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    Snow-covered buildings collapsing in rare US West weather

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) For buildings in parts of the snow-covered U.S. West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive.The accumulated weight of snow has crushed an old lumber mill in Oregon, the main grocery store in a small Idaho town,...

    By Keith Ridler, Associated Press|

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    Lawyers for site dubbed 'online brothel' want charges tossed

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The operators of Backpage.com pushed for pimping charges to be tossed out for the second time Tuesday, two weeks after the website that prosecutors dubbed an online brothel stopped advertising adult services in the face...

    By Don Thompson, Associated Press|

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    The Latest: California carbon auctions challenged in court

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) The Latest on oral arguments in cases challenging California's carbon auctions (all times local):12:38 p.m.Lawyers are defending California's fee for carbon pollution in a state appeals court as businesses seek to...

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    Judges rules in favor of university in open-records case

    A Kentucky judge has sided with the state's flagship university in an open-records dispute involving a student newspaper's dogged pursuit of documents it wants to review in a sexual harassment investigation of a former professor.In his ruling...

    By Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press|

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    The Latest: Ski patroller dies in accident at Tahoe resort

    RENO, Nev. (AP) The Latest on the death of a ski patrol member at a Lake Tahoe ski resort (all times local PST):12:30 p.m.The Lake Tahoe resort where a ski patrol member died while doing avalanche-control work apparently was not killed by an...

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  • Entertainment

    The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

    App Store Official Charts for the week ending January 22, 2017:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Bloons TD 5, Ninja Kiwi4. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB5. Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister...

    By The Associated Press|

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    Ski patroller dies during avalanche control work at Tahoe

    RENO, Nev. (AP) A member of the ski patrol at a Lake Tahoe resort has died while doing work to control avalanches.It's not clear if he died in an avalanche.Squaw Valley Ski Resort confirmed the death in a statement Tuesday but provided few...

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  • Business

    Lawmakers, governor ready for showdown in divided N.Carolina

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina legislators begin a new session Wednesday amid rancor with a new governor and deep skepticism about whether they will reach consensus on big issues or remain stuck in a quagmire of state officials' own...

    By Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Comerica Bank appointed to run Prince's estate

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate has ruled that Comerica Bank and Trust will take over running the estate, according to a court order made public Tuesday.In his order, dated last Thursday, Carver County District...

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    Gun rights activists sue over Massachusetts firearms laws

    BOSTON (AP) Gun rights activists have filed a lawsuit to end what they call Massachusetts' unconstitutional firearms laws.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court by the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts and other groups specifically...

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