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    49ers CEO pledges money to support repeal of transgender law

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York pledged $75,000 to the Equality North Carolina Foundation, an organization which is backing a repeal of a law he believes discriminates.York made the pledge through the team while attending...

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    Jet searched as precaution at LAX over 'non-credible' threat

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A SWAT team with guns drawn searched a jet packed with passengers at Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday after authorities received a threat about the flight from Houston, officials said.The search, which was aired...

    By Christopher Weber And Amanda Lee Myers, Associated Press|

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    Woman, child dead after Amtrak train hits SUV in San Leandro

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) Fire officials say a woman and child are dead after an Amtrak train collided with an SUV in the San Francisco Bay Area.Television news footage of the crash scene in San Leandro showed the front of the SUV crushed...

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    Davis: Studies on Raiders move to Las Vegas are 'positive'

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis says the team has begun conducting market research studies to gather information about a potential move to Las Vegas.Davis said Tuesday at the NFL owners meetings that the initial reports...

    By Steve Reed, AP Sports Writer|

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    Monsanto rejects $62B Bayer bid, but still open to talks

    NEW YORK (AP) Monsanto rejected Bayer's $62 billion takeover bid, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate."However, the seed company suggested Tuesday that a higher bid might be accepted, saying that it remains open to talks. Bayer...

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    Washington, California sue over pelvic mesh implants

    SEATTLE (AP) Washington state and California sued Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday, saying that for years the company misrepresented the risks of vaginal mesh implants it sold to repair pelvic collapse.In the latest legal actions over the...

    By Gene Johnson, Associated Press|

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    California oil line fixed after thousands of gallons spill

    TRACY, Calif. (AP) Crews have repaired an oil pipeline that broke days ago and spilled up to 21,000 gallons of crude underground in rural Northern California, a spokesman for Shell Oil Co. said Tuesday.The company was running small amounts of...

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    Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) An Ohio man fatally shot a former coal company executive at a cemetery where the businessman's wife is buried and has been arrested on a first-degree murder warrant, a sheriff said Tuesday.A second man has also been...

    By John Raby, Associated Press|

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    Coming soon to Twitter: More room to tweet

    NEW YORK (AP) Twitter is making some big changes, at least in the context of 140 characters or fewer.The social media service said Tuesday that in coming months, photos, videos and other media won't count toward Twitter's 140-character limit....

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    Feds say ex-policeman ran $2,000-an-hour prostitution ring

    NEW YORK (AP) A former police officer who retired on a disability pension ran a prostitution ring that charged customers as much as $2,000 an hour, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.Michael Rizzi was arrested at his Brooklyn home on charges of...

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