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Tropical weather system spares North Carolina's Outer Banks
RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's Outer Banks have been spared from a tropical storm system that has been moving toward the state for two days, an official said Wednesday....

Police: Woman kidnapped by husband found dead, he's wounded
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her husband while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months earlier was found dead inside a barn, and he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said Wednesday....

Indian-Americans clash with cowboy town over proposed center
NORCO, Calif. (AP) -- The Southern California city of Norco markets itself as "Horsetown USA," and it's not unusual for cowboy hat-wearing residents to head out for lunch or run errands on horseback in its Old West-styled downtown....

Hurricane churns toward Hawaii; people stock up, board up
HILO, Hawaii (AP) -- Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter for their animals....

US appeals court tosses out $654 million verdict against PLO
NEW YORK (AP) -- A U.S. appeals court has tossed out a $654 million jury verdict against the Palestine Liberation Organization that involved damages for Americans affected by Palestinian terror attacks but that the United States government says could financially destabilize the Palestinian government....

Arizona old-guard Republicans advance in primary
PHOENIX (AP) -- In a year of political outsiders, two of the most prominent and longest-serving Arizona Republicans bucked the trend and easily beat back primary challenges....

After easy win, Rubio has bigger challenge to keep seat
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's presidential aspirations and insistence that he was done with the Senate didn't hurt him with GOP voters, now it's time to see if the rest of Florida will be as forgiving as he seeks a second term....

Feds to distribute $53 million to states to fight opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states in an effort to curb opioid abuse....

FSU football player eats lunch with student sitting alone
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- For one day, a mother says she didn't have to worry about her son eating lunch by himself after he was joined by Florida State University wide receiver Travis Rudolph....

The quest to end lost airline luggage
LINTHICUM, Md. (AP) -- Victor DaRosa stands under a scorching afternoon sun, loading bags onto a jet heading to Detroit....

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