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Remains found in lake may allow man's burial after 43 years

SAWMILLS, N.C. (AP) — Forty-three years ago, Pamela Shook Kolbe's father went out one night for a date and never came home. Now, her family may finally have a chance to bury him after a discovery at the bottom of a lake.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015

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Some 'sanctuary cities' fear lawsuits

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The term 'sanctuary city' has become a rallying cry for conservative Republicans seeking stiffer immigration laws. They characterize such places as havens where those in the country illegally are protected from immigration authorities.

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015

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Scientists pursue specific cause of mystery beach blast

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Scientists trying to figure out the reason why a mysterious beach blast that sent a woman flying into a jetty are now pursuing a specific cause, Rhode Island's top environmental official says, but she isn't disclosing their theory until testing is finished.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Greek store closures spike as recession, austerity return

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Giorgos Prasinoudis ran his motocycle repair shop in Athens for three decades, through good times and bad. Now a "For Sale" sign hangs outside the window.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Kerry pushes back against critics of Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry bluntly challenged critics of the Obama administration's nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday, calling it "fantasy, plain and simple," to think the United States failed to hold out for a better deal at the bargaining table.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Syria's 2 main opposition groups agree on 'roadmap'

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's two main political opposition groups agreed on Thursday on a unified "roadmap" for a political solution to the country's long-running civil war, representatives of the groups said.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Prosecutors urge jurors to sentence theater shooter to death

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jurors who convicted James Holmes of murder in the Colorado theater shooting were still deliberating Thursday in the first phase of his sentencing, taking more time than expected to decide whether prosecutors proved at least one legal requirement for a death sentence.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015

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Applications for US unemployment aid plummet to 42-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.Sunemployment aid plunged last week to the lowest level in nearly 42 years, evidence that employers are holding onto their staffs and likely hiring at a steady pace. Yet the drop also reflects seasonal volatility in the data.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015

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