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Prosecutor who disarmed shooter s
BARRE, Vt. (AP) -- The Vermont prosecutor who disarmed the suspect in a fatal shooting of a social worker said Wednesday he is no longer carrying a gun to work following a newspaper report that some courthouse workers were concerned....
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Policeman rescues injured owl in road; 2nd time in 3 months
WHATELY, Mass. (AP) -- A Massachusetts police sergeant is being credited with rescuing an injured owl for the second time in three months....
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Prosecutor: Newly-elected sheriff addicted to meth pleads guilty to felony in theft of met...
SPENCER, W.Va. (AP) -- Prosecutor: Newly-elected sheriff addicted to meth pleads guilty to felony in theft of meth from police locker, resigns....
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Funeral director who had bodies in her garage gets prison
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia funeral director found with three decomposing bodies in her garage has been sentenced to three months in prison....
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Slain girl's dad sues Navajo Nation for lack of alert system
SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) -- The father of an 11-year-old Navajo girl who was abducted and killed has sued the tribe for failing to have an emergency notification system that he claims would have saved his daughter's life....
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Federal study on Dakota Access pipeline to move forward
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota....
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AP FACT CHECK: Accident didn't kill anti-Trump protesters
SEATTLE (AP) -- A story shared on social media that claims six people protesting President-elect Donald Trump were killed when they were hit by a truck on a Seattle freeway is false....
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UNC president: Job candidates say no, citing bathroom law
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- A North Carolina law limiting the legal protections of LGBT people has hampered the public universities that drive the state's economic growth, University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings said Wednesday....
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Court orders compromise in drug cases tainted by lab scandal
BOSTON (AP) -- The highest court in Massachusetts on Wednesday rejected a proposal to dismiss 24,000 drug convictions because of misconduct by a former state drug lab chemist, but ordered prosecutors to throw out cases clearly tainted by the scandal....
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The Latest: Federal study on pipeline to move forward
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota (all times local):...
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Former president's movement disorder mimics Parkinson's
Former President George H.W. Bush, who has been placed in intensive care at a Houston hospital, is suffering from pneumonia and has vascular parkinsonism, a rare syndrome that mimics Parkinson's disease. The 92-year-old Bush also broke a vertebra in 2015 and has used a motorized scooter or a wheelchair in recent years. Some answers to common questions about his health:...
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Ice storm paralyzes parts of Oregon, Washington state
TROUTDALE, Ore. (AP) -- An ice storm shut down parts of major highways and interstates Wednesday in Oregon and Washington state and paralyzed the hardest hit towns along the Columbia River Gorge with up to 2 inches of ice coating the ground in some places....
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Stray cat found with an arrow through its body, taken to vet
NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (AP) -- A stray cat has been found in New Jersey with an arrow through its body....
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Man gets year in prison for running illegal cosmetic clinic
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A Colombian national accused of pretending to be a doctor in South Florida and injecting silicone into his patients as part of cosmetic procedures has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison....
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Son of man banned from guns is blinded in shooting accident
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl fired a borrowed gun at a Pennsylvania shooting range and the bullet ricocheted off the ground, striking her 12-year-old brother in the head and blinding him, state police said in court documents....
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