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  • Police: Man fatally shot by officer was wielding metal pole

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    (AP) ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Virginia police say a man fatally shot last month by an Arlington police officer had been wielding a metal pole before shots were fired. The police department on Tuesday released additional details of the May 19 ...

  • Atlanta man surrenders in shooting of Lil Wayne's tour bus

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    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Police in suburban Atlanta say a man accused of shooting at rapper Lil Wayne's tour bus has surrendered and is being held without bond. Cobb County police spokeswoman Alicia Chilton says Jimmy Carlton Winfrey of Atlanta is ...

  • Clint Eastwood to make biopic of pilot 'Sully' Sullenberger

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Eastwood will follow up on his box-office sensation "American Sniper" with a biopic of pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger. Warner Bros. announced Tuesday that Eastwood will direct and produce the not-yet-titled drama as his next film. ...

  • National Lampoon to pay $3M to settle suit over transfers

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — National Lampoon Inc. has agreed to pay $3 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that a financier convicted of swindling investors in an Ohio company fraudulently transferred millions of dollars from those investors to the entertainment company ...

  • Shonds Rhomes writing book on a year of accepting challenges

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Shonda Rhimes' first book will have a positive message. The award-winning showrunner and creator of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" has an agreement with Simon & Schuster for "Year of Yes," the publisher announced Tuesday. Rhimes was ...

  • Donation little hindrance to Stephanopoulos interviews

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Newly declared Republican presidential candidate Lindsey Graham's interview with George Stephanopoulos on "Good Morning America" Tuesday is the latest sign that the ABC anchor's donations to the Clinton Foundation seem not to have impeded his coverage ...

  • Dora the Explorer has 2nd job title: NYC family ambassador

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Dora's not just an explorer. The plucky cartoon heroine is also reprising her role as New York City's family ambassador. NYC & Company said Tuesday that its family tourism campaign will now include English and Spanish ...

  • El Salvador records post-war high of 635 homicides in May

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    (AP) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador recorded a grisly milestone with 635 homicides in May, an average of about 20 a day. It is believed to be the most violent deaths for a single month since the Central ...

  • Mysteriously ill Russian opposition figure conscious

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The wife of a prominent Russian opposition figure who has been hospitalized for a week with a mysterious illness says he has regained consciousness. Vladimir Kara-Murza, a journalist and a close associate of the murdered opposition leader ...

  • Colorado coal mine appeals climate change court ruling

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    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A Colorado coal mine at the center of a legal fight over whether coal's impact on climate change needs to be considered before it is mined wants to make sure it can keep operating while it appeals ...

  • NCAA's top lawyer ready to keep fighting in O'Bannon case

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    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Donald Remy has an answer for those who believe the NCAA is waging a losing battle against Ed O'Bannon. Think again. The NCAA's top lawyer insists it is a winnable case and that the law is clearly ...

  • Study: Minorities in retail get paid less, promoted less

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says African-American and Latino cashiers, salespeople and first-line managers are paid less, are less likely to be promoted off the floor and more likely to be poorer than their white counterparts in the retail ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

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    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 0-8-3 (zero, eight, three)

  • Report of rampant airport security failures not a first

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Think you're safe on a plane? Federal undercover investigators who sneaked prohibited items with alarming ease past Homeland Security Department airport screeners have been smuggling simulated bombs and weapons aboard planes during tests as far back as ...

  • Court date set for woman, brother in Vegas hatchet slaying

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A judge in Las Vegas has set a July 22 preliminary hearing for an Idaho woman and her brother from California in the hatchet slaying of the woman's husband. Defense attorney Scott Coffee said Tuesday that ...

  • New survey finds Britons have more favorable view of Europe

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — An extensive new survey finds British attitudes toward the European Union are improving ahead of a decisive referendum on whether to remain in the EU that must be held by the end of 2017. The Pew Research ...

  • Former Maryland man held at Guantanamo alleges CIA torture

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    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A former Maryland resident imprisoned at Guantanamo was subjected to mistreatment while in CIA custody far in excess of what has previously been disclosed, including being hung from a wooden beam for three days and kept in ...

  • Activists: Decline of elephants in Tanzania is catastrophic

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    (AP) NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A wildlife conservation group says the sharp decline of the elephant population in Tanzania, most likely due to poaching, is catastrophic. The Tanzanian government on Monday estimated that 65,721 elephants have died in the country in ...

  • Kentucky folksinger, dulcimer player Jean Ritchie dies at 92

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    (AP) BEREA, Ky. (AP) — Jean Ritchie, the Kentucky-born folksinger who brought the centuries-old ballads she grew up with to a wide audience from the 1950s onward, died Monday evening. She was 92. Ritchie died in her home in Berea, Kentucky, ...

  • 63 were atop Washington Monument when elevator failed

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service says there were 63 people at the top of the Washington Monument when an elevator failed, not one person as the agency originally reported. The park service said on Monday that just one ...

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