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(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hin... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hin...

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

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Facebook says that a service it established last year to provide users with local news has been hindered by cutbacks in the news industry. More>>

Truck-driving preacher charged with killing Alabama teens

(Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney.  Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ... (Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney. Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ...
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Authorities in Alabama say a DNA match found through a genealogy website has led to an arrest in decades-old slaying and rape case. More>>

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home... (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...
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Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream. More>>

Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe

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A former vice president at the United Auto Workers has been charged with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler to buy meals, golf and other perks with money from the automaker. More>>

Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Stevante Clark, center, the brother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, raises his fist as The Rev. Al Sharpton calls for California to change how it responds to police killings of civilians during a news conference at... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Stevante Clark, center, the brother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, raises his fist as The Rev. Al Sharpton calls for California to change how it responds to police killings of civilians during a news conference at...
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A year after police fatally shot an unarmed black man in Sacramento, the Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for California to change the way it responds to police killings of civilians. More>>

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

(AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York. (AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York.
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Authorities say a former Peruvian president wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and was briefly detained. More>>

Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

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Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro's show didn't air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. More>>

Man accused of threatening, intimidating at a Phoenix mosque

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A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening and intimidating members of a northwest Phoenix mosque. More>>

Tens of thousands converge on California 'poppy apocalypse'

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Poppy-viewing crowds anxious to see a super bloom flocked to a small Southern California city. More>>

Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Prosecutors are scheduled to publicly release documents on Tuesday, ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Prosecutors are scheduled to publicly release documents on Tuesday, ...
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A judge who sentenced President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer to prison has directed prosecutors to release redacted search warrant materials Tuesday. More>>

'Angels of the sky' offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Pilot Herb Johansen of Bennington, Neb., unloads supplies he volunteered to fly into the Fremont, Neb., airport, Monday, March 18, 2019. Walled off by massive flooding, Fremont is getting a big lift from private pilots who are o... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Pilot Herb Johansen of Bennington, Neb., unloads supplies he volunteered to fly into the Fremont, Neb., airport, Monday, March 18, 2019. Walled off by massive flooding, Fremont is getting a big lift from private pilots who are o...
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A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. More>>

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday...
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The man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81. More>>

Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools

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Police in California issue alerts to schools about two 'virtual kidnap' cases in Laguna Beach. More>>

Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative p... (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative p...
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A legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. More>>

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020

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Foxconn Technology Group says it will start building a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin no later than this summer, with production starting at the end of 2020. More>>

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

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Study: Apple Watch sometimes can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat, but more research is needed. More>>

Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

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Fox News says it has hired Donna Brazile as a political analyst, more than two years after she was let go from CNN after sharing debate topics. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). File - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, Presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo, of the political party Peru Possible, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru. Authorities say a former Peruvian president... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). File - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, Presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo, of the political party Peru Possible, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru. Authorities say a former Peruvian president...
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Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview. More>>

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

(AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, then Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach responds to questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. An appeals court in Salt Lake City, will consider Monday, March 18, 2019, the constitu... (AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, then Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach responds to questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. An appeals court in Salt Lake City, will consider Monday, March 18, 2019, the constitu...
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A federal appeals court will consider the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas law that had required people to provide documents proving their US citizenship before they could register to vote. More>>

Puzzling number of men tied to Ferguson protests have died

(Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the... (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the...
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Six young men with connections to Ferguson protests have died, drawing attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. More>>

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Coni Sanders, whose father was a teacher killed in the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, poses for a photo at her home Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Denver. A growing movement is urging news organizations to avoid nami... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Coni Sanders, whose father was a teacher killed in the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, poses for a photo at her home Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Denver. A growing movement is urging news organizations to avoid nami...
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A growing movement is urging news organizations to avoid naming the gunmen responsible for mass shootings. More>>

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

(Jeff Bundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Looking southwest towards Waterloo Neb., high waters from the Elkhorn river cover Maple street in the distance Saturday March 16, 2019.  The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some place... (Jeff Bundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Looking southwest towards Waterloo Neb., high waters from the Elkhorn river cover Maple street in the distance Saturday March 16, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some place...
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Flooding caused by heavy rain and snowmelt is blamed for two deaths in the Midwest, and two others are missing. More>>

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home... (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...
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Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream. More>>

Exhibit explores keen senses, abilities of man's best friend

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel). In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 photo Puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America Lexie Dreyfuss and her 6 month old Labrador Retriever Hathi prepare for a demonstration at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. A new exhibi... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel). In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 photo Puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America Lexie Dreyfuss and her 6 month old Labrador Retriever Hathi prepare for a demonstration at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. A new exhibi...
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A new exhibition at the California Science Center raises the question: Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around?. More>>

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to all... (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to all...
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As states consider whether to legalize sports gambling, some lawmakers are raising concerns about a push to allow bets to be taken on phones and other mobile devices. More>>

University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ... (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ...
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The University of Southern California's place at the center of a widespread college admissions bribery scheme has added to the string of recent scandals at the school. More>>

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

(U.S. Forest Service via AP, File). FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. U.S. wild... (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File). FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. U.S. wild...
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U.S. wildlife officials want to strip gray wolves of their remaining endangered species protections and declare the species recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. More>>

Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly Video included

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...
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A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for R&B star R. Kelly's case is about to come before a judge. More>>

North Carolina man wanted in wife's death caught in Arizona

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A North Carolina sheriff says a man accused of killing his wife in that state has been arrested after a traffic stop in Arizona. More>>

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91

(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he... (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he...
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W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, has died. More>>

Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

(Earth Conservation Corps via AP). This March 4, 2019, image from video provided by Earth Conservation Corps Eagle Cam, shows Bald Eagles Liberty and Justice on their nest in Washington. It’s a tale containing seemingly everything you’d need for a prop... (Earth Conservation Corps via AP). This March 4, 2019, image from video provided by Earth Conservation Corps Eagle Cam, shows Bald Eagles Liberty and Justice on their nest in Washington. It’s a tale containing seemingly everything you’d need for a prop...
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It's a tale with everything you'd need for a bald eagle soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. More>>

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

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Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. More>>

Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Qin Jinzhou deposits an embryo into a microplate after injecting it with injecting Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA in a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. On... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Qin Jinzhou deposits an embryo into a microplate after injecting it with injecting Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA in a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. On...
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An international group of scientists and ethicists is calling for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes. More>>

US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of t... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of t...
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U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. More>>

EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

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The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product. More>>

2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak

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Authorities say multiple people have been hurt in an explosion following reports of an underground gas leak in South Los Angeles. More>>

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Men leave the Islamic Cultural Center of New York under increased police security following the shooting in New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Men leave the Islamic Cultural Center of New York under increased police security following the shooting in New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York.
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Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome, but attacks have made people rethink whether they are targets or sanctuaries. More>>

