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Teen survivor of Texas shootings says slain family members 'in much better place'


- The teenage survivor of a shooting attack in suburban Houston in which her parents and four siblings were killed told a memorial event on Saturday her family was "in a much better placeā€ and that she was making a full recovery from her injuries.

Amateur explorers claim to find lost Army fort in Florida Everglades

MIAMI - A team of amateur explorers say they found the site of a lost U.S. Army fort buried deep in the Everglades that once served as a restocking post for troops during a series of guerilla-like battles with Seminole Indians.

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Second lightning strike fatality in two days at Colorado park: officials

- A lightning strike on Saturday killed a man in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, a day after another strike killed a woman who had been out on a hike.

12 Jul 2014

Three dead, two wounded in Pasadena, California shootings

- Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting late on Saturday afternoon in Pasadena, California before the gunman surrendered, police said.

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U.S. Marines air chief wants to curb 'big wish lists' for arms upgrades

RAF FAIRFORD England - The U.S. Marine Corps' new aviation chief this week said he plans to hold down "big wish lists" for upgrades to existing warplanes and helicopters so he can maximize purchases of new planes like the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet.

Politics, 4:11am EDT

U.S. Navy maintains grounding order for F-35 fighter jets

RAF FAIRFORD England - The U.S. Navy maintained a grounding order for F-35 B-model and C-model fighter jets built by Lockheed Martin Corp, saying it was still not clear what caused a massive engine failure on an Air Force F-35 jet last month.

Aerospace & Defense 12:33am EDT

Michigan student won't be charged in Visine poisoning

- No charges will be filed against a Michigan high school student who was accused of sickening a teacher by putting Visine eye solution in her coffee, a prosecutor said on Saturday.

12 Jul 2014

Trump Plaza in Atlantic City to close, adding to city's woes: report

- The Trump Plaza Hotel in Atlantic City could shut its doors in September and lay off 1,000 workers, a local newspaper reported, in what could make it the fourth casino to close this year in the faltering New Jersey resort city.

12 Jul 2014

No getting away from it all on the Appalachian Trail

HARRIMAN STATE PARK N.Y. - Maybe it was guilt over alarming her parents when she inadvertently dialed 911 from the Appalachian Trail, but Caitlin Belcher wishes she could ditch her cell phone for the rest of the 2,180-mile (3,508-km) hike.

Environment 12 Jul 2014

Comedian Tracy Morgan released from rehab after June crash

Newark N.J - Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was released from a rehabilitation center to finish his recovery at home from a New Jersey crash in June that left him critically injured and killed a fellow passenger, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Entertainment, People 12 Jul 2014

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