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8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) -- A man who got into an argument with his estranged wife over their children was arrested in a house-to-house shooting rampage in rural Mississippi that left eight people dead, including his mother-in-law and a sheriff's deputy....

Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women - one wearing a hijab - who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant....

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers....

San Francisco courts test new approach to homeless crimes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of traffic and other minor citations that saddled people with debt and even sent them to jail....

Friends recall only nurse killed by hostile fire in Vietnam
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Minutes before 6 a.m., Army nurse Martha Green woke with a jolt to a thunderous explosion half a mile away. It was the steamy morning of June 8, 1969, and she was in her bed at Chu Lai base at the height of the Vietnam War....

Dems try to enlist military vets in fight for House majority
ATLANTA (AP) -- Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight - for majority control of the House....

Drivers in limbo after track owner's sex traffic arrest
WATERFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Adam Gada is not sure he'll ever race again at the New London-Waterford Speedbowl, a small Connecticut racetrack that has been part of his family's life since it opened in 1951....

Lawyers seek release of man as US seeks country to take him
BOSTON (AP) -- Lawyers in Massachusetts are seeking the release of a man they say is being unlawfully detained by federal immigration officials while they try to find a country to deport him to....

New lawsuit accuses imprisoned former speaker of sex assault
CHICAGO (AP) -- An Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert in a new lawsuit of sexually assaulting him in bathroom stall when he was a fourth-grader, at least the fifth such allegation against the former House speaker who will soon be released from prison in a hush-money case....

Coal trains fewer as Appalachian railroads keep rolling
MATOAKA, W.Va. (AP) -- The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year....

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