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November retrial date expected for former BP engineer
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Attorneys are eyeing a November retrial date for Kurt Mix, the former BP engineer charged with obstructing a federal investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill....
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Quotations in the News
"I knew immediately it was part of an aircraft, but I didn't realize how important it was, that it could help to solve the mystery of what happened to the Malaysian jet." - Johnny Begue, an environmental worker on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion, who claimed he stumbled upon the wing part that may be linked to the missing Boeing 777....
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California zeroes in on conservation stragglers amid drought
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California residents heeded the call to turn off sprinklers in the first month of mandated water conservation, leading to a 27 percent plunge in June....
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Several blazes thrust Northern California into fire season
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Triple-digit temperatures and gusty winds thrust Northern California into full-fledged wildfire season with several new blazes flaring up, forcing hundreds of people from their homes....
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Survivor recalls horrific shooting, unaware parents are dead
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Bullets whizzed past a woman's head as she fled from an 18-year-old gunman who had posed as a stranded motorist to convince her family to help him on the roadside of a Montana Indian reservation, the woman recounted to relatives....
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Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Beaches along the Santa Barbara County coast remained open to swimmers, surfers and sunbathers Friday as the Coast Guard worked to determine whether an oil slick that materialized just offshore this week was simply the result of natural ocean-floor seepage....
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Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurant
SEATTLE (AP) -- Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule....
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Q&A: A look at Shell Oil and Arctic offshore drilling
A blockade in Portland, Oregon, that included environmental protesters dangling from a bridge unsuccessfully attempted to keep a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker from leaving for oil drilling in the Arctic....
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Federal judge takes nuanced approach in US terrorism cases
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- U.S. District Judge Michael Davis had seen this in his courtroom before - a young Somali-American who hadn't previously been a troublemaker was now accused of conspiring to leave the U.S. and join the Islamic State group....
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Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Authorities used boats, personal watercraft, poles and their bare hands to remove protesters in kayaks and hanging from bridges who had tried to block a Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker bound for an Arctic drilling operation....
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Governor allows parole for California school bus hijacker
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The governor of California on Thursday allowed parole for one of three men convicted in the 1976 kidnapping of 26 children and their school bus driver who were held captive in a buried trailer....
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Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher's license suspended
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself" before hanging up has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended....
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APNewsBreak: Kidnapping suspect's sister files claim vs. FBI
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI....
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Campus officer pleads not guilty in traffic stop shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a motorist during a traffic stop pleaded not guilty Thursday to a charge of murder and was ordered jailed on $1 million bail....
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911 calls describe harrowing scene after theater shooting
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The urgent call went out across a police radio only minutes after gunfire erupted inside a Lafayette movie theater: The suspect was inside an auditorium and had reloaded his gun....
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