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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says sunshine and higher-than-normal temperatures across much of the state last week helped crops mature.However, the USDA said in a report released Monday that only 3 percent of the state' ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says the federal prison population has dropped this year by roughly 4,800 inmates, the first decline in decades.Holder is speaking Tuesday at a criminal justice conference in New York City.Ac ...more

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:1. FIRST AIRSTRIKES AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE GROUP BEGIN IN SYRIAThe Pentagon says the U.S. and its Arab partners used fighter jets, bombe ...more

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DETROIT (AP) — A judge is hearing more testimony in a dispute over Detroit's policy to cut off water to residents who can't afford the service.Judge Steven Rhodes is overseeing the city's bankruptcy case. The city believes he doesn't have author ...more

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PITTSBORO, N.C. (AP) — A huge grin appears on the face of glass artist Jonathan Michael Davis as he burns hole after hole through spheres of glass, making a popping sound.A glassblower by trade, Davis uses a sabre of flame made of liquid oxygen ...more

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The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria. Some facts about the military action, as provided by U.S. Central Command:___— Countries participating: U.S., Bahrain, Jord ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register has announced that it will cease publication immediately.The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1ugbb8F) that Orange County Register co-owner Aaron Kushner sent a memo with the news to employees ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a former Marine imprisoned in Iran since his arrest three years ago on spying charges said his conditions have improved and he is now allowed to call home several times a week.The sister and brother-in-law of Amir H ...more

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The CEO of the cancer charity Livestrong is leaving after 14 years, a period in which the small local charity grew into a $500 million global brand before it was rocked by founder Lance Armstrong's confession that he used performan ...more

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CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — A 10-day manhunt for the survivalist accused of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks has narrowed to the rural area where he grew up and his parents still live, but the suspect has managed to elude capture despite the e ...more