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Measles outbreak with Disney park origins grows to 95 cases
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A measles outbreak whose spread originated at Disneyland has grown to 95 cases....
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Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy
DENVER (AP) -- The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter....
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Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history was scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday after two years on the run....
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Balloon crew draws closer to North America
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- The pilots of a helium-filled balloon on a daring flight across the Pacific Ocean drew closer to North America as they attempt to break two world records....
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Utah family's deaths followed mom's obsession with murderer
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and claimed God told them to kill their sister-in-law and her baby after she resisted her husband's entry into a radical polygamous group....
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Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress pushes for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline - a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month....
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Quotations in the News
"If confirmed as attorney general, I would be myself. I would be Loretta Lynch." - Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, facing skeptical questioning during her Senate confirmation hearing....
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Police barracks ambush suspect due to enter plea
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush is expected to enter a plea of not guilty....
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Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity
DETROIT (AP) -- Chris Mathews' crew showed up this month to demolish one of the thousands of vacant homes destined for demolition as part of Detroit's grand plan to bulldoze its way to prosperity when a call from his office stopped them in their tracks: Someone was living there....
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Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court....
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Venezuelan hedge fund manager to be sentenced in huge fraud
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Nearly four years after he confessed to running a massive fraud scheme, a former hedge fund manager is expected to be sentenced in a Connecticut case that had its biggest fallout in Venezuela, where the state oil company had hundreds of millions of dollars invested with the disgraced financier....
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4-alarm fire in San Francisco building kills 1, injures 6
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Fire officials say one person is dead and at least six people have been injured in a massive, four-alarm fire at a residential building in San Francisco's Mission District....
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Fed sees strengthening economy but stays 'patient' on rates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Reserve's outlook for the U.S. economy is steadily brightening. Yet the Fed will be "patient" in raising interest rates from record lows....
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Top US colleges push for more diverse students from China
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Yupei Guo does not fit the mold of the traditional Ivy League student from China: Her journalist parents are neither rich nor members of the governing elite....
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Transfer station readies for reopening amid stalled lava
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county....
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