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Man questioned in case of missing Phoenix-area couple
MARICOPA, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities in Arizona questioned a "person of interest" Wednesday night in the case of a Phoenix-area couple missing for more than a week....
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Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A former California state senator - once considered a leading candidate for a statewide office - is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to a racketeering charge in an organized crime case centered in San Francisco's Chinatown....
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Solid hiring expected for June as US job market nears normal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers likely hired at another strong pace in June, a sign that the job market is nearing full health and giving the Federal Reserve reason to raise interest rates as early as September....
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California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Water use in drought-stricken California plunged by record levels in May, and Gov. Jerry Brown's administration cited that as proof cities can hit steep summer conservation targets they have blasted as unfair....
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Suspect in DC mansion slayings due in court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man charged in the slayings of a wealthy family and their housekeeper inside a Washington mansion is due in court for a preliminary hearing....
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What crisis? Stronger banks, economies ease fear over Greece
The prospect of a Greek crackup isn't so terrifying anymore....
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New warden, increased security after New York prison escape
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A new superintendent has been named at the maximum-security prison in upstate New York where two inmates escaped last month, and a range of new security measures has been put in place....
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Arizona copper mine stirs debate pitting profits vs religion
SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) -- Outside of an aging mining town in the mountains east of Phoenix, a copper company has burrowed a shaft 1.3 miles into the high desert landscape in what is believed to be the deepest such mine in the U.S....
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Retired military dogs find new purpose in US meth wars
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Five retired military dogs that spent years working in war zones are putting their noses to new uses by helping police in the U.S. combat methamphetamine and other drugs....
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Western wildfires: Progress against Washington fires
Fire crews have reported progress fighting wildfires in tinder-dry, drought-stricken Washington state, as well as in Nevada....
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Man bitten by shark on NC Outer Banks is 7th this summer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A shark bit a 68-year-old man several times Wednesday in waist-deep water off North Carolina's Outer Banks, officials said, the seventh in a record-breaking year of shark attacks for the state's coastal waters....
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Investigators have person of interest in Dylan Redwine case
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) -- Investigators have identified a person of interest in the case of a 13-year-old boy who went missing in 2012 and whose remains were found seven months later in southwestern Colorado....
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5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling....
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Ohio to replace bridge after tanker fire, reroute traffic
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Transportation officials plan to replace a bridge that was charred early Wednesday morning when a tanker truck carrying ethanol overturned, caught fire and forced closures on two major highways near Ohio's capital, leading to damage possibly up to $1 million and two citations for the driver....
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As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual
GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags....
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