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Washington fire holds steady; more storms expected

Jul 13, 2014

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — A wildfire burning on about 34 square miles of grass, brush and timber in central Washington did not grow on Saturday, but officials worry that storms forecast to arrive Sunday afternoon could cause explosive growth.

The Mills Canyon Fire, burning near Entiat (EHN'-tee-aht),

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Mayor: Cop killer lay in wait for police to arrive

Jul 13, 2014

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A gunman who killed a rookie officer responding to a report of an armed robbery at a drugstore early Sunday never tried to rob the store and instead lay in wait for police, telling a witness to watch the news because he was "going to be ...

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Space station shipment launched from Virginia

Jul 13, 2014

By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn, Associated Press

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A fresh delivery is on its way to the International Space Station.

Orbital Sciences Corp. launched a cargo ship Sunday from the Virginia coast. Daylight limited visibility, but sky-gazers from North Carolina to New Jersey ...

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Small SC town rallies for fired gay police chief

Jul 13, 2014

By JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

LATTA, S.C. (AP) — When openly gay police chief Crystal Moore was fired by a mayor who condemned her lifestyle as "questionable," she feared her two decade career in law enforcement in this town was over.

Then, this conservative, small town rebelled.

The people of ...

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'Planet of the Apes' thumps chest with $73M debut

Jul 13, 2014

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer

NEW YORK (AP) — "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" thumped its chest at the box office with a $73 million opening weekend.

According to studio estimates Sunday, Fox's "Planet of the Apes" sequel road excellent reviews and high anticipation to one of the summer's best ...

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Retired teacher goes on trial in wife's cliff push

Jul 13, 2014

By PATRICK WHITTLE, Associated Press

CAMDEN, Maine (AP) — Charles and Lisa Black moved to Maine after careers as teachers in Kansas, pursuing an idyllic retirement that prosecutors say was destroyed by arguments over money and infidelity before both plummeted off a cliff.

Prosecutors say ...

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Bus and car collide in Indiana; 1 dead, 18 hurt

Jul 13, 2014

RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a Greyhound bus and car collided on a highway near Indiana's border with Ohio, killing one person and injuring at least 18 others.

Wayne County spokesman Jonathan Duke says the accident happened Sunday morning on interstate 70 near Richmond, which is about 70 ...

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Heads up! Supermoon is here

Jul 13, 2014

By The Associated Press

Look! Up in the sky! It's supermoon!

Because our celestial neighbor is relatively close to Earth, these full moons will appear to be unusually large. That distance varies because the moon follows an elliptical orbit. When it's close and full, it appears bigger and brighter ...

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California triple homicide seen as tenant dispute

Jul 13, 2014

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man is accused of shooting and killing three people Saturday in what authorities are investigating as a possible tenant-landlord dispute, police said.

John Izeal Smith, 35, opened fire on police officers with a rifle before barricading himself inside a home in the Los ...

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Israel-NYC flight makes safe emergency landing

Jul 13, 2014

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.

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Man convicted of deadly attack on sleeping kids

Jul 12, 2014

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old boy who was trying to protect his sister from a sexual assault.

Osvaldo Rivera, of Camden, was found guilty Friday of felony murder. He faces life in prison when he's sentenced Oct. 23.

Camden County authorities say ...

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Candidate scraps shotgun-blast ad against Congress

Jul 12, 2014

RICHLAND, Wash. (AP) — A Democrat running for Congress in conservative central Washington on Saturday removed an online campaign video that showed him blasting an elephant-shaped piñata with a shotgun.

The Tri-City Herald reported (http://is.gd/17w5n6 ) that the advertisement for Estakio ...

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Tracy Morgan released from rehab month after crash

Jul 12, 2014

By BRUCE SHIPKOWSKI, Associated Press

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has been released from a rehabilitation facility as he heals from serious injuries he suffered in a car crash that left a fellow comedian dead, his spokesman said Saturday.

Morgan will continue ...

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Girl whose 6 family members were killed recovering

Jul 12, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) — A 15-year-old girl suburban Houston girl who survived an attack in which her parents and four younger siblings were killed says she's on the road to recovery.

The Houston Chronicle (http://bit.ly/W7DO9W ) reports that Cassidy Stay also thanked first responders Saturday during a ...

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Districts debate merits of master's for teachers

Jul 12, 2014

By JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools. The issue is stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who ...

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Teddy Roosevelt library to rely on digital efforts

Jul 12, 2014

By KEVIN BURBACH, Associated Press

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt's love of the country's untouched, natural beauty spurred him to create and conserve hundreds of national forests, parks and monuments during his presidency.

His legacy, though, is being preserved digitally.

A devoted group of ...

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Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Jul 12, 2014

By KRISTEN de GROOT, Associated Press Writer

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, confirmed that ...

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Associate: Tommy Ramone, last of the Ramones, dies

Jul 12, 2014

By KRISTEN de GROOT, Associated Press

Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, said Ramone died on ...

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Crews battle wildfires in Washington, California

Jul 12, 2014

ENTIAT, Wash. (AP) — Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 32 square miles in central Washington.

The blaze threatened more than 200 homes and damaged a few outbuildings in Chelan County near Entiat, roughly midway between ...

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Chinese man accused of hacking into US computers

Jul 11, 2014

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities have charged a Chinese businessman with hacking into the computer systems of U.S. companies with large defense contracts, including Boeing, to steal data on military projects, including some of the latest fighter jets, officials ...

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