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San Jose mayor admits failures in flood evacuation order
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- The mayor of San Jose acknowledged that the city failed to properly notify residents to evacuate during a flood emergency early Wednesday when some people said they got their first notice by seeing firefighters in boats in the neighborhood....
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Colorado town's ban on topless women put on hold by judge
DENVER (AP) -- A Colorado judge has put on hold a college town's law against women going topless....
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Federal trial over Michael Brown's death pushed back to 2018
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal trial involving a lawsuit that Michael Brown's parents filed over his 2014 police shooting death in Ferguson, Missouri, now won't happen until at least next year, though a judge is giving both sides time to resolve the matter out of court....
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Man convicted of throwing baby son off bridge to his death
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- A man charged with throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death was convicted of murder on Wednesday....
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Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to l...
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to leave North Dakota camp....
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Islamic group sues city over use of mosque's rooms, offices
VINELAND, N.J. (AP) -- An Islamic organization has filed a discrimination lawsuit against a New Jersey city, claiming its actions are preventing the full use of a mosque....
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Sheriff: Naked man in tree says he was looking for dog
BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) -- A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down from a cable....
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The Latest: Pipeline camp deadline passes without arrests
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on plans to close a protest encampment near the Dakota Access pipeline construction site in North Dakota (all times local):...
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Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents....
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LePage asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again'
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument and give back the land that was donated for it....
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Support pours in for damaged Jewish cemetery near St. Louis
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A suburban St. Louis Jewish cemetery badly damaged by vandals is getting a show of support from cleanup volunteers, well-wishers and financial contributors from across many faiths....
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Man who shot up Maryland hotel room gets 15 years in prison
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- A man who shot up his hotel room in a hallucinatory, drug-induced panic, sending bullets through occupied rooms nearby, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison by a judge who told him, "You are a dangerous person."...
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Mexican woman tied to Kansas gun killing deported
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported....
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2 Amish men dump horse-poop lawsuit against Kentucky city
AUBURN, Ky. (AP) -- Two Amish men from Kentucky who sued the city of Auburn's mayor and police chief over an ordinance requiring horses to wear excrement-catching bags within city limits have voluntarily dismissed their federal lawsuit....
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Alabama prosecutors oppose relocating officer's murder trial
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The murder trial of an Alabama police officer should be held in the city where the shooting occurred, prosecutors argued in a Tuesday court filing opposing defense efforts to move the high-profile trial elsewhere....
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