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WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote.A group of food advocates is trying to figure out how to change that. They're putting money and o ...more

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JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, has died at the age of 87.Lahat's son Dan told Israel's Channel 10 that his father died in a Tel Aviv hospital ...more

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BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.Sheriff's homicide detectives detained and interviewed Levette Crespo af ...more

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DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it.Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law.Colorado's Supreme Court on ...more

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Shipments of plutonium-contaminated waste to the federal government's troubled nuclear dump site in southeastern New Mexico may resume as early as 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy said in announcing that the agency is commit ...more

Reuters News - 1 hour ago

KANSAS CITY (Reuters) - The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland Athletics 9-8 in a thrilling, 12-inning do-or-die Wild Card playoff on Tuesday to eke out a victory in their first postseason game for 29 years. Salvador Perez, who had twice fai ...more

Reuters News - 2 hour ago

By Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's first-in-the-nation gun restraining order legislation was born out of a college-town rampage that left six people dead at the hands of a killer whose family felt helpless to stop him.Advocates say its great ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite a series of political scandals that marred the California state Senate this year, Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday he had vetoed key ethics bills seeking to place new restrictions on gift giving and campaign spending. ...more

Reuters News - 3 hours ago

KABUL (Reuters) - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 15, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with N ...more