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'The Shape of Water' wins top Producers Guild Award

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Guillermo del Toro's fantastical romance "The Shape of Water" has won the top honor from the Producers Guild of America. More>>

Geysers yes, Ellis Island no: Some US parks open, some not

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The snowy mountains and frozen lakes of Rocky Mountain National Park are still accessible to visitors, despite the federal government shutdown. More>>

Congressman denies misconduct claim; ethics probe may follow

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U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that the New York Times reports stemmed from his hostility toward a former aide after she rejected his romantic overtures. More>>

Mudslides take heavy toll on immigrants serving posh town

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Recent mudslides in a star-studded California coastal town took a heavy toll on gardeners and housekeepers, with members of working immigrant families accounting for nearly a third of the deaths. More>>

US marches for women's rights slam Trump, encourage voting

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Organizers of a New York City rally and march for women's rights say tens of thousands of people were ready to hit the streets on the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. More>>

Small-town budgets hurting from loss of mini Walmarts

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Arkansas-based Walmart's closing of its Express stores in small towns across the Midwest and South has affected basic government services from police protection to parks. More>>

Maine town manager leads segregation group, promotes whites

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The town manager of a rural Maine community says he's the leader of a racial segregationist group, and he believes the United States would be better off if people of different races were to "voluntarily separate.". More>>

US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected

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Nasty US flu season gets worse, has 'lot more steam' than expected. More>>

Records: Las Vegas gunman was germophobe, possibly bipolar

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Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock was a high-stakes gambler on a losing streak, obsessed with cleanliness, possibly bipolar and having difficulties with his live-in girlfriend. But the motive behind the massacre that killed 58 people remains unknown. More>>

The Latest: Clinton lauds 'power and resilience' of women

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Activists return to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. More>>

Governor denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

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California Gov. Jerry Brown has again denied parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of the late murderous cult leader Charles Manson. More>>

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

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Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. More>>

Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runs

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For cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses. More>>

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

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A Michigan State University trustee is calling for the university president to resign over the school's handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Big towers to rise near historic Jamestown: $90M in payouts

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Towers _ some nearly as tall as Statue of Liberty _ to be built to string power lines visible at Jamestown Island, Virginia, site of first permanent British settlement in North America; $90 million in payouts to blunt impact on historic area. More>>

Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

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Another Olympic gold medalist has come forward to say that she too was sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor who also worked at USA Gymnastics. More>>

Correction: Women's Marches story

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Activists return to the streets a year after 1 million people rallied worldwide for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office. More>>

Baltimore police leader fired after record year in homicides

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Baltimore's mayor has replaced the city's police commissioner, saying a change in leadership is needed to reduce crime. More>>

Mom, wife who had 2nd online life found slain

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Alabama police are investigating the killing of a mom and online exhibitionist who was found dead outside her home near Birmingham. More>>

'Watching my family burn': Woman frantic after copter crash

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Investigators will comb through the charred wreckage in search for clues as to why the helicopter carrying the group of prominent friends went down after dark Wednesday. More>>

Border wall tests find heights should keep out crossers

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APNewsBreak: Recent testing of prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicates their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment tells The Associated Press. More>>

Even without El Nino last year, Earth keeps on warming

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Government scientists calculate that 2017 wasn't the hottest year on record, but close and unusually warm for no El Nino cooking the books. More>>

Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons finally taught in space

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Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons are finally getting taught in space. More>>

Unseasonable warmth creates hazards in rugged rural Alaska

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Winter is off to a late start in parts of Alaska, and rural residents are feeling the effects. More>>

Congestion pricing: Driving in Manhattan could cost $11.52

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Driving a car into the busiest parts of Manhattan could cost $11.52 under a proposal prepared for New York's governor. More>>

Anti-smoking plan may kill cigarettes--and save Big Tobacco

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US health officials are pushing ahead with an unprecedented plan to make cigarettes less addictive and provide lower-risk alternative products to US smokers. More>>

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

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Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage. More>>

Manson follower Leslie Van Houten denied parole by governor

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California's governor has denied parole for a follower of Charles Manson yet again, refusing to let Leslie Van Houten go free. More>>

