The Latest: Duck boats exempt from Missouri life jacket law

A Missouri law requires boat passengers ages 7 and younger to wear life jackets whenever they're on the water, but commercial vessels like the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake are exempt
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Pastor who admitted to sex assaults wants to withdraw plea

A former New Jersey pastor who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting several children now wants to withdraw his plea
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Ex-Rhode Island man gets 100-plus years for sexual abuse

A former Rhode Island man convicted of sexually molesting two young female relatives has been sentenced to more than a century in prison
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Lottery says Powerball ticket worth $1M sold in York

The Nebraska Lottery says a Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in York
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Rally car goes up in flames in western Maine

The New England Forest Rally has more than its usual excitement this year: A rare rally car crashed and burst into flames
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Maine scientists investigating death of Minke whale

Scientists in Maine are investigating the death of a 24-foot Minke whale that washed ashore over the weekend
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The Latest: Duck boats expect from Missouri life jacket law

A Missouri law requires boat passengers ages 7 and younger to wear life jackets whenever they're on the water, but commercial vessels like the duck boat that sank in Table Rock Lake are exempt
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NY Daily News slashes newsroom staffing in half

NY Daily News cuts staff less than a year after sale to tronc
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'Handmaid's Tale' demonstrators to protest Pence in Philly

Demonstrators dressed as characters from the novel-turned-TV series "The Handmaid's Tale" are planning to descend on downtown Philadelphia to protest Vice President Mike Pence's visit
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Attorney General says marijuana gifting remains illegal

Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan has clarified that the sale of marijuana, even when it is given as a "gift with purchase," is still illegal despite the state having legalized possession
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The Latest: Family of 9 survives Missouri duck boat sinking

At least one member died from every family aboard a tourist duck boat that sank in Missouri last week, except for a family of nine who all survived
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White House blames Iran for war of words with Trump

The White House is blaming Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for inciting a war of words with President Donald Trump
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Boston's top cop announces retirement, new job at college

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has announced that he is retiring after nearly four decades with the department to take a job as director of public safety at Boston College
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Southern Arizona could see temps hit 120 degrees this week

Parts of southern Arizona have been placed on an excessive heat warning with temperatures expected to approach 120 degrees (49 C) this week
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Correction: Indecent Exposure-New Trial story

Correction: Indecent Exposure-New Trial story
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Family of woman killed by Minneapolis officer sues

The family of an Australian woman who was killed by a Minneapolis police officer last year is suing the officer, his partner and the city
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Georgia lawmaker uses racial slur in Showtime series

A Georgia lawmaker is seen using racial slurs and dropping his pants in an episode of Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series "Who Is America?"
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2 Men who drowned at reservoir identified

Two men who drowned at a Colorado reservoir have been identified
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State acquires 18,000 acres in south Mississippi Delta

Nearly 18,000 acres in Mississippi's Delta region have been acquired by the state in the largest piece of land it has bought in 40 years
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Authorities: 2 dead, 2 wounded in shootings at pot grows

Authorities in southern Colorado say two people were killed and two others, including a deputy, were wounded in shootings involving alleged illegal marijuana operations
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Trial set to begin for teacher accused of raping student

The trial for a former Maine high school teacher who's accused of having a sex with a student is set to begin this week
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Correction: Tribal Council Members Charged story

Correction: Tribal Council Members Charged story
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Weather service raises Iowa tornado total, rates 3

The National Weather Service has raised its count of tornadoes in the flurry that struck central Iowa
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NY Daily News slashes staff in half

NY Daily News cuts staff less than a year after sale to tronc
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Cuomo pardons 7 facing deportation for past convictions

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has pardoned seven people who had faced deportation because of crimes committed years ago
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Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud

A relative says a deadly shootout at a Los Angeles supermarket started with a domestic feud miles away
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Jail inmate who escaped from ambulance back in custody

Police say a jail inmate who jumped out of the back of an ambulance in Ohio is back in custody
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Missing Vermont hiker found after walking out of the woods

State police say a Vermont hiker who was separated from his party is safe after he was found walking on Main Street in Putney
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Sierra Nevada forest fire continues to grow near Yosemite

Firefighters battling a huge forest fire in the Sierra Nevada will face increasingly difficult conditions this week as a heat wave sets in
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State fair officials work to reassure visitors about safety

