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Airlines carve US into markets dominated by 1 or 2 carriers

DALLAS (AP) — The wave of consolidation that swept the U.S. airline industry has markedly reduced competition at many of the nation's major airports, and passengers appear to be paying the price in higher fares and fees, an Associated Press analysis has found.

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Second company probed for air bag inflator malfunctions

DETROIT (AP) — The problem of exploding air bags could be widening beyond Japanese manufacturer Takata Corp.

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Lee's new book puts sleepy town back in the spotlight

MONROEVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Author Harper Lee's hometown of Monroeville buzzed with excitement over the Tuesday release of her novel "Go Set a Watchman," the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "To Kill a Mockingbird." The town is the model for Maycomb, the setting of both books. A full day of celebrations is planned, including readings, tours and a mint julep cocktail hour outside the old courthouse.

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Governor declares state of emergency in fatal Kentucky flood

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Floodwaters that rushed through eastern Kentucky left one dead and seven unaccounted for as search teams combed the hilly Appalachian terrain Tuesday, with the threat of more floods bearing down on rescue efforts.

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Pluto close-up: Spacecraft makes flyby of icy, mystery world

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — We've made it to Pluto by NASA's calculations, the last stop on a planetary tour of the solar system a half-century in the making.

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18-day negotiation yields landmark Iran nuclear accord

VIENNA (AP) — After long, fractious negotiations, world powers and Iran struck an historic deal Tuesday to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in relief from international sanctions — an agreement aimed at averting the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran and another U.S. military intervention in the Middle East.

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Son of Boston police captain charged in extremist bomb plot

BOSTON (AP) — The son of a Boston police captain has been accused of plotting to detonate pressure-cooker bombs at an unidentified university and to broadcast the killings of students live online, extremist acts aimed at supporting the Islamic State group, authorities said.

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Military announces plan to lift transgender ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered a six-month study aimed at formally ending one of the last gender- or sexuality-based barriers to military service, saying the Pentagon's current regulations banning transgender individuals from serving in the military need to be examined.

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