Los Angeles Times loses publisher, gets union

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Los Angeles Times journalists have voted to unionize for the first time in the paper's 136-year history. More>>

Experts: Shackled children face long road to recovery Video included

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California prosecutors say a couple starved 12 of their 13 children to the point that their growth was stunted and a 29-year-old daughter weighed just 82 pounds. More>>

Women will march again with aim to become a political force

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Activists are returning to the streets a year after more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches around the world with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump. More>>

Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack

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Investigators have still not discovered what motivated Stephen Paddock to embark on the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history but determined that he researched SWAT tactics ahead of the massacre and investigated other possible targets. More>>

Records paint bleak picture of suspect in serial killings

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Court records show a man accused of killing nine people in metro Phoenix grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for manslaughter. More>>

Appeals court stays order for changes in Texas foster system

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Judge orders Texas to make sweeping changes to foster care system 2 years after she found it unconstitutionally broken. More>>

Governor took 15 minutes to announce missile alert was false

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State lawmakers will hold a hearing to find out why Hawaii emergency officials mistakenly sent an alert warning of a ballistic missile attack. More>>

Battle lines already forming for Menendez corruption retrial

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The government has told a federal judge it will seek a retrial of New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, whose 11-weeek corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November. More>>

St. Paul's School says lawsuit settled in sex assault case

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A New Hampshire prep school has settled a lawsuit accusing it of failing to protect a girl who was sexually assaulted by a fellow student as part of a conquest ritual. More>>

Ex-employee: Michael Douglas fondled himself in front of her

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A woman who worked for Michael Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her _ an allegation the actor has denied. More>>

The Latest: Timeline offers look at Vegas shooter's moves

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Investigators say they have still not determined why Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. More>>

'Jersey Shore' star 'The Situation' admits tax evasion

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One of the former stars of the "Jersey Shore" reality TV show is expected to plead guilty to cheating on his taxes. More>>

TV crew attempts to pass fake bomb through airport security

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Authorities say at least seven people who claimed to be working for a TV network were arrested at New Jersey's Newark Airport after they tried to film themselves passing a fake explosive device through a security checkpoint. More>>

Lawyer: ICE unjustly holding award-winning Mexican reporter

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Advocates for an award-winning Mexican journalist seeking asylum in the U.S. are accusing immigration officials of unjustly detaining him based on a disputed 1999 incident. More>>

Motion-activated cameras capture animals being wild, weird

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As motion-detecting wildlife cameras get smaller, cheaper and more reliable, scientists across the U.S. are using them to document elusive creatures like never before. More>>

Governors ask Trump, Congress to do more on opioid crisis

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State governors in the US are asking the Trump administration and Congress to provide more funding and coordination to deal with the opioid crisis. More>>

Judge delays sentencing of Ohio man who plotted US attacks

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An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria is set to be sentenced. More>>

Mother: Care denied daughter left in cold in hospital gown

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Mother of mentally ill woman says her daughter, 22, was denied her lawful right to medical care when she was left in the cold outside a Baltimore hospital wearing only a flimsy gown. More>>

New Trump office would protect conscience rights of doctors

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Trump administration creating an office aimed at protecting the religious rights of medical providers, including those who oppose abortion. More>>

Hospital groups creating company to make cheap generic drugs

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Several not-for-profit hospital groups will address drug shortages and high prices by creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs. More>>

South awaits thaw from snowstorm, icy roads and numbing cold

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Southerners are waiting for a thaw that would end days of icy roads, snow, broken pipes and numbing cold. More>>

Correction: Science Says-Meteor story

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Science Says: That Michigan meteor could have been meatier. More>>

'How dare you': Gymnasts confront Michigan sports doctor Video included

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U.S. Olympian McKayla Maroney says being sexually assaulted by a Michigan sports doctor who molested her and other gymnasts scarred her mind in ways that may never heal. More>>

For rival camps in abortion debate, a weekend to mobilize

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Activists on both sides of the abortion debate will be rallying and marching over the next few days in their annual show of force. More>>

Supreme Court delays order for North Carolina to redraw maps

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The U.S. Supreme Court has delayed a lower-court order that would have forced North Carolina Republican lawmakers to redraw the state's congressional districts by next week because of excessive partisan bias in current lines. More>>

