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San Francisco to join list of those banning cashless stores

By JANIE HAR SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against…
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4 pups of endangered species of wolf born at Chicago zoo

CHICAGO (AP) — Four pups of a critically endangered species of wolf have been born at Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. The zoo says in a news release that the two male and two female…
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Breather for Iowa riverside city? Heavy rain not expected

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A meteorologist says there’s not much risk of rainfall heavy enough to further raise the Mississippi River flood threat in eastern Iowa. A temporary flood barrier failed in Davenport on Tuesday, submerging downtown…
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Police: No indication driver killed on bridge was targeted

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Police say there’s no indication a woman who was fatally shot while driving over a highway bridge in northeast Iowa was targeted, and they’re seeking the public’s help in determining if…
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Jewish community will ‘stand tall’ after synagogue shooting

By AMY TAXIN and CHRISTOPHER WEBER POWAY, Calif. (AP) — Eight-year-old Noya Dahan had finished praying and gone to play with other children at her Southern California synagogue when gunshots rang out. Her uncle grabbed…
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Quarantines at 2 LA universities amid US measles outbreak

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER LOS ANGELES (AP) — A quarantine at two Los Angeles universities affected more than 200 students and staff who may have been exposed to measles and either have not been vaccinated or…
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Solar energy threatened in state known for eco-friendly fuel

By SCOTT McFETRIDGE and DAVID PITT ANKENY, Iowa (AP) — When Todd Miller began his two-person solar installation business in a suburb of Des Moines, one of the challenges he faced was keeping up with…
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Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims

By DAVID CRARY NEW YORK (AP) — The lawyers’ ads on the internet aggressively seeking clients to file sexual abuse lawsuits give a taste of what lies ahead this year for the Boy Scouts of…
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Tesla CEO plans to hand the car keys to robots next year

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and TOM KRISHER SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla CEO Elon Musk expects to start converting the company’s electric cars into fully self-driving vehicles next year as part of an audacious plan to…
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SpaceX suffers serious setback with crew capsule accident

By MARCIA DUNN CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has suffered a serious setback in its effort to launch NASA astronauts into orbit this year. Over the weekend, the Dragon crew capsule that flew to…
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