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LA County deputy convicted in corruption case

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A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

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Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old disrupted a government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case.

Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire

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They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee.

Clergy seek pardon of inmate freed 90 years early

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A group of religious leaders on Tuesday asked Gov. John Hickenlooper to pardon a Colorado convict who was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early and creating a new life.

Atlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft

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A communications satellite has been launched from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, carried aloft aboard an Atlas 5 rocket.

NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

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NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit.

Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program

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The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas,...

Cops: No past reason to enter remains-filled home

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Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday.

Teen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case

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Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating.

Sheriff: Deputies visited victim before 4 slain

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Days before Megan Brown's body was found in a field with her slain parents and new boyfriend, deputies had responded to the family's rented waterfront home to investigate a report of domestic violence.

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

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NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil.

Gamers use police hoax to lash out at opponents

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The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their...

Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything

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Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead.

Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

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Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against...

Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast

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In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm.

Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

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The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in...

Transgender teen back in custody after escape

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A troubled transgender girl whose confinement case has attracted national attention escaped from a Connecticut treatment program Tuesday and was found by police several hours later, state officials said.

Threat conviction tossed in violent poem case

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A federal appeals court has tossed the conviction of a Utah man who was found guilty of threatening to kill a professor by sending an email containing a violent anti-immigrant poem.

Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall

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Both houses of Congress scolded the nation's highway safety agency Tuesday over its tardy handling of a deadly problem with General Motors cars, questioning whether it is competent to guarantee the safety of...

School bus driver killed during safety drill

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An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed.

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

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Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year.

Mom pleads not guilty in 5-year-old son's death

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A Florida woman charged with killing her 5-year-old son more than 20 years ago in New Jersey has pleaded not guilty.

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

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Computer-driven cars have been testing their skills on California roads for more than four years - but until now, the Department of Motor Vehicles wasn't sure just how many were rolling around.

Poverty rate drops for the first time since 2006

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The poverty rate in the United States has dropped for the first time since 2006, bringing a bit of encouraging news about the nation's economy as President Barack Obama and Congress gear up for midterm elections.

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

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The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack.

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

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The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

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A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the...

Study: Leaky wells, not fracking, taint water

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The drilling procedure called fracking didn't cause much-publicized cases of tainted groundwater in areas of Pennsylvania and Texas, a new study finds. Instead, it blames the contamination on problems in pipes and...

NY boater gets prison for fatal Hudson River crash

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A man who was drunk when he crashed a powerboat into a construction barge, killing a bride-to-be and her fiance's best man, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail.

Judge changes but won't lift Ga. man's banishment

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A Georgia man who fired a gun at a home and was later banished from most of the state can live with his mother, but is not allowed out of the county, a judge ruled Tuesday.

Capt. Citrus, face of Florida OJ, gets a makeover

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Captain Citrus was born in 2011 as a big, fat talking orange wearing a green cape. Now he's being transformed into a buff Marvel Comics superhero who will fight evil alongside the likes of Captain America.

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

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The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot, a dispute that could have a big effect on Republicans recapturing a...

Police: Ohio homicide suspect set himself on fire

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A man who stepped into traffic and then set himself on fire in an apparent suicide attempt has been connected to a woman found dead in a Cleveland home, authorities said.

Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

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Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush.

Solar storm arrives at Earth, but not a problem

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A solar storm zapped Earth on Friday but it was causing few, if any, problems. It also may allow more people to see the colorful northern lights.

US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition

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Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand.

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

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A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground, damaging or destroying 100 homes and prompting evacuation orders for at least 1,500 people,...

Rapper Common's father, Lonnie Lynn, dies at 71

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Lonnie Lynn, known to hip-hop fans for his soulful spoken-word poems on rapper son Common's albums, has died.

Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed

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Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference.

Victim's family praying for girl in range accident

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The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her.

Doctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex case

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A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case.

Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

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Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists

Taxi! Seeking women to drive for female passengers

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Sometimes a woman can be hard to find - if you're looking for one behind the wheel of a taxi in New York City.

Smoking rates on the rise in New York City

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For the first time in years, more than 1 million New Yorkers are smoking, according to data released Monday, marking a disturbing rise of tobacco use in the city that pioneered a number of anti-smoking initiatives that...

Agency urges science demo changes after Reno fire

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A federal agency on Monday urged museums and schools to stop using methanol and other flammable chemicals in their fire-based science demonstrations in light of a flash fire that injured 13 people, most of them children,...

