Florida father charged with stuffing wipes in baby's throat

A Florida father is facing attempted first-degree murder charges after his 5-month-old son was found with wipes stuffed in his throat
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For-profit firefighters find work in at-risk Oregon county

No one was home at a house deep in the woods of Josephine County, Oregon
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Vancouver memory care facility using music therapy

Daniel Maruyama sits in the center of a circle of residents, tapping his feet, playing his guitar and singing
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3 kids, 2 parents and 1 wheelchair in an RV

Brian and Diane Peachey had always dreamed about seeing as much of the country as possible
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Meet the York County woman who rehabs raptors

For 30 years Mitzi Eaton has been York County's lifeline for injured and ill birds of prey
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Police focus on the pros, cons of body cameras

Clipping a video camera to his chest is not something Central Bucks Regional police Cpl. Cliff Horn ever thought would become part of his pre-shift ritual, and when the pilot program began he wasn't exactly enthused. But over time he's changed his tune.
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Comic shops diversifying, creating community atmosphere

Comic book and graphic novel enthusiasts - mostly men - were once the main folks who called New Dimension Comics along Lawrence Avenue home, as well as at the hundreds of similar shops throughout the country
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Philadelphia-area millennials are buzzing about beekeeping

Sam Torres is part of a growing group in the Philadelphia beekeeping community: millennials
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The Nez Perce gather for Battle of the Big Hole anniversary

A man and his wife woke to the sound of gun shots early on August 9, 1877
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Back Country Horsemen a 45 year tradition in Montana

The Back Country Horsemen's first press run of 5,000 booklets preaching safe horse-packing practices flew out of stock
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New school year brings focus on security and safety

A more violent, harsh world is increasingly hard to ignore
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'Crazy cat lady' curbing Boise's feral feline population

Millie Reddig will tell you she's not your average crazy cat lady
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Life returns to BLM land burned by 2012 Cave Canyon Fire

On the evening of Aug. 5, 2012, a bolt of lightning shot from the clouds, striking the northeastern edge of the South Hills
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Sacred Navajo symbols on art often confused for swastikas

The rug had several columns, with bright red squares down the center and a few lining the edges of a neutral-colored background
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Trade workers shortage hurting Fort Collins housing market

A decade ago, L&L Acoustical averaged about 60 jobs a month
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State cracks down on canine friends, brewpubs.

The state health department is trying to kick dogs out of local craft brewpubs, where they've long been as much of a tradition as cornhole, vintage board games and extra-hoppy India Pale Ales
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Woman who analyzed Taylor Swift's lyrics gets to meet her

The Florida sun burned through my black pleather top as I hurried around Raymond James Stadium
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Officials investigate cause of death for Colorado mom, kids

Court documents filed on behalf of a Colorado man accused of killing his wife and young daughters say the girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them
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Albuquerque airport to get air service to Guadalajara

The Albuquerque International Sunport is finally getting an international flight after nine years
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Pinal County authorities target supplier of overdose drugs

Pinal County authorities say they're going after whoever supplied drugs involved in recent suspected overdose deaths
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Former educator convicted in Mora schools forgery scandal

A woman whose public-education license was scrutinized as a result of investigations stemming from former Mora Superintendent Charles Trujillo's arrest has been convicted of forgery
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Trial set for agent accused of lying about citizenship

A new trial date has been set for a U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer in southern Arizona accused of falsely claiming he was born in the United States
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Recent visitor to Sedona may have exposed others to measles

Arizona health officials say an out-of-state visitor to Sedona may have exposed others to measles
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AP Interview: Top Republican says Russia probe difficult

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill
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EXCHANGE: Memorial Squad makes sure veterans get last honors

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Memorial Squad makes sure Illinois veterans receive final honors
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Iowa man works as blacksmith at forge

Ty Murray has been hitting pieces of red hot steel with a hammer since he was about 9 years old when he was introduced to the art by his dad, Bill Murray
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Lincoln students find use for ash trees

Woodworking students will be part of the local ash tree solution this fall, making side tables from some of the trees chopped down last year in Lincoln
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CNPPID ensures farmers get irrigation water

About 16 CNPPID patrolmen, more formally called irrigation service specialists, spend each irrigation season day contacting customers irrigating 108,000 acres _ mostly in Gosper, Phelps and Kearney counties
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EXCHANGE: Teens sweeten Peoria one cone at a time

