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Charlotte City Council blasted over police shooting reaction
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Angry Charlotte residents are complaining about what they call unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who've failed to force change as the city marks a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man....
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Mall shooting suspect ate with stepfather before attack
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared an early dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job at a gym....
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Man rescued after week at sea to be reunited with family
BOSTON (AP) -- A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter will be reunited with his family in Boston, while his mother is still unaccounted for and presumed dead....
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Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
HOUSTON (AP) -- A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said....
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Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years....
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Cedar Rapids residents hope flood barriers hold
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa's second-largest city, hope a temporary floodwall that is protecting thousands of homes and downtown buildings from the rain-swollen Cedar River will hold as the rain-swollen Cedar River crests....
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Children subject of Amber Alert found dead, mother arrested
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) -- Two Indiana children who were the subject of an Amber Alert have been found dead and their mother has been arrested on murder charges....
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The Latest: Fire crews gain ground in Sonoma County blaze
CLOVERDALE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on wildfires burning in Northern California (all times local):...
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California bakes in triple-digit autumn heat wave
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An autumn heat wave sent California temperatures soaring again Monday, baking coastal cities that normally benefit from the cooling influence of the Pacific Ocean....
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The Latest: Residents call for mayor, police chief to resign
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):...
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Former South Dakota police chief found guilty of murder
BURKE, S.D. (AP) -- A jury on Monday found a former South Dakota police chief guilty of first degree murder in the death of his pregnant fiancee in 2009....
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The Latest: Ohio district appeals ruling rejecting challenge
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The Latest on a federal judge's ruling rejecting an Ohio school district's challenge to President Barack Obama's rule on transgender bathrooms (all times local):...
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Lawmakers' report finds crowded Airbnb rentals in New York
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A report on New York City Airbnb rentals has found cases of air mattresses in kitchens, bunk beds in a dining area and listings for up to 32 people, showing the need for tighter rules on the popular online home rental service, according to the two state lawmakers who issued the analysis....
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Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) -- Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and all attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages....
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Protest held in Columbus over fatal police shooting of teen
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Dozens of demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of a 13-year-old black boy brought a city council meeting to a halt Monday in Columbus as they called for an independent investigation....
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