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Man frees Kansas judge after hourslong hostage standoff
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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — A gunman who held a Kansas county's chief judge and his wife hostage Tuesday over a child custody matter eventually...

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Prosecutor: 3 men were persistent in efforts to get to Syria
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday that three Minnesota men were intent in their efforts to join the Islamic State group...

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Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
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While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security...

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Ex-Oklahoma reserve deputy sentenced to 4 years in killing
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff's deputy who said he mistook his handgun for his stun gun when he fatally shot an unarmed...

Former Virginia Tech president, T. Marshall Hahn Jr., dies
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BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — T. Marshall Hahn Jr., under whose 12-year presidency Virginia Tech grew from a mostly male military college into a...

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Colorado court: Ski resorts not liable for avalanches
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DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that avalanches are among the "inherent dangers of skiing" so ski resorts can't be held liable...

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Capitol Hill Buzz: McConnell dishes on Obama, conservatives
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is condescending. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid veers from friendly in private to nasty before TV...

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Scientists say Flint water quality OK for bathing, showering
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Municipal water in Flint, Michigan, has improved significantly and is suitable for personal cleanliness uses, scientists said Tuesday in a bid to...

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Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies
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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Mohamed Abdelaziz, the head and co-founder of the Polisario Front independence movement in the Western Sahara, died Tuesday...

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Doctors describe shark bite wound after California attack
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The semi-circular shark bite stretched from Maria Korcsmaros' shoulder to her pelvis, with teeth marks visible in the shredded...