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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Transportation says Washington's subway system will be under direct federal supervision because of safety lapses.   Full Story
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — An official says hundreds of students failed to show up for class at a high school in suburban Birmingham, Alabama, after several suicide notes were found from a student who said he was going to kill himself on campus.   Full Story
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crisis pregnancy centers that discourage women from getting abortions in California will be required to provide information about abortions and other services under legislation Gov.   Full Story
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California corrections officials say two inmates already serving life sentences are suspects in the slaying of a notorious killer who spent 45 years in segregation after a bloody 1971 escape attempt at San Quentin State Prison.   Full Story
HONOLULU (AP) — A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing on Oahu's North Shore.   Full Story
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — African-American Mormons discussed the ongoing challenges of belonging to a predominantly white religion Friday during a university conference designed to address the status of blacks in the faith.   Full Story
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A former Iowa lottery security officer convicted in July of rigging a Hot Lotto game so he could win a $14 million jackpot faces new allegations that he had close acquaintances cash in on lottery prizes in other states over several years, authorities said Friday.   Full Story
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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Navy's newest warplane is getting a test run off the coast of Virginia.   Full Story
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal judge says the state of Alabama may not use a large dose of a sedative to execute five death row inmates.   Full Story
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal attorneys filed notice Friday that they will appeal a judge's ruling that the U.   Full Story
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say a report of shots fired on a college campus turned out to be unfounded.   Full Story
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship lamented a push by his board to cap his salary at $12 million, called the group "so unappreciative," and said at least a quarter of his wealth was tied up in his company's stock, according to phone calls he secretly recorded in his office.   Full Story
MOORE, Texas (AP) — A Texas man is being held on charges that he smuggled more than three dozen immigrants inside a sweltering 18-wheeler.   Full Story
NEW YORK (AP) — A Lebanese national has been arrested on federal charges alleging she tried to purchase thousands of weapons, including assault rifles and machine guns, for Hezbollah fighters.   Full Story
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — A federal judge says a Maine man charged with mailing cyanide to a suicidal Englishman is competent to stand trial.   Full Story
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest draft United Nations resolution urging the United States to end its economic embargo on Cuba has appeared — and it points out President Barack Obama's commitment to end the policy.   Full Story
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A former child-soldier from Sierra Leone has been released after more than two years of immigration detention in Minnesota, his lawyers said Friday.   Full Story
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania officer has agreed to never again work as a policeman in return for his guilty plea to a reduced, misdemeanor charge that he violated the civil rights of a man he threw to the ground and slugged.   Full Story
GRINNELL, Iowa (AP) — A small private liberal arts college in Iowa has established an endowment fund in memory of a young alumnus who was also a news intern for The Associated Press when he died at age 22 in Mexico City in 2012.   Full Story
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the fatal cross-border shooting of a Mexican teen pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday.   Full Story