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New photos show wandering wolf OR-7 has 3 pups
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) -- New photos show that Oregon's famous wandering wolf, OR-7, has at least three pups that he and a mate are raising in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon....
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Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter....
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Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatric patient ranted about a hospital gun ban before opening fire at the suburban medical complex, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday....
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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday....
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Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain
WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. (AP) -- It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners....
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Fired Ohio State band director vows to clear name
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An attorney says the fired director of Ohio State University's celebrated marching band has become a scapegoat for behavior that occurred before his leadership and he'll fight to clear his name....
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Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two children were killed, and three other people were critically injured....
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Archdiocese: No confirmation of Philly papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Whether Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia during a major gathering of the world's Roman Catholics remained a matter of speculation Friday after the archdiocese said a report he would attend should not be considered confirmation....
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Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border
MISSION, Texas (AP) -- Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore. The state troopers and game wardens bobbed helplessly in their boats as the men passed their raft and paddles up the bank to others, and a crew of troopers peeked through the tall reeds on the U.S. side for whatever load had just been deposited....
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Self-defense claimed in Bourbon Street shooting
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A defense lawyer told a judge Friday that there is evidence that the lone suspect in a shooting along New Orleans' famed Bourbon Street fired his gun in self-defense and that it wasn't the shot that killed a 21-year-old woman....
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US Sen. Joe Manchin sued by brother over loan
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is being sued by one of his brothers, who says the West Virginia Democrat and another brother never repaid a $1.7 million loan intended to keep the family's carpet business afloat....
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Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
CHICAGO (AP) -- Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years....
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AP names new enterprise editor for western US
PHOENIX (AP) -- Raghu Vadarevu, an editor on The Associated Press' West Desk, has been promoted to West assistant editor for enterprise....
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Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mayflies have begun hatching in the Mississippi River, emerging from the water in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and other surfaces and leave behind a slimy mess....
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Family seeks federal probe of police custody death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Family members of a man who died in police custody, the Rev. Al Sharpton and others met with federal prosecutors Friday to press for an investigation into the death....
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