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Vermont town's famous floating bridge reopens with fanfare
BROOKFIELD, Vt. (AP) -- A tiny Vermont town's famous wooden floating bridge - believed to be the only one of its kind in the country - has been rebuilt and is reopening this weekend with fanfare including a parade with a bagpiper, high school marching band, oxen team, horses, and antique cars crossing the new span Saturday. Just not all at once....
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Verdict reached for officer over deaths in 137-shot barrage
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Cleveland police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting deaths of two unarmed people in a 137-shot barrage will learn his fate Saturday....
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Quotations in the News
"The tools it contains will allow us to knock down unfair foreign trade barriers that discriminate against American workers and products stamped `Made in the USA.'" - Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks....
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DC authorities: Ex-con had help in wealthy family's slaying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An ex-convict likely had help from others holding a family captive inside their mansion for at least 18 hours, authorities said....
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Police: Man sought in death of woman kept in box likely near
SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) -- A man suspected of killing a former girlfriend and her teenage son, weeks after he was charged with restricting her to a crate in their western Missouri home, is likely still near his hometown, authorities said Friday....
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Hundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crash
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia....
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Former CEO's lawsuit against Sands China stays in Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Nevada judge has decided a wrongful termination case against Macau-based Sands China Ltd. and Sands Chairman Sheldon Adelson can stay in Nevada largely because of the influence Adelson wielded over the company, often from several thousand miles away....
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Mother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on plane
HONOLULU (AP) -- A mother pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu....
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Police release surveillance video in shooting investigation
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Law enforcement officials on Friday released surveillance video from a grocery store that is part of an investigation of an officer-involved shooting that wounded two men who were suspected of trying to steal beer....
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US rejects nuclear disarmament document over Israel concerns
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States on Friday blocked a global document aimed at ridding the world of nuclear weapons, saying Egypt and other states tried to "cynically manipulate" the process by setting a deadline for Israel and its neighbors to meet within months on a Middle East zone free of such weapons....
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Navy says pilot safely ejected when plane went off runway
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Navy pilot safely ejected into San Diego Bay on Friday when a training jet went off the end of a runway after landing at Naval Air Station North Island....
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Officials: Probe faults truck driver in fatal bus collision
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol faulted a semi-truck driver Friday for a fiery head-on collision with a bus that killed 10, but officials said they still don't know why his big rig veered across an interstate median and into oncoming traffic, killing five high school students on their way to visit a college and a couple who had just gotten engaged....
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The Latest on Waco shooting: Biker group gets proclamation
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Group that organized biker meeting gets city proclamation
Days after a biker shootout at a Texas restaurant, the same group that organized the motorcyclists' meeting that turned violent received a proclamation from the Waco City Council designating May as "Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month."...
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National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing daughters
MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and a stepdaughter at their home and trying to intimidate his children so they wouldn't discuss the allegations against him was convicted on Friday....
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