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BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year....
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Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed
HONOLULU (AP) -- Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference....
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Bombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBI
BOSTON (AP) -- Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia....
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Hundreds flee 3 California wildfires; homes burn
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A wildfire that broke out in far Northern California has burned at least 75 structures, forced the evacuation of about 1,500 residents and caused the closure of a major interstate freeway....
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New Mexico sheriff enters plea in disputed stop
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A northern New Mexico sheriff pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from an off-duty traffic stop that authorities say left a driver injured....
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U.Va. chief: 'Deep concern' for missing student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The president of the University of Virginia says the community is deeply concerned about a student who has been missing since early Saturday....
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Victim's family praying for girl in range accident
PHOENIX (AP) -- The family of an Arizona shooting-range instructor who was accidentally shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi say they're praying for her....
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Students sickened, carbon monoxide leak suspected
GIRARD, Ill. (AP) -- More than 140 Illinois middle school students and adults were sent to hospitals Monday after becoming ill because of a carbon monoxide leak caused by a faulty furnace flue, school district and fire officials said....
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Doctor convicted of killing sentenced in sex case
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- A Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife was sentenced Monday to one to 15 years in prison in a separate sexual abuse case....
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Prosecutor says Utah man shot had real sword
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A young black man who was fatally shot last week by Utah police lunged at the officers with a real sword that had a 2.5-foot steel blade, prosecutors said Monday....
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UN envoy warns Libya on brink of prolonged strife
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The top U.N. envoy in Libya is warning that rapidly deteriorating security and worsening political turmoil have brought the country to the "brink of protracted conflict and civil strife."...
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APNewsBreak: NY bid to halt Alzheimer's drug swap
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's attorney general filed a federal lawsuit Monday seeking to stop a manufacturer from discontinuing its drug widely used to treat Alzheimer's patients, arguing the company is illegally driving patients to its newer patented drug to avoid losses from cheaper generic alternatives coming out next year....
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PG&E officials removed for improper communications
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the utility's rate cases....
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Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers
The gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers outside their barracks, killing one, used a rifle and might have had formal firearms training through the military or law enforcement, authorities said Monday....
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Atlanta airport closing runway for maintenance
ATLANTA (AP) -- Officials say they're closing the northernmost runway at the world's busiest airport until mid-October for maintenance, but it shouldn't have a negative impact on passengers....
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