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2 dead after small plane crashes near Pennsylvania airport
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A small plane crash near a southeastern Pennsylvania airport Sunday took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said....
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UC Berkeley student missing after leaving Los Angeles party
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles police are requesting the public's help in finding a University of California, Berkeley student who went missing after he left a party near the University of Southern California....
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Official: 2 found dead in rubble believed to be missing men
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York authorities say everyone has been accounted for after two bodies were found in the rubble where three Manhattan apartment buildings collapsed after an apparent gas explosion....
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Montana ski area back in operation after Saturday evacuation
RED LODGE, Mont. (AP) -- A southern Montana ski area resumed normal operations Sunday and weather conditions improved, allowing firefighters to attack wildfires that ignited the previous day in the state and northern Wyoming....
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More restrictive spring break pondered after party shooting
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A house party that dissolved into a hail of gunfire and left seven young people hurt has officials on the Florida Panhandle pondering what to do with a spring break season they say has gotten out of control....
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Boston officer improving after surgery to remove bullet
BOSTON (AP) -- A decorated Boston police officer shot point-blank in the face by a suspect was in stable condition at a hospital Sunday and improving after surgery to remove a bullet lodged below his ear, police said....
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American regional English dictionary running low on money
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin project that shows regional differences in how Americans use the English language is running low on money....
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WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum
CINCINNATI (AP) -- More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy....
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Oregon police kill cougar above popular hiking trail
BEND, Ore. (AP) -- An Oregon police officer shot and killed a cougar after it was spotted just above a popular hiking trail....
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LA light rail running after hitting car; driver gravely hurt
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Trains were again running by the University of Southern California early Sunday, a day after a light rail train slammed into a car injuring 21 people, including the train operator and the driver, who was in critical condition....
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Police ramp up rail-crossing citations after recent crashes
VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) -- A series of crashes involving trains and passenger vehicles - including deadly collisions in New York and California last month - have prompted police to ramp up ticket enforcement at railroad crossings....
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Drownings along Rio Grande spike after enforcement surge
MISSION, Texas (AP) -- A U.S. surveillance helicopter hovering over the Rio Grande spots a body floating near a muddy bank on the Mexican side of the river....
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Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia
SECO, Ky. (AP) -- Mines built this company town. Could vines - the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above - help to draw visitors here?...
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Library of Congress acquires rare trove of Civil War images
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress....
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Northeast, despite highest gas costs, resists more pipelines
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- There is near universal agreement that the Northeast has to expand its energy supply to rein in the nation's highest costs and that cheap, abundant, relatively clean natural gas could be at least a short-term answer. But heels dig deep when it comes to those thorniest of questions: how and where?...
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