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As California fires rage, arson suspect arrested

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man was charged with setting one of nearly a dozen fires that have destroyed homes and raced through nearly 20,000 acres of northern and eastern San Diego County brush land, but most of the blazes seemed to be dying down, despite the eruption of a new fire at the Camp Pendleton Marine base.

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 May 2014

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Government fines GM maximum $35M in safety case

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. safety regulators fined General Motors a record $35 million Friday for taking at least a decade to disclose defects with ignition switches in small cars that are now linked to at least 13 deaths.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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AAA: Americans ready to travel after rough winter

NEW YORK (AP) — A strong case of cabin fever and a little more money to spend should inspire a greater number of Americans to hit the road this Memorial Day weekend.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Some evacuations lifted in San Diego fire area

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some evacuation orders were lifted early Friday in an area near the fiercest of several wildfires in San Diego County, as crews building containment lines around the blazes hoped cooler temperatures will help them make further progress.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Congress growing impatient on inquiry in VA deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Patience is wearing thin in Congress as lawmakers confront allegations of treatment delays and falsified patient-appointment reports at health centers run by the Veterans Affairs Department. A former clinic director says dozens of veterans died while awaiting treatment at the Phoenix VA hospital.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Landslide win for Indian opposition party

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's opposition leader, Narendra Modi, will become the next prime minister of the world's largest democracy, winning the most decisive election victory the country has seen in three decades and sweeping the long-dominant Congress party from power.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Tears for relatives after fatal hunger strike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hope Keown was reading the newspaper in her kitchen when she noticed a face she hadn't seen in years. Staring up from the page was her estranged stepfather's mug shot, next to a story about how he starved himself to death in a Kentucky prison.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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Ancient skeleton shedding light on first Americans

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of years ago, a teenage girl toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died. Now, her skeleton and her DNA are bolstering the long-held theory that humans arrived in the Americas by way of a land bridge from Asia, scientists say.

Last Updated on Friday, 16 May 2014

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