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After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?
The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to fly a plane....
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Big family hit by Sandy to share lottery winnings
BEACHWOOD, N.J. (AP) -- With 17 siblings, the Endreson (EHN'-dress-uhn) family was already well-known in the New Jersey shore area by sheer numbers alone....
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Sheriff: 300 homes burned in Washington wildfire
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- About 300 homes - twice as many as previously estimated - have burned in a massive wildfire in north-central Washington, a county sheriff said Friday....
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Radar captures mayfly swarm on Mississippi River
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Mayflies have begun emerging from the Mississippi River in swarms that show up on radar like thunderstorms, coat roads and leave behind slimy messes. They've already been blamed for at least one car crash this week in Wisconsin....
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Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back, authorities said Friday....
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Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an official said Friday....
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Dallas County official charged with taking bribes
DALLAS (AP) -- A longtime Dallas County commissioner has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in bribes in exchange for providing insider information and voting in favor of projects proposed by various companies, federal authorities announced Friday....
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Report blames pilot for 2011 Hawaii copter crash
KAUNAKAKAI, Hawaii (AP) -- The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the likely cause of a Molokai helicopter crash that killed all five people aboard was the pilot flying too close to the mountains during rainy and windy weather....
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7th Circuit sets hearing on gay marriage ban
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Lawyers will argue the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin in about a month....
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Va. governor: Blessing more didn't die in tornado
CAPE CHARLES, Va. (AP) -- Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't die in the storm given the short notice that campers had to seek shelter....
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TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- County sheriff doubles estimate of homes destroyed in Washington state wildfire to 300....
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No verdict yet in Ventura case; jury back Monday
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The jury weighing whether former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura was defamed by the author of "American Sniper" has ended the week without a verdict....
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Carjacked vehicle hits crowd, killing 2 children
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her sport utility vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two children were killed, and three other people were critically injured....
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Woman gets 4 years for stealing $5M from nonprofit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman known for donating gowns from her Maryland bridal shop to military brides has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for stealing more than $5 million from her nonprofit employer....
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Marathon bomb suspect's lawyers seek leaks hearing
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have renewed their request for a judge to hold a hearing on leaks to the news media....
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