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Police: Woman killed in crash after 'American Idol' audition
LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Police say one woman was killed and five others were injured in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia after attending "American Idol" auditions....
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Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement....
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Charlotte officer's voluntary manslaughter trial starts
The first witness was expected to testify after opening statements Monday in the trial of a white Charlotte police officer charged with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after he wrecked his car and was knocking on doors looking for help....
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Manhunt continues for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer during a drug deal....
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Raging Northern California wildfires prompt evacuations
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Fire officials called for thousands of evacuations as numerous homes remained threatened by Northern California wildfires Monday, while more than 9,000 firefighters battled 21 major fires in the state, officials said....
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New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught....
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How the AP-GfK poll on water was conducted
The Associated Press-GfK poll on water and drought was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 9-13. It is based on online interviews of 1,004 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel....
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Water & farmers: Things to know about AP-GfK drought poll
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture should be a top or high priority over residential needs, wildlife and industry....
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AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll....
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Quotations in the News
"Climate change is not a problem for another generation. Not anymore." - President Barack Obama in a video posted to Facebook....
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Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car....
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Man killed when storm slams tent down on crowd near Chicago
CHICAGO (AP) -- A man was killed and more than a dozen injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb....
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LAPD: Albanian athlete missing from Special Olympics games
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police are asking for the public's help in finding an Albanian athlete who disappeared after participating in the Special Olympics....
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10 Things to Know for Monday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police identify suspect in fatal shooting of officer; manhunt underway to locate him....
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