Dog that completed Iditarod sled race dies of pneumonia

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Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the crew has been withdrawn from the event. More>>

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

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It's going to be a sea of green in midtown Manhattan for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. More>>

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

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The man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81. More>>

Police: Body in Minnesota appears to be missing 2-year-old

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Authorities say body found in Minnesota matches description of missing 2-year-old girl whose mother was killed this week. More>>

Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by pr... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by pr...
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A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by profiting off the presidency. More>>

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, left, his son Chad, center, and Nick Kenny, launch a boat into the swollen waters of the North Fork of the Elkhorn River, to check on Witke's flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb., Fri... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, left, his son Chad, center, and Nick Kenny, launch a boat into the swollen waters of the North Fork of the Elkhorn River, to check on Witke's flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb., Fri...
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One person has died and at least two others are missing in floodwaters that have swamped towns and farmland, washed out roads and bridges and drowned livestock in eastern Nebraska in the wake of a late-winter storm. More>>

Recovered de Kooning painting back in the spotlight

(Robert Demers/University of Arizona Communications via AP). This August 2017 photo shows "Woman-Ochre," a painting by Willem de Kooning, being readied for examination by University of Arizona Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton, left, and Kristen Schmid... (Robert Demers/University of Arizona Communications via AP). This August 2017 photo shows "Woman-Ochre," a painting by Willem de Kooning, being readied for examination by University of Arizona Museum of Art staff Nathan Saxton, left, and Kristen Schmid...
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More than 30 years after it was stolen from an Arizona museum, a Willem de Kooning painting worth millions of dollars is on display back where it all began. More>>

Cod fishery plummets to least valuable year since 1960s

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE- In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. The state's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to t... (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE- In this Oct. 29, 2015, file photo, a cod to be auctioned sits on ice at the Portland Fish Exchange, in Portland, Maine. The state's cod fishery, once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast, has declined to t...
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A fishery that was once one of the most lucrative in the Northeast has declined to the point that it had its least valuable year in more than a half century in 2018. More>>

APNewsBreak: Greyhound won't let US drop migrants in depots

(Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File). FILE - In this May 28, 2014 file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound Bus station in Phoenix. Greyhound is no longer allowing immigration authorities to drop off families inside ... (Michael Chow/The Arizona Republic via AP, File). FILE - In this May 28, 2014 file photo, migrants are released from ICE custody at a Greyhound Bus station in Phoenix. Greyhound is no longer allowing immigration authorities to drop off families inside ...
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Greyhound Lines Inc. is no longer allowing U.S. authorities to drop off immigrant families inside bus stations, forcing those who have been released from custody to wait outside until they have a ticket. More>>

Canadian businessman pleads not guilty in admissions scam

(AP Photo/Josh Reynolds). David Sidoo, of Vancouver, Canada, enters an adjacent building with his lawyer following a federal court hearing Friday, March 15, 2019, in Boston. Sidoo faced charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a w... (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds). David Sidoo, of Vancouver, Canada, enters an adjacent building with his lawyer following a federal court hearing Friday, March 15, 2019, in Boston. Sidoo faced charges of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud as part of a w...
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A Canadian businessman has pleaded not guilty to paying $200,000 to have someone take a college entrance exam in place of his two sons. More>>

Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical standards _ membe... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - This March 21, 2018 file photo shows the Capitol in Washington before dawn. A Gallup poll in December 2018 asked respondents in the U.S. to rank 20 different occupations in terms of their ethical standards _ membe...
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The college-admissions bribery scheme revealed this week by federal prosecutors coincides with increasing cynicism about U.S. moral values. More>>

Pilot dies after small plane crashes in California backyard

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A pilot has died after a small plane crashed into the backyard of a Southern California house. More>>

Bear cubs found by California highway may have been poached

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Wildlife officials say they believe someone illegally separated two bear cubs from their mother before the young animals were found along a Northern California highway. More>>

DA: Man should die for teen's rape, murder, dismemberment

(Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File). FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, t... (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File). FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, t...
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A Pennsylvania jury will decide on life or death for a Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty in the 2016 rape, murder and dismemberment of his girlfriend's teenage daughter. More>>

File shows plea set for Florida man in pipe bomb mail case

(Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 30, 2015, file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's office shows Cesar Sayoc in Miami. Sayoc, who is charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Tru... (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 30, 2015, file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's office shows Cesar Sayoc in Miami. Sayoc, who is charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Tru...
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A Florida man charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Trump is expected to plead guilty next week. More>>

Midwest flooding forces evacuations, closing of road, river

(Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP). A semi truck and trailer are swept off the road by floodwaters Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Arlington, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebr... (Ryan Soderlin/Omaha World-Herald via AP). A semi truck and trailer are swept off the road by floodwaters Thursday, March 13, 2019, in Arlington, Neb. Evacuations forced by flooding have occurred in several eastern Nebraska communities, as western Nebr...
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Late-winter storm system continues its trek across the Midwest, will send rain and snow into Minnesota and Illinois. More>>

US eases land restrictions meant to protect bird in West

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, male Greater Sage Grouse perform their mating ritual on a lake near Walden, Colo. The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas dri... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this April 20, 2013, file photo, male Greater Sage Grouse perform their mating ritual on a lake near Walden, Colo. The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas dri...
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The Trump administration is finalizing plans to ease restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling and other industry activities that are meant to protect an imperiled bird species that ranges across the American West. More>>

Asylum seeker abandons US plans in face of new policy

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this March 5, 2019, image, Ruth Aracely Monroy, center, looks out of the family's tent alongside her 10-month-old son, Joshua, as her husband, Juan Carlos Perla, left, passes inside a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico.... (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this March 5, 2019, image, Ruth Aracely Monroy, center, looks out of the family's tent alongside her 10-month-old son, Joshua, as her husband, Juan Carlos Perla, left, passes inside a shelter for migrants in Tijuana, Mexico....
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More asylum seekers are being forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court. More>>

UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless

(AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C. According to a scientific report from the United Nations ... (AP Photo/David Goldman). FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 file photo, Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C. According to a scientific report from the United Nations ...
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A new UN report paints a dire picture of the environment with global warming, biodiversity loss, air and water pollution and more. More>>

Students target colleges in lawsuit over bribery scheme

(Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, ... (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, ...
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Two college students have filed a lawsuit against the University of Southern California, Yale University and other colleges where prosecutors say parents paid bribes to ensure their children's admission. More>>

Prosecutors drop most remaining cases in fatal prison riot

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Delaware prosecutors are dismissing all but three of the remaining cases again several inmate defendants charged in a deadly prison riot. More>>

The Latest: Judge allows courtroom cameras in R. Kelly case Video included

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...
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A judge says cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during R. Kelly's sexual abuse trial and pretrial hearings. More>>

