2 charged in fatal stabbing of man in St. Louis County

Two people are charged in relation to the fatal stabbing of a man whose body was found in a wooded area behind a Walmart store in suburban St. Louis
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Thunderstorms move across Southern California deserts

Monsoonal flow has brought thunderstorms and strong winds to the deserts of Southern California
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Northwest Iowa officials say person stuck in grain bin died

Authorities say a person trapped inside a grain bin has died in northwest Iowa
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Idaho man gets 30 years following 6th DUI conviction

A southwestern Idaho man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison following his sixth DUI conviction
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Bismarck police seize $8,000 worth of counterfeit money

Four people were arrested in Bismarck for allegedly trying to pass counterfeit $100 bills
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Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas marks 50 years

As executive director of the Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas, Margie Wright knows the statistics of suicide all too well
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District attorney: 14-year-old boy drowns in Fall River pond

A 14-year-old boy has drowned in a pond in Fall River
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Ford recalls 550K vehicles that can roll away unexpectedly

Ford is recalling about 550,000 cars and SUVs in North America to fix a gearshift problem that could cause the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly
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Woman finds deadly spider in grocery store grapes

Connecticut woman finds black widow spider in a package of grapes from the grocery store
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"Starry Night" can stay on Florida home, mayor to apologize

A Florida mayor must apologize to a couple fined thousands of dollars for painting the exterior of their home with murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece
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Mother gets 3 years for not stopping daughters' abuse

A Connecticut woman who stood by and did nothing to stop her boyfriend from burning the hands of two of her children on a gas stove as punishment has been sentenced to three years in prison
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Ohio prison staff set to execute killer of man met in bar

Ohio is set to execute a condemned killer for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing
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Medical pot regulators reinstate firm in licensing process

The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is allowing a company picked to grow the drug to compete again for a license while two of its former executives await trial on charges of smuggling cannabis oil
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Storms, leaky roof spark electrical fire that shutters mall

A New Jersey shopping center was closed after heavy rains and a leaky roof sparked an electrical fire
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Police: Man killed in exchange of gunfire with officers

Albuquerque police say a homicide suspect who barricaded himself in a residence is dead after an exchange of gunfire with city police officers and New Mexico state police
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Authorities: Couple die in crash few weeks after wedding

Authorities say a young husband and wife have died in a crash in western Michigan just a few weeks after they were married
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Woman sentenced for killing son over potty-training issue

A Pine Ridge Reservation woman accused of beating her 2-year-old son to death after he wet his bed has been sentenced to 40 years in federal prison
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Nevada man who sought fake passport gets prison, deportation

A northern Nevada man convicted of falsifying his U.S. passport application has been sentenced to two years in federal prison and will be deported upon completion of his prison term
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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
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Man pleads not guilty to killing his older brother

An upstate New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stabbed his older brother to death
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Kansas doctor loses license for relationship with patient

An Emporia doctor is losing his Kansas medical license for a sexual relationship with a patient who tried to commit suicide using pills he prescribed her
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Additional charges filed in deadly Kansas swatting case

One of the online gamers whose video game bet dispute allegedly led police to fatally shoot a Kansas man faces additional charges
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US pastor denied release in latest trial hearing in Turkey

A court in western Turkey has again denied a request for the release from custody of an American pastor who is on trial on charges of aiding terror groups and engaging espionage
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Pilot still hospitalized from plane crash; 2 teens hurt

A pilot remains hospitalized with serious injuries suffered when his small airplane crashed at an upstate New York airport, leaving two teenage passengers with minor injuries
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Suspect arrested in Dallas-area bicyclist death, hit-and-run

Police have arrested a woman who was sought on a warrant alleging she was driving a car that struck and killed a bicyclist in a Dallas-area hit-and-run
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911 caller warns of gas leak before fatal Wisconsin blast

Recordings show a construction worker called 911 to warn he could smell and hear a leak from a broken gas main, just before a massive explosion killed a firefighter and destroyed six buildings in southern Wisconsin
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Storm levels home, downs power lines in Oglala Lakota County

A strong storm leveled a mobile home in Manderson and knocked down power lines in Oglala Lakota County
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Connecticut woman gets 3 years for not stopping girls' abuse

A Connecticut woman who stood by and did nothing to stop her boyfriend from burning the hands of two of her children on a gas stove as punishment has been sentenced to three years in prison
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The Latest: Condemned killer meets with priests, friends

An Ohio prisons spokeswoman says a condemned killed set for execution Wednesday has spent the morning meeting with Roman Catholic priests and friends
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Relief fund raising money for Watford City tornado victims

Nearly $100,000 has been raised so far to help people affected by a tornado that hit Watford City
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Elon Musk apologizes for calling cave rescue diver a 'pedo'

Elon Musk apologizes for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile
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Florida homeowners get to keep 'Starry Night' murals on home

