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Lawyer: Case against Maserati cop car driver silly
BRAINTREE, Mass. (AP) -- The lawyer for a Massachusetts man facing charges of impersonating a police officer for driving around a Maserati painted to resemble a police cruiser calls the case against his client "silly."...
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Prosecutor: McDonnells had 'corrupt understanding'
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Prosecutors urged jurors on Friday to focus on two questions at the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen: Why did a businessman give the couple more than $165,000 in gifts and loans, and why did the McDonnells accept?...
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Family sues Georgia police after death in custody
ATLANTA (AP) -- The family of a man who died after Atlanta-area police used stun guns on him has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former officers and the city, the family's lawyer said....
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'Walking Dead' Marine battalion to be deactivated
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Decades before the television show, a Marine Corps battalion decorated for extensive combat in World War II and Vietnam earned the nickname the "Walking Dead."...
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Family feels sorry for girl, 9, who shot their dad
NEW YORK (AP) -- The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child....
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In first, memorial will be open on night of 9/11
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Sept. 11 memorial plaza will be open on the night of the attacks' anniversary this year, the first time the general public will be able to visit ground zero on the commemoration date....
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Officials: school bus driver had prior DUI arrest
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut officials examined a school bus company's records after one of its drivers was charged with driving drunk with 20 children on her bus, and authorities learned the woman had been arrested before on a DUI charge....
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NYC developer makes changes in 'poor door' design
NEW YORK (AP) -- A developer and city officials say some changes have been negotiated in a plan for a so-called "poor door" for less-affluent residents of a Manhattan skyscraper....
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This Week in the Civil War
This Week in The Civil War for Sunday, Aug. 31: The Fall of Atlanta....
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Military: Pilot was killed in Virginia F-15 crash
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed earlier this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials now say, bringing a sad end to an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Manatees may soon lose endangered species status
MIAMI (AP) -- As they do whenever they visit Florida, Greg Groff and his young daughter stopped by the manatee pool at Miami Seaquarium, where the speed bump-shaped marine mammals placidly swim in circles....
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Feds jail ginseng poacher as wild plants face risk
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Broke and down on his luck, Billy Joe Hurley turned to the only way he knew how to make a living: poaching ginseng....
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Construction halted on tower near Brooklyn arena
NEW YORK (AP) -- A contractor has halted construction on a prefabricated residential high-rise near Brooklyn's Barclays Center and the Atlantic Terminal train yards....
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Cops: Angry passenger attacks worker at LaGuardia
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say an angry passenger punched and kicked an airline employee while looking for his bag at New York's LaGuardia Airport....
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