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Gaylen Rust must have seemed trustworthy to the people who gave him money. Rust was a longtime businessman in Layton, Utah, where he ran a coin shop started by his

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " NASA is trying one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, before calling it quits.The rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades. Thick dust darkened the sky last summer and, for months,...

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TORONTO (AP) " Canada's former justice minister announced Tuesday that she was quitting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet " a move that follows allegations Trudeau's office pressured her to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm.Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould...

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STANFORD, Calif. (AP) " A college professor who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault will appear Tuesday at a long-planned Stanford University academic symposium on that topic.Stanford officials said she won't discuss the incident during the sold-out event at the school's...

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NEW YORK (AP) " Gucci's creative director broke his silence Tuesday over an $890 sweater that resembled blackface, saying racism was never his intention.Alessandro Michele, a design force at the Italian fashion house, lamented in a letter to employees both his own pain and "that of the people who...

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Hundreds of Teach for America alumni are slamming the educator placement program for suggesting members should cross the picket line during a potential teacher strike in Oakland, California, or risk losing thousands of dollars at the end of their service.More than 300 alumni signed the letter...

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HONOLULU (AP) " A federal grand jury indictment unsealed Tuesday accuses a former Honolulu city prosecutor of dealing opioids with her physician brother and using her position to cover up their crimes.Katherine Kealoha, the wife of now-retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, steered law...

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NEW YORK (AP) " The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):8:30 p.m.It just might be easy being Bean.A Sussex spaniel named Bean won the sporting group at Westminster for the second year in a row.Cheers filled Madison Square Garden as the short-legged, long-eared dog...

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " The Australian government said Wednesday it would reopen a mothballed island detention camp in anticipation of a new wave of asylum seekers arriving by boat after Parliament passed legislation that would give sick asylum seekers easier access to mainland hospitals.The...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate will vote on the Green New Deal, a moonshot plan by Democrats to combat climate change, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, announcing a move designed to force Senate Democrats " including a cast of presidential candidates " into a political bind.The...

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) " Video game maker Activision Blizzard is laying off nearly 800 workers as the company braces for a steep downturn in revenue following the best year in its history.The cutbacks announced Tuesday illustrate the boom-and-bust cycles in an industry whose fortunes are tied to...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " President Donald Trump says he was unaware the owner of the National Enquirer, American Media Inc., had been investigating Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.The Trump-friendly tabloid has a history of trying to help him.It acknowledged paying $150,000 to Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal for...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate on Tuesday approved a major public lands bill that revives a popular conservation program, adds 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, expands several national parks and creates five new national monuments.The measure, the largest public lands bill considered by Congress...

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LUCERNE VALLEY — When Brian Hammer and his wife decided to look at a house for sale in North Lucerne Valley, the remoteness of the area awed them.Located just east off Highway 247, the area is hemmed by the rugged peaks of the Ord Mountains to the north, White Horse Mountain to the southwest, and...

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Bill would designate or expand 6 OHV Recreation Areas in the desert, prohibit renewable energy facilities near Juniper Flats

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The national debt has passed a new milestone, topping $22 trillion for the first time.The Treasury Department's daily statement showed Tuesday that total outstanding public debt stands at $22.01 trillion. It stood at $19.95 trillion when President Donald Trump took office on Jan....

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NEW YORK (AP) " Lawyers for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman say they'll keep fighting his conviction.Jurors in New York on Tuesday convicted Guzman on all 10 counts in an international drug distribution trial that lasted more than three months. The verdict was reached on the...

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) " Opposition leader Juan Guaido said Tuesday that he will try to run caravans of badly needed food and medicine into Venezuela but won't start for nearly two weeks, a timeline that threatens to deflate momentum toward unseating entrenched President Nicolas Maduro.Surrounded...

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DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) " Longtime Rep. John Dingell knew that jobs were about more than collecting a paycheck, and that health care meant more than just good health. Both were about dignity, former Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday while eulogizing the longest serving member of Congress in U.S....

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SAHUARITA, Ariz. (AP) " Two camels in southern Arizona are back home after going for an impromptu trek in the desert.Pima County sheriff's officials said authorities Tuesday found the owners of the runaway camels.Deputies were called to a residence in the town of Sahuarita on Monday night and found...

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