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Traffic deaths up sharply in first 6 months of this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths were up 14 percent nationally in the first six months of this year and injuries were up by a third, according to data gathered by the National Safety Council.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Authorities: 5 dead in midair collision of small planes

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two small planes collided midair while approaching an airport in southern San Diego County on Sunday, killing five people and sparking brush fires in a remote field where the wreckage landed, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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'Empire,' One Direction win at 17th Teen Choice Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th Teen Choice Awards threw its full support behind the hit series "Empire," honored late "Furious 7" star Paul Walker and paid homage to a respected elder: Britney Spears.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Indonesian plane debris seen; carried 54 people, gov't cash

JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An airplane with 54 people on board that crashed in the mountains of eastern Indonesia was carrying nearly half a million dollars in government cash for poor families to help offset a spike in fuel prices, an official said Monday.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Migrants mass in Turkey to take shortest route to Europe

BODRUM, Turkey (AP) — Suddenly, almost silently, a group of young men carrying a small plastic dinghy emerges from the darkness, dashes across a road and a dirty strip of sand and plunges into the crystal-clear waters of the Aegean Sea.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Death toll in bombing that killed Pakistan official now 18

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Police say the death toll in the twin suicide bombings that killed a provincial official who opposed the Taliban in eastern Pakistan has risen to 18.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015

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Soldier's journey to heal spotlights 'soul wounds' of war

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "It was just another day in Mosul," the soldier began, his voice shaking. Sgt. 1st Class Marshall Powell took a deep breath. He couldn't look at the other three servicemen seated around him in the therapy session.

Last Updated on Sunday, 16 August 2015

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A festive flag-raising, then tough talk on US-Cuba relations

HAVANA (AP) — A jubilant flag-raising at the reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana is giving way to serious talk about the road ahead in improving relations between the United States and Cuba.

Last Updated on Saturday, 15 August 2015

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