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Drug crisis creates pollution

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — They hide in weeds along hiking trails and in playground grass. They wash into rivers and float downstream to land on beaches ...

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Posted: jul. 17, 2017 12:18 a.m. | | Drug crisis  creates  pollution Comments 0 Comments

Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left behind by hunters

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Bald eagles have made a remarkable recovery across the United States since the pesticide DDT was banned 45 years ago, but ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 6:39 p.m. | | Bald eagle threat: Lead ammo left  behind by hunters Comments 0 Comments

Spectators at golf tournament often direct gaze toward Trump

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — Spectators crowding around the viewing booth near the 15th green of the U.S. Women’s Open often had their backs ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 6:38 p.m. | | Spectators at golf tournament often direct gaze toward Trump Comments 0 Comments

Flash flood kills 9 at Arizona slot canyon swimming hole

TONTO NATIONAL FOREST, Ariz. (AP) — At least nine people were killed and others were believed missing when floodwaters from a sudden rainstorm barreled through a ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 6:38 p.m. | | Flash flood kills 9 at Arizona  slot canyon swimming hole Comments 0 Comments

Investigator in ‘84: Seattle mayor abused foster son

SEATTLE (AP) — Three decades before Ed Murray was elected Seattle’s mayor, an Oregon child-welfare investigator found that he had sexually abused his foster son ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 6:37 p.m. | | Investigator in ‘84: Seattle  mayor abused foster son Comments 0 Comments

More hurdles as Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate delayed a highly anticipated vote this coming week to repeal and replace the nation’s health care law after Sen. John ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 6:37 p.m. | | More hurdles as  Senate again delays vote on GOP health bill Comments 0 Comments

DETROIT AT CROSSROADS

DETROIT (AP) — Deborah Chenault Green is 62, a writer. But 50 years ago she was a pre-teen, sleeping on the porch to escape the oppressive ...

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Posted: jul. 16, 2017 6:22 p.m. | | DETROIT AT CROSSROADS Comments 0 Comments

Long his father’s attack dog, Trump Jr. now in eye of political storm

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. has long been his father’s id, the brawler who has helped fuel the president’s pugilistic instincts and ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:06 p.m. | | Long his father’s attack dog, Trump Jr. now   in eye of political storm Comments 0 Comments

Authorities: Utah parents taunted malnourished child

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah couple accused in the death of their toddler daughter taunted the malnourished child with food and attempted to cover ...

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Parents charged with starving, abusing 5-year-old foster boy

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A northeastern Wisconsin husband and wife starved and abused their adopted 5-year-old son and accused him of manipulating a trip to ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:06 p.m. | | Parents charged with starving, abusing 5-year-old foster boy Comments 0 Comments

Florida boy, 3, in body cast for jumping on trampoline

MIAMI (AP) — A 3-year-old Florida boy is in a cast from the waist down for an injury suffered while jumping at a trampoline park, his ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:06 p.m. | | Florida boy, 3, in body cast  for jumping on trampoline Comments 0 Comments

Monkey troupe vexes park, goes viral on social media

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — There’s an upswing in monkey business in and around a state park in Florida, where bands of non-native rhesus macaques ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:06 p.m. | | Monkey troupe vexes park, goes viral on social media Comments 0 Comments

New GOP health bill likely keeping Obama tax boosts on rich

WASHINGTON (AP) — A revised Senate Republican health care bill will likely retain a pair of tax boosts President Barack Obama imposed on wealthier Americans that ...

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Some Nevada pot retailers say they’re ‘running on fumes’

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Most of Nevada’s recreational marijuana retailers are optimistic an emergency regulation that state officials are expected to approve will help keep ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:05 p.m. | | Some Nevada pot retailers say they’re ‘running on fumes’ Comments 0 Comments

Experts: Scrapped electric-car plant may mean industry woes

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An electric car maker deserted its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada in a move experts ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:05 p.m. | | Experts: Scrapped electric-car plant may mean industry woes Comments 0 Comments

Republicans say they’ll move to halt consumer watchdog rule

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers have overturned more than a dozen regulations issued under President Barack Obama. Now, they’re looking to do the same to ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:05 p.m. | | Republicans say they’ll move to  halt consumer watchdog rule Comments 0 Comments

Facebook takes down pages of some legal Alaska pot shops

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Facebook has shut down pages set up by several businesses licensed to legally sell marijuana in Alaska, severing what some shop owners ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:04 p.m. | | Facebook takes down pages of some legal  Alaska pot shops Comments 0 Comments

Cabela’s share- holders approve sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — Cabela’s shareholders are giving a nod to the sale of the outdoor outfitter to rival Bass Pro Shops for roughly $4 ...

