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Marijuana's hazy contribution to highway deaths

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — New York teenager Joseph Beer smoked marijuana, climbed into a Subaru Impreza with four friends and drove more than 100 mph before losing control. The car crashed into trees with such force that the vehicle split in half, killing his friends.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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32 teens escape from Nashville detention center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Thirty-two teens escaped from a Nashville youth detention center by crawling through a weak spot in a fence late Monday, and more than half of them were still on the run Tuesday, a spokesman said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops

BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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Detroit's historic bankruptcy trial to begin

DETROIT (AP) — Lawyers for Detroit will attempt to convince a federal judge at the city's bankruptcy trial that its plans to wipe out billions of dollars in debt should be approved.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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After Gaza war, poll finds support for Hamas rises

 

JERUSALEM (AP) — The popularity of the Hamas militant group among Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip has spiked significantly following the 50-day war with Israel, according to an opinion poll released Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 September 2014

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House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 August 2014

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Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

ERIE, Colo. (AP) — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 August 2014

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Lava eruption prompts Iceland aviation alert

REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Lava fountains danced along a lengthy volcanic fissure near Iceland's subglacial Bardarbunga volcano Sunday, prompting authorities to raise the aviation warning code to the highest level and close the surrounding airspace.

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 August 2014

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