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Wildfire near Yosemite ebbs, some evacuees return
OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) -- A wildfire that gave a scare to a community near Yosemite National Park after whose early surges has been tamed by firefighters, and some of the more than 1,000 people who evacuated their homes have returned....
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American journalist killed in Syria aware of risks
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Journalist James Foley had worked in a number of conflict zones in the Middle East, but the danger didn't stop him from doing the job he loved....
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Floods force dramatic rescues in Phoenix area
PHOENIX (AP) -- Workers at a farm saw hundreds of cactuses sweep away in a flood. Drivers on Arizona's main north-south freeway watched in shock as muddy waters submerged the road. Rescuers across the state rushed to save people trapped in cars and homes....
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In 3 deadly NYC jail beatings, no criminal charges
NEW YORK (AP) -- Agitated and hallucinating from alcohol and heroin withdrawal, inmate Angel Ramirez took a swing at a jail guard and missed....
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Governor won't seek removal of county prosecutor
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that he would not seek the removal of the county prosecutor overseeing the investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, which has sparked more than a week of nightly clashes between protesters and police....
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Official: 4 of 6 child hostages freed in Harvey
HARVEY, Ill. (AP) -- Negotiators worked late into the evening Tuesday in an effort to convince two men barricaded in a home in the southern Chicago suburb of Harvey to end their standoff with police and release the last of six children and two adults they took hostage....
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Prison company pays $8 million in back wages
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday....
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Macy's to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The retailer Macy's has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan's Herald Square....
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Prosecutor: Gunman, others dead after shooting
COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- A gunman lured his father to a remote Oregon campsite and killed him, then drove to a beach where he shot five cars in a parking lot, killing a Michigan camper who was sleeping in his vehicle, a prosecutor said Tuesday. The gunman then killed himself....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Lawyer: Man shot trespasser he thought pointed gun
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A 73-year-old former schoolteacher facing a murder charge in the death of an unarmed trespasser should have his $2 million bail reduced dramatically because he poses no flight risk and opened fire in self-defense when he thought the man pointed a gun at him, his new defense attorney said....
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Grand jury could hear case against police officer
CHICAGO (AP) -- A Missouri grand jury could begin hearing evidence as soon as Wednesday to determine whether any charges should be filed against the white suburban police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown....
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Lucrative Grand Canyon contract up for bid again
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A lucrative contract to operate some of the most iconic lodging and food locations at the Grand Canyon has been reopened for bidding in a process that will bring changes affecting the millions of people who visit the landmark each year....
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Expert: DNA evidence links suspect to killing
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- DNA evidence taken from the clothing and body of Carol Alford a quarter-century after her death linked her slaying to a serial killing suspect with such certainty that no other person on Earth could have deposited the cells, an expert testified Tuesday....
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Police: Sikh man called a terrorist, is mowed down
NEW YORK (AP) -- A 55-year-old New York man accused of mowing down a Sikh man with his pickup truck after calling him a terrorist has been arrested on hate charges....
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