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Hunt for ambush suspect briefly intensifies
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Hours after a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper was laid to rest, the hunt for a man charged with killing him briefly intensified late Thursday as authorities blocked roads around the home of the suspect's parents....
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San Diego judge denies request for license scans
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Thursday tentatively denied a technology entrepreneur's request for license plate data collected on his own vehicle from police scanners, the latest legal setback for advocates seeking more disclosure on vast networks of law enforcement cameras used to track drivers' whereabouts....
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Search for Texas deputy suspended, but will resume
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Inclement weather made rescue crews in Central Texas suspend the search for a sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters, while heavy rains in West Texas caused dozens of streets and some houses to flood....
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Police search causes lockdown at Phoenix airport
PHOENIX (AP) -- The busiest terminal at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport was on lockdown for more than three hours Thursday as police searched for a suspect in a shooting in nearby Tempe before making the arrest....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Fla. sheriff: 6 children, 2 adults shot to death
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said....
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Prosecutors charge woman who claimed abduction
MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Prosecutors in Michigan say they've charged an 18-year-old woman with causing a false police report to be filed after she was reported missing and found a day later....
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Feds release $71.5M withheld during migrant crisis
MIAMI (AP) -- Groups that provide refugee services across the United States expressed relief Thursday after the federal government announced the release of $71.5 million it had reprogrammed in June to deal with the thousands of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this year....
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Trial over plane crash into New York home begins
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A jury Thursday began hearing the only case to go to trial over the February 2009 plane crash into a home outside Buffalo that killed 50 people....
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Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A man with a lengthy criminal history has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday....
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Agency can look at rig owner's role in oil spill
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board's right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster....
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Driver freed in Stratosphere crash commits suicide
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A hotel room suicide of a man who was freed from jail after being accused of intentionally crashing his vehicle into the Stratosphere and declaring he wanted to jump from its tower raised questions Thursday about why he hadn't been charged with a crime and whether he was properly screened for mental illness....
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UN warns of food shortages for Syrians
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations on Thursday said that it is running out of money to pay for its food programs for almost 6 million Syrians who have been displaced by the country's civil war and that aid will be cut....
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Expert to review autopsy of NYC chokehold victim
NEW YORK (AP) -- The expert forensic pathologist who conducted an autopsy of the 18-year-old shot by a police officer in Missouri will be reviewing the final autopsy report of a New York City man who died after being put in a police chokehold, the attorney for the man's family said Thursday....
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Vets try to save leg of dog hit by stolen van
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Veterinarians on Thursday were trying to save the leg of a fluffy white dog named Gordo who was run down by a stolen van during a wild police chase that was captured live by television helicopters....
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