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 2018-01-24 07:09 

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Alcohol board approves ban on distilleries serving cocktails...

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - The Alaska Alcoholic Beverage Control Board has upended the state's distilleries by approving new regulations that forbid them from serving mixed drinks. The Juneau Empire reports that the board's decision came Tuesday at the...

 2018-01-24 07:09 

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City sues building owner for running alleged illegal hotel...

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York City Mayor's Office is accusing a Manhattan landlord of converting a rent-stabilized building into an illegal hotel. Officials say the building in the Chelsea neighborhood has a long list of complaints dating back to 2014,...

 2018-01-24 07:08 

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Teen accused of bringing gun to school, bragging online...

WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) - Police say a 15-year-old accused of bringing a gun to a Connecticut high school and boasting about it online has been charged. Wolcott police searched the teen's home Tuesday after receiving a report that he had been seen with a ...

 2018-01-24 07:07 

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Customs agents find $10,000 sewn into traveler's pocket...

BOSTON (AP) - Customs agents at Boston's Logan International Airport say a traveler arriving from Israel was found to have $10,000 sewn into his pants. Customs officials said Tuesday that the man significantly underreported the amount of cash he was c...

 2018-01-24 07:06 

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Big quake and tsunami fears rattle temblor-prone Alaskans...

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaskans are major pros when it comes to earthquakes. But even they get rattled by the strong ones, as Tuesday's early morning shaker proved. For the most part, however, cool heads prevailed, reinforced by years of going throu...

 2018-01-24 07:06 

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Japanese snowboarder has tricks, height for Olympic gold...

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - His first name, loosely translated into English, means "Walk the Dream ." No wonder, then, that back home in Japan, expectations soar nearly as high as snowboarder Ayumu Hirano's jumps above the halfpipe. Hirano stands at o...

 2018-01-24 07:04 

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Students uninjured after school bus slides down icy street...

SUTTON, Mass. (AP) - Officials in a Massachusetts town say no one was hurt when a school bus full of middle and high school students slid backward down an icy road and crashed into a stopped car. A nearby resident captured video of the crash early Tuesday...

 2018-01-24 07:02 

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Cheyenne students and nonprofit giving 4 families homes...

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Four families will get new homes this year, and students from three of Cheyenne's high schools are helping grant that dream. Cheyenne's Central High began partnering with Habitat for Humanity of Laramie County nearly two deca...

 2018-01-24 07:02 

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Gillette College players hit the court as community referees...

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - There were two minutes left before tipoff and the referees were nowhere to be found. It was two minutes before 9 p.m. on a Monday night. The Regulators were facing off against MDH/ANB Bank in the new auxiliary gymnasium at Thunder Ba...

 2018-01-24 07:02 

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Retired Air Force fighter pilot finds solace on slopes...

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Fred Weems' chest-length white beard, black leather jacket and owl-shaped knit cap gave him the appearance of an off-season Santa Claus as he stood with his skis in the Snowy Range Ski Area lodge. A retired U.S. Air Force Lieutena...

 2018-01-24 07:02 

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Advocates working to end homelessness in Las Cruces...

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - In February of 2011, an arctic cold front covered Las Cruces in ice and snow. The low temperature of minus-5 on Feb 3 was the fourth coldest on record. For those living on the streets, the situation was critical. It was from that w...

 2018-01-24 06:57 

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DA seeks to bar parents from contacting 13 kids kept captive...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The parents accused of torturing 12 of their children and keeping them chained to beds for months and so malnourished their growth was stunted will appear in court Wednesday as prosecutors ask a judge to bar them from contacting their k...

 2018-01-24 06:34 

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Williams, Carter lead Fresno State past UNLV 69-63...

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Bryson Williams tossed in 20 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Terrell Carter II added 18 points, six rebounds and a pair of blocked shots in the final seconds to help Fresno State hold off UNLV 69-63 on Tuesday night. Fresno State (15...

 2018-01-24 06:18 

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Foreigners linked to Palestinians face Israeli visa troubles...

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - American Kate Hamad doesn't dare leave Ramallah, fearing trouble, even deportation, if stopped at an Israeli checkpoint on the outskirts of the autonomous Palestinian city in the West Bank. Israel rejected her request for a ...

 2018-01-24 06:03 

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Oprah visits Alabama grave of woman honored in Globes speech...

ABBEVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Oprah Winfrey has visited the grave of a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention and whose story was highlighted in Winfrey's recent Golden Globes speech. Winfrey said in an Instagram post...

 2018-01-24 05:55 

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'Enjoy hell:' Doctor's sentence next for assaulting gymnasts...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - After listening to the riveting pleas of more than 150 victims, a judge is set to sentence a Michigan doctor who parlayed his reputation and personal charm into years of sexual abuse by molesting Olympic gymnasts and other young fema...

