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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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CAMINO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities: Man arrested on suspicion of arson in fast-growing California wildfire ....
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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- A newlywed couple whose Craigslist ad lured a stranger to his death were sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole by a judge who said their "permanent removal" from society is appropriate....
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Jury won't consider deaths in Ga. salmonella trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- Shirley Mae Almer died a few days before Christmas in 2008 at a Minnesota hospital where the 72-year-old woman was already weak with illness when she was fed peanut butter contaminated with salmonella....
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Chevron meets new, voluntary shale drilling rules
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chevron has become the first energy company to meet a new set of voluntary shale gas drilling standards that aim to go beyond existing state laws in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia, the Pittsburgh-based Center for Sustainable Shale announced Thursday....
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NY man denies plotting to aid Islamic State group
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A man accused of plotting to kill members of the U.S. military and others pleaded not guilty Thursday to new federal charges that he tried to aid the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq....
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Police: Officers fatally shoot man near St. Louis
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) -- Officers shot and killed a man after he allegedly pointed a rifle at them in suburban St. Louis, the second fatal police shooting of a black suspect in the region since the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson....
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Funeral for Utah man shot by police
SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah (AP) -- Friends and family of a young black man fatally shot by Utah police remembered him Thursday as a shy, gentle and wise man who loved art and music and was trying to find his way through a transition into adulthood....
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Man wants marathon bombing suspect to face victims
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hasn't appeared in court for more than a year. But prosecutors and a man who was severely injured in the bombings say they want to see him in a courtroom soon....
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California wildfire shows explosive growth
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- An out-of-control wildfire that has forced nearly 2,800 people from their homes in Northern California showed explosive growth, consuming tens of thousands of additional acres, fire officials said Thursday....
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Police: Teen killed woman over $5 pot dispute
NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -- A North Las Vegas high school junior will be prosecuted as an adult in the shooting death of a woman in what police say was a dispute over $5 in a marijuana buy....
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Border Patrol to test wearing cameras
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Border Patrol's parent agency says a test of body-worn cameras for agents will begin next month as part of an effort to improve accountability and transparency....
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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 executing death-row inmates before three men are scheduled to be executed this fall....
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Trial begins in case of plane crash into home
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Opening statements are underway in a wrongful death claim filed after the 2009 crash of a commuter flight into a home near Buffalo....
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Coach tied to beating of gay couple leaves job
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday....
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