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(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File). FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, origami cranes, a symbol of peace, hang in the Columbine High School library in Littleton, Colo., near where several survivors and family members of the victims gathered to spe... (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File). FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, origami cranes, a symbol of peace, hang in the Columbine High School library in Littleton, Colo., near where several survivors and family members of the victims gathered to spe...

Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

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A Colorado community is marking the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School that killed 13 people and injured 24 others with community service projects and a remembrance ceremony. More>>

Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

(The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). This Nov. 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo  in Topeka, Kansas.  City officials say Sanjiv, mauled a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019 in a secured indoor space at the zoo.  Top... (The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). This Nov. 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kansas. City officials say Sanjiv, mauled a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019 in a secured indoor space at the zoo. Top...
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City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas. More>>

Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

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Authorities say a New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. More>>

Arkansas faces new court fight over sedative for executions

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE--In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, in New York. A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates in Arkansas has renewed a court ... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE--In this Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016, file photo, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge speaks to reporters at Trump Tower, in New York. A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates in Arkansas has renewed a court ...
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A federal lawsuit filed by death row inmates has renewed a court fight over whether the sedative Arkansas uses for lethal injections causes torturous executions, two years after it raced to put eight inmates to death in 11 days before its batch expired. More>>

United Methodists edge toward breakup over LGBT policies

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). A gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan., on Friday, April 19, 2019. There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist a... (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). A gay pride rainbow flag flies along with the U.S. flag in front of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village, Kan., on Friday, April 19, 2019. There's at least one area of agreement among conservative, centrist a...
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United Methodist Church is on a path toward likely breakup over differences on same-sex marriage and ordination of LGBT pastors. More>>

Parents who starved and shackled children sentenced to life

(Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins... (Watchara Phomicinda/The Orange County Register via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo Louise Turpin, left, and her husband, David Turpin, right, appear for a preliminary hearing in Superior Court in Riverside, Calif. The Turpins...
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A California couple who starved a dozen of their children and shackled some to beds face sentencing for years of abuse. More>>

Texas cancer center ousts 3 over Chinese data theft concerns

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A prominent cancer center in Houston says it has ousted three scientists whom federal authorities suggested are involved in Chinese efforts to steal American research. More>>

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

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A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. More>>

The Latest: 12 students,1 teacher killed honored at ceremony

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A woman looks over the stories of the slain before a vigil at the memorial for the victims of the massacre at Columbine High School nearly 20 years ago Friday, April 19, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A woman looks over the stories of the slain before a vigil at the memorial for the victims of the massacre at Columbine High School nearly 20 years ago Friday, April 19, 2019, in Littleton, Colo.
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A steady stream of people are visiting a memorial to the 13 people killed at Columbine High School 20 years ago ahead of a remembrance ceremony in suburban Denver. More>>

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

(Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP). Fallen trees and street signs litter the grass off Highway 220 North after a tornado touched down in Franklin County, Va., Friday, April 19, 2019. (Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP). Fallen trees and street signs litter the grass off Highway 220 North after a tornado touched down in Franklin County, Va., Friday, April 19, 2019.
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A strong storm system barreling through the South has killed an 8-year-old girl in Florida and was threatening tornadoes in large parts of the Carolinas and southern Virginia. More>>

Washington state lawmaker's comments raise ire of nurses

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A Washington state lawmaker has raised the ire of nurses by commenting in a speech on the Senate floor that some nurses may spend a lot of time playing cards on their breaks. More>>

How many cherries in frozen pie? FDA may soon drop rules

(AP Photo/Paul Sakuma). FILE - This Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 file photo shows a frozen cherry pie in a store's freezer in Palo Alto, Calif. In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to propose getting rid of a federal standard for frozen cherr... (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma). FILE - This Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 file photo shows a frozen cherry pie in a store's freezer in Palo Alto, Calif. In 2019, the Food and Drug Administration is preparing to propose getting rid of a federal standard for frozen cherr...
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President Donald Trump may soon be able to claim a sweet victory for his deregulation push: Officials are preparing to get rid of decades-old rules for frozen cherry pies. More>>