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Posted: jul. 11, 2017 10:04 p.m. | | Cabela’s share- holders approve  sale to Bass Pro Comments 1 Comment

Tesla adding service centers as Model 3 goes on sale

PALO ALTO (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla is expanding its service operations and hiring more than 1,000 technicians to meet expected demand for its ...

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Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young children know that name-calling is wrong. Tweens are taught the perils of online bullying and revenge porn: It’s unacceptable and ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:18 p.m. | | Bad behavior is trending online, inspiring it in real life Comments 0 Comments

Seattle approves income tax on wealthy residents

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle’s wealthiest would become the only Washington state residents to pay an income tax under legislation approved by the City Council, a ...

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Smart device makes domestic call

TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) — A 911 call believed to have been triggered by a voice-activated smart device was credited with alerting sheriff’s deputies in ...

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FBI: Army sergeant pledged allegiance to Islamic State group

HONOLULU (AP) — An active duty soldier based in Hawaii pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State group, helped purchase a drone for it to use ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:17 p.m. | | FBI: Army sergeant   pledged allegiance to  Islamic State group Comments 0 Comments

3-year-old killed for drinking milk from jug

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A woman and her mother beat her girlfriend’s 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod and then threw him across a room ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:17 p.m. | | 3-year-old killed for  drinking milk from jug Comments 0 Comments

Animal advocates challenge dog death penalty

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge is being asked to decide whether Connecticut has violated the rights of dog owners by holding animals deemed dangerous ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:17 p.m. | | Animal advocates  challenge dog  death penalty Comments 0 Comments

Military plane crashes in Mississippi; at least 12 dead

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A U.S. Marine refueling tanker crashed into a soybean field in rural Mississippi on Monday, killing at least 12 people ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:17 p.m. | | Military plane crashes in  Mississippi; at least 12 dead Comments 0 Comments

Policeman who appeared to kick man in head on video is fired

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A police officer who subdued a restrained suspect in a way that appeared to show him kicking the suspect in the head ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | Policeman who appeared to kick  man in head on  video is fired Comments 0 Comments

Inmate who paused to chew gum while killing guard gets life

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A prison inmate who briefly stopped his fatal bloody stabbing attack on a guard to clean his hand and chew gum from ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | Inmate who paused to chew gum while killing guard gets life Comments 0 Comments

Man dies as air bag inflator ruptures during car repair

DETROIT (AP) — Another person has been killed in the U.S. by an exploding Takata air bag inflator, but this death wasn’t the result ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:14 p.m. | | Man dies as air bag inflator ruptures during car repair Comments 0 Comments

Electric car maker scraps plans for $1B Vegas plant

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — An electric car maker said Monday it is deserting its plan to construct a $1 billion manufacturing plant in southern Nevada ...

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Posted: jul. 10, 2017 10:14 p.m. | | Electric car  maker scraps plans for $1B Vegas plant Comments 0 Comments

Report: Trump Jr. promised damaging info about Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s eldest son said Sunday he met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer shortly after his father clinched the Republican nomination, hoping to ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2017 8:49 p.m. | | Report: Trump Jr. promised damaging info about Clinton Comments 0 Comments

Teen bit in head by bear wakes up to ‘crunching sound’

WARD, Colo. (AP) — A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head ...

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Posted: jul. 09, 2017 8:49 p.m. | | Teen bit in head by  bear wakes up to  ‘crunching sound’ Comments 0 Comments

Stocks held back by slumps for energy, auto parts companies

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes were mixed Wednesday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices, but technology stocks rose and reversed a ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 9:01 p.m. | | Stocks held back by slumps for energy, auto parts companies Comments 0 Comments

Oil pipeline developer ends private security in N. Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline said Wednesday that it no longer has private security personnel in North ...

