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Police address mix-up leaves man, officer wounded, dog dead
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tama Colson says she was finishing an evening walk in her Atlanta neighborhood when she saw police cars speed by, then heard gunfire and saw neighbors fleeing into their yard....
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Plea ends former police chief's case in death of black man
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The family of an unarmed black man shot to death by a white former police chief of a small South Carolina town reluctantly accepted a plea deal on a lesser charge that will give him a year of home detention, but no prison time....
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Tropical Storm Fred is weakening in the Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Fred is weakening far out over the Atlantic....
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California DOJ to unveil website with law enforcement data
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Department of Justice is unveiling a state-run website to provide data on law enforcement's interactions with the public....
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1st Freddie Gray hearing since 6 officers charged in death
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The first court hearing is set to begin since six Baltimore police officers were criminally charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died a week after suffering a critical spinal injury in custody....
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Opening statements near in trial of Alabama officer
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Opening statements are near in the trial of an Alabama police officer accused of manhandling an Indian grandfather earlier this year....
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Clerk in gay marriage fight once unlikely to wage moral war
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis sat in a church pew on a Sunday morning about four years ago, listening as the man in the pulpit preached of forgiveness and God's grace....
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Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The president of Shell Oil Co. said exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days....
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Oldest survivor of San Francisco earthquake of 1906 dies
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Ruth Newman, thought to be one of two remaining survivors of the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 that shook the city and the surrounding area, has died. She was 113....
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Officials search for 3 suspects in Illinois officer's death
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- As a small northern Illinois community mourned a popular veteran police officer who was fatally shot while on duty, authorities scoured the area overnight in search of three men wanted in his slaying....
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WWII vet transmitted news of Japanese surrender 70 years ago
MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- Stephen Dennis enlisted in the Navy soon after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1941. Less than a year later, the raw 19-year-old recruit was thrust into fighting off the Solomon Islands and survived one of the fiercest naval battles in the South Pacific....
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AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes
DENVER (AP) -- More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science....
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Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread....
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To protect killer whales, patrols keep boaters in check
SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. (AP) -- Against the backdrop of rocky bluffs, a pod of orcas repeatedly jumped out of the emerald waters of the Puget Sound one recent sunny afternoon before splashing their massive black-and-white bodies back into the water....
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Trial set for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State are scheduled for trial Oct. 26 after a grand jury indicted them on charges that they tried to aid the terrorist organization....
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