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(AP Photo/Kim Chandler, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019, file photo, Beck Gerritson, president of Eagle Forum of Alabama, speaks at an anti-abortion rally outside the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrat... (AP Photo/Kim Chandler, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2019, file photo, Beck Gerritson, president of Eagle Forum of Alabama, speaks at an anti-abortion rally outside the Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Even as the anti-abortion movement celebrat...

Arguments over rape and incest divide abortion opponents

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Rifts widens in anti-abortion movement over whether state abortion bans should include exception for victims of rape and incest. More>>

Federal lawsuit filed to block Alabama's new abortion ban

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Abortion providers are asking a federal judge to block an Alabama law that would ban most abortions in the state. More>>

Lawyer: Deal close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Weinstein, w... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Weinstein, w...
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A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by scores of women. More>>

Serial killer who took 10 women's lives executed in Florida

(Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). In this updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eig... (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). In this updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eig...
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Ahead of his execution, a survivor recalls her time with a Florida serial killer before he was arrested in a 1984 murderous spree. More>>

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs could get life in prison

(T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool). FILE- In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. Patterson could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 1... (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool). FILE- In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. Patterson could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 1...
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A Wisconsin man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. More>>

APNewsBreak: Police won't fight California use-of-force bill

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2019 file photo, Malaki Seku Amen holds up an American flag with the names of people shot and killed by law enforcement officers, as he and others in rally in support of a bill that would restr... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this April 8, 2019 file photo, Malaki Seku Amen holds up an American flag with the names of people shot and killed by law enforcement officers, as he and others in rally in support of a bill that would restr...
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APNewsBreak: Two major police organizations are dropping their opposition to California legislation that would tighten the standard for use of deadly force. More>>

Far from border, US cities feel effect of migrant releases

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). FILE - This March 2, 2019 photo shows a Customs and Border Control agent patrols on the US side of a razor-wire-covered border wall along the Mexico east of Nogales, Ariz.  A surge of asylum-seeking families that has strained... (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). FILE - This March 2, 2019 photo shows a Customs and Border Control agent patrols on the US side of a razor-wire-covered border wall along the Mexico east of Nogales, Ariz. A surge of asylum-seeking families that has strained...
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A surge of asylum-seeking families that has strained cities along the southern U.S. border for months is now being felt in cities far from Mexico. More>>

NASA's first-of-kind tests look to manage drones in cities

(AP Photo/Scott Sonner). In this May 21, 2019 photo, two drones fly above Lake Street in downtown Reno, Nev., on, as part of a NASA simulation to test emerging technology that someday will be used to manage travel of hundreds of thousands of commercial... (AP Photo/Scott Sonner). In this May 21, 2019 photo, two drones fly above Lake Street in downtown Reno, Nev., on, as part of a NASA simulation to test emerging technology that someday will be used to manage travel of hundreds of thousands of commercial...
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NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for drones, testing them in cities for the first time beyond the operator's line of sight. More>>

Vegas tourism board backs $49M Elon Musk transit system

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A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. More>>

US, China appear to brace for long haul in trade dispute

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China cuts taxes on software and integrated circuit industries to spur development in face of U.S. export controls that threaten Chinese tech companies. More>>

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Katrina Spade, upper left, the founder and CEO of Recompose, a company that hopes to use composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, looks on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). Katrina Spade, upper left, the founder and CEO of Recompose, a company that hopes to use composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains, looks on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center...
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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has approved a law making his state the first to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. More>>

Sea dragons captivate visitors at California aquarium

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, a sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in San Diego. The Southern California aquarium has built what is ... (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). In this Friday, May 17, 2019 photo, a sea dragon swims at the Birch Aquarium at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in San Diego. The Southern California aquarium has built what is ...
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A Southern California aquarium has built what is believed to be one of the world's largest habitats for sea dragons, the lesser-known cousin of the seahorse. More>>

The Latest: Survivor of executed serial killer at peace now

(Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight ... (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). This updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight ...
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A serial killer who terrorized Florida with a 1984 murder spree that claimed lives of 10 women has been executed. More>>

US forecasters: Expect near normal Atlantic hurricane season

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Federal weather officials say this summer, the Atlantic hurricane season should be slightly weaker than normal years. More>>

Clotilda: Last US slave ship discovered among gators, snakes

(Daniel Fiore/SEARCH, Inc. via AP). In this undated image released by SEARCH Inc. in May 2019, archaeological survey teams work to locate the slave ship Clotilda, in delta waters north of Mobile Bay, Ala. Remains of the schooner were identified and ver... (Daniel Fiore/SEARCH, Inc. via AP). In this undated image released by SEARCH Inc. in May 2019, archaeological survey teams work to locate the slave ship Clotilda, in delta waters north of Mobile Bay, Ala. Remains of the schooner were identified and ver...
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The wreck of the final U.S. slave ship has been found in coastal waters infested with alligators and poisonous snakes. More>>

Flu outbreak sickens over 30 migrants at border center

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this June 23, 2018 file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for...
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More than 30 migrants have tested positive for influenza at a major processing center on the Mexican border that was temporarily closed to stop the outbreak. More>>

Family of incapacitated woman who was raped blames Arizona

(AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - This Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, shows the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix. A legal claim against the state of Arizona by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at Hacienda Hea... (AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - This Jan. 25, 2019, file photo, shows the Hacienda HealthCare facility in Phoenix. A legal claim against the state of Arizona by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at Hacienda Hea...
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The parents of an incapacitated woman who was raped and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center says the facility and state broke their promise to have only female caregivers tend to their daughter. More>>

File says Smollett couldn't contact brothers after arrest

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A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed. More>>

"American Taliban" John Walker Lindh is released from prison Video included

(AP Photo, File). FILE - American John Walker Lindh is seen in this undated file photo obtained Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, from a religious school where he studied for five months in Bannu, 304 kilometers (190 miles) southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. Lind... (AP Photo, File). FILE - American John Walker Lindh is seen in this undated file photo obtained Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2002, from a religious school where he studied for five months in Bannu, 304 kilometers (190 miles) southwest of Islamabad, Pakistan. Lind...
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The California man who became known as the "American Taliban" after his capture on an Afghanistan battlefield in late 2001 is on the cusp of release from prison. More>>

Bank CEO pleads not guilty in bid to get Trump post

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A banker who prosecutors say tried to trade loans to former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to get a post in the president's administration has been arrested on a financial institution bribery charge. More>>

Colorado won't halt drilling as it refocuses rules on safety

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Feb. 28, 2019 file photo shows a storage tank near a well pad located in a field near a housing development in Broomfield, Colo. The newly reorganized Colorado Oil and Gas Commission planned to meet Tuesda... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Feb. 28, 2019 file photo shows a storage tank near a well pad located in a field near a housing development in Broomfield, Colo. The newly reorganized Colorado Oil and Gas Commission planned to meet Tuesda...
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Colorado officials say they have no plans to stop energy companies from drilling for oil and gas while regulators overhaul state rules to focus on health, safety and the environment. More>>

Tokyo-Vegas investment chief gets 50 years in huge scheme

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The former head of a Tokyo and Las Vegas investment firm has been sentenced to 50 years in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. More>>

Older Americans more likely to cite workplace discrimination

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). Kevin Kusinitz, a 63-year-old New Yorker who spent years being rejected from jobs for which he felt overqualified following an August 2012 layoff, poses for a photo on New York's East River, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. About half ... (AP Photo/Richard Drew). Kevin Kusinitz, a 63-year-old New Yorker who spent years being rejected from jobs for which he felt overqualified following an August 2012 layoff, poses for a photo on New York's East River, Wednesday, May 22, 2019. About half ...
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A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research says about half of Americans think there's age discrimination in the workplace. More>>