State officials are working to reassure visitors the 2018 Ohio State Fair will be safe after a catastrophic ride failure left an 18-year-old dead and seven others injured last year
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Paraglider lands on highway, dies in eastern Washington

Authorities say a 40-year-old Idaho man died paragliding in eastern Washington Sunday evening
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Inert grenade found as basement cleaned in suburban Detroit

Authorities say a woman cleaning a basement in suburban Detroit found what turned out to be an inert grenade
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'I'm ashamed': Americans blame Trump after mom's deportation

As US takes harder line on immigration, mixed-status families are divided by deportation
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Lawmakers begin final rush to adjournment on Beacon Hill

The Massachusetts Legislature is beginning what promises to be the hectic final days of its formal 2017-2018 session, with many key bills still hanging in the balance
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Less than year after acquiring the Daily News, Tronc to cut staffing in the New York tabloid's newsroom in half

Less than year after acquiring the Daily News, Tronc to cut staffing in the New York tabloid's newsroom in half
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The Latest: Trump security adviser echoes warning to Iran

The Latest: President Donald Trump's national security adviser is echoing the combative warning to Iran against deploying any more threatening language toward the U.S.
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Hawaii cancels grant for purchase of land swallowed by lava

Hawaii has canceled a grant funding the Big Island government's purchase of a land parcel that was to serve as a buffer between development and the Waiopae tide pools
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Fiat Chrysler is shaken without visionary CEO behind wheel

Shares in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles have dropped 4 percent in the first trading since news that the Italian-American automaker's longtime CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has been replaced unexpectedly due to complications from surgery
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Arrest made in shooting that left 2 dead, woman paralyzed

Police in Rochester say a 28-year-old man is set to be arraigned on murder and assault charges for a shooting last month that killed two men and left a woman paralyzed
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The Latest: All duck boat sinking survivors out of hospital

All the people who survived when a duck boat ferrying tourists sank in southern Missouri have been released from a hospital
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Police ID officer killed in car chase in Washington state

Authorities have identified the suburban Seattle police officer who died after being hit by a fellow officer in a patrol car that was chasing a fleeing suspect
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Report: New Mexico agencies not complying on forfeiture law

Records show New Mexico law enforcement agencies aren't complying with required reporting linked to a law that bans civil forfeiture
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Firefighter dies battling blaze at Maryland home

Authorities say a firefighter has died after falling though the floor while battling a blaze at a Maryland home
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Kodiak hospital sees uptick in bear spray exposures

Kodiak health professionals say there is an uptick in the number of children being accidently exposed to bear spray
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Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers
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Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers

Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapers
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Papa John's tries to prevent founder from gaining control

Papa John's adopts poison pill to ward off founder, who now says resignation was a mistake
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Teen killed, sister wounded in train station stabbing attack

Authorities say a man fatally stabbed an 18-year-old woman in the neck and wounded her sister as they waited for a train in Oakland, forcing the closure of the station
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Coast Guard to raise duck boat that sank in storm killing 17

The U.S. Coast Guard will oversee the retrieval of a duck boat that sank while carrying tourists on a southern Missouri lake during powerful winds. Seventeen people died.
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Louisiana teen aims to fly around the world

A Louisiana teenager is trying to become the youngest pilot to circumnavigate the globe
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Woman taking photos of steam train struck and killed

A woman who was taking photographs of a steam train was struck and killed over the weekend after wandering too close to the tracks
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Weather service confirms 3 tornados hit Indiana Friday

The National Weather Service says a total of three tornados caused damage Friday in Indiana as storms moved through the state
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Ex-employee pleads guilty to stealing from sheriff's office

A woman who worked 33 years for Custer County has pleaded guilty to stealing from the Sheriff's Office
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Holmes County School District bans corporal punishment

Corporal punishment will be outlawed in Holmes County School District
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Editorials from around Ohio

Editorials from around Ohio
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Vukmir lightens approach in latest Senate race ad

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir is taking a much lighter approach with her second television ad of the campaign, three weeks before the primary
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New Orleans band: Keyboards, drum kit, other gear stolen

A local New Orleans funk band says their equipment has been stolen near a popular bar in the city's Uptown area
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Papa John's attempts to ward off founder with poison pill

