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Fire crews make progress on N. Idaho wildfire
BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) -- A fire spokesman says firefighters are making progress in their battle against a wildfire that has destroyed at least six homes and forced evacuations near the north Idaho lake community of Bayview....
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Craft sake is the latest trend that's brewing in US
KITTERY, Maine (AP) -- First came boutique wineries. Then microbreweries and craft distilleries. Now Japanese sake aficionados are hoping to transform the so-called "rice wine" into the next artisan alcohol-of-the-moment in the U.S....
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Baltimore police: 3 dead in shooting near university campus
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore police say four people have been shot, three fatally, near the University of Maryland, Baltimore, campus....
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Millions share story of girl found dead in Massachusetts
BOSTON (AP) -- In her computer-generated image, she is the picture of innocence: a 4-year-old girl with long brown hair, chubby cheeks and expressive brown eyes. The image has attracted a staggering 45 million views on Facebook as investigators try to identity the child whose remains were found on a Boston Harbor beach nearly two weeks ago....
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SC Senate OKs Confederate flag removal; House vote ahead
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The South Carolina Senate gave its final approval Tuesday to removing the Confederate flag from the Capitol grounds, but across the hall in the House, Republicans quietly sought a way to make a last stand to preserve some kind of symbol honoring their Southern ancestors at the Statehouse....
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Search for California baby suspended; no signs of abduction
REDDING, Calif. (AP) -- The Shasta County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday suspended the search for a missing baby, saying they have found no evidence to support the father's story that the 6-month-old was abducted from her crib....
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New lights cast a bright glow at Statue of Liberty
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Statue of Liberty has a certain glow about her - thanks to a new lighting system....
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'Subway guy' Jared was key in giving chain healthy image
NEW YORK (AP) -- Subway said Tuesday it mutually agreed with Jared Fogle to suspend their relationship after the home of the chain's longtime pitchman was raided by federal and state investigators....
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Police: Missing 7-month old boy's body found in river
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say the body of a 7-month-old boy missing since his father jumped into the Connecticut River with him two days ago has been found....
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NTSB: 2 killed when F-16, small plane crash; jet pilot safe
MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) -- An F-16 fighter jet smashed into a small plane Tuesday over South Carolina, killing two people and raining down plane parts and debris over a wide swath of marshes and rice fields....
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Land Management official sentenced in workplace fraud case
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- A federal judge sentenced a senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to six months in prison on Tuesday after he was convicted of covering up for a subordinate who kept drawing government pay after leaving the agency for a job in Montana....
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FBI seeks sextortion victims of man in prison for 105 years
BOSTON (AP) -- The FBI is hoping to locate 240 more victims of a man convicted of using online threats to extort pornographic images from teenage girls....
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APNewsBreak: Texas AG figures in federal securities probe
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose admitted violations of state securities laws will go before a grand jury this month, has also figured in a federal investigation of a Dallas-area technology company suspected of defrauding investors....
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Judge awards nearly $230,000 to woman who got 153 robocalls
NEW YORK (AP) -- It wasn't a robocall, but a federal judge left a message anyway for companies Tuesday when he awarded nearly $230,000 to a Texas woman, finding that a cable company crossed the line when it harassed her with 153 robocalls even after she complained about the wrong numbers....
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USDA prepares for possible return of bird flu this fall
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Two top veterinary officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and farmers affected by the bird flu outbreak said Tuesday it will take increased surveillance, improved farm security and more money to fight off a possible fall return of the disease that devastated chicken and turkey flocks....
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