Asian, Asian American heroes to power Marvel comics series

(Jung-Geun Yoon/Marvel via AP). This image provided by Marvel shows the cover of the first issue in "Agents of Atlas," Marvel Comics' five-part standalone comic book series set to roll out in August 2019. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented... (Jung-Geun Yoon/Marvel via AP). This image provided by Marvel shows the cover of the first issue in "Agents of Atlas," Marvel Comics' five-part standalone comic book series set to roll out in August 2019. Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented...
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Marvel Comics is giving ink to an unprecedented team-up of nearly a dozen of its mightiest Asian and Asian American heroes. More>>

US withdraws train crew proposal that came after explosions

(AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File). FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew membe... (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy, File). FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2013 file photo, a fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment near Casselton, N.D. The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew membe...
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The Trump administration is withdrawing a proposal for freight trains to have at least two crew members. More>>

N Carolina man released after serving more than 40 years

(Drew C. Wilson/The Wilson Times via AP). Surrounded by relatives, Charles Ray Finch leaves the Greene Correctional Institution, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Maury, N.C. Finch, who served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed... (Drew C. Wilson/The Wilson Times via AP). Surrounded by relatives, Charles Ray Finch leaves the Greene Correctional Institution, Thursday, May 23, 2019 in Maury, N.C. Finch, who served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed...
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A North Carolina man who served more than 40 years in prison for a shopkeeper's slaying in a failed robbery attempt is heading home. More>>

Police search for driver suspected in Utah highway killing

(Idaho State Police via AP). This undated booking photo provided by the Idaho State Police shows Jonathan Llana.  A search was underway Thursday, May 23, 2019, in southern Idaho for Llana, suspected of shooting and killing a motorist on a Utah highway,... (Idaho State Police via AP). This undated booking photo provided by the Idaho State Police shows Jonathan Llana. A search was underway Thursday, May 23, 2019, in southern Idaho for Llana, suspected of shooting and killing a motorist on a Utah highway,...
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Police in Idaho are searching near a small town for a man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist along a desolate stretch of interstate highway in Utah. More>>

Census: Big cities in US aren't growing like they used to

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, ice covered Lake Michigan is seen behind downtown skyline, in Chicago. Big cities, like Chicago, aren't growing like they used to. New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau ... (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this Feb. 17, 2015, file photo, ice covered Lake Michigan is seen behind downtown skyline, in Chicago. Big cities, like Chicago, aren't growing like they used to. New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau ...
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New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau show the largest cities in the U.S. last year grew by a fraction of the numbers they did earlier in the decade. More>>

Legal experts: California reporter did not commit crime

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this photo taken Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from left, David Snyder, an attorney with the First Amendment Coalition, attorney Duffy Carolan, and Thomas Burke, attorney for freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, talk outside a court... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). In this photo taken Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from left, David Snyder, an attorney with the First Amendment Coalition, attorney Duffy Carolan, and Thomas Burke, attorney for freelance journalist Bryan Carmody, talk outside a court...
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Media law experts pushed back against the San Francisco police chief who said a freelance journalist conspired to steal a police report, saying that it is not a crime to disclose a public record. More>>

Backers of more info on Ohio State doctor abuse win a round

(WBNS-TV via AP). This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s throug... (WBNS-TV via AP). This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s throug...
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The State Medical Board of Ohio has taken a step toward possibly making more information public from its old investigation involving an Ohio State team doctor who sexually abused students for decades. More>>

Prosecutor: Greed fueled Hawaii power couple's schemes

(AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former deputy city prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, hold hands while walking to U.S. district court in Honolulu. ... (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, former deputy city prosecutor Katherine Kealoha, hold hands while walking to U.S. district court in Honolulu. ...
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A special U.S. prosecutor says a powerful Hawaii law enforcement couple used a secret police force of hand-picked officers in a blatant abuse of power to enrich themselves at the expense of family members. More>>

Retailers, shoppers could feel more pain if tariffs spread

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, shows prices in the toy section at Walmart in Teterboro, N.J.  An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But som... (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This Oct. 26, 2016, file photo, shows prices in the toy section at Walmart in Teterboro, N.J. An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products from toys to clothing. But som...
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An escalating trade war with China could mean higher prices on a broad array of products but some retailers will be less equipped to handle the pain than others, leaving consumers to carry the load. More>>

Oahu's Kailua beach is named best in the US by 'Dr. Beach' Video included

(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). In this May 15, 2019, photo, people stand near the ocean at Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii. In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you might expect from a beach in t... (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). In this May 15, 2019, photo, people stand near the ocean at Kailua Beach Park in Kailua, Hawaii. In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you might expect from a beach in t...
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In Kailua, the sand is soft and white, the water is clear and calm, and the view is exactly what you would expect from a beach in the Hawaiian Islands. More>>

AP Was There: The roots of the 'American Taliban' Video included

(AP Video, File). FILE - This file image taken Dec. 1, 2001, from television footage in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, shows John Walker Lindh, right, claiming to be an American Taliban volunteer. Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the Amer... (AP Video, File). FILE - This file image taken Dec. 1, 2001, from television footage in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, shows John Walker Lindh, right, claiming to be an American Taliban volunteer. Lindh, the young Californian who became known as the Amer...
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AP Was There: The roots of the 'American Taliban'. More>>

Julian Castro joins McDonald's strikers in North Carolina

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Presidential candidate and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks with a supporter prior to rallying with McDonald's employees and other activists demanding fairer pay, better working condi... (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Presidential candidate and former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro speaks with a supporter prior to rallying with McDonald's employees and other activists demanding fairer pay, better working condi...
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Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro has joined a march to a McDonald's restaurant in North Carolina to draw attention to workers' efforts to raise minimum wage and secure other protections. More>>

Cholesterol improves in US kids despite high obesity rates

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and some pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a p... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 file photo, Oumou Balde, 4, left, plays with her teacher Jacqualine Sanchez, right, and some pretend food in a pre-kindergarten class at the Sheltering Arms Learning Center in New York in a p...
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Cholesterol levels in children and teens improved in the latest analysis of U.S. health surveys. More>>

D-Day veterans revisit Normandy, recall horror and triumph Video included

(AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p... (AP Photo/Richard Shiro). In this May, 21, 2019, photo, Dennis Trudeau, a World War II veteran who landed in Normandy on D-Day, poses for a photo at his home in Grovetown, Ga. Trudeau had joined the Canadian military at 17 and became a paratrooper in p...
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For historians, D-Day was a turning point in the war against Germany; for men who were among the 160,000 Allied fighters who mounted history's largest amphibious invasion, June 6, 1944, remains a kaleidoscope of memories, a signal moment of their youth. More>>

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

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The class of cadets preparing to toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes a record number of black women. More>>

California sues over $1B in canceled high-speed rail money

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. California has sued to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billi... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - This Dec. 6, 2017, file photo shows one of the elevated sections of the high-speed rail under construction in Fresno, Calif. California has sued to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billi...
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California has sued to block the Trump administration from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed rail project. More>>

Celebrity chef Mario Batali facing assault charge in Boston

(Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston says Batali is scheduled to be arraigned ... (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 19, 2017, file photo, chef Mario Batali attends an awards event in New York. The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office in Boston says Batali is scheduled to be arraigned ...
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Celebrity chef Mario Batali is facing criminal charges on allegations that he forcibly kissed and groped a woman at a Boston restaurant in 2017. More>>

California synagogue honors woman slain in gunman's attack

(Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP). Howard Kaye, center, husband of Lori Kaye, carries the new Torah as Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, right, and other members of the Chabad of Poway synagogue celebrate the completion of the new scroll ded... (Hayne Palmour IV/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP). Howard Kaye, center, husband of Lori Kaye, carries the new Torah as Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, right, and other members of the Chabad of Poway synagogue celebrate the completion of the new scroll ded...
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A Southern California synagogue where a gunman killed a woman and wounded three other people has dedicated a new Torah scroll _ the holiest object in Judaism _ to the slain woman. More>>

