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Dog saves man from Sacramento home fire
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities are crediting a chocolate Labrador with saving the life of a Sacramento man after it alerted him to a fire inside a home that appeared not to have a smoke detector....
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Sides 'far apart' in West Coast port negotiations
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- While West Coast seaports struggle to keep up with billions of dollars of cargo, dockworkers and their employers apparently aren't close to a new contract nearly six months after their old deal expired....
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California's top utility regulator defends record
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's chief utility regulator ended the last scheduled public hearing of his increasingly embattled 12-year term Thursday with no explicit reference to the alleged back-channel dealings with the state's largest utility company that have marred his tenure....
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California lawmaker enters plea after DUI arrest
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Democratic state senator charged with drunken driving after a party at the state Capitol pleaded no contest Thursday to a reduced charge of alcohol-related reckless driving....
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Phoenix police chief fired after union strife
PHOENIX (AP) -- Embattled Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia was fired Thursday, hours after he held an unauthorized news conference where he said it was "time to silence the critics" and requested a two-year contract from the city....
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Louisville 1st-in-South to raise minimum wage
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Louisville became the first city in the South to raise the minimum wage, joining 20 other local governments nationwide that have increased the hourly wage....
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Infant or fetus remains found in storage unit
COLFAX, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in Northern California are investigating how the bodies of two infants or fetuses ended up in a storage unit....
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Hellmann's maker Unilever drops suit over 'Just Mayo'
Hellmann's mayonnaise maker Unilever has withdrawn its lawsuit against the maker of "Just Mayo."...
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Milwaukee to speed police training in handling mentally ill
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee Police Department is stepping up training so that all police officers on the force would be fully trained to deal with the mentally ill by 2018, the mayor announced Thursday, months after a Milwaukee police officer killed a schizophrenic man at a park....
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10 Things to Know for Friday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Judge: Slender Man stabbing defendants competent
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Two Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fantasy character called Slender Man are mentally fit to stand trial on attempted homicide charges, a judge ruled Thursday....
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Young immigrants allowed to get driver's licenses
PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge cleared the way Thursday for thousands of young immigrants in Arizona who are protected from deportation under an Obama administration policy to get driver's licenses....
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Arson caused $30 million downtown Los Angeles fire
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A fire that reduced an unfinished downtown apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was an act of arson that caused an estimated $20 million to $30 million in damage, the Fire Department announced Thursday....
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Ex-Tulsa cop to stand trial in off-duty shooting
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A judge Thursday ordered a former Tulsa police officer to stand trial on a charge that he killed his daughter's boyfriend in an off-duty shooting....
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Bondage 'master' convicted in plot to kill wife
DETROIT (AP) -- A Detroit-area man was convicted Thursday of murder in a plot to kill his wife so he could devote himself to a life of bondage and domination in an upper-class suburb with women who called him "Master Bob."...
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