Papa John's adopts poison pill to ward off founder, who now says resignation was a mistake
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Police: 3-year-old boy dies after being found in lake

Authorities say a 3-year-old boy who went missing from a seasonal home in upstate New York apparently drowned in a lake
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Police: Man beats another man to death with wooden board

Police in upstate New York say a man has beaten another man to death with a wooden board during a fight
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Gala opens countdown to 50th anniversary of 1st moon landing

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin noticeably absent from a gala kicking of a yearlong celebration of the 50-year anniversary of the first moon landing.
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1 rescued from collapsed home, rescuers search for 2 others

Authorities have rescued one person and are trying to free two others after a house collapsed in New Jersey
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Police investigate gunshots near Sioux Falls mall

Sioux Falls police are investigating a report of gunfire near a mall
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AP-OH--Ohio Special General Election Testing

AP-OH--Ohio Special General Election Testing, Advisory, OH
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A roundup of recent Michigan newspaper editorials

A roundup of recent editorials in Michigan newspapers
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The Latest: Fiat Chrysler exec quits after Marchionne exit

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says that the executive in charge of its business in Europe and the Middle East has resigned following long-time CEO Sergio Marchionne's early exit due to his deteriorating health.
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Sunken duck boat to be raised after deadly Missouri accident

The U.S. Coast Guard says it is planning to raise a duck boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake, killing 17 people
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2 more arrested in deaths of 2 males found in Flint River

Police say two more suspects have been arrested in the deaths of two males whose bodies were found under a door floating in the Flint River in Michigan
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Google to offer digital skills workshops in 3 Alabama cities

Google says it will offer free digital skills workshops in Alabama
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Woman arrested after 2 high-speed police chases in Mitchell

Mitchell police arrested a woman over the weekend after an alleged hit-and-run and two high-speed chases in the city
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Copy of Ben Franklin's 'Join or Die' cartoon up for auction

A copy of the "Join or Die" political cartoon that appeared in Benjamin Franklin's Pennsylvania Gazette newspaper in 1754 is up for auction
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Weather service: Tornado touched down in eastern Alabama

The National Weather Service says a tornado toppled trees and damaged homes in Opelika in eastern Alabama
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Suicide rate reaches all-time high in South Dakota

State officials say the number of suicides increased to an all-time high last year in South Dakota, while the number of calls to a suicide prevention help line has also climbed dramatically
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Chicago set to pay $3M to family of 2 killed in police chase

The city of Chicago is set to pay nearly $3 million to the families of two people killed when a man fleeing police crashed his vehicle in 2015
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Spearfish man pleads guilty to youth sports embezzlement

A Spearfish man accused of embezzling from youth sports programs has pleaded guilty in a deal with prosecutors
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Iran dismisses Trump's explosive threat to country's leader

Iran dismisses Trump's warning to Iranian President Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the US
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2 adults face drug charges after child drowns in Erie Canal

Authorities say two adults who were with a child when she wandered off and drowned in the Erie Canal are now being held on drug charges
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Appeals court rejects claim of fired Minot city attorney

An appeals court has rejected a former Minot city attorney's claim that she was fired in 2014 in retaliation for a whistleblower complaint over sexual harassment
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Tulane wins $10M grant to study school reform

Tulane University has won a $10 million grant to study school reform across the country
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New Jersey faces heavy rain, flooding and rip current risk

Thick humid air hangs over New Jersey while the state faces several days of heavy rain and thunderstorms that could cause flooding
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Northeastern Oklahoma residents alarmed by poultry farms

Expanding poultry farms in northeastern Oklahoma are forcing residents to address such issues as water shortages and health.
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Gas prices fall a little in northern New England

Gas prices have dropped a bit in northern New England
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Sketches generate new tips in 1976 double homicide case

The Marinette County Sheriff's Department says DNA samples from four people have been collected as new tips pour in on a 1976 double homicide case
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Insurance saleswoman accused of fraud, identity theft

A 41-year-old insurance saleswoman is accused of fraud in the Nebraska Panhandle
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The Latest: White House: Trump won't tolerate Iran threats

The Latest: White House says Trump's tweet shows he's not going to tolerate critical rhetoric from Iran
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Houston police release sketch of suspect in doctor's killing

Authorities in Houston have released a composite sketch of the man suspected of fatally shooting a cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush
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