Washington joins West Coast bloc of sanctuary states

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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a measure into law adopting so-called 'sanctuary' rules that restrict law enforcement investigation of immigration status. More>>

New York puts Democrats a step closer to Trump tax returns

(AP Photo/Hans Pennink). Members of the New York state Assembly vote on legislation that authorizes state tax officials to release, if requested, individual New York state tax returns to Congress, during a session in the Assembly Chamber at the state C... (AP Photo/Hans Pennink). Members of the New York state Assembly vote on legislation that authorizes state tax officials to release, if requested, individual New York state tax returns to Congress, during a session in the Assembly Chamber at the state C...
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New York state lawmakers have passed legislation that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to Democrats in Congress. More>>

SEAL's trial delayed as defense seeks info on email snooping

(Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers on Gallagher's defense team to... (Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers on Gallagher's defense team to...
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Lawyers for a decorated Navy SEAL accused of murder want a prosecutor and judge removed over allegations of spying on defense emails to find the source of news leaks. More>>

Officials: Last slave ship from Africa ID'd on Alabama coast

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Authorities say researchers have located the wreck of the last ship known to bring enslaved people from Africa to the United States. More>>

3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

(AP Photo/David A. Lieb). The sign for the Hidden Oaks apartment complex in Jefferson City Missouri stands bent on May 23, 2019, from an apparent tornado in front of a tree that was ripped apart. A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Miss... (AP Photo/David A. Lieb). The sign for the Hidden Oaks apartment complex in Jefferson City Missouri stands bent on May 23, 2019, from an apparent tornado in front of a tree that was ripped apart. A "violent tornado" touched down in Jefferson City, Miss...
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A tornado has caused heavy damage in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight, causing three deaths and trapping dozens of people in the wreckage of their homes. More>>

3 deaths in Missouri as tornado strikes state capital

(Chris Higgins via AP). This still image taken from video provided by Chris Higgins shows a tornado, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Carl Junction, Mo. The tornado caused some damage in the town of Carl Junction, about 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) north of th... (Chris Higgins via AP). This still image taken from video provided by Chris Higgins shows a tornado, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Carl Junction, Mo. The tornado caused some damage in the town of Carl Junction, about 4 miles (6.44 kilometers) north of th...
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Weather Service: A 'violent tornado' has touched down in Jefferson City, Mo., causing possible fatalities, heavy damage. More>>

Judge approves $105M fund for California wildfire survivors

(Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Cali... (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2017, file photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, flames burn near power lines in Sycamore Canyon near West Mountain Drive in Montecito, Cali...
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Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. has received approval to establish a $105 million fund to help survivors of recent California wildfires started by the utility's power lines. More>>

Michael Avenatti charged with defrauding Stormy Daniels

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Attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged with ripping off porn star Stormy Daniels, the client who made him famous. More>>

Oregon hunts for bodies at ex-asylum seen in 'Cuckoo's Nest'

(Paul Carter/The Register-Guard via AP, File). File - In this May 24, 2013, file photo, is the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Ore. Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of the former psychiatric hospital th... (Paul Carter/The Register-Guard via AP, File). File - In this May 24, 2013, file photo, is the Oregon State Hospital in Salem, Ore. Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on the campus of the former psychiatric hospital th...
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Oregon will use ground-penetrating radar to search for bodies buried on a campus of the former psychiatric hospital where the movie "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" was filmed. More>>

Interior boss: No monument changes planned, but up to Trump

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U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt says he has no plans for additional changes to national monuments as recommended by his predecessor, but says it's ultimately up to President Donald Trump. More>>

'American Taliban' fighter to be released after 17 years Video included

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The young Californian who became known as the American Taliban is set to go free after nearly two decades in prison. More>>

Corruption trial opens for scandal-mired Hawaii power couple

(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, second from right, and his former deputy city prosecutor wife Katherine Kealoha, right, walk into federal court in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A trial for what has been descri... (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, second from right, and his former deputy city prosecutor wife Katherine Kealoha, right, walk into federal court in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A trial for what has been descri...
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A trial focusing on what has described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii's history is about to begin. More>>

Bankruptcy judge approves sale of Reading Eagle to chain

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A federal judge says he intends to approval the sale of the bankrupt Reading Eagle to a company known for taking over struggling newspapers and then cutting jobs. More>>

Barges break free in swollen river and threaten dam

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt talks with the media following an aerial tour of tornado and flood damaged areas of the state, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt talks with the media following an aerial tour of tornado and flood damaged areas of the state, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Oklahoma City.
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A small town in Oklahoma is urging an evacuation as the Arkansas River heads toward near-historic levels. More>>

Claim seeks $45M for incapacitated woman who gave birth

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Lawyers for an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility have filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state. More>>

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don't increase emissions

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Federal officials say the Trump administration's decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could hasten the release of more than 5 billion tons of greenhouse gasses. More>>

California sees more late-spring wintry weather

(Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via AP). In this webcam image provided by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is the snow covered Squaw Valley High Camp Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Olympic Valley, Calif. Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but Cal... (Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows via AP). In this webcam image provided by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is the snow covered Squaw Valley High Camp Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Olympic Valley, Calif. Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but Cal...
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Memorial Day may be the unofficial start of summer, but California is heading toward the holiday with rainy, windy and snowy weather. More>>

Serial killer who once terrorized Florida set for execution

(Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). In this updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eig... (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP). In this updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eig...
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A serial killer who went on a murderous spree that left 10 women dead 35 years ago is set to be executed in Florida. More>>

The Latest: Defense gives jury their side in mailbox case

(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, walks into federal court in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history began Wednesday for Kealoha... (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Former Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha, right, walks into federal court in Honolulu on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. A trial for what has been described as the biggest corruption case in Hawaii history began Wednesday for Kealoha...
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A prosecutor says a Hawaii corruption case against a former police chief and his wife involves an abuse of power and greed. More>>

Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A judge is poised to hear oral arguments Wednesday, May 22, 2019, over Trump's effort to b... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A judge is poised to hear oral arguments Wednesday, May 22, 2019, over Trump's effort to b...
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A federal judge in New York is refusing to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump. More>>

Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a news conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A law firm has completed its ... (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a news conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A law firm has completed its ...
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The result of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is set to be released. More>>

Defendant says he doesn't recall if he shot 8 at church

(George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Emanuel Kidega Samson, 27, center, enters the courtroom in Nashville, Tenn. Samson, accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others in a Nas... (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Emanuel Kidega Samson, 27, center, enters the courtroom in Nashville, Tenn. Samson, accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others in a Nas...
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The man accused of fatally shooting one person and wounding seven others in a Nashville church in 2017 says he can't remember if he did it. More>>

Army veteran indicted in California bomb plot against rally

(U.S. Department of Justice via AP, File). FILE - This undated California Department of Motor Vehicles photo provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Mark Domingo. A federal grand jury has indicted the U.S. Army veteran for allegedly plotting t... (U.S. Department of Justice via AP, File). FILE - This undated California Department of Motor Vehicles photo provided by the U.S. Department of Justice shows Mark Domingo. A federal grand jury has indicted the U.S. Army veteran for allegedly plotting t...
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A U.S. grand jury has indicted an Army veteran in a plot to plant a bomb at a rally by white supremacists in California. More>>

