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Miss. probing death of infant whose parents fled
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi authorities said it could be weeks before they know what caused the death of 7-month-old Alyssa Harris, whose parents fled to Georgia after the grandfather called emergency workers to try to help the unresponsive baby....
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After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday....
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Judge allows partial release of Attica riot papers
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York judge on Thursday approved a request to allow a fuller history of the nation's bloodiest prison riot to be revealed, including a look into whether there was any cover-up by authorities....
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Christian leader: Attack not motivated by religion
LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) -- The leader of a Christian organization that operates a hospital in Afghanistan where three people were shot dead by a security guard says he does not believe the shootings were motivated by religion....
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Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings
EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee....
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Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The commander of Naval Base Point Loma says a report of an armed man on the San Diego base led to detention of a sailor who had fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets....
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Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) -- It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming....
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Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter....
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Sands 1Q profit beats predictions thanks to Macau
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Casino giant Las Vegas Sands Corp. said its first-quarter net income rose 36 percent due to a strong performance in Macau, the world's largest gambling market....
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Major oil and gas firm to list drilling chemicals
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear if others will follow suit....
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5 Things to Know about Colorado pot revenue
DENVER (AP) -- Some Colorado lawmakers want to use $3.5 million in recreational pot tax revenue to seek a matching Medicaid grant from the federal government, which considers pot illegal. Here are five things to know about the state's marijuana income:...
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Severe storms loom across central US this weekend
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South....
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Doctor: Slain Minnesota teen was intoxicated
LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) -- An 18-year-old woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota homeowner was intoxicated on cough syrup when she and her cousin broke into the man's home, a medical examiner testified Thursday at the homeowner's murder trial....
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Court filing says ship in Texas spill was speeding
HOUSTON (AP) -- The owner of a tugboat that collided with a ship last month, dumping nearly 170,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, claims in court filings the ship was speeding and being operated in a reckless manner....
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Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry....
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