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Chief: Driver called in rant before crashing into cruisers
CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio police chief says a man who crashed into multiple police cruisers over the weekend, injuring an officer, called in a rant about police before he started driving erratically....
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Officials: Man, 26, seriously injured in skydiving accident
PERRY, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say a Rochester man was seriously hurt over the weekend in a skydiving accident in western New York....
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Los Angeles police officer wounded in city housing project
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Los Angeles police officer was shot and wounded late Monday night as gunfire erupted in the Watts section of the city, authorities said....
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Grand jury to meet on students charged in Virginia slaying
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- A grand jury is preparing to meet to determine whether two former Virginia Tech students should be indicted in the killing of a 13-year-old girl....
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Hot, hard days ahead for firefighters on California blaze
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire have been cleared to go home, but firefighters still had huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles....
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Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a day
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Ethan Dean will be living his dream on Tuesday....
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Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Stephanie White clutched a stack of photos while sitting in a chair in her home. The television was on, loud, and turned to the local news. A story came on about the mass shooting at a nightclub that took her baby's life....
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Key numbers in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal
Some key numbers related to Volkswagen's admission that it programmed diesel cars to cheat on emissions tests:...
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Quotations in the News
"Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States." - Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, speaking to delegates on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia....
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Indianapolis officer shot, suspect dead after chase, gunfire
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indianapolis police said one officer was shot and another suffered minor injuries when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police....
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Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval....
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Craft breweries try to stand out with creative tap handles
RANDOM LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- Cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas - they are some of the creative beer tap handles that have become a big business as the number of craft breweries has skyrocketed....
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United flight lands safely after landing gear problem
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely at a Colorado airport after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear....
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Shutting down 'shark finning': US fishermen promise a fight
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Members of the U.S. fishing industry say they will dig in against legislation in Congress that proponents believe will help shut down the country's shark fin industry for good....
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Home invasion killer to be resentenced to life in prison
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole because the state abolished the death penalty....
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