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City cites drought, sinks LA water slide proposal
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Los Angeles city officials have pulled the plug on plans to temporarily transform a downtown street into a giant water slide because of drought....
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Pope chooses a moderate for Chicago archbishop
As the leader of two American dioceses, Roman Catholic Bishop Blase Cupich has staked out a firm position in the middle of the road....
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Tour ship runs aground by NYC's Statue of Liberty
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 100 passengers have been taken off a tall tourist ship that ran aground in low waters near New York City's Statue of Liberty....
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Police taking precautions in ambush suspect search
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities wearing bulletproof vests and carrying heavy rifles fanned out Saturday in the neighborhood around the home of a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, exercising extreme caution as they combed a heavily wooded area for a suspect described as a self-taught survivalist....
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Diplomats: Iran receptive to new nuke proposal
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With Iran refusing U.S. demands that it gut its uranium enrichment program, the two sides are now discussing a new proposal that would leave much of Tehran's enriching machines in place but disconnected from feeds of uranium, diplomats told The Associated Press Saturday....
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Teams assess damage as California wildfire burns
POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) -- Assessment teams hope to get an idea Saturday of just how many structures have been damaged or destroyed by a massive wildfire that threatens thousands of homes in Northern California....
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Georgia's ex-president exiled in trendy NYC area
NEW YORK (AP) -- Georgia's former president is spending his self-imposed exile in one of New York City's hippest neighborhoods....
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Last stretch of New York's High Line to open
NEW YORK (AP) -- The last stretch of New York's High Line opens Sunday, completing one of the nation's most distinctive urban transformations: abandoned elevated rails that have been turned into a linear oasis of flowers, grasses and trees....
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Fire captain injured in ice bucket challenge dies
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- A central Kentucky firefighter injured in an "ice bucket challenge" has died a month after a power line shocked him and another man....
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Prosecutors look to new DNA testing in twin cases
BOSTON (AP) -- Prosecutors in Boston were forced to put a rape suspect on trial three times before jurors were willing to convict him a decade ago. It wasn't due a lack of evidence, but because the suspect was an identical twin....
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A look at Chicago's incoming, outgoing archbishops
BISHOP BLASE CUPICH...
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Pomp, little action expected at UN climate summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York City will be full of planet-saving pomp this coming week, but short on action to rescue the world....
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5 things to know about UN Climate Summit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New York will be at the epicenter of the climate change debate next week. More than 120 world leaders will attend a one-day summit on Tuesday at the United Nations on climate. Tens of thousands are expected to march to call for action on global warming. Dozens of other events are planned throughout the city as part of Climate Week NYC. Here are 5 things you need to know:...
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Hundreds search for missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Last Saturday, this town drew thousands of cheerful fans cheering the University of Virginia's football team's underdog win....
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Jailed, some mentally ill inmates land in lockdown
Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were always on....
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