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Fading fishermen: A historic industry faces a warming world
SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) -- The cod isn't just a fish to David Goethel. It's his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry....

Flood-ravaged West Virginia bracing for more rain
ANSTED, W.Va. (AP) -- More heavy rains are expected in West Virginia, where floodwaters have killed at least 25 people in the past week....

Alaska rafting deaths highlight response challenges
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The recent deaths of two women during a rafting excursion illustrate not only how unpredictably dangerous Alaska's wilderness can be, but also how limited resources are in the nation's largest state....

White nationalists, protesters clash in California; 10 hurt
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A white nationalist group's rally outside the California state Capitol building turned violent as fighting broke out with a larger group of counter protesters, leaving 10 people injured with stab wounds, cuts and bruises....

Heading out of town: Independence Day travel to break record
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's going to be a busy holiday weekend on the nation's highways....

Rainbow flags, images of shooting victims at pride parades
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month's massacre at a Florida gay nightclub....

Fake monks? Buddhist leaders warn NYC tourists to be wary
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City Buddhist leaders are sounding the alarm to tourists: Beware the "fake monks."...

Leader to be sentenced in Ohio egg farm forced labor case
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- The leader of a scheme to smuggle teens into the U.S. and keep them as virtual slaves at an Ohio egg farm is scheduled to be sentenced Monday....

Trial resumes for sister charged in fatal church beating
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) -- Testimony is scheduled to resume in the murder trial of a New York woman accused of taking part in a group attack during a church counseling session that killed her half brother and injured another....

Police: Man fatally shoots girlfriend with crossbow
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say they've arrested a man who fatally shot his girlfriend with a crossbow in Philadelphia....

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Flood-ravaged West Virginia bracing for more rain

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Pilot faulted in plane's crash while filming zombie movie

Alaska rafting deaths highlight response challenges

10 stabbed, beaten at white nationalist rally in California

Fake monks? Buddhist leaders warn NYC tourists to be wary

Heading out of town: Independence Day travel to break record

Leader to be sentenced in Ohio egg farm forced labor case