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Suspect arrested in bomb scare on Louisiana campus
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- A man arrested in connection with the bomb threat that closed the University of Louisiana-Lafayette on July 16 also is a suspect in an attempted bank robbery that same day, authorities said Tuesday....
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Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control....
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Appeals court in Va. upholds health care subsidies
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A federal appeals court in Virginia has upheld tax subsidies for low- and middle-income people who buy insurance under the Obama administration's health care reform law....
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Massive Williston fire causes flight cancellations
WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) -- A manager at Williston's airport says all flights in and out of the oil patch town have been canceled because of smoke at the scene of a massive fire....
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Colorado's gay marriage ban heads to federal court
DENVER (AP) -- Attorneys for six gay couples seeking to overturn Colorado's same-sex marriage ban will make their case before a federal judge in Denver Tuesday, hoping to add to the favorable court rulings nationwide that have given momentum to their cause....
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Judge nixes lawsuit over Empire State Building IPO
NEW YORK (AP) -- A judge says thousands of onetime investors in the Empire State Building can't sue over their claims they were shortchanged by the deal that turned the iconic skyscraper into a public stock....
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Man accused of enslaving woman to be sentenced
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in northeast Ohio could receive life in prison when he's sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Youngstown....
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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Federal appeals court in Virginia rules in Obama administration's favor on health subsidies....
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After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use of force and inadequate accountability....
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UN chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his "hope and belief" that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel "in the very near future."...
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Kyle attorney: No proof by Ventura of defamation
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A lawyer for the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle asked a jury Tuesday to reject a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura....
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Hunt on for large, exotic snake in New Jersey lake
JEFFERSON, N.J. (AP) -- Traps have been set amid reports of a large exotic snake that animal control officers and a private reptile expert have been hunting for in New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong (hoh-PAHT'-cong)....
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Real estate heir charged for urinating on candy
HOUSTON (AP) -- A New York City real estate heir who admitted killing his neighbor in Texas a decade ago is facing a new charge in Houston - that he urinated on candy at a drug store....
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Chinese woman in seed corn case released on bond
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A Chinese woman charged as part of what federal prosecutors say was a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies is free on bond....
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Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect jailed while awaiting extradition to Germany has been granted bail after being hospitalized....
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