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App helps Lake Tahoe researchers with citizen observations

NORTH LAKE TAHOE (AP) — Researchers at Lake Tahoe are enlisting local residents, tourists and other beach-goers to record their observations and photographs on a new ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 7:37 p.m. | | App helps Lake Tahoe researchers  with citizen  observations Comments 0 Comments

Professor sees meaning in garbage

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s sanitation department has its very own anthropologist-in-residence, a garbage guru who studies the refuse along the curbs of the ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 6:30 p.m. | | Professor sees meaning in garbage Comments 0 Comments

Global warming is carving changes into Alaska landscape in fire & ice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 6:29 p.m. | | Global warming is carving changes into Alaska landscape in fire & ice Comments 0 Comments

Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Demint’s voice is heard only briefly on the eight-minute video he took of police officers arresting two of his ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 6:29 p.m. | | Citizens taking video of police see themselves facing arrest Comments 0 Comments

Police investigate motive in ambush of Houston deputy

HOUSTON (AP) — The man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy had a lengthy criminal record ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 6:28 p.m. | | Police investigate motive in  ambush of Houston deputy Comments 0 Comments

University of Texas removes Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A statue of Jefferson Davis was removed from its pedestal Sunday on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, days ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 6:28 p.m. | | University of  Texas removes  Davis statue Comments 0 Comments

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running ...

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Posted: aug. 30, 2015 6:27 p.m. | | Walker says  wall along  Canadian border worth reviewing Comments 0 Comments

Mount McKinley being renamed Denali

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will change the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said ...

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WHEN WELLS RUN DRY

By SCOTT SMITH

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Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Mauri Pelto digs his crampons into the steep icy slope on Mount Baker in Washington state and watches as streams of ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:50 p.m. | | Scientists, study shrinking Mt. Baker glacier Comments 0 Comments

CECIL & CAITLYN

NEW YORK (AP) — Who gets to decide what grown people wear for Halloween?

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:49 p.m. | | CECIL & CAITLYN  Comments 0 Comments

Generation LOL irked by spelling slips

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the LOL generation that appears most annoyed by bad grammar and spelling slips, according to a survey by Dictionary.com.

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Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Forget the Big Mac attack. Now is the time of the snack attack.

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | Fast-food’s new target: The snack attack Comments 0 Comments

Pentagon funds new high-tech venture

MOUNTAIN VIEW . (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can ...

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USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically engineered potato

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved a potato genetically engineered by Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co. to resist the pathogen ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:48 p.m. | | USDA OKs Simplot’s genetically  engineered  potato Comments 0 Comments

White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:47 p.m. | | White supremacist takes  stand in Jewish site shootings Comments 0 Comments

Boy who died may have been in hot Las Vegas vehicle for 3 hours

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 4-year-old boy who died in a stifling hot pickup truck in a Las Vegas home driveway might have been in the ...

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Posted: aug. 28, 2015 9:47 p.m. | | Boy who died may have been in  hot Las Vegas vehicle for 3 hours Comments 0 Comments

WWI cannon swiped from VFW post

BENTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A World War I cannon was stolen from outside a Veterans of Foreign Wars building in Michigan, and an official is ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:35 p.m. | | WWI cannon  swiped from  VFW post Comments 0 Comments

Texas judge clears way for removal of Davis statue

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge on Thursday cleared the way for the University of Texas to move a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis away ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:34 p.m. | | Texas judge  clears way for  removal of  Davis statue Comments 0 Comments

Man convicted in ‘death pills’ plot

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan man looking to acquire ricin so he could sell “simple and easy death pills” and guarantee “risk-free” murder was convicted ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:34 p.m. | | Man convicted in ‘death pills’ plot Comments 0 Comments

Events mark Emmett Till slaying

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Sixty years after a black Chicago teenager was killed for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi, relatives and civil rights activists ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:33 p.m. | | Events mark Emmett Till slaying Comments 0 Comments

Pro gambler: Borgata uses booze, sexy servers to distract gamblers

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A professional gambler accused of cheating an Atlantic City casino out of $9.6 million by seeking an unfair edge ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 11:33 p.m. | | Pro gambler: Borgata uses booze,  sexy servers to distract gamblers Comments 1 Comment

SHARK ATTACK VICTIM

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Forty years ago, “Jaws” thrilled Al Brenneka like any other moviegoer, but he figured his chances of encountering a shark in ...

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On-air shooter vowed to make ‘headlines’

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — On the day he was fired from a Virginia TV station, Vester Flanagan pressed a wooden cross into his boss’ hand as ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 8:36 p.m. | | On-air shooter vowed to make ‘headlines’ Comments 0 Comments

Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie

CHICAGO (AP) — The question of when lawyers cross the line from zealously defending their clients to fabricating evidence is the focus of a rare trial ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 8:36 p.m. | | Lawyer accused of coaching clients to lie   Comments 0 Comments

Plague claims 4th life this year

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man in his 70s has died after contracting the plague, bringing to four the number of deaths from the ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Plague claims 4th life this year Comments 0 Comments

Teacher tardy 111 times, keeps job

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been allowed to keep his job even though he was late for work 111 times ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 8:35 p.m. | | Teacher tardy 111 times, keeps job Comments 0 Comments

Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell phone service

NEW YORK (AP) — Sprint is offering DirecTV customers one free year of cellphone service in a bold move aimed at the satellite TV company’s ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 8:22 p.m. | | Sprint offers DirecTV customers free year of cell phone service Comments 0 Comments

Apple shipped 3.6M watches last quarter

CUPERTINO  (AP) — A new report estimates Apple shipped 3.6 million watches in the last quarter — more than some analysts have estimated and enough to ...

