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Farmers eager for drones, but most can't legally fly them
CORDOVA, Md. (AP) -- Mike Geske wants a drone....

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades
Americans celebrated 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday with extravagant fireworks displays, rock and classical concerts and parades both big and small. Here were some highlights of Independence Day festivities around the nation:...

2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky authorities say two people have been killed and three remain missing after the pontoon boat they were riding in hit the Clark Memorial Bridge and capsized in the Ohio River....

At least 14 hurt after deck collapse at North Carolina beach
EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) -- A deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house as a family got set to take a group photo, leaving at least 14 people injured with two of those in critical condition, authorities said....

320-acre wildfire threatens homes in Northern California
VACAVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire that has burned more than 320 acres is threatening homes in a Northern California city....

Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not sanctuary law
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they are focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times....

Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing nine of the historic black church's members, including the pastor....

Diana Douglas, 1st wife of Kirk Douglas, dies at 92
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Diana Douglas, the first wife of Kirk Douglas and mother of Michael Douglas, died Saturday in Los Angeles. She was 92....

66 riders safely evacuated after 400-foot Ferris wheel stops
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The largest Ferris wheel on the East Coast reopened Saturday, one day after 66 riders were stranded on The Orlando Eye and had to be evacuated from the towering 400-foot attraction....

A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to his native Honduras, one of tens of thousands of children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year....

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Woman struck by bullet while at Pennsylvania amusement park

2 people dead, 3 missing after boat capsizes in Ohio River

320-acre wildfire threatens homes in Northern California

America celebrates Independence Day with fireworks, parades

At least 14 hurt after deck collapse at North Carolina beach

2 homes burn near town as Washington wildfires grow

Woman who tries to sneak on planes arrested twice in 2 days

Threat to Southwest flight deemed not credible by FBI

Arizona prison hit with 3rd disturbance by inmates in 4 days

Boy injured after small plane crashes on California beach


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