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  • Girl, 9, dies, was trapped in sand at Oregon beach

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    (AP) LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police in the Oregon coastal town of Lincoln City say a 9-year-old girl trapped when a sand hole collapsed on her has died. Lt. Jerry Palmer says police and firefighters responded shortly after 5 p.m. ...

  • AP Top Political News At 2:08 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty 5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races 5 things to know about House races 5 things to know about 2014 governor's races Obama's ...

  • Obama to attend wedding of longtime personal chef

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's what the Obama family had on its plate Saturday evening: the White House chef's wedding. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle were to be among the guests at the wedding of Sam Kass, their longtime ...

  • Somali troops oust militants from southern town

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    (AP) MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somali government troops fighting alongside African Union troops ousted Islamic militants from a southern town they have been controlling, an official said Saturday. Abdiqadir Mohamed Nor, the governor of Somalia's Lower Shabelle region where the fighting ...

  • NYC union: Cops not to blame for drugged-out death

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The head of a New York City police union says officers shouldn't be held responsible for the death of a drugged-out man in custody. Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch says drugs place the user's life ...

  • Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

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    (AP) STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) — As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. "Why didn't you say before that you were ...

  • California appeals teacher tenure ruling

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appealed a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for California's teachers, setting himself apart from leaders in some other states who have fought to end such protections or raise ...

  • Pakistani protesters head toward premier's house

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    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police are firing tear gas at thousands of protesters led by a cricket-legend-turned politician and an anti-government cleric as they march toward the prime minister's home in the capital. Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri called for ...

  • Japan's Nishikora advances in US Open

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Japan's Kei Nishikori advanced to the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday with a 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, victory over Leonardo Mayer of Argentina. The 10th-seeded Nishikori, who has not made it past the fourth ...

  • LA's Made in America concert set to rock downtown

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Downtown Los Angeles is ready for its inaugural outdoor music festival. The Budweiser Made in America concert starts at 2 p.m. Saturday in Grand Park. Rap mogul Jay Z launched the two-day festival in Philadelphia in ...

  • Yemen clash kills 4 troops, 13 suspected militants

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    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Clashes in Yemen between the army and al-Qaida's local branch killed at least 13 suspected militants and four troops Saturday, military officials said. The officials said the fighting started in the early hours when a suicide ...

  • Mega Millions winning numbers

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were: 03-26-45-58-73, Mega Ball: 12 (three, twenty-six, forty-five, fifty-eight, seventy-three, Mega Ball: twelve) Estimated jackpot: $20,000,000 ___ Arizona Winners: Combination Prize No. AZ Winners Jackpot ...

  • Wimbledon champ Kvitova out at US Open

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is out in the third round of the U.S. Open. The No. 3-seeded Czech committed 34 unforced errors in a 6-4, 6-4, loss Saturday to Aleksandra Krunic, a Serbian qualifier ranked No. ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 02-04-07-17-19 (two, four, seven, seventeen, nineteen) Estimated jackpot: $433,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • NYC police investigate tot's death after day care

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a 14-month-old girl after she was picked up from day care. Police said Saturday the parents of Daniella Okoye (oh-KOH'-yah) took her home in her car seat ...

  • Gulf meeting ends without clear end to Qatar spat

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — A high-level meeting of Gulf foreign ministers has ended without a clear end to a monthslong diplomatic spat with Qatar, but some envoys are signaling that progress has been made. Saudi Arabia, along with the ...

  • Minor injuries in small plane crash near Granby

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Authorities say two people suffered only minor injuries when the small plane they were in crashed near Granby Airport. The Denver Post reports (http://dpo.st/1sRwpFn ) the plane had been flying from Nevada when it stalled and crashed ...

  • Few women in construction; recruiting efforts rise

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Janice Moreno graduated from college with a degree in English literature, but never landed a job paying more than $12 an hour. Now, at 36, she's back in the classroom — in safety glasses and a ...

  • VENICE WATCH: Director's praise for Robin Williams

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) VENICE, Italy (AP) — VENICE, Italy — The Venice Film Festival is bringing 11 days of red carpet premieres, innovative movies and Hollywood glamour to the Italian city. Here's what has been catching the eye of The Associated Press: ___ ...

  • 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' draft released

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — An unused chapter of "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" has been released — 50 years after Roald Dahl's much-loved children's novel was first published. The fifth chapter, from a 1961 draft, describes an extra room in the ...

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