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Quake is major test for hard-luck California city
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) -- The historic blue-collar town of Vallejo is a short distance but a far cry from the touristy Napa Valley vineyards and quaint towns. So when Sunday's earthquake struck, the damage to the wine industry took center stage and the rubble in Vallejo got scant attention....
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Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him. His mother, who later called it the worst night of her life, couldn't get to him....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Southern California prepares as big waves brew
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing....
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APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards....
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Journalist killing highlights role of freelancers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria, the title "freelance journalist."...
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Former Va. governor wraps up his trial testimony
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's public corruption trial is winding down in federal court in Richmond....
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AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) -- An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said....
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Mother of newborn baby found in trash arrested
KEARNS, Utah (AP) -- A Utah woman accused of dumping her day-old baby in a neighbor's trash can told police she was afraid to tell her parents about the pregnancy and hoped the newborn's death would solve her problems, a probable cause statement shows....
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Authorities: Man who shot 7 is 'serial killer'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A man who authorities are now calling a serial killer opened fire on Los Angeles-area streets for five straight days until he was finally arrested, police said....
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Longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer dies at 86
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- George Barrett, a longtime Tennessee civil rights lawyer known for handling a case that ultimately desegregated the state's public colleges and universities, has died. He was 86....
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In wake of Ferguson, police try to build trust
DALLAS (AP) -- In the aftermath of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, some police departments are renewing efforts to reach out to black communities to build trust - holding public meetings, fielding questions and letting people voice the anger they feel toward officers who patrol their neighborhoods....
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Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US
BOSTON (AP) -- Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said....
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3 charged with attempted murder of policeman
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- Prosecutors say three men have been charged in California with the attempted murder of a policeman even though they didn't pull the trigger....
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Health care deal in West Coast dockworker contract
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- West Coast dockworkers and their employers say they have reached a tentative agreement on the difficult issue of health care, a major hurdle in contract negotiations at the ports that are vital to U.S. trade....
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