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Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen

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  • Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen
    Crowd honors 'gift of freedom' from Pearl Harbor servicemen

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Thousands of people observed a moment of silence before fighter jets streaked across the sky during a ceremony Wednesday at Pearl Harbor marking the 75th anniversary of the attack that plunged the United States into World War II and left more than 2,300 service people ded.

  • NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks
    NTSB: Driver in fatal crash was speeding, had prior wrecks

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing him and five others, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.

  • Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness
    Church attack survivor recalls loud noise, then darkness

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A survivor of last year's massacre at a black South Carolina church testified Wednesday that her Bible study group had just closed their eyes and started praying when a loud sound shattered the stillness. The basement room went dark.

  • Feds: Woman made death threats to Sandy Hook victim's parent

    MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged with making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.

  • Campus police officer shoots teen at Nevada high school
    Campus police officer shoots teen at Nevada high school

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — A campus police officer shot a student Wednesday during a confrontation witnessed by dozens of other students at a Nevada high school, according to authorities.

  • Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio
    Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.

  • Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer
    Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

    DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors dropped murder charges Wednesday against a man in the killing of a Detroit college police officer who was shot in the head while on duty, but did not elaborate on why they no longer consider him a suspect.

  • Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road
    Nightclub victims' kin: Oakland fire families face long road

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and coplicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.

  • US envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in China
    US envoy nominee Branstad member of Masons, banned in China

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — If Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad becomes the next U.S. Ambassador to China, he may want to leave any Masonic symbols at home.

  • Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion
    Aimless pizza shop gunman latched onto internet, religion

    SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) — Before he was charged with firing an assault rifle inside a Washington restaurant, where he had been drawn by an online hoax, Edgar Maddison Welch was known as a well-meaning father of two girls who unnerved some with his religious fervor and sometimes had trouble detaching hmself from the internet.

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