4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

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Four students were burned and one suffered serious injuries Monday after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry laboratory while the teacher was conducting a demonstration with methanol, officials said.

Lawyer: Mom in dead infants case in prison unit Video included

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The Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in the squalid, vermin-infested home where she lives is now in a prison treatment unit for inmates who could pose a danger to themselves, her...

Escaped school shooter had pitchfork, patrol says

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The school shooter who briefly escaped from an Ohio prison last week had a pitchfork when he was captured, the state patrol said Monday as newly released records added to the picture of an inmate frequently in trouble...

Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

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Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers...

Police: Protocol followed in detention of actress

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Police said Monday they followed proper protocol when they demanded identification from an actress and her boyfriend while investigating a 911 call alleging lewd conduct in a parked car.

Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

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By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through...

Judge sees confession tape in '79 missing boy case

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After the videotape clicks on, the 53-year-old calmly tells investigators how he choked 6-year-old Etan Patz in the basement of a Manhattan convenience store on May 25, 1979. He describes putting the boy, who was still...

Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

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A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.

Miss America: More to worry about than red cup

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The new Miss America says there are more important things for people to worry about than her little red cup.

Theater shootings judge: Fingerprint testimony OK

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The judge in the Colorado theater shooting trial has rejected a defense motion to bar testimony about fingerprint analysis at James Holmes' trial on murder and attempted murder charges.

Sessions unopposed in primary or general election

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The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014...

Deaths in storm drains raise safety issue

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When a 17-year-old student named Logan Blake was sucked into an Iowa storm drain and died during flash flooding this summer, the news brought up painful memories 1,000 miles away.

Will Apple's digital wallet kill the card swipe?

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Apple wants the plastic credit card to become as rare as the paper check.

Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

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Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion battery factory...

Olive Garden defends breadstick policy

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Olive Garden is defending its practice of giving customers as many breadsticks as they want, saying the policy conveys "Italian generosity."

Man pleads not guilty in 4 slayings in Ohio town

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A man charged in the slayings of four men found at their separate homes in the small Ohio city of Bucyrus pleaded not guilty Monday.

No DC gridlock for gay marriage, legal marijuana

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While many liberal policy goals have proved elusive during Barack Obama's presidency, there have been dramatic advances for two causes that once seemed quixotic - the legalization of same-sex marriage and the...

US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

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Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.

Newborn dies after mother killed by stray bullet

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A baby born to a woman fatally wounded by a stray bullet while sitting outside her home has died, police said Monday.

Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

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Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today.

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled Video included

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Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity finally at Mount Sharp

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NASA's Curiosity rover is about to conduct some serious scientific drilling at Mars.

NASA's newest human spacecraft on the move

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NASA is one step closer to launching its newest spacecraft designed for humans.

Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

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Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula.

Police detain 'Django Unchained' actress in LA

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Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.

Envelopes in Marriott hotels invite tips for maids

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Do you leave a tip in your hotel room for the maid? Marriott is launching a program with Maria Shriver to put envelopes in hotel rooms to encourage tipping.

Hundreds evacuate from 2 California wildfires

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Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has burned 21 structures, authorities said.

Grain-dust blast injures 4 at factory

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Flames from welding equipment touched off a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in Flagstaff Sunday, burning two workers severely and leaving two others with less serious burns, authorities said.

Happy red cup leads to happy new Miss America

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev won the Miss America pageant Sunday night, with the help of a red plastic cup.

Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

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A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean was identified Sunday as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.

Police: Trooper hurt in ambush conscious, talking

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A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday.

Peterson case creates new crisis for NFL Video included

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Minnesota Vikings star running back Adrian Peterson's booking on a child abuse charge Saturday has created another crisis for the embattled NFL, already derided for not responding strongly enough to acts of domestic...

Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

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Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large.

Wildlife experts work to keep baby opossums alive

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Wildlife rehabilitation experts are working to keep two baby opossums alive after the mother was apparently beaten to death with a sharp rock.

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

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A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California.

Lawyer: Hopeful tests show dead infants stillborn Video included

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By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press The lawyer for a Massachusetts woman arrested after the bodies of three infants were found in her home said Sunday that he's optimistic that forensic testing will show...

Silicon Valley struggles to speak FDA's language

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From Apple's new smartwatch that tracks heartbeats to contact lenses that measure blood sugar - Silicon Valley is pouring billions into gadgets and apps designed to transform health care. But the tech giants that have...

Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

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The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered. News of terrorist attacks in far-off lands.

Mayor at Star-Spangled Banner event, hospitalized

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Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.

Man's family disputes police version of shooting

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The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and that race played no role in the shooting.

Victim had helped Ohio man charged in 4 killings

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One of four men found slain at their homes in a small Ohio city had sought help two days earlier for the man now charged in the killings, according to police records obtained by The Associated Press.

Santa Monica using $1M to evaluate its happiness

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As Eileen Brown and her dog stand on a bluff at Santa Monica's Palisades Park and survey endless miles of sparkling blue ocean, clear skies and shimmering sandy beaches, she ponders how life could possibly get any...

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

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Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate.

Detroit cop faces 2nd trial in 7-year-old's death

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A member of an elite Detroit police unit is set to stand trial again for killing a 7-year-old girl during a 2010 raid on her house that was captured on video by a reality TV crew.

Ferguson video shows witness raising hands in air

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Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster...

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

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Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare...

Texas asks court to allow closure of most clinics

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Texas asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow the state to immediately enforce a law requiring all abortion clinics to adhere to costly standards required for walk-in surgical clinics, which would close more than...

US threatened Yahoo with huge fine over emails

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Yahoo's free email service could have cost the company an extra quarter of a million dollars a day.

Mother blames race for shooting of son by police

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A woman has criticized police in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs over the fatal shooting of her 22-year-old son, saying she believes the outcome would have been different had he not been black.

When sinkholes open, they can swallow fortunes

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Solid ground isn't always a certainty. Sinkholes can lurk anywhere, beneath suburban homes, city streets or even football stadiums and museums.

Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

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According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

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Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

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A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.

Med director out at clinic that treated Rivers

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The head of the outpatient surgery facility where Joan Rivers went into cardiac arrest during a routine procedure is no longer at the clinic.

Pa. State Police identify trooper killed in ambush

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A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on...

Colorado candidate apologizes for Newtown remarks

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A Pueblo County commission candidate said an article posted on Facebook saying the Newtown shootings were a hoax said his remarks were misunderstood.

Crews battle California wildfire amid heat wave

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Hundreds of firefighters battled both flames and triple-digit temperatures Saturday as they sought to contain a wildfire that forced people to flee about 30 homes near Southern California's Cleveland National Forest.

Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

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A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance.

Arizona candidate gives GOP's weekly radio address

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Arizona congressional candidate Andy Tobin said Saturday that rural Arizona and parts of the country have been forgotten by Washington.

Robert Downey Jr.'s son pleads guilty in drug case

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The son of Robert Downey Jr. pleaded guilty on Friday to cocaine possession and was sentenced to a drug diversion program that could result in his conviction being dismissed.

In drought, "pop-up" wetlands provide bird habitat

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For the swirling flock of migrating shorebirds banking to a landing in California's Central Valley, a recently flooded rice field is providing a new kind of triage station during a drought that's drastically...

Review: Apple Watch looks to be another winner Video included

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As computerized wristwatches go, the upcoming Apple Watch looks impressive.

Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape

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Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.

Navy pilot missing after 2 jets crash into sea

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Two Navy fighter jets based in California crashed Friday in the far western Pacific Ocean, with one pilot safely ejecting but the other missing in the waters off the U.S. territory of Wake Island.

Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized Video included

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In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex...

Slain 5 kids loved to play, wrestle with their dad

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The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling.

Charges in dead babies case; neighbors soul-search

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A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention...

Fla. appeals rulings overturning gay-marriage ban

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Florida officials are appealing several court rulings overturning the state's ban on gay marriage.

California study: Truancy data shows racial divide

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Black elementary schoolchildren in California were chronically truant and faced suspension from school at disproportionately high rates compared to other students last year, according to a study Friday that follows similar...

Investigations underway in Ohio prison escape

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Criminal and internal investigations were underway Friday to determine how three Ohio inmates including a convicted killer of three students were able to escape from prison during recreation a day earlier.

San Diego cabbies cry foul over body odor test

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Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.

Appeals court reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

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In a stunningly fast decision, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law on Friday - just hours after three Republican-appointed judges heard arguments on reactivating the...

Autopsy: Inmate died from heat, meds in NYC cell

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The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled...

Missouri enacts 72-hour abortion waiting period

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Missouri women seeking abortions will face one of the nation's longest waiting periods, after state lawmakers overrode the governor's veto to enact a 72-hour delay that includes no exception for cases of rape or...

