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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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Disabled people denied voting rights, group says

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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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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California man sentenced to 15 years for espionage

Jul 10, 2014

By PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28.3 million for a rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China a secret recipe to a widely used white pigment.

U.S. District ...

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Eileen Ford, founder of Ford Model Agency, dies

Jul 10, 2014

By BETH J. HARPAZ, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Modeling agency founder Eileen Ford, who shaped a generation's standards of beauty as she built an empire and launched the careers of Candice Bergen, Lauren Hutton, Christie Brinkley and countless others, has died.

She was 92 and died Wednesday of ...

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Parts of US Capitol closed after asbestos accident

Jul 10, 2014

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — An accident involving asbestos work forced a temporary closure of the House side of the Capitol on Thursday and prompted House leaders to delay the day's session for two hours.

A hazardous materials response team was in the building following an ...

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Louisiana ruling on confession rankles Catholics

Jul 10, 2014

By MELINDA DESLATTE, Associated Press

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Catholics are decrying a recent Louisiana Supreme Court decision that reaches into the most sanctified of church places, the confessional booth.

The ruling revives a lawsuit that contends a priest should have reported allegations of sexual ...

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Judge: Gay couples can keep marrying in Colorado

Jul 10, 2014

By NICHOLAS RICCARDI, Associated Press

DENVER (AP) — Gay couples can keep getting married in Colorado, even though the state's gay marriage ban is still in effect, a judge ruled Thursday.

The decision added to the national confusion over same-sex marriage, as the judge said a county clerk can ...

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Police back off on plan to take explicit photo

Jul 10, 2014

By MATTHEW BARAKAT, Associated Press

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia on Thursday backed off efforts to take sexually explicit photos of a 17-year-old to prove a sexting case against him.

Police and prosecutors faced a wave of criticism following news media reports that they had obtained a ...

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Iowa flooding 911 call: 'A boy went in the sewer'

Jul 10, 2014

By RYAN J. FOLEY, Associated Press

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A passing motorist tells authorities a "boy went in the sewer" and "his mother is yelling for him" during a 911 call that prompted a frantic search for two Iowa teenagers swept into an open storm drain during a flash flood. One died and ...

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Los Alamos to get new supercomputer

Jul 10, 2014

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Los Alamos National Laboratory is getting a next-generation supercomputer to help maintain the safety and effectiveness of the nation's nuclear weapons.

The National Nuclear Security Administration announced Thursday that it is contracting with Cray Inc. to help develop the ...

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Man who killed Michigan family gets life in prison

Jul 10, 2014

By COREY WILLIAMS, Associated Press

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Lakshminivasa Nerusu stabbed his wife 59 times and later slit the throats of his two children when they returned to their Michigan home from school in 2008. After that, he spent nearly five years on the run in India, hiding from professional ...

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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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