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    Police: Officers shoot 3 in stolen car after confrontation

    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia have shot and killed one person and wounded two others inside a pickup truck after authorities said the occupants displayed a gun and drove toward the officers. Police in Hampton said in a statement Wednesday that the officers were following a stolen vehicle Tuesday night before it […]
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    UN chief heading to conflict-torn Central African Republic

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday he is going to conflict-torn Central African Republic next week to spotlight growing communal tensions, spreading violence and deteriorating humanitarian situation as well as highlight the work of U.N. peacekeepers. He said at a news conference that since Jan. 1 the number of internally displaced […]
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    Case dropped against man tried on hair evidence 32 years ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday dismissed charges against a man who spent three decades in prison for a rape conviction even though the victim described her attacker as a man without any facial hair and he had a beard. George Perrot was convicted of raping 78-year-old Mary Prekop in her Springfield home in […]
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    Computers, notes seized at Louisiana slaying suspect’s home

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Investigators seized computer equipment and a notebook containing “personal writings” from the Louisiana home of a white man suspected of killing two black men and shooting up a black family’s home last month, according to court filings on Wednesday. The documents don’t elaborate on the nature of the written material […]
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    Alabama wants Supreme Court OK to execute officer’s killer

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appellate court upheld a stay of execution Wednesday for an Alabama inmate who is challenging the humaneness of the state’s lethal injection procedure. Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection on Thursday for the 1997 shooting death of a police officer in […]
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    Little Rock police arrest suspected 1st shooter at nightclub

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say they have arrested the person suspected of firing first during a mass shooting at a Little Rock rap concert last summer. No one died in the July 1 melee, but 28 people sustained injuries. Little Rock police Capt. Russell King said Wednesday that 19-year-old Tyler Jackson was the […]
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    Lawyers: Courts correctly rejected Confederate flag lawsuit

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Attorneys for the Mississippi governor say two levels of federal courts have been correct in blocking a lawsuit that challenges the Confederate battle emblem on the state flag. Representing Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, assistant state attorneys general filed papers Wednesday with the U.S. Supreme Court. They said Carlos Moore, an African-American […]
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    Top 20 finishers in this year’s Iditarod

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Here are the top 20 finishers in this year’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Iditarod officials said several dogs on a team tested positive for a prohibited drug, but officials are not identifying the team, saying they likely could not prove legally prove intent on the affected musher’s part. Only the […]
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    Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

    WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the story of how an office supply glitch became a major irritant between the United States and one of its close security partners. When President Donald Trump added the African nation of Chad last month to his most recent installment of travel restrictions, everyone from the Pentagon to Chad’s leaders […]
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    2nd teen arrested after 3 fatally shot in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say they’ve arrested a second teenager in connection with the robbery and fatal shootings of three men in an Indianapolis apartment. Police say 18-year-old Devante Gilbert was arrested on a warrant for robbery after he surrendered with his attorney Tuesday at police headquarters. He is being held in the Marion […]