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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah on Tuesday tossed a lawsuit brought by snowboarders against one of the last ski resorts in the country to prohibit their sport, ruling that boarders don't have a constitutional right to practice their sport ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative scholar behind a high-grossing film condemning President Barack Obama was ordered Tuesday to spend eight months in community confinement and undergo therapeutic counseling for arranging straw donors for a Senate candidate ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro is following in the footsteps of the late Hugo Chavez in his first presidential visit to the Big Apple.The South American president met with labor and peace activists at a Venezuelan-sponsored event in ...more

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Two Australian counterterrorism police had no choice but to shoot a suspected terrorist when he attacked them in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city, top police officials said Wednesday.Some experts susp ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday that he expects Venezuela to win a seat on the U.N. Security Council and hopes the country will play a "constructive" role on the organization's most powerful body.Venezuela's c ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The special prosecutor who secured two felony indictments against Rick Perry said Tuesday that Texas' Republican governor is making a "mockery" of the criminal justice system and shouldn't be excused from a pretrial hearing. ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe said Tuesday that his country will hold long-overdue elections no later than early next year if several opposition lawmakers don't stand in the way of the vote before their mandates expire in Janua ...more

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming wolves are back under federal projection after a ruling Tuesday by a federal judge in Washington, D.C.U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson on Tuesday rejected a Wyoming wolf-management plan that had declared wolve ...more

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CARACAS (Reuters) - Three men convicted of murdering a former Miss Venezuela and her ex-husband this year were sentenced to at least 24 years in jail in a case that shook the crime-ridden South American nation, authorities said. Monica Spear, ...more

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By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California's rugged Sierra Nevada tightened their grip on Tuesday on a fierce blaze that has destroyed a dozen homes and threatened thousands more as it raged for an 11th day through droug ...more