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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — A woman is dead and a police officer has been seriously injured after she slammed into his patrol car, closing a major Phoenix-area freeway before the Wednesday morning commute.The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a w ...more

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WEED, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of additional firefighters have been dispatched to a fast-growing wildfire in Northern California as crews continue to mop up another blaze that tore through a small town.More than 2,500 firefighters were battling th ...more

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HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Attorneys for a 38-year-old Texas woman are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block her scheduled execution for the starvation and torture death of her girlfriend's 9-year-old son a decade ago.Lisa Coleman is set for leth ...more

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U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years.The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will rise over the next six months, spurring growth in ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old girl who fell nine stories from a west Philadelphia apartment building has died.Police say the girl fell from an apartment window on the ninth floor of the building at 7:44 a.m. Wednesday. ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates.The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15 points, or 0.1 pe ...more

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MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) — Family Dollar has told shareholders to reject an unsolicited, $9.1 billion takeover bid from its rival, Dollar General.Family Dollar is currently trying to arrange a sale to another bargain chain, Dollar Tree Inc.Aft ...more

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries.That's up from last year, when FedEx announced it would hire 20,000 seasonal workers.FedEx announ ...more

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SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) — Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking.WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1Dfg6t7) reports Sweetwater police have charged ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — A judge has pushed back a hearing over whether to temporarily delay water shutoffs to Detroit residents with unpaid bills.Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes said Wednesday that lawyers can present their cases at a Monday evidentiary h ...more