Some Nevada wildfire evacuees cleared to go home

Some residents have been cleared to return to their mountain homes near Las Vegas on Sunday, 10 days after they were forced to flee because of a wildfire that has grown to 27,881 acres, or 44 square miles.…
GIANT DRUM SET ENJOYED

Giant drum set enjoyed

The entire set is composed of 231 pieces and it took 49 years to collect the pieces and put the entire set together.…
SUNSHINE WELCOMED AT FAIR

Sunshine welcomed at fair

Attendance has been hampered with rain and flooding for the start of the 6-day fair in Cortland, but the rides were packed and vendors were busy with visitors on Saturday.…
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Paper: Philly building owner warned of danger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A newspaper reports the property manager of a Philadelphia building that collapsed and killed six people last month warned the city the partially demolished structure could crumble with deadly consequences. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/15CWcrs) report…
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Perry says Texas abortion bill constitutional

WEST, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry says the abortion bill awaiting his signature to become Texas law is constitutional and will withstand court challenges by those who oppose it. Perry told reporters Saturday, hours after the bill…
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Jurors in Zimmerman trial have question

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — As jurors deliberated for a second day in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, there was little understanding between two camps assembled outside the Seminole County Courthouse to await a verdict. “He deserves some respect and…
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Cedars-Sinai fires 6 in patient privacy breaches

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has fired five workers and a student research assistant for peeping on patients’ private medical records in the days after reality television star Kim Kardashian gave birth to her daughter…
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2 soldiers killed in Yemen ambush

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says gunmen have killed two soldiers and wounded three in an ambush in a province where the military is battling al-Qaida. The official says the soldiers were attacked Saturday while…
Pakistan-Drone

Suspected US drone kills 2 militants in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone has killed two alleged militants in the country’s northwest. The two officials said the militants were riding on a motorcycle Saturday when two missiles hit them.…
Kardashian-Privacy-Firings

Cedars-Sinai fires 6 in patient privacy breaches

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has fired five workers and a student research assistant for peeping on patients’ private medical records in the days after reality television star Kim Kardashian gave birth to her daughter…
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Cow falls through roof and kills man in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say a cow fell through the roof of a small house in southeastern Brazil killing a man and narrowly missing his wife. A police officer in the town of Caratinga says Joao Maria…
Zimmerman-State-Attorney-Fired

State attorney employee fired in Zimmerman case

A state attorney’s office employee has been fired after testifying about concerns that prosecutors didn’t turn over photos and text messages from Trayvon Martin’s cellphone to the defense in George Zimmerman’s murder case. Ben Kruidbos received a termination…
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Dust settles in south-central Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The dust has settled in south-central Arizona for now, leaving behind some clouds, just a few sprinkles of rain and light breezes. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Phoenix say there is some…
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Young man dies in fall from roof of Ohio school

CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say a young man fell to his death from the roof of a Cleveland school before dawn. Police say the 18-year-old fell from the roof of the Clara E……
Spitzer-Book

Ex-NY Gov. Spitzer offers life advice in new book

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer is offering life advice in a new book, saying “self-importance” can lead to a “dangerous arrogance” that often ends badly. Spitzer resigned in 2008 amid a prostitution scandal…

Plaque marks where Sandy message in a bottle found

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A Long Island town is honoring the spot where a bottle was found after Superstorm Sandy containing a message from a girl who died in 2010. A plaque was placed on Saturday on a…
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15th birthday party in NJ ends in gunfire; 1 dead

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A 15-year-old’s birthday party in New Jersey has ended in gunfire, leaving one teenager dead and four others hurt. The gunshots erupted late Friday in Hamilton Township. It’s not yet clear what prompted…
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Ambush kills 7 UN peacekeepers in Sudan’s Darfur

CAIRO (AP) — Gunmen ambushed a United Nations peacekeeping team Saturday in Sudan’s western region of Darfur, killing seven and wounding another 17 in the deadliest ever attack single attack on the international force in the country. The…
Brazil-Protests

Brazilians accuse police of harsh crowd tactics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Leaning out from a balcony, Raissa Moitta Melo let loose a stream of expletives as she filmed the chaotic scene playing out in the street below. In the wobbly, cell-phone images that Melo…