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Professor protests Iowa’s pink locker room

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A University of Iowa professor who donned a robot costume to heckle Bill Clinton and Michele Bachmann has now set his sights on one of his school’s famous quirks: the visiting team’s pink locker room at Kinnick Stadium.

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Driver accused of hot-bus punishment resigns job

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment.

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Military pilot was killed in F-15 jet crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — The pilot of an F-15 jet that crashed this week in remote Virginia mountains was killed, military officials said Thursday, bringing to a sad end an exhaustive two-day search involving more than 100 local, state and federal officials as well as volunteers.

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4 killed in crash of medical flight

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — An air ambulance carrying a cancer patient to Phoenix crashed shortly after taking off from a southern New Mexico airport, killing all four people aboard, authorities said Thursday.

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Murder charge for child care worker

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City child care worker was indicted Thursday on a murder charge in the death of a 20-month-old boy in her care. Prosecutors said she admitted throwing him down and stepping on him.

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Flight diverts over reclined-seat upset

BOSTON (AP) — An outburst over a reclined seat led an American Airlines flight to divert to Boston, at least the second such incident in the U.S. this week, authorities said.

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No-pot city takes aim at marijuana law

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — To Tedd Wetherbee, the vacant storefront seems a suitable spot for selling pot. It’s in a strip mall across from BJ’s Bingo parlor, in a long commercial stretch occupied by fast-food joints, dry cleaners and massage parlors.

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Gun tourism grows in popularity

LAS   VEGAS — The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.

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Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca’s death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2014 8:07 p.m. | | Q&A: Few laws  govern children  at shooting range     Comments 0 Comments

Cops’ crew member killed in police shooting

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Police officers who opened fire while disrupting a robbery at a fast-food restaurant in Omaha killed a crew member with the TV show “Cops” as well as the suspect, who was armed with a pellet gun that they thought was a real handgun, authorities said Wednesday.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 8:32 p.m. | | Cops’ crew member killed in police shooting Comments 0 Comments

Boston suspect’s sister charged in NY bomb threat

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend.

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 8:32 p.m. | | Boston suspect’s  sister charged in NY bomb threat Comments 0 Comments

Final ruling issued against part of Utah’s polygamy ban

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state’s anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show “Sister Wives.”

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Posted: aug. 27, 2014 8:31 p.m. | | Final ruling issued against  part of Utah’s polygamy ban Comments 0 Comments

Pilot’s fate unknown in jet crash

DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier’s F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said.

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ALS group awash in cold cash

NEW YORK (AP) — In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter’s call for comment, the group’s ubiquitous “ice bucket challenge” had brought in a few million more dollars.

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Shooting by 9-year-old stirs debate

PHOENIX (AP) — The accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.

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