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Slain trooper eulogized as 'impeccable' officer
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Cpl. Bryon Dickson was an impeccable officer who put his family first, friends and colleagues said Thursday at the slain state police trooper's funeral as a manhunt for his killer continued 40 miles away....
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Federal appeals judge: Argentina's bullying a bank
NEW YORK (AP) -- Judges on a federal appeals panel in New York say they suspect Argentina has gone rogue, ignoring court orders and bullying a U.S. bank to try to prevent it from obeying a court order....
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Salmon numbers jump at central Idaho mountain lake
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- More endangered sockeye salmon have made the 900-mile journey from the Pacific Ocean to central Idaho's high-elevation Redfish Lake this fall than in any previous year going back nearly six decades....
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UN chief calls for about $1 billion to fight Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says the number of Ebola cases is doubling every three weeks and is calling for a 20-fold increase in aid totaling almost $1 billion to tackle the virus's worst-ever outbreak over the next six months....
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Man arrested in fast-growing California wildfire
CAMINO, Calif. (AP) -- A man has been charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday....
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Group aims to redo neglected site on National Mall
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lakeside gardens, model boats and fine dining overlooking the nation's monuments could one day redefine a site on the National Mall that has languished for years with fetid water, dying fish and crumbling walkways....
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Texas sheriff's deputy missing during flooding
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff's deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged by floodwaters....
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Dog found in Oregon heading back to Pennsylvania
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Gidget is going back to Pennsylvania....
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Mississippi officers searching for 4 missing girls
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi authorities were searching Thursday for four young girls last seen with their mother and stepfather who are charged with mistreating the children....
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Kristin Gazlay named AP's top stories director
NEW YORK (AP) -- Kristin Gazlay, an editor who has held major leadership positions at The Associated Press over a career extending more than three decades, has been appointed the news service's director of top stories, Senior Managing Editor Michael Oreskes announced Thursday....
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Bill seeks fairer treatment for black lung victims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sens. Jay Rockefeller and Bob Casey unveiled legislation Thursday aimed at ensuring fairer treatment for coal miners with black lung disease who are pursuing benefits claims....
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Judge doubts Oklahoma ready for Nov. 13 execution
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A federal judge said Thursday he is concerned Oklahoma will not be able to implement new guidelines and training for executions before three inmates are scheduled to die this fall....
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Range Resources to pay $4M drilling waste fine
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Energy company Range Resources has agreed to pay a $4.15 million fine for problems at a western Pennsylvania site that handled natural gas drilling waste. It's the largest penalty the state has ever imposed on the shale gas industry....
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Tropical storm spares Arizona's metro areas
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- A tropical weather system that sent Arizona residents frantically stocking up on sandbags spared the state's metro areas of any major rainfall, and residents went about their business Thursday amid dry streets and sunny skies....
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Maui girl dies in locked car with no door handles
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) -- Maui police say a 4-year-old girl has died after she apparently accidentally locked herself inside a car with no inside door handles....
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