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Rancher says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents to end a cattle roundup in April said Friday he's seen no proof that it was his cow that got through a hole in a fence and caused a freeway crash that a Las Vegas schoolteacher blames for her injuries....
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California wildfire suspect pleads not guilty
PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The man suspected of deliberately starting a fire that is now threatening thousands of homes in Northern California has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge....
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Ohio creator of Slush Puppies dead at age 74
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Will Radcliff, who built a multimillion-dollar global business from flavored, icy Slush Puppie drinks, has died in Cincinnati. He was 74....
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Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers, as one outdoorsman put it. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush....
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Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years in prison
LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill....
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Expert says chokehold caused NYC man's death
NEW YORK (AP) -- An expert forensic pathologist hired by the family of a New York City man whose death in a police chokehold this summer was ruled a homicide has agreed with the findings of the city's medical examiner....
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OSHA investigates death of elephant caretaker
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care....
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3 guilty in Ga. salmonella-tainted peanut trial
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A federal jury convicted the owner of a peanut plant and two others Friday in a salmonella outbreak that prompted one of the largest U.S. food recalls ever, sickened hundreds across the country and was linked to several deaths....
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License plate scanner networks capture movements
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S., regardless of whether the drivers are being investigated by law enforcement....
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Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in exchange for full sanctions relief....
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UN urges global support for Iraq to fight terror
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council urged the international community Friday to expand support for the Iraqi government as it fights the Islamic State group and its allies, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said there is a role for nearly every country in the world - including Iran....
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Feds mum on prosecution of illegal border crossers
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety....
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Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildren
BELL, Fla. (AP) -- An ex-convict who killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself had been in and out of jail and spent time in prison for accidentally shooting his son to death during a hunting trip, according to authorities and records....
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Coroner: No crime in fetus found in freezer case
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- No crime was committed by a woman who told authorities she kept the remains of her miscarried pregnancy in a jar in the freezer for nearly a year, the coroner in Las Vegas said Friday....
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California adopts olive-oil labeling standards
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The state Department of Food and Agriculture has approved standards for grading and labeling California-produced olive oil that will require makers to prove their product really is extra-virgin olive oil if the label on the bottle says so....
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