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World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945....
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Foreign policy question mark over Indonesia leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The remarkable rise of Indonesia's new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko "Jokowi" Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. The U.S. is looking for him to sustain Jakarta's role as a regional leader in Southeast Asia....
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With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."...
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7 hurt as car runs into SF Bay Area restaurant
DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) -- Police say seven people were injured when a car crashed into a restaurant in a Northern California shopping center....
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Quotations in the News
"We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed. New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk." - Mayor Bill de Blasio after a doctor who recently returned to the city from treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the virus....
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Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis....
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Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Pesky. Illegal. Effective?...
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Cuomo's office tightly controls public records
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office instead tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release....
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Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:...
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Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees....
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Tornado rips roofs in Washington state
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) -- A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries....
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Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall
DETROIT (AP) -- Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity....
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Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens....
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APNewsBreak: Icahn says Taj casino likely to close
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino "will almost certainly close."...
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Police: Officers in Arizona shoot man with machete
AVONDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Police in a Phoenix suburb fatally shot a machete-wielding man Thursday after he rammed a patrol car in a stolen truck, injuring an officer....
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