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Hundreds attend Mass for saint's return to Hawaii

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A white hearse pulled up to the entrance of a downtown Honolulu cathedral Thursday, carrying the remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients in the 1880s.

Oregon Medicaid targets expensive hepatitis drug

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An Oregon Medicaid committee on Thursday significantly scaled back access to an effective - but expensive - new drug used to treat hepatitis C.

Opponents offer 2 alternatives to Corcoran breakup

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Opponents of a plan to break up Washington's nearly 150-year-old Corcoran Gallery of Art presented two alternatives in court this week to preserve the independent museum and art school as a judge considers its proposed...

Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

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A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and...

Candidate goes homeless to show economic gap

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The Republican candidate for California governor said Thursday he spent a week living as a homeless person in Fresno to highlight the disparity between the governor's claim that the state is making an economic comeback...

WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges

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The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he...

US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

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U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.

Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in Chicago

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A demoted executive shot and critically wounded his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself Thursday inside a high-rise office building in downtown Chicago's bustling financial district, police said.

Repairing burst Los Angeles main could take days

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Repair crews on Thursday were shoring up a giant hole in the middle of Sunset Boulevard caused by a ruptured pipe, as officials at the water-logged University of California, Los Angeles, continued to assess damage from the...

American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

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The sister of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years renewed her urgent call for his release Thursday, saying that reports he feels abandoned are devastating.

Colorado woman guilty of kidnapping newborn nephew

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A woman who admitted to taking her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and ditching him in freezing temperatures outside an Iowa gas station was convicted Thursday of kidnapping.

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars

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NASA plans to make oxygen - a key ingredient of rocket fuel - on Mars early next decade.

Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

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The requests for lavish gifts were frequent. Jonnie Williams - the star witness in a corruption trial against the former Virginia governor and his wife - was being asked for everything from a joy ride in his Ferrari to...

Old remains found in unrefrigerated morgue

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Several bodies had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Rhode Island funeral home whose owner killed himself last week, police said Thursday.

In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much

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San Francisco Association of Realtors President Betty Taisch has two words of advice for those who want to live here and think $1 million will buy them their dream house: Think again.

AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

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Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.

Immigration courts speed up children's cases

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Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years...

Lawsuit alleges Muslim citizenship denials, delays

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Five people sued the federal government Thursday alleging that an expanded national security screen targeting Muslims has led to lengthy delays and denials in their citizenship and green card applications.

Home owned by Trump holdout auctioned for $530,000

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By SAMANTHA HENRY Associated Press She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."

Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

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RICHMOND, Va. - A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship.

Passenger dies, pilot hurt in parking lot crash

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A small plane clipped the top of a store before it crashed in the parking lot of a San Diego shopping center, killing a 78-year-old passenger and seriously injuring the 52-year-old pilot, authorities said.

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds 2011 union law

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The fight over Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's signature policy achievement, a law effectively ending collective bargaining for most public employees, ended Thursday with the state Supreme Court declaring it to be...

Expert talks about cut on McBride's hand

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A former medical examiner sparred with a prosecutor Thursday over a wound on the hand of a woman who was fatally shot on a Detroit-area porch, telling jurors it seems to fit the defense's claim that Renisha McBride was...

AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

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Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.

Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

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A key witness in the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell testified that he made a mistake when he bought a Rolex watch for the governor at the first lady's request.

As US economy accelerates, Fed remains cautious

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After a grim start to 2014, the U.S. economy has rebounded with vigor and should show renewed strength into next year.

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...

5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit

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Several food writers, including a New York Times reporter, have been subpoenaed by a meat producer as part of its $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit against ABC in regards to the network's coverage of a beef product...

Century-old pipe break points to national problem

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The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many...

Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

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A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.

Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

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Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September.

Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

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A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.

Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

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A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.

Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

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By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and...

Vegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'

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A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree in Las Vegas as "total terror."

Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

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A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.

Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed

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Sporadic gunfire isn't an unusual sound in the Brewster Homes public housing complex in Detroit, but booming noises that shook Tenesha Higgins early Wednesday morning were way too close.

Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

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A Kansas man accused of leaving his 10-month-old foster child in a hot car where she died was charged Wednesday with murder.

Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

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A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.

Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

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Curing his wife's thyroid disease. Connections in the high-end fashion world. Learjet flights for politicians.

Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

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A Japanese group is combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information it hopes will lead to the graves of Americans still listed as missing in action on the Pacific island of Saipan.

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

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Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

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Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in a report released Wednesday.

Officials: Little risk of Ebola outbreak in US

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U.S. health officials are monitoring the Ebola outbreak in Africa but say the risk of the deadly germ spreading to the United States is remote.

