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April 24, 2015 - 9:50pm
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — One sailor has died and another has been seriously injured while training in a swimming pool at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story, officials say.

The two were found unresponsive Friday at the bottom of the base's Combat Swimmer Training Facility, which personnel use for fitness training. Both were assigned to Naval Special Warfare Group Two, which contains SEAL teams.

The sailors were taken to a civilian...

April 24, 2015 - 9:15pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage affecting sales registers disrupted sales Friday at 8,000 company-operated Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada.

The company said Friday evening that its stores that had not already closed for the evening were closing early. Starbucks says it was working to fix the problem.

Company spokesman Jim Olson says the problem affected 7,000 U.S. stores and 1,000 in Canada.

Earlier, customers...

April 24, 2015 - 8:52pm
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida deputy's shooting of an unarmed man is under renewed scrutiny after the emergence of video.

Palm Beach County Deputy Adams Lin was cleared of any wrongdoing in the 2013 shooting of 22-year-old Dontrell Stephens. He said he believed Stephens was reaching for a gun and only fired shots after the man failed to comply with commands to raise his hands. But new video shows the only object in Stephens' hand was a cellphone and no commands...

April 24, 2015 - 8:33pm
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Hundreds of survivalists and "preppers" are gathering in the Salt Lake City suburb of Sandy for the first PrepperCon, featuring demonstrations of underground bunkers, food storage and armored vehicles.

Scott Stallings, one of the show's founders, says the Friday and Saturday event was inspired by the success of ComicCon and is amping up the entertainment with the hope of attracting younger people who may not be enthusiasts of food storage and other...

April 24, 2015 - 8:06pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Police say an airplane cleaner has been arrested on charges she pocketed nearly $15,000 worth of contraband from planes grounded in New York City, including nearly 1,500 unopened bottles of liquor.

A spokesman for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police says Juanette Cullum has been charged with grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property.

The spokesman, Joe Pentangelo (pehn-TAN'-jeh-loh), says a witness told...

April 24, 2015 - 7:35pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Truck drivers who haul goods from the nation's busiest port complex could stay off the job next week as part of a long-running labor dispute.

The job actions could disrupt business at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles as soon as Monday, after an expected vote this weekend.

It won't be clear until next week how many of the drivers stay off the job.

About 16,000 drivers work at the ports, most of them...

April 24, 2015 - 7:17pm
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HONOLULU (AP) — The Coast Guard says it is searching for a mariner off Hawaii who last year survived 12 days lost at sea.

Ron Ingraham was rescued last year after being lost at sea and eating raw fish to survive.

Now the Coast Guard is searching for him again after the fishing boat he was on ran aground on rocks early Friday about a mile west of the island of Lanai.

The Coast Guard says one man from the boat named Munchkin was...

April 24, 2015 - 6:45pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that the fired Ohio State University band director's lawsuit against the school may proceed.

Judge James Graham on Friday denied Ohio State's request to dismiss the civil rights lawsuit filed by Jonathan Waters.

Waters was fired last summer after an internal investigation found that he turned a blind eye to what the school described as the band's "sexualized culture."

Waters' suit...

April 24, 2015 - 6:38pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is planning what it says will be the first-ever gathering of tribal youth in Washington.

The July 9 event will give American Indian and Alaska Native youth from across the U.S. a chance to meet with senior members of President Barack Obama's administration, along with members of the White House Council on Native American Affairs.

The gathering is part of an initiative Obama launched last year to improve the lives of...

April 24, 2015 - 6:37pm
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LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — A couple blamed for the death of a jogger who was attacked by their dogs have pleaded no contest.

The Flint Journal ( ) says Sebastiano Quagliata and his wife, Valbona Lucaj, pleaded no contest Friday to owning a dangerous dog causing death.

At one point, Lucaj told the victim's family, "I'm so sorry."

Craig Sytsma of Livonia was attacked by two cane corsos last July in Metamora Township...

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