 2018-01-24 05:31 

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Top Democrat rescinds offer of $25 billion for Trump's wall...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer has pulled back an offer of $25 billion for President Donald Trump's long-promised southern border wall, as lawmakers scrambled to figure out how to push a deal to protect 700,000 or more so-called D...

 2018-01-24 05:29 

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MPR releases more details of allegations against Keillor...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Public Radio has provided additional details of allegations of sexual harassment against humorist Garrison Keillor, saying his alleged conduct went well beyond his account in November of accidentally touching a woman's bar...

 2018-01-24 05:27 

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NCAA looking into how Michigan State handled Nassar case...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - The NCAA is examining how Michigan State University handled the case of sports doctor Larry Nassar, who faces prison time for sexually assaulting Olympic gymnasts and other young female athletes. Nassar worked at Michigan State and U...

 2018-01-24 05:27 

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Work requirements may prompt more states to expand Medicaid...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Conservative state lawmakers who have resisted expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are re-thinking that stance now that the Trump administration is allowing work requirements for low-income recipients. Expanding Medicaid to ...

 2018-01-24 05:11 

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New Hampshire considers hiring state demographer...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire's demographics are changing, and some lawmakers want to make sure policy makers keep that in mind. The House Executive Departments and Administration Committee is holding a public hearing Wednesday on a bill that wou...

 2018-01-24 05:10 

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Oyster farming proposal fuels debate on New Hampshire river...

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - An application for a commercial license to grow oysters and clams near the mouth of a New Hampshire river is meeting considerable opposition from residents who feel it's wrong for the area. New England Superior Oyster has an applica...

 2018-01-24 05:09 

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Lawmakers to consider lowering minimum wage...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - A legislative panel will start considering a bill to soften the minimum wage hike approved by voters in 2016. Republicans and some business groups have pushed to reverse a law they argue will harm Maine's economy in the long-term...

 2018-01-24 05:07 

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Poland Springs manager nominated for Maine environment board...

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Republican Gov. Paul LePage wants a Poland Spring natural resources manager to sit on the state's board of environmental protection. Activist groups say a multinational bottled water company has no business sitting on a board tha...

 2018-01-24 05:06 

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Removal of Adirondack train cars delayed by Hudson flooding...

THURMAN, N.Y. (AP) - Plans to remove old tanker train cars from a rail line in the Adirondacks have been halted by Hudson River flooding. The Post-Star of Glens Falls reports that plans to remove the cars sitting between North River and Tahawus were halte...

 2018-01-24 05:05 

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Man sentenced to prison for burglarizing Buffalo dorm rooms...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A man who admits to burglarizing dorm rooms at the University at Buffalo has been sentenced to 3 years in prison. Darnell Cleveland was sentenced Tuesday in Erie County Court, where he pleaded guilty to burglary, forgery, identity the...

 2018-01-24 05:05 

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Man accused of biting of part of trooper's ear indicted...

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) - A pedestrian accused of biting off part of an Ohio trooper's ear has been indicted on charges including felonious assault and kidnapping. Court documents show that the Lorain County grand jury in Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh) also in...

 2018-01-24 05:04 

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Ex-police chief pleads not guilty to misdemeanor charge...

AKRON, Ohio (AP) - A former Ohio police chief who resigned amid accusations of potential misconduct has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge accusing him of attempted unauthorized use of a police database. Former Akron chief James Nice pleaded not g...

 2018-01-24 05:03 

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2 freelance writers win new journalism prize in California...

LOS ALTOS, Calif. (AP) - Two freelance journalists have won the first American Mosaic Journalism Prize for their stories about the struggles of U.S. immigrants and others that the prize founders say are underrepresented or misrepresented. Jaeah Lee of San...

 2018-01-24 05:02 

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Governor to file budget blueprint on heels of annual address...

BOSTON (AP) - Lawmakers are about to get their first peek at Gov. Charlie Baker's latest state budget. The Republican governor is scheduled to submit his election-year spending plan - likely to top $41 billion - to the Democratic-controlled Legislatur...

 2018-01-24 05:01 

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Thurber humor prize moving from New York City to Ohio...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio-based nonprofit named for humorist James Thurber says its annual ceremony to award the country's top humor writing prize is moving from New York City to Ohio this year. Thurber House, the boyhood home of Thurber, serves a...

 2018-01-24 04:56 

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Murder charge dropped for 1 of 3 Colorado bike club members...

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - A first-degree murder charge has been dropped against a motorcycle club member after an interview with the suspect's co-defendant gave police new information. The Grand Junction Sentinel reports that 42-year-old Rufus Bill...

 2018-01-24 04:35 

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US drone kills 2 militants from Haqqani network in Pakistan...

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistani officials and police say two missiles fired from a U.S. drone have struck a home near the Afghan border, killing two militants from the Haqqani network. Local police chief Ameer Zaman Khan says Wednesday's strike ...

