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Sleeping girl killed in alleged drunk driver crash
PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -- A 16-year-old Southern California girl was killed while sleeping in her bed after an alleged drunken driver crashed his SUV into her home....
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In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream
DENVER (AP) -- Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana....
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General Mills scraps controversial new legal terms
NEW YORK (AP) -- General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company....
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Part of Fla. history to step back into spotlight
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Hidden behind live oaks and magnolias near the Florida Governor's Mansion, an historic house that symbolizes much of the state's terrible past and transformation will soon have its doors opened to the public....
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Fracking foes cringe as unions back drilling boom
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- After early complaints that out-of-state firms got the most jobs, some local construction trade workers and union members in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia say they're now benefiting in a big way from the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas boom....
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Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral
BOSTON (AP) -- The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral....
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4-year-old half siblings die in overnight NYC fire
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived....
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Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) -- What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth....
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San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate....
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Man detained after threats at LA Times building
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man suspected of making threatening statements about a shooting and forcing the lockdown of the Los Angeles Times building was being held Saturday for a mental health evaluation, police said....
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Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor
NEW YORK (AP) -- A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday....
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Calif. man says he was on Everest during avalanche
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people....
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Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory....
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Tenn. ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental
MCEWEN, Tenn. (AP) -- A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental....
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Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital flew back into the wild on Saturday, after weeks of rehab in Minnesota and procedures to replace its flight feathers....
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