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San Francisco probe leading to entrapment claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The FBI used millions of dollars, liquor and cigarettes seized in other cases and more than a dozen undercover operatives in an elaborate, seven-year sting operation targeting a San Francisco Chinatown association thought to be a front for a notorious organized crime syndicate....
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Hundreds paddle out for surf icon Hobie Alter
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of surfers and rowers have honored Hobie Alter's request by paddling out in the Pacific in his memory....
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Tenn. ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental
MCEWEN, Tenn. (AP) -- A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental....
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Post-rehab, injured snowy owl released into wild
SUPERIOR, Wis. (AP) -- A rare snowy owl that was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital flew back into the wild on Saturday, after weeks of rehab in Minnesota and procedures to replace its flight feathers....
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Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday....
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Documents detail another delayed GM recall
DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents released Saturday....
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California man survives avalanche on Mount Everest
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man says he feels lucky that he survived an avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Mount Everest....
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Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart
NASHPORT, Ohio (AP) -- A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart....
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Calif. customers hit with expensive Del Taco bill
SANTA PAULA, Calif. (AP) -- What was supposed to be a cheap bite at Del Taco turned out to be small fortune for some Southern California customers....
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Va. Beach mulls arena that could lure NBA, NHL
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Beach metropolitan area is one of the largest in the country without a major professional sports team, and numerous attempts to lure one here have repeatedly left sports fans in the area disappointed....
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$14M awarded in suit linking contraceptive, stroke
CHICAGO (AP) -- A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin....
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Range showdown draws armed supporters to Nevada
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- To self-described militia members sleeping in wind-whipped tents, drinking camp coffee and patrolling rocky hillsides with military-style weapons, protecting Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his family from an overreaching federal government is a patriotic duty....
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10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways
Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:...
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Man pleads guilty in Alaska flight diversion case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 38-year-old man arrested after what was described as unruly behavior that caused a Tokyo to New York flight to be diverted to Anchorage has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew....
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Quotations in the News
"I am sorry to the people of South Korea for causing a disturbance and I bow my head in apology to the families of the victims. I gave instructions on the route, then briefly went to the bedroom when it happened." - Lee Joon-seok, 68, the captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead....
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