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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Cremated remains found in drug suspect's car

(AP) — A former Colorado funeral home worker tasked with spreading cremated ashes in the Rocky Mountains instead kept four people's remains in the trunk of his car for several years, police said. A Pike County sheriff's deputy found the ashes in four plastic boxes after police in the northeast Missouri town of Louisiana arrested James Robert Lee II, 39, ...

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6 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Battle of New Orleans cannon gets new carriage

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Spanish cannon used in the Battle of New Orleans and weighing nearly 3 tons was lowered Tuesday by pulleys, chains and muscle onto a new gun carriage like one that might have held it once aboard a navy ship. For generations, the 10½-foot-long, 5,789-pound weapon has sat on three big wooden blocks outside the Cabildo ...

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8 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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La: 11 guilty of food, child care benefits fraud

(AP) — The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services says 11 residents, who fraudulently received more than $81,000 in food and child care benefits, have been convicted. The 11 residents were convicted after either hiding information or lying in order to get benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or Child Care Assistance programs.

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10 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Gun rights a flashpoint in Louisiana Senate race

(AP) — Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu is defending her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the NRA in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection. The senator, locked in a tight race for a fourth term, is pushing back against the National Rifle Association ad that accuses Landrieu of "voting ...

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10 HOURS AGO - The Week

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Polls: Republicans narrowly ahead in Iowa and Louisiana Senate races

Republicans are narrowly ahead for two important Democratic-held Senate seats, according to a new set of polls from Democratic-aligned firm Public Policy Polling.In Iowa, where Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin is retiring, Republican state Sen. Joni Ernst has 44 percent, Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley has 42 percent, plus another 4 percent scattered across independent and minor-party candidates — leaving 10 percent ...

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