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Mother of Ukraine pilot jailed in Russia seeks global help
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The mother of a Ukrainian helicopter pilot imprisoned in Russia is on a global campaign seeking support from world leaders to pressure President Vladimir Putin to free her daughter....
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Sheriff disputes utility account of what caused explosion
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A California sheriff on Monday disputed an account by the state's largest utility that suggests a county worker using heavy equipment ruptured a gas pipeline and triggered an explosion last week that injured 11 people....
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Wife of ex-Virginia governor: Corruption trial was unfair
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell's legal team said in court filings Monday that her convictions on several public corruption charges are based on an overly broad definition of bribery and that she did not receive a fair trial owing to mistakes by the presiding federal judge....
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Hong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China's market regulator....
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Judge halts worker's comp claim for Ebola nurse Nina Pham
DALLAS (AP) -- A Texas district judge on Monday put on hold a hospital operator's efforts to seek a worker's compensation claim for a nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for the first U.S. patient to succumb to the deadly disease....
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Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened....
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Spokesman: Alabama woman left to join Islamic State group
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama on Monday said their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited via the Internet....
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Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) -- Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria....
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Woman who designed "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The woman who came up with a neon sign that has welcomed countless visitors to "fabulous Las Vegas" since 1959 has died....
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Water pricing to spur conservation ruled unconstitutional
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An Orange County appeals court ruled Monday that San Juan Capistrano's tiered water rates are unconstitutional, potentially dealing a blow to agencies statewide that have used the pricing structure to encourage water conservation....
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Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred....
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University of Colorado opens campus for 4/20 pot celebration
DENVER (AP) -- The University of Colorado in Boulder was open to the public on 4/20, the unofficial pot holiday, for the first time in four years on Monday....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:...
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Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday....
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Family spokesman: Alabama woman joins Islamic State in Syria
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- A spokesman for a Muslim couple in Alabama says their 20-year-old daughter fled a Birmingham suburb to join Islamic State militants in Syria after being recruited on the Internet....
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