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Minnesota governor says Vikings' Peterson should be sidelined

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- The Minnesota Vikings should sideline running back Adrian Peterson until his child abuse case works its way through the courts, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said on Tuesday, criticizing the team's decision to reactivate the NFL player.

Tony Stewart fatal dirt-track incident to be heard by grand jury

- The case of a fatal dirt-track incident involving three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in upstate New York last month will be referred to a grand jury, authorities said on Tuesday.

Sports, 5:35pm EDT

Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

LOS ANGELES - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of a day-old wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said.

Environment 5:08pm EDT

American Airlines' ticket, gate agents vote to unionize

- Passenger service agents at American Airlines backed union representation for the first time in their history on Tuesday, with about 86 percent of members voting in favor of collective bargaining, the union said.

6:40pm EDT

Man sent to California from Czech Republic on kidnap, torture charges

LOS ANGELES - A man accused of abducting a medical pot shop owner and joining others in torturing the man and severing his penis has been extradited to California from the Czech Republic to face charges, prosecutors said on Tuesday.

7:25pm EDT

NBA's Dwight Howard has driver's license suspended for not paying fine

ORLANDO Fla. - The driver's license of Houston Rockets eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard has been suspended in Florida for his failure to pay a fine for running a red light, court records show.

Sports 6:23pm EDT

SpaceX must meet high standard to get rocket certified : U.S. officials

WASHINGTON - Senior U.S. Air Force officials on Tuesday said they favored competition for military rocket launches, but the Air Force needed to stick to its high standards in certifying the Falcon 9 rocket, built by privately-held Space Exploration Technologies.

Science, 6:05pm EDT

U.S. lawmakers want to curb antibiotic use on farms

- Two U.S. lawmakers are calling for action to rein in antibiotic use in livestock in response to a Reuters investigation showing how top U.S. poultry firms have been administering drugs to their flocks.

Man accused of repeatedly stabbing women is sentenced in New York

NEW YORK - A 61-year-old man with a long history of attacking women was sentenced in suburban New York on Tuesday to 25 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his girlfriend.

6:28pm EDT

Former police officer gets 10 years in NYC kidnap fetish case

NEW YORK - A former police chief of a federal veterans hospital was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to 10 years in prison for his role in conspiring to torture, rape and kill women, a plot that grew out of Internet fetish forums he visited.

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