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By: AP
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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2012 file photo shows celebrity chef Paula Deen posing for a portrait in New York. Deen says she has used racial slurs in the past but insists she and her brother, who are accused of racial and sexual discrimination in a lawsuit by a former manager of their restaurant, don�t tolerate hateful behavior. In a court deposition conducted on May 17, 2013 and filed Monday, June 17, 2013, in federal court, an attorney for former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson presses the 66-year-old Deen about her racial views and those of her brother, Bubba Hiers.  (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

FILE - This Jan. 17, 2012 file photo shows celebrity chef Paula Deen posing for a portrait in New York. Deen says she has used racial slurs in the past but insists she and her brother, who are accused of racial and sexual discrimination in a lawsuit by a former manager of their restaurant, don�t tolerate hateful behavior. In a court deposition conducted on May 17, 2013 and filed Monday, June 17, 2013, in federal court, an attorney for former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson presses the 66-year-old Deen about her racial views and those of her brother, Bubba Hiers. (AP Photo/Carlo Allegri, File)

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities say two suspects suffered injuries in a police chase that ended with a stolen SUV crashing in Huntsville.
WAFF-TV reports police arrested three suspects in all after the chase Saturday, which started when an SUV was stolen from a car dealership in Meridianville.
Police say they were able to trace the stolen vehicle using its GPS to Huntsville, where officers started following the SUV.
Two suspects jumped from the vehicle and tried to escape on foot, while the driver ended up crashing. Police say he suffered serious injuries and was taken to Huntsville Hospital.
Both the remaining suspects were caught. One of them had unspecified injuries.

FOLEY, Ala. (AP) -- Fire officials say two people are injured after an explosion at an industrial plant near Alabama's Gulf Coast.
WKRG-TV reports hundreds of employees were evacuated Friday after the explosion inside Plant One at UTC Aerospace in Foley.
Foley Fire Chief Joey Darby says one person was airlifted to a burn center with extensive injuries and a second worker with more minor injuries was treated at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. No other injuries were reported.
A spokesman for the company says the blast was sparked by an employee cutting metal.
Darby says there was no fire burning when firefighters arrived. Normal operations have resumed at the plant.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say the body of an 8-year-old Jacksonville girl abducted from a Wal-Mart has been found at a church. Charish Perriwinkle had been shopping with her mother Friday night when she was befriended by a man who offered to buy her a snack. The suspect, who has not been identified, is a registered sex offender.

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man sleeping on railroad tracks in the Florida Panhandle was run over and killed by a train. An autopsy will be performed. Authorities say their investigation continues, but no charges are anticipated.
3 arrested for inhumanely slaughtering animals

MIAMI (AP) -- Three men face felony animal cruelty charges after a raid at a South Florida business that sold live animals.
About 75 animals were taken into custody after Friday's raid at VIP Animal Sales in south Miami-Dade County.
The business legally sold fowl and pigeons from roadside pens. But according to arrest warrants, at the rear of the nearly 5-acre property, the men inhumanely slaughtered animals for meat in filthy conditions.
Miami-Dade authorities raided the property after an eight-month undercover investigation by Miami Beach-based Animal Recovery Mission. According to affidavits, the also men offered fighting roosters for sale.
Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle tells The Miami Herald that "such unnecessary brutality demeans not just the people who do it, but those who would stand by and let it happen."

ATLANTA (AP) -- Police say an armed man trying to rob customers outside an Atlanta shoe store was fatally shot by one of the patrons waiting in line to buy sneakers.
WSB-TV reports the shooting happened Saturday morning in the city's Little Five Points neighborhood, where people lined up outside Wish Clothing to buy new $180 sneakers endorsed by Miami Heat star LeBron James.
Witnesses told police a man armed with a gun tried to rob people standing outside the store. But one of the customers drew his own handgun and shot the robber. Police say the suspect ran just a few yards before he fell dead.
Atlanta police officer John Chafee says the shooter won't be charged because investigators determined he fired in self-defense.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Paula Deen's fans are serving up deep-fried outrage to the Food Network for its decision to dump the Southern comfort food queen after she acknowledged using racial slurs in the past. Outside Deen's Savannah restaurant The Lady & Sons on Saturday, one fan was stunned by the network's decision.

ATLANTA (AP) -- The U.S. military's first black aviators are trying to help high school students pursue careers in aviation. Two of the famed Airmen met with students recently at Atlanta's airport for an inaugural weeklong class of the Tuskegee Airmen Aviation Career Training Program. They hope to spread the program nationwide.


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