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2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor's race in which all four Republican candidates are pledging an aggressive law-and-order approach....
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Erotic massage parlors reflect trend, raising concerns
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Some massage parlors in Virginia's Hampton Roads region are selling sexual favors, raising concerns about prostitution and human trafficking....
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Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia's sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave....
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Aug. sentencing for couple who planned to join Islamic State
ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge has scheduled sentencing next month for a Mississippi couple who pleaded guilty to planning to travel to Syria and join the Islamic State group....
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Deputies: Lost wallet leads to 3 drug possession arrests
HOUMA, La. (AP) -- South Louisiana authorities say a lost wallet landed three Utah men in jail on drug charges....
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Correction: Police Shootings-White Sympathy story
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- In a story July 23 about white sympathy for black civil rights issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the involvement of Ohio mother Lisa Vahey. She is seeking changes at her daughter's high school, not her son's....
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Georgia news anchor falls to death from NC waterfall
LAKE TOXAWAY, N.C. (AP) -- Officials say a Georgia news anchor fell about 160 feet to her death after being swept over the top of a North Carolina waterfall....
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The Latest: Police chief joins officers at Sanders rally
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local):...
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Gas prices drop 7 cents to $2.22 a gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of gasoline has dropped 7 cents over the past three weeks to $2.22 a gallon for regular grade....
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'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Flames raced down a rugged hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and warnings that more communities should be ready to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday....
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The Latest: Fire evacuation orders stay in place amid winds
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):...
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Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unnamed source....
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Al Gore's daughter due in court after June pipeline protest
BOSTON (AP) -- Former Vice President Al Gore's daughter and other activists are due in court after being arrested during a natural gas pipeline protest in Boston....
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Bus crash in Maryland sends 17 to hospital
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A bus carrying 26 people in Maryland has veered off a road, sending 17 passengers to area hospitals with minor injuries....
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Police: Death of child left in hot car apparently accident
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a 4-year-old Pennsylvania girl who was left in a car for hours on a hot day apparently was an accident, although negligence may have been involved....
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