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RANCHO PALOS VERDES, California (AP) — A rare whale fossil has been pulled from a Southern California backyard with some unusual help — a sheriff's search-and-rescue team.Paleontologist Howell Thomas of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles ...more

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Park Police and Secret Service officers cleared an area in front of the White House on Friday evening because of an unattended package left in front of the presidential building, a Reuters eyewitness said. At aroun ...more

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DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Deaths and injuries to horses on Del Mar's new turf course has led the track north of San Diego to reduce racing on the surface by about one-third for the rest of the summer meet that ends Sept. 3.Nine horse have died sinc ...more

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona executioners injected Joseph Rudolph Wood with a lethal combination of drugs 15 times during the nearly two hours it took for him to die, according to documents released Friday.Records released to Wood's attorneys sh ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The city medical examiner ruled Friday that a police officer's chokehold caused the death of a man whose videotaped arrest and final pleas of "I can't breathe!" sparked outrage and led to the announcement of an overhaul of use-of-force ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — The government and General Motors are warning vehicle owners that GM's recall Web site may not be listing all the cars that need recall repairs.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Friday that GM's vehicle ident ...more

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — A convicted sex offender from California now living in the North Dakota oil patch town of Williston was charged Friday in what police say is their first human trafficking case.Keith Graves, 38, faces several charges for ac ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Unionized workers at the Metropolitan Opera said Friday they want to work with management to avoid shutting down one of the world's most prestigious cultural institutions.A day after a lockout deadline was postponed, Tino Gagliar ...more

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Troy Woodruff knew his family's sale of nearly 3 acres of prime land near an Indiana highway project he oversaw as a top state transportation official would raise eyebrows. He did not disclose the sale even though the agency's ethic ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials are pledging to take a more gentle approach with mentally ill inmates after graphic images of prisoners being repeatedly doused with pepper spray in their cells were made public several months ago.< ...more