Slaying victim's family angry over possible bail for officer

(Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP). Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne, center, is escorted into a hearing by Lafayette County Sheriff Dept. Maj. Alan Wilburn at the Lafayette County Courthouse, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Oxford, Miss. Kinne is c... (Bruce Newman/The Oxford Eagle via AP). Oxford Police Officer Matthew Kinne, center, is escorted into a hearing by Lafayette County Sheriff Dept. Maj. Alan Wilburn at the Lafayette County Courthouse, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Oxford, Miss. Kinne is c...
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The mother of a Mississippi murder victim is protesting a prosecutor's discussion of possible bail for the police officer charged with killing her daughter. More>>

Pregnant woman seeks deportation asylum in Chicago church

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A pregnant woman is seeking asylum in a Chicago church after she says she received a deportation order and must leave the U.S. WBEZ radio reported Tuesday that Adilene Marquina has a high-risk pregnancy and is afraid to travel back to Mexico. More>>

Wife thanks doctors as trooper goes home after shooting

(University of Utah Health via AP). In this image provided by University of Utah Health, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer poses at University of Utah Health, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Palmer returned home to Montana on Wedne... (University of Utah Health via AP). In this image provided by University of Utah Health, Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Wade Palmer poses at University of Utah Health, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Palmer returned home to Montana on Wedne...
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A Montana Highway Patrol trooper who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being shot three times was released from a Utah hospital after his wife gave emotional thanks to the medical team and supporters. More>>

Retrial planned for man who broke $4.5M statue's thumb

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Federal prosecutors plan to retry a Delaware man who admitted he broke a thumb off a $4.5 million statue at a Philadelphia museum. More>>

Correction: Flooding-Mississippi River Barges story

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Historic flooding has left parts of the Mississippi River closed for business. More>>

Wild chase of stolen RV ends with injuries in Los Angeles

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Authorities say a woman in a stolen recreational vehicle led them on a wild chase in northern Los Angeles, smashing into a palm tree and several cars. More>>

Iowa governor blocks bill aimed at stopping anti-Trump suits

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has vetoed a measure that Republican lawmakers pushed through in the final days of the legislative session to stop the state's Democratic attorney general from filing or joining lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's policies. More>>

The Latest: Judge refuses to block Trump bank subpoenas

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A federal judge in New York is refusing to block congressional subpoenas seeking financial records from two banks that did business with President Donald Trump. More>>

Bolton: Coast Guard to help reassert US leadership in Arctic

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U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton is scheduled to deliver the keynote address Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy graduation ceremony. More>>

Nevada lawmakers close to repealing tough abortion rules

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). People gather at the state Capitol to rally in support of abortion rights, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). People gather at the state Capitol to rally in support of abortion rights, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Sacramento, Calif.
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Nevada lawmakers are bucking a national trend of anti-abortion laws by voting to repeal requirements that physicians document a pregnant woman's marital status and tell her about the "emotional implications" of an abortion. More>>

Man dies in 3rd fatal Alaska plane crash in 8 days

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Alaska authorities say a 75-year-old man died after he became trapped inside a small plane that crashed in Prince William Sound. More>>

Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). This Friday, May 17, 2019 photo shows the Jackson Women's Health Organization in Jackson, Miss. The facility is the state's only abortion clinic. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). This Friday, May 17, 2019 photo shows the Jackson Women's Health Organization in Jackson, Miss. The facility is the state's only abortion clinic.
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A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year is hearing arguments about a new law that puts the ban even earlier. More>>

US closes facility that detained migrant who later died

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U.S. border agents have temporarily closed their primary facility for processing migrants in South Texas one day after authorities say a 16-year-old died after being diagnosed with the flu at the facility. More>>

Beshear vs. Bevin political showdown set in Kentucky

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear addresses his supporters following his victory in the Democratic primary for governor in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear addresses his supporters following his victory in the Democratic primary for governor in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
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In Kentucky, Beshear vs. Bevin has become shorthand for the feud between the governor and attorney general. Now voters will get a chance to take sides in the drama between Republican Gov. Matt Bevin and Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear. More>>

First accuser testifies at ex-NFL player's rape trial

(John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Vista, Calif. (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). Former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Vista, Calif.
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Prosecutors to call 1st of 5 women to testify at rape trial of Kellen Winslow Jr.; defense lawyers argue the sex was consensual. More>>

Witness: Self-help guru was both a coward and bully

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A witness at the sex-trafficking trial of self-help guru Keith Raniere says he was a coward during his capture in Mexico and a bully with a disobedient follower. More>>

NYPD officer says he inflated charge against Eric Garner

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After Eric Garner died during a confrontation with New York City police in 2014, one officer involved in the struggle says he wrote up paperwork exaggerating the seriousness of the dead man's suspected crime. More>>

Borgata casino unveils $12M sports bet, nightspot project

(AP Photo/Wayne Parry). FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. On May 22, 2019, the Borgata announced it will spend... (AP Photo/Wayne Parry). FILE - This June 14, 2018 file photo shows bettors waiting to make wagers on sporting events at the Borgata casino in Atlantic City hours after it began accepting sports bets. On May 22, 2019, the Borgata announced it will spend...
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Atlantic City's Borgata casino is investing $12 million in a new sports betting and entertainment project. More>>

States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife

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A new survey shows that public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state. More>>

Using a smartphone to sound out sign of kids' ear infections

(Dennis Wise/University of Washington via AP). In this undated photo provided by the University of Washington in May 2019, Dr. Randall Bly uses a uses a phone app and a paper funnel to focus the sound, to check his daughter for an ear infection, at the... (Dennis Wise/University of Washington via AP). In this undated photo provided by the University of Washington in May 2019, Dr. Randall Bly uses a uses a phone app and a paper funnel to focus the sound, to check his daughter for an ear infection, at the...
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Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to 'hear' a warning sign of ear infections in kids. More>>

San Francisco police chief: Journalist 'crossed the line'

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi enters a courtroom at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. A freelance journalist is vowing to protect his source after San Francisco polic... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this March 28, 2012 file photo, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi enters a courtroom at the Hall of Justice in San Francisco. A freelance journalist is vowing to protect his source after San Francisco polic...
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A San Francisco reporter is demanding the return of property after police raided his home to find the source of a leaked report into the death of the city's public defender. More>>

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

(AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File). FILE- In this March 5, 2019 file photo. Florida Gov. Ron Desantis gives his state of the state address on the first day of legislative session, in Tallahassee, Fla. DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of b... (AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File). FILE- In this March 5, 2019 file photo. Florida Gov. Ron Desantis gives his state of the state address on the first day of legislative session, in Tallahassee, Fla. DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of b...
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Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' plans to hold a Cabinet meeting while he's in Israel has raised concerns about whether the officials are violating the state's open-meeting laws. More>>

Kentuckians set up Bevin vs. Beshear gubernatorial showdown

(Bac Totrong/Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks with the media during an event about the new Interstate 165 in Bowling Green, Ky. Kentucky Republicans will give an initial verdict on Bev... (Bac Totrong/Daily News via AP, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin speaks with the media during an event about the new Interstate 165 in Bowling Green, Ky. Kentucky Republicans will give an initial verdict on Bev...
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Kentucky Republicans will give an initial verdict on Gov. Matt Bevin's job performance in Tuesday's primary election. More>>

Correction: Navajo Nation-Electricity story

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No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity one by one as work advances to give power to 60,000 who don't have it. More>>

Police look at whether transgender women's deaths connected

(Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP). In this Friday, April 20, 2019 photo, Muhlaysia Booker speaks during a rally in Dallas. Booker, a transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten on April 12 in front of a crowd of peop... (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP). In this Friday, April 20, 2019 photo, Muhlaysia Booker speaks during a rally in Dallas. Booker, a transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten on April 12 in front of a crowd of peop...
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Police in Dallas say they are investigating whether the killings of two transgender women and an assault on a third are connected. More>>