LA Times CEO under investigation after report on impropriety

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The parent company of the Los Angeles Times is investigating allegations of inappropriate behavior by the newspaper's CEO Ross Levinsohn. More>>

Police: 5 killed, 1 injured in New Mexico helicopter crash

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A helicopter crashed in a mountainous rural area of northern New Mexico, killing five people and seriously injuring the sixth person aboard, a State Police spokeswoman said Thursday. More>>

Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

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Haitian community leaders say thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the US legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration has delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status. More>>

'Tourniquet Killer' executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

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A man who became known as Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' because of his signature murder technique on four female victims is set to become the nation's first prisoner executed in 2018. More>>

The Latest: Neighbors grapple with reports of child torture

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The parents of 13 malnourished children found in alleged captivity in Southern California have been charged with years of torture and child abuse. More>>

Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'

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The grandparents of 13 starved and tortured children say their son's family looked happy and healthy when they last visited California six years ago. More>>

Convicted ex-coal CEO woos working class, opening Senate bid

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Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship kicks off pro-Trump Senate bid in West Virginia with town hall-styled event. More>>

Officials piece together chaotic events after officer killed

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Investigators are working to piece together the chaotic sequence of events that led to a deputy U.S. marshal being shot to death while serving an arrest warrant in Pennsylvania's capital city. More>>

Cellphone jamming system tested at Maryland prison

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Federal prisons officials have tested a jamming technology officials hope will help combat the threat posed by cellphones possessed by inmates behind bars. More>>

Amazon sweepstakes is narrowed down to 20 competitors

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Amazon narrows list of second headquarters to 20 contenders, mainly on the east coast. More>>

Stansfield Turner, who led major CIA reforms, dies

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Stansfield A. Turner, who served as CIA director under President Jimmy Carter and oversaw reforms at the agency after the Senate uncovered CIA surveillance aimed at American citizens, has died. More>>

Helicopter with Zimbabwe opposition leader crashes, kills 5

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Authorities in the U.S. state of New Mexico say key Zimbabwean opposition leader Roy Bennett has been killed in a helicopter crash. More>>

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

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Phoenix-area police departments have evidence linking a 35-year-old man already charged with two killings to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year. More>>

South cleans up after unusually intense storm that killed 15

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Several Southern states will be dealing with the lingering effects of a slow-moving winter storm that dumped a half-foot (15 centimeters) of snow on North Carolina's largest cities, dusted the Deep South and killed at least eight people. More>>

Deputy US marshal killed while serving Pennsylvania warrant

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An official says multiple Pennsylvania police officers have been injured while serving an early morning warrant in Harrisburg. More>>

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

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One of the nation's largest online charter schools is closing abruptly halfway through the academic year. More>>

Amid affair scandal, Greitens quietly unveils vague tax plan

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Embattled Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens issued a vague outline of a tax plan he'd hyped as bold days earlier, a muted rollout Democrats say proves the administration has been disrupted by his acknowledgment of an affair and allegations of blackmail. More>>

Clash with Trump casts spotlight on Kelly

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President Donald Trump pushed back against his own chief of staff's comments that his views on a proposed border wall had "evolved," casting a spotlight on the limits of John Kelly's ability to manage the White House tumult and navigate Capitol Hill. More>>

Luggage limbo: Bags still missing after JFK airport woes

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Over a week after winter weather woes snowballed into a long weekend of dysfunction at New York's Kennedy Airport, some passengers are still waiting for their baggage. More>>

Walmart offers way to turn leftover opioids into useless gel

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Walmart giving pharmacy customers packet that turns leftover opioids into useless gel. More>>

Judge remains skeptical Sept. 11 Saudi claims can proceed

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A judge who once before rejected arguments that Saudi Arabia was behind the Sept. 11 attacks has expressed doubts again after claims were revived by Congressional action. More>>

Tax law gives unexpected break to farmers who sell to co-ops

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Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers who sell crops to cooperatives instead of other companies. More>>

Lawyer: OJ Simpson is golfing a lot, staying in Las Vegas

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O.J. Simpson's lawyer says Simpson isn't planning to move from Las Vegas to Florida like he told state parole officials before he was released in October from Nevada state prison. More>>

