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Improving economy shares blame for worst US traffic ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

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Man accused of shooting trooper had long criminal past

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The man accused of gunning down a Louisiana state trooper who stopped to offer him roadside assistance spent much of the past two decades in and out of prison, including a stint for setting his mother's house on fire.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 August 2015

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Colorado theater shooter's mother says son is remorseful

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The mother of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes gave an impromptu public apology Tuesday, telling a judge during his sentencing hearing that her son feels remorse but his mental illness and medications made it hard for him to express it.

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On Mississippi's shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced

LONG BEACH, Miss. (AP) — Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.

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Suspect in 1996 Khobar Towers bombing arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man suspected in the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers residence at a U.S. military base in Saudi Arabia has been captured, a U.S. official said Wednesday.

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Wine train issues apology to black women booted from train

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Napa Valley Wine Train issued an apology Tuesday to a book club that includes mostly black women who said they were booted from a tasting tour because of their race.

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No improvement: ACT says college exam scores are stagnant

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. high schools haven't shown much improvement in the past four years when it comes to preparing college-ready graduates, according to the Iowa-based nonprofit group that administers the ACT college entrance exam.

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China probing brokers, regulators for possible stock crimes

BEIJING (AP) — Employees of one of China's biggest securities firms and one current and one former employee of its market regulator are under investigation on suspicion of illegal stock trading, state media reported Wednesday, amid the collapse of a stock price boom.

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