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Virginia settles lawsuit with U.Va. student who was arrested after water was mistaken for beer
The state of Virginia has reached a $212,500 settlement with a University of Virginia student who was arrested after her purchase of water was mistaken for beer.

Oakland Zoo animals dine on tropical fruit thanks to spilled truckers' shipment
Animals at the Oakland Zoo were treated to a buffet of tropical fruit after a truck spilled its shipment on a freeway.

Ax flies off truck on highway, smashes through car windshield
A couple driving in Massachusetts was shaken up Wednesday morning when an axe got dislodged from a dump truck and crashed through their car's windshield, inches from the passenger's head, MyFoxBoston.com reported.

Michigan man mocked online by Shaquille O'Neal, celebrities files lawsuit
A Michigan man who suffers from a rare disease is suing a trio of celebrities, including former NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal, for mocking him on social media earlier this year.

Porch shooting trial moves into defense phase; suburban Detroit police defend investigation
The defense is to present its side in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged in the fatal shooting of a young woman on his porch last fall.

Police say two people in custody after search connected to Michigan teen's murder
FBI agents and Michigan State Police troopers took two men into custody Wednesday after executing a search warrant relating to the death of a 14-year-old girl. 

EXCLUSIVE: Report reveals ‘disturbing trend’ of brazen attacks against border security by gangs, drug and human traffickers
A weekly report distributed by a Texas state agency to senior law enforcement officials paints a grim picture of the Mexican border.

AP Exclusive: As Florida panther rebounds, study shows ranchers lose calves to the predators
Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.

Indiana man wins $1M lottery prize for second time in three months
Any search for the luckiest man in American might very well begin and end with Robert Hamilton of Indianapolis. 

Document says State embraces harsh Senate report about post-9/11 CIA interrogation practices
The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror suspects and misleading Congress, according to a White House document.

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