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San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego philanthropist has launched a bid to buy his city's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations....
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Seattle to fine residents for not composting
SEATTLE (AP) -- Seattle residents who fail to separate food waste from trash will be fined....
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Research: Florida Everglades crocodile numbers up
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Researchers say a record number of American crocodile hatchlings were counted in Everglades National Park this year, providing hope that restoration efforts are helping the once-endangered species....
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AP PHOTOS: NC artist burns glass into sculptures
PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound....
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Rights of same-sex military spouses vary by state
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- On the wall over her bunk in Kuwait, Marine Cpl. Nivia Huskey proudly displays a collection of sonogram printouts of the baby boy her pregnant spouse is carrying back home in North Carolina. If all goes as planned, the 28-year-old military policewoman will return to Camp Lejeune in time for a January delivery at an on-base hospital....
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Patagonia pays $4K for violations in Utah park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Outdoor clothing company Patagonia has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making of a catalog photograph....
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Mayor: 'It's a very bad situation' in NYC jails
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after a federal prosecutor warned he may take legal action to force New York City to enact reforms in city jails, and amid months of heightened scrutiny of jail conditions and guard behavior, Mayor Bill de Blasio said bluntly on Tuesday that "it's a very bad situation," in the nation's second-largest jail system....
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Providence defends former mayor in parade lawsuit
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The city of Providence went before the Rhode Island Supreme Court on Tuesday to defend former Mayor Buddy Cianci in a lawsuit brought by two firefighters who were ordered to drive a fire truck in a 2001 gay pride parade....
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ICE takes custody of Afghan Army officers
BOSTON (AP) -- Three Afghanistan National Army officers who vanished during training in Massachusetts are now in custody of U.S. immigration officials after being detained on the Canadian border....
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UN chief welcomes airstrikes in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United Nations secretary-general welcomed airstrikes against militants in Syria which he said pose "an immediate threat to international peace and security."...
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Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was in my documentary
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- The manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a state police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the efforts of hundreds of law enforcement officials....
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Suspect in fatal California gym attack charged
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors say the victim of a fatal beating at a San Francisco Bay Area gym had asked the suspect's girlfriend whether she wanted a ride on his motorcycle days earlier....
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DC Council expected to allow concealed handguns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A reluctant District of Columbia Council is expected to allow people to carry concealed handguns in the nation's capital for the first time in nearly 40 years....
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Police: 3 people dead in shooting at UPS facility
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A UPS employee opened fire Tuesday morning inside one of the company's warehouses in Alabama, killing two people before committing suicide, police said....
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DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital....
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