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North Dakota pipeline spill cleanup may take weeks

Jul 10, 2014

By JOSH WOOD and JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Company and tribal officials say a pipeline on North Dakota's Fort Berthold Indian reservation has leaked 1 million gallons of saltwater, with some of the fluid finding its way to a bay that leads to a lake that provides ...

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In New Orleans, a 10-year sentence for Ray Nagin

Jul 10, 2014

By KEVIN McGILL and ALLEN G. BREED, Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confidant self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.

Next stop for former New ...

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Heart pounds, eyes close on the tallest waterslide

Jul 10, 2014

By BILL DRAPER, Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Halfway up the 264 stairs leading to the top of the world's tallest waterslide, it was clear this was the most breathtaking ride I'd ever encountered.

And that was before I ever stepped foot in the raft.

Two-thirds of the way up the ...

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California man faces prison for economic espionage

Jul 10, 2014

By PAUL ELIAS

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California chemical engineer is facing more than 20 years in prison for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling to China the technology that creates a white pigment.

A jury convicted Walter Liew, 56, of selling DuPont Co.'s secret recipe for ...

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Cleanup from fatal storms begins in Eastern states

Jul 10, 2014

By JOHN KEKIS and MICHAEL HILL, Associated Press

SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Residents of this rural central New York town on Wednesday picked through debris from homes battered by a deadly tornado, and utility crews worked to restore power in several Eastern states hit by severe storms.

In all, five ...

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$14M to beaten Giants fan returns security focus

Jul 10, 2014

By ROBERT JABLON and ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after his savage beating at the hands of Los Angeles fans at Dodger Stadium drew attention to sporting event violence, Bryan Stow was awarded about $14 million when a jury found the team was negligent.

For one juror,

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AP Exclusive: Disabled often banned from voting

Jul 10, 2014

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD, AP Political Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — At a time when election officials are struggling to convince more Americans to vote, advocates for the disabled say thousands of people with autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and other intellectual or developmental disabilities have ...

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Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Jul 10, 2014

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah has decided to go straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue against gay marriage, meaning the nation's highest court will have at least one same-sex marriage case on its plate when it returns in October.

The office of the Utah attorney ...

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Heads up, World Cup teams: The robots are coming

Jul 10, 2014

By KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When robots first started playing soccer, it was a challenge for them just to see the ball. And to stay upright.

But the machines participating in this month's international RoboCup tournament are making passes and scoring points. Their ultimate ...

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1 dead in Tennessee armory shooting; 1 in custody

Jul 10, 2014

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A longtime member of the National Guard was fatally shot at a Guard armory in Tennessee on Wednesday and a second man was taken into custody for questioning, officials said.

The shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday in the town of Lobelville, about 75 miles southwest of ...

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6 dead, 4 children, in suburban Houston shooting

Jul 10, 2014

By MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A father opened fire at a suburban Houston home Wednesday, killing four of his children as well as two adults who were with them, and critically wounding his 15-year-old daughter, authorities said.

The teenager was able to call 911 and later ...

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Agency accused of violating law on remains, relics

Jul 9, 2014

By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An independent federal agency is calling for an investigation into allegations that U.S. officials ignored a law requiring them to catalog, preserve and ultimately return human remains and relics to American Indian tribes.

The U.S.

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Dodgers found partly responsible in fan beating

Jul 9, 2014

By ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A San Francisco Giants fan who suffered brain damage in a beating in a Dodger Stadium parking lot won his negligence lawsuit on Wednesday, with a jury agreeing that the Dodgers didn't provide adequate security and were partly to blame for the ...

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Nuclear site workers test thousands of air samples

Jul 9, 2014

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — About 12,000 air samples taken on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation this year after more than three dozen workers reported being sickened by chemical vapors have failed to find a cause for the problem, Hanford officials said Wednesday.

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Groups: Immigrant minors need deportation lawyers

Jul 9, 2014

By MANUEL VALDES, Associated Press

SEATTLE (AP) — A coalition of immigrant rights advocacy groups sued the federal government Wednesday, saying the vast majority of minors in deportation proceedings lack legal representation.

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of ...

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Woman charged with manslaughter in overdose death

Jul 9, 2014

By MARTHA MENDOZA, AP National Writer

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley success story turned sordid this week with the arrest of an upscale prostitute who allegedly left a Google executive dying on his yacht after shooting him up with a deadly hit of heroin.

Forrest Hayes, 51, was found dead ...

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Utah to appeal gay marriage ruling to high court

Jul 9, 2014

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah is going directly to the nation's highest court to challenge an appellate ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.

If the U.S. Supreme court decides to take the ...

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Estimated 1M gallons of saltwater leaks in ND bay

Jul 9, 2014

By JOSH WOOD and JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Officials say around 1 million gallons of saltwater spilled into a North Dakota bay, causing some environmental damage but sparing a nearby lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation.

Three ...

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First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp

Jul 9, 2014

By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press

MANCHESTER, Md. (AP) — More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp. Then, the sky began to darken and a light rain began to fall.

A supervisor at the Christian ...

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New York police see risks with drones' popularity

Jul 9, 2014

By TOM HAYS, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — One private drone crash-landed in midtown Manhattan. Another caused alarm by hovering over Times Square amid tight security during Super Bowl week. Most recently, authorities say, another had a close brush with a police helicopter near the George ...

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