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Wife of artist colony leader apologizes about deadly blaze
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The wife of the founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death in a fire last month says she's sorry about what happened but is angry about what she called "pretty terrible" treatment by the media and ex-neighbors....
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Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women....
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Homeless group partners with different kind of soup kitchen
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The restaurateurs behind a popular doughnuts and fried chicken chain in Philadelphia have found a valuable use for their discarded chicken backs: making soup for charity....
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At least 4 reported dead in California storms
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sunshine and rainbows alternated with thunderclaps, downpours, snow and hail on Monday as the last in a trio of storms broke up over California after flooding roads and homes and trapping people in swamped vehicles....
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Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast
NEW YORK (AP) -- From California to the Deep South to the Northeast, millions of Americans were contending with death and destruction from damaging January weather. Flooding, high winds and suspected tornadoes have rousted people from their homes. A deadly storm system tore across the Deep South, a nor'easter lashed the East Coast and rainfall records fell in California....
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Appeals court to decide future of California carbon auctions
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Businesses looking to invalidate California's fee for carbon pollution take their arguments to a state appeals court Tuesday in a case that could determine the future of one of California's signature efforts to combat climate change....
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No punishment for Denver officers who shot, killed teenager
DENVER (AP) -- Two Denver officers involved in a fatal shooting that sparked angry protests and followed high-profile killings by police elsewhere in the country will not be disciplined, officials said Monday....
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'The windows exploded': Storm death toll at 20 in the South
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A tornado warning on television sent Anthony Mitchell, his pregnant wife and their three children scrambling for what little shelter their mobile home could provide. They crouched in a hallway as the twister started taking their home apart piece by piece....
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Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as pl...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Statement: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton 'briefly fainted'; will present budget Tuesday as planned....
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10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday....
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The Latest: 2 Louisiana tornadoes confirmed, homes damaged
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):...
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Bereaved parents visit California creek where teen trapped
FREMONT, Calif. (AP) -- A distraught mother clutched her head, and family members wept as they stared into the surging waters where an 18-year-old woman's car is believed to be trapped with her still inside of it....
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Judge postpones sentencing of PG&E in case tied to blast
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge said Monday he is inclined to require Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to mention its convictions in ads and have employees do thousands of hours of community service as part of its sentence in a criminal case stemming from a deadly natural gas explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area....
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Police: Man sought in city's 1st murder in almost 100 years
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A man has been shot dead outside an apartment complex in what police say is the first murder in the nation's smallest capital city in almost a century....
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UN: Boko Haram's toll includes 515,000 malnourished kids
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- More than half a million children in the West African area wracked by Boko Haram extremists are so malnourished their lives could be in danger unless they get aid, a U.N. humanitarian official said Monday, describing a region where millions get by on one meal a day and some communities have lost all their toddlers....
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