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US, California release roadmap for solar projects
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Interior Secretary Sally Jewell on Tuesday unveiled a proposed roadmap for developing massive solar and wind projects in California's Mojave Desert while trying to minimize damage to desert habitat and animals....
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Venue change denied for marathon suspect's friend
BOSTON (AP) -- A judge has denied a motion to move next week's trial for a college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv)....
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University of Michigan moving centuries-old tree
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A towering, centuries-old tree at the University of Michigan is set to be moved to make way for a construction project....
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Climbers pay $4K for violations in Utah park
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Three rock climbers have paid a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah for violating climbing policies in the making of a photograph that appeared in a Patagonia clothing catalog, a park official said Tuesday....
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Police: UPS gunman had been fired before shooting
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The man who killed two people and himself inside a UPS warehouse in Alabama had been fired from the company just a day earlier and one victim had been a supervisor at the facility, police said Tuesday....
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Florida man admits to killing family in 911 call
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- With an edgy yet calm voice, Donald Spirit told a 911 dispatcher he had just killed his six grandchildren, including a baby, and would wait until authorities arrived before going to his back porch and killing himself....
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Worker killed in explosion at Idaho dairy
RUPERT, Idaho (AP) -- A south-central Idaho man has died in an explosion at a dairy....
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Los Angeles port fire prompts school evacuation
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- An elementary school has been evacuated as a precaution over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles that is sending up a huge plume of smoke....
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Manpower added to fight wildfire as winds expected
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Officials say almost 2,000 firefighters have been added to battle a Northern California wildfire threatening thousands of homes in anticipation of erratic winds and hotter temperatures....
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US: Over 50 countries agree to fight extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says more than 50 countries have joined the coalition to fight the Islamic State extremist group....
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Countries pledge to end forest loss; Brazil balks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- More than 30 countries set the first-ever deadline on Tuesday to end deforestation by 2030, but the feasibility of such a goal was eroded when a key player, Brazil, said it would not join....
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San Diego philanthropist launches newspaper bid
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher shut its short-lived Los Angeles newspaper....
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Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a one-day United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to reduce heat-trapping pollution....
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Arizona fugitive captured after months on run
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) -- A physically fit inmate who broke free from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart a security fence is back in custody after months on the run, authorities said Tuesday....
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Prosecutors: Texas man used cocaine to buy votes
McALLEN, Texas (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man provided cocaine to secure votes for school board candidates in South Texas....
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