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Verdict reached in case of man accused of kidnapping girl
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A jury is set to deliver its verdict in the case of a man charged with kidnapping and raping a 10-year-old girl in Los Angeles, before releasing her and fleeing to Mexico....
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California governor's highway plan includes $65 driver fee
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than two months after calling a special session to address California's transportation funding backlog, Gov. Jerry Brown has begun circulating a list of administration proposals on how to pay for it, including a $65 annual fee for drivers and increases in the diesel and gas taxes tied to inflation....
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Police: Gunman kills 1, wounds 2 at Sacramento college
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Police hunted for a gunman Thursday night who opened fire at a Sacramento college parking lot, killing one man and wounding two others, officials said....
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Quotations in the News
"God's moral law conflicts with my job duties. You can't be separated from something that's in your heart and in your soul." - Kim Davis, a clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky, who was ordered to jail for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples....
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Illinois residents expect quiet holiday weekend amid manhunt
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Residents and business owners in one of Illinois' most popular recreational areas say a manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an area police officer will bring a more quiet and somber Labor Day weekend than usual....
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Officials: 3 hurt in University of Arkansas machete attack
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Officials say a man with a machete injured two people during an attack in a wooded area of the University of Arkansas campus....
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Philly businesses wary, excited by prospect of papal crowds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Business owners in Philadelphia could enjoy a financial windfall from the crowds expected for the papal visit - if their employees can get to work through the security perimeters and road closures....
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20 states that subsidize horse racing with casino money
Of the 48 states with legalized gambling, 20 designate a portion of casino table game and electronic gambling machine revenues to support the horse racing industry:...
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The Latest: Funeral arrangements announced for slain officer
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):...
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2 papal parades, more passes available after ticket outcry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis' audience at his biggest Philadelphia events several blocks away, organizers Thursday announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view....
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Police: 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16, in Missouri
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County police say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion....
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Man faces charges after tweeting 'kill all the white people'
LA PLATA, Md. (AP) -- Police say a 20-year-old man has been charged after he tweeted about killing "all the white people" in a Maryland town....
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North Dakota frat probed in alleged assault, anti-gay taunts
A gay man believes his outfit of metallic red shorts and a tank top was what triggered what he said was an assault and homophobic taunting during a weekend incident at a University of North Dakota fraternity house that police are investigating....
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Thousands of gallons of oil spilled in Mississippi River
COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) -- Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday....
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Report faults VA management for construction cost overruns
AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Huge cost overruns and long delays at new VA hospitals in Colorado, Florida and Louisiana were caused by multiple design changes, mismanaged contracts or poor budget controls, according to Army Corps of Engineers reports released Thursday....
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