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Long wait, short encounter before deadly police shooting
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- It took more than an hour for police to arrive at the shopping center in a San Diego suburb where a distressed black man had been wandering into traffic. It took about a minute for him to be shot and killed....

Officials: Firefighter halted teen who killed father, shot 3
TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A volunteer firefighter stopped a teenager who shot three people outside a South Carolina elementary school after killing his father at their home, authorities said....

DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class....

Man rescued at sea says suspicions compound grief over mom
BOSTON (AP) -- A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother....

Family, friends of Marlins' Fernandez to attend funeral Mass
MIAMI (AP) -- A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on Thursday....

Early votes: High interest buoys Clinton in key states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More people are seeking or casting early ballots in the critical states of North Carolina and Florida than at this point in 2012, with Hillary Clinton the likely benefactor, as early voting shows signs of surging nationwide....

Trump's old military prep school looks overseas for renewal
CORNWALL-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) -- While Donald Trump talks tough about dealing with China, his old military prep school is building bridges to that country....

Did landmark laws from Congress enable high drug prices?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawmakers are venting outrage over high prescription drug costs, but if Congress is looking for culprits, it might want to look in the mirror....

Alabama chief justice waits for judgment day on keeping job
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore - famously removed from office 13 years ago for refusing to remove a Ten Commandments display - appeared before a judicial disciplinary panel Wednesday to answer accusations that he urged defiance of the federal courts again: This time on gay marriage....

Neighbors anxious after Florida sinkhole contaminates water
MULBERRY, Fla. (AP) -- Neighbors of a huge sinkhole sending cascades of contaminated water and fertilizer plant waste into Florida's main drinking-water aquifer are fearful and fuming that it took weeks for them to be notified about the disaster....

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