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California pilot dies in crash fighting wildfire

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — An air tanker fighting a wildfire on the edge of Yosemite National Park in Northern California smashed into a steep canyon wall Tuesday, killing the pilot who was believed to be the only person aboard, officials said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 October 2014

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US predicts lower heating bills this winter

NEW YORK (AP) — Heating bills should be lower this winter because the deep freeze that chilled much of the nation last year is unlikely to return.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Instead of ticket, officer buys girl booster seat

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn't secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn't cut it.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple and Google, as well as rising technology stars that have built businesses around "cloud computing."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Lawrence: Photo hacking was 'sex crime'

NEW YORK (AP) — The people who chose to look at nude celebrity photos that hackers posted committed "a sexual offense," actress Jennifer Lawrence says in an exclusive interview with Vanity Fair in its November issue.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Hawaii boy survives 6-story fall down trash chute

HONOLULU (AP) — An 8-year-old Hawaii boy who fell six stories down a trash chute and was pulled out by a neighbor with a fire hose has suffered only cuts.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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US agent sued over fake Facebook page in drug case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department said Tuesday it is reviewing a woman's complaint that a Drug Enforcement Administration agent set up a fake Facebook account using her identity.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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Talking to your car can be dangerous, studies say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just because you can talk to your car doesn't mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 October 2014

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