900-lb. man pleads guilty in drug case while in ambulance

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A Virginia man who weighs more than 900 pounds has pleaded guilty in a cocaine conspiracy case during a hearing held in a courthouse loading zone as he lay on a stretcher inside an ambulance. More>>

Arizona prisons urged to end ban on book about black men

(AP Photo/File). FILE - This July 23, 2014 file photo shows a state prison in Florence, Ariz. A book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men is being kept out of the hands of Arizona prison inmates. The American Civil Libe... (AP Photo/File). FILE - This July 23, 2014 file photo shows a state prison in Florence, Ariz. A book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men is being kept out of the hands of Arizona prison inmates. The American Civil Libe...
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Arizona has banned prisoners from reading a book that discusses the impact of the criminal justice system on black men. More>>

Speedy reactor cleanups may carry both risks and rewards Video included

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - This March 30, 2011, file photo shows the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. A company that manufactures giant containers used to store spent radioactive fuel has signed a deal to purchase the plant, ... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - This March 30, 2011, file photo shows the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth, Mass. A company that manufactures giant containers used to store spent radioactive fuel has signed a deal to purchase the plant, ...
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Federal regulators are reviewing plans to sell retiring nuclear reactors to a nuclear waste management company for accelerated decommissioning. More>>

WWII plane from D-Day to join in 75th anniversary Video included

(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,... (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). In this April 9, 2019, photo, Pilot Tom Travis sits in the cockpit of the World War II troop carrier That's All, Brother during a stop in Birmingham, Ala. The C-47 aircraft, which led the main Allied invasion of Europe on June 6,...
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A World War II aircraft that took part in the D-Day invasion in 1944 is returning to Europe for the 75th anniversary of the battle. More>>

Prosecutors want GPS monitor on truck driver in deadly crash

(Ronda Scholting/West Metro Fire Rescue via AP,File). FILE - This Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo provided by West Metro Fire Rescue shows a firefighter working the scene of a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver. Colorado pr... (Ronda Scholting/West Metro Fire Rescue via AP,File). FILE - This Thursday, April 25, 2019 file photo provided by West Metro Fire Rescue shows a firefighter working the scene of a deadly pileup involving over two dozen vehicles near Denver. Colorado pr...
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Colorado prosecutors want a judge to require a GPS monitor for the truck driver accused of causing a fiery pileup that killed four people on a highway now that the man has bonded out of jail. More>>

SEAL's lawyer says Navy spied on defense without approval

(Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers on Gallagher's defense team to... (Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers on Gallagher's defense team to...
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Lawyers for a Navy SEAL accused of murder say documents show prosecutors misled a judge to get approval to track emails sent to defense attorneys and a journalist. More>>

Lifer inmates excluded from Washington '3 strikes' change

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Cheryl Lidel poses for a photo in the Washington Correctional Center in Shelton, Wash. Lidel is among a small group of inmates who are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life who were left o... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this May 9, 2019 photo, Cheryl Lidel poses for a photo in the Washington Correctional Center in Shelton, Wash. Lidel is among a small group of inmates who are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life who were left o...
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Dozens of inmates are set to stay in Washington state prisons for life because were left out of the latest in a multi-year wave of U.S. reforms targeting "three strikes" laws. More>>

The Latest: St. Louis airport reopens after storm shutdown

(KWTV-KOTV via AP). This image made from video provided by KWTV-KOTV shows two funnel clouds formed in Crescent, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2019. An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern P... (KWTV-KOTV via AP). This image made from video provided by KWTV-KOTV shows two funnel clouds formed in Crescent, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2019. An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern P...
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A powerful storm system that spawned dozens of tornado sightings is now causing significant flash flooding in parts of Oklahoma. More>>

New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

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New federal charges have been filed against a man suspected of opening fire in a Southern California synagogue. More>>

At abortion clinics, new laws sow confusion, uncertainty

(AP Photo/Eric Schultz). Escorts, using umbrellas, shield clients from the gestures and voices of anti-abortion activists standing on the sidewalk in front of the Alabama Women's Wellness Center Friday, May 17, 2019 in Huntsville, Ala. The Alabama legi... (AP Photo/Eric Schultz). Escorts, using umbrellas, shield clients from the gestures and voices of anti-abortion activists standing on the sidewalk in front of the Alabama Women's Wellness Center Friday, May 17, 2019 in Huntsville, Ala. The Alabama legi...
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Abortion providers say the flurry of recent state laws restricting abortion has emboldened protesters outside their clinics and created uncertainty about their ability to recruit new doctors and in some cases, even stay open. More>>

Tennessee House speaker to resign amid text message scandal

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). CORRECTS NAME TO CASADA IN THE SECOND SENTENCE - House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin, center, talks with people before a meeting of the House Republican Caucus at a hotel Monday, May 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The caucus ... (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey). CORRECTS NAME TO CASADA IN THE SECOND SENTENCE - House Speaker Glen Casada, R-Franklin, center, talks with people before a meeting of the House Republican Caucus at a hotel Monday, May 20, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. The caucus ...
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Tennessee's embattled House Speaker Glen Casada says he plans to resign following a vote of no confidence by his Republican caucus. More>>

Avenatti expects imminent indictment in Nike extortion case

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Attorney Michael Avenatti says he expects to be indicted in the coming days in New York following his March arrest on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. More>>

States sue over rule allowing clinicians to refuse abortions

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Nearly two dozen states and municipalities are suing the federal government to stop a new rule letting health care providers object to services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs. More>>

Hospital that treated baby cut from womb investigated

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The family of the baby cut from his mother's womb after she was strangled is asking the suburban Chicago hospital why authorities weren't immediately notified when staffers realized another woman claiming to be the mother was lying. More>>

Chinese woman arrested at Mar-a-Lago wants to fire lawyers

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A Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago told a judge she wants to fire her attorneys and represent herself. More>>

LMan gets life for wife's murder; son found body years later

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A Florida man has been sentenced to life in prison for his wife's murder, which was witnessed by their then-toddler son who found his mother's buried body 21 years later. More>>

The Latest: Agency investigating case of baby cut from womb

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The state agency that licenses and inspects health care facilities is investigating a hospital where doctors treated a baby brought in by a woman claiming to be his mother before she was charged with killing the mother and cutting the baby from the womb. More>>

Gov: Abortion ban shows Alabama values 'sanctity of life'

(AP Photo/Butch Dill). Protesters for women's rights march to the Alabama Capitol to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill). Protesters for women's rights march to the Alabama Capitol to protest a law passed last week making abortion a felony in nearly all cases with no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.
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Alabama's governor says the state's new abortion ban she recently signed into law reflects how much state residents value the "sanctity of life," expects no protest fallout on tourism and business recruitment. More>>

Residents describe terror, confusion during RV park shooting

(Auburn Police Department via AP). This booking photo released by the Auburn Police Department on Monday, May 20, 2019, in Auburn, Ala., shows Grady Wayne Wilkes. Wilkes, who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing on... (Auburn Police Department via AP). This booking photo released by the Auburn Police Department on Monday, May 20, 2019, in Auburn, Ala., shows Grady Wayne Wilkes. Wilkes, who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing on...
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Residents recalled moments of confusion and terror as a gunman fired on authorities at an Alabama mobile home park, leaving one police officer dead, 2 others wounded. More>>

Attorneys: Ohio State needs to reveal who knew about abuse Video included

(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Pedestrians walk towards The Ohio State University's athletics facilities, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Richard Strauss, a now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the ... (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Pedestrians walk towards The Ohio State University's athletics facilities, Saturday, May 18, 2019, in Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Richard Strauss, a now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the ...
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Lawyers representing many of the men who say they were sexually abused by a now-dead Ohio State team doctor say the university should release the names of coaches and others who allegedly knew about the abuse but didn't act. More>>

