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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games.Instead, a lottery once ranked among the nation's top performers is now lagging for the secon ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — Nine crewmembers of a disabled Canadian charter schooner that looks like a pirate ship have jumped safely into Coast Guard lifeboats in rough seas off the New England coast.The Liana's Ransom, which lost power early Monday, was sti ...more

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(Reuters) - The city of Los Angeles will pay $1.35 million to the mother of a man who died of an asthma attack while in police custody, the Los Angeles Times reported. Jorge Azucena, 26, was arrested in 2013 for running a red light, the newsp ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — A program that was supposed to rebuild homes wrecked by Superstorm Sandy paid $6.8 million to contractors for work that was "flawed or incomplete," the city's comptroller said in an audit released Tuesday.Comptroller Scott String ...more

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SEATTLE (AP) — The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates and himself last fall was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge that he was barred from possessing the gun his son used in the shooting.Raymond Lee Fry ...more

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement.Enough p ...more

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TOKYO (AP) — Japanese businesses remain wary over the outlook for the world's No. 3 economy and generally plan to reduce capital investment, according to a central bank survey released Wednesday.The Bank of Japan's quarterly "tankan" survey will ...more

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence urged lawmakers Tuesday to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.Pence's move to quel ...more

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By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine prosecutors pushed for a conspiracy investigation against President Cristina Fernandez on Tuesday in the second appeal of a court decision that cleared her of trying to block the inquiry in ...more

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut's governor because of Indiana's new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday ...more