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Utah to spend $138,000 to restore famous outlaw's cabin
CIRCLEVILLE, Utah (AP) -- Utah state officials are going to spend $138,000 to restore a decaying wood cabin in Piute County that has become a tourist spot because it's believed to be the boyhood home of outlaw Butch Cassidy....
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Transgender student named king of Kansas school dance
DERBY, Kan. (AP) -- A 17-year-old transgender student who advocated for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a suburban Wichita high school was named king of a winter ball after receiving the most votes from his fellow students....
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Court won't hear appeal of rabbi after wife beaten to death
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey's highest court won't hear an appeal from a rabbi convicted of plotting the 1994 murder-for-hire of his wife at their home....
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Alabama opposing execution stay for condemned inmate
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The state of Alabama is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to allow the execution of an inmate scheduled for lethal injection on Thursday....
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Authorities: 2 children among 3 dead in Indiana house fire
BRAZIL, Ind. (AP) -- An 18-year-old woman, a 4-month old girl and a 4-year-old boy have died in a raging house fire produced flames and heat so intense that it drove back firefighters attempting to rescue them, a fire chief said....
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Mistrial in S. Carolina police shooting mystifies observers
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The video was unambiguous: A white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black man in the back as the man ran away....
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The Latest: Union Pacific to examine board's crash findings
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The Latest on a hearing into the cause of a 2014 train collision in northern Arkansas that killed two Union Pacific employees (all times local):...
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Pipeline opponents ride out storm in shelters, casino
MANDAN, N.D. (AP) -- Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter....
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Mother says slain woman was trying to rebuild her life
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman who police say was shot and killed by her ex-boyfriend got a restraining order after a beating that left her badly bruised in a relationship marked by violence, her mother said....
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NYC touts UN benefits in new report
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The New York mayor's office is touting the benefits of hosting the United Nations headquarters with a new report examining the world body's economic impact on the city....
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USC student charged with murder in stabbing of professor
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a University of Southern California student with murder in the stabbing death of a professor....
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Mindful of Amazon, malls take the Santa experience high-tech
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hop on a virtual sleigh ride to the North Pole. Stand on the "Naughty or Nice O'Meter." Snap a selfie and see your face on a dancing elf. The Santa experience has gotten a makeover as many malls install shows and games they hope will lure shoppers who are buying more online....
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7 Texas special-needs teens were regularly locked in closet
DALLAS (AP) -- Seven special-needs teenagers living near Houston were repeatedly locked away in a closet by their adoptive mother and restricted to a lone room strewn with human waste, state and county officials said Tuesday....
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Dylann Roof's lawyers want delay after officer's mistrial
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Lawyers for Dylann Roof want to delay picking a jury in his federal death penalty trial because of the publicity surrounding the mistrial in a former police officer's case....
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Officer won't be charged in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A white police officer will not be charged in a shooting that left an unarmed black motorist paralyzed and sparked protests in Iowa's second largest city, a prosecutor said Tuesday....
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