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San Francisco deputy charged with assault, perjury
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Authorities say a San Francisco sheriff's deputy has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a hospital patient in an emergency room and then lying in a police report to say the man attacked him....
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Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete....
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Iron Mountain reaches $44.5M settlement with US
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Information storage and management company Iron Mountain agreed to pay $44.5 million to settle allegations that the company overcharged federal agencies for record storage services, authorities announced Friday....
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Judge dismisses suit on Oklahoma execution access
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by media organizations seeking greater access to the execution of Oklahoma death row inmates, ruling that the state's death penalty protocols do not violate the First Amendment....
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New York mayor caught between protests, police
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected last year after making promises to keep crime low while improving relations between police and the community. As the tensions between those promises continue to mount, Friday showed just how tricky threading that needle has been....
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Driver pleads not guilty in pedestrian deaths
TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) -- A woman accused of killing four people, including a 6-year-old boy, while running her car into pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court Friday cuffed to a gurney and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter charges....
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Oklahoma official says state has execution drugs
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma's prison system chief says the state has the drugs it needs to execute four inmates early next year and plans to administer the same three drugs used in a botched execution this spring, but with an increased dose....
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AP WAS THERE: US breaks relations with Cuba
EDITOR'S NOTE - When the United States severed its diplomatic relationship with Cuba on Jan. 3, 1961, it kicked off a year in which CIA-funded counterrevolutionaries would try to invade Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, and after that, the withdrawal or ouster of almost all American and European media from the island, including The Associated Press' American staff....
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UN asks Israel to pay Lebanon $850 M for oil spill
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution Friday asking Israel to pay Lebanon over $850 million in damages for an oil spill caused by an Israeli air force attack on oil storage tanks during its war with Hezbollah in July 2006....
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Some gray wolves to be returned to endangered list
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list - a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in three states....
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Jailed ex-billionaire's lawyers seek his release
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Attorneys for jailed real estate mogul Tim Blixseth filed an emergency motion with a federal judge Friday seeking his release, saying the one-time billionaire was willing to provide whatever information the court wants....
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Supreme Court won't stop gay marriages in Florida
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings....
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Jury rules for Indiana woman in firing over IVF
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A federal jury ruled Friday that a northern Indiana Roman Catholic diocese discriminated against a former teacher in one of its schools by firing her after church officials learned she was trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization....
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NY pain doctor gets prison in manslaughter case
NEW YORK (AP) -- A pain doctor convicted of manslaughter in two patients' overdose deaths was sentenced Friday to more than a decade in prison, after patients' relatives pleaded for a tough punishment and said he put money ahead of medicine....
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2-year sentence for man in Connecticut gun scare
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man who prompted a lockdown at the University of New Haven when he brought a semi-automatic rifle and other guns to campus was sentenced Friday to two years in prison....
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