California cities consider gas-pump warning labels

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers. City officials are now considering another novel plan: putting stickers on gas pumps...
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Attorney: Stabbing suspect, 12, not fit for trial

One of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional character Slender Man is led into a courtroom at the Waukesha County Courthouse in Waukesha, Wis. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. Her attorney challenged a doctor’s report that said she was...
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Bundle up: It’s freezing or below in all 50 states

Few people were on Dania Beach, Fla., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2014 as a cold front moved into the southern part of the state. While that pre-winter cold weather system broke temperature records and dumped up to foot and a half of snow in the northern part of the country, over night...
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Early winter pummels much of country, strands cars

Lauren Hansen shovels snow off her porch as her dog Kapone stands by, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Michiganians are shivering after a pre-winter cold weather system with gale-force winds broke temperature records and dumped up to foot and a half of snow. (AP...
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150 cars snowbound in early winter storm

Lauren Hansen shovels snow off her porch as her dog Kapone stands by, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Michiganians are shivering after a pre-winter cold weather system with gale-force winds broke temperature records and dumped up to foot and a half of snow. (AP...
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4 deaths blamed on major New York snowstorm

Lauren Hansen shovels snow off her porch as her dog Kapone stands by, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Michiganians are shivering after a pre-winter cold weather system with gale-force winds broke temperature records and dumped up to foot and a half of snow. (AP...
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Justices reject condemned Missouri inmate’s appeal

In this Feb. 12, 2014 photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is convicted killer Leon Taylor who was sentenced to death for killing gas station attendant Robert Newton in Independence, Mo., in 1994. (AP Photo/Missouri Department of Corrections) In this Feb. 12,...
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Parents of slain aid worker: Son believed in good

Ed and Paula Kassig, parents of Peter Kassig, speak during a news conference Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Indianapolis. Peter Kassig was captured Oct. 1, 2013, while delivering aid in Syria through a relief organization he founded. The White House confirmed Peter Kassig’s...
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Active Alaska volcano calms down _ for now

In this Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 photo provided by the Alaska Volcano Observatory, a view of the Pavlof volcano’s eruption plume is seen from an aircraft. The National Weather Service warned airplanes to avoid airspace near the erupting volcano as it spewed ash 30,000 feet...
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Pope confirms Philly trip for families conference

In this photo provided by the Vatican paper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis speaks at the World Meeting of Families, an interreligious conference on traditional family values, at the Vatican, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. Pope Francis confirmed Monday that he will travel to the...