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‘Batman’ killer studied brain disorders

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes was growing volatile well before he put on a gas mask and body armor, strapped on a rifle, shotgun, pistol and ammunition, and slipped into a midnight premiere of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.”

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 9:58 p.m. | | ‘Batman’ killer studied brain disorders Comments 0 Comments

Clinton Foundation admits missteps in donor disclosure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation is acknowledging the global philanthropy made mistakes in how it disclosed its donors amid growing scrutiny as Hillary Rodham Clinton opens her presidential campaign.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 9:57 p.m. | | Clinton Foundation admits  missteps in donor disclosure Comments 0 Comments

Technology & outdoor sports converge at drone conference

SANTA CRUZ (AP) — Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what’s up in the air isn’t a bird at all, it’s a drone.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 9:57 p.m. | | Technology & outdoor sports  converge at drone conference Comments 0 Comments

With legalization, lawyers turn to business of marijuana

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers and pot dealers have long intersected in criminal court, but as marijuana goes mainstream, attorneys have been working to keep sellers and growers legit.

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Man driving RV leads troopers on a chase

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man used a motorhome in a failed attempt to elude arrest by state troopers.

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Posted: apr. 26, 2015 9:57 p.m. | | Man driving RV leads troopers on a chase Comments 0 Comments

Professor ‘mortified’ after sending porn link to students

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia law school professor says she was “mortified” when she discovered that she had inadvertently sent students a link to a porn site rather than an article about writing legal briefs earlier this month.

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Hawaii poised to become first state to raise smoking age to 21

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor.

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Bruce Jenner says his brain is more female than male

 NEW YORK (AP) — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner told the world that “for all intents and purposes, I am a woman” in an extraordinary television interview aired Friday about gender confusion he first felt as a youngster trying on his mother’s and sister’s dresses.

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Posted: apr. 25, 2015 12:39 a.m. | | Bruce Jenner says his brain is more female than male Comments 0 Comments

Computer outage disrupts Starbucks sales

SEATTLE (AP) — A computer outage affecting registers forced Starbucks to give away free drinks Friday before closing stores early.

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Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years’ probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:19 p.m. | | Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation   Comments 0 Comments

Popeye’s manager fired after robbery can return to work

CHANNELVIEW, Texas (AP) — A manager of a fast-food restaurant in Texas has been offered her job back after saying she was fired because she wouldn’t pay back the nearly $400 she turned over from the store’s register during an armed robbery.

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Posted: apr. 23, 2015 8:18 p.m. | | Popeye’s manager fired after robbery can return to work Comments 0 Comments

Where art thou Shakespeare?

NEW YORK (AP) — As Shakespeare would say, “We have seen better days.”

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String of sightings in Manhattan

NEW YORK (AP) — One moseyed around Manhattan’s East Village. Another was caught in trendy Chelsea. Yet another rambled through a Hudson River park this week.

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Plan to cut farm carbon emissions

DETROIT (AP) — Federal agricultural officials are planning to announce voluntary programs and initiatives for farmers, ranchers and foresters meant to build on President Barack Obama’s efforts to combat global warming — and don’t require congressional approval.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | Plan to cut farm carbon emissions Comments 0 Comments

ABC News keeps tight lid on Jenner interview

NEW YORK (AP) — The first on-air promo for Friday’s broadcast interview with Bruce Jenner didn’t even show his face, an illustration of the line ABC News is walking in trying to drum up interest for the program while saying virtually nothing about it.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 8:32 p.m. | | ABC News  keeps tight lid on Jenner  interview Comments 0 Comments

Cops: Teacher told students of pupil who accused co-worker of sex crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A high school teacher identified a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates and saying he missed school so he could be interviewed by detectives “because of her,” police said Wednesday.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 8:31 p.m. | | Cops: Teacher told students of pupil  who accused  co-worker of sex crime   Comments 0 Comments

Five children taken from home of Florida couple accused of neglect

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Child welfare officials have taken five children from the home of a couple accused of neglecting a 12-year-old girl and a 17-year-old boy.

