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Vegas' storied Sahara casino reborn, transformed
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The Moroccan-themed Sahara casino that once hosted Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and the Beatles seemed a lost cause in 2011, when its owners declared the 59-year-old property unprofitable and shut it down with little more than a vague promise to return....
08/23/2014 04:32:03am
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Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires....
08/23/2014 03:38:11am
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Officer critical in coma after California gunfight
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) -- A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said....
08/23/2014 03:36:30am
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3 Japanese freshmen killed in California crash
SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) -- Eight incoming freshman college students from Japan were riding in a small car that ran off a California freeway and hit a power pole, leaving three of them dead and five of them injured, officials said....
08/23/2014 03:35:31am
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Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old....
08/23/2014 03:33:40am
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Thousands to march against NY chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thousands of marchers are expected to protest the death of an unarmed black man who was placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer....
08/23/2014 01:59:14am
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Mishaps prompt questions about Washington ferries
SEATTLE (AP) -- The green-and-white ferry pulled away from the docks and churned across Puget Sound, leaving behind Seattle's waterfront. Passengers stood in the breeze on the deck or gazed out of the windows at the distant, snow-covered bulk of Mount Rainier....
08/23/2014 01:25:40am
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Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog
MILLS, Wyo. (AP) -- A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal-cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours....
08/23/2014 01:23:45am
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Wash. flash flooding damages estimated 10 homes
TWISP, Wash. (AP) -- Heavy rains that unleashed mud slides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires damaged or destroyed an estimated 10 homes and blocked highways, officials said Friday....
08/23/2014 01:06:35am
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St. Louis officer suspended after video comments
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The St. Louis County Police chief says an officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has been suspended while the department reviews a 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders....
08/22/2014 11:58:31pm
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Man who ate pot candy must stand trial in killing
DENVER (AP) -- A judge ordered a Denver man on Friday to stand trial in the killing of his wife, who told dispatchers moments before her death that he was paranoid and hallucinating after eating marijuana-infused candy....
08/22/2014 11:35:32pm
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Goldman in deal worth $1.2B over US bond claims
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Goldman Sachs has agreed to a settlement worth $1.2 billion to resolve claims that it misled U.S. mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about risky mortgage securities it sold them before the housing market collapsed in 2007....
08/22/2014 11:34:21pm
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Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing
MERCED, Calif. (AP) -- A California woman is under investigation after trying to enter a hospital maternity ward carrying a doll that looked like a living baby, police said Friday, but the woman says the dolls are meant to be therapeutic for patients....
08/22/2014 10:15:44pm
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Alaska troopers: Girl drowns in bucket of water
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers say a 1-year-old girl has drowned in a bucket of water at her family's home in the western Alaska village of Kotlik....
08/22/2014 09:27:26pm
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Bond set at $825K for accused Tulsa officer
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- A judge on Friday set an $825,000 bond for a veteran Tulsa police officer charged in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend earlier this month....
08/22/2014 09:04:50pm
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