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With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

With 2016 in mind, Perry heads to New Hampshire

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indict…

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After emotional day, former governor back on stand

After emotional day, former governor back on stand

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who says that at one time he got in the habit of working late to escape his wife's wr…

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Democrats reframe debate on health care

Democrats reframe debate on health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats is standing by his vote for President Barack Obama's health care law, a fresh si…

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Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

Supreme Court case to shape Ferguson investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The moment Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot an unarmed teenager, a 25-year-old Supreme Court case becam…

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American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

American Ebola doc urges help fighting outbreak

ATLANTA (AP) — As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experienc…

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Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

Slaying of American reopens debate on ransoms

WASHINGTON (AP) — By rejecting demands for a nine-digit payment to save kidnapped American journalist James Foley, the United States upheld a …

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Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

Obama faces options in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

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Roads, homes damaged by Washington mudslides

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington area hit hard by recent wildfires was battered by thunderstorms that caused flash flooding and …

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National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions were subsiding in the St. Louis suburb …

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Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

Jell-O can't stop slippery sales slide

NEW YORK (AP) — Jell-O has lost its jiggle and nobody knows how to fix it.

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California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general says she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional.

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Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

Woman who drank lye-tainted tea suffers nightmares

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was in critical condition after unknowingly sipping sweetened iced tea laced with a chemical found in drain …

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Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

Alaska serial killer dies, decades after murders

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Convicted Alaska serial killer Robert Hansen, who gained the nickname of "the Butcher Baker" for abducting and huntin…

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Mud, slides close roads, trap motorists in Wash.

TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Thunderstorms dropped heavy rain on areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfires this summer, triggering flash …

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Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

Police: Couple wanted 2 Amish girls for slaves

FOWLER, N.Y. (AP) — A northern New York couple kidnapped two Amish sisters from their family farm stand and planned to turn them into slaves, …

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His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

His '90 murder rap tossed, man to be released

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daugh…

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New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

New go-to career for New England's young: Farming

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.

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Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral

Vermont dignitaries expected for Jeffords funeral

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of for…

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Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of…

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Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

Ryan says he'd love to see Romney run again

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee …

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AP Source: Phoenix has top coach, defensive player

Phoenix's Sandy Brondello is the WNBA's coach of the year and Mercury center Brittney Griner is the defensive player of the year, said a perso…

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Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes o…

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Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to n…

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Hospices face questions about treatments for non-terminal patients

Hospices are enrolling patients who aren't close to death.

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Catchings leads Fever past Mystics 78-73 in Game 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — After struggling for nearly three full quarters, Tamika Catchings came through when the Indiana Fever needed her most.

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