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Brimfield teens sweeten Peoria one cone at a time
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Wisconsin woman raises, releases monarch butterflies

A Wisconsin woman has raised and released hundreds of monarch butterflies
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Iowa river traffic relies on aging lock and dam system

The lock-and-dam structures in Dubuque, Bellevue and Guttenberg, Iowa, were completed in the late 1930s
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57-year-old Minnesota man competes in 2 baseball leagues

A 57-year-old Minnesota man competes in two baseball leagues
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Skilled-trade training program helps Milwaukee residents

Five years after the creation of the One Hope Made Strong training program for Milwaukee's central city residents, trainees are working on a major housing development and many have life-sustaining jobs
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South Dakota resident fights officials over rodent issue

A South Dakota woman has taken on county and state officials who want to come onto her land and use gas to kill prairie dogs
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North Dakota bottle collector finds relics in South Dakota

A North Dakota bottle collector has discovered buried relics in South Dakota
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Wisconsin Hmong community support, therapy program to close

A community support and therapy program for Hmong individuals in Wisconsin is closing after 18 years
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Minnesota court sees burgeoning backlog of deportation cases

Today, twice as many cases are pending before Minnesota's immigration court as in 2015
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4-year-old boy's produce stand helping college fund

Leo's Produce Stand: 4-year-old farmer helps with family garden to pay for college
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Why Mississippi teachers are crowdfunding classrooms

Why Mississippi teachers are relying on strangers to fund their classrooms
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Progressive tiny town still hasn't passed plastic bag ban

Why Louisiana's most progressive tiny town still hasn't passed plastic bag ban
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Waiter as much a tradition as restaurant's famed arancini

Gino's waiter as much of a Baton Rouge tradition as restaurant's famed arancini
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Women play Concerts for Compassion for war-weary refugees

Women play Concerts for Compassion for war-weary refugees
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4 of the 1st black professors retire after decades at UNCA

Four friends sat chatting inside the home of newly retired professors Dolly and Dwight Mullen
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Charter opens as first integrated school in Alabama county

Rural Alabama charter opens as first integrated school in Sumter County
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FAME, Swampers played big role in Aretha Franklin's career

FAME, Swampers played big role in Aretha Franklin's career
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Museum volunteer building replica of 1837 steam locomotive

Volunteer building replica of 1837 steam locomotive for western Indiana museum
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Savannah man honored for decades at local botanical gardens

Savannah man honored for 31 years at Coastal Georgia Botanical Gardens
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Gathering to celebrate the mom not talked about for 50 years

Her children talk about the pelicans, how they glided overhead as the singer finished the song
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Explosion destroys coffee shop, injures 3 in rural Georgia

Authorities blame gas leak for explosion that destroyed a coffee shop and injured 3 people in a rural Georgia city
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Man's body found on beach in Newport

Police are investigating after the body of a 29-year-old man was found on a beach along the Oregon coast
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The Latest: Leaking gas blamed for coffee shop explosion

Authorities say natural gas leaking into a sewer line caused an explosion that destroyed a coffee shop in rural Georgia and seriously injured three people
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Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano

Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is prompting scientists to lower their alert level for the mountain
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2 shot during South Florida high school football game

A high school football stadium has been evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida
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New York woman pleads guilty for causing opioid death

A western New York woman who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl has pleaded guilty to causing another woman's death
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Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell dies

Former Iowa Rep. Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer
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Judge tells US officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan

Federal judge asks U.S. government, ACLU to come up with plan to address rights of families separated at border to seek asylum
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Shots fired at Florida high school during football game

A high school football stadium has been evacuated after gunshots rang out during a football game in South Florida. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials said it happened Friday night at PB Central High School
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Judge won't throw out California suits over census question

A federal judge has refused to throw out California lawsuits over Trump Administration plans to add a citizenship question to the U.S. census
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Jury awards more than $242 million for Lexus seat defects

A North Texas jury has awarded more than $242 million to a Dallas-area family who sued Toyota over what they said were defective front seats in their Lexus sedan
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Vietnam War-era prisoners of war gather in Texas for reunion