A Florida mayor must apologize to a couple fined thousands of dollars for painting the exterior of their home with murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece
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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Editorials from around Pennsylvania
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Winners named after slow Port Huron to Mackinac Island race

This year's Port Huron to Mackinac Island sailboat race on Lake Huron was so slow that the awards were handed out as some competitors still were heading to the finish line
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Air conditioning outage reported at Oklahoma prison

The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says there is an air conditioning outage at one of its prisons
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Man pleads guilty to killing man with samurai sword

A Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in the 2008 death of a man found stabbed with his own samurai sword
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Tornado-damaged trees being salvaged in national forest

Salvage operations are beginning this week on tornado-damaged trees in the Black Hills National Forest
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Giant pyramid tourist attraction burns in northern Illinois

Authorities say fire damaged a giant pyramid tourist attraction in northern Illinois
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Former Spearfish volunteer fire chief accused of embezzling

A former volunteer chief with the Spearfish Fire Department is accused of embezzling from the organization
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Officials fear algae toxin has tainted city water supply

Officials have urged people not to drink tap water in a southern Iowa community because they suspect an algae toxin has tainted the supply
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Jurisdiction questions blamed for delayed police response

It appears jurisdictional questions delayed a police response to a shooting death in South Carolina last week
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Inmate who made threatening synagogue comments pleads guilty

An inmate who made comments in New York's Warren County Jail about shooting up a synagogue has pleaded guilty to making a terroristic threat; investigators found no evidence of a plot but contacted temples as a precaution.
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Woman with $92K in unpaid tolls and fees gets probation

A woman who racked up more than $92,000 in unpaid tolls and fees for evading hundreds of tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike during a five-year period has pleaded guilty to theft of services
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Man drowns at Kansas apartment pool where he regularly swims

Authorities say a man has drowned at a suburban Kansas City apartment complex pool where he regularly swims and snorkels
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3 victims identified after Florida Everglades plane crash

Authorities have identified three victims of a mid-air collision involving two small planes over the Florida Everglades
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Rapid City man who died in motorcycle crash identified

Authorities have identified a Rapid City man who died in a trike motorcycle crash in Pennington County
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911 calls are released in deadly Sun Prairie explosion, fire

Newly released 911 calls to Dane County dispatchers reveal how events unfolded in the natural gas explosion and fire in Sun Prairie that killed a firefighter and destroyed six buildings
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Lightning strikes 186-year-old church during storms

Firefighters say lightning struck a 186-year-old New Hampshire church and flames shot out of the steeple as strong storms made their way through the region
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Man arrested in connection to triple murder in Alabama

Police say a man has been arrested in connection to a triple murder in Alabama
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South Dakota winter wheat crop one-fifth harvested

About one-fifth of South Dakota's winter wheat crop is now in the bin
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Deputies recover man's body from river in downtown Iowa City

Authorities recover man's body from the Iowa River in downtown Iowa City
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North Dakota wheat, corn, soybeans developing ahead of pace

Development of spring wheat, corn and soybean crops in North Dakota is ahead of the average pace
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Nebraska hunts down, kills mountain lion that killed goat

State game officials say a mountain lion that killed a domestic goat in northwest Nebraska has been found and killed
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County to weigh US Supreme Court appeal on $28.1M judgment

Gage County officials will be meeting with attorneys to consider appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court a $28.1 million judgment awarded to six people wrongfully convicted of murder
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Swimmers pulled from South Carolina beach twice for sharks

People at a popular South Carolina beach were ordered out of the water twice in one day because sharks were spotted in the water
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South Carolina city warns parents of teen curfew violators

Police in a South Carolina city are warning parents about the rules concerning a curfew after video showed teen suspects in a burglary case
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Body of missing man found in Pearl River in Mississippi

Authorities say the body of a missing man has been found in a river in central Mississippi
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Indianapolis schools again slim down funding request

Indiana's largest school district is again slimming down its request for additional tax dollars from voters
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Massachusetts police chief on leave, but reason not divulged

A Massachusetts police chief who was once an FBI agent has been placed on leave, but no one is saying why
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Suspect in police chase remains on the run

A suspect in a high speed pursuit remains at large after running from his disabled vehicle in Fargo
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Board votes to demolish 123-year-old Rock Island courthouse

A northern Illinois county board has voted to tear down a 123-year-old stone courthouse despite pleas from the public to save the building
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3 inmates captured after escaping jail in Mississippi

Authorities say three of four inmates who escaped from jail have been captured in Mississippi
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Nephew of slain couple gets life in prison for killings

A Detroit-area man who was convicted in the slayings of his aunt and uncle has been sentenced to life in prison without parole
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Judge rejects 'stand your ground' immunity in gunbattle case

A judge won't provide immunity for a man who says Iowa's "stand your ground" law should protect him from prosecution following a Cedar Rapids gunbattle
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Motorcyclist faces new count in deadly alcohol-related crash

