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Illinois community mourns slain police officer, 'G.I. Joe'
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job called for it....
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BP seeks restitution of some Gulf oil spill claims
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- BP is going back to a federal appeals court in a case involving businesses' damage claims from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico....
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Police: Hunt won't stop for suspects in officer's death
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Authorities have broadened the hunt for three suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a popular northern Illinois police officer, even as they acknowledge there's little information to go on....
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Judge, clerk in marriage case dealt with nepotism charges
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kim Davis and the judge that will decide her fate have at least one thing in common: They both had to deal with questions of nepotism when they got their jobs....
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Trial continues in Alabama officer's excessive force trial
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Additional witness testimony is expected in the federal trial of an Alabama police officer accused of using excessive force during a stop that left an Indian man seriously injured....
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The Latest: Police say lie prompts Illinois police response
VOLO, Ill. (AP) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):...
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Quotations in the News
"It's a bit of a giggle, actually. They are clearly not the world's worst airline." - Simon Cockerell of Beijing-based travel agency Koryo Group on North Korean airline Air Koryo's "world's worst" title....
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Labor Day flying: behind the scenes at a very busy airport
DALLAS (AP) -- More than 14.2 million people are expected to fly over the seven days surrounding the Labor Day holiday, a 3 percent increase from last year, according to Airlines for America, the industry's trade and lobbying group....
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SAT scores slip slightly; more students take test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Student performance on the SAT college entrance exam is lagging, continuing a mostly downward trend over the last five years....
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No charges against officer in Washington police shooting
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A prosecutor won't seek criminal charges against a police officer in Washington state who shot and injured two men accused of repeatedly threatening the officer during a late night encounter. The two men are being charged with assault....
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California data shows racial disparity in arrests, deaths
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Just 6 percent of Californians are African American, yet they are involved in 17 percent of all arrests in the state and a quarter of in-custody deaths, according to what officials called a nationally unprecedented release of data....
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School drug counselors charged in $46 million fraud scheme
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Some were students who had tried drugs or alcohol, but didn't have substance abuse problems. Others were young addicts in need of help....
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Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths
CHICAGO (AP) -- The killing of a veteran police officer north of Chicago is the latest in a string of recent law enforcement deaths. Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz' death on Tuesday triggered a manhunt for three suspects around the small Illinois community where the 52-year-old officer worked. A look at some of the latest slayings and data on other officer killings:...
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A look at the case of Texas man killed by deputies
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a San Antonio-area man by sheriff's deputies is drawing scrutiny because the man had both hands in the air at the time he was shot. Officials say a video appears to show 41-year-old Gilbert Flores was armed with a knife during the confrontation Friday outside a home northwest of San Antonio, and are examining the images as part of their investigation....
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Specially trained dogs help out farmers with disabilities
MAYSVILLE, Mo. (AP) -- The demanding daily chores of a farmer were always a little different for Alda Owen, who is legally blind, able to see some blurry shapes and very close objects but not much else....
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