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LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — The screenwriter for the newly released film, "The Martian," says growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, inspired his project.The Los Alamos Monitor reports (http://goo.gl/1J82RK) that Drew Goddard said being surrounded by ...more

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NEWPORT, Ky. (AP) — The owner of a northern Kentucky reptile store is recovering after police officers pried off a 20-foot python that was crushing the man.Newport police tell local news outlets that owner Terry Wilkens was feeding the snake Mon ...more

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SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) — A 100-pound pumpkin that was brazenly stolen from the yard of a South Dakota residence has been found and returned, after someone apparently tried but failed to turn it into a giant jack-o'-lantern.Matthew Murraine's pumpk ...more

AP News - 51 mins ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Crew members trained regularly in calm waters to handle the lifeboats would instead likely have struggled against buffeting by huge 50-foot waves, a vessel taking on water and listing to one side and winds the Coast Guard esti ...more

AP News - 53 mins ago

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Lexington, Kentucky, residents have urged county officials to move Halloween trick-or-treating to Oct. 30 this year.The Lexington Herald-Leader (http://bit.ly/1KXzgax ) reports that residents are concerned a Uni ...more

AP News - 56 mins ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on a U.S.-based cargo ship that sank near the Bahamas and the search for crew members who were onboard. All times local:8:15 a.m.A team from the National Transportation Safety Board was on its way to J ...more

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FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Residents of Flint confronting increased lead levels in children after a change in the Michigan city's water source are getting free water filters from the state along with donations of bottled water, as local officials take steps t ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a worker was found dead inside a New York City hospital bathroom days after he sought treatment for an injured finger.Family members of 44-year-old Anthony Luso said Monday they wondered how he ...more

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CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 11-year-old boy fatally shot his 12-year-old brother during a target-shooting outing in eastern Ohio.Carroll County Sheriff Dale Williams told The (Canton) Repository (http://bit.ly/1Mc6tNk ) for a repo ...more

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HOUSTON (AP) — No late appeals have been filed on behalf of a Texas inmate convicted of killing another man in a robbery in Houston that yielded just $8.Juan Martin Garcia's execution is scheduled for Tuesday. He was convicted of capital murder ...more