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WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a rare triple play of government benefits.Nearly 60,000 veterans collected more than $3.5 billion last year in military retirement pay, disability benefits from Veterans Affairs and disability checks from Social Security.< ...more

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A potential copper and gold mine at the headwaters of one of the world's richest salmon runs is both an environmentalist rallying cry and a potent issue in development-happy Alaska that could help Democratic Sen. Mark Begich su ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some in the U.S. military are complaining about a sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.The survey is conducted every two years. But this year's ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.The girls were in a crosswalk ...more

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Less than a year after taking over Michigan's athletic department, Dave Brandon hired Brady Hoke to be his football coach.Now, with that football program floundering through a dismal season, Brandon is done as athletic di ...more

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.The judge on Friday called for retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah ...more

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VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — Police in Vancouver, Washington, say two 7-year-old girls and a 20-year-old woman were seriously hurt Friday night when they were hit by a car while trick-or-treating.The Columbian reports ( ) that poli ...more

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The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals: ...more

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China passed a counter-espionage law on Saturday aimed at tightening state security and helping build a "comprehensive" national security system, state media reported. The law will allow authorities to seal or seize any pr ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes were killed by a hit-and-run driver at a Southern California intersection Friday night, authorities said.The girls were in a crosswalk near an elementary school in Sa ...more