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Today is Monday, September 15, the 258th day of 2014. There are 107 days left in the year.Today's Highlights in History:On September 15, 1789, the U.S. Department of Foreign Affairs was renamed the Department of State. Author James ...more

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Four people were burned Sunday in a grain-dust explosion at a Nestlé Purina plant in the city, authorities said.The four contractors were welding about 5 p.m. on the fifth floor of the complex's seven-story grain elevator ...more

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LEMOORE, Calif. (AP) — A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean was identified Sunday as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.Poloski was the subject of a 36-hour sea ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was named the new Miss America Sunday night, marking the third year in a row that a contestant from her state has walked away with the crown in the nationally televised pageant.Kazantsev re ...more

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DENVER (AP) — Hidden inside Terrance Knighton's gargantuan body listed generously at 330 pounds is a former tight end who dreams of playing offense."I have great ball instincts being an ex-wide receiver," Denver's mammoth nose tackle said after ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in "Django Unchained" said she was misidentified as a prostitute by police when she was only showing affection to her white companion.The Los Angeles Police Department said Sunday that officers detained ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America 2015. ...more

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The top 5 finalists in this year's Miss America pageant have been chosen. They are:—Miss Arkansas Ashton Jo Campbell;—Miss Florida Victoria Cowen;—Miss New York Kira Kazantsev;—Miss Viriginia Court ...more

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BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state trooper who was injured when a gunman ambushed him and killed another trooper outside a police barracks is conscious and talking for the first time since he underwent surgery, a spokesman said Sunday. ...more

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OAKHURST, Calif. (AP) — Two out-of-control wildfires in California forced hundreds of residents to flee from their homes on Sunday, including one near a lakeside resort town that has destroyed several structures, authorities said.The blaze, spar ...more