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October 6, 2015 - 4:59pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A model who has accused Bill Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 has sued the comedian for sexual assault.

Chloe Goins filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles on Tuesday, seeking punitive damages for a variety of problems she says she has endured since the incident, including mental anguish, loss of self-esteem and dignity.

Cosby's attorney Marty Singer did not immediately return an email message...

October 6, 2015 - 4:50pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new study plays down the fracking potential of California's vast Monterey Shale oil deposits.

Federal energy experts in 2011 estimated the Monterey Shale formation overall to hold a staggering 14 billion barrels of recoverable oil.

A study out Tuesday by the U.S. Geological Survey is the latest to deflate those boom estimates. The new study says that the most productive part of the giant Monterey formation has just 21 million...

October 6, 2015 - 4:49pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in three decades, a billionaire Chinese real estate mogul is central to a scandal over whether his money was used to buy influence.

Authorities say in the 1990s, Ng Lap Seng (eeng-lap-sing) funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars to the Democratic National Committee. He visited the White House at least 10 times and was photographed with then-President Bill Clinton and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Now, a...

October 6, 2015 - 4:38pm
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mother of the Oregon gunman who killed nine in a college classroom apparently wrote about her love of guns in an online forum, referring to places that attempt to pass firearms legislation as "lame states."

Laurel Harper posted her thoughts on Yahoo! Answers, a site that allows people to ask and answer questions about any topic. The Associated Press didn't speak with Harper about the postings, but in them she offered an email address that is...

October 6, 2015 - 4:35pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, has been hospitalized in Detroit for a heart procedure.

Dingell's wife, U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, released a statement Tuesday saying her 89-year-old husband was admitted to Henry Ford Hospital on Monday for a heart procedure, though she didn't offer specifics. But she did say her husband was comfortable and "his usual feisty self."

The Democrat...

October 6, 2015 - 4:29pm
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BOSTON (AP) — Renoir didn't leave much of an impression on a group of art lovers in Boston.

Protesters gathered outside the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston to stage a mock demonstration against the French impressionist painter.

Some carried signs that read, "God Hates Renoir" and "Aesthetic Terrorism" and chanted, "Other art is worth your while! Renoir paints a steaming pile!"

The Boston Globe reports ( ) that...

October 6, 2015 - 4:22pm
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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan's career in public service began as a fight to ensure her son Ben, who has cerebral palsy, could participate fully in society.

It led to runs for state Senate and governor, and now for U.S. Senate against Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte.

In the journey from parent advocate to Senate candidate, Hassan's home life has shaped her political philosophy. Her colleagues see that philosophy...

October 6, 2015 - 4:16pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City mayor and former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with her rival Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

De Blasio spokeswoman Karen Hinton said Tuesday the Democratic mayor met with the Vermont U.S. senator in New York last month. She won't disclose what they discussed.

De Blasio was Clinton's campaign manager in her successful 2000 U.S. Senate race and has close ties...

October 6, 2015 - 4:14pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains.

But less than three years ago, the Republican-dominated, conservative delegation opposed a $51 billion relief bill to help mid-Atlantic states like New York and New Jersey rebuild in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, which dealt that region a devastating blow.

Five Republicans in the...

October 6, 2015 - 4:05pm
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FAIRFAX, Calif. (AP) — A California man was found shot to death on a hiking trail with his wounded dog attached by leash to his hand.

The Marin County Sheriff's Department said a hiker found the body of 67-year-old Steve Carter around 6 p.m. Monday along a scenic trial about 20 miles north of San Francisco. Lt. Doug Pittman said Carter was still holding onto the leash of a Doberman Pinscher believed to be his dog. Pittman said the dog was also shot, but survived....

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