6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

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Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles of cash and cocaine, federal authorities charged in an indictment Wednesday.

Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

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Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from...

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

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A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.

Jesse Ventura's image and legal battles not over

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Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura got the legal vindication he craved when a jury agreed he had been defamed in slain military sniper Chris Kyle's autobiography.

Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

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U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

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The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women.

Feds probing for fraud in DC building projects

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Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated...

Correction: Debt Study story

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In a story July 29 about consumer debt reported to collection agencies, The Associated Press erroneously indicated that 80 percent of Americans have no debt on file. The study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute found...

Bribery case kicks off vs. Utah attorneys general

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Two former Utah attorneys general made their first appearance as criminal defendants Wednesday, vowing to beat a slew of bribery charges and other counts.

US blacklists North Korean shipping companies

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The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two North Korean shipping companies that operated a ship seized by Panama last year for carrying undeclared military equipment from Cuba.

Aides: Senate could confirm several ambassadors

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A series of ambassadors could be confirmed before lawmakers adjourn this week, including a new U.S. envoy to Russia.

Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

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The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family.

Progress reported on 2 California wildfires

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Fire crews have gained ground on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling another...

As Fed meets, key issues likely to stay unanswered

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The Federal Reserve will likely end a policy meeting Wednesday with a lot of questions unanswered:

Ticket me Elmo? NYC mulls law for impersonators

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New York City officials are turning up the heat on Elmo, Cookie Monster and Statue of Liberty impersonators - Times Square costumed characters who often demand money for posing in photos with tourists.

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

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Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima once said he thought the bombing was necessary because it shortened the war and eliminated the need for an Allied land invasion that could have...

Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

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Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its...

Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

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Fire crews gained ground Tuesday on two of the largest wildfires in California, lifting evacuation orders for about half the homes in the path of a blaze in Yosemite National Park and redeploying firefighters battling...

Broken water main floods UCLA; 5 people rescued

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A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, trapping people in underground parking garages and covering some of the best-known parts of campus in water, including the...

4 teens charged with murder in USC student's death

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Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study group.

Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

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A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in...

Motion filed to dismiss penis amputation suit

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An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.

Top Colorado court halts gay marriages in Boulder

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Boulder County must stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples while the Colorado Supreme Court considers an appeal from the state's attorney general, justices said in a ruling Tuesday.

Searchers find bodies of Arkansas man, infant son

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A four-day search for an Arkansas man and his 10-month-old son came to a grim end Tuesday as authorities discovered their bodies in a remote area of the Ouachita Mountains, authorities said Tuesday.

Judge gives NY carjacker a break in long sentence

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A man serving a 57-year sentence for three armed carjackings in the mid-1990s won a reprieve on Tuesday when a federal judge agreed that the punishment was "unjust."

Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia.

US appeals court blocks Mississippi abortion law

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Mississippi's effort to close its last abortion clinic was overturned in federal appellate court on Tuesday. Advocates for the law said women with unwanted pregnancies could always travel to other states, but the...

Bellagio robbery suspect is convict from Kansas

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The suspect arrested in an armed robbery at the Bellagio casino has been identified as a 34-year-old Kansas man with a criminal record who skipped out on his parole in May.

Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say...

Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

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A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he's an amazing father and she forgives him.

California lifeguard injured by lightning improves

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An off-duty lifeguard who was critically injured during a rare lightning strike at Los Angeles' Venice Beach is said to be improving steadily.

APNewsBreak: Defense to oversee plagiarism probe

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The Department of Defense has taken the unusual step of overseeing a plagiarism investigation being conducted by the U.S. Army War College against Sen. John Walsh because the Montana Democrat is a member of Congress, the...

Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

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Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.

Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

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Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the...

Senate bill would end NSA phone records collection

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Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced a bill to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records, a proposal that goes further than a similar House measure and has drawn support from civil...

Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

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Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough.

Ex-governor's corruption trial focuses on marriage

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The corruption trial for ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife plunged Tuesday into the sordid details of the couple's marriage and the former first lady's "crush" on a businessman who, according to...

Arrest made in California tuberculosis case

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A California man who disappeared after refusing treatment for tuberculosis, which can be contagious and spreads by coughing or sneezing, was found and arrested on charges of refusing to comply with health officials, a...

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

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By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists on Tuesday urged President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next...

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

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By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Human rights and gay rights activists are urging President Barack Obama to ensure that the issue of anti-gay discrimination in Africa is on the agenda at next week's...

Texas: Gay-marriage ban best for children

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Texas' ban on same-sex marriage allows the state to promote the birth and upbringing of children in "stable, lasting relationships," the state's attorney general argued Tuesday while asking a federal appeals court...

Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

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In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.

San Francisco political adviser pleads not guilty

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A Northern California political consultant charged with bribery, racketeering and other counts in a sweeping indictment that also names a state senator and an alleged gang leader has pleaded not guilty.

Vegas illegal betting suspects freed from custody

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A wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme has been let out of jail after his poker-star friends posted his bail and immigration officials cleared his release.

New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

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A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom.

AP PHOTOS: Building boom in N. Dakota's oil patch

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President Theodore Roosevelt once came to North Dakota's Badlands to find solitude and solace amid the area's "desolate, grim beauty." But Roosevelt's Dakota is barely visible today.

Boat passengers tell of night stranded off Boston

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They weren't castaways, but like the tourists on Gilligan's Island, a group of whale watchers expecting only a three-hour tour got much more after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts and...

Lake Huron fishery recovers, but anglers skeptical

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More than a decade after its prized chinook salmon crashed, Lake Huron is fertile fishing territory once more, with fast-growing populations of native species such as walleye and lake trout, biologists say. Now the...

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt Video included

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A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...

NYC uses food trucks to bring summer meals to kids

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Within minutes, the line at the food truck parked on a busy Queens thoroughfare extended several people deep. Hipster foodies looking to sample vegan pizzas or fusion tacos?

Indian senior community part of growing niche

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When Arun and Usha Pancholi were deciding where to spend their retirement years, they wanted a place that combined the culture and camaraderie of life in India with the comforts and conveniences they had grown accustomed...

Federal court: Virginia marriage is for all

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An appeals courts' decision to strike down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban adds to the growing list of decrees on a hot-button issue that will likely end up being decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt Video included

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A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...

Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

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When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.

Hiker, 13, missing in California national park

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A 13-year-old boy has gone missing while hiking at Kings Canyon National Park in Central California.

Rare storm at California beach hard to see coming

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A thunderstorm formed so rapidly over a Southern California beach that experts said Monday it was impossible for anyone to predict a lightning strike would turn a day of carefree fun into one of terror.

Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

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The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were...

Correction: California Wildfires story

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In a story July 27 about California Wildfires, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the type of aircraft assisting firefighters battling a wildfire outside Yosemite National Park. They were fixed-wing airplanes...

Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

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A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an...

Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

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A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.

Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

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A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...

Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

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A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.

US Court: Virginia marriage is for all lovers

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Virginia's same-sex marriage ban was ruled unconstitutional on Monday in the first such decision by a federal appellate court in the South.

Report says surveillance is hampering journalists

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Revelations over the past few years about how U.S. security officials have the ability to track people through phone, email and other electronic records are making it harder for journalists to report on what the government...

Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon

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The largest coal-fired power plant in the West will produce one-third less energy by 2020 and could close in 2044 under a proposal that the federal government adopted to cut haze-causing emissions of nitrogen oxide at...

Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

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Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.

Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

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A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...

Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

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In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and...

Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

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Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.

Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

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Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.

Beach town's ban prompts battle over shave ice

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A $3 cup of shave ice is at the center of a dispute in this beach town between street vendors trying to stay in business and town officials who say the vendors cause traffic congestion and increase the potential for...

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn. homes, no deaths

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Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.

Man dies after lightning strike affects 14

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A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said.

Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

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A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios.

Wyoming cave with fossil secrets to be excavated

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For the first time in three decades, scientists are about to revisit one of North America's most remarkable troves of ancient fossils: the bones of tens of thousands of animals piled at least 30 feet deep at the bottom...

Small plane crash on Fla. beach: 1 dead, 1 injured

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A father was killed and his 9-year-old daughter critically injured Sunday while walking along a Florida beach when a small plane crash landed on the Gulf Coast only feet from the surf, authorities said.

3 days on, no arrests in hunt for carjack killers

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The hunt for two Philadelphia carjackers who rammed a stolen SUV into a family, killing three children, entered its third day Sunday as officials offered a $110,000 reward for information leading to their capture.

Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

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A family of five, including three children ranging in age from 4 to 12 years old, were found shot to death Sunday inside a southern Maine apartment, authorities said.

Aid Group: 2nd American has Ebola in Liberia

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A second American aid worker has tested positive for the Ebola virus at the same hospital in Liberia where an American doctor became infected while helping to combat an outbreak of the deadly disease, a relief group...

US meat supplier in China withdraws products

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OSI Group, an Aurora, Illinois-based company at the center of a food scandal in China, said that it was pulling all of the products produced by its Shanghai Husi unit from the marketplace.

Charles Russell art fetches millions at auction

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A total of 30 Charles M. Russell works fetched millions of dollars at auction in Reno, with one painting symbolizing the railroad's effect on American Indians drawing $1.9 million and another depicting a Native...

