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  • AP Top Strange News At 11:49 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate Semi crash coats Indianapolis highway in butter Island near Buffalo overrun by hundreds of cats Ax crashes through car windshield on highway Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop Crop circle in Germany attracts ...

  • WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York

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    (AP) RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are re-created ...

  • Ohio lawmaker proposes LeBron license plate

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    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio lawmaker wants to give the state's motorists the chance to score a license plate honoring LeBron James. State Rep. Bill Patmon is planning to introduce legislation to permit the sale of a commemorative "LeBron James ...

  • Gov. Sandoval to tour flood-damaged Mt. Charleston

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval is set to tour the Southern Nevada subdivision where a muddy flash flood this week damaged 10 homes and cut off water for dozens of residents. The governor was expected to begin his ...

  • Defense grills witness in ex-Virginia gov's trial

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    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A defense lawyer is attacking the credibility of the key witness in the corruption trial of Virginia's former governor and his wife. Attorney William Burck zeroed in Friday on inconsistencies in what Jonnie Williams told investigators ...

  • Sierra Leone cyclist cleared of Ebola at Glasgow

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    (AP) GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Reacting to sensationalistic headlines such as "Ebola Terror at Commonwealth Games" in a British newspaper, officials said on Friday that a Sierra Leone cyclist passed tests for the Ebola virus and competed. "There is no Ebola ...

  • Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in Iowa want to take steps to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillary Rodham Clinton following her disappointing finish in 2008. Iowa Democratic Party Chairman Scott Brennan says the ...

  • Bookkeeper sentenced in theft of $500k from boss

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A part-time Las Vegas bookkeeper accused of forging paychecks to embezzle more than half a million dollars from her former employer has been sentenced and ordered pay back the money. The Nevada Attorney General's Office says ...

  • Coroner IDs man shot east of downtown Las Vegas

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 36-year-old man found shot dead earlier this week east of downtown Las Vegas. Clark County coroner's officials say Manuel Guadalupe Acosta died of a gunshot wound to the chest late Wednesday. Police ...

  • Plans underway to get American sick with Ebola

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Plans are underway to bring back one of the two American aid workers sick with Ebola in Africa. A small private jet based in Atlanta has been dispatched to Liberia where the two sick Americans work ...

  • 'Hiroshima' Los Alamos protest planned

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    (AP) LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Peace activists say they will hold another protest against nuclear weapons in Los Alamos near the anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Activists are scheduled to hold a rally Saturday starting ...

  • Ex-Bulls player pleads not guilty to sex abuse

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    (AP) VERNON HILLS, Ill. (AP) — Former NBA player Rick Brunson has pleaded not guilty to sexual abuse charges. The News Sun in Waukegan reports (http://bit.ly/1nb990J ) that the 42-year-old from Vernon Hills entered the plea Thursday in Lake County Circuit ...

  • With Iron Dome bill, US shows it has Israel's back

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has approved $225 million to replenish Israel's missile defense system, and House approval is expected before lawmakers begin a summer break. The money will go to restocking Israel's Iron Dome defense, which has been credited ...

  • Tropical Storm Bertha approaches Caribbean

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    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Tropical Storm Bertha approached the Caribbean on Friday as islands in the eastern region prepared for heavy rains and strong winds. The storm's maximum sustained winds increased slightly late Friday morning to 50 mph ...

  • US consumer sentiment edges down to 81.8 in July

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A measure of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in July although it remained at levels signaling further gains in consumer spending. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment edged down to 81.8 in July from ...

  • Police say UK pier fire may have been arson

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — British police say a fire that gutted a landmark seaside pier in southern England may have been started deliberately. Sussex Police said Friday that they were treating the blaze at the 144-year-old Eastbourne Pier as suspicious. No ...

  • PGA Championship, Yardage and Par

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    (AP) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Yardage and par at Valhalla Golf Club, site of the 96th PGA Championship to be played Aug. 7-10: ?Hole ?Par...Yd ?1 ?..4..446 ?2 ?..4..500 ?3 ?..3..205 ?4 ?..4..372 ?5 ?..4..463 ?6 ?..4..495 ?7 ?..5..597 ?8 ?..3..174 ...

  • Teen weightlifter stripped of Commonwealth gold

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    (AP) GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — The Commonwealth Games Federation says a 16-year-old Nigerian weightlifter has been stripped of her gold medal after a positive doping test. Chika Amalaha tested positive for diuretics and masking agents after winning the 53-kilogram (117-pound) division ...

  • Car-tech company Mobileye soars in IPO

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Mobileye are soaring on the Israeli car technology company's first day of public trading amid strong investor demand. Mobileye NV makes camera-based systems designed to help reduce the risk of accidents by anticipating collisions ...

  • PGA offers 2 tournaments in 1 with Ryder spots

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    (AP) Keegan Bradley was leaving his home in south Florida for a critical two-week stretch of golf when he noticed a travel bag that hasn't been touched in nearly two years. He brought it home from Medinah in 2012 after his ...

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