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Authorities: 5 inmates escape from California jail
MADERA, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Central California are on the hunt for five inmates who have escaped a correctional facility....
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Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 120-foot-tall schooner ran aground and got stuck in shallow waters near the Statue of Liberty on Saturday afternoon, officials said. No injuries were reported and the 121 tourists on board were ferried in small boats to a lower Manhattan marina....
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Corgi owners rally around slain Bellingham dog
BELLLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- Corgi owners around the nation are rallying around a slain Bellingham dog, calling for the harshest penalty for the man charged with killing Molly, a Pembroke Welsh corgi....
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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop
As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road....
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Ex-Utah teacher to trial on student sex charges
FARMINGTON, Utah (AP) -- A 35-year-old former Utah high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with two of her former students has been ordered to stand trial on additional charges of rape and forcible sodomy....
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Family of man shot by police invite chief to rally
RICHMOND, Calif. (AP) -- The family of a Northern California man who was shot and killed by a police officer is scheduled to hold a rally and memorial, and the police chief has been invited to attend....
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Tense hunt in trooper ambush case hits 8 days
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- The suspect in the deadly ambush at a state police barracks in a remote part of northeastern Pennsylvania remained at large for an eighth day Saturday as police appeared to have narrowed their search, largely shutting down the area where he lived with his parents but leaving neighbors with few answers about what's going on just outside their front doors....
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City cites drought, sinks LA water slide proposal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought....
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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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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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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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