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Suspect in Alabama massacre to make his 1st court appearance
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say the man accused of using an ax and gunshots to slaughter three men and two women at a south Alabama house is set to make his first court appearance on six counts of capital murder and two counts of kidnapping....
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Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase....
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Appalachian coal towns hit by layoffs due money for growth
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Federal officials say they are announcing "significant" investments in projects in Appalachian communities hit hard by layoffs in the coal industry....
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New ferry ready for service between New Jersey and New York
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A new ferry soon will be carrying commuters between New Jersey and New York City....
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Officials to discuss Washington Monument elevator woes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The District of Columbia's delegate to Congress has scheduled a meeting with National Park Service officials to discuss the frequent breakdowns of the Washington Monument's elevator....
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Gaston forecast to become a hurricane in Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- Tropical Storm Gaston is gaining strength in the Atlantic and could soon become a hurricane....
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Mississippi man to be sentenced on terrorism charge
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi man who tried to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is scheduled to be sentenced on terrorism charges....
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Trial of man accused in boiled water attack continues
ATLANTA (AP) -- Testimony is scheduled to continue in the trial of a man accused of throwing boiled water on same-sex couple sleeping in a suburban Atlanta apartment....
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Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has reignited debate about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case....
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In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere....
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Taxi jumps curb in San Francisco, 3 suffer critical injuries
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A cab driver and two other people suffered critical injuries when the taxi jumped a curb and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoeshine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco....
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Top general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearing
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl....
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Kansas man faces sentencing for role in foiled bomb plot
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- Alexander Blair has admitted his role in a foiled terrorist attack: aiding a wannabe Islamic State jihadist's plan to detonate a bomb at the Fort Riley military post to kill or maim as many U.S. service members as possible. Blair says "nobody is perfect" and blames a genetic disorder for allowing others to take advantage of him....
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Former aide to convicted congressman gets probation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A political consultant has been sentenced to probation for his role in the corruption case involving a convicted former Pennsylvania congressman....
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