High-profile firing adds to troubles for watchdog group

(Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, file photo, Morris Dees with the Southern Poverty Law Center, right, listens during a news conference, at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss. The Alabama-base... (Joe Ellis/The Clarion-Ledger via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011, file photo, Morris Dees with the Southern Poverty Law Center, right, listens during a news conference, at the Hinds County Courthouse in Jackson, Miss. The Alabama-base...
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Allegations that led to the firing of the founder of a liberal group best known for monitoring hate organizations are only the latest trouble for the multimillion-dollar nonprofit. More>>

Boeing takes hit to its reputation after 2 plane crashes

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Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner has crashed twice in less than six months, delivering a massive blow to the company's reputation. More>>

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). FILE - In this May 14, 2008 file photo, cartons of eggs are displayed for sale in the Union Square green market in New York. The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them.Study ... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). FILE - In this May 14, 2008 file photo, cartons of eggs are displayed for sale in the Union Square green market in New York. The latest U.S. research on eggs won’t go over easy for those can’t eat breakfast without them.Study ...
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Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. More>>

Tribe, 3 countries plan 400th Pilgrim anniversary in 2020

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2016 file photo, people on a wharf watch as the Mayflower II, the 1957 replica of the famed ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, arrives in Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. Org... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this June 6, 2016 file photo, people on a wharf watch as the Mayflower II, the 1957 replica of the famed ship that carried the Pilgrims to Massachusetts in 1620, arrives in Plymouth Harbor in Plymouth, Mass. Org...
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Native American leaders are teaming up with groups in the U.S., Britain and the Netherlands on next year's commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim landing. More>>

Reputed Gambino crime boss shot to death in New York City

(Joseph Ostapiuk/Staten Island Advance via AP). New York Police Department and New York City Fire Department units respond to a report of shots fired Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in the Todt Hill section of the Staten Island borough of New York. A man sa... (Joseph Ostapiuk/Staten Island Advance via AP). New York Police Department and New York City Fire Department units respond to a report of shots fired Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in the Todt Hill section of the Staten Island borough of New York. A man sa...
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A man with reported ties to organized crime has been shot and killed in New York City. More>>

R. Kelly sex tapes: from duffel bag to national circulation

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...
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Sex videos like those that have been integral to the criminal cases against R. Kelly have been circulating across the nation for years. More>>

Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks

(NPS Photo via AP). In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The park announced that there will be late seasonal openings to ... (NPS Photo via AP). In this photo released Wednesday, March 13, 2019, by the National Park Service, is a damaged bear box after the recent heavy snowpack in Yosemite National Park, Calif. The park announced that there will be late seasonal openings to ...
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The National Drought Mitigation Center says California is free of drought for the first time since 2011. More>>

Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

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A Midwestern restaurant is using cooking oil made from soybeans gene edited to be healthier and longer lasting. More>>

'Apprentice' contestant's Trump defamation suit can proceed

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A New York appeals court has ruled that President Donald Trump isn't immune from a defamation lawsuit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted kissing and groping. More>>

Executive gave tip that launched admissions bribery case

(Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, ... (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, ...
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Authorities began investigating the wide-ranging college admissions scandal after receiving a tip from an executive who prosecutors were targeting in a securities fraud probe. More>>

Coaches accused in bribery scandal wielded outsize authority

(Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, ... (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's Head Soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives a high five to a player after making a great play in a scrimmage, in Frankfort, Ky. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, ...
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Coaches accused of taking bribes were far from the top of their sport, but they did hold the keys to an elite campus. More>>

Regulators challenge Boeing to prove its Max jets are safe

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). A worker walks up steps to the right of an avionics truck parked next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Renton, Wash. President Donald ... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). A worker walks up steps to the right of an avionics truck parked next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Renton, Wash. President Donald ...
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Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner ever has turned into its biggest headache. More>>

The Latest: Snow, rain, powerful winds hit the Upper Midwest

(Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP). A man works his way through a flooded Galena Street as the Pecatonica River continues to rise in Darlington, Wis., Thursday, March 14, 2019.  The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning or flood wat... (Dave Kettering/Telegraph Herald via AP). A man works his way through a flooded Galena Street as the Pecatonica River continues to rise in Darlington, Wis., Thursday, March 14, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning or flood wat...
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Snow, rain and powerful winds are sweeping across the Upper Midwest. More>>

Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty to lying about attack

(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018, file photo, Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. A judge is expected to be assigne... (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2018, file photo, Jussie Smollett attends the Fox Networks Group 2018 programming presentation after party at Wollman Rink in Central Park in New York. A judge is expected to be assigne...
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A judge is expected to be assigned to Jussie Smollett's disorderly conduct case when the 'Empire' actor returns to court Thursday. More>>

Court rules gun maker can be sued over Newtown shooting

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy ... (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy ...
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The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. More>>

Late-winter storm hits Midwest after paralyzing Colorado

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A string of wrecked vehicles sit on an overpass over Interstate 70 as a late winter storm packing hurricane-force winds and snow sweeps over the intermountain West Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Aurora, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A string of wrecked vehicles sit on an overpass over Interstate 70 as a late winter storm packing hurricane-force winds and snow sweeps over the intermountain West Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Aurora, Colo.
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National Guard troops were using specialized vehicles with tank-like treads to rescue stranded drivers in Colorado in the wake of a massive late-winter storm that is expected to unleash heavy rain and snow on the Midwest plains on Thursday. More>>

Huawei pleads not guilty in US court in Iran sanctions case

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - This March 7, 2019 file photo shows the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. The No. 2 smartphone maker in the world will be arraigned at federal court in New York on Thursday, March 14. Pr... (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File). FILE - This March 7, 2019 file photo shows the Huawei Technologies Ltd. business location in Plano, Texas. The No. 2 smartphone maker in the world will be arraigned at federal court in New York on Thursday, March 14. Pr...
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Lawyers for the Chinese electronics giant Huawei have entered a not-guilty plea in a U.S. case charging the company with violating Iran trade sanctions. More>>

New Mexico compound suspects face new conspiracy charges

(AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, is a makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M. The five men and women found living in a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico where a boy was found dead last year have been ind... (AP Photo/Morgan Lee, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2018, file photo, is a makeshift living compound in Amalia, N.M. The five men and women found living in a ramshackle compound in northern New Mexico where a boy was found dead last year have been ind...
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Authorities say five former residents of a New Mexico compound have been indicted on charges of conspiring on a plan to attack U.S. law enforcement officers and employees. More>>

Father of Waffle House shooting suspect faces weapons charge

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The father of a man accused of killing four people at a Tennessee Waffle House is facing a weapons charge in Illinois. More>>

