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Maine crews use drone to rescue 2 boys from raging river

Officials in Maine used a drone to help deliver a life jacket to a boy stranded on a rock in the middle of a raging river before bringing him and another boy to safety.

Arkansas soldiers receive Purple Hearts after 2009 attack

After more than six years of letters, appeals and finally a change in federal law, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was wounded in a 2009 shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center were awarded Purple Hearts on Wednesday.

Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer

A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina’s Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh attack in the state’s coastal waters in less than three weeks.

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As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags.

Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments

Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapons, according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday.

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Massive assault on Egypt army in Sinai kills 64 troops

Dozens of Islamic militants unleashed a wave of simultaneous attacks, including suicide car bombings, on Egyptian army checkpoints in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula on Wednesday, killing at least 64 soldiers, officials said.

US stocks gain as Greece appears willing to negotiate

U.S. stocks closed higher as investors hoped a deal can be struck on Greece’s debt issues.

US probing airline collusion on high fares

The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press.

30th anniversary of 'Future' celebrated

Thousands went back in time as one of the largest movie audiences ever in one place gathered to watch “Back to the Future” at the Hollywood Bowl in a celebration of the film’s 30th anniversary.

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Remains of schooner raised from Lake Champlain back to Navy

The remains of a Revolutionary War battleship that burned and sank as the Americans and British struggled for control of Lake Champlain will be in the hands of the U.S. Navy in time for the Fourth of July.

Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown’s death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement’s response.

Teens storm Georgia Walmart in wild rampage of destruction

Authorities in central Georgia say up to 50 teenagers bent on destruction raced into a Walmart in Macon, smashing merchandise and causing an estimated $2,000 in damage.

Prison chief, 11 others put on leave after escape

The superintendent at the prison where two killers broke out has been placed on leave along with his security chief and 10 other staff members amid an internal investigation into how the inmates pulled off the daring escape, a state official said Tuesday.

Residents return to smoldering ruins after damaging wildfire

Surveying the smoldering ruins of his upscale home in this central Washington city, Vern Smith pointed to what had been his garage.

Woman, 75, survived for days on pond water after Texas crash

Wanda Mobley swerved to avoid something in the remote highway, and seconds later was trapped inside her wrecked car in a ravine in North Texas.

Stranded woman rescued after giving birth in forest

Authorities rescued a woman and her newborn baby after her family says she gave birth in a remote national forest in Northern California.

Boy found in park swing died of cold, thirst

A mother placed her living toddler in a swing at a Maryland park one morning and he remained there until he was found dead of cold and thirst two days later when someone spotted the mother pushing her lifeless child in the swing, authorities said Tuesday.

State Dept. releases more Clinton emails

The State Department has released roughly 3,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s correspondence from 2009, her first year as the nation’s top diplomat.

Consumer Reports finds some newer cars burn too much oil

Newer cars aren’t supposed to need more oil between oil changes, but Consumer Reports found some engines — mainly from Audi, BMW and Subaru — require an extra quart as often as once a month.

OxyContin maker bows out of meeting on harder-to-abuse drug

The makers of the potent painkiller OxyContin have pulled out of a federal meeting to review the company’s harder-to-abuse version of the much-debated drug.

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