Questions, answers about Arizona gay marriage case Video included

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U.S. District Judge John Sedwick quickly handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Sedwick said that...

Alternate roads prepared if lava crosses highway

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Lava concerns on Hawaii's Big Island are shifting from it reaching a sparsely populated subdivision to it crossing over a heavily used highway.

Investor details ways Olive Garden could improve

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By The Associated Press An investor has some suggestions for how Olive Garden can improve its performance, down to the way it rations its unlimited breadsticks.

NFL: 3 in 10 ex-players face Alzheimer's, dementia

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The NFL estimates that nearly three in 10 former players will develop debilitating brain conditions, and that they will be stricken earlier and at least twice as often as the general population.

Obama, Clinton celebrate 20 years of AmeriCorps Video included

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President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton on Friday highlighted the benefits of volunteering as they celebrated the 20th anniversary of the AmeriCorps national service program and welcomed the newest class...

5 slain children remembered at memorial

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The program being given out at a memorial in Mississippi for five slain children has a smiling photo of each one and describes what they loved to do.

Rare snowstorm slams Rockies states, South Dakota

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It's still summer, but a snowstorm blanketed parts of Wyoming, South Dakota, Montana and Colorado, setting early snowfall records in some places, covering lawns and flower gardens and providing a preview of what is to...

Woman convicted in school abduction, assault

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A former day care worker was convicted Friday of abducting a 5-year-old girl from her school classroom and sexually assaulting her during a 19-hour ordeal.

Man pleads not guilty in tainted steroid case

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A pharmacist who worked for a Massachusetts company blamed for a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people pleaded not guilty to a mail fraud charge Thursday as his lawyer said he is concerned he could be made a...

Vintage baseball proves a hit with modern players

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From afar, it looks and sounds like a regular recreational baseball game: the crack of the bat, the cheering from the bench, the sliding into home.

Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

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An employee has been fired and a New Jersey day care center reopened Friday, one day after more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served a mix of water and bleach.

Museum traces fragments of Star-Spangled Banner Video included

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If you happen to find some remnants of woven wool in your attic - in red, white or blue and marked Fort McHenry - the Smithsonian Institution would like to know.

Nevada governor enacts Tesla tax break package

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Calling it one of the most important pieces of legislation in Nevada history, Gov. Brian Sandoval signed into law Thursday night an unprecedented package of incentives to seal a deal to bring Tesla Motors' $5 billion...

Prosecutor: 3 babies' bodies found in filthy house

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The bodies of three infants were found Thursday in a filthy house where four other children were removed by authorities last month, a Massachusetts prosecutor said.

Convicted killer in Ohio school shootings escapes

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An intensive manhunt was underway in western Ohio early Friday for the teen convicted of killing three students at a suburban Cleveland high school after his escape from prison.

Apple unveils smartwatch, bets on wearable devices Video included

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Apple unveiled its long-anticipated smartwatch Tuesday, introducing a device that transplants the features of an iPhone onto a smaller screen that's never more than an arm's length away.

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice Video included

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Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white...

Agency: Woman pushed officer who then punched her

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A California Highway Patrol officer videotaped repeatedly punching a woman on the side of a Los Angeles freeway had just pulled her from oncoming traffic and she resisted by pushing him, a patrol investigator said.

American gets blood from fellow Ebola survivor

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An American aid worker infected with Ebola has been given blood from a fellow doctor who battled the disease, and Nebraska doctors say the man has responded well to aggressive treatment in the past week.

Teacher hurt when gun accidentally shatters toilet

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A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when her gun accidentally fired in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said.

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

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The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to...

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

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The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.

Kids accidentally drink bleach mix at day care

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More than two dozen children and two adults accidentally drank a mixture of bleach and water at a day care center Thursday and were briefly hospitalized.

Federal judge rejects Ohio campaign statements law

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A federal judge on Thursday struck down Ohio's law barring people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in a case that the U.S. Supreme Court said needed to be heard.

US Senate rivals become reality show survivors

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Two freshmen U.S. senators from opposite sides of the political aisle said Thursday they survived and even cooperated while spending a week marooned together on a remote island for a new reality show, "Rival Survival."

Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

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The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs...

APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

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A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday.

Groups sue over oil shipments in older rail cars

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Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.

AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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By The Associated Press The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the country he...

