Willmar man pleads guilty to illegal arsenal of weapons

A Willmar man accused of illegally possessing a large cache of weapons has pleaded guilty in federal court
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2 men accused of sexually assaulting woman at gunpoint

Two West Virginia men are accused of sexually assaulting a woman at gunpoint in Beckley
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Northern Minnesota under air quality alert due to smoke

Residents in the northern half of Minnesota are being warned about poor air quality due to smoke from Canadian wildfires
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Police investigate resold southern Illinois cemetery plots

Families in southern Illinois are coming forth with complaints operators of a cemetery resold plots that were already paid for
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Body found in wildlife refuge creek; no foul play suspected

Authorities say no foul play is suspected in the death of a man whose body was found in a creek at the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge
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Bismarck man dies in motorcycle crash in Emmons County

A 66-year-old Bismarck man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Emmons County
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Judge strikes down ordinance about vicious animals

A judge has ordered the release of four dogs in Jasper County, saying the county's ordinance regarding vicious animals is unconstitutional
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Sioux Falls parents sentenced in fatal crash that son caused

A Sioux Falls couple has been sentenced for trying to cover up a fatal crash caused by their teenage son following a drug dispute
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1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting outside Chicago basketball game

Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting following a large fight at a basketball game in Chicago
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Man sentenced to prison for raping injured teenage girl

A Pine Ridge man has been sentenced to nearly 3 ½ years in prison for raping a 15-year-old girl on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation after she'd been run over by a vehicle
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Airline passenger numbers up in North Dakota in July

Airline passenger numbers in North Dakota in July were up more than 4.5 percent over the year
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Man sought in Indiana road rage beating caught in Florida

Authorities say a 27-year-old man sought after a 60-year-old man died of cardiac arrest after being beaten in an apparent road rage attack in northeastern Indiana has been arrested in Florida
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Phoenix officer, suspect both shot after exchanging gunfire

Phoenix Police Department officials say an officer and suspect are in critical condition after exchanging gunfire in north Phoenix
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Cape Cod beaches close following shark sightings

Authorities in Massachusetts closed two Cape Cod beaches following shark sightings
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NFL players, coaches protecting skin on every given sun day

Blocks and screens: NFL players and coaches protecting skin in different ways on every given sun day
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Tesla's Musk says stress, overwork taking heavy toll

Electric car maker Tesla's CEO Elon Musk tells New York Times that stress is taking a heavy toll, but he stands by his tweet on taking company private
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Los Angeles mayor: Trump sows division, does 'racist things'

AP Interview: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is considering a 2020 presidential run, says President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises
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Florida to spend $800 million on Tampa-St. Pete bridge

Florida is preparing to pay nearly a billion dollars to build a new bridge connecting Tampa and St. Petersburg
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Church president: Use 'Latter-day Saints' not 'Mormon'

The religion has the famed Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called "Meet the Mormons" and its official website is mormonnewsroom.org
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Firefighters rescue dog trapped in sinkhole

Firefighters in northeastern Pennsylvania rescued a dog trapped in a sinkhole
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Lake Tahoe swimmer rescued after leg stuck between boulders

A swimmer at Lake Tahoe had to be rescued after her leg became wedged between several boulders in the mountain lake on the California-Nevada line
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Arizona Sec of State rejects ACLU voter registration request

Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan has rejected a request to unilaterally change more than 500,000 voter registration addresses to the address listed on driver's licenses
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Navajo officials bid farewell to Indian Affairs director

Navajo Nation officials are bidding farewell to the regional director for the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
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Trial set for Arizona women charged with burglarizing mosque

An Oct. 4 trial has been scheduled for two Arizona women charged with burglarizing a mosque in Tempe as they filmed themselves making derogatory comments about Muslims
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Men charged in warehouse fire deaths to appear in court

The two men charged in the deaths of 36 people in an Oakland warehouse fire are scheduled to appear in court for the first time since a judge scuttled their plea deal
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Contractor makes progress on new border wall in New Mexico

Construction workers have completed more than half of a new barrier along a desolate stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in southern New Mexico as part of President Donald Trump's fight against drug trafficking and illegal immigration
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State funding to spur development of bioscience startups

A state economic development fund is providing up to $3 million to help spur growth of New Mexico bioscience startups
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Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

A slain Colorado mother whose 2 young daughters were also killed painted a rosy picture of married life
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Report: Crime in Alaska increased again last year

A report by the Alaska Department of Public Safety shows crime across the state increased by 6 percent last year
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Ogden man designs bikes that are a little sketchy, scary

It's easy to find someone with a love for bicycles in Utah, but Mark Johnson looks at cycling a little different than most
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Washington school district shortens school week to 4 days

A school district in central Washington state is moving to four-day weeks when the school year begins later this month
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Officials: Carbon monoxide leak sickens jazz club patrons

