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A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police
HOUSTON (AP) -- A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said....

Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, prison costs were beginning to crowd out basic government services
IONIA, Mich. (AP) -- Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning to crowd out basic government services....

Police say the man charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job at a gym
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- A man charged with five counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the shooting deaths of five people at a Washington state mall shared an early dinner with his stepfather then told him he was headed to his job at a gym....

Angry Charlotte residents are complaining about what they call unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who fail to force change as the city marks a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members for hours, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man....

As the baseball world mourned the death of Jose Fernandez, a beachgoer found a bag containing four baseballs signed by the Marlins 24-year-old pitcher
MIAMI (AP) -- As the baseball world mourned the death of Jose Fernandez, a beachgoer found a bag containing four baseballs signed by the Marlins 24-year-old pitcher....

Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years....

About 1.4 million students have taken the new version of the SAT exam, but the College Board says it won't be releasing the average scores for the Class of 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No score results yet, but students didn't seem to be scared off by the new version of the SAT college entrance exam....

All is not well in cranberry country this harvesting season, the 200th anniversary of the first known commercial cultivation
ROCHESTER, Mass. (AP) -- All is not well in cranberry country this harvesting season, the 200th anniversary of the world's first known commercial cultivation....

A Vermont man rescued by a passing freighter after spending a week at sea in a life raft will be reunited with his family in Boston, while his mother is still unaccounted for and presumed dead
BOSTON (AP) -- A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter will be reunited with his family in Boston, while his mother is still unaccounted for and presumed dead....

Authorities say five people died in a shooting at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- Five people were killed in a shooting this weekend at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about four of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media....

 
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