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Matson to end Hawaii molasses operation, pay $15.4 million
HONOLULU (AP) -- The biggest shipping company serving Hawaii will end its molasses operation in the state and pay millions of dollars as compensation for spilling 1,400 tons of the sugary substance in Honolulu Harbor....
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Top officials critical of Ohio cop indicted on murder charge
CINCINNATI (AP) -- This time, some of the sharpest criticism of a police officer after the slaying of an unarmed black man came from top law enforcement and city officials....
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Teen charged in death of 8-year-old to appear in court
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy charged with murder, kidnapping and rape in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists' complex in a California beach town is scheduled to appear in court....
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Details about the lion hunt that caused outrage across globe
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A Minnesota dentist has been publicly condemned for killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe, and a hired guide has been charged with a crime. Here are some details about the case that has gained global attention....
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California firefighters control blaze that jumped line
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- Crews battling the toughest of several wildfires burning across the state held their ground, keeping a blaze east of California's Napa Valley from jumping any more containment lines, fire officials said....
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Minnesota man who killed lion keeps low profile amid outrage
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known, protected lion while on a hunt in Zimbabwe has advised his patients to seek care elsewhere since becoming a target of outrage from across the world....
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US home rental prices climb again in June
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home rental prices climbed much faster than incomes in June. But there are signs of slowing momentum around New York, Los Angeles and Washington....
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Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to "deal with it yourself" and hung up as she sought aid....
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Court nixes release of New York chokehold death testimony
NEW YORK (AP) -- The public can't see the testimony a grand jury weighed before declining to indict a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man, an appeals court said Wednesday, citing longstanding reasons for grand jury confidentiality....
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The Latest: Attorney says officer didn't intend to kill man
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):...
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Police release video of traffic stop of Chattanooga shooter
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Police have released dashcam video of an April traffic stop that led to driving-under-the-influence charges against the Chattanooga man who later went on a shooting rampage that left five servicemen dead....
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Alabama prisoner, in court documents, drops bid for abortion
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama prisoner who went to federal court seeking an abortion filed a court document Wednesday saying she'd changed her mind and wanted to give birth, after the state had sought to prevent her from undergoing the procedure....
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The Latest: Rally held for man fatally shot in traffic stop
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Here are the latest developments in the investigation of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):...
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10 Things to Know for Thursday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...
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Coast Guard says California oil slick will vanish on its own
GOLETA, Calif. (AP) -- A 2-mile-long oil slick mysteriously materialized off the Southern California coast on Wednesday, but unlike a disastrous spill in the same area two months ago it didn't send any damaging crude ashore and was expected to dissipate on its own....
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