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  • State Dep't: 4 Americans dead in Nepal quick, 2 identified

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says at least four Americans have died in Nepal's earthquake. Spokesman Jeff Rathke says all of the U.S. citizens were killed at the Mt. Everest base camp. He identified two as Ely Taplin and ...

  • Vegas sets up 'concentric' security for upcoming megafight

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — State and local officials in Las Vegas are talking about "concentric circles" of security around the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather fight. Deputy Las Vegas Police Chief Gary Schofield says they're not preparing for a fight night. ...

  • 5 TV crew members found dead in Libya

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    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Five crew members from a private Libyan TV network were found dead on Monday, eight months after they were abducted in eastern Libya, a government spokesman said. Hatem al-Aribi told The Associated Press that the bodies were ...

  • APNewsBreak: Teen in custody case wants contact with mom

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    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman back in the United States after fleeing with her mother and stepfather a decade ago in a custody case is begging a judge to allow contact with her mother. Mary Nunes also calls ...

  • Bill would give elected county officials 3 percent raises

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    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers are reviewing a bill that calls for giving elected county officers 3 percent raises for each of the next four years. The Assembly Government Affairs Committee held a hearing Monday on SB482, which ...

  • Police say man was shot following rap concert in Iowa

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    (AP) WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a Minnesota man was shot following a rap concert in Iowa. The West Des Moines Police Department says officers were directing traffic after the concert at the Val Air Ballroom when they ...

  • Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking

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    (AP) PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden. By the thousands, they're handing ...

  • Maine lawmakers eye hayride regulations after deadly crash

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    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine lawmaker is pushing to mandate that hayrides be inspected after a Halloween-themed ride crashed last year, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring more than 20 others. Republican Rep. Robert Nutting of Oakland told the ...

  • 'Do Over' inspires readers to take control of careers

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    (AP) "Do Over" (Penguin), by Jon Acuff If you're sick of constantly fighting the Monday blues, this book is for you. New York Times best-selling author Jon Acuff spent 16 years gathering information for "Do Over." He encourages readers to critically ...

  • Big price tag on Clark County School District breakup study

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    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Lawmakers are estimating that a study on breaking up the Clark County School District within the next two years will cost close to $1 million. Assembly members reviewed the financial details of AB394 on Monday ...

  • Review: 'Age of Ultron' is an Avengers overdose

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    (AP) It will surely stand as one of the most peculiar and possibly ironic entries in a director's filmography that in between Joss Whedon's two "Avengers" films there reads "Much Ado About Nothing": a low-budget, black-and-white Shakespeare adaption sandwiched between two ...

  • Peltz gets key backer in fight for influence at DuPont

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Nelson Peltz gained a powerful backer Monday after the proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services said that change may be warranted at DuPont and recommended shareholders give the billionaire investor seats on its board. Peltz's Trian ...

  • Texas storms bring reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings

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    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A severe storm system that swept across parts of Texas over the weekend brought numerous reports of tornadoes, damage to buildings, large hail and several inches of rain, the National Weather Service said Monday. The weather service's ...

  • UN envoy: Parties in Yemen had been 'very close' to deal

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N.'s outgoing special envoy to Yemen says the parties there had been "very close" to reaching a political agreement before the current violence and that the main sticking point had been who would lead the ...

  • 'Hedwig' creator John Cameron Mitchell to get a special Tony

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — John Cameron Mitchell, who co-created the Broadway hit "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" and then played the lead character this spring, will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. The show — about an East German transsexual ...

  • Motorcyclist killed in North Las Vegas crash identified

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    (AP) NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are identifying a 26-year-old North Las Vegas motorcyclist killed in a weekend crash that led to a drunken driving charge against another driver. The Clark County coroner says Derrick Roland Singleton Jr. died ...

  • Food industry tries to block Vermont's GMO labeling law

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    (AP) MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them. The legal skirmish ...

  • An explanation of wild birds' role in avian flu outbreak

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    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. Here are some questions and answers ...

  • ESPN suing Verizon over unbundling of its sports channel

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN is suing Verizon in an escalating clash over how the popular sports channel is being sold in a discounted pay-TV package. The complaint filed Monday in New York's state Supreme Court alleges Verizon is breaching ...

  • Ex-S. Carolina sheriff sentenced to 1 year, 1 day in prison

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    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The man who had been South Carolina's longest-serving sheriff has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison after pleading guilty in a corruption scheme. U.S. District Judge Terry Wooten also fined former Lexington ...

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