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Students allowed to have sex in closet

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Metro Atlanta school officials have voted to fire a teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom.

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Man impaled, killed by fish’s bill

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man was killed Friday after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish, officials said.

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Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.

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Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday.

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Man not guilty of murder of unarmed trespasser

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada man who confronted two unarmed trespassers with a deadly barrage of gunfire at a vacant duplex he owns was found not guilty Friday of murder in the latest case to test the boundaries of stand-your-ground self-defense laws.

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Silk Road founder gets life

NEW YORK (AP) — A San Francisco man who created the underground drug-selling website Silk Road was sentenced Friday to life in prison by a judge who cited six deaths from drugs bought on his site and five people he tried to have killed.

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Allegiant faces $260,000 FFA fine over drug, alcohol test

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air, LLC faces a fine of more than $260,000 for an alleged offense related to drug and alcohol testing.

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Posted: may. 29, 2015 8:01 p.m. | | Allegiant faces  $260,000 FFA fine over drug,  alcohol test  Comments 0 Comments

Nevada casinos hit jackpot in April

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Those flashy, blinky, button-filled boxes that fill casino floors are largely why Nevada can happily count its winnings from April.

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General Motors, Subaru models added to Takata air bag recall

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags.

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More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body’s disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer.

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Google offers unlimited free photo storage

MOUNTAIN VIEW  (AP) — Google is willing to store and organize all of the world’s digital photos and videos for free.

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Uber, Lyft push back at proposed NYC regulations

NEW YORK (AP) — Representatives of Uber and Lyft warned Thursday that a New York City effort to regulate app-based ride-hailing services will stall innovation and threaten competition.

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FCC head unveils proposal to narrow ‘digital divide’

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing that the government agency expand a phone subsidy program for the poor to include Internet access.

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Avago looks to grow with $37B deal for chipmaker Broadcom

SAN JOSE (AP) — Avago Technologies is buying rival chipmaker Broadcom in a cash and stock deal worth about $37 billion, vastly expanding its lineup of products for the rapidly growing wireless device market at a time when sales growth has otherwise been tough to come by for smaller chipmakers.

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Assembly OKs bill barring HOA bans on fake grass

SACRAMENTO . (AP) — California homeowner associations couldn’t stop members from installing fake grass on lawns under a bill moving through the Legislature.

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New federal rules for stream

WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.

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Teacher faces witness intimidation trial

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school teacher charged with intimidating a student by pointing her out to classmates as the person who accused his co-worker of an inappropriate sexual relationship was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on witness intimidation charges.

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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

MAN ACQUITTED OF ANIMAL CRUELTY FOR BLOWING POT SMOKE: CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has acquitted a Chicago man of animal cruelty charges filed after the man posted a video of himself smoking marijuana with a chameleon.

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Judge throws out evidence in FBI ruse

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out evidence collected by FBI agents who posed as Internet repairmen to get into Las Vegas Strip hotel rooms last summer during an investigation into illegal bookmaking, and is giving prosecutors until Friday to decide whether to drop criminal charges altogether.

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Sanders kicks off Clinton challenge

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Challenging Hillary Rodham Clinton from the left, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders kicked off his presidential bid Tuesday with a pitch to liberals to join him in a “political revolution” to transform the nation’s economy and politics.

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Woman held down husband in Vegas hatchet attack, police say

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Idaho woman who was having an affair orchestrated a gruesome Las Vegas hatchet attack that left her husband dead with his head nearly severed while they were on a family trip on Memorial Day, police said.

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Free range’ parents cleared of child neglect in 1 case, 1 remains

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple who were investigated for neglect after letting their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases.

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Posted: may. 26, 2015 7:19 p.m. | | Free range’ parents cleared of child neglect in 1 case, 1 remains Comments 0 Comments

Ladybug prankster can’t walk

MORGANZA, Md. (AP) — Some seniors at a Maryland school aren’t feeling lucky, despite ladybugs that swarmed the halls.

