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NY police boss defends response in custody death
NEW YORK (AP) -- It appears New York City police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on drug user who later died in custody, Commissioner William Bratton said Monday....
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6 dead after speeding car slams into tree in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- A speeding car slammed into a tree after losing control along a Dallas roadway, killing all six people inside, police said Monday...
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Portland police shoot suspected carjacker by I-84
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A police officer shot a man who was pointing a gun at passing cars on an Interstate 84 off-ramp, and the ensuing standoff with the wounded suspect led to a long Labor Day closure of the freeway....
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Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The Louisiana health department will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law that requires them to obtain admitting privileges at a local hospital, a spokeswoman said Monday....
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Family worries about detained missionary's health
SEATTLE (AP) -- The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who's isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain....
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2 killed, 2 wounded in gun battle near biker club
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Police say at least 40 rounds were fired during a gun battle outside a Birmingham, Alabama, motorcycle club that killed two people and wounded two others....
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Homeowner interrupting burglary is fatally stabbed
NEW YORK (AP) -- An intruder stabbed a couple who unwittingly interrupted a burglary at their home, killing the man and injuring his wife, police said Monday....
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South Carolina political campaign goes to the dogs
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- In some ways, political campaigning has gone to the dogs in South Carolina....
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Retired Associated Press newsman dies in NY at 76
NEW YORK (AP) -- A former newsman who worked for The Associated Press for 39 years has died in New York. Bruce Hodgman was 76....
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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception....
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NY West Indian Day Parade marred by nearby slaying
NEW YORK (AP) -- Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official festivities got underway....
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Sandy-hit towns wrestle with eminent-domain choice
ASHAROKEN, N.Y. (AP) -- On a tiny spit of land off Long Island, the wealthy village of Asharoken faces a dilemma borne of Superstorm Sandy....
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Police: Virginia girl, 2, left in a van, dies
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Police say a 2-year-old girl who was left in a van for an extended period of time has died in Virginia....
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Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling began to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel emptied its hotel....
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Warmer weather expected around California wildfire
HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) -- Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest that has led to the evacuation of 250 homes are bracing for warmer, dryer weather....
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