School district buying 6 new buses following deadly crash

A New Jersey school district is buying six buses equipped with three-point seat belts, part of its efforts to improve safety following a crash in May that killed a student and a teacher
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Police: Man accidentally shoots himself in warehouse store

Police are investigating after a man apparently accidentally shot himself in a Massachusetts warehouse store
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'Taste kiss of death': Cops say HIV-positive man spat on RN

An Alabama man who police say is HIV-positive is accused of spitting on a nurse, telling her to "taste the last kiss of death."
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Sex offender gets 15 years for distribution child porn

A convicted sex offender in Omaha has been imprisoned for distributing child pornography
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Georgia woman accused of putting dead newborn in freezer

A Georgia woman is in jail after putting the body of her newborn son in a freezer
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Bruce Springsteen surprises audience at Billy Joel concert

Bruce Springsteen propped himself on top of Billy Joel's piano to sing a duet with The Piano Man, who was celebrating a milestone Wednesday night
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Fire destroys most of Catholic school in Pennsylvania

A fast-moving fire has destroyed a Catholic school in Pennsylvania
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Man charged after radio personality's slaying gets sentence

The fourth and final person facing charges following a burglary that led to the 2016 beating death of a western Indiana radio personality has been sentenced
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Police: Train hits, kills 2 women walking in Maryland

Police in Maryland say a freight train has struck and killed two women who had been walking near railroad tracks
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Man gets probation for supplying alcohol to underage woman

A man has been given probation for supplying alcohol to a 19-year-old woman who authorities say was drunk when her vehicle hit a tree in northern Iowa, killing her
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Upper Peninsula district finds elevated lead in some water

A school district in Michigan's Upper Peninsula says tests found elevated levels of lead in water at some of its buildings
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Flood relief program official gets job with its contractor

A staffer who resigned from a housing program aimed at helping West Virginia flood victims now has a job with its largest contractor
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Woman charged in mother's crossbow killing dies in jail

A Pennsylvania woman who was charged with killing her mother with a crossbow has died in jail
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Tollway plans temporary lane closures for Interstate 88 work

Illinois Tollway officials are scheduling overnight lane closures on the Reagan Memorial Tollway this week and next as part of the Interstate 88 reconstruction project in suburban Chicago
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PETA seeks records on 54 stingray deaths at Brookfield Zoo

An animal rights organization has filed a lawsuit against Brookfield Zoo located outside Chicago in a search for documents that could shed light on the 2015 deaths of 54 stingrays
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Chicago-area man exonerated after serving 10 years in prison

A suburban Chicago man who spent the last 10 years in prison for murder has been released
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Kentucky's Paul shares Trump's skepticism of US intervention

On issue of resisting US intervention abroad, Trump finds an ally in Kentucky's Rand Paul
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Nearly 1,000 local leaders to attend Indiana opioid summit

A spokeswoman for the Indiana Supreme Court says nearly 1,000 local leaders from all 92 Indiana counties have registered to attend a Statewide Opioid Summit next week
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Michigan officials back federal wildlife conservation plan

Michigan officials want Congress to approve legislation that would boost funding for fish and wildlife conservation
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Alabama school district ditches uniform policy of 2 decades

An Alabama public school district is ditching its mandatory uniform policy, freeing the district's 24,000-plus students to wear whatever they want that complies with the new dress code
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Retailer's Georgia distribution facility to bring 130 jobs

A national retailer's plans for a distribution center in Georgia will bring 130 jobs to the area
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22 people injured in California military base tent collapse

Authorities say 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base
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10-month-old baby ingests meth; mother arrested

A West Virginia woman has been arrested after her 10-month-old baby tested positive for methamphetamine
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Arizona murder suspect held without bond after extradition

An Arizona murder suspect who fled the country 15 years ago is being held without bond in Phoenix after being extradited from Argentina
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Yavapai County judge plans to retire this fall after 4 years

Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Pro Tem Jeffrey Paupore has announced his intention to retire this fall after four years
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Selfies snapped on stolen cellphone used to ID thief

Louisiana police are searching for a man who stole a cellphone at gunpoint and then snapped few selfies on the device that uploaded to the rightful owner's cloud
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Police: Vandals damage tombs at historic Florida cemetery

Florida police say vandals have attacked multiple tombs at a historic Tampa graveyard
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Police: Homeless Mississippi man attacks man with knife

Authorities say a homeless man in Mississippi attacked another homeless man with a weapon the victim told police was a machete
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Arizona man found guilty of stealing from US military base

