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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent an investigator ...more

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ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — More than five years after hundreds of Americans got sick from eating salmonella-tainted peanut butter, the top executive at the Georgia plant where it was made was convicted Friday and faces prison time in a rare food-poisoning tria ...more

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska.Lt. Col. Michael Jazdyk, a spokesman for the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NOR ...more

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PLACERVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday.Alan Gross was working in Cuba a ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland father whose 2-year-old and 3-year-old have been missing for almost two weeks says he refuses to believe his children are dead, as police suspect.Troy Turner's children have been the focus of a police search since Tu ...more

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The district attorney in Las Vegas says drug tests weren't complete and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through the Stratosphere casino doors.< ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — More defiant than contrite, Roger Goodell announced no sweeping changes in his first public statements in more than a week of turmoil surrounding the NFL's handling of players accused of crimes.The commissioner was definitive abo ...more

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal grand jury has issued a new indictment against a former BP executive charged with obstructing a congressional investigation into the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.Friday's superseding indictment makes adjustments to ...more

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BELL, Fla. (AP) — Most people in this rural, north Florida community seemed to know about the Spirit family's troubled and tragic past.The patriarch, Don Spirit, who police say killed his daughter and six grandchildren before committing suicide, ...more