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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Relief could be on the horizon for strapped public services in the Northern Plains' booming oil patch, as elected leaders in Montana and North Dakota move to steer more money into the region during the states' upcoming legislativ ...more

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Wildlife managers say they believe the black bear that eluded capture in a Phoenix suburb earlier this week finally has been caught.The bear was captured Christmas morning in the backyard of an empty home in eastern Mesa.< ...more

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's Cabinet on Thursday endorsed a 2015 budget that projects a slight increase in spending and a significant drop in revenues due to sliding oil prices, resulting in a nearly $39 billion deficit.In a sign o ...more

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two Saudi women detained for nearly a month in defiance of a ban on females driving were referred on Thursday to a court established to try terrorism cases, several people close to the defendants said.The cases ...more

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HAMMONTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman leaving Christmas Eve Mass in New Jersey was struck and killed by a minivan while crossing the street.Hammonton police that the 77-year-old woman was struck by a Chevy Venture after leaving St. Anth ...more

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EASTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts fire officials have come to the rescue of a capsized kayaker who may have been trying to install a Charlie Brown cutout on a raft that holds a Christmas tree at the center of a pond.The Daily Hampshire Gaz ...more

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WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. (AP) — This year's re-enactment of George Washington's Christmas Day trip across the Delaware River will have considerably better weather than the original.The 62nd annual re-enactment of Washington's 1776 crossing is sl ...more

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ATLANTA (AP) — Here's a look at some key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:_DEMOCRATS' ELECTORAL COLLEGE BASELINE: Democrats have won the same group of states worth 242 electoral votes for every election since 199 ...more

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GRAY, La. (AP) — A man named after whiskey has named his son for bourbon.Thirty-one-year-old Jack Daniels Leathers of Gray says he and his 23-year-old wife, Lydia Leathers, chose the name well before their marriage.He tells The Courier (h ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — Peace talks between the Syrian government and the opposition could be held in Moscow next month, Russia's Foreign Ministry said Thursday.The talks are set to take place sometime after Jan. 20, ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevi ...more