A former government contractor has been convicted of stealing and selling U.S. military equipment from his Arizona home
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Town outside Grand Canyon to break ground on housing project

A tiny town at the edge of the Grand Canyon's South Rim to break ground on housing project
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Toddler dies after being left in car for 8 hours

Authorities in Florida say they're investigating the death of a toddler who was left in a car for more than eight hours
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Former state police officer to head Workplace Standards

Acting Kentucky Labor Secretary David A. Dickerson has appointed Dwayne Depp as the commissioner of the Department of Workplace Standards
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First 4 statues in Richmond women's monument fully funded

The first four statues have been commissioned for a new women's monument at Virginia's Capitol Square
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Woman hospitalized after stingray attack in Florida

Authorities say a woman was hospitalized after being stung by a stingray at a Florida beach
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Mississippi man gets 4 years for stealing sick dad's money

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $19,000 from his father who was in hospice care
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Tennessee officer charged with assaulting jail inmate

Authorities say a former corrections officer in Tennessee has been charged with assaulting an inmate
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Pre-K expansion back on agenda for key New Mexico panel

Key New Mexico lawmakers are scheduled to listen to early childhood education experts as advocates push to expand pre-Kindergarten classes through the state
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Panel to summarize 6 constitutional amendments invites input

A state panel that will provide explanations to voters on six proposed amendments to the North Carolina Constitution on November ballots is inviting the public to offer suggestions
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Ship coming home after striking chemical weapons facilities

A U.S. guided-missile destroyer that targeted chemical weapons facilities in Syria is returning to its port in Virginia
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Felon gets 10 years for having gun used to kill child

A Tennessee man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing the gun authorities say a toddler used to fatally shoot a 7-year-old
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New Mexico education commissioner abstains from pledge

A member of a state education panel that oversees New Mexico's charter schools is abstaining from standing or saying the Pledge of Allegiance
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Baltimore man in deadly heroin ring pleads guilty

A 24-year-old Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to a heroin distribution conspiracy linked to 27 overdoses _ nine of them fatal
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School board member sentenced for theft

A former school board chairwoman in Virginia is headed to jail for stealing public funds
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92-year-old woman charged in son's death to be arraigned

A 92-year-old Arizona woman accused of fatally shooting her son because he wanted to put her in an assisted living facility is scheduled to be arraigned
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Firefighter competition to be held at Virginia state fair

Firefighters from communities around the state will climb towers, hoist hoses and carry mannequins to safety during the Firefighter Combat Challenge at the Virginia state fair this fall
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West Virginia gets $690M for flood management projects

West Virginia will receive $690 million in federal funding for flood management and repair projects
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University: Grants to bolster training for future clinicians

The University of Arizona says two federal grants totaling $3.9 million will help bolster training of students to provide health care in rural communities and other areas deemed to be underserved
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NC Zoo holds contest to name newborn female rhino

The North Carolina Zoo is asking the public to come up with a name for the female southern white rhinoceros born there earlier this month
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State governors caught in crossfire of Trump's trade war

State governors are looking for ways to preserve foreign investment and commerce in the shadows of President Trump's disputes over trade with China
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Health officials to give update on Hepatitis A outbreak

Health officials plan to give updates Kentucky's Hepatitis A outbreak, including initiatives to slow it
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West Virginia hearings resuming on Supreme Court impeachment

West Virginia lawmakers are set to resume hearings to consider whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for indicted state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry
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Maui High School continues to grapple with overcrowding

Maui High School is bracing for years of overcrowding with record enrollment expected for next school year
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Alaska wants $15M back in Medicaid payments to providers

Alaska health officials are ordering health care providers to pay back millions of dollars in Medicaid payments they say were sent by mistake
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Tractor operator dies trying to suppress Oregon wildfire

Authorities say it appears a tractor operator died while trying to restrain a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles (181 kilometers) in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest
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Alaska sea creature identified as decomposing whale

A sea creature that Alaskan fishermen believed to be a giant squid turned out to be the decaying carcass of a humpback whale
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Lightning could leave farm out of 2,000 gallons of milk

Lightning strike damages key equipment at a Maine dairy farm, and officials say they may lose thousands of gallons of milk
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Washington state man sentenced for Manchester shooting

A Washington state man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for shooting a man while he was sleeping
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Vermont tax department misses deadline for adjustments

