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Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say they are taking "extreme precautionary measures" as they search a heavily wooded region of northeastern Pennsylvania for the suspect in last week's deadly ambush at a state police barracks....
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Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) -- Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California....
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Georgia's ex-president exiled in trendy NYC area
NEW YORK (AP) -- Georgia's former president is spending his self-imposed exile in one of New York City's hippest neighborhoods....
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Last stretch of New York's High Line to open
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees....
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Fire captain injured in ice bucket challenge dies
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man....
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Diplomats: Iran receptive to new nuke proposal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With Iran refusing U.S. demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press Saturday....
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Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn't due a lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin....
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A look at Chicago's incoming, outgoing archbishops
BISHOP BLASE CUPICH...
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Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world....
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Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishop
Bishop Blase Cupich, who has struck a moderate tone on divisive social issues, was appointed the archbishop of Chicago on Saturday, succeeding a cardinal with an aggressive approach to the culture wars....
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5 things to know about UN Climate Summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know:...
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Hundreds search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Last Saturday, this town drew thousands of cheerful fans cheering the University of Virginia's football team's underdog win....
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Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown
Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on....
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Journal aims to stoke interest in Midwest history
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- When T.V. Golden set out to bring a modern irrigation system to parched northwestern Nebraska in the late 19th century, some of the more established settlers objected, fearing that acknowledging the problem would stanch the flow of immigrants who had turned the area into a "young Ireland."...
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Hugo mauled Charleston, tested mayor 25 years ago
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. was somber that night in 1989 as Hurricane Hugo's 135 mph winds bore down on South Carolina, wrenching the roof off City Hall, flooding streets, toppling buildings and laying waste to the sea islands near the city....
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