Wilton Gregory installed as new archbishop of Washington

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The Rev. Wilton D. Gregory has been installed as the seventh archbishop of Washington following a pair of high-profile sexual abuse cases that ensnared his two predecessors. More>>

California eyes health care for immigrants in US illegally

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California lawmakers are eyeing proposals that would make the state the first in the nation to offer government-funded health care to adult immigrants living in the country illegally. More>>

Jury set to deliberate in fatal Delaware prison riot

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Jurors are set to begin deliberations in the trial of an inmate accused of leading a riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison during which a guard was killed and other staffers taken hostage. More>>

Jury finds former Somali colonel responsible for torture

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A jury has found a northern Virginia man who once served as a colonel in the Somali Army responsible for torturing a man more than 30 years ago as part of a government campaign against perceived enemies. More>>

Lawyer, vintner plead guilty in college admissions case

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Gordon Caplan, center, arrives at federal court Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Boston, where he is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer). Gordon Caplan, center, arrives at federal court Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Boston, where he is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal.
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A New York lawyer and Napa Valley vintner have admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme. More>>

Airline group predicts another record for summer travel

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Get ready for more jam-packed planes this summer. More>>

Virginia gov's yearbook: Probe of racist photo completed

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A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam. More>>

Jury: Monsanto to pay $2 billion in weed killer cancer case

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A Northern California jury ordered agribusiness giant Monsanto Co. to pay a combined $2.05 billion to a couple who claimed the company's popular weed killer Roundup Ready caused each of their cancer. More>>

The Latest: FAA says Alaska air carrier suspends operations

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Federal officials say an Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations. More>>

Hurricane Center: Andrea will 'degenerate,' no harm to land

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Meteorologists say a low pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of Bermuda has become a subtropical storm. More>>

3 handwritten wills found in Aretha Franklin's home

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A lawyer says three handwritten wills have been found in the Detroit-area home of Aretha Franklin, months after her death, including one that was discovered under cushions in the living room. More>>

Tornadoes flip campers, damage homes in Southern Plains

(KWTV-KOTV via AP). This image made from video provided by KWTV-KOTV shows two funnel clouds formed in Crescent, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2019. An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern P... (KWTV-KOTV via AP). This image made from video provided by KWTV-KOTV shows two funnel clouds formed in Crescent, Okla., Monday, May 20, 2019. An intense storm system that weather forecasters labeled "particularly dangerous" swept through the Southern P...
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A powerful storm system that spawned dozens of tornado sightings is now causing significant flash flooding in parts of Oklahoma. More>>

Colorado seniors graduate weeks after fatal attack at school

(Rachel Short via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Rachel Short shows Kendrick Castillo, who was killed during a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Seniors from the school... (Rachel Short via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by Rachel Short shows Kendrick Castillo, who was killed during a shooting at the STEM School Highlands Ranch on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, in Highlands Ranch, Colo. Seniors from the school...
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Seniors at a Colorado high school where a student was killed trying to stop a shooting nearly two weeks ago graduated Monday. More>>

Police checked kidnapping suspect's room hours before arrest

(The Fort Worth Police Department via AP). This booking photo from the Fort Worth Police Department shows Michael Webb under arrest on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Texas. Webb has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a ... (The Fort Worth Police Department via AP). This booking photo from the Fort Worth Police Department shows Michael Webb under arrest on Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Texas. Webb has been charged in the abduction of an 8-year-old girl who was snatched from a ...
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Authorities say police visited the motel room of a Texas man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old girl but didn't see the child, who was eventually found safe about two hours later. More>>

NTSB: Autopilot was in use before Tesla hit semitrailer

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The National Transportation Safety Board says Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system was in use when one of its cars drove beneath a semitrailer in Florida in March, killing the driver. More>>

Tornadoes on the Plains not as bad as feared; threat remains

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Another round of severe weather, including the possibility of tornadoes, is forecast for the Southern Plains. More>>

5th migrant child dies after detention by US border agents

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The U.S. government says a 16-year-old teenager from Guatemala died Monday at a Border Patrol station in South Texas, the fifth death of a migrant child since December. More>>

US, European officials bring charges in global malware case

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE- This July 27, 2008, file photo shows a, LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software atta... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File). FILE- This July 27, 2008, file photo shows a, LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Officials from the United States and Europe are announcing charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software atta...
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Officials from the U.S. and Europe announce charges against 10 people in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in losses. More>>

Female lawmakers speak about rapes as abortion bills advance

(Brad Nettles/The State via AP). In this May 13, 2019 photo, South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace discusses being sexually assaulted in Columbia, S.C. For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally bro... (Brad Nettles/The State via AP). In this May 13, 2019 photo, South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace discusses being sexually assaulted in Columbia, S.C. For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally bro...
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As more Republican-led states seek to ban most abortions, a growing number of female lawmakers have gone public with painful tales of being raped and in some cases getting a subsequent abortion. More>>

Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse Video included

(WBNS-TV via AP). This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s throug... (WBNS-TV via AP). This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s throug...
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is preparing to respond to investigative findings involving a pattern of sexual abuse of students by a now-dead Ohio State team doctor. More>>

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

(Alabama Law Enforcement Agency via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency shows Grady Wayne Wilkes. Authorities in Alabama are searching for Wilkes, who they say killed one Auburn police officer and wounded two others. ... (Alabama Law Enforcement Agency via AP). This undated photo released by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency shows Grady Wayne Wilkes. Authorities in Alabama are searching for Wilkes, who they say killed one Auburn police officer and wounded two others. ...
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Auburn University has announced that a man suspected of killing one Auburn police officer and wounding two others near campus has been arrested. More>>

Prosecutor: Ex-NFL player raped homeless woman, 2 others

(Hayne Palmour/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr., center, leaves his arraignment in Vista, Calif. Winslow, a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hal... (Hayne Palmour/San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 15, 2018, file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr., center, leaves his arraignment in Vista, Calif. Winslow, a former NFL No. 1 draft pick and son of a Hal...
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Former NFL No. 1 draft pick Kellen Winslow Jr. is going on trial in California on accusations that he raped two woman last year and also raped an unconscious 17-year-old girl. More>>

Tennessee House speaker shrugs off 'no confidence' vote

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Tennessee House Republicans have cast a vote of no confidence in House Speaker Glen Casada, who remains ensnared by a spate of scandals. More>>

New Mexico Little League park plagued by hypodermic needles

(Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP). This May 8, 2019, photo shows hypodermic needles, needle caps, cotton swabs and other drug paraphernalia removed from Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque, N.M. The little... (Jim Thompson/The Albuquerque Journal via AP). This May 8, 2019, photo shows hypodermic needles, needle caps, cotton swabs and other drug paraphernalia removed from Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in Albuquerque, N.M. The little...
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A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's outgoing opioid epidemic. More>>

Mom of 5 slain children sobs on stand at ex-husband's trial

(Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). CORRECTS TOWN TO COLUMBIA NOT LEXINGTON - Amber Kyzer is helped out of the courtroom after breaking down on the witness stand while being questioned during the trial of her ex-husband, Tim Jones, in Columbia, S.C.... (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). CORRECTS TOWN TO COLUMBIA NOT LEXINGTON - Amber Kyzer is helped out of the courtroom after breaking down on the witness stand while being questioned during the trial of her ex-husband, Tim Jones, in Columbia, S.C....
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The mother of five slain children fell into heaving sobs during the death penalty trial of her ex-husband. More>>

1st black woman sworn in as Chicago mayor; vows big reforms Video included

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh,File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, Lori Lightfoot waves to supporters as she speaks at her election night party in Chicago. Lightfoot is coming into the Chicago mayor’s office pledging to overhaul the city’s police force. She isn... (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh,File). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, Lori Lightfoot waves to supporters as she speaks at her election night party in Chicago. Lightfoot is coming into the Chicago mayor’s office pledging to overhaul the city’s police force. She isn...
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Lori Lightfoot is coming into the Chicago mayor's office pledging to overhaul the city's police force. More>>