The Latest: 9 victims tied to Phoenix suspect shot to death

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Police in Phoenix and two suburbs say they have evidence linking a 35-year-old man already charged with two killings to seven additional homicides that occurred in a three-week span late last year. More>>

Federal responsibility in nuclear attack alerts is unclear

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Missteps in Hawaii's handling of a false missile alert raises questions about whether any state should be solely responsible for notifying the public of such an event. More>>

Parents of killed college student not focused on motive

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The parents of a University of Pennsylvania student found stabbed and buried in a California park say they're not focused on potential motives for the killing or any suggestions their son was attacked because he was gay. More>>

Democrat's upset in Wisconsin race sparks hope elsewhere

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A surprising Democratic upset in a conservative Wisconsin Senate district where voters overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump just 14 months ago has raised liberal hopes of more election success coming this fall. More>>

Washington state town wary of slow-moving landslide

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Officials in Washington state are watching a slow-moving landslide near the city of Yakima that has the potential to be a big natural disaster. More>>

LAPD: Serial rapist arrested after victim fell out of car

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Los Angeles police say they arrested a serial rapist when two detectives saw a victim who had fought him off fall from his car. More>>

Lawmakers ask if states or feds should alert about missiles

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It took Hawaii officials more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities to seek guidance after realizing they had sent out a bogus alert saying there was a missile headed toward the islands. More>>

Judge denies request to boost number of Trump voters in jury

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Judge: Kansas men accused of plotting to bomb apartments housing Somali refugees have no legal basis to request prospective jurors from counties where more residents voted for Trump. More>>

Charges unsealed against man linked to bin Laden, al-Qaida

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U.S. authorities say they want a German man who provided critical support to Osama bin Laden before the Sept. 11 attacks to face trial in the United States. More>>

The Latest: Experts say escape tough for captive children Video included

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Psychiatrists are not surprised it took years for a 17-year-old California girl to escape the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children. More>>

Interior official blasts resignation of parks advisory board

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A U.S. Interior Department official has reacted harshly to the resignation of most members of a board that advises it on national parks. More>>

At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South Video included

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A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures. More>>

Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom

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Authorities say a deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out. More>>

California city sues state over Oroville Dam crisis in 2017

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A city at the base of the nation's tallest dam is suing the state of California over a crisis that forced nearly 200,000 people to flee last year. More>>

Sheriffs, immigration officials unveil plan to work together

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Seventeen Florida law enforcement agencies have agreed to work with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain immigrants suspected of living in the country illegally. More>>

Lawyers: Bike path attack defendant willing to plead guilty

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Lawyers for a man charged with killing eight people in a Halloween terrorist attack in Manhattan say he'll plead guilty if the death penalty is not an option. More>>

'Psychic' paid $3.5M for exorcisms sentenced for tax evasion

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A purported psychic who charged an elderly Massachusetts woman $3.5 million for exorcisms and "spiritual cleansing" has been sentenced for evading taxes. More>>

Christie ends term unpopular, but with legs left unbroken

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Republican Chris Christie left office Tuesday as the first elected New Jersey governor not to have broken a leg while in office in more than two decades. More>>

Oklahoma politicians stunned by discovery of possible spying

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Oklahoma officials are investigating after several Republican lawmakers reported they were being followed, including one legislator who found a tracking device on his vehicle. More>>

Colorado man's body found encased in concrete in crawl space

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Prosecutors charged a Colorado woman with her father's murder this week after police investigating his disappearance found the 69-year-old man's body encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home. More>>

World's largest sea turtle could come off 'endangered' list

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Federal ocean managers say it might be time to move the East Coast population of the world's largest turtle from the U.S.'s list of endangered animals. More>>

Suspect charged with murder in college student's killing

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Prosecutors plan to announce charges in the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student whose stabbed body found buried in a Southern California park. More>>

Judges rule for deported Mexican woman threatened by cartels

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A federal appeals court is ordering U.S. immigration authorities to reconsider the case of a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she faced targeting by a Mexican drug cartel. More>>

