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NTSB to investigate bus crash that left 13 dead, 31 injured
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- A maintenance crew had slowed down traffic on a California highway through the night, and the work had gone on for hours without problems. Then a tour bus returning to Los Angeles from a casino trip slammed into the back of a semi-truck. Passengers who were asleep on the bus woke up to loud screams and the sound of crushing metal....

Tom Hayden, activist known for Vietnam protests, dies at 76
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Tom Hayden, a '60s anti-war activist whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76....

Hayden a symbol of when youth took history into own hands
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Tom Hayden was long past his heyday of political rebellion and the Chicago 7 trial when he died on Sunday at age 76. But in American culture, he remained an enduring symbol of a time when young people took history into their own hands....

Son of ex-AG seeks leniency; workers say she terrorized them
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The 15-year-old son of former Attorney General Kathleen Kane pleaded for leniency Monday at sentencing in her perjury and obstruction trial while her former deputies described an office demoralized by her leadership and terrorized by "Nixonian espionage."...

In year of 3,000 shootings, a teen faces life beyond bullet
CHICAGO (AP) -- He suddenly felt as if a hot wire had torn through his chest. It hurt to breathe....

For some low-income workers, retirement is only a dream
CHICAGO (AP) -- It was a striking image. A photo of an 89-year-old man hunched over, struggling to push his cart with frozen treats. Fidencio Sanchez works long hours every day selling the treats because he couldn't afford to retire. The photo and his story went viral and thousands of people donated more than $384,000 for his retirement....

Suspect in killings, carjackings, cop shootings on the run
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media....

Looking out for No. 2: Dogs sniff out fecal pollution
FAIR HAVEN, N.J. (AP) -- Some specially trained dogs are helping humans curb themselves....

Old mental institution attracts filmmakers and the curious
MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- They have heard the stories of floating orbs and disembodied voices, and officials at the University of Connecticut say they really shouldn't have to tell people that the abandoned mental institution the school owns is not actually haunted....

Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy....

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