Deputy cleared in fatal shooting at campsite near Bend, Ore

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel says a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man last month was legally justified
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Police searching for truck involved in hit-and-run

Police in Rhode Island are searching for a car involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a man
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Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho over new abortion reporting requirements
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US announces drug charges against Honduran congressman

Federal authorities in New York have filed charges against a Honduran congressman accused of being a member of a violent drug trafficking organization responsible for shipping loads of cocaine into the United States
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McCaskill calls for end to trade war, cites harm to Missouri

Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is calling for an end to the trade war and relief for Missouri businesses that have been impacted
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Former Oklahoma prison chaplain arrested on rape complaint

The chaplain of a minimum security prison for women has resigned after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate
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Republicans: Criticism of SC Dem governor nominee falls flat

With less than four months until South Carolina voters pick their next governor, some leading Republican state lawmakers suggest that efforts by a group on their own side exemplify how the gubernatorial campaign has entered the "silly season."
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Boy flags for help after 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

Authorities say a 9-year-old boy climbed out of a pickup after a crash in South Dakota and flagged down help on the interstate
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Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of Paul Manafort
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Report: Texas saw increase in student arrests for threats

A new report shows a sharp increase in arrests of Texas students for threatening violence following the deadly high school shooting in February in Parkland, Florida
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Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim pleads guilty to extreme DUI

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI after a Fourth of July arrest in a Phoenix suburb
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Ex-Iowa first lady Mari Culver diagnosed with breast cancer

Former Iowa first lady Mari Culver says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer
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Ex-elementary school coach gets 35 years in child porn case

A former Maryland elementary school basketball coach who has admitted to blackmailing children for "sexually exploitative images" has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
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Victim in Wyoming climbing accident identified

Authorities have release the name of a 58-year-old man who died in a mountain climbing accident earlier this month in northern Wyoming
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Arizona state senate candidate killed mother in 1963

A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate is shocking gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago
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Chemours offers filters to owners of tainted water wells

A chemical company under fire for allowing little-studied industrial compounds into drinking water supplies says it's going to start offering water filters to neighbors whose wells were tainted
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Skeletal remains found in suitcase on Philadelphia street

Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in a suitcase in southwest Philadelphia
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Police: Couple found dead in Kimberly home were shot

Police say a couple found dead in a house in Kimberly were shot
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The Latest: Roby confident she will win

U.S. Rep Martha Roby is expressing confidence that she will prevail over challenger Bobby Bright in the Republican runoff for Alabama's 2nd Congressional District
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Democrats outraise GOP incumbents in Iowa races for Congress

New data shows Democrats recently outraised Republicans in two closely watched Iowa congressional races, though those GOP incumbents have more available cash to spend
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Trump administration seeks to stop 'climate kids' lawsuit

The Trump administration is trying to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change
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Inmate escapes while out on work crew in Kelso

Authorities say a 36-year-old inmate walked away from his corrections crew in Kelso
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Hot weather hindering efforts against blaze near Yosemite

Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter
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The Latest: Wake, funeral planned for slain officer

A wake for slain Massachusetts police officer Michael Chesna will be held on Thursday
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Texas sees first cases of West Nile virus this year

Texas health officials say they've confirmed the state's first cases this year of people falling ill with West Nile virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes
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San Antonio store owner's killer set for execution

A Texas death row inmate is set for execution after lawyers unsuccessfully argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black
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Woman sentenced to life as a juvenile released from prison

A woman whose was sentenced as a juvenile to life in prison without parole for capital murder has been released from prison after her sentence was shortened following U.S. and state supreme court rulings finding such sentences to be unconstitutional
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Mississippi man charged in fire that killed wife and son

A Mississippi man is accused of setting a fire that killed his wife and their 17-year-old son
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Mistrial declared for ex-regulator charged with bribery

The trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce ended Tuesday in a mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked on charges that he accepted $31,000 in bribes from a water company owner
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The Latest: Suspect in killings had cut off ankle monitor

Investigators say a man suspected in at least three fatal Houston-area shootings was a parolee who had cut off an ankle monitor several days before the first killing he's accused of
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Oklahoma medical board lawyer charged with making threats

The top lawyer at the Oklahoma State Department of Health who recently resigned now faces criminal charges after authorities said she sent threats to herself and then lied about it to investigators
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Suspect in Massachusetts officer slaying pleads not guilty

