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In year of 3,000 shootings, a teen faces life beyond bullet
CHICAGO (AP) -- He suddenly felt as if a hot wire had torn through his chest. It hurt to breathe....

West Virginia candidate for governor owes millions in taxes
HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) -- Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia's most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec center and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens....

Posting a ballot selfie? Better check your state laws first
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?...

Ballot selfies: A look at where they are allowed or not
Secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, but laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters are allowed to take pictures of themselves voting and their ballots. How states handle the question :...

Tom Hayden, famed 1960s anti-war activist, dies at 76
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- Famed '60s anti-war activist Tom Hayden, whose name became forever linked with the celebrated Chicago 7 trial, Vietnam War protests and his ex-wife actress Jane Fonda, has died. He was 76....

Tour bus slams into truck on slowed-down highway, killing 13
PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- A tour bus returning home to Los Angeles from a casino trip plowed into the back of a semi-truck on a California highway early Sunday, killing 13 people and injuring 31 others, authorities said....

Younger, diverse voters are reshaping California politics
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Come Election Day, California could legalize pot. Its new U.S. senator will be black or Hispanic - a first for the state. And voters could end the death penalty and revive bilingual education in schools....

Average gasoline price down 4 cents to $2.25 a gallon
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of gasoline in the U.S. has dropped four cents over the past two weeks to $2.25 for regular grade....

Bill Murray honored as he accepts Mark Twain prize for humor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In an evening filled with jokes about Bill Murray's elusiveness and quirky personality, it was David Letterman who provided the most touching moment as Murray was honored with the nation's top prize for comedy....

Old mental institution attracts filmmakers and the curious
MANSFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- They have heard the stories of floating orbs and disembodied voices, and officials at the University of Connecticut say they really shouldn't have to tell people that the abandoned mental institution the school owns is not actually haunted....

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