily comings and goings....
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Search for ambush suspect centers on dense woods
On the seventh day of a manhunt for a survivalist suspected of killing a state police trooper, scores of police were trying to flush him out of the dense, swampy northeastern Pennsylvania woodland....
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Anti-Islamic ads coming to New York transit system
NEW YORK (AP) -- Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on a hundred New York City buses and at two subway entrances next week....
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This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Sept. 21: More fighting in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley....
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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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Massachusetts teen's lawyer seeks police messages
SALEM, Mass. (AP) -- A lawyer for the Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is questioning the timeline given by authorities about the discovery of the victim's body....
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Fake tweets stir debate about parody, lawsuit
CHICAGO (AP) -- Jon Daniel was watching cartoons with one of his sons when he created a spoof Twitter account in the name of the Peoria mayor. Out of boredom, he said, he soon began sending profane messages about sex, drugs and alcohol....
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Mayo cited for burns to monkey during research
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) -- Mayo Clinic has been cited by federal authorities for accidentally burning a monkey during a research procedure....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- A man who spent time in prison a decade ago for the shooting death of his young son killed six of his grandchildren, including an infant, his adult daughter and himself in a rampage at a home where authorities in the small Florida town say they had been called to in the past....
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Deliberations to resume in Ga. salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Jurors are scheduled to continue 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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