California agencies at odds over Colorado River drought plan

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. A major southern California utility is pos... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. A major southern California utility is pos...
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A major Southern California water agency is trying to push the state through a final hurdle in joining a larger plan to preserve a key river that serves 40 million people. More>>

Feds: Charity funneled millions in college bribery scam

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). William "Rick" Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne). William "Rick" Singer, front, founder of the Edge College & Career Network, exits federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
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Prosecutors and tax documents say the mastermind of a wide-ranging college admissions scandal set up a charity that wove a deep web of deception and fraud to mask bribes. More>>

Sen. Birch Bayh, champion of Title IX federal law, dies

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., the author of Title IX in Congress, speaks during a forum in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington in a gathering to ce... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2012 file photo, former Sen. Birch Bayh, D-Ind., the author of Title IX in Congress, speaks during a forum in the South Court Auditorium at the White House in Washington in a gathering to ce...
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Former Sen. Birch Bayh, who championed the Title IX federal law banning discrimination against women in college admissions and sports, has died. More>>

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

(Jacqueline Sones via AP). This Sept. 12, 2015, photo provided by Jacqueline Sones shows a Janolus Nudibranch in Bodega Harbor, Calif. A new study reports that dozens of warm-weather species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life migrated into t... (Jacqueline Sones via AP). This Sept. 12, 2015, photo provided by Jacqueline Sones shows a Janolus Nudibranch in Bodega Harbor, Calif. A new study reports that dozens of warm-weather species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life migrated into t...
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A new study reports that dozens of warm-weather species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves. More>>

Death penalty sought for Salvadoran in Nevada killings

(AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, of El Salvador, is escorted into the courtroom for his initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court in Carson City, Nev. A grand jury has ind... (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, of El Salvador, is escorted into the courtroom for his initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court in Carson City, Nev. A grand jury has ind...
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Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty for a Salvadoran immigrant in the U.S. illegally who is charged with killing four people in Nevada. More>>

1st female superintendent of Grand Canyon park steps down

(Michael Quinn/National Park Service via AP, File). FILE - This May 19, 2018 file photo released by the National Park Service shows Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent, Christine Lehnertz at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. Lehnertz has not retu... (Michael Quinn/National Park Service via AP, File). FILE - This May 19, 2018 file photo released by the National Park Service shows Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent, Christine Lehnertz at Grand Canyon National Park, Ariz. Lehnertz has not retu...
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Grand Canyon superintendent is resigning after less than three years at the helm of one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. More>>

Correction: College Admissions-Bribery-The Latest story

(Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2016 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the TV Land Icon Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughlin have worked steadily as respected actresses and remained re... (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2016 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin arrives at the TV Land Icon Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughlin have worked steadily as respected actresses and remained re...
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Actress Lori Loughlin is expected to turn herself in to the FBI to face charges as part of a scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children into top universities. More>>

Correction: College Admissions-Bribery story

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Gregory Abbott, founder and chairman of International Dispensing Corporation, leaves after appearing in federal court in New York on bribery charges, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Abbott is among dozens of people who were charged... (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Gregory Abbott, founder and chairman of International Dispensing Corporation, leaves after appearing in federal court in New York on bribery charges, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Abbott is among dozens of people who were charged...
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Authorities who accused dozens of super-wealthy parents of paying bribes to get their kids into elite U.S. colleges say the investigation isn't over. More>>

Foreign adoptions to US fall by 14 percent, continuing trend

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New State Department figures show that the number of foreign children adopted by U.S. parents plunged nearly 14 percent last year, extending a decline that's now continued for 14 years. More>>

NYC mayor: Extend shoreline to protect city from storms

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing a plan to protect lower Manhattan from the future effects of climate change by building berms and extending the shoreline by as much as 500 feet. More>>

Donors team up to expand #MeToo's impact in the workplace

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A group of prominent U.S. foundations is launching a new fund aimed at combating sexual violence and harassment in the workplace. More>>

Sen. Birch Bayh, author of Title IX law, dies at age 91

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Family: Former US Sen. Birch Bayh of Indiana, author of the landmark federal Title IX sports law, has died at age 91. More>>

US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo Worcester Police officer Angel Rivera, right, returns a license to an unidentified man as Rivera asks if he has been tested for Hepatitis A at the entrance to a tent where the man spent the ... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 photo Worcester Police officer Angel Rivera, right, returns a license to an unidentified man as Rivera asks if he has been tested for Hepatitis A at the entrance to a tent where the man spent the ...
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Outreach teams seen as new best approach for outbreaks in homeless and drug users. More>>

The Latest: 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett pleads not guilty

(AP Photo/Matt Marton). Empire actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Chicago.  Smollett is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homoph... (AP Photo/Matt Marton). Empire actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court Building for his hearing on Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Chicago. Smollett is accused of lying to police about being the victim of a racist and homoph...
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has arrived at a Chicago courthouse where he's expected to plead not guilty to charges accusing him of lying to the police about being the victim of a racist and homophobic attack. More>>

US immigration agents find ways around 'sanctuary' policies

(AP Photo/Russell Contreras). This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M. The has come under criticism after it was revealed late last month that its records department was allowi... (AP Photo/Russell Contreras). This March 12, 2019, photo shows the Metropolitan Detention Center of Bernalillo County outside of Albuquerque, N.M. The has come under criticism after it was revealed late last month that its records department was allowi...
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Despite scores of "sanctuary" laws around the country to shield immigrants from deportation, federal authorities are still getting under-the-table cooperation from some local law enforcement agencies. More>>

Black workers at UPS hub say they were targets of racism

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UPS workers at a distribution hub in Ohio are suing the company over what they say has been a series of racist acts and discriminatory hiring decisions. More>>

Attorney: Brothers regret role in alleged Smollett scheme

(AP Photo/Matt Marton). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chic... (AP Photo/Matt Marton). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chic...
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The attorney for two brothers accused of helping stage an attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in downtown Chicago says the men regret their involvement. More>>

'He's shady': Ringleader in college scandal irritated others

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne). William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
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'He's shady, be careful.' There were early concerns and warnings about man at center of college admissions scandal. More>>

2,200 quarantined over mumps outbreak at immigration centers

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This April 15, 2017, file photo, shows the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility in Aurora, Colo. U.S. immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in at lea... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This April 15, 2017, file photo, shows the entrance to the GEO Group's immigrant detention facility in Aurora, Colo. U.S. immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people exposed to a mumps outbreak in at lea...
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Immigration authorities say more than 2,200 people who were exposed to a mumps outbreak in at least two detention facilities have been quarantined. More>>

NY attorney says feds probing his pardon talks with Cohen

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An attorney who says he sought a presidential pardon for Michael Cohen has agreed to provide documents to federal prosecutors. More>>

