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(Reuters) - Michael Phelps made an ominous return to international competition on Friday, qualifying for the final of the 100 meters freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships at Australia's Gold Coast. Taking on the world's best sprinters in ...more

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TWISP, Wash. (AP) — Officials in areas of north-central Washington hard-hit by wildfire this summer say heavy rain has triggered flash floods and mud slides, damaging some homes, blocking portions of three highways and stranding some motorists.T ...more

AP News - 11 mins ago

A former New York City businessman who has spent 24 years in prison after being convicted of setting a fire that killed his mentally ill daughter is scheduled to walk out of a maximum-security prison in Pennsylvania a free man.A federal judge th ...more

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FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The fiancee of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez is set to ask a judge to throw out allegations that she lied to a grand jury.Shayanna Jenkins is scheduled to appear before a Fall River Superior Court ju ...more

AP News - 20 mins ago

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Farming is hip in New England.Across the region, young people are choosing crops over cubicles, new farms are popping up and the local food movement is spreading.Farmers and industry experts agree New England is buck ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont congressional delegation and other dignitaries from across the state are due in Rutland for the funeral of former U.S. Sen. Jim Jeffords who died earlier this week at age 80.Jeffords was a former U.S. senator prob ...more

AP News - 35 mins ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.Daniel Ken Holtzclaw, ...more

Reuters News - 53 mins ago

By David Alexander WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the Uni ...more

AP News - 53 mins ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Two men have been charged in connection with a 20-hour standoff this week in a Chicago suburb that police say began as a robbery attempt.The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/1msHpWk ) cites the Cook County state's attorney's offic ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said Thursday he would love to see Mitt Romney run again for president and teased the GOP's former nominee at one point that the "third time's the charm."Appearing with Ryan at a public event for the first time ...more