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Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- The number of structures damaged or destroyed in the wildfire that swept through the California lumber town of Weed has risen to 150....
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Ginsburg: Watch 6th Circuit on gay marriage
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- People looking for clues about how soon the Supreme Court might weigh in on state bans of gay marriage should watch the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals....
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Man pleads guilty to shipping equipment to Syria
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania businessman has acknowledged conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and lab equipment to Syria....
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Retired agent awarded $173,000 in ATF lawsuit
PHOENIX (AP) -- A retired federal agent was awarded $173,000 after a judge found the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives breached a 2007 settlement that resolved the agent's complaint that the agency didn't properly investigate threats made against him after his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club....
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Judge OKs NYC taxi-access deal for disabled people
NEW YORK (AP) -- Citing a historic baseball moment, a federal judge has formally approved a deal making at least half of New York City's taxi fleet wheelchair-accessible by 2020....
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Iowa man pleads guilty in girl's 1974 slaying
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A man pleaded guilty Tuesday to the 1974 slaying of a teenage girl at a rural Iowa farmhouse, ending a 40-year effort to hold her killer responsible....
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Teen critical from stun gun; FBI investigates case
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Doctors were trying Tuesday to awaken a suburban Kansas City teenager who was put in a medically induced coma after a police officer critically injured him with a stun gun in an incident the FBI is investigating....
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Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old have disrupted another government meeting....
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NYC's Sept. 11 museum gets 1 millionth visitor
NEW YORK (AP) -- The museum at the site of the 9/11 attacks in New York has gotten its 1 millionth visitor just under four months after opening to the public....
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Police: No past reason to enter squalid home
BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) -- Police say they responded to several calls in recent years from the Massachusetts home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home....
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Ohio woman wants playing cards to publicize crimes
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A crime victim advocate's use of decks of cards intended to help solve cold-case homicides is getting a boost from some Cincinnati officials....
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Ex-police chief gets 10 years in kidnap-kill case
NEW YORK (AP) -- The former police chief at a Massachusetts veterans hospital was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison in a kidnap-murder case that resulted from the prosecution of a cannibalism case against a New York City police officer....
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UN leader begins term during period of 'tumult'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Sam Kutesa began his first day as president of the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday by describing the current year as "tumultuous" and the year ahead as "momentous" for the United Nations as it marks its 70th anniversary....
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APNewsBreak: Chicago DEA chief heading to DC
CHICAGO (AP) -- The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Chicago division, who has drawn attention to the growing influence of Mexican cartels in the American heartland, is leaving to take one of the agency's top posts in Washington, D.C., a DEA official said Tuesday....
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Boise State decides to change event policies
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Boise State University officials say they will change their on-campus event policies after private legal organizations said the school violated the First Amendment by charging a student organization security fees for a gun-rights event....
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