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Officer kills man through car door in his driveway
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (AP) -- Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over - an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed....
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Bahamas strikes tough tone on immigration at UN
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The foreign minister of the Bahamas says his country is determined to control illegal immigration, saying allowing it to balloon would be a "recipe for civil strife."...
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Man accused of stabbing 3 at church gets 5 years
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A 25-year-old man who authorities say stabbed three people at a Catholic church in New Mexico has been sentenced to five years in prison....
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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday....
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Parents charged in death of son found in home
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found when police were called to their Harrisburg home two months ago....
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UN: Islamic State forcing thousands to flee Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N humanitarian chief on Tuesday said tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria as the Islamic State militant group expands its grip on large parts of the country despite a U.S.-led airstrike campaign....
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Myanmar says sectarian violence challenges reforms
NEW YORK (AP) -- Myanmar's foreign minister says sectarian violence between Buddhists and minority Muslims has thrown up an "unfortunate and unexpected challenge" in the country's transition to democracy, but he denies the unrest has been fueled by racism....
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Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge
NEW YORK (AP) -- A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on aggravated harassment charges, which her lawyer said were based on "an uncorroborated claim."...
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Delaware man charged in murder-for-hire plot
GREENBELT, Md. (AP) -- A federal grand jury in Maryland has indicted a man accused of trying to arrange two killings as revenge for the death of a cousin....
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Key witness is calm in Detroit officer's trial
DETROIT (AP) -- A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter while the girl slept on a couch....
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Steamship wreck from 1926 found in Lake Ontario
SOMERSET, N.Y. (AP) -- The wreck of a 253-foot British-built steamship that sank off Lake Ontario's western New York shore after colliding with another vessel nearly 90 years ago has been found, a team of underwater explorers said Tuesday....
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Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix
ELMIRA, N.Y. (AP) -- A descendant of a Confederate soldier who died in a Civil War prison camp in New York says the wrong name is on his gravestone, and the Department of Veterans Affairs won't fix it....
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1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school
ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) -- A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said....
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Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies
LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) -- The teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement has died. Lily McBeth was 80....
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Shooter takes stand in loud music killing case
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- A man who shot and killed a 17-year-old teenager after an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store said Tuesday that he feared for his life when he opened fire....
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