Kelly appears in Chicago court in child support case

(Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). R. Kelly walks out of The Daley Center after an appearance in court for his child support case, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Chicago. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). R. Kelly walks out of The Daley Center after an appearance in court for his child support case, Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Chicago.
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R. Kelly's publicist says the R&B singer wants his child support payments lowered, but it doesn't appear they were reduced during the latest hearing in the case. More>>

California's new governor may commute death sentences Video included

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). EMBARGO HOLD FOR RELEASE FOR PUBLICATION ON WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010, file photo shows the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). EMBARGO HOLD FOR RELEASE FOR PUBLICATION ON WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This Sept. 21, 2010, file photo shows the interior of the lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is halting the execution of more than 700 condemned inmates on the nation's largest death row for at least as long as he's governor. More>>

Arkansas, Utah lawmakers pass 18-week abortion bans

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation banning most a... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in Washington. Arkansas lawmakers have sent the governor legislation banning most a...
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Lawmakers in Arkansas and Utah have sent their governors legislation banning most abortions 18 weeks into a woman's pregnancy. More>>

'Epic' storm brings blizzards, floods, tornado to mid-US

(Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP). Tom Skaar of Cheyenne laughs while walking his dogs on House Avenue during a blizzard on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Cheyenne, Wyo. White-out conditions closed I-80, I-25, and U.S. 85, effectively closing... (Jacob Byk/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP). Tom Skaar of Cheyenne laughs while walking his dogs on House Avenue during a blizzard on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, in Cheyenne, Wyo. White-out conditions closed I-80, I-25, and U.S. 85, effectively closing...
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A raging winter storm prompted the cancellation of more than 1,000 flights in Denver and closed hundreds of miles of interstate highways in other parts of the West and Upper Midwest. More>>

Alaska poised to let people use marijuana at certain stores

(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File). FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska is poised to become the first in the nation with ... (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File). FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2015, file photo, Alaska Cannabis Club CEO Charlo Greene prepares to roll a joint at the medical marijuana dispensary in Anchorage, Alaska. Alaska is poised to become the first in the nation with ...
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Alaska is poised to become the first state in the nation with statewide rules allowing people to use marijuana at certain stores where they buy it. More>>

Musher's journey from feeding sled dogs to winning Iditarod

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Pete Kaiser has become the latest Alaska Native to win the Iditarod dog sled race. More>>

Judges skeptical of challenge to California immigration law

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, a man walks up the steps of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. The Trump administration will try to convince a federal appeals court to block C... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2017, file photo, a man walks up the steps of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals building in San Francisco. The Trump administration will try to convince a federal appeals court to block C...
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The Trump administration will try to persuade an appeals court to block California laws aimed at protecting immigrants. More>>

Experts doubt turbulence caused crash of cargo jet in Texas

(NTSB via AP). In this March 3, 2019, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators and member of the recovery team retrieve the flight data recorder of the Atlas Air Flight 3591, a Boeing 767 cargo jet that crashed in ... (NTSB via AP). In this March 3, 2019, photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board, NTSB investigators and member of the recovery team retrieve the flight data recorder of the Atlas Air Flight 3591, a Boeing 767 cargo jet that crashed in ...
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Aviation experts say they doubt turbulence could have brought down a cargo jet that crashed into a Texas bay in February, speculating that human error or a massive malfunction are more likely culprits. More>>

Report: Power lines sparked massive Southern California fire

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An investigation has determined that one of the largest and most destructive fires in California history was sparked by power lines coming into contact during high winds. More>>

Bill passes to ban abortions based on gender, disability

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Kentucky's Republican-led legislature passes a bill that would ban abortion for women seeking to end their pregnancies because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus. More>>

NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner

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NIH cancer chief to serve as acting FDA commissioner starting next month. More>>

Ailing man who got his wish for a call from Trump dies at 44

(Bridgette Hoskie via AP). ADDS DATE AND LOCATION - In this Feb. 26, 2019, selfie provided by Bridgette Hoskie, her brother Jay Barrett and herself pose for the photo inside an ICU at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. Barrett, a terminally il... (Bridgette Hoskie via AP). ADDS DATE AND LOCATION - In this Feb. 26, 2019, selfie provided by Bridgette Hoskie, her brother Jay Barrett and herself pose for the photo inside an ICU at Yale New Haven Hospital in New Haven, Conn. Barrett, a terminally il...
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An ailing Connecticut man had a bucket-list wish fulfilled when he received a call of encouragement of President Donald Trump has died. More>>

Court reinstates late Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction

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Massachusetts' highest court has reinstated former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction. More>>

Rules for disabled students exploited by exam cheaters

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffm... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffm...
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Federal court papers detail how college admissions test provisions aimed at helping students with disabilities were exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest college admission scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities. More>>

Judge won't let unvaccinated children back in school

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A federal judge, citing an "unprecedented measles outbreak" in suburban Rockland County, New York, has denied a request to let 44 unvaccinated children return to school. More>>

Bribery scandal exposes sports side door to admissions

(Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's head soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives pointers to players during a scrimmage in Ocala, Fla. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, former Yale so... (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP). In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's head soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives pointers to players during a scrimmage in Ocala, Fla. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, former Yale so...
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The latest scandal to taint college athletics hit sports far from the spotlight - coaches taking bribes to help non-athletes to get them in elite schools. More>>

Questions and answers about the Ethiopian Airlines crash

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. Britain, France and Germany on Tue... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this photo taken Monday, March 11, 2019, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. Britain, France and Germany on Tue...
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In the days since an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash killed 157 people, there have been many questions but not a lot of answers. More>>

Modern policing: Algorithm helps NYPD spot crime patterns

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this Feb. 11, 2019 photo, Rebecca Shutt, who works in the New York Police Department's Office of Crime Control Strategies, poses for a photo in New York. Shutt utilizes a software called Patternizr, which allows crime analy... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). In this Feb. 11, 2019 photo, Rebecca Shutt, who works in the New York Police Department's Office of Crime Control Strategies, poses for a photo in New York. Shutt utilizes a software called Patternizr, which allows crime analy...
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The New York Police Department is using modern technology to get a jump on spotting crime patterns. More>>

As New York probes business deals, Trump cries 'HARASSERS'

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New York's attorney general is investigating President Donald Trump's business dealings. More>>

Mitchell, Jazz back Westbrook, say Utah won't condone racism

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook gets into a heated verbal altercation with fans in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Salt Lake City.
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A day after NBA star Russell Westbrook directed vulgar comments toward two fans, the Utah Jazz responded by banning one of the fans from their arena. More>>

US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

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Genetically modified salmon have cleared another hurdle to be sold in the U.S., but could still face legal challenges. More>>