Texas transgender woman who was beaten in video found dead

(Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP). In this Friday, April 20, 2019 photo, Muhlaysia Booker speaks during a rally in Dallas. Booker, a transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten on April 12 in front of a crowd of peop... (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP). In this Friday, April 20, 2019 photo, Muhlaysia Booker speaks during a rally in Dallas. Booker, a transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten on April 12 in front of a crowd of peop...
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A 23-year-old transgender woman seen on a widely circulated video being beaten in front of a crowd of people has been found dead in a Dallas shooting. More>>

Mother of Trayvon Martin announces run for local office

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 photo, Sybrina Fulton participates in a panel at the National Action Network Convention in New York. Fulton, a mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Marti... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 photo, Sybrina Fulton participates in a panel at the National Action Network Convention in New York. Fulton, a mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Marti...
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The mother of the unarmed black teen who was shot dead by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida in 2012 has formally announced her candidacy to run for local office. More>>

US judge to consider blocking new Mississippi abortion law

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Shannon Brewer, the clinic director at the Jackson Women's Health Organization, watches a monitor with the live feed from security video cameras set throughout the property Friday, May 17, 2019, in Jackson, Miss. Brewer is ... (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Shannon Brewer, the clinic director at the Jackson Women's Health Organization, watches a monitor with the live feed from security video cameras set throughout the property Friday, May 17, 2019, in Jackson, Miss. Brewer is ...
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A federal judge preparing to hear arguments about a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy. More>>

State: Man in church shooting aimed to kill 10 white people

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Emanuel Kidega Samson, center, enters the courtroom for a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Prosecutors have said they're seeking life without parole for 27-year-old Samson, accused of... (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File). FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2019, file photo, Emanuel Kidega Samson, center, enters the courtroom for a hearing in Nashville, Tenn. Prosecutors have said they're seeking life without parole for 27-year-old Samson, accused of...
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The man accused of fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church in September 2017 is slated to face trial. More>>

AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

(AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman uses a smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on d... (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). A woman uses a smartphone outside a Huawei store in Beijing Monday, May 20, 2019. Google is assuring users of Huawei smartphones the American company's services still will work on them following U.S. government restrictions on d...
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AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?. More>>

Judge: Parents of dead West Point cadet can use his sperm

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A judge has cleared the way for the parents of a 21-year-old West Point cadet fatally injured in a skiing accident to use his frozen sperm to produce a child. More>>

Louisiana governor breaks with Democratic Party on abortion

(AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte). Abortion rights supporters protest outside the Louisiana House chamber, objecting to the advancement of a bill that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Melinda Deslatte). Abortion rights supporters protest outside the Louisiana House chamber, objecting to the advancement of a bill that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected, on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La.
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Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has repeatedly bucked national party leaders on abortion rights and is about to do it again. More>>

Obesity surgery benefits may be bigger for teens than adults

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A study finds that teens who have obesity surgery lose as much weight as adults who have the operation and are more likely to have other health problems go away. More>>

American distillers welcome end of tariffs in Canada, Mexico

(AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in a tasting room in Purcellville, Va. American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes ha... (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018 file photo, Catoctin Creek Distillery whiskey is on display in a tasting room in Purcellville, Va. American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration’s trade disputes ha...
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American whiskey producers feeling the pain from the Trump administration's trade disputes have gotten a shot of relief with an agreement that will end retaliatory tariffs that Canada and Mexico slapped on whiskey and other U.S. products. More>>

Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt

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A billionaire technology investor and philanthropist says his family is providing grants to wipe out the student debt of the entire 2019 class at Morehouse College. More>>

Virginia town remembers the high price paid on D-Day

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). In this May 6, 2019, photo, Marguerite Cottrell, sister of John Reynolds, speaks during an interview at a recently opened tribute center for the Bedford Boys in Bedford, Va. Reynolds, had been killed in the D-Day invasion of No... (AP Photo/Steve Helber). In this May 6, 2019, photo, Marguerite Cottrell, sister of John Reynolds, speaks during an interview at a recently opened tribute center for the Bedford Boys in Bedford, Va. Reynolds, had been killed in the D-Day invasion of No...
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The 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy has powerful significance for the small town of Bedford, Virginia. More>>

Temple memorial to Florida shooting victims is set ablaze

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, people gather around the "Temple of Time" in honor of the 17 that were killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018 in Coral Springs, Fla. The temple bu... (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File). FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2019, file photo, people gather around the "Temple of Time" in honor of the 17 that were killed during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018 in Coral Springs, Fla. The temple bu...
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A temple built as a memorial to the 17 victims of a Florida high school mass shooting is burned to the ground in a symbolic gesture of healing. More>>

Hundreds protest Alabama abortion ban: 'My body, my choice!'

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Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban, chanting 'my body, my choice!' and 'vote them out!'. More>>

Pot 'legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question

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'Marijuana legalization 2.0': Social equity becomes a key question as more US states debate allowing pot. More>>

Texas church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre

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A South Texas church where a gunman in 2017 opened fire and killed more than two dozen congregants will unveil a new sanctuary and memorial room honoring the victims. More>>

Tribes, environmentalists battle copper mine in Arizona

(AP Photo/Anita Snow). In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2019, a sign for Sonoita stands in the heart of southeastern Arizona where owners of wineries and other small tourism operations worry that the Rosemont Copper Mine proposed to be built in the ... (AP Photo/Anita Snow). In this photo taken Monday, May 13, 2019, a sign for Sonoita stands in the heart of southeastern Arizona where owners of wineries and other small tourism operations worry that the Rosemont Copper Mine proposed to be built in the ...
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Native American tribes and environmental groups are fighting plans for an open pit copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains of southeastern Arizona, arguing that it could irreparably harm ancestral Indian lands and harm water supplies and wildlife habitat. More>>

Missouri 8-week abortion ban one step from going to governor

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers his State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson on Wednesday, May 15, called on state senators to take action on a bill to ban ab... (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers his State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson on Wednesday, May 15, called on state senators to take action on a bill to ban ab...
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Missouri's Republican-led Senate has passed a wide-ranging bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy, acting only hours after Alabama's governor signed a near-total abortion ban into law. More>>

As states pass restrictive abortion laws, questions surface

(Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Abortion-rights activists react after lawmakers approved a sweeping piece of anti-abortion legislation, a bill that would ban most abortions in the state of Missouri, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Jefferson,... (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Abortion-rights activists react after lawmakers approved a sweeping piece of anti-abortion legislation, a bill that would ban most abortions in the state of Missouri, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Jefferson,...
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As multiple states pass laws banning many abortions, questions have surfaced about what that means for women who might seek an abortion. More>>

Alaska man given Coast Guard medal years after girl's rescue

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Alaska man receives US Coast Guard's second-highest civilian honor for saving girl from drowning when they were both children more than 20 years ago. More>>

House explosion kills 1, injures 2 in southern Indiana city

(Michael Clevegner/Courier Journal via AP). This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly home explosion in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. (Michael Clevegner/Courier Journal via AP). This aerial photo shows the scene of a deadly home explosion in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Sunday, May 19, 2019.
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Authorities say a house exploded in southern Indiana, killing one person, injuring two others and leaving several nearby homes uninhabitable. More>>

Mounting tensions with Iran, China leave oil prices in flux

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A rare mix of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and China is tugging oil prices in opposite directions and creating uncertainty over where they might land. More>>

