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2 boaters found dead in Lake Erie ID'd; 2 missing
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio authorities have identified a teenage girl and a woman whose bodies were recovered in western Lake Erie near where their partially submerged boat was found. Two men were onboard with them and are now missing....
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Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting his wife
DENVER (AP) -- Authorities say a Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack....
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911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash
ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened....
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Superintendent: Kids victims in cheating scandal
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Nevada's state school superintendent called children the victims and adults the culprits in a cheating scandal uncovered at a Las Vegas elementary school....
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Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3 1/2 years
CHICAGO (AP) -- Former inmate Walter Unbehaun has gotten what he said he wanted when he robbed a suburban Chicago bank last year. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison....
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Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery
ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) -- Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road....
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Federal team investigating fatal Tenn. explosion
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A special investigative team of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is looking into an explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one person and injured three others....
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Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- A jury convicted an Iraqi immigrant Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that was initially considered a hate crime....
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1 dead, 1 injured in California boating accident
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- What was intended to be a fun night of sailing turned deadly as one person was killed and another seriously injured when their sailboat collided with a channel marker buoy in the San Francisco Bay, authorities said Thursday....
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Police: Student ate more pot than recommended
DENVER (AP) -- A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that came amid increased concern about the strength of popular pot edibles after Colorado became the first state to legalize recreational marijuana....
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UN Security Council meets on rights in North Korea
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The head of the commission of inquiry that accused North Korea of crimes against humanity told the U.N. Security Council on Thursday that it must take action against "a totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world."...
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Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum
CHICAGO (AP) -- Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City will land the president's official library....
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Texas town could rebuild plant after fatal blast
WEST, Texas (AP) -- The mayor of a Texas town where a fertilizer plant explosion killed 15 people says local officials are considering building a new one....
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Trial ordered for teen in mob attack on motorist
DETROIT (AP) -- A 16-year-old Detroit boy will stay behind bars on a $400,000 bond while awaiting trial on accusations he triggered a mob's severe beating of a suburban man who accidentally struck a 10-year-old with his pickup truck, a juvenile court judge ruled Thursday....
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Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation....
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