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Church van crashes into canal, killing 8 and injuring 10
MOORE HAVEN, Fla. (AP) -- An overloaded church van ran through a stop sign, crossed all four lanes of a dark rural highway and nosedived into a canal, killing eight people and injuring 10 early Monday in southwest Florida, authorities said.... 3/30/2015 3:05 PM

US official: Reports say 1 dead at Fort Meade gate crashing
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) -- A senior U.S. official says preliminary reports from the scene at Fort Meade, Md., indicate one person is dead after a car with two people tried to ram a gate at the base.... 3/30/2015 3:05 PM

Surplus symbols: How many state bugs and beans do we need?
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Whoopie pies, the K4s steam locomotive, the Carolina Shag and Harney silt loam share a common bond: Each is a treasured member of the eclectic and, some say, out-of-control state symbol club.... 3/30/2015 3:07 PM

Indiana plans language to 'clarify' religious objections law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana's Republican legislative leaders said Monday they're working on adding language to a new state law to make it clear that it doesn't allow discrimination against gays and lesbians.... 3/30/2015 2:37 PM

Police: Missouri auditor spokesman dead in apparent suicide
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The spokesman for the Missouri auditor's office has died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in what police described Monday as an apparent suicide. The death comes about a month after the state auditor also killed himself.... 3/30/2015 3:08 PM

Small investors blame losses on brokers they once trusted
NEW YORK (AP) -- Susan Bernardo trusted her stockbroker. She wound up losing a fortune.... 3/30/2015 10:23 AM

Federal funding in short supply for rural water projects
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A pipeline project intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water.... 3/30/2015 7:16 AM

Focus shifts to cause of NYC explosion after 2 bodies found
NEW YORK (AP) -- After two bodies were pulled from the rubble of a Manhattan apartment building collapse, authorities shifted their focus to what caused the massive explosion and fire and the possibility that someone may have improperly tapped a gas line serving one of the buildings.... 3/30/2015 5:19 AM

Feds to wrap up case in 1st phase of marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors are expected to wrap up their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with testimony from medical examiners who will describe the injuries to two people who died in the attack, including an 8-year-old boy.... 3/30/2015 6:18 AM

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