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Stay sought in ruling on Va. gay-marriage ban
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A county court clerk in northern Virginia on Friday sought to delay a federal appeals court ruling striking down the state's same-sex marriage ban....
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Lightning sparks dozens of new California fires
ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters in Northern California were battling several lightning-sparked wildfires Friday, including a blaze in rural Modoc County that forced about 120 people to evacuate....
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Jurors will consider manslaughter against agent
HONOLULU (AP) -- A judge ruled Friday that jurors can consider convicting a federal agent of a lesser manslaughter charge in his retrial for a Hawaii fast-food restaurant shooting, giving the panel another option to convict him after different jurors deadlocked in his first murder trial....
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Infant found dead at Oregon resort; mother sought
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A hotel housekeeper discovered an injured 13-year-old girl and the body of her 2-year-old sister at an inn on the Oregon Coast on Friday, and police were searching for their mother....
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Autopsy: Police chokehold caused NYC man's death
NEW YORK (AP) -- A medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the overhaul of use-of-force training for the nation's largest police department....
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Records show Arizona inmate was injected 15 times
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- During the nearly two hours it took for an Arizona death row inmate to die last week, executioners injected him with 15 times the amount of a sedative and a painkiller that they originally intended to use, according to documents released Friday....
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40 hurt in 2 San Francisco bus, train crashes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco transit bus and a commuter train crashed into trucks minutes apart Friday, injuring 40 people and sending more than 20 of them to the hospital, authorities said....
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Single mom in Fargo returns wallet with $1,000
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- A single mother in Fargo says she hoped to set an example for her 7-year-old daughter when she returned a wallet containing $1,000 that the two found while running errands....
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Denver fair's bong, edible contests celebrate pot
DENVER (AP) -- Marijuana joined roses and dahlias Friday in blue ribbon events at the nation's first county fair to allow pot competitions....
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Doctors: Stabbing suspect sees fictional beings
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- One of two preteens accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times to please a fictional horror character was ordered Friday to receive treatment rather than stand trial, based on doctors' testimony that she claims to see and have conversations with things others cannot - including unicorns and a Harry Potter villain....
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TS Bertha dumps heavy rain in eastern Caribbean
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Tropical Storm Bertha swirled through the eastern Caribbean on Friday as it unleashed heavy rains and strong winds in the region, knocking out power on some islands....
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North Dakota town sees 1st human trafficking case
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A convicted sex offender from California now living in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston was charged Friday in what police say is their first human trafficking case....
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Ebola forces Mormon missionaries from West Africa
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Church officials say 274 Mormon missionaries are being transferred out of Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa....
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Nevada no lock for Tesla plant despite groundwork
SPARKS, Nev. (AP) -- A sprawling industrial park near Reno where wild mustangs roam among the sagebrush has become the focus of the secretive site selection process for Tesla's $5 billion battery factory, but the groundwork taking place is no guarantee the plant and its 6,500 jobs are coming....
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Columbia River dilemma: Kill birds to save fish?
ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) -- Dredging decades ago to aid Columbia River shippers also helped seabirds known as double-crested cormorants by creating a flat, sandy island ideal for nesting and feeding on young salmon and steelhead headed for the Pacific Ocean....
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