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2 killed in shooting at Alabama law firm, accounting office
HAMILTON, Ala. (AP) — A gunman fatally shot two people, one a former business partner, at a law firm and a nearby accountant's office in western Alabama on Wednesday morning, authorities said.
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2 Texas researchers under fire for Planned Parenthood study
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two state health researchers in Texas are under fire for co-authoring a study suggesting what Republican leaders have long disputed: cuts to Planned Parenthood are restricting access to women's health care.
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MADD: Car-locking systems stopped 1.77 million drunk drivers
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in a first-of-its-kind report on
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2 people killed in Tulare County small plane crash
SPRINGVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say two people were killed when a single-engine plane crashed near Springville in Tulare County.
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
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Lawsuit of man who questioned police shootings dismissed
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former investigator for Chicago's Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police shootings.
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Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that tarnished his long career and appeared to trigger his abrupt retirement.
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Minneapolis police shooting case goes to prosecutors
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota authorities announced Wednesday that they have completed their investigation into the November fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police officers, and prosecutors are now reviewing the case for possible charges.
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Coast Guard helps fishermen after boat fire south of Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard airplane was heading south of Hawaii on Wednesday to help 42 people who abandoned their fishing vessel after it caught fire.
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Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen
HOUSTON (AP) — For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas city of McAllen.
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AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since
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APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery
EMBU, Kenya (AP) — Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce
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Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in
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Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border
KILIS, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the
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2 female bombers kill 58 in northeast Nigerian refugee camp
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up in a northeastern Nigerian refugee camp, killing at least 58 people, health and rescue officials said Wednesday.
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Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption.
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Pope visit to Mexico basilica highlights Guadalupe influence
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A weathered pastel image of the Virgin of Guadalupe hangs from German Herrera Hernandez's dashboard, watching over his passengers from her perch next to his cigarettes, gum and the handful of coins he uses to make change.
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NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from Russia, the alliance's secretary-general announced.
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Police arrest over 100 suspected Sicily Mafia clan members
ROME (AP) — Prosecutors say police in Italy and abroad have arrested more than 100 suspected Laudani Cosa Nostra members, dealing a heavy blow to the Mafia clan which has terrified businesses in the Catania area on Sicily for years.
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S. Korea to shut down joint industrial park with N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Wednesday that it will shut down a joint industrial park with North Korea in response to its recent rocket launch, accusing the North of using hard currency from the park to develop its nuclear and missile
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