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Identifying wildfire dead: DNA, and likely older methods too

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities doing the somber work of identifying the victims of California's deadliest wildfire are drawing on leading-edge DNA technology, but older scientific techniques and deduction could also come into play, experts say. With the death toll from the Northern California blaze...
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Roethlisberger throws for 5 TDs, Steelers rip Panthers 52-21

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's first pass went for a touchdown. His last did the same. And in between the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and his red-hot team put together systematic 52-21 dismantling of Carolina on Thursday night that left little doubt about their depth and their talent...
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The Latest: Calif. shooting survivor was at Vegas massacre

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a Southern California bar that left 13 dead including the gunman (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A survivor of the mass shooting at a Southern California bar was also at the Las Vegas music festival that ended in a massacre last year. Dani...
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A year apart, some country music fans face 2 mass shootings

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Borderline Bar and Grill in California had become a safe haven for dozens of survivors of last year's massacre at a Las Vegas country music festival, a place where they gathered for line dancing and drinks. They found themselves in a terrifyingly familiar scene...
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Trump, Obama give closing arguments for midterms

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:35 p.m. President Donald Trump is urging voters in Tennessee and Georgia to back Republicans in statewide races, warning that Democrats want to destroy the country with high taxes and illegal immigration as well as divisive...
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Anxious politicians and volunteers make final election push

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — The Republican, Rep. Martha McSally, wore a maroon and gold Arizona State University T-shirt and jeans as she belted out the national anthem at the school's homecoming game Saturday. The Democrat, Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, wore a canary-yellow dress and eight-inch platform shoes with...
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Correction: Migrant Caravan story

JUCHITAN, Mexico (AP) — In a story Oct. 31 about Central American migrants traveling in a caravan through southern Mexico, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a woman who gave birth had been 28 weeks pregnant. She was 38 weeks pregnant. A corrected version of the story is below: No buses...
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Months after massacre, Parkland victims vote for first time

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Nine months after 17 classmates and teachers were gunned down at their Florida school, Parkland students are finally facing the moment they've been leading up to with marches, school walkouts and voter-registration events throughout the country: their first Election Day. The...
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Trump visit stirs debate; massacre defendant in court

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was brought into court in a wheelchair Monday, as some members of the Jewish community and others objected to President Donald Trump's plans to visit, accusing him of contributing to a toxic political climate in the U.S. that...
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The Latest: 2 funerals set for same day as Trump visit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue (all times local): 6 p.m. Funerals for all but one of the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre have been scheduled. They run from Tuesday to Friday. The first funeral service is for Jerry Rabinowitz and will be held...
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