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Oneida Indians plan new 'Oz'-themed NY casino
CHITTENANGO, N.Y. (AP) -- The Oneida Indian Nation plans to open a $20 million casino with a "Wizard of Oz" theme in the village where author L. Frank Baum was born, the Oneidas confirmed Sunday....
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Florida authorities say 1 police officer shot and killed
TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) -- Florida authorities say a police officer was shot and killed in Tarpon Springs early Sunday....
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US coal mines nearing record low in worker deaths
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Less than five years after an explosion fueled by excess coal dust killed 29 men deep inside a West Virginia underground mine, the nation's coal mines are on pace for an all-time low in work-related deaths....
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Christie to Obama: Demand Cuba return cop killer
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie disagrees with President Obama's decision to normalize relations with Cuba and wants the president to demand the immediate return of a convicted cop killer from the country "before any further consideration of restoration of diplomatic relations with the Cuban government."...
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Timeline of events before, after NYPD cop deaths
A timeline of events on Saturday in the hours before and moments after two NYPD officers were shot in their cruiser by Ismaaiyl Brinsley, a 28-year-old man who vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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Entrepreneur builds a sleek ship, but will anyone buy it?
KITTERY, Maine (AP) -- Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast....
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Survey: US gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of regular gasoline nationwide has dropped another 25 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, to $2.47....
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NYC subways slowly upgrading from 1930s-era technology
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's subways - the nation's biggest mass transit network - serve more than 6 million daily riders who depend largely on a signal system that dates back to the Great Depression....
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Authorities ID woman shot by man who killed of 2 NYPD cops
TOWSON, Md. (AP) -- Authorities in Maryland are identifying a woman who was shot by the same man who killed two NYPD officers before shooting himself to death....
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NY farmers lament lost opportunity for gas riches
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- While environmental groups are doing a victory dance over New York's decision to ban fracking, farmers such as apple grower David Johnson are grieving for dashed hopes and dreams....
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2 cops ambushed, fatally shot in car; gunman kills himself
NEW YORK (AP) -- The warning came just moments too late: A man who had shot his ex-girlfriend a few hours earlier had traveled to New York City and vowed online to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner....
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National coal mining deaths
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- National coal mining deaths dropped by more than half the year after the 2010 Upper Big Branch mine explosion in West Virginia, from 48 to 21, and there were 20 each in 2012 and 2013, and a record low of 15 so far in 2014. The U.S. averaged about 30 coal mining deaths a year in the five years before Upper Big Branch. Injuries in coal mines have been on the decline each year since 2007, when there were 4.2 incidents per 200,000 hours worked. Last year the rate was...
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Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit
DETROIT (AP) -- Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit's atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city's good fortune trickles down to him and the 10 other residents of a tent city that's sprouted in the shadow of a resurgent downtown where rental occupancy is close to full and restaurants and shops are doing brisk business....
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States trying to lure lawyers into rural practice
CORSICA, S.D. (AP) -- By landing a steady job in a hopping metropolis, Jake Fischer achieved the dream of many who finished law school during the Great Recession. Then, he left the big-city life and moved to a small South Dakota town, lured by a program that seeks to boost the number of rural attorneys....
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Canadian man told to pay $1.5 million for credit card fraud
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Prosecutors described a Toronto man's massive credit card fraud scheme as high-tech bank robbery - stealing the identities of 38,000 people in order to bilk dozens of banks. So when he was convicted of mail fraud in February 2011, the federal government began the arduous task of figuring out just how much each victim was owed....
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