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Posted: apr. 22, 2015 8:31 p.m. | | Five children taken from home of  Florida couple accused of neglect Comments 0 Comments

Dad has rights after turkey-baster pregnancy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A woman who used a turkey baster to impregnate herself is on the losing side of a legal battle over parental rights.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 7:18 p.m. | | Dad has rights after turkey-baster pregnancy Comments 0 Comments

Man seeks to erase terrorism conviction, blames attorney

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man’s long battle to overturn his high-profile terrorism conviction faces a key courtroom test on Wednesday.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 7:17 p.m. | | Man seeks to erase terrorism  conviction, blames attorney Comments 0 Comments

Family sues mortuary after man cremated by mistake

SEATTLE (AP) — A lawsuit was filed Tuesday by the family of a man who was cremated by mistake and whose casket contained another person — something relatives say they discovered when they opened the casket during the funeral.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 7:17 p.m. | | Family sues mortuary after  man cremated  by mistake Comments 0 Comments

100-carat diamond sells for $22 million

NEW YORK (AP) — A “perfect” 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut sold for just over $22 million at auction on Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 7:17 p.m. | | 100-carat diamond  sells for $22 million Comments 0 Comments

Almond Ace gets high mark for nut quality

Almond Ace Packing Inc., a grower-owned almond processing and export company based in Ripon, was named one of the top two ‘Quality Leaders’ among almond suppliers exporting into Europe by one of the largest European almond import companies, Calconut S.L.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 6:42 p.m. | | Almond Ace gets high  mark for  nut quality Comments 0 Comments

Low wages, trade deals lure auto plants & jobs to Mexico

DETROIT (AP) — Mexico has become the most attractive place in North America to build new automobile factories, a shift that has siphoned jobs from the U.S. and Canada, yet helped keep car and truck prices in check for consumers.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 6:41 p.m. | | Low wages, trade deals lure auto plants & jobs to Mexico Comments 0 Comments

Verizon defends new cable deals as media companies complain

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is defending its new, cheaper cable packages that let customers choose groups of channels as media companies protest.

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Energy firms must face price fixing claims from California energy crisis

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that energy companies can be sued under state antitrust laws for illegally manipulating natural gas prices more than a decade ago during California’s energy crisis.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 6:41 p.m. | | Energy firms must face price fixing  claims from California energy crisis Comments 0 Comments

Gunman outside North Kern State Prison shoots, wounds guard in yard

DELANO (AP) — A guard on duty in the yard of a central California prison was shot by someone outside the facility, and a suspect is still at large, authorities said Tuesday.

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Posted: apr. 21, 2015 6:27 p.m. | | Gunman outside North Kern State Prison shoots, wounds guard in yard Comments 0 Comments

Water districts forced to review rates

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An appeals court decision striking down punitive water pricing that was intended to encourage conservation had water agencies reviewing rates Tuesday and some residents exploring whether to bring similar challenges.

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Baltimore on edge after arrestee’s fatal spine injury

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a “community on edge” Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don’t know how it happened.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 10:44 p.m. | | Baltimore on edge after  arrestee’s fatal spine injury Comments 0 Comments

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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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 10:44 p.m. | | Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants  Comments 0 Comments

Missouri town, new mayor grapple with mass resignations of police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several residents of a tiny southeast Missouri town said Monday they don’t believe the abrupt resignations of five of six members of the police force after the longtime mayor, a white man, lost to a black woman have anything to do with racism.

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Posted: apr. 20, 2015 10:44 p.m. | | Missouri town, new mayor grapple  with mass resignations of police Comments 0 Comments

Man arrested after video of violent cat beating

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man has been arrested after authorities say a hidden video camera in the home where he was staying captured him violently beating a cat.

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Another motorist shot in back

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The video from the camera attached to the officer’s stun gun shows how David Kassick died, authorities say: two bullets, four seconds apart, fired into his back as he lay face down.

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Empty chairs honor 168 Oklahoma victims

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Every day when Dr. Rosslyn Biggs goes to work as a federal government veterinarian she is reminded of her mother, one of 168 people killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and honored Sunday on the 20th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil until Sept. 11, 2001.

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Posted: apr. 19, 2015 7:51 p.m. | | Empty chairs honor 168 Oklahoma victims Comments 0 Comments

JOHN HINCKLEY

WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia (AP) — The last man to shoot an American president now spends most of the year in a house overlooking the 13th hole of a golf course in a gated community.

