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Warmer weather expected around California wildfire

Warmer weather expected around California wildfire

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) – Crews battling a wildfire in a far Northern California forest that has led to the evacuation of 250 homes are bracing for warmer, dryer weather. Fire spokesman Dave Schmitt says temperatures near the blaze in the Klamath National Forest are expected to be around 80 degrees on Monday, a few […]

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For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

For sale: Century-old cards of Ty Cobb, Cy Young

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) – A small auction house that’s becoming known for selling rare baseball memorabilia has come across a mother lode of cards prized by collectors. The collection from 1909, 1910 and 1911 features more than 1,400 cards including famous players like Cy Young and Ty Cobb. Troy Thibodeau from Saco River Auction Co. […]

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No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Many Americans are convinced there was no justification for a suburban St. Louis police officer to kill 18-year-old Michael Brown, because Brown was unarmed. Others are certain the shooting last month in Ferguson was justifiable because they believe Brown threatened the officer. But according to a CBS News/New York Times poll, […]

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Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – Safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths as states liberalize their marijuana laws. Researchers who have studied the issue are divided. Marijuana can slow decision-making, decrease peripheral vision and impede multitasking – all those are important driving skills. But unlike with […]

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2016 hopefuls jockey even before mid-term contest

2016 hopefuls jockey even before mid-term contest

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) – The finish line in November’s mid-term elections is just the start of the next race for the White House. The months leading up to the mid-terms offer a clearer window into a 2016 presidential field that has already begun jockeying for position in elections from Nevada to New Hampshire. The cross-country […]

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Texas’ Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

Texas’ Perry says disparaging tweet unauthorized

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a disparaging tweet from his personal account about the Democratic district attorney he’s charged with unlawfully trying to oust was unauthorized. A tweet from Perry’s account Sunday, after the other post was deleted, said he does “not condone the tweet.” The tweets were sent from […]

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Revel starts shutdown today after just 2 years

Revel starts shutdown today after just 2 years

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City’s 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out today when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel. Its casino will close early tomorrow. Revel is shutting down a little over two years after opening with high hopes of […]

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Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ferguson police began wearing the cameras Saturday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the newspaper officers had the devices on during a protest march […]

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US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect today, but he says officials cannot penalize the doctors and clinics that sued for breaking it until after a hearing. The law requires doctors who […]

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Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

Obama promoting economic gains as elections near

| September 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama is sounding more bullish these days about the nation’s recovery from the Great Recession. And the White House is encouraging Democrats to show similar optimism as they head into the November mid-term elections. Obama says, “There are reasons to feel good about the direction that we’re headed.” Despite turmoil […]

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