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  • Pieces of once-mighty NY bridge get new life in rural towns

    Steel and concrete panels that were once part of a mighty bridge that carried 50 million vehicles a year across the Hudson River north of New York City will find new life spanning streams along sleepy country roads.
  • Looking toward election after Menendez's 'Resurrection Day'

    TRENTON, N.J. - Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez's political fate in next year's crucial midterms after the mistrial in his federal bribery case may hinge on whether prosecutors retry him and whether attacks from Republicans based on the indictment convince voters to keep him from a third term.
  • Some Massachusetts towns going to pot, after all

    BOSTON - They may not be mad about reefer, but a growing number of Massachusetts communities are leaving their borders open to commercial marijuana businesses, bucking a wave of bans and moratoriums that followed voter approval of legal recreational pot.
  • Israel fires 'warning shot' amid Syrian border activity

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli military says it has fired a tank shell into Syria as a "warning shot" after the Syrian military carried out construction along their frontier.
  • Syria: IS militants defeated in last major stronghold

    BEIRUT - Pro-government forces defeated the Islamic State group in its last major stronghold in Syria, state media and a monitoring group reported on Sunday, leaving the militants to defend just strips of desert territory in the country and a besieged pocket outside the capital, Damascus.
  • Longtime country singer, songwriter Mel Tillis dies

    NASHVILLE - Mel Tillis, the affable longtime country star who wrote hits for Kenny Rogers, Ricky Skaggs and many others, and overcame a stutter to sing on dozens of his own singles, has died.
  • German parties forge ahead with talks on new government

    BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties struggled to find compromises Sunday on the thorny issues of migration and climate change as they sought to agree upon the framework for formal talks on forming a new coalition government.
  • Authorities seek suspect in fatal shooting of police officer

    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - Authorities are seeking a suspect in the fatal shooting of a rookie police officer.
  • Mormon missionary serving in Samoa fatally struck by vehicle

    SALT LAKE CITY - Authorities say a Mormon missionary serving in Samoa is dead after being struck by a vehicle.
  • Magnitude 3.7, 2.9 quakes rattle Oklahoma town early Sunday

    EDMOND, Okla. - The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded two earthquakes that struck near a central Oklahoma town.

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