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Polynesian canoe on around-the-world journey crosses equator

HONOLULU –  A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on an around-the-world journey has reached a milestone by crossing the equator on its way back to Hawaii. Hawaii News Now reports that the Hokulea crossed the equator on Friday, after it left Tahiti. “It’s a pretty huge deal,” Pua Lincoln Maielua, Hokulea’s apprentice navigator, tells Hawaii News […]
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Alaska volcano erupts again; aviation alert raised to red

ANCHORAGE, Alaska –  An Alaska volcano that has been active for nearly six months has erupted again. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof (BOH-gohs-lawf) Volcano in the Aleutian Islands erupted at 2:16 p.m. Sunday and sent a cloud of ash at least 35,000 feet (10,668 meters) high. The eruption lasted 55 minutes. Ash can harm […]
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Slain Virginia drug enforcement officer called “Superman”

RICHMOND, Va. –  A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was remembered Sunday as a man dedicated to improving the lives of children. Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday, hours after being shot while patrolling in the Mosby Court complex, which has had […]
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Mississippi shooting: 8 dead, including deputy; suspect says 'I ain't fit to live'

An argument between a Mississippi man, his estranged wife and her family over custody of the couple’s children ended in a shooting that killed eight people, including a deputy sheriff.  Police said gunfire erupted Saturday night at a home in Bogue Chitto after the deputy arrived in response to a domestic disturbance call, and spread […]
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Police in California fatally shoot man armed with an ax

SAN JOSE, Calif. –  An officer fatally shot a man with a history of mental illness after he charged at him and other officers with an ax during a confrontation at a San Jose apartment complex, police said Sunday. The officers were responding to reports of a disturbance at a unit in the complex early […]
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Police: Officer shoots, kills burglary suspect in N Carolina

CARY, N.C. –  A burglary suspect spotted sneaking into a suburban North Carolina home in the middle of the night was fatally shot by a police officer early Sunday, authorities said. A woman who said she was watching TV because she couldn’t sleep said she heard a door close, and then spotted a man walking […]
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The Latest: 1 of 2 girls harassed on train speaks out

PORTLAND, Ore. –  The Latest on the fatal stabbing in Portland, Oregon (all times local): 4 p.m. KPTV reports that one of the victims of the hate speech that ended with a double-fatal stabbing is sending her thanks to those who came to her defense. Sixteen-year-old Destinee Mangum told FOX 12 that she and her […]
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The Latest: Woman saw burglary suspect later killed by cops

CARY, N.C. –  The Latest on a burglary suspect shot to death by police officers in North Carolina (all times local): 6:25 p.m. A woman who couldn’t sleep told a 911 operator she saw a man sneak through the garage door of a North Carolina home. Minutes later, he was shot and killed by police. […]