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Deaf driver's shooting death by trooper under investigation
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The North Carolina Highway Patrol is urging people not to jump to conclusions as state agents investigate how a deaf driver with a history of minor offenses ended up dead after leading a trooper on a 10-mile chase....

In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) -- Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere....

Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes....

Scores sagging for high school grads taking ACT college test
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly two-thirds of this year's high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework....

Park Service seeks minorities' support as it marks 100 years
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) -- When Asha Jones and other Grand Canyon interns arrived for their summer at the national park, they were struck by its sheer immensity, beauty and world-class hiking trails. Soon, they noticed something else....

Top general scheduled to testify at Bergdahl hearing
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A top Army general is scheduled to testify Wednesday about why he destroyed letters he received from supporters and critics of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl....

Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman has reignited debate about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case....

Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region....

Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins
HONOLULU (AP) -- Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it....

Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council....

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