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Northern California wildfire devastates town

Northern California wildfire devastates town

WEED, Calif. (AP) — Dan Linville and his son were sitting in their living room when they smelled smoke. When they looked outside, they saw a b…

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Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

Northern California wildfire burns 100 homes

WEED, Calif. (AP) — A fire driven by fierce winds raced through a small town near the Oregon border on Monday, burning a church to the ground,…

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As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the latest possible presidential contender to visit South Carolina, the home of the …

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Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, whe…

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Concerns raised over 'Obamacare' abortion coverage

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed …

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military p…

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AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American plane…

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Initial appearance for Severance on murder charges

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A former Alexandria resident with a history of erratic behavior is scheduled to make an initial appearance in a city co…

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Quotations in the News

"Neither today, nor yesterday, nor in the previous days did Ukrainian forces shell any residential areas." — Col. Andriy Lysenko, spokesman fo…

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Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a fur…

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NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

NY boat crash: Criminal case ends, lawsuits await

NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — The criminal case stemming from a boat ride on the Hudson River that took the lives of a bride-to-be and her fiancé's be…

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NYer to be sentenced in fatal girlfriend stabbing

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A man who has been attacking women with knives for decades, and has spent half his life in prison as a result, may n…

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DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil w…

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Mom charged in son's 1991 murder is due in court

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman charged in the 1991 death of her 5-year-old son is scheduled to make her first appearance in a New …

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Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate ra…

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Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

Trump Plaza: 4th Atlantic City casino shutdown

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — When Trump Plaza opened on May 14, 1984, Donald Trump called it the finest building in Atlantic City, and possibly …

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Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

Street gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Nearly gone are the gang days of the 1980s and '90s, when the Bloods wore head-to-toe red, the Crips wore blue and Lati…

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Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released

Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released

The killer had a grudge against the Pennsylvania State Police. He regularly visited a local shooting range to keep his skills sharp. He made s…

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

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

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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military p…

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Nats beat Braves 4-2 to close in on NL East title

ATLANTA (AP) — A strong and healthy Stephen Strasburg has the Washington Nationals feeling optimistic about their postseason chances.

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New questions over abortion coverage in health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed …

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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the c…

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Nationals 4, Braves 2

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