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San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another wounded


SAN DIEGO San Diego police on Friday surrounded a house in pursuit of a suspect in a shooting that killed one police officer and injured another, authorities said. | Video

Trendy Miami neighborhood is first in U.S. with local Zika spread

MIAMI Christophe and Franziska Lefever were admiring graffiti at an outdoor gallery in a chic Miami arts district on Friday when they learned that the first cases of Zika spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States were contracted in the area.

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Two dead in California crash of medical transport plane

At least two people died in the crash of a medical transport plane in northern California on Friday after a report of cockpit smoke, authorities and a media report said.

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U.S. court strikes down North Carolina voter ID law

WASHINGTON A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a North Carolina law that required voters to show photo identification when casting ballots, ruling that it intentionally discriminated against African-American residents.

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Chicago deficit narrows despite pension uncertainty-city analysis

CHICAGO Chicago’s budget deficit could reach a 10-year low next year despite unresolved funding questions for its largest and most underfunded pension system, according to an annual financial analysis released by the city on Friday.

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New York could show the way to rescue U.S. nuclear plants

WASHINGTON New York state and nuclear power have never been best friends, but the state is expected to decide as soon as Monday on a proposed subsidy plan that could furnish the rest of the country with a model for saving a struggling industry while reducing carbon emissions.

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Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S

ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. | Video

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Michigan prosecutor charges six in Flint water scandal

DETROIT Six Michigan state employees were charged on Friday in an investigation into dangerous lead levels in the city of Flint's drinking water.

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Delaware judge proposes October trial over removal of Viacom directors

A Delaware judge on Friday ruled that Sumner Redstone's lawyers must defend in a trial his move to oust five directors from Viacom Inc's board and suggested that he wants to get a better picture of the 93-year-old media mogul’s mental capacity.

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Pennsylvania attorney general announces Hershey trust reform deal

HARRISBURG, Penn. The Pennsylvania Attorney General's office on Friday unveiled the terms of a reform agreement with the charitable trust that controls Hershey Co that includes a 10-year term limit for trustees and limits on their compensation to $110,000.

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