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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mi ...more

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LUDLOW, Vt. (AP) — Seventy-five years ago, the government cut 65-year-old Ida May Fuller a check. It was numbered 00-000-001 — the first Social Security payout.Fuller, of Ludlow, Vermont, didn't realize it at the time, but her check helped launc ...more

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation.The reason is persistent warm weather, which is turning ...more

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LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — A lucky sales call from a Las Vegas, Nevada, company led deputies to rescue a 33-year-old Oregon woman who was being beaten and strangled, a sheriff says.Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said the Lebanon, Oregon, victim didn' ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside ...more

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By Gerry Shih, Michael Martina and Joseph Menn BEIJING/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Draft Chinese government regulation would force technology vendors to meet stringent security tests before they can sell to China's banks, an acceleration of eff ...more

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Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:On Jan. 30, 1945, during World War II, more than 500 Allied captives held at the Japanese prison camp in Cabanatuan ( ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. OBAMA CALLS FOR SPENDING SURGEHis pitch in this year's budget comes with the added oomph of an improving economy and big recent dec ...more

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers grasping infants in their arms fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion Thursday, and rescuers began smashing sledgehammers through fallen concrete hunting for others who migh ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Better messaging, not changes in policy, is the key to winning elections again, House Democrats said Thursday as they huddled in Philadelphia to talk strategy. And the message, they said, must focus relentlessly on middle class payc ...more