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  • Business

    Montana Republican gets behind Yellowstone mining ban

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) Montana U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte is sponsoring legislation to withdraw land near Yellowstone National Park from future mining, after describing an identical Senate measure as "dead on arrival" in the House.Gianforte...

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  • News

    The Latest: Gay couple disagrees over consent to have child

    HONOLULU (AP) The Latest on a child support battle between a divorced lesbian couple in Hawaii (all times local):12:30 p.m.Attorneys for a divorced lesbian couple agree that consent to having a baby together is a crucial issue in their child...

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  • Business

    New York, New Jersey reach funding pact for new rail tunnel

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) New York and New Jersey announced Thursday how they will pay for their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and other improvements, with New Jersey's outgoing governor...

    By David Porter, Associated Press|

  • News

    The Latest: Officials ask that hay goes through Farm Rescue

    CUSTER, S.D. (AP) The Latest on a wildfire at Custer State Park in South Dakota's Black Hills (all times local):2:55 p.m.Custer State Park officials say that hay donations to those affected by a South Dakota wildfire should be made through a...

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  • Business

    No Tannenbaum: Senator says rule keeps trees from US troops

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York's U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal rule change that's stopping donated Christmas trees from being sent to American troops overseas is straight out of the Grinch's playbook.The top Senate Democrat sent a letter...

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  • News

    Child support fight to test treatment of same-sex parents

    HONOLULU (AP) National gay rights advocates are watching how a child support fight between a divorced lesbian couple plays out in Hawaii, likely the first such case before a state Supreme Court, experts say.A woman wants to sever her parental...

    By Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press|

  • Business

    AAA predicts record travel over Christmas and New Year's

    Comforted by a strong economy, more Americans than ever are expected to travel over the Christmas and New Year's holidays.Auto club AAA said Thursday that 107 million people will travel between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1, a 3.1 percent increase over last...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Recreation and leisure

    Oakland Zoo gives new home to orphaned mountain lion cubs

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Two orphaned mountain lion cubs discovered two weeks apart in Southern California have found a new home at the Oakland Zoo.The Orange County Register reports the male cubs are 3-4 months old and were found 15 miles (24...

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  • Accidents and disasters

    Victim of San Diego plane crash identified

    SAN DIEGO (AP) A Southern California veterinarian has died in a plane crash that also burned down a home in San Diego.Forty-six-year-old Michael Zareski died on Saturday along with another man when a single-engine charter plane lost power...

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  • Crime

    The Latest: Anesthesiologist charged with patient murder

    LOS ANGELES (AP) The Latest on an anesthesiologist charged with the overdose death of a patient (all times local):2:06 p.m.A Beverly Hills anesthesiologist has been charged with giving a lethal drug overdose to a plastic surgery patient.Stephen...

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