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September 21, 2017 - 5:44 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Latest on efforts to clean up a Montana community where hundreds have died from asbestos exposure. (all times local): 3:30 State and local officials have begun preparations to take over management of the cleanup of a northwest Montana community where health officials say...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:44 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — One of five police officers involved in a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted online has been assigned to desk duty, and the man he punched during the arrest says he was just trying to help police make another arrest. Officer Andrew Jacobs will be on desk duty until...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:34 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A federal judge has tentatively approved a revised settlement to a class-action lawsuit over a West Virginia chemical spill that left up to 300,000 people without tap water for up to nine days. U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver on Thursday scheduled a final hearing Jan. 9...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 15, 2017 file photo, Russian military helicopter flies over a desert in Deir es-Zor province, Syria. Russian special forces are helping Syrian government troops fight Islamic State militants in the battle underway for the strategic city of Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, the defense ministry in Moscow said on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. The deployment comes amid rising concerns of a direct confrontation on the ground between Russian-backed forces on one side and the U.S.-supported Kurdish-led Syrian forces on the other. (AP Photo, File)
September 21, 2017 - 5:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior American and Russian military leaders met for an unprecedented, face-to-face session somewhere in the Middle East this week to discuss the growing tensions in the competing battles to retake one of the remaining Islamic State strongholds in Syria. Syrian government forces,...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona does not have to reveal who provides its execution drugs, a judge ruled Thursday in a lawsuit arguing that the information would help the public determine whether the death penalty is carried out humanely and promote confidence in the criminal justice system. The decision...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:29 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Navy has awarded a $5 billion contract to General Dynamics' Electric Boat to finish designing a new class of ballistic-missile submarines so construction can start. The Navy called the program its top priority because ballistic-missile submarines help deter nuclear...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:28 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed legislation providing $435,000 to help treat a chemical pollutant in a North Carolina river because the bill omitted a much larger amount that his agencies sought to address drinking water protections statewide. The wide-ranging environmental...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills' LeSean McCoy (25) spins around Carolina Panthers' Luke Kuechly (59) during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C. Stopped in his tracks by Kuechly and the Panthers last weekend, McCoy expects much more from himself with Von Miller and the Denver Broncos coming to town Sunday. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)
September 21, 2017 - 5:19 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It's time to find out if Carolina's No. 1-ranked defense is for real. After dominating performances against sub-par offenses in San Francisco and Buffalo, middle linebacker Luke Kuechly knows the Panthers will face their stiffest test Sunday when Carolina plays host to Drew...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:15 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton was limited to mostly light throwing during practice as the Panthers continue preparations for their game Sunday against the Saints. Newton is expected to start. Panthers coach Ron Rivera called Newton's limited practice schedule during the week the "new normal"...
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September 21, 2017 - 5:14 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — General manager Jim Johannson ruled out the possibility of the U.S. men's hockey team having NHL draft-eligible prospects competing at the Winter Olympics in February. Johannson told The Associated Press on Thursday he doesn't view anyone from the 18-and-younger pool of...
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