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WASHINGTON (AP) — The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department sa ...more

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The State Board of Canvassers on Monday unanimously approved a petition to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that doesn't mention the lead contamination of Flint water, but rejected several other proposals that cite the water crisi ...more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.Fuel experts and consu ...more

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The last four occupiers of an Oregon wildlife refuge have posted a series of defiant videos in which one of them calls FBI agents losers, shows a defensive perimeter they have built and takes a joyride in a government vehicle. ...more

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The Mayor of Santa Clara says he is retiring as of Tuesday, just two days after his city hosted Super Bowl 50.Mayor Jamie Matthews says he is retiring because he wants to spend more time with his family and that health ...more

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DALLAS - A lock of singer John Lennon's hair is expected to sell for more $10,000 when it is sold at auction later this month. Heritage Auctions, which is selling the hair of the late singer, said it was clipped and saved by a hairdresser in ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. panel on Monday proposed long-sought greenhouse gas emissions standards for airliners and cargo planes, drawing praise from the White House and criticism from environmentalists who said they would be too weak to actually slow g ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.Common Pleas Judge Roxanne Co ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch plans to visit six cities in the coming months to highlight police departments she sees as role models for law enforcement.The locations were chosen because they embody a particular trait of succe ...more

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PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar-for-dollar credit for concealed-carry permit holders Monday.A House ...more