A motorcyclist who authorities say was driving drunk when he caused a July Fourth crash that killed his passenger has now been charged with vehicular homicide
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Restraining order granted against school board chairman

A temporary restraining order against the chairman of a Maryland school board accused of shoving and threatening one of its members will remain in place until a hearing next week
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Murder suspect extradited to Georgia from Mexico for trial

A 32-year-old man has been returned to Georgia from Mexico to stand trial for charges in connection with a 2010 murder case
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Chris Christie to 'set record straight' in 'Let Me Finish'

Chris Christie has a book coming out next year and he doesn't plan on holding back
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Fire departments share $2.2 million grant for equipment

Fire departments and ambulance services in Illinois will share $2.2 million to purchase safety equipment, protective clothing, breathing apparatus and other needed tools
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Man gets 12 life sentences for abusing kids over 10 years

A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 12 consecutive terms of life in prison for sexually abusing children over 10 years
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Trial against US pastor resumes in Turkey

The trial against a U.S. pastor who is accused of aiding terror groups and engaging in espionage has resumed in a town in western Turkey
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Correction: All-Star Game story

Correction: All-Star Game story
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2-year sentence for teacher who fired gun in classroom

A teacher who fired a gun inside a Georgia classroom has been sentenced to two years behind bars
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Wyoming bull breeders provide mini bulls for young riders

Clad in ornate chaps, protective vests and straw cowboy hats, little cowpokes crowded the Albany County Fairgrounds bucking chute return, anxiously eyeing the horned beasts to their left and right
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Burns church to celebrate 100 years in Laramie County

A rural Laramie County church is celebrating a century of serving the community and fellow congregants this month
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Children gain exposure to the Old West during rodeo weekend

Arguably one of the best ways kids can learn is through play
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Police: 3 teen girls among 8 arrested in Phoenix robberies

Police in Phoenix say a man and seven juveniles including three teenage girls are in custody after they were allegedly involved in two armed robberies
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Louisiana fall elections sign-up period opens Wednesday

Candidates for Louisiana's Nov. 6 election have to declare their intentions this week, during the official sign-up period to register for the races
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New Mexico sex offender sentenced after probation violation

Authorities say a sex offender is back behind bars after picking up a DWI charge while on probation
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Arizona attorney general wares of online romance scams

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich is warning state residents to beware of online romance scams after an investigation found Phoenix area residents were trying to wire thousands of dollars overseas
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Nashville council: Don't invest pensions in private prisons

A Tennessee city council has asked a city board to stop investing money from its employee pension fund in privately-operated prisons
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Border officers in Arizona seize drugs, pistols over weekend

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers say they have arrested three U.S. citizens and a Mexican man in a pair of smuggling attempts, one resulting in the seizure of more than 14 pounds of methamphetamine and the other in the capture of two handguns
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Prominent sovereign citizen sentenced for federal bank fraud

A prominent sovereign citizen has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for conspiring to launder money
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Businesses in New Mexico counties eligible for drought help

Businesses in five southern New Mexico counties are now eligible for low-interest federal disaster loans to help offset losses caused by a drought that began earlier this year
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Accountant sentenced for stealing $866K from businesses

An accountant has been sentenced 10 years in prison after authorities say he stole $866,000 from four Hawaii businesses
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Panel completes LSU Greek life changes after pledge death

Louisiana State University sororities and fraternities have finished implementing recommended changes to end dangerous behavior after a freshman died last year while pledging
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Honolulu mayor directs city to prepare for climate change

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has directed city departments and agencies to prepare for the effects of climate change and sea level rise
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Authorities form task force to investigate wildfires

Authorities in western Washington state are forming a task force to investigate a series of recent wildfires
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Oregon man sentenced for fraudulently using benefits card

An Oregon man has been sentenced to three years of probation for illegally using the state benefits card of a man who died
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Report: Miscommunication led to deadly Sparks plane crash

A report by federal investigators indicates that miscommunication led to a small plane crashing into a northern Nevada recreational vehicle park, killing the pilot and passenger
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Eugene officials enact ban on wildlife feeding

Eugene officials have approved a ban on feeding wildlife in an attempt to contain the growing rat and wild turkey populations
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Police: Woman faked terminal illness for extended stay

Police arrest New Jersey woman who they say faked having a terminal illness and convinced a family to take care of her for more than a month
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Teacher loses license over sexual misconduct with student

Ohio high school teacher and volleyball coach who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a student gets teaching license revoked
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Authorities arrest 10 in federal drug ring bust

U.S. prosecutors say 10 people were arrested in Connecticut as part of a federal drug investigation
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Vermont Law School professors lose tenure over budget cuts

Multiple professors lose tenure at Vermont Law School as officials attempt to close a $1 million budget deficit
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