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Crews report some progress against huge California wildfire
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters are reporting some progress against a Northern California wildfire that has charred more than 100 square miles of terrain, destroying buildings, threatening many others and sending thousands of residents fleeing....
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How the AP-NORC poll on race and police was conducted
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll on race relations and policing was conducted by NORC July 17-19. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,223 adults, including 311 black adults, who are members of NORC's nationally representative AmeriSpeak panel....
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Relatives of Colorado theater shooting victims to testify
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Mary Theresa Hoover moved out of the home where her son grew up because it was too hard to live there without him. Sandy Phillips and her husband no longer celebrate Thanksgiving because it falls so near her daughter's Nov. 27 birthday....
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AP-NORC Poll: Things to know on views of race and police
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research has found a vast gulf between black and white Americans in how they view police officers. Things to know about Americans' opinions and experiences with policing:...
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Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why....
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Remote, rugged area strains California manhunt after attacks
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Searchers are dealing with difficult high-desert terrain - tough to scan and even tougher to traverse - in a manhunt following a series of crimes that includes a kidnapping, a killing, and the wounding of two sheriff's deputies....
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Driver who killed honeymooner at LA beach seeks new trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The driver who killed a honeymooner on the tourist-crowded Venice Beach boardwalk and injured 17 others is seeking a new trial....
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Newborn, umbilical attached, found in stroller on LA street
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A healthy baby with the umbilical cord still attached has been found abandoned in a stroller on a Los Angeles street....
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Crime-scene photos cited in police officer's trial
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Prosecutors and defense attorneys are both expected to intensify their focus on dozens of crime-scene photos and other evidence introduced in the trial of a white North Carolina police officer who fatally shot a black man....
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Wildfire forces evacuation of small town in Washington
ROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) -- A fast-moving wildfire has forced the evacuation of an entire small town in southern Washington state, authorities said....
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Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing
CHICAGO (AP) -- Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve....
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Winning cities in Bloomberg Philanthropies' data contest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced the first eight winners Wednesday in a competition that will provide 100 mid-sized U.S. cities with $42 million worth of expert help to make data more accessible and useful to citizens and officials. The first winners are:...
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8 cities win open-data contest from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public. Seattle wants to use contract data to help ensure vendors deliver on their promises....
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Triple homicide investigated as ritualistic killing
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A triple homicide in Florida is being investigated as a possible ritualistic killing connected to the recent blue moon, a sheriff said Tuesday....
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The Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):...
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