The New York City Fire Department says a group of patrons at a midtown Manhattan jazz club were sickened by a carbon monoxide leak
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Bond sale approved for West Virginia parks improvements

West Virginia's Economic Development Authority has approved the sale of up to $80 million in excess lottery revenue bonds to pay for repairs, maintenance and improvements to state parks
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Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting

An Alaska man faces life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five dead and six others wounded
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West Virginia AG reaches consumer protection settlement

West Virginia's attorney general says his office has reached a settlement over allegations that a leasing company unlawfully repossessed vehicles
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2 cited for alleged alligator violations in Louisiana

Two men have been cited for alleged alligator violations in Louisiana
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Airstrip planned at Louisiana wildlife refuge

Louisiana and a local government plan to open an airstrip on a state wildlife refuge near Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island
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Tennessee man charged with killing 2 after Wisconsin arrest

A Tennessee man who was arrested in Wisconsin has been indicted on first-degree murder charges in the shooting of his wife and another person
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Donations to Virginia Tech top $150 million

Donations to Virginia Tech have surpassed $150 million for the second straight year
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Portsmouth affordable housing site plan gets approval

Portsmouth officials approved a plan for a an affordable housing development
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Study: Uber had no impact on some crash rates in Virginia

A recent study finds no evidence that ride-hailing app Uber reduced the number of serious car wrecks in Virginia
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Police: 2-year-old drowns in family pool

Officials in Connecticut say a 2-year-old drowned in a family pool
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Fire department adopts dog it saved from base of waterfall

A New Jersey fire department plans to adopt the dog it rescued from the base of a waterfall
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Kentucky's jobless rate rises slightly in July

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate increased slightly in July
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New community recreational field vandalized

Police in Vermont are searching for the person or people responsible for vandalizing a new community recreational field
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Police: RV lot was torched by employee of owner's brother

The owner of a Florida recreational vehicle dealership got a shock when an arsonist torched eight of his RVs. Bill Waits got a bigger shock when investigators said their suspect is a serial arsonist employed by a rival dealership owned by his brother
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Maine forest rangers investigating trash dumping

The Maine Forest Service is searching for the person or people responsible for dumping a large amount of trash on a gravel road
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Washington Bridge construction project set to begin

Rhode Island transportation officials will begin work on the Washington Bridge Monday
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Police: 2 teens injured in ATV crash involving car

Officials in southeastern Ohio say two teenagers riding an all-terrain vehicle were injured when they crashed into a car
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Mayor of West Virginia capital gets achievement award

The mayor of West Virginia's capital has been granted a lifetime achievement award just months before he leaves the role he's held since 2003
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12 hospitalized after tent collapse at Traditions Park

Authorities say 12 people have been hospitalized, including three who were seriously injured, after a tent collapsed at a shareholder's event in Hayden
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In Franklin's anthems, women heard an empowering message

Aretha Franklin didn't see herself as a feminist heroine, but many women felt inspired and empowered by the message in some of her most famous anthems
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Team of chaplains assist first responders

A team of volunteer chaplains in Lawrence are assisting first responders during stressful situations
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Missouri River Relief executive director retires

A Missouri man retired from the state River Relief this month after developing, shaping and nurturing a river cleanup community.
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Kansas family dedicates Peru memorial to daughter

Nearly three months after returning from a mission trip in Nepal, Lexi Darrah died on Jan. 4
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Former Kansas woman pens 'apocalyptic office novel'

A Kansas author says she hopes her new book will prompt readers to re-evaluate their everyday routines and "reconsider their own personal bigger picture of their own life."
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Wild otters causing grief for some Missouri anglers

Wild otters have been causing some grief for at least two trout business operators on Lake Taneycomo
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Next mission for women with military service: Run for office

Female veterans are campaigning to change Congress, where those with military experience account for just 1 in 5 lawmakers
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West Virginia police chief on leave after domestic dispute

A police chief in West Virginia accused of domestic violence is on paid leave for the next month
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Democratic Socialists of America endorses Ringelstein

The Democratic Socialists of America is endorsing Zak Ringelstein in his bid to unseat popular independent Sen. Angus King
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Boaters warned to be alert for debris from flash flooding

Authorities are warning boaters to be alert for large amounts of debris washed into upstate New York lakes, rivers and canals by torrential rainfall earlier this week
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Plea hearing set for teacher charged with witness tampering

A former prep school teacher charged with witness tampering and conspiracy to commit perjury is expected to enter a guilty plea
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Police investigating report of 7-year-old with gunshot wound

Manchester police are investigating a report of a 7-year-old who suffered a gunshot wound
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Quinnipiac program has students live in retirement center

As college students move into their dorms across the country, one Quinnipiac University student will be moving into a retirement community as part of a program to tear down generational barriers.
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Maine's chief justice unloads on lack of sentencing options