APNewsBreak: Minnesota GOP leader seeks cut of big donations

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The chairwoman of Minnesota's Republican Party is seeking a commission from large donations to supplement her salary in what campaign finance experts called an unusual arrangement. More>>

Schools, groups plan for ways to help young immigrants

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Amid uncertainty over protections for young immigrants in the U.S. illegally, a scholarship group that recently got its biggest donation yet from Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says it's exploring ways to help students if they're deported. More>>

Mississippi inmate in buttocks injection killing has died

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Authorities: Mississippi inmate convicted in 2014 in killing a Georgia woman through illicit silicone buttocks injections has died. More>>

'Cocaine cowboys' smuggler convicted in auto fraud case

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A jury has begun to deliberate in an auto fraud case against a pilot who once flew loads of drugs for Colombian cartels during Miami's "cocaine cowboys" era. More>>

Ex-doctor's victims recount sex abuse as young gymnasts Video included

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One of the dozens of sexual abuse victims of a disgraced former Michigan sports doctor has warned at his sentencing hearing that "little girls don't stay little forever.". More>>

Shiver me timbers! New signs pirates liked booty _ and books

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Dead men tell no tales, but there's new evidence that somebody aboard the pirate Blackbeard's flagship harbored books among the booty. More>>

Lawmakers: Gov. Greitens' affair distracts from tax effort

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Missouri lawmakers say Gov. Eric Greitens' admission that he had an extramarital affair is distracting from legislative efforts to change state tax laws. More>>

Kucinich frames Ohio governor bid around 'We the People'

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Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich is preparing to make the Democratic primary for Ohio governor a five-way race. More>>

Threat of e-school closure adds to adversity for students

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Students, parents and teachers from Ohio's massive Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow are considering backup plans in case the giant online charter school abruptly closes. More>>

Ex-CIA officer arrested, charged with keeping documents

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Former CIA officer arrested and charged with illegally retaining classified records, including names and phone numbers of covert CIA assets. More>>

FEMA: Hawaii didn't need approval to retract missile alert

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency says the state of Hawaii didn't need federal approval to retract a cellphone alert mistakenly sent over the weekend warning of a ballistic missile attack. More>>

Prosecutors: New Jersey bomber tried to corrupt inmates

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Prosecutors are urging a judge to impose a life sentence on a New Jersey man who injured 30 people in a Manhattan bombing and then promoted his extremist ideology to other prisoners. More>>

Medicaid work mandate will create uncertainty in some states

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Several mostly Republican-leaning states are lining up to implement work or job-training requirements for certain Medicaid recipients now that the Trump administration has allowed it. More>>

Consumer watchdog considering repeal of payday lending rule

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reconsidering a payday lending protections it enacted last year. More>>

Has flu season, in full swing, reached its height?

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Flu is blanketing the US, but officials think it may decline soon. More>>

No rules for California home schools, where 13 found captive Video included

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A California home where authorities say two parents tortured their 13 children had doubled as a private school. More>>

California couple's ordinary home held torture chamber Video included

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A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults. More>>

Missouri governor says affair won't deter him from work

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An attorney who works in the office of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reached out to a suburban St. Louis attorney on a fact-finding mission hours before news of the governor's extramarital affair broke. More>>

Lawyer: Charges possible in connection with Vegas shooting

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A lawyer for Las Vegas police told a judge that other people could face charges in connection with the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, even though the gunman is dead. More>>

Parents say college student killing may have been hate crime

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The Orange County Register reports that a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed more than 20 times. No weapon has been found. More>>

Wall Street executive replaces Christie, targets Trump

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New Jersey's next governor tweeted out morning wishes to the state. More>>

Mormon church appoints 93-year-old ex-surgeon as president

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The Mormon church appointed a 93-year-old former heart surgeon has been officially named its new president. More>>

Trump administration appeals ruling on young immigrants

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The Trump administration is appealing a judge's ruling temporarily blocking its decision to end protections for nearly 800,000 young immigrants. More>>

4 law officers shot in South Carolina, 1 critically hurt

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Spokesman: At least three sheriff's deputies have been shot and wounded in South Carolina. More>>

New US Embassy criticized by Trump opens in London

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The new U.S. Embassy denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and in a poor location is set to open to the public. More>>