Police: Stratosphere casino crash was intentional

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A 40-year-old driver who police said seemed proud and excited about his actions is accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck through the glass doors of the Stratosphere casino on the Las Vegas Strip, according to an...

US force sent to Central African Republic

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President Barack Obama has dispatched 20 U.S. military personnel to the Central African Republic to help reopen the American Embassy there.

Prosecutor: Plant owner OK'd tainted peanut sales

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The owner of a Georgia peanut plant where a deadly salmonella outbreak originated five years ago approved sales of tainted food "whatever the risk," including shipments known to have tested positive for the bacteria and...

Study: Many hospitals use too many antibiotics

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Doctors in many U.S. hospitals are unnecessarily prescribing multiple antibiotics for several days when just one would do the job, a new study released Wednesday suggests.

Bush: I never wanted to be a war-time president

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Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he had a moment of clarity in a Florida elementary school classroom on Sept. 11, 2001, when his chief of staff told him the second World Trade Center tower had been struck...

Russian accused of hacking seeks new detention

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Lawyers for the Russian man charged with hacking into the computer systems of businesses throughout the U.S. have asked a federal judge in Seattle to hold a hearing as soon as possible so they can make their case for...

4 Reasons shoppers will shrug off Home Depot hack

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Home Depot's data breach could wind up being among the largest ever for a retailer, but that may not matter to its millions of customers.

Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane's passengers and...

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

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By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and...

23andMe CEO navigates health regulation

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No Silicon Valley company better embodies the promise and the pitfalls of working in health care than DNA testing firm 23andMe. Launched in 2006 to a flurry of media coverage, the Mountain View, California-based company...

Ohio woman recovering after rock dropped on car

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A northeast Ohio woman who was critically injured when a rock was dropped on her family's car from a Pennsylvania overpass has made "amazing" strides, her husband said.

Ethics could tip scales in Georgia governor race

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has always managed to stay one step ahead of ethics scrapes, and the 72-year-old Republican will have to do it again in what is likely his last election campaign in this GOP-leaning state.

Jaws actor from Bond films Richard Kiel dies at 74

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Richard Kiel, the towering actor best known for portraying steel-toothed villain Jaws in a pair of James Bond films, has died. He was 74.

Timeline leading to dad's arrest in 5 kids' deaths

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A South Carolina man is accused killing his five children and dumping their bodies along a road in Alabama. Here is a timeline of events leading to his arrest and the discovery of the bodies, according to court records and...

Missouri lawmakers expand gun rights in schools

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Missouri lawmakers expanded the potential for teachers to bring guns to schools and for residents to openly carry firearms, in a vote Thursday that capped a two-year effort by the Republican-led Legislature to expand gun...

Language factors into race for Navajo president

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Chris Deschene says he has the resume to preside over the country's largest American Indian reservation. He's a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, served in the Marines, owns a private law practice, and aims to...

Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs

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The Honolulu City Council approved several measures Wednesday aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on sidewalks in the popular Waikiki area.

AP Newsbreak: Source says Rice video sent to NFL Video included

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A law enforcement official says he sent a video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months ago, while Commissioner Roger Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until...

Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

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Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a...

Highway shutdown averted at Ferguson protests Video included

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A planned highway shutdown fell through Wednesday as a wall of officers in riot gear kept people who planned to protest the Ferguson police shooting from walking onto Interstate 70 during the late afternoon commute.

Nevada crews aim to repair Interstate 15 by Friday

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Road crews hoped to have one lane repaired in each direction Friday on a closed stretch of busy Interstate 15 in southern Nevada that crumbled during intense flash flooding, a state transportation official said Wednesday.

Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

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A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems.

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

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The fourth U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, mirroring the carefully choreographed routine of the two Americans already successfully treated and released from Emory University...

Regulators reject call for nuke plant shutdown

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Wednesday rejected a senior federal expert's recommendation to shut down California's last operating nuclear power plant until the agency can determine whether its twin reactors...

Texas executes man who killed ex-wife, her brother

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A man convicted of gunning down his former common-law wife and her brother more than two decades ago in Houston was put to death by lethal injection Wednesday evening.

Fashion hub raids target cartel money laundering

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Federal authorities arrested nine people and seized about $90 million Wednesday in raids in the fashion district of Los Angeles, marking an unprecedented crackdown on Mexican cartels' increasing reliance on...

'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

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Their little bodies shrouded in plastic bags, the five children of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. had been dead for days by the time he led investigators to the spot where they had been dumped among dead trees and scrub brush.

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