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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An ex-Mexican Mafia leader serving life in prison for murder was escorted by Los Angeles officers to speak at a gathering of police chiefs and business leaders, prompting criticism from the mayor's office and an acknowledgement of mi ...more

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GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation.The reason is persistent warm weather, which is turning ...more

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LEBANON, Ore. (AP) — A lucky sales call from a Las Vegas, Nevada, company led deputies to rescue a 33-year-old Oregon woman who was being beaten and strangled, a sheriff says.Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley said the Lebanon, Oregon, victim didn' ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:1. OBAMA CALLS FOR SPENDING SURGEHis pitch in this year's budget comes with the added oomph of an improving economy and big recent dec ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in ...more

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PHOENIX (AP) — Missy Elliott is going to "Work It" at the Super Bowl with Katy Perry.A person familiar with the plans for Sunday's halftime show told The Associated Press on Thursday that Grammy winner Elliott is slated to make a surprise appear ...more

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HONOLULU (AP) — Coral rely on algae for food and their survival.So when the stress of warmer-than-average ocean temperatures prompted many of Hawaii's corals to expel algae last year — a phenomenon called bleaching because coral lose their color ...more

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon."There it is! There it ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The two men who savagely beat a San Francisco Giants fan outside Dodger Stadium face up to 10 years in federal prison on firearms convictions.City News Service said Louie Sanchez pleaded guilty Thursday in Los Angeles federal ...more

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BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president.The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw.After a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on h ...more