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US veteran who survived blast receives penis transplant

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Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

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Americans overwhelmingly think that teachers aren't paid enough, and half said they'd even support higher taxes to get them raises. More>>

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

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A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. More>>

Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

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Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program. More>>

Cosby defense blocked from using deposition; trial nears end

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Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations. More>>

'It was life or death,' says man who snatched gunman's AR-15

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The man who wrestled the gun away from the Nashville's Waffle House shooting suspect says he decided if he was to die, gunman would "have to work to kill me.". More>>

The Latest: Prosecutors downplay Cosby travel records

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The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't allow his lawyers to introduce testimony they say would shed light on the possible motivation of the comedian's chief accuser. More>>

In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

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The Denver Post's cry for help in the form of an editorial pleading for new ownership resonated nationally. More>>

Woman held in 2 deaths likely to be extradited to Florida

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A woman being held in Texas on charges that she killed two people in separate states, including her husband, will likely be sent to Florida for prosecution. More>>

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

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Regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claims that Ohio's largest online charter school used new software that it installed in 2016 to intentionally inflate attendance figures. More>>

US raises Nicaragua threat level, pulls diplomats' families

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The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some if its employees amid a string of deadly protests. More>>

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

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The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. More>>

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

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Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions. More>>

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

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US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children. More>>

Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

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An Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane will be remembered at a memorial service. More>>

Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

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A British cybersecurity expert once hailed as a hero for stopping a computer virus will be in federal court in Milwaukee to try to weaken a criminal case against him by having his post-arrest statements tossed. More>>

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

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Fifty years ago this week, students occupied five buildings at New York's Columbia University and shut down the Ivy League campus in a protest over racism and the Vietnam war. More>>

18 Syracuse students out of classes after offensive videos

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Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person. More>>

'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

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"A Quiet Place" and "Rampage" are fighting it out again for the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend and easily beating newcomers like Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" and "Super Troopers 2.". More>>

Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old

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Shipwreck hunters say they may have found the remains of a schooner that went down in Lake Erie nearly two centuries ago. More>>

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

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Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" films has died at age 49. More>>

Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

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A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people to win a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. More>>

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

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The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect's firearms card was revoked

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Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. More>>

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

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Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem. More>>

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

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The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA. More>>

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch. More>>

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile Video included

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A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each. More>>

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

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A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections. More>>

Trial set to begin for ex-Arizona lawmaker in Alaska killing

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A disgraced former Arizona legislator accused of killing a man in southeast Alaska in 2016 is scheduled to stand trial, starting this week. More>>

Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

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Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire. More>>

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

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Mitt Romney has one of the best-known names in politics, but he still must face down nearly a dozen Utah contenders in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat. More>>

4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

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Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. More>>

Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire

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A statue has been unveiled honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. More>>

Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

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Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations. More>>

Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'

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The man who wrestled the gun away from the Nashville's Waffle House shooting suspect says he decided if he was to die, gunman would "have to work to kill me.". More>>

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

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A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. More>>

Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

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Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help. More>>

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

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A Virginia photographer who won the Pulitzer Prize for a photo of a fatal car attack the day of a white nationalist rally is the latest in a series of newspaper employees who have won journalism's top honor but left the struggling industry. More>>

420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

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Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed. More>>

Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

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A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. More>>

Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal

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An entrepreneur wants to bring a global trend to the U.S. and put commercial airport terminals in the hands of private companies instead of the government. More>>

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered Video included

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As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady. More>>

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

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A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. More>>

The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library Video included

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Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. More>>

FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

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The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems. More>>

After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da'

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A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia. More>>

Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court

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A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. More>>

The Latest: Romney promises hard campaign in Senate primary

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Mitt Romney has been forced into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. More>>

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

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President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president. More>>

High holiday: Pot fans join 420 smoke-out in San Francisco

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Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts flocked to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for the annual April 20 high holiday that culminated with the crowd sparking up at 4:20 p.m. More>>

Kansas officials boost projected tax collections by $540M

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Kansas officials have issued a new fiscal forecast that boosts projected tax collections by a total of $540 million through June 2019. More>>

In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

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Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control. More>>

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been charged with a felony related to his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign. More>>

Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

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Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants. More>>

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

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The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City. More>>

Hot potato: Dems shy from Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump

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California billionaire Tom Steyer is spending millions of his own money on a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, but many Democratic candidates are shying away from that idea. More>>

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

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A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure to many in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. More>>

About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing Video included

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As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady. More>>

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

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Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. More>>

The Latest: Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer cooperating in inquiry

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A federal judge in Los Angeles has told lawyers for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen that he needs to file a declaration in court in order to delay a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels. More>>

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

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Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. More>>

Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn't around for assault

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Bill Cosby's lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand's confidante before deliberations get underway next week. More>>

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

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A judge has ruled a high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest. More>>

Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

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Southwest offers apology and compensation to passengers involved in emergency landing incident. More>>

USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit

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USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper's investigation into the organization's child abuse reporting practices. More>>

Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

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The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

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Americans are largely pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and China in the next year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un over nuclear weapons, nearly half also expect things to get worse with North Korea. More>>

Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher pay

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Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding. More>>

Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

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Woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida captured at a South Texas resort. More>>

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

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Authorities identify dead shooter of two Florida sheriff's deputies were fatally shot through the window of a Chinese restaurant. More>>

Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

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The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has been sentenced to life in prison for making the deadly smuggling run. More>>

The Latest: Former President George HW Bush greets mourners Video included

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A spray of flowers covers the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of the Houston church where mourners are waiting to pay their final respects. More>>

Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans

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The killing of a homeless man from the Navajo Nation in Albuquerque is again exposing the heightened threats and dangers many say Native Americans coping with homelessness face in New Mexico's largest city. More>>

Suspended fraternity: Offensive video was 'satirical sketch'

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A fraternity suspended at New York's Syracuse University over an offensive video says the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch.". More>>

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills Video included

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Barbara Bush came up with the idea of focusing on literacy as first lady during a jog in 1978, the year her husband considered his first run for president. More>>

Mother who put children in suitcase charged with child abuse

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A 26-year-old Michigan mother accused of leaving her 11-month-old twin daughters in a suitcase along a curb with trash has been charged with child abuse. More>>

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

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US airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. More>>

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

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Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks where they were waiting for a business meeting say they wonder how an everyday encounter could escalate into a police confrontation that left them fearing for their lives. More>>

Correction: School Security-Illinois story

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Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists. More>>

National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students

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Undeterred by immigration politics, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a Washington state classroom for refugees that runs on the same promise that's bestowed upon children and fuels newcomers to the American dream. More>>

Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients

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Married patients with melanoma are slightly more likely to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than unmarried patients. More>>

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

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While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school. More>>

Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

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Alabama man convicted in 1989 mail-bomb slaying of federal judge is executed, oldest prisoner put to death in US since it resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1970s. More>>

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

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The potential for Arizona teachers to launch a first-ever statewide strike has school districts and parents making contingency plans despite a lack of clarity about what may happen and when. More>>

Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

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Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed him. More>>

Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston Video included

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The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston's City Hall. More>>

Reward doubled to $20K after 700 pounds of dynamite stolen

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Federal authorities have doubled the reward to $20,000 for information on the theft of hundreds of explosives from a worksite in Pennsylvania. More>>

US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

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US health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices. More>>

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

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A two-year probe into the overdose death of music superstar Prince is reaching a critical stage as a county prosecutor reveals whether criminal charges will be filed. More>>

Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas

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Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband, then a woman in southwest Florida captured at a South Texas resort. More>>

At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

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Bill Cosby's lawyers have turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial. More>>

The Latest: Doctor said Prince 'doesn't look really well'

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A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. More>>

Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying

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Inmate convicted in mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed in 1989 is set to be executed as the oldest prisoner put to death in US in modern times. More>>

Gym employees accuse black member of not paying, call cops

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Employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company. More>>

The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

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Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying. More>>

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that President Donald Trump's administration cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that don't cooperate with its immigration enforcement. More>>

Passing motorist rescues woman trapped in Montana flood

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A witness is recounting the dramatic rescue of a woman trapped on top her vehicle surrounded by rushing floodwaters in northern Montana. More>>

The Latest: Cosby expert doubts impact of small blue pills

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The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is rejecting the defense's fifth bid for a mistrial. More>>

San Francisco reverses course, controversial statue to stand

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San Francisco authorities reversed a decision to remove a 19th century statue near City Hall that some say is degrading to Native Americans. More>>

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying Video included

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The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation. More>>

Texas deputy stumbles upon suspect in Vegas picnic shooting

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Authorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle. More>>

Evidence of an oil spill was obvious, but was it a crime?