Trayvon Martin's mom announces run for office in Miami

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 photo, Sybrina Fulton participates in a panel at the National Action Network Convention in New York. Fulton, a mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Marti... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 photo, Sybrina Fulton participates in a panel at the National Action Network Convention in New York. Fulton, a mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Marti...
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A mother who turned to activism after the slaying of her black teen son Trayvon Martin has announced she is running for office in Miami. More>>

Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

(AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). A memorial of flowers, balloons, a cross and photo of victim Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, are displayed on the lawn, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Chicago, outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month. Assistant State's Attor... (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford). A memorial of flowers, balloons, a cross and photo of victim Marlen Ochoa-Lopez, are displayed on the lawn, Friday, May 17, 2019 in Chicago, outside the home where Ochoa-Lopez was murdered last month. Assistant State's Attor...
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Illinois' child welfare agency says it took more than two weeks for someone to alert them that a woman taken to a Chicago hospital with a gravely ill newborn may not be his mother, even though she arrived bloodied and showed no signs of giving birth. More>>

Trump denies plans to fly migrants from border to Florida

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The office of Florida's governor says President Donald Trump told him he wouldn't authorize to fly hundreds of immigrants from the Mexican border to South Florida on a weekly basis. More>>

Defunct steelmaker's 21-story headquarters imploded

(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). Martin Tower, former world headquarters of Bethlehem Steel, implodes Sunday May 19, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the heigh... (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma). Martin Tower, former world headquarters of Bethlehem Steel, implodes Sunday May 19, 2019 in Bethlehem, Pa. Crowds gathered to watch the demolition of the area's tallest building, a 21-story monolith that opened at the heigh...
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Sixteen thousand tons of Bethlehem Steel collapsed in a matter of seconds as a demolition crew imploded Martin Tower, the defunct steelmaker's former world headquarters. More>>

Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Lisa Sasaki, the director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, poses for a photograph in front of the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. On May 18, the Smithsonian Asian P... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Lisa Sasaki, the director of the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, poses for a photograph in front of the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall in Washington, Monday, May 13, 2019. On May 18, the Smithsonian Asian P...
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Asian Americans are pushing for a Smithsonian gallery of their own on the National Mall, which already has buildings dedicated to Native Americans and African Americans. More>>

Celeb chef José Andrés calls fired cafeteria worker a 'hero'

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The plight of a fired school cafeteria worker in New Hampshire has caught the attention of award-winning chef Jose Andres. More>>

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones calls new abortion ban 'shameful' Video included

(Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP). This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans who support the mea... (Hal Yeager/Alabama Governor's Office via AP). This photograph released by the state shows Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signing a bill that virtually outlaws abortion in the state on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala. Republicans who support the mea...
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Alabama's Republican governor has signed a bill into law criminalizing abortion in nearly all cases, with no exceptions for rape or incest. More>>

Mongols biker club fined $500,000 but keeps logo trademarks

(AP Photo/Ric Francis, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008, file photo, a the Mongols motorcycle club's logo is displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles. A federal judge on Friday, May 17, 2019, fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a rack... (AP Photo/Ric Francis, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2008, file photo, a the Mongols motorcycle club's logo is displayed at a news conference in Los Angeles. A federal judge on Friday, May 17, 2019, fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a rack...
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A federal judge in California has fined the Mongols motorcycle club $500,000 in a racketeering case but still won't let the government strip the club of its trademarked logo. More>>

Digital billboard catches fire in Times Square

(WABC TV via AP). In this image from video provided by WABC TV, flames shoot from the digital billboard at 3 Times Square in New York City, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the b... (WABC TV via AP). In this image from video provided by WABC TV, flames shoot from the digital billboard at 3 Times Square in New York City, Saturday, May 18, 2019. The Fire Department says no injuries have been reported and there was no damage to the b...
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Firefighters have responded to the scene of digital billboard on fire in Times Square. More>>

Tornadoes rake Southern Plains; more severe weather expected

(Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP). Wesley Mantooth lifts a wooden chair out a window of the home of his father, Robert, in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Many residents said a tornado struck in the early morning hours. (Ronald W. Erdrich/The Abilene Reporter-News via AP). Wesley Mantooth lifts a wooden chair out a window of the home of his father, Robert, in Abilene, Texas, on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Many residents said a tornado struck in the early morning hours.
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A spate of tornadoes raked across the Southern Plains, leaving damage but no major injuries, and parts of the region were bracing for more severe thunderstorms and possible flooding. More>>

Stormy Daniels agrees to dismiss lawsuit against ex-lawyer

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Porn actress Stormy Daniels has agreed to dismiss a lawsuit that accused her former lawyer of colluding with President Donald Trump's ex-lawyer, Michael Cohen, to have her deny having an affair with Trump. More>>

The Latest: Alabama executes man for 1997 quadruple killing

(Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). FILE - This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Michael Brandon Samra. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey refused a reprieve for Samra, an inmate set for execution Thursday, May 16, 2019, night f... (Alabama Department of Corrections via AP). FILE - This photo provided by the Alabama Department of Corrections shows Michael Brandon Samra. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey refused a reprieve for Samra, an inmate set for execution Thursday, May 16, 2019, night f...
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Alabama has executed a man for a quadruple killing in 1997 that followed a dispute over use of a pickup truck. More>>

Less fat, more fruit may cut risk of dying of breast cancer

(Katie Alaimo/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, produce is displayed for sale at a farmers market in Kalamazoo, Mich. A study released on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more frui... (Katie Alaimo/Kalamazoo Gazette via AP). FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, produce is displayed for sale at a farmers market in Kalamazoo, Mich. A study released on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more frui...
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A large experiment finds that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman's risk of dying of breast cancer. More>>

Missouri's GOP-led Legislature passes 8-week abortion ban

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers his State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson on Wednesday, May 15, called on state senators to take action on a bill to ban ab... (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2019, file photo, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson delivers his State of the State address in Jefferson City, Mo. Parson on Wednesday, May 15, called on state senators to take action on a bill to ban ab...
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Missouri's Republican-led Legislature is expected to pass a bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. More>>

Columbine school shooting survivor found dead in home

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A Colorado man who survived the 1999 Columbine school shooting and later became an advocate for fighting addiction has died. More>>

Attorney: Ex-Ohio State football players among those abused Video included

(WBNS-TV via AP). This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s throug... (WBNS-TV via AP). This 1992 image made from video provided by WBNS-TV, shows Dr. Richard Strauss. A report released on Friday, May 17, 2017, found that the now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s throug...
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Victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor are reacting with shock, grief and anger at investigative findings that validated a heinous pattern of sexual abuse that many of them say they experienced as young men and then worked to forget for decades. More>>

Court hears 2 cases against Trump's plan for border wall

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A federal judge in California will consider a challenge to President Donald Trump's plan to tap billions of dollars from the Defense and Treasury departments to build his prized border wall with Mexico. More>>

Prosecutor: Mom plotted to kill pregnant woman, steal baby

(Chicago Police Department via AP). This booking photo provided by the Chicago Police Department, Thursday, May 16, 2019, shows Clarisa Figueroa, who is charged in the death of 19-year-old expectant mother Marlen Ochoa-Lopez. First-degree murder charge... (Chicago Police Department via AP). This booking photo provided by the Chicago Police Department, Thursday, May 16, 2019, shows Clarisa Figueroa, who is charged in the death of 19-year-old expectant mother Marlen Ochoa-Lopez. First-degree murder charge...
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A prosecutor says a pregnant Chicago teen who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers. More>>

Ammo from crashed F-16 safely destroyed

(KABC-TV via AP). This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows where an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019. Maj. Perry Covington, director of pub... (KABC-TV via AP). This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows where an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse just outside March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif., Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2019. Maj. Perry Covington, director of pub...
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A fire official says it's 'a miracle' there was no explosion after an F-16 fighter jet plowed into a warehouse near a Southern California air base. More>>

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