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Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona....
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DC proposes concealed-carry licensing program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- District of Columbia officials say residents will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they show a reason they need such a permit and complete extensive gun-safety training....
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Maps provide early warning of California fire risk
ORANGE, Calif. (AP) -- Fire-hardened Southern Californians know that when the Santa Ana winds blow, a wildfire probably isn't far behind....
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Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Most Alaskans will receive nearly $1,900 for this year's share of the state's oil wealth that's distributed annually to residents just for living here....
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Senate: China hacked military contractor networks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China's military hacked into computer networks of civilian transportation companies hired by the Pentagon at least nine times, breaking into computers aboard a commercial ship, targeting logistics companies and uploading malicious software onto an airline's computers, Senate investigators said Wednesday....
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Texas woman set to die for starvation of child, 9
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block the scheduled Wednesday evening execution of a Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago....
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Group levels abuse allegations against NM dairy
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The New Mexico Livestock Board has launched an investigation into a southern New Mexico dairy after an activist working with an animal welfare group recorded secret video showing workers whipping cows with chains and wire cables, kicking and punching the animals, and shocking them with electric prods....
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Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
The suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe, police said Wednesday....
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Officials: Wildfire destroyed about 110 homes
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Officials now say a wildfire that ripped through a Northern California town destroyed about 110 homes and damaged another 90....
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NYC police increase security in Times Square
NEW YORK (AP) -- Police stepped up security in Times Square on Wednesday amid concerns that the mounting hostilities between the United States and the Islamic State group could have repercussions on U.S. soil....
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Fugitive returned to California in torture case
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern California to face trial....
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Wells Fargo pays $290,000 in sex harassment case
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Wells Fargo Bank has agreed to pay $290,000 to four tellers in Nevada to settle a same-sex sexual harassment case brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission....
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8 years for guns supplier in firefighter deaths
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York woman was sentenced to eight years in federal prison Wednesday for supplying guns to a former neighbor who used them to kill his sister and two firefighters in a Christmas Eve ambush that also caused seven homes to burn to the ground....
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UN: Syrian militants kept weapons of Fijian troops
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations says Syrian militants did not return the weapons, uniforms and cars taken from 45 Fijian peacekeepers who were released last week after two weeks of captivity on the Syrian-controlled side of the Golan Heights....
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High school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school was granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother....
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