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Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer

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SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and sup... Full Story

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  • Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer
    Slain trooper eulogized as impeccable officer

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first and could always be counted on for advice and support, his friends and colleagues said at the slain state trooper's funeral Thursday.

  • APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test wearing cameras
    APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test wearing cameras

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin wearing cameras this year at its training academy, a test to see if the technology should be used in the field to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.

  • California wildfire shows explosive growth
    California wildfire shows explosive growth

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire that has forced nearly 2,800 people from their homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday.

  • Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
    Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

    SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate.

  • 'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return
    'Three Cups of Tea' author plans reluctant return

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Greg Mortenson doesn't want to talk about his best-selling "Three Cups of Tea" book, but everybody else does — including his own charity.

  • Federal charges for pair in Amish kidnapping case

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters in northern New York were charged Thursday in federal court with sexual exploitation of children and possession of child pornography.

  • Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable
    Fed keeps rates low, but brace for the inevitable

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Record-low interest rates will be around for at least a few more months, the Federal Reserve made clear Wednesday.

  • Texas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters.

  • Coach tied to beating of gay couple leaves job

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday.

  • Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis

    JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — A police chief in suburban St. Louis says two officers fired 25 shots during the fatal shooting of a rifle-wielding man they were chasing on foot.

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