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A Texas company that owns an oil pipeline that spilled 140,000 gallons (53,000 liters) of crude along the Santa Barbara coast faces a criminal trial three years after the disaster. More>>

The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

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A Texas firefighter on the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia says his wife gave him the OK to aid a woman who had been partially blown through a damaged window. More>>

Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

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A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of Idaho's Sun Valley ski resort. More>>

Man charged after 3-year-old daughter shoots mother

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Police: Indiana man charged after 3-year-old daughter accidentally shoots pregnant mother with a loaded gun he'd left in her car. More>>

The Latest: Police chief apologizes to men from Starbucks

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Philadelphia's police commissioner is apologizing to two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in the city. More>>

Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

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A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. More>>

Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

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Protesters at New York's Syracuse University have demanded that the school release video showing racist and sexist behavior by members of a now-suspended fraternity. More>>

Police: Utah parents planned murder-suicide that killed kids

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Police documents say a couple who recently moved to Utah from Switzerland planned together a murder suicide that left their family of four dead, including buying sleeping pills researching gunshot wounds. More>>

8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

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Authorities say thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization. More>>

Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

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A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care. More>>

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

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The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they've seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly. More>>

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. More>>

Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

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An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. More>>

With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

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How can you sleep at night? With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify to Congress about sex-abuse cases. More>>

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck

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Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage. More>>

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

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Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma. More>>

'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay

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The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. More>>

Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash

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A New Jersey environmental group's list of trash its volunteers picked up from the state's beaches includes plenty of bizarre items. More>>

Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

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Former Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will carry an $85,000 price tag, higher than his three predecessors combined. More>>

California reaches deal on National Guard border mission

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife Video included

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Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy. More>>

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

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Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S. More>>

Nanny who killed kids while parents away convicted of murder

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A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted of murder. More>>

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

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New research suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have scored some of their biggest wins until now in less common cancer types. More>>

Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

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The handcuffed arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks served as a fresh reminder of the perils of "retail racism" that African-Americans and minorities encounter on a regular basis. More>>

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

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The terrifying string of events on Flight 1380 brought out acts of bravery among passengers and crew and drew across-the-board praise for the pilot. More>>

Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom

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Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom. More>>

Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona teachers

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Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation and they're weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests. More>>

Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

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Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. More>>

Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

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Slide Fire, the maker of bump stock devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to shoot continuously, is shutting down its business. More>>

Regulators to require inspections after jet engine explosion

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The National Transportation Safety Board says a preliminary examination of the blown jet engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia showed evidence of 'metal fatigue'. More>>

'That's how she's wired': Pilot lauded for handling crisis

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The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly sucked out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation. More>>

The Latest: Southwest pilots: 'Our hearts are heavy' Video included

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The Philadelphia medical examiner has released the cause of death of a woman killed when she was partially blown out of a window on a Southwest Airlines plane after an engine failure. More>>

Minnesota prosecutors plan announcement on Prince death

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Prosecutors in Minnesota plan an announcement on the two-year investigation into Prince's death from a drug overdose. More>>

Kansas militia members convicted of Somali refugee bomb plot

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A federal jury has found three men guilty of plotting to bomb a mosque and apartment complex housing Somali refugees in Kansas. More>>

The Latest: SpaceX rocket booster lands on floating platform

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft rockets away. More>>

Bank executive killed in jet tragedy remembered as selfless

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A New Mexico bank executive who died on Southwest Airlines flight was remembered Wednesday as a dedicated the mother of two who helped others find jobs, volunteered around Albuquerque and brought often fractious sides together. More>>

Snowmelt floods roads, fields in much of northern Montana

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Snowmelt is washing out roads, flooding fields and spilling rivers and streams over their banks in much of northern Montana. More>>

Missouri governor banks on public backing in not resigning

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defying calls to resign from top Republican lawmakers in his own party and instead banking on support of regular Republican voters enamored by his populist campaign. More>>

Proposed Illinois ban on youth tackle football dead for now

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The sponsor of a proposal to ban Illinois children younger than 12 from playing tackle football tells The Associated Press the measure lacks the votes to pass this session. More>>

Student from Zambia fights to compete in US poetry contest

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A federal judge will hear arguments in the case of an immigrant high school poet who is suing to compete in a government-funded national poetry competition. More>>

The Latest: Cosby defense case to resume Thursday

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Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the eighth day of his sexual assault retrial. More>>

Excavator blamed for island-wide blackout in Puerto Rico

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An island-wide blackout has hit Puerto Rico, which is struggling with an increasingly unstable power grid nearly seven months after Hurricane Maria hit the U.S. territory. More>>

Winds ease but deadly wildfires endure in Southwest US

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Firefighters are battling massive wildfires that have destroyed homes and other buildings in parts of Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma. More>>

Confederate flag-bearing trucks park outside Michigan school

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Pickup trucks bearing Confederate flags have been parking across from a high school central Michigan, leading some students to counter-protest against racism and bigotry. More>>

Northwest high-voltage transmission lines OK'd by officials

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Federal officials have approved routes for two high-voltage transmission lines in southwestern Idaho intended to modernize the Pacific Northwest's energy grid. More>>

