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Navy probes report of gunman at San Diego base

Apr 24, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.

Navy spokesman Brian O'Rourke said Thursday that a shelter-in-place order was issued for parts of the base.

O'Rourke stresses that there are ...

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Major oil & gas firm to list drilling chemicals

Apr 24, 2014

By KEVIN BEGOS and MATTHEW DALY

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it's unclear if ...

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FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

Apr 24, 2014

By MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, AP Tobacco Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.

Most everyone agrees a ban on selling them to kids would be a step forward. But health and public policy experts can't say for certain whether the electronic ...

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Family of slain TSA agent files claim for $25M

Apr 24, 2014

By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The widow and two children of a security screener killed in an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year have filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles.

AlderLaw P.C. said Thursday the claim was filed on behalf of the ...

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9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

Apr 24, 2014

By KAREN MATTHEWS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.

"The Rise of Al Qaeda," a brief documentary narrated by NBC ...

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Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange

Apr 24, 2014

By GOSIA WOZNIACKA, Associated Press

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An advisory panel has recommended that Oregon drop its trouble-plagued online health exchange for private policies and have Oregonians shop for them instead on the federal online marketplace.

A top Cover Oregon official, Alex Pettit, said ...

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Residents of Wyoming town allowed to return home

Apr 24, 2014

OPAL, Wyo. (AP) — Residents were allowed to return home Thursday, nearly 22 hours after an explosion at a natural gas processing plant forced the evacuation of their small southwestern Wyoming town.

Lincoln County spokesman Stephen Malik said that the evacuation order was lifted shortly after ...

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South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

Apr 24, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

TOKYO (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.

South Korea is reeling from ...

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After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

Apr 24, 2014

By SEAN MURPHY, Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday.

The move comes a day after the state Supreme Court removed one of the final obstacles, ruling late Wednesday that Clayton Lockett and Charles ...

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NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

Apr 24, 2014

By CHARLES D. WILSON, Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already issued still apply when the ...

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Nevada rancher Bundy condemned for racist remarks

Apr 24, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada rancher at the center of a national feud with the federal government over cattle grazing is facing sharp criticism for racist comments he made that were published in a New York Times article.

Cliven Bundy was quoted in the Times story making disparaging remarks about ...

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GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

Apr 24, 2014

By ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering ...

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Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

Apr 24, 2014

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said.

Mark Shand, chairman of an elephant conservation ...

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Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods

Apr 24, 2014

By LISA RATHKE and DAVE GRAM, Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods, underscoring a division between powerful lobbyists for the U.S. food industry and an American public that ...

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Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

Apr 24, 2014

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.

No comments were made in favor of the ban, so lawyers on both sides of the ...

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Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

Apr 24, 2014

By GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.

But now, years later, military prosecutors are trying to convince an ...

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Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

Apr 24, 2014

By JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life.

The weeks since have been ...

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Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

Apr 24, 2014

By JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.

Still, he cautioned that the United States needs to secure ...

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Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

Apr 23, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

Rivers and her daughter were discussing their reality show Tuesday on NBC's "Today" show ...

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