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Murder hearing for couple whose dogs killed runner
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a couple whose two dogs fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on a rural Michigan road are facing a court hearing on murder charges....
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WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York
RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) -- There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind....
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Expert: 'Mini tornado' caused skydiver death
CALVERTON, N.Y. (AP) -- A safety expert for a national skydiving association says a "mini tornado" caused the accident that killed a correction officer and injured his instructor during a tandem jump....
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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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Witness in ex-Va. gov trial: Gifts, but no affair
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife said his association with the couple was fraught with bad decisions - but an affair with the first lady was not one of them....
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Attorneys to open Georgia peanut salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Attorneys are scheduled to make opening statements in the criminal trial of three people charged in a deadly salmonella outbreak traced to a southwest Georgia peanut plant five years ago....
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Tropical Storm Bertha approaching the Caribbean
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands and other nearby islands as Tropical Storm Bertha approaches the Caribbean....
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MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical storm warnings issued for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, elsewhere ahead of Bertha....
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Florida preserve brings wolves, people together
CHIPLEY, Fla. (AP) -- At Seacrest Wolf Preserve in northern Florida, billed as the largest such facility in the Southeast, owners Cynthia and Wayne Watkins say they raise their wolves to become accustomed to humans - and for a $25 fee, they even let visitors mingle with a wolf pack....
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Town changed, even with girls' killer behind bars
WELEETKA, Okla. (AP) -- Folks once settled in this sleepy central Oklahoma town to get away from the crime and hubbub of big-city life. Many residents didn't bolt their doors or draw their shades at night. Most here never worried about people like Kevin Sweat....
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Yosemite wildfire weakened, evacuations to end
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A day of big firefighting gains against a wildfire in Yosemite National Park means the last evacuations will soon end and threats to a rare grove of giant sequoias will shrink further....
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Quotations in the News
"This is not a time for congratulations and joy, or anything except a serious determination, a focus, by everybody to try to figure out the road ahead. This is a respite. It's a moment of opportunity, not an end; it's not a solution. It's the opportunity to find the solution." - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Gaza which will begin Friday morning....
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Couple channel grief into retreat for veterans
OCQUEOC TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Before shipping out for Iraq, Army Sgt. Trevor Blumberg asked his father to do two things if he didn't return: Look after his puppy, Scrappy, and "take care of my guys."...
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Hearing set on stabbing suspect's mental health
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- The mental health of one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional character is up for discussion in a Wisconsin court....
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Colorado to issue driver's licenses to immigrants
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict immigration enforcement laws....
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