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August 1, 2015 - 9:55am
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A painful anniversary approaches for family members of 14 Marines killed in one of the most devastating days of the Iraq War.

Ten years ago Monday, a roadside bomb blast claimed 11 members Columbus-based Lima (LEE'-muh) Company. Their ages were 19 to 26.

Parents say the time has passed slowly and often painfully. But many have tried to memorialize their sons by starting efforts to help others. A variety of golf outings, charity runs...

August 1, 2015 - 9:27am
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DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 322,000 sedans worldwide because side air bags can inflate if doors are slammed too hard.

The recall covers certain Dodge Chargers from the 2011 to 2014 model years, mainly in the U.S. and Canada.

Earlier this month, more than 843,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks were recalled for the same problem. The company says the Charger recall came from an internal investigation launched because of the truck...

August 1, 2015 - 9:26am
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A hearse carrying the coffin of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown, has arrived at a church in suburban Atlanta ahead of a funeral service.

The hearse was escorted by two policemen on motorcycles into the parking lot of St. James United Methodist Church in Alpharetta.

Four men dressed in black suits carried the coffin into the church....

August 1, 2015 - 8:46am
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HICKSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers are battling over whether to rename part of a Long Island road after Billy Joel.

The argument over naming a highway for The Piano Man has sparked a debate over whether roads should be named for the living or only the dead.

Sen. Jack Martins introduced legislation last year to rename part of Route 107 in Joel's hometown of Hicksville for the six-time Grammy Award winner.

He says it's...

August 1, 2015 - 8:32am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Determined to secure support for the Iran nuclear deal, President Barack Obama is making inroads with a tough constituency — his fellow Democrats in Congress.

A handful of key Democrats stepped forward to back the agreement within hours of Obama's personal lobbying at the White House this past week, part of the administration's all-out campaign since the accord was announced July 14. Other Democrats have signaled they are leaning in favor and still...

August 1, 2015 - 7:18am
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JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food.

The river is a transportation lifeline in a country with few all-weather roads or airstrips, but it currently forms the frontline in Upper Nile between rebel forces on the west side and government forces on the east.

Military spokesman Col. Philip...

August 1, 2015 - 6:42am
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CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say at least six people were arrested during a rally protesting the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist by a white campus officer in Cincinnati.

Friday night began with a candlelight vigil organized by the family of Samuel DuBose, whose July 19 death came amid months of national scrutiny of police dealings with African-Americans, especially those killed by officers. Overall, the protests were peaceful and there were no reports of violent...

August 1, 2015 - 4:22am
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HONOLULU (AP) — More than 2,500 astronomers from around the world are descending on Hawaii for a conference -- and it's happening amid protests against the building of telescopes atop two mountains in the state.

The mountains are considered sacred by Native Hawaiians.

Some demonstrators on Maui and the Big Island were arrested yesterday as the scientists from more than 75 countries headed to Hawaii for the meetings.

Twenty people...

August 1, 2015 - 4:18am
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SPARKS, Nev. (AP) — It's been 15 years since voters in Nevada legalized medical marijuana. And now, it's been sold in the state for the first time -- at a dispensary in a strip mall east of downtown Reno.

About 75 people with medical marijuana cards lined up outside the facility yesterday, to be among the first to buy as much as a half-ounce of pot for $195.

One man who emerged with a package of pre-rolled cigarettes says he was "like a kid in a...

August 1, 2015 - 3:15am
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Driven to "desperation" in 1999, Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided to meet as many people as possible in New Hampshire at town hall meetings.

It took months for the strategy to pay dividends, but when it did, McCain was packing 'em in. He went on to win the state's presidential primary by 19 percentage points.

McCain will be back in New Hampshire on Saturday, campaigning for a friend and fellow U.S. senator,...

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