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Investigator: Teacher untrained in methanol danger
DENVER (AP) -- Investigators say a Denver teacher had no special training in the dangers of methanol before he conducted a demonstration that resulted in a fire that injured three students, one seriously....
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Officials: Officer chases suspect who shot him
DUVALL, Wash. (AP) -- A police officer in Washington state got back in his patrol car after being shot in the leg and pursued the fleeing gunman until other officers arrived to take over the chase and make an arrest following a standoff, authorities said Tuesday....
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More than 30 cattle die after Idaho big rig crash
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Authorities in southwest Idaho say 33 cattle worth about $30,000 died after a tractor-trailer flipped onto its side....
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Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast
PHOENIX (AP) -- In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm....
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History books spark new Texas classroom battle
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases....
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Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller
DENVER (AP) -- The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack....
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Transgender teenager in confinement case escapes
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut state officials say a troubled transgender girl has been located by police several hours after she escaped from a treatment program....
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Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case
NEW YORK (AP) -- The former police chief at a Massachusetts Veterans Administration medical center has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer....
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Police: Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- A Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking, authorities said....
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Montana man charged with assaulting 4 women
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana man assaulted four women in five instances over the past six months, causing injuries that required medical care and left one woman hospitalized for six days with a brain injury and a collapsed lung, prosecutors said....
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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 morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed....
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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Despite warnings about the dangers of wildfires and drought-parched forests, the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed caught the entire community off guard....
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New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year....
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Police resume search for missing U.Va. student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years....
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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 in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty....
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