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  • Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website

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    (AP) SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon files lawsuit against Oracle Corp. over state's troubled health exchange website.

  • Embattled congressman opts for icy challenge

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    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana congressman plagued by a cheating scandal registered for re-election and then immediately took the "ice bucket challenge" while standing outside the secretary of state's office. Rep. Vance McAllister was wearing a New Orleans ...

  • Oklahoma officer accused in 6 sexual assaults

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    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An Oklahoma City police officer who was a star football player in high school and college is accused of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops and investigators are looking into whether there are ...

  • Police: Steelers' Bell, Blount admitted buying pot

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    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount told police they "pitched in" to buy a bag of marijuana with a female friend shortly before they were pulled over — and Bell acknowledged smoking some, though ...

  • Merkel slams Russia over Ukraine convoy

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    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accused Russia of risking a further escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine by sending an aid convoy into the region without Kiev's permission. Merkel's office says she called Putin on Friday ...

  • Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

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    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want. Rising steel prices and refined cost estimates for the stadium's massive pivoting glass doors created ...

  • US OPEN 2014: What to watch at year's last major

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    (AP) Heading into the U.S. Open, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray have won 36 of the past 38 Grand Slam titles, a stretch dating to the 2005 French Open. Nowadays, there seems to be a growing sense ...

  • Humbled by 2012, Texas' Perry courts New Hampshire

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    (AP) PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says in a visit to a key early voting state that he was humbled by his first run for president in 2012. Perry addressed a group of business leaders in New Hampshire ...

  • Reid apologizes for Asian jokes at Vegas luncheon

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for jokes he made about Asians during a luncheon in Las Vegas this week. Reid was addressing the city's Asian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. In one of his ...

  • UN warns its food aid program in NKorea at risk

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Food Program says it may have to shut down its operations in North Korea by early next year unless it gets more funding from international donors by this fall. The U.N. agency has already scaled ...

  • Snowy owl that survived bus hit dies in Minnesota

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The snowy owl that captured the nation's capital attention when it perched at The Washington Post building and survived being hit by a bus has died. The University of Minnesota's Raptor Center in St. Paul says on ...

  • 3 Japanese students killed in California car crash

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    (AP) OCEANSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say three Japanese college students were killed and five other foreign students were injured when a small car veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole. Palomar College spokeswoman Laura Gropen said Friday ...

  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued ...

  • Expectations of ECB help drive down eurozone rates

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    (AP) Investors appear to be putting their money on the likelihood of more stimulus measures from the European Central Bank to keep the eurozone's shaky recovery from stalling. That much is suggested by a startling fall in recent days in the ...

  • 2 parolees charged in suburban Chicago standoff

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Two parolees have been charged with holding two adults and six children hostage in a 20-hour standoff in a Chicago suburb. Bond was set Friday at $2.5 million for 41-year-old Peter Williams of Chicago and at $2 ...

  • Man charged in biting attack at Lollapalooza

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A 33-year-old man is accused of biting two men in a seemingly random attack as the Arctic Monkeys performed at Chicago's Lollapalooza music festival. Cook County State's Attorney's Office spokesman Steve Campbell says Sergio Vicenteno is charged ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game

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    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were: 3-4-8-36-40 (three, four, eight, thirty-six, forty) Estimated jackpot: $320,000 Players with all five numbers win all or share a prize that starts ...

  • Southwest jet makes emergency landing in Dallas

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    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A Southwest Airlines jet has made a safe emergency landing after blowing a tire during takeoff. Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins said Friday that Flight 8 was bound for Austin but returned to Dallas Love Field after the ...

  • Colorado dropping Arapaho spellings for dorms

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    (AP) BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The University of Colorado is backing away from a proposal to name two of its dorms after two Arapaho chiefs using the tribe's traditional spellings. A proposal before the school's regents Friday would rename the buildings ...

  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control ...

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