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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army soldier accused of sprinting across the White House lawn and into the executive mansion was heavily armed when he was arrested by Virginia state troopers after a traffic stop in July.Wythe County Deputy Commonweal ...more

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the second trial of a Florida man accused of killing a Georgia teenager during an argument over loud music outside a Jacksonville convenience store.Attorneys for 47-year-old Michael Dunn want ...more

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A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.Th ...more

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The commercial rocket launches that could begin as early as 2016 in the southernmost tip of Texas will be a critical step toward one day establishing a human presence on Mars, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said Monday.< ...more

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Pots and pans and paper airplanes are among the 12 finalists for induction this year into the National Toy Hall of Fame.The humble contenders are up against American Girl dolls, the game Operation and several return nomine ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia woman whose husband is charged with murder in the death of their toddler son in a hot vehicle passed a polygraph test in which she was asked about whether she knew her husband would leave the child in the vehicle, her lawyer sa ...more

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police are apologizing for the wording of a flier announcing a seminar to help officers interact with the media.The flier on county letterhead says topics of the Oct. 24 program at the police academy will includ ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — The lawyer for a Georgia woman whose husband is charged with murder in the death of their toddler son in a hot vehicle says his client passed a polygraph test.Lawyer Lawrence Zimmerman said in a written statement Monday that Leann ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Ice in Arctic seas shrank this summer to the sixth lowest level in 36 years of monitoring.The National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Monday that the ice reached its seasonal minimum on Sept. 17 of 1.94 million square miles. T ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools.Education Department statistics released Monday say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year — an 8 percent increa ...more