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Prosecutor may release audio of Brown grand jury
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A prosecutor says he'll immediately release transcripts and audio recordings of a grand jury investigation into the death of Michael Brown if the panel doesn't indict the suburban St. Louis police officer who shot him....
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46 years later, owner to get stolen Jaguar back
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Forty-six years after the first really nice car Ivan Schneider ever owned disappeared from in front of his New York City building, the Jaguar convertible is coming home....
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Officials: Wildfire destroyed, damaged 200 homes
WEED, Calif. (AP) -- Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 when flames swept through the small Northern California town of Weed....
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Sheriff: Burned armpit hair led to Idaho car crash
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A car full of teenagers crashed in Idaho after one of the passengers lit the driver's armpit hair on fire with a lighter, authorities said Wednesday....
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Texas executes woman for starvation of boy, 9
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- A Texas woman convicted of the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening....
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Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US
BURNHAM, Maine (AP) -- Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A....
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Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks....
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Emanuel wants no more signs as large as Trump's
CHICAGO (AP) -- Months after the installation by Donald Trump of 20-foot-tall letters spelling out his last name on the side of one of the city's tallest skyscrapers, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing an ordinance that would make sure nobody else can do the same....
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Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways....
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Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil wealth savings account - a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier....
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Principal resigns post after Wyoming hazing skit
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) -- A skit at a Wyoming high school in which new staff members were hazed with sexually suggestive words and actions has resulted in disciplinary action against some employees and the resignation of the principal....
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Eisenhower Memorial panel considers Gehry's design
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall honoring the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower considered whether to move forward Wednesday with a famed architect's design after years of controversy surrounding the project....
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Contractor gets 7 years in military secrets case
HONOLULU (AP) -- A former civilian defense contractor working at the U.S. military's Pacific headquarters was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison on Wednesday for divulging military secrets to his Chinese girlfriend and keeping classified documents at his Honolulu home....
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Prosecutors unite nationwide to fight gun violence
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Top prosecutors in the nation's two largest cities are rallying their colleagues across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence....
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Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona....
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