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Antitrust regulators sign off on Cabela’s sale to Bass Pro

SIDNEY, Neb. (AP) — U.S. antitrust regulators have ended their investigation into Bass Pro Shops’ $4 billion deal to buy Cabela’s, Cabela’s said ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 9:01 p.m. | | Antitrust regulators sign off on Cabela’s sale to Bass Pro Comments 0 Comments

Video shows more of fatal 2013 San Francisco airliner crash

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A video has surfaced showing the fiery 2013 crash of a commercial airliner on approach at San Francisco International Airport and a ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 9:00 p.m. | | Video shows more of fatal 2013 San Francisco airliner crash Comments 0 Comments

California sheriff denies jailhouse informant system

SANTA ANA (AP) — Questioned in court, a Southern California sheriff denied the existence of a jailhouse informant system run by her department’s deputies.

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Workers slow to return to work after UPS shooting

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Only five of nearly 40 San Francisco UPS workers have returned to work after witnessing the fatal shootings of three colleagues last ...

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California’s runoff-swollen ‘Killer Kern’ river claims lives

BAKERSFIELD (AP) — Rescuers are scrambling this year on central California’s snowmelt-swollen Kern River, which has claimed the lives of 8 people since March, according ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 9:00 p.m. | | California’s runoff-swollen ‘Killer Kern’ river claims lives Comments 0 Comments

Detained immigrant children entitled to court hearing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrant children who cross the border without their parents have the right to a court hearing to challenge any decision to detain ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 9:00 p.m. | | Detained immigrant children entitled to court hearing Comments 0 Comments

Clerk killed in California robbery was hardworking father

ANTIOCH (AP) — A Northern California gas station worker who was killed in an armed robbery this week was a hardworking father who moved to the ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 8:59 p.m. | | Clerk killed in California robbery was hardworking father Comments 0 Comments

Officer’s killer had ranted about police killing and abusing

NEW YORK (AP) — A killer who strode up to a mobile police command post and put a bullet in an officer’s head Wednesday had ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 8:59 p.m. | | Officer’s killer had ranted about police killing and abusing Comments 0 Comments

Utah lawmaker urges solutions to crime after car hits crowd

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police searched Wednesday for a driver who barreled into a crowd of people on a Salt Lake City sidewalk and killed ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 8:59 p.m. | | Utah lawmaker urges solutions to crime after car hits crowd Comments 0 Comments

Looming execution divides mother, daughter of slain deputy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The daughter of a sheriff’s deputy killed by a man set to be executed in Virginia said Wednesday that she has ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 8:59 p.m. | | Looming execution divides mother, daughter of slain deputy Comments 0 Comments

Texas attorney general’s donors include conservative group

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ attorney general disclosed Wednesday that a Washington-based conservative group is helping pay his legal defense on criminal securities fraud charges, the ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 8:59 p.m. | | Texas attorney general’s donors include conservative group Comments 0 Comments

New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The campaign manager for Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds apologized Wednesday for behavior that prompted his arrest for public intoxication, saying he ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 8:55 p.m. | | New campaign manager for Iowa governor ‘sorry’ after arrest Comments 0 Comments

Gunman kills 3, wounds 4th before being shot dead by police

MADISON, Maine (AP) — A gunman shot and killed his partner, their adult son and a neighbor and wounded a fourth person before being fatally shot ...

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Posted: jul. 05, 2017 8:55 p.m. | | Gunman kills 3, wounds 4th before being shot dead by police Comments 0 Comments

North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota tribes are asking state officials for more help to address the opioid epidemic on their reservations.

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Posted: jul. 04, 2017 11:17 p.m. | | North Dakota tribes seek state help with addiction treatment Comments 0 Comments

Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort

RED HOOK, N.Y. (AP) — Maybe it will take a village to fight Lyme disease. Or a bunch of them.

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Posted: jul. 04, 2017 11:05 p.m. | | Tick towns: Researchers target neighborhoods in Lyme effort Comments 0 Comments

Trump’s 2nd chance to make 1st impression

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will learn this week whether he gets a second chance to make a first impression as he returns to Europe ...

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