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Student arrested for pot brownies; children sent to hospital
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A south Georgia high school student looking to celebrate an unofficial holiday with schoolmates has been arrested for marijuana brownies....
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Navajo voters choose next leader in belated election
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- Navajo Nation voters are choosing a new president on Tuesday, nearly five months after the election originally was scheduled....
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San Francisco poised to ban performances by exotic animals
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco is poised to ban performances using bears, lions, elephants and other wild animals and join dozens of other places that have some kind of prohibition on using exotic animals for entertainment....
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10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place....
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California court ruling could limit drought fighting tools
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a ruling that Gov. Jerry Brown says puts a "straitjacket" on local governments trying to fight the severe statewide drought, an appeals court has found that an Orange County city's tiered water rates are unconstitutional....
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Why McDonald's is still a powerhouse, despite troubles
NEW YORK (AP) -- McDonald's sales have been sputtering for more than two years and the company seems trapped in a cycle of bad headlines that likely won't end soon....
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Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case
PHOENIX (AP) -- The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case....
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Judge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Attorneys for the founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to free their client after he was jailed by a federal judge for contempt....
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Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns
PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother....
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Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) -- Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria....
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Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak:...
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Agency proposes lifting protections for most humpback whales
HONOLULU (AP) -- The humpback whale became the unofficial symbol for the conservation movement in the last century....
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Biden, energy secretary visiting Philadelphia utility
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will travel to Philadelphia to speak at a utility company....
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Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred....
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