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Man dies in California after beach hole collapses
HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) -- A young man died after a hole he dug on a Northern California beach collapsed and trapped him in the sand for at least five minutes, authorities said Tuesday....
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Jurors start considering Ventura defamation case
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An attorney for Jesse Ventura asked a federal jury Tuesday to award the former Minnesota governor millions of dollars in damages for what he claimed is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle....
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Attorney: Ventura deserves millions from Kyle
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura is asking a federal jury to award Ventura millions in damages for what he claims is a lie in a memoir by the late military sniper Chris Kyle....
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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters made 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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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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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, authorities said, and the suspected shooter was barricaded inside the house, holding officers at bay with multiple rounds of gunfire....
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GateHouse Media parent to buy Providence Journal
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The parent company of Gatehouse Media LLC on Tuesday announced an agreement to buy The Providence Journal and related print and digital assets from A.H. Belo Corp. for $46 million cash....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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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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Vigil, march for NY man who died in police custody
NEW YORK (AP) -- Family, friends and community leaders are holding a vigil and demanding justice for a Staten Island man who died in New York police custody....
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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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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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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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