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California eyes $500 billion in water spending
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top water officials said....
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Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured
A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said....
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Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded....
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Man charged with murder in SWAT officer shooting
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member was charged with murder Thursday in the killing of a Pomona SWAT officer during a crackdown on the group....
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Arias judge bars public from witness' testimony
PHOENIX (AP) -- The judge in the Jodi Arias trial took the highly unusual step Thursday of barring the public from watching the first witness called by the convicted murderer's legal team as she fights to be spared the death penalty....
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AP asks for accounting of fake FBI news stories
SEATTLE (AP) -- Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy and The Associated Press sent separate letters to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday expressing concerns that the FBI faked an AP story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007. The AP also asked the Justice Department to account for other times it has posed as a media organization in an investigation....
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2 Louisiana children killed walking to school
BREAUX BRIDGE, La. (AP) -- Louisiana State Police say two teenage girls were killed and a third was seriously injured when a pickup truck hit them while they walked to school....
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Defense asks for new judge in Iraq war crime case
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) -- Defense lawyers called a military judge biased and unfair on Thursday and asked him to remove himself from the case of a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case....
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Sleuths have new hope in search for Earhart plane
OXFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia group trying to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery has new reason to think a piece of aluminum found on a Pacific atoll came from her lost plane....
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DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say man wanted in ambush that killed 1 Pennsylvania trooper, injured 1 is captured....
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Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles around Wichita....
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New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary
NEW YORK (AP) -- Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time....
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Outburst disrupts former college official's trial
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania state university administrator testified during a federal civil rights trial Thursday that he didn't sexually harass or assault students, prompting one of the plaintiffs to rise from his seat and shout: "Don't lie!"...
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Suspect arrested in taunting of California officer
MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested the motorcycle rider suspected of filming and waving off a California Highway Patrol officer who was trying to stop him and other riders doing stunts on a highway....
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Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case
CHICAGO (AP) -- A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible....
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