Criticism of FAA mounts as other nations ground Boeing jets Video included

(AP Photo). Ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines parked on tarmac at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Et... (AP Photo). Ground crew chat near a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane operated by Shanghai Airlines parked on tarmac at Hongqiao airport in Shanghai, China, Tuesday, March 12, 2019. U.S. aviation experts on Tuesday joined the investigation into the crash of an Et...
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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration faces mounting criticism for backing the airworthiness of Boeing's 737 Max jets as the number of countries that have grounded the aircraft grows in the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. More>>

Entrance exam cheaters exploited rules for disabled students

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffm... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffm...
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Court papers detail how college admissions test provisions aimed at helping students with disabilities were exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities. More>>

Smollett team: Court cameras would show state's flimsy case

(AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File). FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019 file photo, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release in Chicago. A Cook County grand jury on Friday, March 8, 2019 has indicted Smollett on 16 felony c... (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File). FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2019 file photo, "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett leaves Cook County jail following his release in Chicago. A Cook County grand jury on Friday, March 8, 2019 has indicted Smollett on 16 felony c...
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is expected at a Chicago hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case. More>>

Appeals court hears case on adoptions of Native Americans

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A federal appeals court in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on a 1978 law giving preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children. More>>

Pilots have reported issues in US with new Boeing jet Video included

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Pilots of at least 2 US flights have complained that their new Boeing jet pointed nose-down automatically. More>>

Trump's national monument changes return to spotlight

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this May 26, 2017, file photo, Susie Gelbart walks near petroglyphs at the Gold Butte National Monument near Bunkerville, Nev. As Democrats in Congress prepare to scrutinize President Donald Trump's review of 27 ... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this May 26, 2017, file photo, Susie Gelbart walks near petroglyphs at the Gold Butte National Monument near Bunkerville, Nev. As Democrats in Congress prepare to scrutinize President Donald Trump's review of 27 ...
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Trump's national monument changes return to spotlight 18 months after most recommendations made. More>>

California governor places moratorium on executions

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). EMBARGO HOLD FOR RELEASE FOR PUBLICATION ON WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Monday Feb. 11, 2019 file photo Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom answers questions at a Capitol news conference, in Sacramento, C... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). EMBARGO HOLD FOR RELEASE FOR PUBLICATION ON WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - In this Monday Feb. 11, 2019 file photo Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom answers questions at a Capitol news conference, in Sacramento, C...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom places moratorium on executions; order affects 737 inmates on the nation's largest death row. More>>

New York, feds join to get 100K rape kits tested around US

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Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, and the effort has spurred over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions so far. More>>

Police seek information in off-campus killing of USC student

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Neighbors react as they look at a cellphone picture of University of Southern California student Victor McElhaney, shown by a television reporter near the scene of a crime in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 10, 2019. McElhaney,... (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Neighbors react as they look at a cellphone picture of University of Southern California student Victor McElhaney, shown by a television reporter near the scene of a crime in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 10, 2019. McElhaney,...
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Police and the family of a University of Southern California student killed during an off-campus robbery attempt urged anyone with information to call investigators. More>>

Mother's boyfriend charged in killing of girl found in bag

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon). Photos adorn a large memorial to Trinity Love Jones, the 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag along a suburban Los Angeles equestrian trail, in Hacienda Heights, Calif., Monday, March 11, 2019. Two people have bee... (AP Photo/Reed Saxon). Photos adorn a large memorial to Trinity Love Jones, the 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag along a suburban Los Angeles equestrian trail, in Hacienda Heights, Calif., Monday, March 11, 2019. Two people have bee...
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Los Angeles prosecutors have charged a man in the killing of a 9-year-old girl whose body was found in a duffel bag along a suburban horse trail. More>>

TV celebrities and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughl... (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughl...
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Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin have been charged along with nearly 50 other people in what prosecutors say was a scheme in which wealthy parents paid bribes to get their children into some of the nation's most elite colleges. More>>

The Latest: Charity tied to college scam gave $2M in grants

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, students walk on the University of California, Los Angeles campus. Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federa... (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File). FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, students walk on the University of California, Los Angeles campus. Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federa...
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Fifty people have been charged in what federal officials say is the largest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the Justice Department. More>>

New Mexico bill would create first state-run pot shops in US

(AP Photo/Morgan Lee). In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 photo, New Mexico state Rep. Javier Martinez of Albuquerque, right, rallies support for a bill to authorize recreational marijuana consumption and sales through state-owned stores in Santa Fe, N.M.... (AP Photo/Morgan Lee). In this Thursday, March 7, 2019 photo, New Mexico state Rep. Javier Martinez of Albuquerque, right, rallies support for a bill to authorize recreational marijuana consumption and sales through state-owned stores in Santa Fe, N.M....
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In New Mexico, a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana taxes would subsidize medical cannabis for poor people with debilitating medical conditions. More>>

Rain brings 2nd California super bloom in 2 years

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019, photo, a man looks on amid wildflowers in bloom near Borrego Springs, Calif. Two years after steady rains sparked seeds dormant for decades under the desert floor to burst open and produce a sp... (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019, photo, a man looks on amid wildflowers in bloom near Borrego Springs, Calif. Two years after steady rains sparked seeds dormant for decades under the desert floor to burst open and produce a sp...
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California experiencing second super bloom in two years thanks to winter rains; vivid purple, gold fields seen from mountain tops. More>>

Houston earns praise for efforts to combat human trafficking

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Houston's approach to tackling the problem of human trafficking has garnered praise from federal officials and interest from cities from around the country hoping to copy its success. More>>

Amid high expectations, new Baltimore police leader sworn in

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Michael Harrison has been sworn in as Baltimore's new police commissioner, inheriting a dysfunctional police force that's distrusted by many citizens in this divided city. More>>

Confederate statue removed from historic N Carolina court

(AP Photo/Tom Foreman Jr.). A workman prepares a Confederate staute for removal, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Crews began removing the Confederate statue Sunday from the grounds of an old courthouse. North Carolina has been at the fo... (AP Photo/Tom Foreman Jr.). A workman prepares a Confederate staute for removal, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Winston-Salem, N.C. Crews began removing the Confederate statue Sunday from the grounds of an old courthouse. North Carolina has been at the fo...
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A construction crew is preparing to take down a Confederate statue in a North Carolina city, a rare move in a state where such monuments are largely protected by law. More>>

Trump signs major public lands, conservation bill into law

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President Donald Trump has signed a wide-ranging public lands bill that creates five new national monuments and expands several national parks. More>>

Ex-priest defrocked for sex abuse killed in his Nevada home

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A defrocked Roman Catholic priest from New Jersey has been found dead in his new home in a suburb of Las Vegas. More>>

