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SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Two sailors playing with a pellet gun caused officials at a San Diego-area naval base to issue a shelter-in-place warning for part of the facility on Thursday, and were taken into custody, Navy officials said. The two sa ...more

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A large brush fire has burned about a half a square mile in central New Jersey, yet some residents are being allowed back into their homes after earlier evacuations.Police in Berkeley Township say the fire, about 45 miles south of New York City ...more

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is losing its independence to decide the best way to spend about $40 million in federal dollars to improve how students perform in its public schools, education officials said Thursday.Education Secretary Arne Dun ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts."I accept it," Pineda said before Thursday night's gam ...more

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra.The orchestra's board said Thursday that Vanska will lead at least 10 weeks of concerts for each of the next two seasons.Vanska res ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.The Seattle-based chain reported a stronger quarterly profit Thursday as global sales at established locations rose 6 percent, including in its flagship U.S. market ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Homeland Security Department put the agency's former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency officials and impr ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry.In February, the California Departmen ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.The pediatrician was among three Americans killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire Thursday at a Kabul hospital. He was volunteering in ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the decades-long impasse at the cost of focusi ...more