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Q&A: Afraid of sharks? Flu, asteroids pose far greater risk
BOSTON (AP) -- You might want a bigger boat, but you probably don't need better odds....

LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police Chief Charlie Beck told graduating cadets on Saturday to "be strong. Be ethically correct. Do the right thing" after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex....

Southern Utah wildfire grows, crews make slight gains
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A southern Utah wildfire has grown more, reaching 62.7 square miles (162.4 square kilometers) by Saturday night....

Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach....

Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on popular US trail
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California's gargantuan winter finally caught up to her....

Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids
SEATTLE (AP) -- Charleena Lyles loved to sing and dance. She adored her four children. She always smiled, even when facing obstacles....

Sheriff: Teen injured after fall from Six Flags 'Sky Ride'
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) -- Officials say a teenager fell from a stopped gondola ride at an upstate New York amusement park, tumbling into a crowd of park guests and employees gathered below in an effort to catch the victim before she hit the ground....

Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots - all victims of suspected gang violence....

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend....

NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News....

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