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Large fire burns, releases chemicals in Seattle
SEATTLE (AP) -- A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle, sending a big plume of black smoke over the city and prompting an effort to contain toxic chemicals....
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Cremated remains found in drug suspect's car
LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) -- A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said....
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Judge upholds ban on new mining claims on 1M acres
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar did not abuse his discretion or violate any laws in prohibiting new hard-rock mining claims on one million acres near the Grand Canyon, a federal judge ruled Tuesday....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Psych expert says suspect didn't understand rights
NEW YORK (AP) -- A defense psychologist says a man who admitted killing a New York City boy who went missing in 1979 didn't understand his right to silence....
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Casino mogul says experience, not gambling, is key
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Steve Wynn says it's not the gambling that's the key to casinos' success. It's everything else - including giving people a chance to live big....
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Jury convicts Colorado teen in newlywed slayings
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- It took a jury in Colorado Springs, Colorado, less than four hours to convict a teenager of killing a Fort Carson soldier and his pregnant wife during a burglary....
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Marathon bombing suspects' sister faces NYC judge
NEW YORK (AP) -- A sister of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects was led away in handcuffs Tuesday after a brief court appearance on allegations she threatened to "put a bomb" on a perceived romantic rival....
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Man convicted in 1994 nicotine-poison death
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A former nuclear engineer on Tuesday was convicted of murder for poisoning his wife with a lethal dose of nicotine in Southern California in 1994....
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Oklahoma unveils new execution procedures
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma prison officials unveiled new execution procedures Tuesday to replace those used in April when an inmate writhed and moaned before being declared dead 43 minutes after his lethal injection began - a situation that renewed debate over what constitutes cruel and unusual punishment....
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Jailed cop killer is picked as graduation speaker
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man serving life in prison for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater....
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Mayor of suburban Los Angeles city killed
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say the mayor of the Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens has been shot to death and his wife is in custody....
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Police chief: Officer's comments 'unacceptable'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- An Albuquerque police officer's comments before a March fatal shooting that sparked a protest and FBI investigation were "completely unacceptable," the city's police chief said Tuesday....
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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday....
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Relatives of Utah family seeking answers in deaths
SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in their home of mysterious causes over the weekend said Tuesday they are looking for answers that could give them closure....
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