More than 120 Vietnam War-era prisoners of war are reconnecting with one another at a Dallas-area reunion hosted by developer Ross Perot Jr. and a nonprofit veterans' organization
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Colorado girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil 4 days

Court documents filed on behalf of a Colorado man accused of killing his wife and young daughters say the girls' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them
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Police release more details in case of missing teen girl

Police now say they believe the circumstances around the disappearance of a 19-year-old girl are suspicious and they've arrested a man who knew her
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Documents: Suspects in missing teacher's death admit slaying

New court documents suggest within weeks of a south Georgia teacher's disappearance, two of her former students told friends at a party they had killed Tara Grinstead and burned her body
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Coast Guard rescues 2 men from overturned watercraft

The Coast Guard has rescued two men found clinging to an overturned watercraft near the Ben Franklin Bridge
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Condemned California man seeks special DNA investigation

A California death row inmate with some high-profile supporters is asking Gov. Jerry Brown to appoint an independent special master to reinvestigate the case and oversee new DNA testing
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Police arrest suspect in Mesa killing of man

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a suspect in this week's killing of a 39-year-old man in Mesa
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Witnesses: No reason for Texas police to fire into car

Teenagers who witnessed a police shooting that killed a high school freshman in Texas say there was no reason for the ex-officer to fire into the car carrying the victim and other black teenagers
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California man dressed as deputy arrested at airport

A man has been arrested after allegedly pretending to be a sheriff's deputy at Sacramento International Airport
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The Latest: Lawyer says girls' bodies were submerged in oil

A lawyer for a Colorado man suspected in the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters says the daughters' bodies were submerged in crude oil for four days before they were found
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Police: Man steals patrol car, school bus in California

Authorities have arrested a man they say stole a California Highway Patrol car, then commandeered a school bus at Sacramento State University, driving off with 10 students inside
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Acquaintance gets 1 year in case of missing Phoenix woman

A woman charged with hindering prosecution in the killing of another woman, whose body was found in Lake Pleasant, has been sentenced to a year in prison
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Prosecutors won't charge Mesa officers for treatment of teen

Two officers who were placed on leave after video surfaced showing them roughly treating a 15-year-old armed robbery suspect won't be charged
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Stinky 'corpse flower' in full bloom in California

Visitors are flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California to get a whiff of the so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms
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Nevada water chief rejects big Vegas pipeline pumping plan

Nevada's top state water official has dealt a severe blow to long-fought plans for Las Vegas to pump drinking water from arid valleys just west of the Nevada-Utah state line
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Police: Kentucky toddler dies after shooting himself in head

Officials in Kentucky say a 2-year-old boy who shot himself has died from a wound to the head
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Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from gaining access to financial records related to his Washington hotel
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Cuomo on his 'inartful' remark: 'Of course America is great'

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he was inartful with comment that America 'was never that great'
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Man held for stealing CHP car and bus full of students

Authorities have arrested a man they say stole a California Highway Patrol car, then commandeered a school bus at Sacramento State University, driving off with 10 students inside
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Judge told to consider protections for Montana grayling fish

A federal appeals court says the U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species
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Mom, dad, son sent to prison for Tennessee health care fraud

Three family members have been sentenced to prison in Tennessee for defrauding federal health care programs of millions of dollars by selling back braces and power wheelchairs to people who did not need them in three states
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Alaska elections director says state is ready for primary

Alaska's elections director says the state is ready for Tuesday's primary, including having a supply of questioned ballot envelopes
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The Latest: UNM regents vote again to cut sports

University of New Mexico regents have voted again in favor of cutting men's soccer and other sports teams in an effort to get spending under control within the school's troubled athletics department
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Hospital, nurses reach tentative labor deal following strike

Rhode Island Hospital says it reached a deal with a union representing nurses and other health care workers who recently went on strike
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Prosecutor won't charge Greitens despite ethics panel review

An ethics panel says there's reason to believe that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded
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Family spokesman: Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer

Family spokesman: Former Iowa Congressman Leonard Boswell has died following complications from a rare form of cancer
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AP Interview: Top Republican opens up about Russia probe

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr has been the Russia investigator who is seen but rarely heard on Capitol Hill
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Judge refuses to dismiss charges against county commissioner

A federal judge refuses to toss fraud, money laundering charges against Sedgwick County commissioner Michael O'Donnell
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