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Famous San Francisco street may see summer closing

Flowers bloom on Lombard Street on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, in San Francisco. San Francisco’s crooked street could soon be closed to tourists in the summertime. A transportation commission is scheduled to consider an experimental shutdown of the famously curvaceous block of...
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Missouri death row inmate’s hopes rest with courts

FILE – In this Feb. 9, 2014 file photo provided by the Missouri Department of Corrections is Russell Bucklew who is scheduled to die for killing a romantic rival as part of a crime spree in southeast Missouri in 1996. Bucklew, who suffers from a congenital condition that...
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Marine to get medal of honor for blocking grenade

This photo taken May 13, 2014 shows Medically retired Marine Lance Cpl. Kyle Carpenter speaking to media at the Pentagon. On June 19, 2014, President Barack Obama will award Carpenter the Medal of Honor for his courageous actions while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with...
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APNewsBreak: Ex-players: NFL illegally used drugs

FILE – In this Oct. 7, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama, left, looks towards quarterback Jim McMahon, wearing headband, as he honors the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Chicago Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. A...

US judge to rule on Pennsylvania gay-marriage ban

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gay rights activists should know within hours whether Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage will be overturned. A federal judge in Harrisburg is expected to rule Tuesday on a challenge to the state’s 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. The...

‘Shield’ actor Jace arrested in wife’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Jace, who played a police officer on the hit TV show “The Shield,” was arrested on suspicion of homicide after his wife was found shot to death in their Los Angeles home, authorities said. Police arrived at the couple’s...

Ex-Christie aide ‘dumbfounded’ by traffic plot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he is “dumbfounded and disappointed” that a few rogue Christie loyalists shut down traffic in a political payback plot. The former aide, Matt Mowers, is testifying before New Jersey...

Ex-aide set to testify in Christie bridge scandal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another former aide to Gov. Chris Christie is appearing before New Jersey legislators investigating lane closings at the George Washington Bridge, a scandal that has raised questions about the Republican’s viability as a potential 2016...
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Text 911: Calling for help without making a call

FILE–In this April 18, 2012, file photo, David Tucker, executive director of Vermont’s Enhanced 911 Board, holds a smart phone in Montpelier, Vt. Tucker says the state is the first in the country where customers of the four major wireless carriers can send text...