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  • Man using 'blowtorch' to kill spider started fire SEATTLE — A man who used a can of spray paint and a lighter as a makeshift blowtorch to kill a spider in his laundry room started a blaze that caused $60,000 worth of damage, Seattle fire officials said Wednesday.The man and his mother got out of th

    July 17, 2014

  • NJ Gov. Christie to be in Iowa and 2016 spotlight

    New Jersey's Chris Christie insists it's his role as Republican Governors Association chairman that's bringing him to Iowa this week, to raise money for other politicians, including Gov. Terry Branstad, a five-term incumbent with lots of campaign cash already.

    July 16, 2014

  • Screen Shot 2014-07-16 at 2.12.33 PM.png Gunshots narrowly miss TV reporter

    A reporter for a West Virginia television station narrowly escaped injury or worse Monday while covering a fatal weekend shooting in Beckley.

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • VIDEO: New story emerges about Texas children locked in hot car

    After footage showed Texas shoppers breaking the windows of a hot car to rescue children trapped inside, additional witnesses have come forward to correct the story behind what has become a viral video.

    July 16, 2014

  • Liberals assessing 2016 race as Clinton weighs bid

    As Hillary Rodham Clinton promotes her book, liberals in the Democratic Party are elbowing into the 2016 presidential conversation, pitching a populist message on the economy and immigration.

    July 16, 2014

  • family.jpeg Rock thrown from overpass struck wife 'like an explosion'

    July 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • 10 things to know for today

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

     

    July 16, 2014

  • Tobacco firm Reynolds American to buy Lorillard RICHMOND, Va. — Joe Camel is bulking up to take on the Marlboro Man.Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc.’s $25 billion deal to buy Newport maker Lorillard Inc. creates a formidable No. 2 tobacco company in the U.S. behind Marlboro maker Altri

    July 16, 2014

  • Protections for pregnant workers toughened WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pregnant women have new protections against on-the-job discrimination.The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated 30-year-old guidelines to make clear that any form of workplace discrimination or harassment against preg

    July 16, 2014

  • Tillamook cheese vans stolen in California found MANTECA, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California have found three bright orange Tillamook cheese vans that were stolen over the weekend.Manteca police say authorities found the restored Volkswagen minibuses, worth $100,000 each, in a recently rent

    July 16, 2014

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