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Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself....
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Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Missouri
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- A fire has destroyed one of two memorials at the site where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri....
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Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television....
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Ex-al-Qaida spokesman gets life prison term in NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison for acting as al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 terror attacks....
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California fire containment doubles; wind expected
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Crews have nearly doubled containment of a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California, as they brace for dry heat and erratic winds that could undo their progress....
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Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- In a second search of the home of the man believed to be the last person seen with a missing University of Virginia student, officials said they took pieces of clothing, but they would not elaborate on the importance of the items Tuesday....
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UN to leaders: Set 'new course' on climate change
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Challenged by the United Nations chief to set a new course for a warming globe and reverse the rise of heat-trapping gases, world leader after world leader Tuesday made promises of billions of dollars and better care of planet Earth....
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Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved or coordinated with Syria's government....
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Chief: LA port fire sparked by welding torch
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A spark from a welder's torch caused a fire at a Port of Los Angeles wharf that was smoldering and sending up a huge plume of smoke Tuesday after forcing about 850 people to evacuate the night before, the city's fire chief said....
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Los Angeles Register newspaper ends publication
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Register, which debuted in April as a challenger to the Los Angeles Times, has ceased publication....
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Detroit official says water plan is working
DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit official says 30,000 water customers with overdue bills have signed up for a payment plan and kept their service but that 350 to 400 people still are being cut off each day....
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Officer takes down armed Ohio student
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Police say an officer subdued a 15-year-old Ohio high school student who came to school armed with a loaded semi-automatic pistol....
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Idaho woman charged with felony over chewed seat
SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) -- A northern Idaho woman has been charged with a felony after police say she chewed up the upholstery of a patrol car seat....
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New York salt mine's rail project concerns Senecas
GROVELAND, N.Y. (AP) -- A company's plan to extend a rail line at its western New York salt mine is raising concerns among American Indians about potential damage to culturally sensitive sites....
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AP PHOTOS: NC artist burns glass into sculptures
PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound....
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