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Wildfire forces evacuation of small town in Washington
ROOSEVELT, Wash. (AP) -- A fast-moving wildfire has forced the evacuation of an entire small town in southern Washington state, authorities said....
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Hiroshima bombing order offers glimpse into fateful day
BOSTON (AP) -- It's just a few cryptic notations on a badly yellowed sheet of paper, but it changed the course of world history....
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Q&A on Blagojevich: What's next after request for rehearing
CHICAGO (AP) -- Imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear his appeal. A three-judge panel of the court in July threw out five of 18 corruption counts and ordered that the Chicago Democrat be resentenced. But if the full court rehears the case and tosses more counts, Blagojevich's chances of shaving significant time off his 14-year prison term would improve....
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Winning cities in Bloomberg Philanthropies' data contest
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced the first eight winners Wednesday in a competition that will provide 100 mid-sized U.S. cities with $42 million worth of expert help to make data more accessible and useful to citizens and officials. The first winners are:...
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8 cities win open-data contest from ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jackson, Mississippi, and Mesa, Arizona, aim to make troves of data about city operations available online for the first time. Tulsa, Oklahoma, plans to make its data releases more useful for the public. Seattle wants to use contract data to help ensure vendors deliver on their promises....
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Triple homicide investigated as ritualistic killing
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- A triple homicide in Florida is being investigated as a possible ritualistic killing connected to the recent blue moon, a sheriff said Tuesday....
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The Latest: California wildfire 20 percent contained
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):...
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Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot
MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) -- A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest freshwater lake on Tuesday as an erratic, week-old wildfire that has wiped out dozens of buildings continued to threaten nearly 7,000 more....
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Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) -- It's unclear why after a widespread warning of impending severe weather a circus put on its planned show in a tent that ended up collapsing in a storm, killing a spectator and his 8-year-old daughter, the state fire marshal said Tuesday....
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Truck crash ties up New Jersey Turnpike for hours; 1 dead
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A dump truck crashed into an overpass on one of the nation's busiest toll roads on Tuesday, killing one person, sparking a fire and causing a miles-long traffic standstill that lasted for hours....
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The Latest: New Jersey Turnpike reopens after fatal accident
LINDEN, N.J. (AP) -- The latest in the New Jersey Turnpike truck accident (all times local):...
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Attorney: FBI accused San Francisco mayor of taking bribes
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's mayor was accused by the FBI of taking bribes in exchange for favors, attorneys for a defendant in an organized crime case centered on San Francisco's Chinatown said Tuesday....
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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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2 arrested after boy home alone hides in closet, calls 911
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- A 12-year-old Scottsdale boy home alone hid in a closet and tried to stay calm while two men began breaking into the residence, according to 911 audio released Tuesday....
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Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. Still, friends say he avoided confrontation whenever possible, and dedicated his life to protecting others....
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