Black woman added to jury over protests by officer's lawyer

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). File-In this file photo from June 25, 2018, Kyle Fogarty shows a memorial card of Antwon Rose II after the funeral in Swissvale, Pa. Rose was fatally shot by a police officer seconds after he fled a traffic stop June 19... (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File). File-In this file photo from June 25, 2018, Kyle Fogarty shows a memorial card of Antwon Rose II after the funeral in Swissvale, Pa. Rose was fatally shot by a police officer seconds after he fled a traffic stop June 19...
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Jury selection is about to get underway in a Harrisburg courtroom in the case of a white police officer accused of shooting to death an unarmed black teen in western Pennsylvania last summer. More>>

Chief: Probe finds racially divided Detroit police precinct

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Detroit's police chief says the department has fired a second white officer in an internal investigation that found racial insensitivity in the precinct where he worked. More>>

Man killed after trying to 'ambush' police in Kalamazoo

(Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). Swarms of police respond to Grifols Biomat USA Plasma Center on reports of shots fired in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Authorities say a police officer has been shot while responding ... (Joel Bissell/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). Swarms of police respond to Grifols Biomat USA Plasma Center on reports of shots fired in downtown Kalamazoo, Michigan on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. Authorities say a police officer has been shot while responding ...
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Authorities say a police officer has been shot while responding to a shooting at a plasma donation center in southwestern Michigan. More>>

Push for broader LGBT rights slowed by lack of GOP support

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). FILE - In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017 file photo, people with the Human Rights Campaign hold up "equality flags" during an event organized by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., in support of transgender members of the military on... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). FILE - In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017 file photo, people with the Human Rights Campaign hold up "equality flags" during an event organized by Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., in support of transgender members of the military on...
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Congress will soon consider a comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination bill, but it could well be doomed by lack of Republican support. More>>

Mayor's racist text causes pain in Maine home to refugees

(Daryn Slover/Sun Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this June 17, 2018, file photo, Jim Thompson, center, of Auburn, Maine, holds hands with Fowsia Musse, left, and Abdi Abdalla during a gathering to lessen rising ethnic tensions in Lewiston, Maine. Tho... (Daryn Slover/Sun Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this June 17, 2018, file photo, Jim Thompson, center, of Auburn, Maine, holds hands with Fowsia Musse, left, and Abdi Abdalla during a gathering to lessen rising ethnic tensions in Lewiston, Maine. Tho...
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A mayor's resignation amid turmoil that included the disclosure of racist text message is renewing tensions in a Maine city that has grappled with diversity since the arrival of thousands of African immigrants. More>>

TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

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Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. More>>

DNA testing helps police confirm Bundy killed missing teen

(AP Photo/File). FILE - In this June 27, 1979 file photo, accused murderer Ted Bundy stares out at the photographer during the second day of jury selection in his murder trial in Miami, Fla. Authorities say DNA testing helped them confirm the notorious... (AP Photo/File). FILE - In this June 27, 1979 file photo, accused murderer Ted Bundy stares out at the photographer during the second day of jury selection in his murder trial in Miami, Fla. Authorities say DNA testing helped them confirm the notorious...
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Authorities say DNA testing helped them confirm notorious serial killer Ted Bundy also murdered a northern Utah teen. More>>

In Mississippi backwater, flood rises after weeks of waiting

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 photo, Peggy and her husband George Sellars sit by the "lake" that was the driveway to their home, along Mississippi 16, east of Rolling Fork, Miss. The couple said the backwater flooding is t... (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 photo, Peggy and her husband George Sellars sit by the "lake" that was the driveway to their home, along Mississippi 16, east of Rolling Fork, Miss. The couple said the backwater flooding is t...
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An unusual flood in an area enclosed by levees is submerging thousands of square miles of Mississippi's Delta region. More>>

The Latest: Smollett's lawyer welcomes cameras in courtroom

(AP Photo/Matt Marton). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chic... (AP Photo/Matt Marton). "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, center, arrives at Leighton Criminal Court Building for a hearing to discuss whether cameras will be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct case on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Chic...
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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has arrived at a hearing in Chicago where lawyers will discuss whether cameras should be allowed in the courtroom during his disorderly conduct trial. More>>

Statistics show illegal northern border crossings climbing

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New statistics from U.S. Customs and Border Protection show that the number of people apprehended along the U.S. border with Canada is continuing to climb. More>>

Native American child welfare case heads to appeals court

(AP Photo/Nick Ut, File). FILE - This March 31, 2016, file photo shows Rusty and Summer Page, foster parents of Lexi, a then-6-year-old girl with Native American ancestry, who was removed from their home, outside the California Court of Appeal in downt... (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File). FILE - This March 31, 2016, file photo shows Rusty and Summer Page, foster parents of Lexi, a then-6-year-old girl with Native American ancestry, who was removed from their home, outside the California Court of Appeal in downt...
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Federal law governing adoptions of Native American is facing a significant challenge. More>>

California man learns he's dying from doctor on robot video

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A Northern California family is devastated that their 78-year-old patriarch was told he didn't have long to live by a doctor appearing on a robot's video screen. More>>

'AK-47 bandit' pleads guilty to Nebraska bank robbery

(FBI via AP, File). FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the FBI shows Richard Gathercole of Roundup, Mont.   Dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states, Gathercole has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Ne... (FBI via AP, File). FILE - This undated file booking photo provided by the FBI shows Richard Gathercole of Roundup, Mont. Dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states, Gathercole has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank in Ne...
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Montana man dubbed the AK-47 bandit and accused of holding up banks in several states has pleaded guilty to robbing a Nebraska bank. More>>

Musk's lawyers say tweet complied with SEC fraud settlement

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Attorneys tell a federal judge that Tesla CEO Elon Musk shouldn't be found in contempt because he didn't violate a sec... (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this June 14, 2018, file photo, Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks at a news conference in Chicago. Attorneys tell a federal judge that Tesla CEO Elon Musk shouldn't be found in contempt because he didn't violate a sec...
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Attorneys are telling a federal judge that Tesla CEO Elon Musk shouldn't be found in contempt because he didn't violate a securities fraud settlement. More>>

Posts by Utah lawmaker in conversion therapy debate draw ire

(Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP). Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City confers with Judiciary chair Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, during the House Judiciary Committee meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Hall watched lawmaker... (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP). Rep. Craig Hall, R-West Valley City confers with Judiciary chair Rep. Karianne Lisonbee, during the House Judiciary Committee meeting in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Hall watched lawmaker...
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A nationwide push to ban LGBTQ conversion therapy for minors has ground to a halt in conservative Utah. More>>

Loss of local news hinders ability to watchdog government

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Penelope Muse Abernathy, a University of North Carolina professor, stands with the daily newspaper selection in the Park Library at the School of Journalism in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, March 7, 2019. "Strong newspapers h... (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Penelope Muse Abernathy, a University of North Carolina professor, stands with the daily newspaper selection in the Park Library at the School of Journalism in Chapel Hill, N.C., on Thursday, March 7, 2019. "Strong newspapers h...
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As newspapers close, the ability to watchdog the actions of local governments and officials disappears. More>>

Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center in Chicago. Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexua... (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly arrives at the Daley Center for a hearing in his child support case at the Daley Center in Chicago. Kelly was charged last month with 10 counts of aggravated sexua...
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Attorney Gloria Allred says a client has turned a tape over to law enforcement that appears to feature singer R. Kelly sexually abusing underage girls. More>>

Feds accuse vice officer of forcing women into sex

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A lawyer representing a vice squad officer in Ohio says his client is innocent of charges of forcing women to have sex with him under threat of an arrest. More>>

A wealthy county in court over sexual misconduct at schools

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Virginia's largest school district is facing three federal lawsuits filed by students who school officials botched sexual misconduct investigations. More>>

CDC: Unvaccinated Oregon boy almost dies of tetanus

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An unvaccinated 6-year-old boy in Oregon was hospitalized for eight weeks and almost died of tetanus after getting cut while playing on a farm. More>>

Agents seize $77 million of cocaine at New York-area port

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP). This Feb. 28, 2019 photo provided by U. S. Customs and Border Protection shows Customs agents unloading a truck containing 3,200 pounds of cocaine in 60 packages, where it was seized at the Port of New York/... (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP). This Feb. 28, 2019 photo provided by U. S. Customs and Border Protection shows Customs agents unloading a truck containing 3,200 pounds of cocaine in 60 packages, where it was seized at the Port of New York/...
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Customs agents have seized the biggest shipment of cocaine recovered at the ports of New York and New Jersey in 25 years. More>>

Son of California councilwoman killed near USC campus

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A student who is the son of an Oakland, California, city councilwoman was shot and killed in what might have been a robbery attempt near the University of Southern California campus, officials said. More>>

Rights group: terror watchlist shared with animal shelters

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A Muslim civil-rights group says the FBI is letting animal shelters, private investigators and even a Midwestern megachurch have access to its watchlist of suspected terrorists. More>>

False alarm prompts massive police presence at NY hospital

(AP Photo/Luke Sheridan). One of the first responders walk near New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., Sunday, March 10, 2019. Police are investigating a report of an armed man at the hospital north of Manhattan. (AP Photo/Luke Sheridan). One of the first responders walk near New York-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, N.Y., Sunday, March 10, 2019. Police are investigating a report of an armed man at the hospital north of Manhattan.
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Police are investigating a report of an armed man at a hospital north of Manhattan. More>>

Scientists discover different kind of killer whale off Chile

(Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP). This undated photo provided by Paul Tixier in March 2019 shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type ... (Paul Tixier/CEBC CNRS/MNHN Paris via AP). This undated photo provided by Paul Tixier in March 2019 shows a Type D killer whale. Scientists are waiting for test results from a tissue sample, which could give them the DNA evidence to prove the new type ...
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Researchers find a new type of killer whale off Chile that doesn't look quite like the others. More>>

9-year-old Los Angeles area girl found in duffel bag ID'd

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Los Angeles County investigators have identified a girl found dead in a duffel bag along a suburban equestrian trail, and two people have been detained in connection with the case. More>>

Police commissioner confirmed for Baltimore's troubled force

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Baltimore City Council votes to unanimously confirm Michael Harrison as the city's new police commissioner, tasked with transforming troubled force. More>>

Colorado residents seek to block major oil and gas project

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). In this Feb. 28, 2019, photograph, a storage tank stands near a well pad located in a field near a housing development in Broomfield, Colo. Frustrated residents of a Denver suburb say state law is forcing them to participat... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). In this Feb. 28, 2019, photograph, a storage tank stands near a well pad located in a field near a housing development in Broomfield, Colo. Frustrated residents of a Denver suburb say state law is forcing them to participat...
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Frustrated Colorado residents say state law is forcing them to participate in an oil and gas drilling project against their wishes, so they launched legal challenges with potentially significant consequences for the industry. More>>

Utah teacher apologizes for Ash Wednesday cross incident

(Karen Fisher via AP). This April 1, 2018 photo provided by Karen Fisher shows fourth-grader William McLeod at his home in Bountiful, Utah. A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state was placed on administrative leave Thursday, March 7, 2019 after she... (Karen Fisher via AP). This April 1, 2018 photo provided by Karen Fisher shows fourth-grader William McLeod at his home in Bountiful, Utah. A teacher in the predominantly Mormon state was placed on administrative leave Thursday, March 7, 2019 after she...
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A Utah teacher on administrative leave apologized for making a 9-year-old Catholic student wash off the Ash Wednesday cross from his forehead. More>>

Trump: Making daylight saving time permanent is 'OK with me'

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President Donald Trump thinks it's a good idea if daylight saving time becomes permanent. More>>

Mom arrested after 2 of her 3 children drown in locked SUV

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Police say a 25-year-old Mississippi woman has been arrested after two of her three children drowned when she left them in a car and it rolled into a creek. More>>

Woman says she distracted jaguar after attack at Arizona zoo

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A woman who was attacked by a jaguar after crossing a barrier at a zoo to take a photo of the animal has apologized to the facility outside Phoenix. More>>

School lessons targeted by climate change doubters

(AP Photo/Branden Camp, File). FILE - In this June, 3, 2017, file photo, the sun sets behind Georgia Power's coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, in Juliette, Ga. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in America... (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File). FILE - In this June, 3, 2017, file photo, the sun sets behind Georgia Power's coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, in Juliette, Ga. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in America...
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As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms, politicians are pushing back against the scientific consensus that global warming is real and man-made. More>>

Family sues Nashville, officer for $30M in fatal shooting

(George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke sits with his attorney John M.L. Brown at the second day of his preliminary hearing at the Justice A.A. Birch Building in Nash... (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019 file photo, Nashville Police Officer Andrew Delke sits with his attorney John M.L. Brown at the second day of his preliminary hearing at the Justice A.A. Birch Building in Nash...
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Nashville and one of its police officers are sued by the family of a black man who ran from police and had a gun when he was shot from behind. More>>

Man pleads guilty in pregnant Indiana woman's 1988 slaying

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One of two people charged in the 1988 beating death of a pregnant mother in northwest Indiana has pleaded guilty. More>>

North Carolina sued again over transgender rights

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North Carolina is being sued again over how it treats transgender people, as state employees argue their health plan violated federal law by dropping coverage of medically necessary procedures. More>>

US just sloshed through the wettest winter on record

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, a man uses a paddle board to make his way through the flooded Barlow Market District in Sebastopol, Calif. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, a man uses a paddle board to make his way through the flooded Barlow Market District in Sebastopol, Calif. On Wednesday, March 6, 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Ad...
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Federal weather officials say this winter was the wettest on record. More>>

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