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Environmentalists fight $7M Duke Energy pollution deal
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Environmentalists are challenging in court a surprise deal in which North Carolina regulators settle decades of suspected groundwater pollution at Duke Energy's coal ash pits for $7 million....
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Death of officer, 2nd killed in line of duty, shakes Fargo
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The death of a Fargo police officer in the line of duty has shaken the city, North Dakota's largest....
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Quotations in the News
"Madam Secretary, that is a low blow." - Bernie Sanders to Hillary Clinton as the former secretary of state accused the Vermont senator of diminishing President Barack Obama's record and short-changing his leadership during the latest Democratic debate....
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Official: 2 officers injured, suspect dead in Georgia chase
CORDELE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a chase and shooting on an interstate in central Georgia has left one person dead of a self-inflicted gunshot and two officers injured, potentially by friendly fire....
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Patient strategy pays off for FBI in ending Oregon standoff
BURNS, Ore. (AP) -- The last four armed occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge shouted, argued and raved for all the world to hear. But in the end, they surrendered without a shot being fired, leaving behind a vandalized federal property that authorities will spend weeks combing for evidence, explosives and damage before it can reopen to the public....
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Ohio police kill man they say injured 4 with machete
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Police shot and killed a man who stormed into a central Ohio restaurant wielding a machete and randomly attacking people as they sat unsuspectingly at their dinner tables, authorities said....
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Teen who killed 5 family members to be sentenced as juvenile
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A judge cleared the way Thursday for a New Mexico teenager who shot and killed his parents and three younger siblings to be sentenced as a juvenile and released from state custody by the time he turns 21 after the teen's attorneys argued he could be psychologically rehabilitated....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Jury rules against Montana woman's wrongful-birth lawsuit
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A Montana jury ruled Thursday against a woman who sought millions of dollars from health care providers that she said failed to diagnose her unborn daughter's cystic fibrosis....
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Uber to pay $28.5M to settle safety ad lawsuits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Uber said Thursday that it will pay $28.5 million to settle two lawsuits that said the ride-hailing firm misled customers about its safety procedures and fees....
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Latest: Hundreds gather for vigil honoring slain officer
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer during a standoff at a home in Fargo, North Dakota (all times local):...
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NY to require manufacturers to pay for fouled water cleanup
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Two industrial companies will be held liable for the cleanup of a toxic chemical that found its way into an upstate New York village's drinking water, the acting state environmental commissioner said Thursday....
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Son: Gunman who killed deputies violent, abusive to family
EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) -- Before he fired a shot at a sheriff's deputy, sending bystanders fleeing from a suburban sandwich shop, a drifter had a history of harming, stalking and scaring those closest to him, according to the man's estranged son....
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Arkansas judge is charged in death of son left in hot car
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An Arkansas judge was arrested Thursday on a complaint of negligent homicide after the death of his son who was left in the back seat of a hot car last summer....
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NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting
NEW YORK (AP) -- A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability....
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