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Mormons publish photos of 'seer stone' used by founder

Mormons publish photos of 'seer stone' used by founder

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church's push toward transparency about its roots and beliefs took another step forward Tuesday with the firs…

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Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

Milwaukee archdiocese settles abuse cases for $21 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said Tuesday that it will pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy …

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Large explosion rocks southeast Missouri aluminum plant

MARSTON, Mo. (AP) — A massive explosion rocked a southeast Missouri aluminum plant Tuesday, injuring some workers and creating a plume of smok…

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Ex-Tulsa sheriff's spokesman says he was wrongfully fired

Ex-Tulsa sheriff's spokesman says he was wrongfully fired

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A former spokesman for an Oklahoma sheriff's office said Tuesday he was wrongfully fired following the fatal shooting of a…

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Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of s…

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Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss

Victim's grieving dad tells Holmes jury of devastating loss

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Jurors struggled to hold back tears Tuesday as a grieving father described how he returns now and then to the Colorad…

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Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns

Apple slump deepens on iPhone, China concerns

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is slumping as the usually high-flying tech stock struggles with the burden of raised expectations.

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Georgia lawyer shot with Hustler publisher in 1978 dies

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A retired Georgia judge who was nearly killed in the 1978 shooting that injured Hustler magazine publisher Larry Fly…

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Official: Courthouse shooting suspect faced assault charge

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused in a Mississippi courthouse shooting was arrested last month on a felony charge of aggravated assault wit…

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The Latest: Mother recalls son killed in theater shooting

The Latest: Mother recalls son killed in theater shooting

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local):

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The Latest: Light rain falls in area of California wildfire

The Latest: Light rain falls in area of California wildfire

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):

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The Latest: Courthouse shooting suspect involved in fight

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The latest on a fatal shooting outside a Mississippi courthouse (all times local):

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Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot

Week-old wildfire wreaks havoc on California vacation spot

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. (AP) — A predictable but painful summertime ritual played out in half a dozen resort communities near California's largest …

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Toxic algae blooming in warm water from California to Alaska

SEATTLE (AP) — One of the largest toxic algae blooms recorded off the West Coast is denser, more widespread and deeper than scientists feared …

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Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation

Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations…

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Indictment shows details of Arizona guard's alleged assault

PHOENIX (AP) — An indictment obtained by The Associated Press reveals new details about the reported sexual assault of a female corrections of…

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Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday asked a full federal appeals court to rehear his case, hoping it will overturn …

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Dallas says Uber driver accused of assault used phony permit

DALLAS (AP) — The city of Dallas says an Uber driver accused of raping a woman in her home last month after dropping her off was using a fake …

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Police investigate report of shooting near National Mall

Police investigate report of shooting near National Mall

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a gun has been recovered following a report of a shooting inside a car on the National Mall.

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Detective describes unraveling encounter in which man killed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque, New Mexico, police detective testified Tuesday that an officer charged in the shooting death of a hom…

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NAACP chapter president says police used force on sister

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — An NAACP chapter president says police in Eugene, Oregon, used excessive force on his sister after she tried to stop an …

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Utah group to start Boy Scout troop welcoming gay leaders

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Days after the Boy Scouts of America lifted a blanket ban on gay leaders, a Utah group that pressed for the legalization…

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Officials probing New Hampshire tent collapse that killed 2

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — It's unclear why a circus that was warned about impending severe weather put on its planned show in a tent that ended u…

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2 arrested after meth lab remnants found in Iowa Taco Bell

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell…

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Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

Sandra Bland's family sues state trooper, wants answers

HOUSTON (AP) — The family of a black woman found dead in a Texas jail three days after a confrontation with a white state trooper filed a wron…

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Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert

Search on for shooter outside Big Sean, J. Cole concert

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — State police on Tuesday were looking for a suspect and witnesses to a shooting that wounded two men outside a Big Sean an…

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Officer accused of tossing food at handcuffed man resigns

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida police officer accused of tossing food to a handcuffed man at a jail and then allowing the man to ea…

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Indiana church bus driver: Vehicle had mechanical problems

GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — The driver of a church bus facing charges after the vehicle overturned, killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring 11 other…

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Choir begins rehearsals for pope's Philadelphia Mass

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Those fretting about how Philadelphia will accommodate huge crowds when Pope Francis visits are now hearing some soothing sounds.

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SPECIAL SECTIONS: The year 2013 was a year for celebration as Central Illinois continued to fight its way back from the recession. Area medical centers grew, housing construction continued growing and new companies entered the marketplace.

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