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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Georgia lawmaker uses racial slur in Showtime series

A Georgia lawmaker is seen using racial slurs and dropping his pants in an episode of Sasha Baron Cohen's Showtime series "Who Is America?"
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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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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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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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Man sentenced to 12 years in Standing Rock Reservation death

A McLaughlin man has been sentenced to 12 years in federal prison in the death of another man on the South Dakota side of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation last September
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2 sought in connection with Manchester gunfire

Police in Connecticut are looking for two men they describe as armed and dangerous in connection with a weekend shooting in Manchester
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Divers looking for woman reported missing in Georgia lake

Divers are looking for a woman who was reported missing in a Georgia lake
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Body recovered from Upper Iowa River in northeast Iowa

Authorities say a body has been recovered from the Upper Iowa River in northeast Iowa
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Probe: Ex-officer called black teen 'wild animal' in post

Records released by a Kentucky police department show a former officer was suspended earlier this year for calling a black teen a "wild animal that needs to be put down"
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'Dukes of Hazzard' star pleads guilty to in touching case

A former star of "The Dukes of Hazzard" television show has pleaded guilty to inappropriately touching two women in the cast of a musical in Massachusetts in which he starred
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Body of NY nurse found in bedroom closet on wellness check

Police conducting a wellness check have found the body of a New York nurse who was bound and wrapped in a sheet in her bedroom closet
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Suspect in woman's abduction arrested in Otter Tail County

A woman abducted at gunpoint from her rural Fergus Falls home has been found and a suspect has been arrested
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Officials seek new rules as scooters appear in Baltimore

As more people are scooting around Baltimore officials are scrambling to create regulations for the mode of transportation that's become popular among some residents and raised concerns including safety for others
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Truck carrying hundreds of pigs overturns, killing dozens

Dozens of pigs died when a truck carrying nearly one thousand of the animals overturned in central Mississippi
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Police: Man injured when tree falls on him during storm

Authorities say two people were injured when a tree fell on them during a thunderstorm in Florida
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Rose-Hulman gets $15M gift for new $29M academic building

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has received a $15 million lead gift to support construction of a new academic building
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Skateboarder killed in crash identified

Officials have released the name of the skateboarder killed in a collision with a tractor-trailer in Massachusetts over the weekend
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Police: SC sex offender sent nudes to officer, not teen

Authorities say a convicted sex offender thought he was sending nude pictures through Instagram to a teen girl in Arizona _ who turned out to be a police officer in Arkansas
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South Carolina man shot to death walking home from store

A man has been shot to death while walking home from a store in South Carolina
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Weather service to check if tornado hit Pennsylvania town

National Weather Service investigators will try to determine if a tornado touched down in Pennsylvania
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Swastika burned into grass at park that honors US war dead

Omaha police are trying to find whoever burned a Nazi symbol into the grass at an Omaha park memorializing U.S. military members who died in World War II
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Floirda man shot after hitting deputy with car, fleeing

Sheriff's officials say a man was shot after hitting a deputy with his vehicle during an attempted traffic stop and then leading deputies on a chase in central Florida
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Man shot at by officer during foot chase in Des Moines

Police have arrested a man shot at by an officer during a foot chase in Des Moines
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Inmate gets only 1 hour of freedom after escape

Corrections officials in South Carolina say they captured an inmate about an hour after he escaped from a prison
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The Latest: Germany urges restraint as Iran rhetoric spirals

The Latest: Germany calls for restraint amid escalating rhetoric between leaders of Iran, US
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6 Illinois students earn fellowships to fight gun violence

Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention
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'In My Fillings': SC dentist goes viral with Drake challenge

A South Carolina dentist's submission in the viral dance challenge based on Drake's latest No. 1 hit has a lot of potential patients in their feelings
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Alligator found in Pennsylvania woman's backyard

A Pennsylvania woman who was admiring a turtle in her backyard got a surprise when she spotted an alligator just a few feet away
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Wildlife officials: Don't dump goldfish in natural waterways

Indiana wildlife officials have a message for those thinking about getting rid of an unwanted goldfish by dumping it into a lake, pond or stream _ don't do it
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From 'stalker' to 'walker': Woman gets dream job as zombie

When she's not spending time with her grandchildren, Terrie Hamrick is likely dressed as a zombie. The 68-year-old's dream of being a "walker" for "The Walking Dead" came true two seasons ago when she was cast as an extra in the television series.
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The Latest: Israel's Netanyahu praises Trump for Iran stance

The Latest: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu praises Trump for his 'strong stance' on Iran
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Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers

Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft have suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area passengers without their permission and livestreamed the video.
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The Latest: Iranian analyst downplays Trump's tweet

The Latest: Iranian analyst downplays Trump's warning to Iran, says it's 'the storm before the calm'
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1 dead after shooting at Mormon church in Nevada

Authorities say one person is dead and another injured following a shooting at a Mormon church on Sunday in Nevada
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Trump fires off explosive threat to Iran's leader

Trump is warning Iranian President Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the US
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The Latest: Iranian officer: Trump 'won't dare' to attack

The Latest: Iranian commander says Trump's tweet is 'psychological warfare' and that he 'wont dare' attack Iran
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Florida awards grants from Gulf oil spill settlement

A panel is beginning to award millions that Florida received for damages related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico The board for Triumph Gulf Coast last week awarded $64.5 million to expand aerospace and aviation operations.
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Tennessee Lottery reports record sales

The Tennessee Lottery says it had record sales last year
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Florida police department ordered to undergo training

A Florida police chief and officers in his department are being ordered to undergo sexual harassment training following an investigation about inappropriate comments, including one the chief made about a female officer's nipple
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West Virginia humanities council leader announces retirement

The executive director of the West Virginia Humanities Council has announced his retirement
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Event to offer details about Kentucky scholarship program

Kentucky education officials say high schools students, parents and school employees are among those invited to join a Facebook Live event this week to learn about the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship
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Grimes appoints new assistant secretary of state in Kentucky

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says she has selected attorney Erica Galyon to serve as assistant secretary of state and chief of staff for the office
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Tennessee abortion change vote case appealed to high court

Opponents of a state constitutional amendment that passed in 2014 to allow tougher abortion restrictions are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court after a ruling denied a recount
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Murder trial starts for suspect in Dover apartment shooting

A trial is set to begin for a suspect in a fatal shooting of a central Delaware man that police say was the result of a robbery plot. Jury selection was to begin Monday in the trial of 26-year-old Brett Scott of Felton
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Gathright Dam to run pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw

Operators at Gathright Dam are scheduled to conduct a pulse release of water from Lake Moomaw
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VA hospital in West Virginia plans mental health summit

A Veterans Affairs hospital in West Virginia says it is planning a mental health summit to highlight advances in improving veterans' care.
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The Latest: Iranian state media say Trump's tweet 'passive'

The Latest: Iran's state news agency dismisses Trump's warning tweet as 'passive,' says it copies Iranian top diplomat
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Senate set to confirm Wilkie for Veterans Affairs secretary

After months of tumult, Pentagon official Robert Wilkie is expected to become secretary of Veterans Affairs when the Senate votes Monday to confirm him
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Ariz. Democrat Sinema takes a different path in Senate race

In her quest for Arizona's Senate seat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema takes a path that veers to right of some Democratic positions
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Trump warns Iranian president against threatening US

President Donald Trump is warning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani that he will face dire consequences for threatening the United States.
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World-class Ironman triathlete on mend from broken neck

British-born Ironman triathlete Tim Don sets his sights on qualifying for Hawaii after returning from a broken neck.
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