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Crews battle California fire's explosive growth
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences....
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Tulsa deputy resigns after sexual assault arrest
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy resigned Wednesday after two women said he sexually assaulted them at a Tulsa County home while he was on duty, a case that comes on the heels of a state trooper and an Oklahoma City police officer being arrested on sexual assault complaints....
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School district police stock up free military gear
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant armored vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles....
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Experts skeptical of testosterone drug benefits
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health experts say there is little evidence that testosterone-boosting drugs are effective for treating common signs of aging and large studies are needed to support their continued use in millions of American men....
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Ohio prosecutors mull charges in ice bucket prank
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Prosecutors are reviewing evidence to determine if charges should be filed against five northeast Ohio teenagers accused of dumping urine and tobacco over the head of an autistic boy who thought he was participating in the Ice Bucket Challenge fundraiser....
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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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Beanie Babies creator's sentence debated in court
CHICAGO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors seeking to put the billionaire creator of Beanie Babies in prison for hiding millions in Swiss bank accounts told appellate court judges Wednesday that the toymaker's sentence of probation threatens to erode the judicial system's ability to deter other tax evaders....
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Fatal crash hurts officer before Arizona commute
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car, closing a major Phoenix-area freeway for hours and through the Wednesday morning commute....
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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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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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