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Maine risks funding cut over food stamp policy
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Federal officials say Maine risks losing funding to administer its food stamp program unless it makes clear to recipients that having their photos placed on electronic benefit transfer cards is optional....
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Executives brave frigid Detroit night for charity
DETROIT (AP) -- Some enveloped themselves in sleeping bags. Others relied largely on layering. All were cold and at least a little uncomfortable....
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More extensive drills follow USS Miami fire
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Firefighters at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard train regularly for industrial blazes, but mandates after a huge submarine fire call for an annual drill that's more extensive than anything done before....
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Judge dismisses 2nd man charged in 1975 slaying
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A judge has dismissed the case against a second man nearly 40 years after he and two others were convicted in a 1975 Cleveland slaying....
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Worker charged in glass-in-Big Mac case wins $437K
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City has agreed to pay $437,000 to an ex-McDonald's worker who was criminally charged nearly a decade ago with slipping shards of glass into a police officer's Big Mac....
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Ex-convict charged in Indianapolis teen's death
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An ex-convict has been charged in the killing of a 15-year-old girl after DNA tests linked him to her badly burned body that was found in an Indianapolis backyard in August, a prosecutor said Friday....
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Package from Florida State shooter found in Texas
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The first of several packages mailed by a man who shot three people at a Florida State University library was delivered in Texas, a law enforcement official said Friday....
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Police identify 3 kids shot in New Jersey home
TABERNACLE, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey State Police have identified the three children shot in a southern New Jersey home along with their mother....
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Los Angeles-area storm triggers foothill mudslides
GLENDORA, Calif. (AP) -- Rare Southern California rains have triggered mudslides in an area of the Los Angeles-area foothills scorched bare by a wildfire earlier this year....
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Mom who drove van of kids charged again in chase
TAOS, N.M. (AP) -- New charges have been filed against a Tennessee woman in a chaotic 2013 traffic stop and chase during which a New Mexico State Police officer fired shots at her minivan full of children....
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As snow ends, roof collapses, floods are concerns
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A snowfall that brought huge drifts and closed roads in the Buffalo area finally ended Friday, yet residents still couldn't breathe easy, as the looming threat of rain and higher temperatures through the weekend and beyond raised the possibility of floods and more roofs collapsing under the heavy loads....
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Service set to honor slain Indiana aid worker
FISHERS, Ind. (AP) -- The Indiana aid worker who was killed by Islamic State militants is to be remembered in three public services....
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NYC borough officials boycotting bridge's 50th anniversary
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in New York City is 50 years old but not everyone is celebrating....
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3 face hearing in slaying of French street artist
DETROIT (AP) -- Three young people charged in the robbery and killing of a French street artist whose body was found in the ruins of an abandoned Detroit public housing project are due in court....
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Michael Brown's dad urges peace in online video
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The father of Michael Brown is making a plea for peace, regardless of whether the grand jury decides to charge the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot his unarmed son....
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