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Cause of fire at Williston company unknown
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- More than half a day after an industrial fire broke out in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston, authorities still were unable to say what caused the massive blaze....
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Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) -- Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter....
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Maryland church built in 1773 ravaged by fire
HEBRON, Md. (AP) -- Authorities say a 241-year-old church on the National Register of Historic Places has been ravaged by fire in Maryland....
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2 South Texas police officers shot serving warrant
LA JOYA, Texas (AP) -- Two police officers in South Texas were shot Tuesday while serving a warrant and the suspected shooter was barricaded inside a house, authorities said....
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Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco lawmakers narrowly agreed Tuesday to place a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks on the November ballot, a move that promises to turn the election into an expensive fight between the beverage industry and public health advocates....
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Denver agrees to pay $3.3M to settle abuse case
DENVER (AP) -- Denver officials have reached a deal to pay $3.3 million to settle a federal jail-abuse lawsuit filed by a former inmate who said a deputy ignored his blood-curdling screams while a group of fellow inmates brutally beat him and scalded his genitals with hot water....
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Trial date stands in Colorado theater shootings
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case pleaded Tuesday for more time so they can interview a psychiatrist who conducted the first sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes, but a judge stuck by a Dec. 8 trial date....
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GateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The parent company of Gatehouse Media has announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million in cash....
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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."...
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New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks
BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday....
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Man dies in California after beach hole collapses
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a young man has died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes....
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Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland
ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) -- Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee....
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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding....
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Searchers: Last body found after deadly landslide
SEATTLE (AP) -- Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said heavy rainfall likely played a key role in triggering....
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Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson
DALLAS (AP) -- A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson....
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