Vermont residents urged to take a second look at their property tax bills after state tax department misses deadline
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Investigators: Attacks on Washington worship halls linked

Federal investigators say the shooting and three arsons at places of worship for Jehovah's Witnesses in western Washington state are connected
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Police arrest mom who left child alone in noisy car

Police arrest New Hampshire woman who left her child alone in a hot car playing extremely loud music
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Serial Boston rapist sentenced to 22 years in prison

Man linked to a series of rapes in the Boston area sentenced to 18 to 22 years in prison
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Southern road to New Mexico spaceport gets paved

The southern road to Spaceport America is now paved after New Mexico officials had promised it more than decade ago
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Man jumps on roof while fleeing immigration officers

Man jumps onto the roof of a Massachusetts newspaper office while trying to flee U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers
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City Council committee votes against proposed 600-foot tower

Providence City Council's ordinances committee votes against a proposal to build what would be the tallest skyscraper in Rhode Island
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Rutgers to increase tuition by 2.3 percent

Rutgers University approves 2.3 percent tuition increase for the upcoming school year
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Woman charged in crossbow killing dies in jail

A Pennsylvania woman who was charged with killing her mother with a crossbow has died in jail
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City approves plan to move Cleveland police headquarters

Cleveland City Council approves proposal to move police headquarters into the building that formerly housed the Plain Dealer newspaper
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Police officer, citizen help pull woman from burning car

Police officer and good Samaritan help rescue woman from burning car on Interstate 95 in Connecticut
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Hawaii searches for safe spots for people to see lava

Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano
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Illinois man stabs himself after jury's guilty verdict

Authorities say a central Illinois man stabbed himself in a courtroom shortly after a jury found him guilty in a sexual assault case
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Alabama mom charged with kidnapping 3 children at gunpoint

An Alabama mother is accused of kidnapping her children from their guardian at gunpoint
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Businesses provide money to keep jobs-for-panhandlers going

Portland is going to continue its jobs-for-panhandlers program thanks to donations from more than a dozen businesses
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Armstrong Air & Space Museum sets expansion groundbreaking

The Armstrong Air & Space Museum in western Ohio will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for an expansion to the facility named for astronaut Neil Armstrong
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Frederick Douglass replica statues being made to mark birth

The first three of 13 replicas of the Frederick Douglass statue in a Rochester park are set to be installed as part of a tribute to the bicentennial of the abolitionist's birth
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Owner of American flag company indicted on tax charge

The owner of an Ohio company that makes American flags has been charged for failing to forward more than $160,000 in payroll taxes to the Internal Revenue Service
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Man accused in Texas student's death says he didn't kill her

A 20-year-old man on trial in the slaying of a University of Texas freshman on campus in 2016 has taken the stand and denied killing her
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Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Florida lawsuit seeking disclosure of FBI files that might uncover a U.S.-based support network for some of the 9/11 hijackers
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State to invest $20M on new Binghamton water treatment plant

New York state will invest $20 million in a major overhaul of the sewage treatment plant in Binghamton
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Trump's Russia comments provoke division among veterans

Treason or honesty? U.S. military veterans alternately used both words to describe President Donald Trump's comments at a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this week.
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Jury deliberating in 'D Money' murder trial in Maine

A jury in Cumberland County is deliberating the fate of a man accused of killing a Maine couple on Christmas Day 2015
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Texas woman approaches City Council dressed as cockroach

South Texas woman showed up to recent City Council meeting dressed as a cockroach
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US deporting crime victims while they wait for special visa

Immigrants applying for a special visa awarded to victims of crime on U.S. soil are being detained and deported by President Donald Trump's administration
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Ohio legislative leaders, farmers: Cancel Kasich algae order

Farmers and state lawmakers are urging Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) to rescind last week's executive order intensifying Ohio's efforts to fight toxic algal blooms in Lake Erie.
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EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers _ that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening
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Kentucky editorial roundup

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials
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Tennessee editorial roundup

Summary of recent Tennessee newspaper editorials
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West Virginia editorial roundup

Summary of recent West Virginia newspaper editorials
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South Carolina editorial roundup

Summary of recent South Carolina newspaper editorials
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North Carolina editorial roundup

Summary of recent North Carolina newspaper editorials
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Driver hurt in tanker blast at California medical offices

Officials say no patients or medical employees were hurt in an explosion involving an oxygen tanker truck that prompted the evacuation of Kaiser Permanente offices in the San Francisco Bay Area
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