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Firefighters holding their own against giant wildfire
CHELAN, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters were holding their own Thursday against the largest wildfire on record in Washington state, even as rising temperatures and increased winds stoked the flames....
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Savannah State lockdown lifted; 1 injured in shooting
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Campus police are investigating after a shooting at Savannah State University that left one person injured and prompted a lockdown....
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Frank E. Petersen Jr., first black Marine aviator, dies
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Frank E. Petersen Jr., the first black aviator and brigadier general in the Marine Corps, has died....
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2 rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino's canal
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Two men found unresponsive in The Venetian Las Vegas resort-casino's outside gondola ride canal earlier this week are no longer in critical condition....
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Agent says he had 'no other option' but to kill NY escapee
NEW YORK (AP) -- A border patrol agent who shot an escaped inmate who led authorities on a weekslong manhunt in upstate New York says he had "no other option" but to kill him....
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Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case
HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii's Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world's largest telescopes on Mauna Kea....
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With 2 killings this week, Louisiana police deaths rising
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Police badges in Louisiana are banded with black ribbons more than usual this year, a grim reminder that officer deaths are on the rise with two killings just this week alone....
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Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists are holding church services and movie screenings to remember Emmett Till....
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Jury wants life sentence for man who killed 5 in Denver bar
DENVER (AP) -- A man convicted of stabbing five people to death at a Denver bar and setting the business on fire will not be executed and instead will serve a lifelong prison sentence, a jury decided Thursday....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Police: Man pretended to be officer to get unprotected sex
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a South Florida man told a prostitute that he was a police officer and that he would arrest her if she refused to have sex without a condom....
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Man convicted in plot to sell deadly ricin as 'death pills'
NEW YORK (AP) -- A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell "simple and easy death pills" and guarantee "risk-free" murder was convicted of federal charges Thursday....
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Million gallons of wastewater closes another beach in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- For the second time in a week a popular Hawaii beach was closed Thursday after sewage from a treatment plant was discharged into the ocean....
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Student charged in university threats, will be evaluated
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A student who Mississippi State University officials say threatened to kill himself and others will face misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and has been referred for a mental and psychological evaluation....
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Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie awaits fate
CHICAGO (AP) -- The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial in Chicago, where an attorney is accused of coaching defendants and witnesses to lie....
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