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Advocates hope California's solitary settlement spreads
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Reform groups are hoping a landmark settlement to effectively end indefinite solitary confinement in California state prisons will soon spread....
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To protect killer whales, patrols keep boaters in check
SAN JUAN ISLANDS, Wash. (AP) -- Against the backdrop of rocky bluffs, a pod of orcas repeatedly jumped out of the emerald waters of the Puget Sound one recent sunny afternoon before splashing their massive black-and-white bodies back into the water....
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AP Exclusive: Records show university's response to Holmes
DENVER (AP) -- More than a month before James Holmes' rampage on a Colorado movie theater, the head of his neuroscience graduate program called a campus police officer with alarming information: Holmes had told his psychiatrist that he wanted to kill people to make up for his failure in science....
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Trial set for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State are scheduled for trial Oct. 26 after a grand jury indicted them on charges that they tried to aid the terrorist organization....
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Police in Illinois hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- Police in helicopters, with dogs and armed with rifles conducted a massive manhunt in northern Illinois into Tuesday night after an officer was fatally shot while pursuing a group of men....
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Shell president: 'Oil will be required for a long time'
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The president of Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday exploratory drilling off Alaska's northwest coast is going well despite stormy weather last week that caused the company to halt operations for a few days....
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Prosecutor: 2nd video emerges of deadly shooting by deputies
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- A second video has emerged that gives authorities a "very clear view" of a confrontation between deputies and a Texas man who had his hands raised before he was shot and killed, a prosecutor said Tuesday....
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School shooter texted 'I'm sorry' to family before killings
SEATTLE (AP) -- Minutes before a Washington state high school freshman fatally shot four friends and then himself, he sent a group text message to his family outlining his funeral wishes and apologizing to the parents of the teenagers he was about to kill....
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Missouri executes man for 15-year-old girl's 1989 killing
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) -- A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row was executed Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old girl who was waiting for a school bus....
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The Latest: Missouri executes man for girl's 1989 killing
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) -- The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):...
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The Latest: Search goes on for suspect in officer's slaying
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) -- The latest on the fatal shooting of a police officer in northern Illinois (all times local):...
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Thousands without power as Phoenix recovers from big storm
PHOENIX (AP) -- Thousands of Phoenix-area residents and businesses, including a food bank, remained without power a day after a monsoon storm knocked down trees, damaged buildings and toppled a tractor-trailer on a freeway....
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FBI raids Palm Springs City Hall in corruption probe
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- The FBI and local agents raided Palm Springs City Hall and went to the mayor's home on Tuesday as part of a corruption probe, authorities said....
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Man gets life in hammer deaths of octogenarian parents
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) -- A 54-year-old suburban Detroit man has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his 87-year-old father and 85-year-old mother to death with hammers....
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NTSB releases factual report on Seattle news chopper crash
SEATTLE (AP) -- Federal investigators have released factual findings into last year's Seattle news helicopter crash that killed two men on board and burned a third on the ground....
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