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Beretta: Gun law forcing move out of Maryland
ACCOKEEK, Md. (AP) -- Beretta U.S.A. announced Tuesday that company concerns over a strict gun-control law enacted in Maryland last year have made it necessary to move its weapons making out of the state to Tennessee....
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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Firefighters were making progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding....
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Searchers: Last body found after deadly landslide
SEATTLE (AP) -- Searchers on Tuesday pulled what they believe was the last missing body from debris left by a landslide in Washington state that researchers said heavy rainfall likely played a key role in triggering....
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Woman convicted of starving 10-year-old stepson
DALLAS (AP) -- A North Texas jury took less than an hour to find a woman guilty Tuesday in the 2011 starvation death of her 10-year-old stepson....
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New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks
BOSTON (AP) -- A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the investigation said Tuesday....
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Board puts soda tax before San Francisco voters
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco voters will be asked this fall to approve a 2-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks sold in the city....
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Gulf oil spill: Ex-BP engineer's retrial postponed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The August retrial of a former BP engineer accused of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has been postponed while an appeals court decides whether a judge was right to throw out his earlier conviction....
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Judge ponders overturning state gay marriage ban
DENVER (AP) -- Gay couples seeking to strike Colorado's same-sex marriage ban urged a federal judge Tuesday to overturn the law immediately and reject the state's request to stay a ruling until the U.S. Supreme Court decides the matter....
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General: Guard to take observation role at border
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday....
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Southwest, South score low on child-welfare index
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child-welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve....
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New York police eye retraining after custody death
NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Police Department will revamp its training on the use of force amid outrage over the custody death of a man suspected of selling untaxed cigarettes, officials said Tuesday....
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Man charged in Oklahoma with child abuse in Kenya
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma man has been charged with sexually abusing boys and girls while volunteering at an organization in Kenya that assists neglected children....
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Bomb talk suspect to plead to immigration charge
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- A Moroccan man in Connecticut who authorities say expressed interest in using remote-controlled toy airplanes to bomb a school and a federal building is expected to plead guilty to an immigration charge....
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Trial date set in Colorado theater shooting case
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Defense attorneys in the Colorado theater shooting case are asking for more time before the trial to interview the psychiatrist and others involved in defendant James Holmes' first sanity evaluation....
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Suspect arrested in bomb scare on Louisiana campus
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- A man arrested for phoning in a fake bomb scare that led to the evacuation of a 15-acre university campus last week unsuccessfully attempted to rob a bank the same day, authorities said Tuesday....
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