A man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer as well as an innocent bystander has pleaded not guilty
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Walker says he got no gift from Russian charged as agent

A spokesman for Gov. Scott Walker says he did not accept a gift from a woman who was charged Monday with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S.
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Prosecutor: Panora officer justified in shooting man

An Iowa prosecutor says a west-central Iowa police officer was justified in killing a man who charged him holding a knife
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The Latest: Federal appeals court won't stop Texas execution

A federal appeals court has refused to halt the scheduled execution of a 34-year-old Texas prisoner for the 2004 fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner
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Robin Williams speaks for himself in new HBO documentary

A new documentary on Robin Williams tells the late comedian's story using primarily his own voice
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Man who kidnapped, shot brothers sentenced to life in prison

A man who shot two adult brothers and left them to die on a remote Alaska mountainside has been sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years
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Exorcist blesses house formerly occupied by troubled priest

The former house of a retired Boise priest who was accused of sharing child pornography online and of drug possession has been cleaned out and blessed by an exorcist
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Police: 1 Baltimore County officer out, 1 suspended

One police officer has left the Baltimore County police and another has been suspended amid an investigation into claims made against them in a high-profile police corruption trial
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Murder charges filed in death of boy placed under comforter

Prosecutors say the parents of a four-month-old boy who died after being placed under a comforter at a New Jersey motel earlier this year have been charged with murder
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Woman sentenced in ambush shooting of former daughter-in-law

A 61-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to life in prison for an ambush-style shooting of her former daughter-in-law
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Man charged with abducting teen indicted in her slaying

A Virginia man charged in the abduction of his slain teenage cousin has been charged in her death
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Missouri appeal could delay Mississippi death penalty case

A Missouri appeal over whether lethal injection would violate the Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment could delay a Mississippi case over similar issues
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Feds arrest 11 in alleged heroin, meth trafficking ring

Officials say 11 people have been arrested on federal charges in connection with heroin and methamphetamine trafficking in the north Puget Sound region.
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$60M in oil spill money to pay for recreational projects

Louisiana will spend $60 million in oil spill recovery money on recreational projects to bolster boating, fishing and outdoor leisure opportunities across coastal parishes
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MacPherson resigns from UW Board of Trustees

John MacPherson has resigned from the University of Wyoming Board of Trustees
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Crews extinguish car fire in Mall of America parking ramp

Firefighters have quickly contained a car fire in a parking ramp at the Mall of America in Bloomington
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Residents left with questions after strange sighting in sky

Many Pendleton residents are questioning what it was they saw in the skies over the town
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MGM sues Vegas mass shooting victims, argues it isn't liable

MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas
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Horse racing regulators approve sale of Kentucky racetrack

Kentucky horse racing regulators have approved the sale of Ellis Park racetrack to a group that now has a minority ownership stake in the track
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Obstruction charge added against West Virginia justice

A federal grand jury has added an obstruction of justice charge against a suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice already facing a 22-count indictment
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The Latest: Judge denies request to move Manafort trial

A federal judge has denied a request to relocate the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman
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Pilot dies in crop duster crash in North Dakota

A pilot has died in a crop duster crash into the Missouri River in western North Dakota
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Magnitude 3.1 earthquake recorded in central Oklahoma

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma
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Penn State frat hazing death trial scheduled for February

Members of a Penn State University fraternity charged in connection with the death of a pledge after a night of hazing and drinking are scheduled to go to trial early next year
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South Dakota modifies high school graduation requirements

South Dakota education officials have revised high school graduation requirements to offer more flexibility to students in the upcoming school year
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Lawyers to focus on addressing immigrant children's trauma

Connecticut lawyers who helped reunite two Central American children and their parents who were separated at the U.S.-Mexico border by federal authorities say their focus now is ensuring the children get treatment for the trauma they suffered
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Missouri stroke, heart attack program in limbo

A Missouri program that designates hospitals as stroke, heart attack and trauma centers is in limbo
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Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in home

Police say a 9-year-old girl was asleep in her bed when a stray bullet struck and killed her inside her family's New Jersey home
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Prosecutor in girl's 1988 killing hails genealogy databases

