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What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Oil has been pumped into a controversial section of the Dakota Access pipeline after months of delays caused by protests and Native American tribes' efforts to stop the project....

Multiple violations found days before fatal blaze killed 3
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents....

Homeless veterans: Trump's budget could hurt efforts
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The push to end homelessness among veterans would suffer without the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, which is up for elimination under President Donald Trump's proposed budget, nonprofits and local officials say....

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents....

Petition would seek reduced sentence for Pamela Smart
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Advocates for Pamela Smart, who's serving a life sentence for plotting with her teenage lover to kill her husband, say they are planning to file a petition seeking a reduced sentence....

Club shooting victim: 'All I was thinking about was my kids'
CINCINNATI (AP) -- A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting described a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were frantically crawling over one another to reach the exits and said that all she could think about was her children....

Some state lawmakers seek to protect birth-control access
CARSON CITY, Nevada (AP) -- Even with the Republican failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law, Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access, Planned Parenthood funding and abortion coverage in case they are jeopardized in the future....

City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ignoring fresh threats from the White House, city leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks....

Selling water: Coke, Pepsi look to make water rain money
NEW YORK (AP) -- Bottled water is starting to seem more like soda, and sometimes taste like it, too....

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations
PHOENIX (AP) -- A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation....

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