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Transgender women's killings test police outreach
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The day after Mia Henderson's body was found in a Baltimore alley, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts invited members of the city's LGBT community to a meeting. "We are listening. We are paying attention," he told them. "We are responding, and we are taking this very seriously."...
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Sesame catching on in southeast US
LAKE CITY, Ark. (AP) -- Sesame is gaining a foothold in parts of the southeast United States, where cotton has long been king, as farmers take advantage of its drought tolerance and a recently developed trait that lets them bring it in with typical ag equipment....
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In quake, barrels became quarter-ton projectiles
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Napa Valley's earthquake has revived worries about a risk particular to wine country - falling wine barrels....
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Teen crashes Lamborghini during test drive, dies
MOUNT SINAI, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York teen taking a test drive of a family friend's Lamborghini has died after crashing the high-powered sports car into a guardrail....
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A history of casino revenue, jobs in Atlantic City
Here is a look at how gambling revenue and employment have changed since casinos launched in Atlantic City in 1978:...
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Here's what happens when a casino closes down
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- When a casino shuts down, making an announcement over the loudspeaker and herding gamblers off the casino floor is only the beginning. Here's a look at what takes place behind the scenes:...
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Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A time few could imagine during the not-too-distant glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos will close this weekend and a third will shut down in two weeks....
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California lawmakers pass first US plastic bag ban
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags....
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California appeals teacher tenure ruling
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or at least raise the standards for obtaining them....
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Ohio prep football game halted after fights
GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) -- Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio....
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Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown....
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NY police probed for 2nd restraint-related death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department said Friday it's under investigation for a second restraint-related death, this one involving a drugged, emotionally disturbed man four days before a fatal videotaped chokehold that fueled community outcry and led the department to overhaul its use-of-force training....
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Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member....
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Prosecutors charge Oklahoma officer with rape
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma City police officer was charged Friday with 16 counts including first-degree rape and sexual battery after being accused of assaulting at least eight women while on patrol....
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No new trial for doctor convicted of killing wife
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah doctor convicted in November of killing his wife won't get a new trial, a judge ruled Friday....
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