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    Semi plows into unfinished Texas interstate bridge; 1 killed

    SALADO, Texas (AP) A tractor-trailer slammed into construction beams along a major interstate in Central Texas on Thursday, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions for several hours, authorities said.The truck hit a beam being...

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    Jury finds ex-San Francisco bank executive guilty of fraud

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A former executive of a San Francisco-based bank that received federal bailout money has been convicted of fraud.U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Thursday a federal jury in Oakland found 66-year-old Ebrahim Shabudin guilty...

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    San Francisco Chronicle heir, board member Nan McEvoy dies

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Nan Tucker McEvoy, the last member of the San Francisco Chronicle's founding family to head the newspaper, died Thursday after a long convalescence. She was 95.Her son, Nion McEvoy, publisher of Chronicle Books, confirmed her...

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    New York fire, building collapse injure 19; gas blast blamed

    NEW YORK (AP) An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring 19 people. Smoke could...

    By Jonathan Lemire And Colleen Long, Associated Press|

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    New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

    NEW YORK (AP) An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen people. Smoke...

    By Jonathan Lemire And Colleen Long, Associated Press|

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    Recording: Woman, ex-Clippers owner discussed hiding gifts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The woman whose recording of Donald Sterling cost him the Los Angeles Clippers was forced Thursday to answer questions about recordings in which she and the billionaire discussed how to hide a house he bought her.Several of the...

    By Brian Melley, Associated Press|

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    Woman accused of kidnap plot claimed to be business coach

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) A woman accused of masterminding a scheme to kidnap two babies and pass them off as her own is a self-styled business mogul and motivational speaker described on one of her websites as one of the "kindest women you will...

    By Gillian Flaccus And Tami Abdollah, Associated Press|

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    Latest on NY fire, building collapse: No gas odors reported

    8:45 P.M.No gas odors were reported and no leaks were found before an apparent gas explosion that leveled a New York City apartment building.Utility Con Edison says a survey of the gas mains in the area was done Wednesday and nothing was found....

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    Arkansas lawmaker urges ban on California wine over egg law

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.The...

    By Allen Reed, Associated Press|

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    Co-pilot suspected of air crash in Alps trained in Arizona

    PHOENIX (AP) The co-pilot who authorities believe intentionally crashed an airplane into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board, honed his flying skills early in his aviation career in Arizona.Lufthansa Group said Thursday that...

    By Terry Tang, Associated Press|

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