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UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council has authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia, a move aimed at enforcing a ban on charcoal exports and cutting off a lucrative source of funding for the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab....
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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis....
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Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead....
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Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home....
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Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing....
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Feds probe Maryland air crash that killed 3
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- Federal investigators were at the scene Friday of a collision between an airplane and a helicopter near a Maryland airport that killed three men but spared two others in the plane, who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent....
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1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend....
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Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:...
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Washington city takes stock of tornado damage
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief....
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This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Oct. 26: Confederate ironclad sunk, fighting near Richmond, Virginia....
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Police pursuit ends in bar crash, 12 injured
WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities in northeast Ohio say at least a dozen people were injured when a stolen truck crashed into a bar while being pursued by police....
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NY governor: Doctor had 100.3 temp, not 103
NEW YORK (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the New York doctor who has tested positive for Ebola "obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic" when he went out "in a limited way."...
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Man shot by SC trooper recovering, seeks justice
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- An unarmed man shot by a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper last month says he's getting support from around the country....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945....
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