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SEATTLE (AP) — Prolific writer J. California Cooper, who was writing plays until Alice Walker suggested she switch to short stories and novels, because they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82.Her daughter Paris Williams said C ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — An $8 billion project to supply the Los Angeles area with large amounts of electricity from a wind farm in Wyoming via an energy storage facility in Utah was proposed Tuesday by four companies.The Wyoming and Utah sites would ...more

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A towering, nearly 300-year-old tree at the University of Michigan is set to be moved — carefully — to make way for a school expansion.It won't be moving far: A trailer scheduled to arrive next month will move the 65-foot ...more

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — An octogenarian philanthropist launched a bid to buy San Diego's dominant newspaper and turn it into one of the nation's largest nonprofit news organizations, while another major Southern California publisher shut its short-lived Los A ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama says ordinary citizens will often have a more lasting impact on their community than their presidents and prime ministers.Obama is promoting civil society during his speech Tuesday at the annual Clinton Glo ...more

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR announced a new rules package Tuesday that will ban all private testing in 2015, including the annual Daytona 500 test, and levy the stiffest penalty possible on any team caught conducting its own sessions.The only ...more

AP News - 26 mins ago

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — A physically fit inmate who broke free from an Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop and pulling apart a security fence is back in custody after months on the run, authorities said Tuesday.Wade Cole Dicki ...more

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — All container terminals at the Port of Los Angeles have been closed for precautionary reasons over concerns about air quality from a stubborn fire that is sending up a huge plume of smoke.Port spokesman Philip Stansfield says ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper said Tuesday that they'll work to reduce the calories Americans get from beverages by 20 percent over the next decade by more aggressively marketing smaller sizes, bottled water and diet drinks.The annou ...more

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Outdoor clothing company Patagonia said Tuesday it has agreed to pay a $4,000 settlement to Capitol Reef National Park in Utah after rock climbing policies were violated in the making of a catalog photograph.The agreement c ...more