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Authorities: Man set fire at California airport

Jul 11, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A man is in custody on suspicion of arson after authorities say he set fire to cardboard inside a baggage claim area at a San Francisco Bay Area airport.

The fire around 3:30 a.m. Friday at Oakland International Airport charred a wall but otherwise caused no damage. Airport ...

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John Seigenthaler, Tennessee journalist, dies

Jul 11, 2014

By KRISTIN M. HALL, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Seigenthaler, the journalist who edited The Tennessean newspaper, helped shape USA Today and worked for civil rights during the Kennedy administration, died Friday at his Nashville home at age 86, his son said.

In his wide-ranging ...

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Spanish citizenship offer appeals to US Jews

Jul 11, 2014

By FERNANDO PEINADO, Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — A recent Spanish law granting dual citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews expelled more than 500 years ago has drawn the interest of communities in the U.S.

There are an estimated 3 million Sephardic Jews worldwide, and it is expected that ...

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Anthrax scare reveals more CDC lab safety problems

Jul 11, 2014

By MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — Citing an anthrax scare and a recurring problem with safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday shut down two research labs and stopped shipping highly dangerous germs to other labs.

One of the closed facilities was involved an ...

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House chairman: $3.7 billion request 'too much'

Jul 11, 2014

By ERICA WERNER and ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency request for the border crisis is too big and the House won't approve it, the chairman of the House committee that controls spending said Friday.

"It's too much money. We don't ...

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Alarms, firework report investigated in fatal fire

Jul 11, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The building where five members of one family died along with two other victims in an intense blaze had an alarm system, yet witnesses say no warning sounded. That's one thing investigators are focusing on, along with reports that sounds of ...

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Texas shooting suspect collapses in court

Jul 11, 2014

By MICHAEL GRACZYK and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, has collapsed in court as a prosecutor recited the charges against him.

A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a ...

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Inventor pushes solar panels for roads, highways

Jul 11, 2014

By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The solar panels that Idaho inventor Scott Brusaw has built aren't meant for rooftops. They are meant for roads, driveways, parking lots, bike trails and, eventually, highways.

Brusaw, an electrical engineer, says the hexagon-shaped ...

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Wife in Ga. hot car death case has attorney

Jul 11, 2014

By JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.

Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris.

Her husband, Justin Ross Harris,

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Police: Woman in 2 heroin deaths panicky then calm

Jul 11, 2014

By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The second time, police say, she just walked away.

Tichelman, 26, faces manslaughter charges in ...

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Fall elections loom over governors' meeting

Jul 11, 2014

By STEVE PEOPLES and ERIK SCHELZIG, Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Partisan divisions over immigration, education and health care are intensifying as dozens of the nation's governors meet just months before elections thick with presidential implications.

The three-day gathering of the ...

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Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi

Jul 11, 2014

By BRADLEY KLAPPER and DONNA CASSATA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi,

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Gunman demanded to know ex-wife's whereabouts

Jul 10, 2014

By MICHAEL GRACZYK and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press

SPRING, Texas (AP) — A man charged with killing four children and their parents forced his way into the family's suburban Houston home, tied them up and shot them in the back of the head when they refused to tell him where his ex-wife ...

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Cleanup area extends nearly 2 miles after ND spill

Jul 10, 2014

By JOSH WOOD and JAMES MacPHERSON, Associated Press

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday.

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Clippers trial put on hold past Tuesday deadline

Jul 10, 2014

By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A trial that could determine the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers was delayed Thursday until after a deadline to conclude a $2 billion sale — and a scheduled NBA vote on the deal — but there is hope for more time.

Donald Sterling has ...

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Fireworks reports checked in deadly apartment fire

Jul 10, 2014

By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — A fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.

Authorities are looking ...

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Prostitute in Google exec case linked to 2nd death

Jul 10, 2014

By KATHLEEN FOODY and TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their ...

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Guns found at teen slaying suspect's home in Tenn.

Jul 10, 2014

By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II, Associated Press

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police found a store of firearms Thursday at the home of a 15-year-old boy charged with shooting a longtime member of the National Guard at a Tennessee armory as investigators explored possible motives, an official said.

"Several"

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Mayor signs law to create NYC municipal ID cards

Jul 10, 2014

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses, providing a valuable document to access certain services for those who struggled to get them.

De Blasio,

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Questions and answers about saltwater spills

Jul 10, 2014

By JOHN FLESHER, AP Environmental Writer

An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's ...

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