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Cops: Maine driver cited after selfie leads to injuries
ORIENT, Maine (AP) -- Maine state police issued a distracted driving summons to a man they say crashed into a tree while taking a "selfie" with his passengers - injuring several of them....
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California beach reopens after Hammerhead shark sighting
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A San Diego County beach is open again after being shut when a shark was seen circling kayakers....
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Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston area deputy
HOUSTON (AP) -- The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff's deputy will be arraigned this week, jail records show....
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Dartmouth, Vermont town have century-long tuition deal
WHEELOCK, Vt. (AP) -- For more than a century Dartmouth College has been making good on a promise to students from a hardscrabble Vermont town that helped the keep the school afloat in its early years: get in, and your tuition is free....
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New York town's large collection of WWII vet photos endures
MECHANICVILLE, N.Y. (AP) -- During World War II, hundreds of servicemen in uniform had their photographs taken at a popular tavern near the Hudson River in upstate New York....
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When the wells run dry: California neighbors cope in drought
TULARE, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets on the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now, in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's epic Dust Bowl drought. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more....
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New boss of Frisch's Big Boy restaurants plans expansion
CINCINNATI (AP) -- The new leader of the Frisch's Restaurants chain wants to flex Big Boy's brand muscle with franchise expansion, new restaurant shapes and sizes, menu and beverage additions, and doing more to court younger customers....
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When the wells run dry: California families cope in drought
TULARE, Calif. (AP) -- Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It's his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma's Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more....
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Man to be sentenced in suicide bomb plot at Kansas airport
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Kansas man's odyssey into terrorism culminated when he tried to bring a van filled with inert explosives onto the tarmac at the Wichita airport where he worked, an attack prosecutors say was aimed at causing "maximum carnage" during which Terry L. Loewen would die as a martyr....
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A timeline of Texas' 30 years of school finance legal fights
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A lawsuit challenging how Texas pays for its public schools will soon reach the state Supreme Court - the sixth time since 1984. Here's a look at major milestones in 30-plus years of legal battles:...
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General Mills sets ambitious goal for greenhouse gas cuts
GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) -- General Mills has set an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 28 percent by 2025 - not just within its own operations but from farm to fork to landfill....
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AP PHOTOS: Neighbors fill buckets, pray for rain in drought
OKIEVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- People living in this dusty neighborhood called Okieville at the heart of California's Central Valley know the harsh reality of drought. Many of their wells have dried up, so some neighbors rig lines from house to house to share water from the remaining wells deep enough to hit water. Others benefit from state drought relief that pays for trucked-in water to fill tanks....
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New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future....
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Missing hiker found alive after 9 days lost in Sierra Nevada
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A woman who was stranded in the rugged Sierra Nevada for nine days while suffering from some broken bones survived by using a water filter to drink from a creek, authorities said....
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Man held in toddler's July disappearance faces new charges
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Police say the man being held in connection with the disappearance of a Jacksonville toddler has attempted to escape from jail....
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