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Road salt supply low, demand high as winter looms

Tue Sep 30, 2014

The reward for surviving last winter's frigid temperatures and record snowfall, several states are learning, is drastic price increases for road salt -- and that's if they can even get it. Full Story

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Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body in a shallow grave at a concrete company. Full Story

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Police: Naked woman in semi that hit school bus

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Authorities say a naked woman was riding in the tractor-trailer that struck a school bus in north Florida, injuring 10 people. Full Story

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Answers about lingering delays at Chicago airports

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Traffic at Chicago's two busiest airports was slowly returning to more normal levels Monday, three days after a fire at a regional air traffic control center disrupted much of the nation's air-travel system. The Federal Aviation Administration has temporarily assigned other controllers to oversee the airspace normally covered by the crippled suburban facility, but full service may not be restored for two weeks. A closer look at some key questions surrounding the many delays and cancellations: Full Story

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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

Tue Sep 30, 2014

An Oklahoma man who had been suspended from his job was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder in the gruesome beheading of a co-worker, who was attacked from behind as the man sought revenge, a prosecutor said Tuesday. Full Story

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Parents charged in death of son found in home

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A central Pennsylvania married couple have been charged with homicide in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son, whose decomposing body was found when police were called to their Harrisburg home two months ago. Full Story

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Firing proposed for 6 NYC guards in inmate beating

Tue Sep 30, 2014

An administrative law judge on Monday recommended that six New York City jail guards be fired for the brutal 2012 beating of a handcuffed Rikers Island inmate in a now-shuttered solitary confinement dorm for mentally ill prisoners. Full Story

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Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Water use and other actions by the marijuana industry in the Emerald Triangle of Northern California and Southern Oregon are threatening salmon already in danger of extinction, federal biologists said Tuesday. Full Story

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Confederate's grave has wrong name; VA won't fix

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A descendant of a Confederate soldier who died in a Civil War prison camp in New York says the wrong name is on his gravestone, and the Department of Veterans Affairs won't fix it. Full Story

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Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

Tue Sep 30, 2014

Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment. Full Story

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Virus probed in paralysis cases in 9 Colorado kids

Mon Sep 29, 2014

Health officials are investigating nine cases of muscle weakness or paralysis in Colorado children and whether the culprit might be a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country. Full Story

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Case involving arrest by Ferguson officer on hold

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting. Full Story

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Police: 15 hurt in Miami nightclub shooting

Mon Sep 29, 2014

A shooting sent terrified patrons scrambling from a Miami nightclub early Sunday and left 15 people wounded, including an 11-year-old child, authorities said. Full Story

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AP PHOTOS: Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

Mon Sep 29, 2014

The images are much like moviegoers saw during the buffalo hunt when "Dances With Wolves" hit the big screen nearly 25 years ago: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills. Full Story

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James Traficant, convicted ex-congressman, dies

Mon Sep 29, 2014

James Traficant, the colorful Ohio politician whose conviction for taking bribes and kickbacks made him only the second person to be expelled from Congress since the Civil War, died Saturday. He was 73. Full Story

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Emotional toll taxes military drone operators too

Mon Sep 29, 2014

President Barack Obama has assured Americans he opposes sending U.S. ground troops to crush Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria -- well aware the country is not ready to return to the battlefield with its war wounded still recovering from a decade of conflict. Full Story

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Police: Man accused in Oklahoma beheading is awake

Sun Sep 28, 2014

A man who was shot after authorities say he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciousness and was interviewed by detectives Saturday. Full Story

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NIH to treat US doctor exposed to Ebola virus

Sun Sep 28, 2014

The National Institutes of Health is preparing to care for an American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone. Full Story

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High court puts off start of early voting in Ohio

Tue Sep 30, 2014

A divided Supreme Court has put off the start of early voting in Ohio, which had been slated to begin Tuesday. Full Story

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California approves landmark 'yes means yes' law

Mon Sep 29, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when "yes means yes" and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. Full Story