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BC-VA–Small Plane Crash-Ocean

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended the search for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed a small airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia shore. Petty Officer Nate Littlejohn says the search was halted Sunday morning after a civilian boater recovered a wheel and engine cowling from the single-engine Cirrus. [...]

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Spartans look for bounce back 2014 campaign

    As the Spartans prepare to open their season Saturday, Aug. 30, on the road against the University of Maine, redemption will be a thought on nearly every mind in the Spartan locker room. NSU lost last season’s opener on their home field to the Black Bears of Maine 23-6. That began a season [...]

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Reds, blues dominate Emmy Awards red carpet

  NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham showed up for the Emmys in an awkward pink confection and Kerry Washington went for a bright orange dress with dark sparkle peeking out from underneath, but it was the reds and blues that dominated the carpet Monday. And neutrals, too. On Team Red were best actress in a comedy winner Julia [...]

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Spanish chain pulls kids’ shirt after outcry

  MADRID (AP) — Spanish fashion retailer Inditex said Wednesday it has withdrawn a children’s shirt that triggered an outcry from people who said it was reminiscent of the clothes Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps. The long-sleeved shirt with horizontal dark stripes and a six-pointed yellow star on the left side [...]

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Kenya Wildlife Corruption

  NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Corrupt Kenyan wildlife rangers are killing poachers to cover up the officers’ collusion with the criminals slaughtering the country’s elephants, a rights group alleges. The disappearances of 18 suspected poachers were documented by Muslims for Human Rights over the last three years around Kenya’s Tsavo National Park, a huge wildlife [...]

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Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Gov. Bob McDonnell wrapped up a grueling four-plus days on the witness stand Tuesday, Aug. 26, by emphatically denying that he did special favors for a wealthy businessman in exchange for more than $165,000 in gifts, trips and loans. McDonnell acknowledged using poor judgment and said he now regrets [...]

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Spain busts Colombian cocaine-smuggling gang

    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police working in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency say they have arrested six members of a Colombian-based drug-trafficking gang and seized 240 kilograms (530 pounds) of cocaine that had been hidden inside a yacht. According to Saturday, August 23rd police statement, their investigation opened in April after police [...]

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Ebola Lather Up Challenge

  ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A young man on camera names the person who’s challenged him to dump the contents of a bucket over his head. But in a twist on the ice bucket challenge, this man is soon drenched in frothy, soapy water — part of a campaign to raise awareness about Ebola [...]

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Miley Cyrus’ date wanted by Oregon police

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. Jesse Helt, 22, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief, criminal trespass and burglary in 2010. According to court records, he broke into the apartment of [...]

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US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

  HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department’s inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce’s fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island. The music superstars angered several Republican politicians in Florida with their four-day visit to Havana, which saw them eating in some of the city’s [...]

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Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer sued Justin Bieber and one of his bodyguards Wednesday for assault and infliction of emotional distress over an altercation on Hawaiian beach late last year. The lawsuit by paparazzo Aja Oxman states Bieber ordered his bodyguard to take a memory card after the photographer snapped photos of the [...]

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