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Northern California wildfire contained after jumping line
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Fire crews stopped the progress of a fire that jumped a containment line east of California's Napa Valley, prompting the mandatory evacuation of more than 200 people from their homes....
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New video shows more of Sandra Bland's time in Texas jail
HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in a Texas jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she didn't die in her cell but rather was dead before arriving....
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Man accused in lion death says he thought hunt was legal
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal....
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New York prison worker got 'caught up' in escape plot
PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) -- A prison worker who got "caught up in the fantasy" of a prison escape planned by two killers told investigators she performed sex acts with one man and took naked photos of herself for the other....
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Dispatcher tells 911 caller, 'deal with it yourself'
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A New Mexico dispatcher has resigned after telling a panicked 911 caller who was trying to save the life of a shooting victim to "deal with it yourself."...
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Immigrants, poor fish for their dinner, unaware of mercury
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- It's midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay's feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River....
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Fed is likely to delay 1st rate hike in 9 years a bit longer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve is moving toward raising interest rates from record lows - just not likely yet....
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Russian veto expected as Security Council votes on MH17
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia on Wednesday is expected to veto a U.N. Security Council resolution to set up an international criminal court to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine a year ago....
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Baby giraffe dies at Dallas Zoo in accident
DALLAS (AP) -- A baby giraffe whose birth at the Dallas Zoo was viewed live on the Internet worldwide has died in an accident....
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Magnitude-6.3 quake felt by some in Anchorage, Kodiak
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken southern Alaska and was felt by some people in Anchorage and Kodiak....
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8 children hurt, 2 critical, by falling tree in California
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -- A huge, ancient pine tree uprooted and fell onto kids at a summer day camp Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically, fire officials said....
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Colorado board's history class review leads to recall effort
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) -- Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism turned in signatures Tuesday to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push....
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Holmes' father says he worried when son stopped calling
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- The father of Colorado theater gunman James Holmes said he never suspected his son was mentally ill before the 2012 attack, but he and his wife became increasingly concerned about him when he stopped returning their phone calls....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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UN says it could help 3 million in Yemen if a pause holds
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The latest attempt at a humanitarian pause in Yemen "has not been respected by any party to the conflict," the U.N. humanitarian chief said Tuesday, adding that a plan to reach 3 million Yemenis with aid is ready to go if only the fighting would stop....
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