Maine Chief Justice Leigh Saufley says it's a "tragedy" that judges face a lack of sentencing options when it comes to teenagers
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Cuomo signs law setting minimum indoor tanning age at 18

New York state now prohibits anyone under the age of 18 from using indoor tanning booths
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Record-breaking fire tornado killed California firefighter

Authorities say a massive, searing tornado of flame killed a firefighter helping to evacuate people from California's largest recorded wildfire
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Antique car ride to return to Kings Island amusement park

Antique cars coming back to Kings Island amusement park in Ohio
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TS Ernesto aims at Ireland, Hurricane Lane forms in Pacific

Tropical Storm Ernesto is far from land moving rapidly in Atlantic toward a weekend approach to Ireland and the United Kingdom, while Hurricane Lane has formed out in the Pacific far from land
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Inmate accused of choking N Carolina man to death

An inmate at a North Carolina jail is accused of choking a man to death earlier this year
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Court ruling costs Mississippi county $800K in tax revenue

A unanimous ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court in May means that some Lowndes County businesses have been mistakenly paying property taxes for years
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1 killed, 3 hurt in North Texas plane crash

The pilot of a small plane was killed and his three passengers, two of them children, were injured when the single-engine aircraft crashed on takeoff from a rural North Texas airfield
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2 teens charged in death of man whose body was set on fire

Two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of another teen whose body was found burning on the ground in suburban Chicago
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Lawsuit: Trooper slammed man onto ground, crushing his jaw

A federal lawsuit charges that a Virginia State Police trooper shattered a man's jaw last year and tried to cover it up
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Utility wants lost revenue from 2016 Louisiana flooding

A major electric utility wants to recover nearly $6 million in revenue lost in flooding in Louisiana in 2016
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Plumber buried in trench collapse dies

Authorities say a plumber died after he became buried in a trench that collapsed at a residential work site
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Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Forensic investigators have identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting and performing purification rituals on the child in New Mexico as he died
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NY University offers free tuition for all medical students

New York University, citing a 'moral imperative' to reduce debt, is offering free tuition for all of its medical students
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Georgia company sues R. Kelly over damage to rental homes

A Georgia property company is suing Grammy-winning R&B artist R. Kelly for $203,400 over "extensive damage" to two homes he rented
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Vegas victims' attorneys criticize MGM's legal maneuver

Attorneys for a group of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting are lambasting MGM Resorts International's legal maneuver to try to centralize multiple lawsuits stemming from the massacre
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Northern California man dies after police stun gun clash

Authorities are investigating the death of a Northern California man who was suspected of attacking his 83-year-old mother and died after police shocked him with a stun gun
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Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

A federal appeals court says a Louisiana court rightly dismissed a deputy's lawsuit that accused Black Lives Matter and several movement leaders for a deadly 2016 attack on law enforcement officers
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Nevada high court schedules arguments over stalled execution

The Nevada Supreme Court is scheduling oral arguments about the stalled execution of a death-row inmate whose lethal injection is being challenged by pharmaceutical companies that don't want their drugs used
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Bodies of missing wife, daughters found in Colorado

Colorado husband who lamented his family's disappearance arrested in their deaths
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Georgia inmates crawl down drain pipe, escape custody

Georgia authorities are searching for two inmates who escaped custody by climbing down a drain pipe in front of a county sheriff's office
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The Latest: Searchers find bodies of 2 young Colorado girls

Investigators who found the body of a pregnant Colorado woman reported missing this week have discovered what they believe are the bodies of her two young daughters nearby
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Unrest reported at immigration detention center in Texas

U.S. immigration authorities say about 40 men at a family detention center in Texas were involved in a "disturbance."
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Gov. Sandoval won't make gubernatorial race endorsement

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he won't make an endorsement in the gubernatorial race
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US officials: Ex-IS fighter accepted in US as refugee

Iraqi man who entered US as refugee accused of killing for IS in Iraq
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California lawmakers consider proposal to eliminate bail

California would be the first state to end money bail for defendants awaiting trial under a proposal unveiled Thursday that would create a new system that would instead jail people based on their risk level
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Mormon critics challenge church's tax-exempt status

Mormon critics are asking the U.S. Internal Revenue Service to investigate allegations that the church uses a Hawaii cultural center to commit tax fraud
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California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law

California lawmakers are considering limiting the state's "felony murder" rule that holds accomplices to the same standard as if they had personally committed the crime
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In reversal, Ball State removes name of Papa John's founder

Ball State University's trustees have voted to remove the name of alumnus and Papa John's founder John Schnatter from a business institute because of his use of a racial slur
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Man gets life prison sentence for killing wife's ex-husband

A man convicted of beating and fatally stabbing his wife's ex-husband in Albuquerque has been sentenced to life in prison plus 12 years
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