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Hawaii jet took off with unruly passenger despite red flags
HONOLULU (AP) -- Anil Uskanli, who authorities say inspired so much fear among flight attendants that military fighter jets were scrambled to escort the plane to Hawaii, raised a series of possible red flags between purchasing his ticket and being the first passenger to board the American Airlines flight....

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The Supreme Court's ruling that two North Carolina congressional districts relied too heavily on race should give voting-rights advocates a potent tool to fight other electoral maps drawn to give Republicans an advantage in the state....

Massive slide covers stretch of iconic California highway
BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) -- A massive new landslide along California's iconic coastal Highway 1 has buried the road under a 40-foot layer of rock and dirt, the latest hit in winter of crippling slides and flooding....

Jury selection enters 2nd day in Bill Cosby sex assault case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jury selection resumed Tuesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial as prosecutors and the defense seek to fill out a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates in a case that has attracted worldwide publicity....

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe
Investigators found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates who had once shared his neo-Nazi beliefs before he converted to Islam, police and the FBI said....

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial
PHOENIX (AP) -- Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's session of the Arizona Legislature....

Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent station repairs
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts made urgent repairs at the International Space Station on Tuesday, three days after a critical relay box abruptly failed....

New roller coaster replaces the one Sandy plunged into sea
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) -- Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy plunged a roller coaster into the sea in what became one of the storm's most enduring images, the ride has been replaced - safely inland this time....

A call for patience during investigation of campus stabbing
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Authorities appealed for patience from two college communities reacting in shock, fear and anger after a white University of Maryland student was arrested in what police called the unprovoked stabbing of a black Bowie State University student....

Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Each morning, Joanna Smith's 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends....

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