 2018-01-24 04:35 

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The Latest: Keillor pushes back against expanded allegations...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The Latest on a Minnesota Public Radio statement giving new details of allegations of sexual harassment against former radio host Garrison Keillor (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Former radio host Garrison Keillor is pushing back against ...

 2018-01-24 04:32 

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The Latest: Oregon approves new taxes for Medicaid costs...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The Latest on an Oregon special election on whether to allow Medicaid taxes on hospitals and health insurers to stem health care costs since (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Oregon voters have approved taxes on hospitals, health insurers...

 2018-01-24 04:27 

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Oregon voters approve new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs...

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon voters approve new taxes to address rising Medicaid costs....

 2018-01-24 04:23 

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Ex-nurse sentenced for fondling sedated patient in Colorado...

DENVER (AP) - A former emergency room nurse in Colorado has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to attempted unlawful sexual contact with a patient who had been heavily sedated. The Denver Post reports that 45-year-old Thomas Mark...

 2018-01-24 04:21 

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4 people including 2 boys wounded in drive-by shooting...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Four people including two boys have been wounded in a drive-by shooting in Philadelphia. The shooting happened late Tuesday night. Police say the victims include two 13-year-old boys, who were both shot in the leg. They're hospital...

 2018-01-24 04:19 

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'People just ran': Students fled for lives in fatal shooting...

BENTON, Ky. (AP) - They ran silently, too stunned to shout. Some of the children ran into classrooms to hide from the boy with the gun. Some ran out of the building, into the fields, across the streets, through the doors of nearby businesses. "No one ...

 2018-01-24 04:15 

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DC area sniper requests a hearing to ask for lower sentence...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A sniper who randomly killed 10 people and terrorized the Washington, D.C., region more than 15 years ago is entitled to a new hearing to ask for a lighter sentence, his lawyer argued Tuesday to a federal appeals court. Lee Boyd Malvo...

 2018-01-24 04:10 

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MLK confidant and civil rights leader Wyatt Tee Walker dies...

CHESTER, Va. (AP) - The Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker, a leader in the civil rights movement who helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. assemble his famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail," has died. He was either 88 or 89. Family records showed different ye...

 2018-01-24 03:59 

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NYC mayor to meet with Trump in Washington...

NEW YORK (AP) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will be meeting Republican President Donald Trump to discuss infrastructure funding. City officials say the meeting will take place with other mayors at the White House Wednesday afternoon. The Democratic...

 2018-01-24 03:58 

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Supervisor Mark Farrell named interim San Francisco mayor...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Supervisors in San Francisco have appointed an interim mayor who will serve until a new mayor is elected citywide in June. Supervisor Mark Farrell was approved for the role Tuesday with a 6-3 vote. Board of Supervisors President Londo...

 2018-01-24 03:54 

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Attorney sentenced to prison for stealing from clients...

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) - A former suburban Chicago attorney has been sentenced to 54 months in prison for bilking the estates of several of clients. Robert Beck of Mount Prospect was accused of taking money from a client's estate and using it for personal...

 2018-01-24 03:41 

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96-year-old woman struck and killed while crossing a street...

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a 96-year-old Yakima woman was killed after being struck by a motorist while she was crossing a street. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports the woman was crossing the street at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 75-year-old...

 2018-01-24 03:39 

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Mike Pompeo, CIA director: North Korea leader may be getting bad information from inner circle...

CIA Director Mike Pompeo says U.S. spies fear North Korean leader Kim Jong Un may be getting inaccurate briefings from his circle of officials on the Trump administration's determination to neutralize Pyongyang's nuclear threat, raising the risk o...

 2018-01-24 03:34 

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Man pleads guilty to fatal shooting during botched robbery...

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A man has acknowledged shooting another man to death during a botched robbery in southern Montana. The Billings Gazette reports 38-year-old Ross Breshears struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to deliberate homicide in t...

 2018-01-24 03:25 

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Big Apple Circus clown resigns over sexual misconduct...

NEW YORK (AP) - A beloved circus performer known as Grandma the clown has resigned from the Big Apple Circus following accusations that he pressured a 16-year-old aerialist to pose for pornographic photos. The circus's chairman, Neil Kahanovitz, told ...

 2018-01-24 03:22 

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Body of missing Coos Bay man found near bay...

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) - The body of a missing Coos Bay man has been found near the North Bend boat ramp. Coos Bay police say the North Bend Police Department contacted them early Tuesday about officers on the scene of a man who had died. Coos Bay police ide...

 2018-01-24 03:18 

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Donald Trump at center of immigration debate...

President Trump emerged this week as the potential middle ground in the immigration debate, cutting a path between security-focused Republicans in the House and more illegal-immigrant-friendly senators from both parties. The president has said he is inter...

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