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Airport security fix: better training _ for humans and dogs
GLYNCO, Ga. (AP) -- Covering their ears, 192 future airport security officers watched from a grandstand as Larry Colburn detonates a plastic-explosives device like the one carried by the underwear bomber in a failed attempt to blow up a plane on Christmas Day 2009....

Texas may not restore lost abortion clinics despite ruling
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Long wait times for abortions and lengthy drives to clinics are likely to continue in Texas for months and maybe years despite the U.S. Supreme Court striking down restrictions that since 2013 have drastically reduced the number of providers statewide....

Judge: Mississippi law creates inequality for gay marriage
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi clerks cannot cite their own religious beliefs to recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, under a ruling a federal judge handed down Monday....

Oakland votes to ban coal shipments, citing health risks
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The Oakland City Council voted unanimously to kill a plan to use a proposed marine terminal to transport Utah coal to Asia, calling such shipments public health and safety hazards. Backers argued the project would bring needed jobs to an impoverished part of town....

US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- At first, the woman tried to hide her painkiller problem. She told the doctor that she still had pain from her past pregnancy, and that she just wanted a refill on her pain medication....

California police panned for slow response to Capitol clash
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities were anticipating violence as a white nationalist group planned a demonstration at the California Capitol, and they brought in more than 100 officers to patrol the grounds....

California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California regulators are expected to decide Tuesday whether to drop their longstanding environmental objections to the state's last nuclear power plant in return for its promised early closing....

Deadly railroad crossing was eyed for safety improvements
TRINIDAD, Colo. (AP) -- A railroad crossing in southern Colorado where five family members, including three young girls, were killed when an Amtrak train slammed into their minivan had been targeted for safety improvements for years....

Justice quest goes on after 'Freedom Summer' court cases end
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The search for courtroom justice in the 1964 "Freedom Summer" killings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi's Neshoba County is over, more than a half century after they died, but some Mississippians and the relatives of the slain men say the search for another kind of justice still is still ongoing....

California wildfire 'most destructive' in county history
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) -- Sallie Keeling had seen enough photos of destruction over four days to know what to expect when she returned Monday to the fire-ravaged neighborhood where she and her husband had lived for 13 years....

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Official: 2 bystanders pull driver from burning vehicle

Florida report: Man gets 10 days in jail for punching swan

Man pleads guilty in connection with shooting of officers

Federal judges: police chase shooting not unconstitutional

Deadly railroad crossing was eyed for safety improvements

In rain-soaked West Virginia, flood victim planning funerals

1st hearing in fight over release of Pulse 911 calls

Justice quest goes on after 'Freedom Summer' court cases end

Coroner IDs man found dead, stuck in warehouse burglar bars

Police: No injuries reported in Miss. plant blast, fire




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