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Senator: Put a woman on $20 bill

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The first woman to serve as both governor and U.S. senator is backing a campaign to put a female face on the $20 bill.

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Gold coins could be worth $80M

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict.

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Daughter due benefits gives retiree options

Q: I am about to turn 62. I am trying to decide if I want to retire and take my Social Security now; or wait until age 66 to get higher benefits. I know everyone has to make a similar decision. But I have a bit of a twist. I have a 14-year-old daughter, and I know she is due benefits on my account until she is 18. I am wondering: Can I file for her Social Security now and defer my own until age 66? Or can I “file and suspend” my benefits so that she can get hers?

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:49 p.m. | | Daughter due  benefits gives  retiree options Comments 0 Comments

Don’t plan to line up for Apple Watch

CUPERTINO (AP) — If you’re planning on buying the new Apple Watch, don’t expect to walk into a store and leave with one next week.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:48 p.m. | | Don’t plan  to line up for  Apple Watch Comments 0 Comments

Sprint now sets up new phones at your home

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A new customer strategy for Sprint: Phone setup in your house.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:48 p.m. | | Sprint  now sets up new phones at your home Comments 0 Comments

Google shaking up search formulas on smartphones

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones in a shift that’s expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

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Verizon slices up bundle, customers cam choose

NEW YORK (AP) — Under pressure from an expanding number of cheaper online video services, the long-dominant bundle of channels offered by pay-TV companies is becoming a bit more flexible.

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Posted: apr. 17, 2015 7:48 p.m. | | Verizon slices  up bundle,  customers cam choose Comments 0 Comments

Barbie shows signs of life

NEW YORK (AP) — Things are finally looking up for Barbie.

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Car accident starts events that leave 4 dead

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Damani Terry just wanted to join a group of girls dancing in a park across the street. The 2-year-old stepped into the road — right into the path of an oncoming van.

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Prosecutors: NY office worker posed as dentist, pulled teeth

NEW YORK (AP) — An office manager was arraigned Thursday on charges she posed as a dentist when the real dentist was away and seriously injured patients after pulling their teeth, performing root canals on them and injecting their mouths, prosecutors said.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | Prosecutors: NY office worker posed as dentist, pulled teeth Comments 0 Comments

SEC questions LA Unified on use of bonds for iPad project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission recently questioned Los Angeles Unified School District officials as part of informal inquiry into whether they properly used bond funds for a beleaguered $1.3 billion project to provide an iPad for every student.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | SEC questions LA Unified on  use of bonds for iPad project Comments 0 Comments

Louisiana deputy shot while directing traffic near school

LULING, La. (AP) — In what authorities call an apparent ambush by an angry motorist, a south Louisiana sheriff’s deputy was shot three times Thursday, sustaining injuries to his eye and chest in a gunfight that broke out at a school traffic zone.

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Posted: apr. 16, 2015 8:33 p.m. | | Louisiana deputy shot while  directing traffic near school Comments 0 Comments

California vaccine revision bill stalls

SACRAMENTO  (AP) — A California vaccination bill that has generated intense debates pitting personal rights against public health stalled in the state Senate Wednesday, with lawmakers saying it could deprive unvaccinated children of an adequate education by barring them from schools.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 9:23 p.m. | | California vaccine revision bill stalls Comments 0 Comments

Snow falls behind in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Snow pack is well below normal, but close watchers of water, weather and fire in Colorado are heartened by healthy reservoir levels and short- and long-term forecasts of precipitation.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 9:23 p.m. | | Snow falls behind in Colorado Comments 0 Comments

Girl Scout troop starts at gay pride center

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Girl Scouts are opening a troop at a gay pride center in Salt Lake City that officials say will welcome transgender youth and children from LGBT families.

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School for strippers might have kept going, if not for noise

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — If not for the loud parties, the owner of a $2 million mansion on Florida’s Gulf Coast might have continued operating a training school for strippers next door to an exclusive gated community.

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Posted: apr. 15, 2015 9:22 p.m. | | School for strippers might have kept going, if not for noise  Comments 0 Comments

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