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Scandal-weary voters boot DC mayor from office

D.C. mayoral candidate and council member Muriel Bowser watches returns at her election night watch party in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Bowser is the top challenger to Mayor Vincent Gray. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) D.C. mayoral candidate and council member Muriel Bowser...
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Waters recede, helping search for mudslide victims

Debra Hoskins ties yellow ribbons onto the North Fork Stillaguamish River Bridge near Arlington, Wash., on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. “Ribbons signify that you expect the return of a loved one. For me this is just showing faith. We’re just believing that every single...

$425 million Powerball winner wants privacy

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The winner of one of the largest Powerball jackpots in history has finally come forward — but he still hasn’t quite revealed his identity. B. Raymond Buxton, a Northern California man, waited more than a month to accept his prize on...
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New CEO Barra faces tough task in shedding old GM

General Motors CEO Mary Barra pauses as she testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, before the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. The committee is looking for answers from Barra about safety defects and mishandled...

Iraqi man cries out at start of his murder trial

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Two years after the fatal beating of a Muslim woman in her California home sparked fears it was a hate crime, prosecutors told jurors Tuesday that her husband proved to be the killer, lying to police about his troubled marriage and apologizing to...

Study’s low marks on youth well-being stir states

A new report on child well-being, measured by state and race, has turned an unflattering spotlight on some places not used to being at the bottom of such lists, including Wisconsin, with a worst-in-the-nation ranking for its black children, and South Dakota, with abysmal results...

PG&E criminally charged in fatal pipeline blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas and Electric has been charged with federal felony counts involving safety violations linked to a 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in the San Francisco Bay Area. The indictment filed Tuesday charges the utility...
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Texas pushes to keep execution drug source secret

FILE – This May 27, 2008, file photo, shows the gurney in Huntsville, Texas, where Texas’ condemned are strapped down to receive a lethal dose of drugs. A new report says the number of reported executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United...
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DC mayor seeks second term amid federal probe

FILE – In this March 19, 2014, file photo, Mayor Vincent Gray answers a reporter’s question during a media availability with former mayor and DC City Council member Marion Barry, left, in Washington. Gray was facing seven challengers in the city’s Democratic...

California’s $425M Powerball winner comes forward

MILPITAS, Calif. (AP) — California Lottery officials say the sole winner of February’s $425 million Powerball jackpot has come forward to claim the prize. B. Raymond Buxton claimed the prize at the California Lottery headquarters in Sacramento on Tuesday. Lottery...