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Containment of raging California wildfire jumps
LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- Firefighters aided by lower temperatures and higher humidity have made progress corralling a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California....
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Manhunt underway for suspect in officer's fatal shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A manhunt was underway Monday for a suspect who police say fatally shot a Memphis officer after he interrupted a drug deal involving a small amount of marijuana that would have resulted in just a misdemeanor citation and a fine....
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Pennsylvania woman to enter plea in Chinese test-taking plot
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Chinese citizen who lives in Pennsylvania is scheduled to plead guilty to charges she took an English-language fluency test and a college entrance exam for another Chinese woman now enrolled at Virginia Tech....
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Man throws chain saws at deputy during East Texas chase
LUFKIN, Texas (AP) -- Police in Lufkin say an East Texas man is in custody after he was involved in an hour-long chase that involved eight law enforcement agencies, covered three counties and included chain saws being tossed at an officer by the fleeing driver....
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New Mexico Gov. Martinez: 'Coward' set off 2 church blasts
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is promising that the "coward" who set off explosions outside two Las Cruces churches will be caught....
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Trial to start for Charlotte officer who fatally shot man
Opening statements were scheduled Monday for the trial of a white Charlotte police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black man after he wrecked his car and was knocking on doors looking for help....
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Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement
NEW YORK (AP) -- Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state....
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Hundreds of strangers mourn Ohio girl found dead in crib
MEDINA, Ohio (AP) -- A 21-month-old girl whose decomposed body was found in her crib in an Ohio apartment is being mourned by hundreds of people who didn't know her but were moved by her story....
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Year later, AP reporter recalls origins of Ferguson movement
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- EDITOR'S NOTE - A year ago, most Americans had never heard of the St. Louis suburb called Ferguson. But after a white police officer fatally shot a black 18-year-old in the street, the name of the middle-class community became virtually a household word. From the first hours after Michael Brown's death, Associated Press reporter Jim Salter watched as a neighborhood protest launched a national movement. What follows is an excerpt of the introduction to "Deadly Force: Fa...
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Police: Woman killed in crash after 'American Idol' audition
LOWER MAKEFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- Police say one woman was killed and five others were injured in a car crash in suburban Philadelphia after attending "American Idol" auditions....
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How the AP-GfK poll on water was conducted
The Associated Press-GfK poll on water and drought was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications July 9-13. It is based on online interviews of 1,004 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel....
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Water & farmers: Things to know about AP-GfK drought poll
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds most Americans think of water as a limited resource that can be depleted if people use too much. When asked to rate priorities when water is scarce during a drought, more said agriculture should be a top or high priority over residential needs, wildlife and industry....
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AP-GfK poll: Americans favor farmers & food during drought
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- When water gets scarce and the government slaps restrictions on its use, who should be first in line at the spigot? Farmers, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll....
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Quotations in the News
"Climate change is not a problem for another generation. Not anymore." - President Barack Obama in a video posted to Facebook....
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Drivers weigh in on Uber boom in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- On a muggy summer evening, a woman stood on a midtown Manhattan street corner and switched between raising her hand for a taxi and glancing at her phone, possibly for an Uber car....
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