The Latest: Officiant: Captive kids, parents seemed normal Video included

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California authorities say the mother of 13 children kept locked in filthy conditions was "perplexed" about why police came to their home. More>>

Lawyers: 4 sue city, UC Berkeley over injuries at riot

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Attorneys say four San Francisco Bay Area residents who were injured by protesters during a riot ahead of a speech by a right-wing provocateur at the University of California, Berkeley filed a lawsuit against the university and the city. More>>

FAA investigates after storm snarled flights at NYC's JFK

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Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal transportation officials to press foreign airlines to work better with the operators of New York's Kennedy Airport after winter weather woes cascaded into days of cancellations and delays this month. More>>

NYC sets affordable homes record: 24,500 financed in 2017

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Officials say New York City created or preserved over 24,500 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for the nation's biggest city. More>>

Chelsea Manning's US Senate bid could upend Maryland race

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Chelsea Manning's intention to run for U.S. Senate threatens to upend the 2018 Maryland Democratic primary. More>>

Mormon leadership hierarchy is made up only of men

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The selection of a new Mormon president fills a void atop a well-defined leadership hierarchy that has governed the church for decades. More>>

Romney declines to say whether he'd run for Utah Senate seat

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Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has declined to say whether he would run for a Utah Senate seat being vacated by Republican Orrin Hatch. More>>

US travel industry launches plan to reverse tourism decline

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Travel industry representatives sounded an alarm Tuesday over a long-term decline in international tourism to the U.S. and announced efforts to reverse the trend. More>>

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

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Fans of President Donald Trump who use marijuana say Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to tighten federal oversight of the drug is the first time they've felt let down by the man they helped elect. More>>

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

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Missile-alert blunder feeds skepticism about government response in real emergency. More>>

On King day, Trump mentioned as much as civil rights leader

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President Donald Trump was mentioned nearly as often as Martin Luther King Jr. by those commemorating the national holiday created in honor of the slain civil rights leader. More>>

Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

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Dozens safely escape a fire after it engulfed a shuttle boat that ferries patrons to a casino ship off Florida's Gulf Coast. More>>

California highway to stay shut another week after mudslides

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Residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito gathered to grieve and remember victims but are committed to rebuilding their cherished community. More>>

Future floods will be in mind as California town rebuilds

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Officials say the possibility of future catastrophic floods will be in mind as Montecito, California, rebuilds following deadly mudslides that devastated the wealthy coastal hideaway. More>>

Inmate convicted of giving fatal buttocks injection dies

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Authorities: Mississippi inmate convicted in case of fatal buttocks injections dies at age 58. More>>

Kentucky is first to get OK for Medicaid work requirement

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Kentucky has become the first state to win approval from the Trump administration requiring many of its Medicaid recipients to work to receive coverage. More>>

US cold snap was a freak of nature, quick analysis finds

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A quick study of the brutal American cold snap finds that the Arctic blast really wasn't global warming but a freak of nature. More>>

California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors

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Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. More>>

Unsolved civil rights-era murder divides scholars, residents

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The unsolved murder of a Hispanic New Mexico jailer has divided residents, scholars and civil rights advocates for decades. More>>

Iowa lawsuit pits gay rights against religious freedom

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The University of Iowa is caught up in a legal fight with a conservative Christian student group that denied a leadership position to a student who is gay. More>>

The Latest: Passenger who died after boat fire identified

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A female passenger on a casino shuttle boat that was consumed by a huge fire off Florida's Gulf Coast has died. More>>

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday Video included

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Anti-poverty activists in New Mexico and a groundbreaking declaration from the Oklahoma-based Cherokee Nation about the tribe's role in promoting equality are part of the focus of Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations. More>>

Cherokee Nation honors MLK while dealing with slavery issue

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Leaders of the Cherokee Nation marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen. More>>

1 shot, wounded in parking garage outside Rhode Island mall

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One person has been shot and wounded in a parking garage outside a Rhode Island shopping mall, leading to an evacuation of the mall and a search for suspects. More>>

Hundreds converge on Times Square to protest racism, Trump

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Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others have rallied in Times Square to denounce racism and remarks that President Donald Trump is said to have made disparaging African countries and questioning further U.S. acceptance of Haitian immigrants. More>>

