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North Texas town voting on fracking ban
DENTON, Texas (AP) -- Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing....
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Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting
SEATTLE (AP) -- One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago....
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Kentucky man charged with killing parents, sister
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky man was charged Friday with killing his parents, his sister and an acquaintance nearly a week after the four were found shot to death in southwestern Kentucky....
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Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson....
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$13.5M award in Jehovah's Witnesses molest case
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The Jehovah's Witnesses have been ordered to pay $13.5 million to a Southern California man who said he was molested as a child by a church member....
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Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns....
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88-year-old Missouri man charged with killing wife
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- An 88-year-old central Missouri man has been charged with fatally stabbing his 86-year-old wife....
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Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) -- An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church....
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Halloween saved in town after fugitive's capture
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) -- State police gave out candy to children trick-or-treating Friday in a community that had been under siege for nearly seven weeks until a man suspected of killing a state trooper was captured....
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Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision....
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SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says....
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Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities
The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:...
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Lake Michigan waves slam Chicago lakeshore
CHICAGO (AP) -- Winds gusting up to 65 mph caused Lake Michigan waves to slam into the Chicago shoreline, sending water onto part of Lake Shore Drive. The waves slowed traffic and prompted the cancellation of a Halloween attraction....
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UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."...
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Seattle megachurch dissolves after founder resigns
SEATTLE (AP) -- Two weeks after lead Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership, the Seattle megachurch he founded announced Friday it was dissolving its network of branches across four states....
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