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Posted: aug. 27, 2015 8:21 p.m. | | Apple shipped 3.6M watches last quarter Comments 0 Comments

Police investigate Chicago cop’s Ferguson shooting comment

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police said Wednesday that the head of the department has ordered the investigation of an incident in which a white officer tells ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:54 p.m. | | Police investigate Chicago cop’s  Ferguson shooting comment Comments 3 Comments

Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threat on Facebook

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man faces federal charges over a Facebook post threatening to kill preschool children even after telling investigators he merely has ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:54 p.m. | | Feds take case of ‘dark’ humor preschool threat on Facebook Comments 0 Comments

Mormons will keep affiliation with Scouts despite gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church announced Wednesday it will maintain its longtime affiliation with the Boy Scouts despite the organization’s decision to ...

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Fate of Nebraska’s death penalty likely to go to voters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s death penalty won a last-minute reprieve on Wednesday when a group fighting to keep the punishment announced that it has ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:53 p.m. | | Fate of Nebraska’s death  penalty likely to go to voters Comments 0 Comments

Pot tax may fund county scholarships

DENVER (AP) — Talk about higher learning. A Colorado county may create the world’s first public college scholarship program funded with marijuana money.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:52 p.m. | | Pot tax may fund county scholarships Comments 1 Comment

Burger King to McDonald’s: Let’s make a McWhopper

NEW YORK (AP) — This probably isn’t what the United Nations had in mind when it established the International Day of Peace: Burger King is ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:51 p.m. | | Burger King  to McDonald’s:  Let’s make a  McWhopper Comments 0 Comments

Fired reporter kills 2 on live TV

MONETA, Va. (AP) — He planned it all so carefully — a choreographed execution of two former colleagues, broadcast live to a horrified television audience. Hours later ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:50 p.m. | | Fired reporter kills 2 on live TV Comments 0 Comments

Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A bill to raise California’s cigarette tax by $2 per pack was introduced Wednesday in the state Senate, a hike that supporters ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:17 p.m. | | Bill would raise taxes on cigarettes by $2 per pack Comments 0 Comments

Stock market surges 619 points

NEW YORUK (AP) — The Dow Jones industrial average rocketed more than 600 points Wednesday, its biggest gain in seven years, snapping a six-day losing streak ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:16 p.m. | | Stock market surges 619 points Comments 0 Comments

Airlines wage limited fare wars

CHICAGO (AP) — Airline fare wars are making a comeback.

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:15 p.m. | | Airlines wage limited fare wars Comments 0 Comments

Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a ...

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Posted: aug. 26, 2015 8:14 p.m. | | Wal-Mart to stop selling AR-15s Comments 0 Comments

Bush hit from both sides on birthright

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Jeb Bush came to the Veterans of Foreign Wars post to talk about veterans’ affairs but two words hung over the town ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 10:07 p.m. | | Bush hit from both sides on birthright Comments 0 Comments

CEO of male escort Internet site, 6 workers charged with prostitution

NEW YORK (AP) — The chief executive of a Manhattan-based online male escort service and six of his employees at Rentboy.com were arrested Tuesday on ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 10:06 p.m. | | CEO of male escort Internet site, 6 workers charged with prostitution Comments 0 Comments

Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid faces first sainthood test

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Italian-born nun who confronted Billy the Kid, calmed angry mobs and helped open New Mexico territory hospitals and schools faced ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | Nun who stood up to Billy the Kid faces first sainthood test Comments 0 Comments

Prosecutors: Ex-surgeon refers to himself as ‘killer’ in email

DALLAS (AP) — A Texas neurosurgeon facing criminal charges alleging he may have intentionally hurt patients who had turned to him to resolve debilitating injuries sent ...

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Posted: aug. 25, 2015 10:05 p.m. | | Prosecutors: Ex-surgeon refers to himself as ‘killer’ in email Comments 0 Comments

Student with gun who took school hostages in custody

PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy held 29 students and a teacher at gunpoint in a West Virginia high school classroom Tuesday afternoon before ...

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Bad traffic? Blame beeping economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession ...

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Car wash chemical is dangerous to workers

TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — A chemical commonly used at commercial car and truck washes can be dangerous to workers, according to new research by the Washington ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 11:13 p.m. | | Car wash chemical is dangerous to workers Comments 0 Comments

Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat

ATLANTA (AP) — Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 11:13 p.m. | | Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat Comments 0 Comments

Prosecutor: Man sent nude photo to O’Donnell’s daughter

TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The owner of a home where comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s teenage daughter was found last week sent the girl ...

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 9:25 p.m. | | Prosecutor: Man sent nude photo to O’Donnell’s  daughter Comments 0 Comments

State: Mobile medical pot cart illegal

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — It didn’t take long for an entrepreneur to combine two of Portland’s favorite things: marijuana and food carts.

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Posted: aug. 24, 2015 9:24 p.m. | | State: Mobile medical pot cart illegal Comments 0 Comments

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