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1 dead in Tennessee armory shooting; 1 in custody

Jul 10, 2014

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime member of the National Guard was fatally shot at a Guard armory in Tennessee on Wednesday and a second man was taken into custody for questioning, officials said.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Lobelville, about 75 miles southwest of ...

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6 dead, 4 children, in suburban Houston shooting

Jul 10, 2014

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A father opened fire at a suburban Houston home Wednesday, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them, and critically wounding his 15-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The teenager was able to call 911 and later ...

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Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics

Jul 9, 2014

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent federal agency is calling for an investigation into allegations that U.S. officials ignored a law requiring them to catalog, preserve and ultimately return human remains and relics to American Indian tribes.

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Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

Jul 9, 2014

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit on Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the ...

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Nuclear site workers test thousands of air samples

Jul 9, 2014

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday.

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Groups: Immigrant minors need deportation lawyers

Jul 9, 2014

By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups sued the federal government Wednesday, saying the vast majority of minors in deportation proceedings lack legal representation.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of ...

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Woman charged with manslaughter in overdose death

Jul 9, 2014

By MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.

Forrest Hayes, 51, was found dead ...

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Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Jul 9, 2014

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.

If the U.S. Supreme court decides to take the ...

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Estimated 1M gallons of saltwater leaks in ND bay

Jul 9, 2014

By JOSH WOOD and JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Officials say around 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled into a North Dakota bay, causing some environmental damage but sparing a nearby lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation.

Three ...

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Cleanup from deadly storm starts in Eastern states

Jul 9, 2014

By JOHN KEKIS and MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of this rural central New York town on Wednesday picked through debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado, and utility crews worked to restore power in several Eastern states hit by severe storms.

In all, five ...

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First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp

Jul 9, 2014

By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall.

A supervisor at the Christian ...

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Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Jul 9, 2014

By BILL DRAPER, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.

And that was before I ever stepped foot in the raft.

Two-thirds of the way up the ...

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

Jul 9, 2014

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George ...

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Study: Psych drug ER trips approach 90,000 a year

Jul 9, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — A new study says bad reactions to psychiatric drugs result in nearly 90,000 emergency room visits each year by U.S. adults.

A drug used in some popular sleeping pills is among the common culprits.

Most of the ER visits involve troublesome side effects or accidental overdoses and ...

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In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

Jul 9, 2014

By KEVIN McGILL and ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Ray Nagin was elected mayor in 2002, there was real hope that he was a break from the city's sleazy past.

Three years later, with his city awash in foul water and rotting corpses, he became something of a national cult hero,

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Dog Rescued By Cory Booker Dies

By | Jul 9, 2014

It’s a sad end to a feel-good story.

“Candy,” the female pit bull rescued in June 2013 by then-Newark Mayor Cory Booker, has died.

Booker, now a U.S. senator, helped save Candy after a constituent tweeted that a dog was being tortured and locked in a small crate in a vacant lot.

The mayor ...

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Probe begun at girl's death leads to 26 arrests

Jul 9, 2014

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A total of 26 people have been arrested on weapons, drug and other charges after an investigation that began with the accidental killing of a 5-year-old girl by a Grants Pass man using a military-style rifle as a crutch to get up from a couch, authorities said.

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Man linked to Nazi police dies in Michigan at 93

Jul 9, 2014

By ED WHITE, Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) — A man under a deportation order for serving in a Nazi-controlled police force during World War II has died in Michigan at age 93 after years of denials that he shot at Jews.

John Kalymon of Troy died at his suburban Detroit home on June 29. He had ...

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Recipe for higher sales: Add fiber, cinnamon

Jul 9, 2014

By CANDICE CHOI, AP Food Industry Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales.

The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed "better ...

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10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

Jul 9, 2014

By KEVIN McGILL, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

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