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DALLAS (AP) — A federal agency is considering whether to penalize a research facility in South Texas where 13 primates died of hyperthermia on separate occasions when rooms overheated.A spokeswoman with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Mo ...more

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MIAMI (AP) — U.S. rum aficionados are abuzz over the possibility of mixing a Cuba Libre with authentic Cuban rum, now that they will be able to bring home liquor distilled in the communist nation.Relaxed limits on what licensed U.S. travelers ca ...more

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MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the county's top prosecutor said Monday, while the U.S. attorney said hours later that there will be a federal ...more

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state panel on Monday confirmed another California Supreme Court appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown — a move that likely tilts the conservative-leaning court further to the left.Leondra Kruger, 38, a deputy assistant U.S. att ...more

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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities called off the search Monday for a black bear that caused a stir when it was spotted running through an alfalfa field on the eastern edge of metropolitan Phoenix.Still, officials plan to relocate the young bear to ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — BMW has agreed to demands from the government to replace driver's-side air bags across the entire U.S.The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pushing companies to recall older cars with air bag inflators made ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The finale of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy, "The Battle of the Five Armies," marauded through the multiplexes during the weekend before Christmas, taking in $54.7 million. Since opening Wednesday, the Warner Bros. release has made $ ...more

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PHOENIX (AP) — Prosecutors plan to dismiss animal cruelty charges against the owners of a suburban Phoenix kennel and two other people charged in the deaths of 21 dogs this summer.Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery said Monday that the cas ...more

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A volunteer football coach whose Ohio house was the scene of a party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players received a two-month sentence Monday for violating his probation in that case.Mat ...more

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man who repeatedly shot protected hawks from the back door of his southern New Jersey home has been ordered to serve six hours in jail and perform 60 hours of community service at a wildlife facility.Federal prosecutors say ...more