School shooting survivor calls for investment firm boycott

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A survivor of a mass shooting that killed 17 at a Florida high school is calling for a boycott of two of what he calls the biggest investors in gun manufacturers _ BlackRock and The Vanguard Group. More>>

'Poop Train' full of NYC sewage raises stink in Alabama town

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'It smells like death:' Alabama endures 'poop train' rolling into town from New York City. More>>

California city sued over vote to opt out of 'sanctuary'

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Residents in the tiny Southern California city of Los Alamitos are suing following a vote by elected officials to exempt the community from a state law limiting police collaboration with immigration authorities. More>>

Arkansas judge again demonstrates against death penalty

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An Arkansas judge prohibited from hearing execution cases has again demonstrated against the death penalty outside the governor's mansion, laying down on a cot in a scene identical to the protest that prompted his disqualification last year. More>>

Waze causing LA traffic headaches, city council member says

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A Los Angeles councilman is asking the city to consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes. More>>

Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC Video included

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Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the first lady was real. More>>

APNewsBreak: Lithuanian claims pedophile ring in extradition

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A former Lithuanian judge and parliamentarian jailed in Chicago at her homeland's request says she fears death if she's extradited because she helped expose an alleged network of pedophiles. More>>

Organs from drug overdoses could help transplant shortage

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Overdoses are fueling organ donations and new study offers reassurance that they can be an appropriate option for some transplant candidates. More>>

Pilot of Southwest flight with blown engine was Navy fighter Video included

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Southwest Airlines pilot who made an emergency landing after the jet apparently blew an engine in flight is being praised for helping to prevent a far worse tragedy. More>>

Bill Cosby's graphic testimony could undercut his defense

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Prosecutors are building to the conclusion of their case against comedian Bill Cosby in his sexual assault retrial. More>>

Trump builds on Obama opioid policy

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Building on Obama-era policy, Trump administration sees medication-based treatment as key to lowering overdose deaths from opioids. More>>

Police: Man arrested at Taylor Swift house had knife, rope

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Authorities say a man arrested outside a Beverly Hills home owned by Taylor Swift was wearing a mask and rubber gloves, had a knife, rope and ammunition, and told police he had driven from his Colorado home to see the singer who was not there at the time. More>>

APNewsBreak: Trump campaign rebukes Indiana candidate signs

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Donald Trump's re-election campaign is demanding that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs giving the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican's Senate bid. More>>

Correction: Barbara Bush-Marriage story Video included

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Former first couple George and Barbara Bush's relationship is a true love story, described by granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager as "remarkable.". More>>

George and Barbara Bush, a 'storybook' 73-year marriage Video included

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Former first couple George and Barbara Bush's relationship was a true love story, described by granddaughter Jenna Bush Hager as "remarkable.". More>>

Killing of police officer renews calls for death penalty

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The killing of a Massachusetts police officer has some Republicans calling for the reinstatement of the death penalty for the murder of law enforcement officers. More>>

Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 Video included

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Family spokesman: Former first lady Barbara Bush, mother of President George W. Bush, dies at age 92. More>>

Stormy Daniels' big reveal: sketch of man who threatened her

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The porn actress alleging a sexual affair with President Donald Trump says she is "done being bullied.". More>>

New Mexico mourns bank executive killed on Southwest plane Video included

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Family, friends and community leaders in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are mourning the death of a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines flight home from a business trip to New York. More>>

Mudslide survivors find hope in recovered belongings

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Months after the mudslides nearly wiped the small community of Montecito off the map and killed 23 people, those who survived are still looking for and finding their belongings in the deep and hardened sludge. More>>

Starbucks to close stores for an afternoon for bias training Video included

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Through the looking glass: Arrest of black men is a blow to the inclusive image Starbucks has cultivated. More>>

Jet with engine, window damage makes emergency landing

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A Southwest Airlines plane has made an emergency landing at Philadelphia's airport, and video from the scene appears to show a damaged engine. More>>

Barbara Bush brought plainspoken, grandmotherly style to DC Video included

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Barbara Bush didn't hesitate to tell people that her trademark pearl necklaces were fake. Americans liked that everything else about the first lady was real. More>>

Wyoming district allows armed staff in area cited by DeVos

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Wyoming district spotlighted in guns-in-schools debate to vote on arming teachers. More>>

GOP legislative leaders call on Missouri governor to resign

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Missouri lawmakers are returning to the Capitol amid turmoil in Republican Gov. Eric Greitens' office. More>>

The Latest: Funeral arrangements set for Barbara Bush Video included

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Former President Lyndon Johnson's daughter, Lynda Johnson Robb, says she smiles when she thinks of Barbara Bush, saying her candor was always refreshing and her grace was endless. More>>

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