An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools
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Secretary Perry alma mater says he didn't tilt nuke lab bid

Texas A&M University leaders says Energy Secretary Rick Perry didn't steer a $2.5 billion contract to oversee a top nuclear weapons lab to his beloved alma mater
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2 Nebraska murder suspects arrested at Missouri Walmart

Two suspects in a Nebraska murder case are in custody in Missouri after being arrested at a Walmart store
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3 killed in midair crash of 2 small planes in Florida

Officials say three people died after two planes crashed above the Florida Everglades
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Indianapolis approves rules for dockless electric scooters

The Indianapolis City-County Council has approved permitting rules and other regulations for dockless electric scooters that have appeared in the city
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FEMA teams to visit northern Wisconsin damaged by flooding

County officials in northern Wisconsin are hoping the Federal Emergency Management Agency will validate their estimates of about $11 million in damages caused by last month's flooding
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Alleged California serial rapist wanted for deportation

Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist who is charged with posing as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally
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Unions pour millions into Missouri to fight right-to-work

Unions from around the country are pouring money into Missouri ahead of a statewide vote that could ban mandatory union fees at workplaces, just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions
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US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

The U.S. Army is reversing course on discharging one immigrant recruit who enlisted through a program that promised him a path to citizenship
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Bear tranquilized after taking dip in Los Angeles pool

A large bear was hit with a tranquilizer dart after spending a few hours roaming a Los Angeles neighborhood and taking a dip in a backyard pool
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Police, state troopers investigate shooting

Massachusetts State Police and prosecutors say they're investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital
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Missouri court gives jolt of life to long Midwest power line

A proposal for a high-voltage power line carrying wind energy across the Midwest has received a jolt of new life after the Missouri Supreme Court ruled that regulators wrongly rejected it
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Study finds dramatic increase in 2018 Sundance attendance

An economic impact study estimates that attendance at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival increased dramatically over the previous year
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Albuquerque woman pleads guilty to assaulting postal workers

An Albuquerque woman has pleaded guilty to assaulting three U.S. Postal Service employees last December and could be facing a federal prison sentence of up to 20 years
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Walker says he got no gift from woman charged as agent

A spokesman for Gov. Scott Walker says he did not accept a gift from a woman who was charged Monday with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S.
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State warns medical pot dispensaries on cannabidiol sales

State health officials are warning medical marijuana dispensaries against selling cannabidiol produced outside of New Mexico or from plants grown outside the state
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Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

Immigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities
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Vermont board rejects mountain name change proposal

Vermont state board rejects petition to change the name of Mount Ascutney
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The Latest: Mistrial declared for former Arizona regulator

A judge has declared a mistrial at the bribery trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce after jurors deadlocked over whether the he accepted $31,000 from a water company owner in exchange for favorable regulatory decisions
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Iowa candidates can't use campaign funds for child care

An Iowa board that oversees campaign ethics has issued a ruling that keeps Iowa candidates from using campaign money to pay for child care
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Primary voters in Ferry County will not have to pay postage

It turns out that voters in Washington state's Ferry County will not have to buy their own stamps to mail in their primary ballot this year.
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Supervisor accused of conflict of interest over pot vote

California prosecutors say a county supervisor faces a pair of misdemeanor charges after she cast a vote on marijuana regulation while having a financial stake in the cannabis industry
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Proposal to ban dogs from barbershops shot down

Public comment from enthusiastic pet owners helped shoot down a proposal that would have banned dogs and other animals from salons and barbershops in Montana
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Storms bring flash floods, outages, flight cancellations

Thunderstorms are knocking out power in some parts of Massachusetts
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States: Workaround succeeding after cut in health subsidies

California and 17 other states that sued the Trump administration over its decision to cut off Affordable Care Act subsidies say a workaround has largely succeeded
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The Latest: Health agency's ex-lawyer charged over threats

The top lawyer at the Oklahoma State Department of Health has been criminally charged for allegedly sending threats to herself and then lying about it to investigators
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Anchorage residents buy palm tree sign at auction

Anchorage residents have banded together to purchase a neon-lit palm tree sign from the federal government
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Woman accused of being Russian agent spoke in South Dakota

A 29-year-old gun-rights activist charged Monday with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S. spoke of freedom and entrepreneurship at events in South Dakota in 2015
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