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March 22, 2015 - 5:12pm
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COTTONWOOD, Ariz. (AP) — An overnight family brawl in a Wal-Mart parking lot has left one person dead and two others wounded, including a police officer who was shot in the leg.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says a Cottonwood police officer was shot in the leg just before midnight Sunday trying to break up the melee in the store parking lot.

Authorities say the incident began when police responded to reports that a female Wal-Mart employee...

March 22, 2015 - 4:45pm
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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A 21-year-old Southern California man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group vows revenge and identifies with the Charlie Hebdo massacre in France in a series of writings to a newspaper.

Adam Dandach sent four letters and two poems from jail to the Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/1Ony7es ). He pleaded not guilty last week to charges including attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist group.

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March 22, 2015 - 3:46pm
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DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that two Nissan recalls didn't fix a problem with front-seat air bag seat sensors.

The probe covers nearly 990,000 vehicles that were recalled in 2013 and last year because computer software may not detect an adult in the passenger seat. If that happens, the air bags won't inflate.

The recall affects the Altima midsize car, Leaf electric car, Pathfinder SUV and Sentra compact models...

March 22, 2015 - 3:44pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Now you see it, now you don't.

The water in magician David Copperfield's rooftop pool vanished — and flooded his penthouse apartment as well as multiple floors of his New York City apartment building on East 57th Street.

Copperfield's attorney Ted Blumberg told the New York Post (http://pge.sx/1C2QxdY ) that a malfunctioning pump was to blame for the March 8 incident. He said the entire pool drained through Copperfield's four-story...

March 22, 2015 - 3:25pm
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HARPERSFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — The 124-mile Constitution Pipeline will likely bring some relief from relatively high natural gas prices to residents of New York City and New England. But it will also bring anguish to many landowners in the wooded hills and valleys in its path.

Some will be unable to build retirement homes they had been planning, or subdivide and sell building lots because of the pipeline's route through their property. Others are dismayed at the clear-cutting...

March 22, 2015 - 3:01pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Country star Jason Aldean has married former "American Idol" contestant Brittany Kerr.

A representative for the singer confirmed that the pair tied the knot Saturday in Mexico. They announced their engagement in September.

The 38-year-old Aldean is one of the top-selling acts in country music.

He filed for divorce from his wife, Jessica, in 2013. They have two daughters, Keeley and Kendyl.

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March 22, 2015 - 2:59pm
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A preliminary investigation has found that backup brake systems failed to deploy when a Maine ski lift rolled back several hundred feet and prompted skiers to jump off.

Seven people were injured in the incident Saturday at the Sugarloaf resort.

A spokesman for the resort said Sunday a gearbox on the lift malfunctioned and interrupted two braking systems. A third brake also did not work as designed and a lift attendant had to...

March 22, 2015 - 2:55pm
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BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Horror writer Stephen King is proving to be as tenacious as some of his more sinister characters in seeking an apology from Maine Gov. Paul LePage.

LePage used his radio address last week to make his case for eliminating Maine's income tax. He said states without an income tax, such as Florida, have lured away Maine residents, including King.

King quickly called out LePage, saying he winters in Florida but his permanent residence...

March 22, 2015 - 2:16pm
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CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average national price of a regular gallon of gasoline has dropped 4 cents in the last two weeks to $2.50.

Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that falling oil prices and strong production at U.S. refineries led to lower numbers at the pump. The drop during the two-week period ended Friday comes despite labor strikes at some refineries.

Los Angeles had the most expensive gas among cities surveyed in the Lower 48...

March 22, 2015 - 2:07pm
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NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire teen may have is lucky to have escaped uninjured from his vehicle after it landed atop a bridge over the Merrimack River.

New Hampshire state police say a Nashua teen lost control of his Honda Accord on Saturday, hit a snowbank then went airborne. His car came to rest on a guardrail of the Sagamore Bridge, its rear dangling over the water and its front fender planted in the snow at the side of the highway.

The teen...

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