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Within hours, wildfires set Tennessee mountain city aflame
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Tracey Mayberry told her boss to fire her....

Campus attack could be latest terror case in heartland state
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Authorities are investigating terrorism as a possible motive in the car-and-knife attack on the Ohio State University campus, the latest in a series of cases involving young men who apparently became radicalized in the heartland state....

Guns at zoos? Texas says no while struggling to tame rules
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- More than a year after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott made firearms, including openly holstered weapons, legal in more places in the state, disputes remain over where guns are allowed - much to the frustration of advocates on both sides of the debate....

At least 9 killed in warehouse fire, dozens still missing
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- At least nine people died in a blaze that broke out during a party in a converted warehouse late Friday night in the San Francisco Bay Area, according to fire officials....

Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison go up for auction
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph are up for auction in Dallas, along with some of the lightbulbs that he perfected....

Emergency officials: We won't let pipeline protesters freeze
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis....

Jury going into next week in ex-officer's murder trial
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will continue deliberating next week, despite at one point Friday appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."...

Professor fatally stabbed on USC campus, student arrested
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A student stabbed a psychology professor to death on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles on Friday in what was a personal dispute, authorities said....

Police: Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch
SEATTLE (AP) -- The gunman had already shot a police officer, threatened to kill two children and barricaded himself upstairs in a house for 11 hours when one of the kids, a 6-year-old boy, escaped....

Texas officials: 8 hurt when bus with cheerleaders crashes
BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Officials say eight people were injured when a bus carrying high school cheerleaders crashed with a tractor-trailer rig in Texas....

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