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Appeals panel won’t lift hold on Obama immigration action

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants living in the U.S. from deportation remained on hold Tuesday after a federal appeals court panel refused to allow it to take effect immediately.

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Taco Bell switching from fake to real black pepper

NEW YORK (AP) — Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they’re getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.

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IRS: Thieves stole tax info from 100,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sophisticated criminals used an online service run by the IRS to access personal tax information from more than 100,000 taxpayers, part of an elaborate scheme to steal identities and claim fraudulent tax refunds, the IRS said Tuesday.

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Charter buying Time Warner Cable

NEW YORK (AP) — As TV watchers increasingly look online for their fix, cable companies are bulking up. In the latest round, Charter Communications is buying Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion.

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Olive Garden pushing breadstick creations

NEW YORK (AP) — Olive Garden isn’t finished dreaming up new ways to use its breadsticks.

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Battle over bears heats up at Lake Tahoe

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas man will ask a judge this week for a protective order against bear advocates at Lake Tahoe, saying they harassed him after he initiated efforts to trap a bear that damaged his vacation home.

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Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 people missing in Texas

CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) — A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother’s arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.

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Posted: may. 25, 2015 8:27 p.m. | | Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 people missing in Texas Comments 0 Comments

Police: Three kids injured when waterspout uproots bounce house

MIAMI (AP) — A waterspout uprooted an inflatable bounce house with three children inside it on a South Florida beach Monday, but the youngsters were ejected before it flew above palm trees across four lanes of traffic into a parking lot, police said.

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Swipe a code, meet your fisherman

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — After eyeing a piece of haddock on the supermarket counter, a customer scans a code and finds out the fish was caught in the waters of Georges Bank and learns the name of the fishing boat — and maybe even sees a picture of the smiling, rain-slickened fisherman who reeled it in. Welcome to the future of buying New England seafood.

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Nevada case latest to test ‘stand your ground’ laws

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The idea that a person’s home is their castle and they have the right to kill trespassers has been widely accepted in the U.S. for more than a century.

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NEWS FROM ACROSS THE NATION

COPS: MAN FIRES BB GUN AT 11-YEAR-OLD, SAID BOY SHOT HIS SON: MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday.

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YouTube is redefining celebrity

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star.

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Pipeline that leaked wasn’t equipped with auto shut-off

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The pipeline that leaked thousands of gallons of oil on the California coast was the only pipe of its kind in the county not required to have an automatic shut-off valve because of a court fight nearly three decades ago, a county official said.

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Ohio patrolman’s acquittal in two deaths sets off protests

CLEVELAND (AP) — The acquittal of a white Cleveland police officer Saturday set off angry but mostly orderly protests while shining little light on how an event that started with a car backfiring could end in a 137-shot barrage, the patrolman firing from the hood of the car and the deaths of two unarmed black suspects.

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Flash floods in Texas, Oklahoma kill 2; hundreds of homes gone

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Record rainfall wreaked havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

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Fido al fresco? New York weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs

NEW YORK (AP) — Never mind the doggie bag: Spot wants a seat at the outdoor table, or rather under it.

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$1M spent on medical care for jailed teen

CHICAGO (AP) — A talented teenage basketball player unable to post bond on a low-level burglary charge ended up ingesting screws, needles, a 4-inch piece of metal and other objects while behind bars, leading the jail to spend more than $1 million in medical care on him.

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Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state’s capital city, authorities said.

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Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight

DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks.

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Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban law

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city’s ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks.

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Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed

WACO, Texas (AP) — One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.

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Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent “the end of us as a national movement.”

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Officer shoots, kills suspect who cut deputy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who tried to cut a sheriff’s deputy when officers were serving a warrant has been shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer.

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Woman held in box for months found dead,

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western Missouri, where the man was charged last month for allegedly keeping the woman confined in a wooden box.

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Chelsea Clinton authors ‘It’s Your World’ coming

NEW YORK (AP) — Another Clinton is becoming an author.

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Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-awaited memoir.

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