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Did authorities miss opportunities to prevent tragic fire?
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- City and state officials fielded years of complaints about dangerous conditions, drugs, neglected children, trash, thefts and squabbles at the illegally converted warehouse in Oakland, California, where 36 partygoers were killed in a weekend fire....
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The Latest: 2007 Times Square hotel killing goes to jury
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on the trial in a murder case surrounding a prostitute's death in a Times Square hotel, a case that became a forum for debate over the scientific validity of bite-mark evidence (all times local):...
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Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away....
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Former Oklahoma state trooper sentenced to 8 years in prison
SAPULPA, Okla. (AP) -- A former Oklahoma state trooper accused of sexually assaulting women during traffic stops was sentenced Tuesday to more than eight years in prison after pleading guilty to lesser charges....
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Air Force vet and service dog are a hit at Texas Lowe's
ABILENE, Texas (AP) -- Some customers at a Lowe's store in Texas are getting tag-team assistance from a military veteran and his service dog after both were hired to work at the store....
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Man fatally shot by police after Ohio crash was UAE citizen
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man fatally shot by a police officer after his car flipped on the Ohio Turnpike was a citizen of the United Arab Emirates and a student at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, a spokeswoman for the state attorney general's office said Tuesday....
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Utah to spend $138,000 to restore famous outlaw's cabin
CIRCLEVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wood cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it's believed to be the boyhood home of outlaw Butch Cassidy....
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Transgender student named king of Kansas school dance
DERBY, Kan. (AP) -- A 17-year-old transgender student who advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a suburban Wichita high school was named king of a winter ball after receiving the most votes from his fellow students....
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Court won't hear appeal of rabbi after wife beaten to death
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's highest court won't hear an appeal from a rabbi convicted of plotting the 1994 murder-for-hire of his wife at their home....
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Alabama opposing execution stay for condemned inmate
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The state of Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the execution of an inmate scheduled for lethal injection on Thursday....
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Authorities: 2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire
BRAZIL, Ind. (AP) -- An 18-year-old woman, a 4-month old girl and a 4-year-old boy have died in a raging house fire produced flames and heat so intense that it drove back firefighters attempting to rescue them, a fire chief said....
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The Latest: Union Pacific to examine board's crash findings
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):...
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Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter....
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Mother says slain woman was trying to rebuild her life
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend got a restraining order after a beating that left her badly bruised in a relationship marked by violence, her mother said....
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NYC touts UN benefits in new report
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The New York mayor's office is touting the benefits of hosting the United Nations headquarters with a new report examining the world body's economic impact on the city....
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