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2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms....
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Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants
PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) -- Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally....
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Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit....
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The fiduciary rule and you
President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice....
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Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes
FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) -- When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room....
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Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan
Hydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly....
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SpaceX launches a rocket from NASA's historic moonshot pad
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX launches a rocket from NASA's historic moonshot pad....
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Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans
BOSTON (AP) -- Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn't forget them as he promises to put "America first."...
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Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms....
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Some involved in Omar Abdel-Rahman's case had own notoriety
Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway tunnels and other New York-area landmarks in a single day of terror....
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Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies
DALLAS (AP) -- Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69....
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Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport
HONOLULU (AP) -- A man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported....
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The Latest: Water levels at lake keep falling despite rain
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on storms in California (all times local):...
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Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online....
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Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails
PHOENIX (AP) -- For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings....
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