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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows Stockton, California, to treat public pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim its pension obligations.Stockton argued that i ...more

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CHICAGO (AP) — As selective colleges try to increase economic diversity among their undergraduates, the University of Chicago announced Wednesday that it's embarking on an unusual effort to enroll more low-income students, including the elimination of ...more

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MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia's decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program.U.S. Ambassador John F. Tefft said in a statement that the Future Leaders Exchange (FL ...more

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing to stop a new Alabama law that places additional requirements on girls seeking abortions without their parents' approval.The suit, filed in federal court in Montgomery, said the ...more

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SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say the Pennsylvania state trooper killed during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged.State police did not disclose any ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets got off to a rough start in October as disappointing economic news and Ebola fears drove stocks lower.The Dow Jones industrial average slumped more than 200 points Wednesday, the first day of trading in a month ...more

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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The woman whose best-selling prison memoir has been adapted into the "Orange is the New Black" Netflix series is sharing her insight into the upcoming Season 3, saying it "holds some really amazing stories and twists and turns."</p ...more

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.Prosecutors said Michael Dunn, who is white, was shooting to kill ...more

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — An investigator told a judge Wednesday that a self-described pimp already serving prison time for rape and robbery bribed a guard to get cellphones behind bars as part of a plot to escape before his death penalty trial in a fatal Las V ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A man accused of jumping a fence at the White House pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he ran into the presidential mansion while carrying a knife.A lawyer for defendant Omar J. Gonzalez, David Bos, entered the plea o ...more