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2 kids hurt in fall from Ferris wheel
CHELSEA, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say two children are recovering from injuries after falling at least 15 feet from a Ferris wheel at a community fair in southeastern Michigan....
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Denver homicide suspect who ate pot in court
DENVER (AP) -- A judge is weighing the evidence against a Denver man whose wife told dispatchers he ate marijuana-infused candy before he shot and killed her....
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IDs of men found shot in adjacent yards released
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say the shooting deaths of two men found in adjacent backyards in the San Francisco Bay Area appear to be a murder-suicide....
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McDonnell says he was angry about investigation
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he was "darn angry" when he found out state police asked his wife about the couple's relationship to a vitamin entrepreneur....
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3 Japanese students killed in California car crash
OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday....
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Embattled NY jail's investigations chief quits
NEW YORK (AP) -- The head of internal investigations at New York City's embattled Rikers Island jail complex has resigned amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths....
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Oregon gunman planned to kill 'bunch' of people
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself....
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1990 arson-murder rap tossed, man is set free
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former New York businessman whose arson-murder conviction was overturned in the death of his daughter was freed from prison Friday after 24 years, following a judge's ruling that the case against him was based on now-debunked arson science....
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New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case doesn't return a charge against the officer?...
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Democratic state senator arrested after DUI stop
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested for investigation of drunken driving early Friday in Sacramento, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber....
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Colorado dropping Arapaho spellings for dorms
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- The University of Colorado is backing away from a proposal to name two of its dorms after two 19th century Arapaho chiefs using the tribe's traditional spellings - instead looking to use the English names....
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Fla. dad charged with murder; baby left in truck
ROCKLEDGE, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida man has been charged with murder in the death of his baby daughter, who authorities say was left in the man's truck for at least four hours....
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Sharpton to lead march against NY chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Marchers are set to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer, the latest high-profile call to change relations between police and communities of color in the wake of recent violence....
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Trial over Miss. GOP Senate race moved to Sept. 16
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A judge has adjusted the trial schedule for a lawsuit seeking to overturn Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's Republican primary win....
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3 blacks among 12 grand jurors in Ferguson case
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Three black people are among the 12-member grand jury hearing evidence in the Michael Brown case....
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