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It's no longer safe to recline your airplane seat
NEW YORK (AP) -- Squeezed into tighter and tighter spaces, airline passengers appear to be rebelling, taking their frustrations out on other fliers....
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School starts in Chicago with more safety guards
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago children returned to school Tuesday walking past even more guards than last year, when concerns about safety prompted the city to line the streets with 1,200 adults every day....
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Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) -- A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down....
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Problems abound with health law immigration papers
MIAMI (AP) -- More than 300,000 immigrants who bought insurance through President Barack Obama's health care initiative could lose their coverage this month if they don't submit proof this week they are legally in the country, but language barriers and computer glitches are hindering efforts to alert them....
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Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin
DETROIT (AP) -- Opening arguments in Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial are expected to begin Tuesday afternoon in federal court, where lawyers for the city will attempt to convince a judge that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved....
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Woman sentenced in silicone injection case
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi woman convicted of killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has been sentenced to life in prison....
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NTSB: Pilot in Ohio crash was trying to turn back
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The pilot of a small plane told a ground controller that he was not climbing fast enough and asked for permission to turn around just before his rented aircraft plummeted to the ground last week, killing all four college students aboard, a National Transportation Safety Board report said....
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Guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio National Guardsman suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abruptly sending a fourth adopted daughter out of state and threatening the children in the family with a similar fate to keep them from talking about what they knew, according to court documents....
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Mom of autistic girl pleads guilty to child abuse
BEULAH, Mich. (AP) -- A northern Michigan woman accused of trying to kill her autistic daughter has pleaded guilty to first-degree child abuse....
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Teen sues DMV after being told to remove makeup
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- A 16-year-old in South Carolina is suing the state's Department of Motor Vehicles because the agency won't allow the teen to take a driver's license photo wearing makeup....
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APNewsBreak: Girl said Uzi was too much for her
PHOENIX (AP) -- A 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder, according to police reports released Tuesday....
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Muscular dystrophy telethon raises $56.9 million
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon raised more than $56.9 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend....
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Flight diverted, woman removed over seat dispute
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from New York to West Palm Beach was diverted and a combative woman removed because of a passenger dispute over a reclining seat....
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Former Va. governor's corruption case goes to jury
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The public corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, is in the hands of a federal jury....
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Revel casino follows Showboat, closes its doors
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Atlantic City's newest casino - and its biggest, costliest flop - went out with barely a whimper....
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