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Officer slayings 'wreaked havoc' on rural Georgia community
What started as a 911 call reporting a domestic disturbance erupted in violence as two responding officers were struck by deadly gunfire, leaving a rural Georgia community grieving and on edge as police hunted the attacker....
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Ohio interstate opens 14 hours after 50-vehicle pileup
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- Authorities say an interstate east of Cleveland is open again after a pileup of about 50 vehicles in snowy conditions shut down the highway for more than 14 hours....
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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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Prosecutors to play confession in church shooting trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Prosecutors in South Carolina say they plan to play Dylann Roof's recorded confession during his federal death penalty trial in the Charleston church shootings....
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Killing at youth rehab center 1st known violent incident
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The youth treatment center where police say a teenager brutally killed a staff member while trying to escape is a working cattle ranch in southern Utah that hasn't previously had any major violations with the state or violent incidents....
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Washington state suing agrochemical giant over PCB pollution
SEATTLE (AP) -- Washington has become the first U.S. state to sue the agrochemical giant Monsanto over pervasive pollution from PCBs, the toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades. The company said the case "lacks merit."...
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Oakland artists fear crackdown after Ghost Ship fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Ghost Ship is now gone. But there's The Salt Lick, the ominously named Deathtrap and other converted warehouses where artists are holding emergency meetings behind locked metal doors....
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Voices from artists fearing crackdowns on artist collectives
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- As the San Francisco Bay Area's artists grieve the loss of life from a deadly warehouse fire in Oakland that killed 36 people, they are also bracing for a possible city crackdown. The city has vowed to protect artists, but many have voiced concerns and point to Baltimore where officials raided a collective called the Bell Foundry, just days after the fire in Oakland....
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Firefighter: Warehouse missing from fire-inspection records
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The illegally occupied Oakland warehouse where dozens of partygoers perished in a blaze does not appear in a database fire inspectors use to schedule inspections and may never have been checked for fire hazards, a firefighter with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press....
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Officials: Friendly fire from deputies killed police dog
DELTONA, Fla. (AP) -- Officials in Florida say a police dog that died during a confrontation with an armed fugitive was actually shot by deputies....
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Reno school boss praises quick police response in shooting
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The head of the Nevada school district where a campus officer shot a knife-wielding high school student praised the quick police response that she says helped avert what could have been a much more dangerous situation....
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POW or criminal? Appeals court to hear Taliban fighter case
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A fight over whether the U.S. government properly prosecuted a former Russian military tank commander convicted of leading a Taliban attack on American forces is heading to a federal appeals court....
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Gatlinburg, Smoky Mountains to reopen after fatal wildfires
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the resort town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, are reopening to the public Friday after wildfires that caused 14 deaths and damaged about 2,500 buildings....
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Months after brother died at Pulse, sister reopens his salon
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Six months after her brother and his longtime partner were slain in Orlando's gay nightclub massacre, Jessica Silva is re-opening the couple's beauty salon....
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Coast Guard suspends search for 2 crew members off Aleutians
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The Coast Guard says it's suspending a search for two missing crew members off Alaska's Aleutian Islands....
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