Police: Bathroom cameras may have filmed hundreds

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State officials say hundreds of women may have been secretly videotaped from cameras found hidden in bathrooms at the University of Delaware.

Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

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Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival.

Judge strikes down DC ban on handguns outside home

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A federal judge struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates Second Amendment rights.

Arizona execution renews debate over methods

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A third execution by lethal injection has gone awry in six months, renewing debate over whether there is a foolproof way for the government to humanely kill condemned criminals, and whether it's even worth looking for...

Varying health premium subsidies worry consumers

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Linda Close was grateful to learn she qualified for a sizable subsidy to help pay for her health insurance under the new federal law. But in the process of signing up for a plan, Close said her HealthCare.gov account...

More US girls now getting cervical cancer vaccine

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More teen girls are getting a controversial cervical cancer vaccine but the increase isn't much of a bump, the government reported Thursday.

Survey: US gas prices fall 9 cents to $3.58

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A national survey finds the average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has plummeted 9 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $3.58.

Hospital shooting suspect charged with murder

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A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex before the doctor returned fire has been charged with murder.

Man seeks video of 1995 Oklahoma City bombing

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One man's quest to explain his brother's mysterious jail cell death 19 years ago has rekindled long-dormant questions about whether others were involved in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.

Promises of easier nuclear construction fall short

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The U.S. nuclear industry has started building its first new plants in decades using prefabricated Lego-like blocks meant to save time and money and revive the once promising energy source.

Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

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A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square.

American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

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An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday.

Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

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The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

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The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

Widow: Man who died in NYPD custody wasn't violent

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The widow of a New York City man who died this month in a videotaped confrontation with New York City police demanded justice on Saturday, saying the victim wasn't asking for trouble.

Threat against US Open of Surfing leads to arrest

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Police in Southern California have arrested a 16-year-old boy who made a threat on social media against this weekend's U.S. Open of Surfing.

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

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Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000.

2 guns found at hospital shooting suspect's home

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Authorities found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist in suburban Philadelphia before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.

FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

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FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.

Pot seen as reason for rise in Denver homeless

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Officials at some Denver homeless shelters say the legalization of marijuana has contributed to an increase in the number of younger people living on the city's streets.

Ohio State to form task force after band scandal

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Ohio State University says a task force will be formed to help bring changes after the firing of its celebrated marching band's director amid allegations he ignored rampant sexual harassment.

Gifts-for-favors trial set for ex-governor, wife

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Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, his reputation already tarnished and his political future destroyed by a gifts-for-favors scandal, faces the possibility of an even greater loss when his trial on federal corruption...

California can't say if it's meeting drought goal

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The sprinklers outside the California's state Capitol are off and the lawn is withering, the lemon- and cucumber-infused "water stations" at the state pension building are gone, and prison inmates are taking shorter...

Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

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Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

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A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it...

Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

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A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an...

Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture Video included

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U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.

Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

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A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...

Police still investigating after burglar killed

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Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...

Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

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A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't...

Family feud sparks revolt at grocery store chain

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It's been called a David vs. Goliath story, a "Tale of Two Arthurs" and even the "ultimate Greek tragedy," but the characters in this drama are not Biblical or literary figures. They're grocery store owners.

Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

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Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.

Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

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The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder.

AP source: Former AG subpoenaed in McDonnell trial

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Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a possible witness in the upcoming corruption trial of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on...

Colorado gun law relies on flawed estimate

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A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly...

Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

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A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage...

Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

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U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting...

Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

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A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.

California state senator facing additional charge

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A California state senator charged in a sweeping organized crime and public corruption case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown was also charged Friday with racketeering.

Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

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Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future...

Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

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A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...

After teen pilot's crash, how young is too young?

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By The Associated Press The deadly crash of a teenager on an around-the-world flight brought new attention to the dangers of record-setting youth adventures, and questions about how young is too young to...

At 101, weather observer gets a place in the sun

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It takes only a couple of minutes, twice a day, but 101-year-old Richard Hendrickson is fiercely proud that he has done the same thing for his country and community nearly every day since Herbert Hoover was in the White...

Va. Gov.: Blessing more didn't die in tornado

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Speaking a few dozen yards away from where two people were killed in a tornado that swept through a campground on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Friday it's a blessing more people didn't...

World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

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The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.

NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

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By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

States' use of execution drugs varies widely

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By The Associated Press The prolonged execution of an Arizona death row inmate with a new, two-drug combo has highlighted the patchwork quilt approach that states now take with lethal drugs, with types,...

Pot may be legal, but homeowner agreements can ban

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Pot may be legal in some states - but the neighbors don't have to like it.

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