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California adopts olive-oil labeling standards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to prove their product really is extra-virgin olive oil if the label on the bottle says so....
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Hunt for Va. student leads to search warrants
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Police searching for a University of Virginia student who disappeared nearly a week ago searched a vehicle and an apartment Friday as they pursued a new "person of interest."...
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Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers tracks the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement....
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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others Friday in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths....
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Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Federal officials who oversee a program that guarantees jail time for immigrants caught crossing the border illegally have refused to provide information about the program's status in Yuma, Arizona....
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Retardant record set on massive California fire
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection has set an agency record for the amount of retardant dropped on a wildfire in a single day....
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Maine court dismisses do-not-resuscitate appeal
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The state supreme court has dismissed a mother's appeal of a court-approved do-not-resuscitate decision for her brain-damaged baby, saying the matter is moot now that the state has agreed to abide by the mother's wishes....
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Jurors to see Iowa prison's graphic films at trial
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa prison's practice of showing male inmates sexually graphic movies is the focus of a trial beginning next week in which a female officer will argue the images encouraged them to harass and threaten her....
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Coroner: No crime in fetus found in freezer case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The coroner in Las Vegas says no crime was committed by a woman who kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year....
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UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its supporters....
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Lawyer to ask feds to probe Utah police shooting
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An attorney for the family of a black man who was fatally shot by Utah police says he is going to ask the Department of Justice and FBI to investigate the shooting and reports of racial discrimination in the city where it occurred....
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Texas backs off idea of booze sales at gun shows
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- After hundreds of negative responses, Texas officials appear to be backing off a plan to allow alcohol to be sold at some gun shows, which would have come with strict conditions....
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Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush....
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At Highland Games, revelers split on Scottish vote
LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) -- The head of the St. Andrew's Society of New Hampshire said his heart wanted to see Scottish voters choose independence Thursday, but his head knew remaining in the United Kingdom was the wiser choice....
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Police: Man impersonated retired cop for 2 decades
OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) -- A funeral home worker was arrested in Washington state after police said he pretended to be a retired officer for two decades and recently intervened in a fight....
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