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Las Vegas attempts to tame rowdy Fremont Street experience

AP Photo/John Locher LAS VEGAS (AP) — A bawdy gauntlet of street performers and tip-seeking costumed characters crowding Las Vegas’ Fremont Street have been driving tourists away, city leaders said Wednesday as they moved toward imposing new rules to rein in the rowdy...
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Appeals court: Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas abortion opponent must stand trial over a letter she sent to a Wichita doctor saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned late...
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Report: Boy accused of strangling child had past troubles

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy accused of strangling a 4-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behavior, including choking another child until the child turned blue in the face and carrying around dead farm animals, according to sheriff’s deputies. The...
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Panicked 911 caller: Dispatcher had no reason to hang up

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 911 caller said Wednesday she was panicked about a friend being shot but stayed as calm as possible before a New Mexico dispatcher told her to “deal with it yourself” and hung up as she sought aid. Seventeen-year-old Esperanza Quintero...
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Advocates seek Vatican inquiry of Newark, NJ, archbishop

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for victims of clergy sex abuse want a Vatican investigation of the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey. A group of Roman Catholic priests, nuns and canon lawyers who call themselves the Catholic Whistleblowers say an investigation is needed because...
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The Latest: Professional hunter granted bail in Zimbabwe

AP Photo/Paula French BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The latest information on the Minnesota hunter and guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion during a hunt in the African nation (all times are Central): 12:20 p.m. A Zimbabwean judge has granted bail to the professional...
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Texas AG: Office has received more Planned Parenthood videos

AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas attorney general says his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic that he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in...
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Los Angeles leaders outlaw high-capacity gun magazines

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban the possession of high-capacity gun magazines following deadly mass shootings nationwide. Tuesday’s 12-0 vote closes a loophole in state law that banned the manufacture and sale of magazines holding more...

1 dead, 10 injured as church van crashes into train in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) — A van carrying vacation Bible school students crashed through a crossing gate into the side of a freight train at a southwest Ohio rail crossing, killing an adult passenger and injuring nine children and the driver, authorities said Wednesday. The Ohio...
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Attorney: Islamic State sympathizer is not a terrorist

AP Photo/Rob O’Neal MIAMI (AP) — A man arrested by the FBI on charges of plotting as an Islamic State sympathizer to detonate a nail-filled bomb on a Florida beach is no extremist, his attorney says. A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem...