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Charles Coslett, an attorney for a school district in Kingston, Pa., said he didn't consider it a threat when the district sent out letters to about 1,000 parents warning that their children could end up in state foster care if they do not pay overdue school lunch bills.

Denise Stokes, a spokesman for Six Flags America in Bowie, Md., said a roller coaster called the Firebird came to a stop at the top of the lift hill, stranding more than a dozen passengers for nearly two hours.

Brian Kemp, the Republican governor of Georgia, helped find a private room in a state building near Georgia's Capitol where nursing mothers could pump breast milk, after legislation sponsored by state Sen. Jen Jordan, an Atlanta Democrat, required installation of a lactation room.

Clint Reck, police chief of Muscle Shoals, Ala., said a tractor-trailer rig making a turn beside the police station parking lot clipped a utility pole, knocking it down and damaging five police vehicles and two officers' personal vehicles.

Adam Crespo, 43, of Hallandale Beach, Fla., arrested on a murder charge, told authorities that during an argument with his 32-year-old girlfriend she grabbed a spear as he pulled her off the bed, and the spear snapped, fatally impaling her.

Kim Draper, an Illinois woman who got a decades-old postcard from Hong Kong in her mailbox, got help to track down the sender, an engineer who was working on a Chinese dam project in 1993 and mailed the card to his children in Springfield.

Valerie Fullum, 29, of New Brighton, Pa., accused of forcing a 12-year-old girl to get a birth control implant without the mother's permission, no longer faces felony charges after investigators determined that the allegation was fabricated to discredit her, her attorney said.

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