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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it the election of contradictions.... 9/1/2014 8:56 AM

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers who have studied the issue, though, are divided on the question.... 9/1/2014 8:49 AM

Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver
ERIE, Colo. (AP) -- All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.... 9/1/2014 3:47 AM

US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion law
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.... 9/1/2014 12:25 AM

Revel starts shutdown Monday after just 2 years
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- The most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.... 9/1/2014 7:41 AM

A timeline of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel
A look at key moments in the history of Atlantic City's Revel Casino Hotel:... 9/1/2014 2:31 AM

49er Ray McDonald accused of domestic violence
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Ray McDonald was arrested early Sunday on felony domestic violence charges after officers responded to a home in an upscale neighborhood, San Jose police said.... 9/1/2014 3:49 AM

Bad weather shuts down concerts, delays flights
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Severe thunderstorms across the Northeast on Sunday slowed operations at airports, wreaked havoc at outdoor sporting and musical events in New York and Philadelphia and sent people scurrying from a beach after three men were struck by lightning.... 9/1/2014 4:20 AM

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.... 9/1/2014 4:23 AM

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.... 9/1/2014 4:26 AM