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Georgia man gets 20 years for gun battle at school
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- A gunman who was persuaded by a bookkeeper to surrender during a 2013 gun battle with police at a school near Atlanta pleaded guilty to multiple charges Tuesday and was sentenced to 20 years in prison....
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More than 30 cattle die after Idaho big rig crash
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities in southwest Idaho say about 33 cattle died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side....
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Mom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago has pleaded not guilty in a New Jersey courtroom....
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Sheriff: Deputies visited victim before 4 slain
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities in Florida say the victim of a quadruple slaying was given information on a domestic violence shelter before her ex-boyfriend killed her, her parents and another man....
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Threat conviction tossed in violent poem case
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A federal appeals court has tossed the conviction of a Utah man who was found guilty of threatening a professor by sending a violent anti-immigrant email....
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School bus driver killed during safety drill
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed....
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DC to Philly Amtrak service resumes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service resumed between Washington and Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon after being shut down for a time....
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Man with history of stabbing women gets 25 years
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades - and has spent half his life in prison as a result - is unlikely to get out again....
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New history books become latest Texas school fight
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Board of Education is considering 104 proposed social studies, history, geography and government textbooks that publishers have submitted for approval and use in public schools statewide. Much of the criticism is from left-leaning academics who say too much emphasis is placed on America's Christian tradition. The outcome has national implications because, as America's second most-populous state, Texas is such a large textbook market that it could affect b...
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New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The supervisor drew his finger in a slashing motion moments after the final hand of blackjack had been dealt at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino....
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Dozens of railcars derail from train in Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Crews are cleaning up after 39 railroad cars carrying empty freight containers derailed from a Union Pacific freight train in southern Arizona amid rain....
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History books spark latest Texas classroom battle
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- As Texas mulls new history textbooks for its 5-plus million public school students, some academics are decrying lessons they say exaggerate the influence of Christian values on America's Founding Fathers....
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Governor signs first California groundwater rules
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California will no longer be the last Western state with a pump-as-you-please approach to groundwater....
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Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Aided by calmer winds and another day of fire-retardant bomber sorties, firefighters mopped up Tuesday around the smoldering remains of 100 structures, most of them homes, after a wind-driven wildfire raced through a hillside neighborhood and forced more than 1,000 people to flee this small town near the Oregon border....
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Research drones launched into Hurricane Edouard
MIAMI (AP) -- U.S. government scientists are launching winged drones into Hurricane Edouard, hoping to collect data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms strengthen into monsters while others fade away....
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