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Tornado does damage in Washington state
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state....
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10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos
Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....
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Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland air crash
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured Thursday when an airplane and a helicopter collided in the air near the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland....
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Jury in Tsarnaev friend trial still deliberating
BOSTON (AP) -- A jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has completed a second full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict....
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Navajo Nation lawmakers recess for solar eclipse
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) -- The Navajo Nation Council has taken a recess from its fall session in observance of the partial solar eclipse....
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Police: Officers in Arizona shoot man with machete
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Police in suburban Phoenix say officers shot a machete-wielding man after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, critically injuring an officer....
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Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- The two-bedroom home in Gary's Bungalow Heights area went up in the Roaring '20s, when the Indiana steel town was thriving and filled with prosperous subdivisions. By the time Anith Jones' body was found in its basement Saturday, the building was one of thousands of dilapidated, abandoned houses serving as havens for crime in cities like Detroit and Chicago that have battled neighborhoods in decline....
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Wilson attorneys, county official question leaks
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County's top elected official and attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson are criticizing recent leaks of information related to investigations into Michael Brown's shooting death....
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Man charged with assault in Seattle groping case
SEATTLE (AP) -- A man accused of groping a woman - who took his picture and publicized it on social media - has been charged with assault with sexual motivation....
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NY state to review schools' immigration compliance
ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (AP) -- New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not admitted to a Long Island high school....
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Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An 18-year-old killed earlier this month by a St. Louis police officer was shot several times from behind, the pathologist who performed a private autopsy said Thursday....
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Burrito chain urged to drop 'illegal' from name
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- Some people are urging the Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to change its name because of the way the word "illegal" has been used to describe immigrants....
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Lawsuit says ICE attorney forged document
SEATTLE (AP) -- A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement attorney forged a document in an attempt to deport an immigrant seeking to stay in the country with his wife and children, according to a new lawsuit....
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Man faces new charges after forced labor case ends
DETROIT (AP) -- Michigan officials charged a former African tennis pro with child abuse on Thursday, just days after a federal judge declined to keep him behind bars in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor....
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Student released brake before fatal bus accident
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Police in northeast Ohio say a student accidentally released the emergency brake on a bus that rolled back and killed the driver as she conducted an evacuation drill last month....
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