09-22-2017  7:16 pm      •     
The Wake of Vanport

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Investigators believe she went shopping and left all seven children alone before a stove-top burner that was left on ignited the blaze

HOUSTON (AP) -- The owner of a Houston home day care where a fire last month killed four children was returned to Texas from Nigeria to face charges early Tuesday.


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Some evidence is withheld as key witness refuses to testify

After more than five hours of questioning, a jury of eight women and four men was selected Monday in San Francisco in the Barry Bonds perjury trial.


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Tenet Healthcare denies liability; Doctors blame hospital for 'inhuman' conditions

A jury trial set to open on Monday will weigh whether one of America's largest health care corporations should be held accountable for deaths and injuries at a New Orleans hospital marooned by floodwaters after Hurricane Katrina


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The monthlong saga over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to drastically curb collective bargaining rights for public workers in Wisconsin took a turn Friday that could force a dramatic rebooting of the entire legislative process.


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Lawsuits filed by suspects since 2006 have pried millions of dollars in settlements from the government

NEW YORK (AP) -- As the U.S. ramps up efforts to root out homegrown terrorism, hundreds of people who have fallen under suspicion are in a state of limbo: Many say they have been singled out unfairly for scrutiny but have been neither charged nor cleared.


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Kecia Nehring Parker's favorite lottery numbers turned out to be lucky in more than one way

Kecia Nehring Parker's fclockwork regularity in playing the same numbers enabled lottery investigators to track her down after they took the winning ticket from a convenience store owner accused of trying to steal her jackpot


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Neglected historic cemeteries added to a list of threatened heritage

For the graveyards fortunate enough to have been annexed into Great Smoky Mountains National Park when it was created, there is hope


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And for a good reason: Incomes have been even flatter than inflation

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inflation spooked the nation in the early 1980s. It surged and kept rising until it topped 13 percent.


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'All of this will shake up the politics'

WASHINGTON (AP) -- African-Americans in the South are shunning city life for the suburbs at the highest levels in decades, rapidly integrating large metropolitan areas that were historically divided between inner-city blacks and suburban whites.


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Scott Kelly, who served as space station commander, said he called his brother as much as he could from orbit

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Astronaut Scott Kelly is back home reunited with his twin astronaut brother, after a five-month space station mission that was marred by the shooting of his congresswoman sister-in-law.


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