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Hundreds of Arizona inmates to be moved following riot

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — About 700 inmates at an Arizona prison were being moved to new locations Friday after disturbances on consecutive days left their housing units uninhabitable. Nine corrections officers suffered minor injuries in the incidents at the privately run...
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Hot dogs, hot music usher in July 4 weekend

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer As the nation gears up to celebrate America’s birthday, here are some Fourth of July highlights from around the country: — NATHAN’S HOT DOG EATING CONTEST Competitive eaters have weighed in and are ready for Saturday’s annual hot dog...
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Minnesota burn survivor leaves hospital after 264 days

AP Photo/Jean Pieri ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who survived being badly burned in a lawnmower explosion was discharged Friday after 264 days in the hospital, but not before his caregivers gathered to say farewell to one of their favorite patients. She Yan Chen,...

Authorities: Ferris wheel in Orlando stops, stranding riders

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 400-foot Ferris wheel in Orlando stopped moving for more than 45 minutes Friday, stranding riders aboard. Orange County Fire Rescue spokeswoman Kathleen Kennedy told The Associated Press that a power to the Orlando Eye was subsequently...
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Bubba Watson to remove Confederate flag from ‘General Lee’

AP Photo/Rob Schumacher WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Bubba Watson says he’s painting over the Confederate flag on his car made popular in “The Dukes of Hazzard” television series. The two-time Masters champ said Friday he’ll replace it with...
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Who’s John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder

AP Photo KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember – Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. Almost never mentioned is John Jay. “Most people know something about him. … But very...
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Jefferson’s iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson’s Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider’s web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part...
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APNewsBreak: Ohio looks overseas in search for lethal drugs

AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has explored overseas options in its search for lethal injection drugs no longer available in the U.S. despite a court ruling that banned such purchases, records show. The prison where Ohio carries out executions...
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VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

AP Photo/Kristina Barker HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and...
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Could insulin pills prevent diabetes? Big study seeks answer

AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh CHICAGO (AP) — For nearly a century, insulin has been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists are testing a tantalizing question: What if pills containing the same medicine patients inject every day could also prevent the disease?...