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Jury deliberations expected soon in Islamic State case
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jury deliberations are expected to begin soon in the federal trial of three Minnesota men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group....
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Civil rights inquiry due in Minneapolis police shooting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Federal officials in Minneapolis will announce Wednesday whether they believe the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November in a confrontation with two police officers that led to his death....
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Swollen river feeds flooding near Houston as residents flee
RICHMOND, Texas (AP) -- Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high Tuesday as more rain was expected in the coming days....
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Oregon students get bottled water; lead found at 2 schools
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A third-party, independent investigation will be conducted after high amounts of lead were found in water sources at two schools, which led the district to close all water fountains, Portland Public Schools Superintendent Carole Smith said Tuesday....
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Zoo exhibit breaches rare but can have deadly outcomes
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A 3-year-old boy's breach of a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo, leading authorities to fatally shoot the gorilla to protect the child, has focused attention on zoo enclosures and security. Incidents of humans entering enclosures or animals escaping are rare, but can have tragic outcomes:...
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Cincinnati's pioneering gorilla exhibit now common in zoos
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The Cincinnati Zoo, where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy climbed over a fence and fell into its enclosure, has an open viewing area that was among the first of its kind and is now common in many zoos around the country....
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Officers find shivering sea lion in San Francisco stairwell
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Police Department says two of its officers helped rescue a stranded baby sea lion they found shivering at a stairwell in the city's Ocean Beach neighborhood....
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Hiker's decision to stay put was the right one _ at first
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- An Appalachian Trail hiker who died after getting lost in the woods of Maine did the right thing by setting up camp to wait for help, officials say. But the guidance evolved into a gray area, they said, after she went a week without being rescued....
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Judge doesn't trust Arizona sheriff to fix some problems
PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff said Tuesday that he doesn't trust the sheriff's office to fix some of the problems involved in a recent contempt-of-court ruling against the famously defiant lawman....
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Denver Post names 1st woman editor in 124-year history
DENVER (AP) -- Lee Ann Colacioppo has been named editor of The Denver Post, becoming the first woman to hold the position in the newspaper's nearly 124-year history....
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Detective whose story told in McFarland USA pleads guilty
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) -- An ex-detective who was on the championship 1987 track team depicted in the movie "McFarland USA" has pleaded guilty to bribery and drug charges while he was with the Bakersfield Police Department....
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Pacific military exercises to include 27 nations, a record
HONOLULU (AP) -- The U.S. Navy says 27 nations will participate in the world's largest maritime exercises in coming weeks....
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Man frees Kansas judge after hourslong hostage standoff
GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A gunman who held a Kansas county's chief judge and his wife hostage Tuesday over a child custody matter eventually surrendered, releasing the couple unharmed, police said....
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10 Things to Know-Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday....
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