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  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday. Federal, state and local...

  • Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii authorities on Saturday told residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days. Officials are going door-to door to keep residents informed of the lava's movement, Hawaii County Civil Defense said in a...

  • Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?" Rep. Cory Gardner, the party's Senate candidate — and its best shot at...

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States. But the sketchy details of how...

  • Sen. Mark Pryor casts ballot in Little Rock

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor has cast his ballot in his race for re-election to a third term in office. Pryor said before he voted Saturday in Little Rock that the voters know him, know that he listens and know that he reaches out in order to "get things done for...

  • Arizona lawmakers eye e-cigarette tax

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers are considering taxes on electronic cigarettes as a way to help cover a $1 billion budget shortfall, the Arizona Capitol Times reported (http://bit.ly/10qLUN5 ). "It's one option of many that we should look at at the Legislature," said state Democratic...

  • Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Rangers at Yosemite National Park say they're in a constant battle to keep wild black bears — with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws — far away from humans. Ranger Scott Gediman said that destructive bear encounters have plunged by 92 percent since 1998,...

  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — A California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent the pictures to at least two fellow officers in what he called a game, according to court documents. Officer...

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer. And all balk at the umpteenth "How does...

  • Downtown Phoenix hotel evacuated by fire

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix hotel is working to relocate hundreds of guests after a fire triggered an evacuation Saturday morning. Shanna Wolfe, a spokeswoman for Sheraton Downtown Phoenix Hotel, says about 800 guests as well as hotel staff were safe after a fire erupted around 11 a.m....

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