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As oil prices fall, Alaska governor halts project spending
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- With oil prices dropping, Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has halted new spending on six high-profile projects, pending further review....
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Arizona police officer killed; suspect dead
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- A northern Arizona police officer killed over the weekend was shot repeatedly at close range by a domestic violence suspect after calmly asking the man if he could pat him down for any weapons, authorities said Sunday....
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Lava moves another 10 yards toward Hawaii marketplace
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Lava from a volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has moved another 10 yards toward a shopping center since Saturday afternoon....
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Spokesman: George H.W. Bush to remain in hospital
HOUSTON (AP) -- A spokesman for George H.W. Bush says that the former president will remain in a Houston hospital for now but that news of a "possible discharge" could come soon....
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Woman to plead guilty in Texas DA murder case
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) -- The estranged wife of a former justice of the peace in North Texas is expected to plead guilty to murder in connection with the 2013 slayings of a district attorney, his wife and a top prosecutor....
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5 dead in apartment building fire near San Antonio
CASTLE HILLS, Texas (AP) -- Five people died Sunday after a fire broke out at a senior-living apartment building in the San Antonio suburb of Castle Hills, authorities said....
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Widespread problems on Rikers Island tough to fix
NEW YORK (AP) -- Victor Woods shook uncontrollably, his body wracked by convulsions, as fellow inmates held him in their arms and shouted for help....
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President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 9
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) -- How President Barack Obama spent the ninth day of his family's holiday vacation in Hawaii on Saturday:...
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Police boss: Less rhetoric, more dialogue needed
NEW YORK (AP) -- A day after the funeral of one of two police officers gunned down in their patrol car, the city's police commissioner called Sunday for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect....
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Great white shark bites Central California surfer
LOS OSOS, Calif. (AP) -- A man in his 50s surfing on the Central California coast survived an attack Sunday by a juvenile great white shark, state officials said....
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Plane makes emergency landing in Pennsylvania
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A plane traveling from Toronto to Washington made an emergency landing in central Pennsylvania after the crew detected smoke on the flight deck and in the cabin....
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Hearse stolen outside church with casket inside
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A pastor's wife says a hearse was stolen from outside a Southern California church ahead of funeral services with a casket inside....
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Key developments in police-communities tension
The killings of two unarmed blacks by white police officers in Missouri and New York this summer touched off protests and a national debate over police conduct that intensified after grand juries declined to indict the officers....
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Alleged sex victims sue when predator wins lottery
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Two alleged victims of a registered sex offender have filed a lawsuit seeking damages for pain and suffering after the man won $3 million in a Florida Lottery jackpot....
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Ferguson police spokesman suspended after remark
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- The Ferguson Police Department has suspended a spokesman after he referred to the Michael Brown memorial as "a pile of trash."...
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