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BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — A van packed with fireworks has exploded and burned on a Southern California freeway, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.California Highway Patro ...more

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WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — The town's annual Independence Day parade once again will include the traditional Little League teams, floats sponsored by local businesses, fire trucks and politicians. But, for the 30th consecutive year, there will be no mar ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County district attorney's office declined Thursday to file felony charges against Sean "Diddy" Combs for a confrontation last month at the University of California, Los Angeles, where his son plays football.Di ...more

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs will not face assault charges stemming from an incident involving a kettlebell weight at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles city officials said on Thursday. Combs, 45, w ...more

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GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As social media buzzed about church fires in the South, investigators announced Thursday that weather caused a destructive blaze at a predominantly black church in South Carolina.The State Law Enforcement Division said ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found no evidence that IRS employees were told to destroy or hide information from Congress, the Justice Department or an inspector general in the probe of erased emails related to the tax agency's tea party scandal, acc ...more

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By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The number of hate crimes committed in California decreased in 2014 by more than 12 percent, and complaints of hate crimes have dropped in half over the past 10 years, according to data relea ...more

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian based Jetstar Airlines has canceled several flights to Bali's Denpasar airport because volcanic ash from the Mount Raung eruption is drifting toward the airport. Late on Thursday Jetstar, a unit of Qantas Airways ...more

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FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A missing Phoenix-area couple were killed and buried in the yard of a man who told investigators he was high on methamphetamine when he shot the husband and wife, authorities said Thursday.The disclosure came after the bod ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A prison that Pope Francis plans to visit during his U.S. trip houses a former church official jailed for his handling of priest sexual-abuse complaints.Monsignor William Lynn is serving a minimum three-year sentence after a ...more