Army vet sues VA over scalpel left in body after surgery

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An Army veteran is suing a Veterans Affairs Hospital in Connecticut after he says someone left a scalpel inside him after surgery, and it was only discovered years later, after he suffered from long-term abdominal pain. More>>

Holiday decor to park chalet? Capitol tree heads to Montana

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Some critics questioned the fuel being used to truck the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree back to Montana in the hope it can be used to help rebuild a famous chalet in Glacier National Park. More>>

'Jumanji' tops 'The Post,' 'The Commuter' at MLK box office

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Meryl Streep, Liam Neeson, Paddington the bear and Taraji P. Henson all rushed into movie theaters over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, but "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" roared the loudest with an estimated $27 million in ticket sales. More>>

Missile-alert mistake feeds doubts about a real emergency

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Hawaii residents were left shaken by the second recent blunder in Hawaii's planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack. More>>

Kennedy targets gun violence in Illinois governor campaign

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Chris Kennedy has made gun violence a centerpiece of his campaign for Illinois governor. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

King's words still inspire nearly 50 years after his death

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Though his voice was silenced nearly 50 years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s message of nonviolence still resonates and inspires. More>>

Models accuse photographers Weber, Testino of sex misconduct

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Several male models have accused famed photographers Bruce Weber and Mario Testino of unwanted sexual advances and coercion. More>>

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

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Southern states are banding together to promote civil rights tourism across the region. More>>

Thousands attend vigil for California mudslide victims

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Crews are slowly digging away masses of mud, boulders and toppled trees after deadly mudslides ravaged a California community but officials say they've already cleared enough debris from creek canals to prevent a potential disaster when it rains again. More>>

Casino shuttle boat engulfed by flames, dozens safely escape

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Authorities: fire engulfs shuttle boat used to ferry patrons to casino ship off Florida's Gulf Coast, forcing all aboard to jump in chilly waters to escape; 15 minor injuries reported. More>>

Sheriff: Casino shuttle boat ablaze, all 50 passengers safe

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Florida authorities say a casino cruise boat catches fire near Gulf Coast in Tampa Bay area and all 50 passengers make it safely to shore amid rescue operation. More>>

Plan to relieve Manhattan gridlock with tolls gains momentum

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A proposal to make part Manhattan a toll zone, where drivers would pay to drive into the most congested neighborhoods, appears to be gaining momentum. More>>

Police chase Greyhound bus after passenger reports threats

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Reports of a man armed with a gun and threatening to kill fellow passengers on a Greyhound bus led to a police chase of the vehicle that started in Wisconsin and ended in northern Illinois. More>>

Trump comments highlight racial impact of migration platform

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President Donald Trump's use of a vulgar term describing African countries has left the small cluster of immigration hard-line groups in the U.S. scrambling to distance themselves from him. More>>

Chelsea Manning confirms US Senate run

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Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. More>>

After outcry, Mark Wahlberg donates $1.5 million film fee

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Mark Wahlberg has agreed to donate the $1.5 million he made for reshoots on the film "All the Money in the World" to the sexual misconduct defense initiative Time's Up. More>>

Chelsea Manning files for US Senate bid in Maryland

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Chelsea Manning will run for the U.S. Senate in Maryland. More>>

NYC halts $9.6M incentive package to move Aetna to city

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New York City is halting a $9.6 million incentive package offered to Aetna to move its headquarters to the city. More>>

Racial firestorm surrounds Trump at MLK holiday

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The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. More>>

California mudslides death toll rises to 19

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Frustrations and dark discoveries mounted for a California town ravaged by a deadly and destructive mudslide. More>>

'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert

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Hawaii emergency management officials said a push alert that warned of an incoming ballistic missile to Hawaii on Saturday was mistake. More>>

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

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Some say legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at odds with current social, political climate on first holiday under President Trump. More>>

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK's legacy

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Some say legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. at odds with current social, political climate on first holiday under President Trump. More>>

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

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Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception. More>>

Police: 'Dignitaries' disrupted Sandy Hook massacre scene

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Connecticut State Police say they are releasing a report Friday on the agency's response to the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that left 26 children and educators dead. More>>

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