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The Latest: Sheriff offers 'no opinion' on pipeline decision
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- The Latest on the Dakota Access pipeline protest (all times local):...
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Ex-tenant: Oakland warehouse was often frigid, lacked water
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack says she didn't know the converted Oakland warehouse known as the "Ghost Ship" was an illegal residence until after she moved in, when she was instructed to tell visitors it was a 24-hour workspace for artists....
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Warehouse fire death toll climbs to 33, and includes teens
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The death toll from a fire that tore through a warehouse hosting a late-night dance party climbed to 33 on Sunday as firefighters painstakingly combed through rubble for others believed to still be missing....
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Federal government blocks Dakota Access oil pipeline route
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe's water source and cultural sites....
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Officials say those killed in Oakland fire ranged in age from teenagers to 30-plus years o...
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say those killed in Oakland fire ranged in age from teenagers to 30-plus years old....
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Plane landing gear collapses on landing in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Authorities say everyone was safely evacuated from a United Express plane after its nose gear collapsed when it landed at San Antonio International Airport....
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More private college presidents top $2M in pay, study finds
BOSTON (AP) -- A new study finds that eight private colleges paid their presidents more than $2 million in 2014, the most ever to hit that mark....
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Cuban exiles see only a glimmer of hope in Castro's funeral
MIAMI (AP) -- In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor optimism for immediate change, but was a glimmer of hope for democracy in Cuba....
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Teen used app to share plan for grandfather's hatchet death
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina authorities say a teenager charged with killing his grandfather with a hatchet discussed the crime in advance with a still-unidentified person on a cellphone communications app....
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Former tenant: Oakland warehouse was unsafe makeshift space
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Shelley Mack, a one-time tenant of the converted warehouse dubbed the "Ghost Ship" found the rental in an ad on Facebook. She paid about $700 a month in rent, along with a security deposit of the same amount and a one-time contribution of about $700 to a fund meant to go toward improvements. She said none were ever made....
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Plans to restore NASA mission control room remain in limbo
HOUSTON (AP) -- Plans to restore the NASA mission control room that served as the nerve center for the Apollo missions, when man first reached the moon, have been discussed for more than 20 years, but its restoration and preservation remain in limbo with no set date for work to begin....
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A look at key figures in the Will Smith case
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Trial begins Monday for Cardell Hayes, 29, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the April shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. A look at some of the key figures in the case:...
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Woman charged after video showing cat thrown from 3rd floor
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey woman has been charged with animal cruelty after someone posted a video of her throwing a cat out of a third-story window on social media....
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Officials: 3 remain hospitalized after West Texas bus wreck
BIG SPRING, Texas (AP) -- Authorities say a West Texas high school cheerleader sponsor and two cheerleaders remain hospitalized after a semitrailer hit their bus in a crash that killed another cheerleader sponsor....
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US gas prices hold steady despite production cut
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of regular grade gasoline is unchanged nationally over the last two weeks, holding steady at $2.20 a gallon....
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