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Brine hauler sues over biblical fracking billboard
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- An eastern Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against "poisoned waters" on billboards opposing deep-injection wastewater wells faces a legal threat from the wells' operator....
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Prosecutor: Gunman camped out before killings
Zachary Levi Brimhall had picnicked with his parents at a remote spot in Oregon's Coast Range last weekend then stayed to camp....
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Man who lived as hermit adjusting to society
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A man who lived nearly three decades in the Maine woods has a job and is adjusting to life back in society....
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Holder: 'Change is coming' after police shooting
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder reassured college students Wednesday in suburban St. Louis, a few miles from where 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer, and a small group of protesters gathered outside a building where a grand jury was expected to begin hearing evidence to determine whether the officer should be charged....
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Slain American journalist remembered as driven
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- In 2011, just after he was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, James Foley acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death....
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Bighorn sheep escapes canal in California desert
LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) -- A bighorn sheep is back in the hills of Riverside County after being rescued from a golf-course canal in the desert near Palm Springs....
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Bail slashed in Nevada trespasser's shooting death
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A judge in a Nevada murder case has slashed bail from $2 million to $150,000 for a 73-year-old man who shot and killed one unarmed trespasser and seriously wounded another at a home he owns in Sparks....
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8 homes destroyed, 1,500 threatened by wildfire
KERNVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire northeast of Bakersfield burning in steep terrain destroyed eight homes and was threatening more than a thousand others, authorities said Wednesday....
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Sept. trial likely for Miss. election challenge
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) -- A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election....
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Reward offered for former billionaire's assets
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- The trustee representing Yellowstone Club creditors offered a reward Wednesday to anyone who can help uncover property or bank accounts the luxury resort's co-founder might have hidden from bankruptcy proceedings....
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Flood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy storms
PHOENIX (AP) -- Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and washing away thousands of cactuses at a farm north of Phoenix....
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NYC mayor, faith leaders meet over chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's Catholic archbishop is bringing together the mayor and religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer....
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Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday....
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Deputy: Gunfire after driver shot not in report
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- An ex-deputy says he failed to note in a report that more gunfire took place well after a drunk driver was fatally shot following an accident that killed two boys in Texas....
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Judge delays start of Arias penalty-phase retrial
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona judge on Wednesday granted Jodi Arias' motion to delay the start of her planned Sept. 8 penalty phase retrial....
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