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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions.Drug gangs have long penetrated s ...more

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A woman is to be sentenced next month for setting a wildfire on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in central Oregon because her firefighter friends were bored and needed work.The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that 2 ...more

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BREWTON, Ala. (AP) — A band director who just started a new job in Georgia appeared before a judge Friday on charges he had sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama.Charges of sexual abuse, unlawful imprisonment and six cri ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso was arrested Friday on suspicion of drunken driving, the latest black eye for the state's majority party and the 40-member chamber that suspended three other Democrats facing legal troubles. ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — An auto safety advocacy group has asked the U.S. government to investigate power system failures in Chrysler vehicles that could cause them to stall while being driven.The Center for Auto Safety, a nonprofit group founded by Ralph ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of Californians who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will get a second chance to apply for college scholarships under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown.Brown on Friday announced signing SB384 ...more

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A coalition of lawyers filed a lawsuit Friday to halt the quick deportation of Central American women and children, saying immigrants at a New Mexico detention center don't have proper access to lawyers and are being forced to ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn."We are deeply concerned about this," said B ...more

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina state trooper who arrested NFL defensive lineman Sam Montgomery at a traffic stop last June has been fired, state officials said Friday.The Department of Public Safety said in a news release that Lance Cp ...more

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HAVANA (AP) — Members of Colombia's military met face-to-face Friday with Marxist rebel leaders for the first time as talks aimed at ending a half-century war enter a decisive phase.Peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colom ...more