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Truck firm faces paying millions in Amtrak crash
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A Nevada trucking company could be forced to pay more than $5.7 million if a judge formalizes a jury verdict that faulted one of its drivers for a fiery 2011 crash with an Amtrak train that killed six people and injured dozens....
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Engine sounds heard before Alaska plane crash
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Two witnesses described hearing a high-pitched sound from the engine of a small, for-hire airplane before it crashed last year on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, killing all 10 people aboard....
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Miami Beach prepares for extreme high tides
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Climate change is not only already visible in iconic South Beach, but so is climate change adaptation, in the form of new storm water pumps meant to keep rising sea levels from swamping low-lying streets, city officials said Wednesday....
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Teen charged with sexual assault on team bus trip
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) -- A 14-year-old high school freshman in Washington state has been charged with second-degree rape after prosecutors say he sexually assaulted three students on a football team bus trip....
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Guard, inmate were hurt in school shooter escape
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Corrections officials say one of the inmates who escaped from an Ohio prison with a convicted school shooter last week was injured along with a prison guard while on the run....
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Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him....
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Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods....
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Search widens for missing Virginia student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police are expanding their search in Charlottesville for a missing University of Virginia student after an eyewitness reported seeing her around the time she disappeared....
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Holder calls for increased whistleblower rewards
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder is seeking to increase incentives for Wall Street whistleblowers who report financial crime....
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High school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother....
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Tulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arrest
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy has resigned after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty....
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Pacific storm blast pushes rain into Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile moved into Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the past two weeks....
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School police stock up on free military gear
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles....
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Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago....
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Oregonians to vote on driving cards for immigrants
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- For a time last year, Oregon was on the road to giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally until a small anti-immigrant group decided to put the state's love affair with ballot measures to use against the law....
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