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Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast on Saturday, the Coast Guard said....
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Girl, 9, dies; trapped in sand at Oregon beach
LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl died when a sand hole collapsed on her at a beach, police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City said....
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Wind, weather stoke Northern California wildfires
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) -- A pair of wildfires sparked by lightning nearly three weeks ago was still growing on Saturday while threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California....
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Census: Orca population in Puget Sound falling
FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- With two new deaths this year and no new calves since 2012, the population of endangered killer whales in the Puget Sound continues to decline....
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6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home
GARLAND, N.C. (AP) -- A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said....
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Mother of boy who brought gun to school sentenced
PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) -- The mother of a Washington state boy who brought a gun to school that went off in his backpack and critically wounded a classmate will spend more than a year behind bars....
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Witnesses testify in fatal dog attack case
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- A witness told a judge during a preliminary examination for the owners of two dogs that fatally mauled a jogger that he had to shoot at the animals to make them flee....
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People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man
BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (AP) -- Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police....
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Ferguson rally marks 3 weeks since Brown's death
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Hundreds converged on Ferguson on Saturday to march for Michael Brown, the unarmed black 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a white police officer three weeks ago to the day. His death stoked national discourse about police tactics and race, which the rally's organizers pledged to continue....
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NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in police custody, the head of a police union said Saturday....
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Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long way to go....
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St. Louis officer retires amid inquiry into video
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders....
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California appeals teacher tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise the standards for obtaining them....
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NYC police investigate tot's death after day care
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care....
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Corvette Museum to completely fill in sinkhole
A massive sinkhole that swallowed eight prized sports cars won't be a permanent attraction at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky....
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