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Homeowner who fought off Trump is moving on

Jul 31, 2014

By SAMANTHA HENRY, Associated Press

She once called Donald Trump "a maggot, a cockroach and a crumb." This week, he remembered her as "an impossible person."

The woman who became a folk hero for resisting decades-long efforts by big-name developers like Trump to displace her Atlantic City ...

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AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers

Jul 31, 2014

By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press

IMMOKALEE, Fla. (AP) — Since Florida's frontier days when cattlemen drove their herds through the state's vast fields and forests, ranchers and native panthers have been natural enemies.

The ranchers seek to nurture and protect their calves, while the panthers see ...

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Immigration courts speed up children's cases

Jul 31, 2014

By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while waiting for their cases ...

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Ceremony to mark return of saint to Hawaii

Jul 31, 2014

By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER, Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) — Remains of a saint known for caring for exiled leprosy patients have been returned to Hawaii.

St. Marianne Cope's remains will arrive in a hearse Thursday at Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace in downtown Honolulu for a ceremony.

She died of ...

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Century-old pipe break points to national problem

Jul 31, 2014

By BRIAN MELLEY and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The rupture of a nearly century-old water main that ripped a 15-foot hole through Sunset Boulevard and turned a swath of the University of California, Los Angeles, into a mucky mess points to the risks and expense many cities ...

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Plane crashes in San Diego parking lot; 1 dead

Jul 31, 2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A small plane crashed in a San Diego shopping center parking lot Wednesday, killing an 80-year-old woman who was the lone passenger and injuring the pilot, authorities said.

The single-engine 1988 Mooney M-20L went down around 5:30 p.m. in a parking lot that serves a Costco and a ...

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Colorado man dies when trailer collapses in wind

Jul 31, 2014

By COLLEEN SLEVIN, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Heavy rain has brought much-needed moisture to Colorado's drought-stricken plains and has tested the recovery efforts in the foothill communities hit hard by flooding in September.

High winds from Tuesday night's storms that flooded streets up and ...

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Man on FBI's Most Wanted list in custody

Jul 30, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place.

The FBI reports on its website that Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara surrendered to authorities in Mexico and was ...

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Seattle police: 1 officer issued most pot tickets

Jul 30, 2014

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police officer has been reassigned after a review found he wrote about 80 percent of marijuana tickets issued in the city during the first half of 2014.

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said Wednesday on the department website that the unidentified officer issued 66 ...

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Cinema verite documentarian Robert Drew dies at 90

Jul 30, 2014

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer

Filmmaker Robert Drew, a pioneer of the modern documentary who in "Primary" and other movies mastered the intimate, spontaneous style known as cinema verite and schooled a generation of influential directors that included D.A. Pennebaker and Albert Maysles, has ...

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Foster parent charged with murder in hot car death

Jul 30, 2014

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man accused of leaving his 10-month-old foster child in a hot car where she died was charged Wednesday with murder.

Seth M. Jackson, 29, of Wichita, made his first court appearance on a charge of with first-degree murder. An ...

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Vegas victim: Crime spree was 'total terror'

Jul 30, 2014

By MICHELLE RINDELS, Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who was stabbed with a screwdriver while she unsuccessfully fought to save her husband from a pair of home invaders described Tuesday's deadly crime spree as "total terror."

Julie Ramos escaped the attack with bruises and stab wounds,

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Sheriff: Baby left in van outside doctor's office

Jul 30, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A doctor and nurses went to the aid of a 2-month-old baby girl after a Florida mom left the infant in a hot minivan outside a pediatrician's office for about an hour, authorities say.

The woman, who wasn't identified, faces a felony charge of child neglect, the Orange County ...

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Japanese search US archives for WWII MIA info

Jul 30, 2014

By CHRIS CAROLA, Associated Press

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Racing against time, members of a Japanese organization are combing a New York military museum's World War II records for information they hope will lead to the graves of American servicemen still listed as missing in action on Saipan.

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Key witness testifies in ex-governor's trial

Jul 30, 2014

By ALAN SUDERMAN and LARRY O'DELL, Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The government's key witness in the corruption trial for former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife testified Wednesday under the cloak of immunity, saying he gave them money because it was a business relationship, not ...

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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

Jul 30, 2014

By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Six city narcotics officers used gangland tactics to shake down drug dealers, relying on guns, badges, beatings and threats to extort huge piles of cash and cocaine, federal authorities charged in an indictment Wednesday.

The police officers ...

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Processing issue delays bar exam submissions

Jul 30, 2014

By CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Law school graduates sweated their way through the second and final day of their bar exams Wednesday, some relieved to see paper and pencil after running into a technical glitch that kept test takers in several states from uploading the ...

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Rains, smugglers damage US-Mexico border fence

Jul 30, 2014

By ASTRID GALVAN, Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol officials said Wednesday that agents discovered a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico just east of Nogales, Arizona.

The announcement was the second one this week about problems ...

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Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

Jul 30, 2014

By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) — The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminates against women.

Commissioner Frank Noonan said ...

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Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout

Jul 30, 2014

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer woes that paralyzed the president's new health care program last fall, nonpartisan investigators said in testimony released Wednesday.

After a months-long ...

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