Corporate America embraces 420 as pot legalization grows

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This March 22, 2019 file photo shows a bud on a marijuana plant at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. U.S. retail sales of cannabis products jumped to $10.5 bi... (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - This March 22, 2019 file photo shows a bud on a marijuana plant at Compassionate Care Foundation's medical marijuana dispensary in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. U.S. retail sales of cannabis products jumped to $10.5 bi...
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April 20 is the day stoners decades ago chose to celebrate their love of marijuana, but as pot legalization expands some mainstream brands are joining the party. More>>

Two-wave US flu season is now the longest in a decade

(Dr. Michael Shaw, Doug Jordan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP). FILE - This 2011 electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows H3N2 influenza virions. In January 2019, the flu season was s... (Dr. Michael Shaw, Doug Jordan/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via AP). FILE - This 2011 electron microscope image provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows H3N2 influenza virions. In January 2019, the flu season was s...
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US flu season drags on, becoming the longest in recent history. More>>

Cancer-causing chemical taints water after California blaze

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Water officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, which was decimated by a wildfire last year, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene. More>>

Oklahoma City bombing 'Survivor Tree' DNA to live on

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this April 19, 2010 file photo, people gather under the Survivor Tree at the Oklahoma City National Memorial during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As part of the city's annu... (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this April 19, 2010 file photo, people gather under the Survivor Tree at the Oklahoma City National Memorial during a ceremony marking the 15th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing. As part of the city's annu...
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Oklahoma City is using science and technology to sustain the DNA of a tree symbolizing hope 24 years after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism on US soil. More>>

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019.
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally. More>>

Fake news? Mueller isn't buying it

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Marine One with President Donald Trump aboard, departs the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-lago estate to spend... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). Marine One with President Donald Trump aboard, departs the South Lawn of the White House, Thursday, April 18, 2019, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. President Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-lago estate to spend...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller delivered his own verdict on the president's contention that unfavorable stories are 'fake news': he isn't buying it. More>>

Family detention space goes unused as Trump warns of crisis

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families, in Karnes City, Texas. The Trump administrati... (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, detained immigrant children line up in the cafeteria at the Karnes County Residential Center, a detention center for immigrant families, in Karnes City, Texas. The Trump administrati...
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President Donald Trump's administration regularly complains about having to "catch and release" migrants. More>>

Probation for man who sent powder to Trump sons, others

(Beverly Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This booking photo released Thursday, March 1, 2018, by the Beverly Police Department shows Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, Mass., accused of mailing five envelopes containing a white powder. Prosecutors a... (Beverly Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This booking photo released Thursday, March 1, 2018, by the Beverly Police Department shows Daniel Frisiello, of Beverly, Mass., accused of mailing five envelopes containing a white powder. Prosecutors a...
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A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters filled with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons and others has been sentenced to five years of probation. More>>

Charges at Minnesota cop's trial offer jury range of options

(David Joles/Star Tribune via AP). Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, is accompanied by his attorneys Peter Wold, not pictured, and Thomas Plunkett, right, as he walks towards the Hennepin County Government Center for opening argum... (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP). Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, is accompanied by his attorneys Peter Wold, not pictured, and Thomas Plunkett, right, as he walks towards the Hennepin County Government Center for opening argum...
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Prosecutors have given jurors hearing the case against a former Minneapolis police officer who shot an unarmed 911 caller multiple options. More>>

NYC Ballet must rehire 2 dancers fired over nude photos

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An arbitrator has ordered New York City Ballet to reinstate two male dancers who were fired for sharing nude photos of women and sexually explicit texts. More>>

National Enquirer being sold to former newsstand mogul

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The National Enquirer is being sold to the former head of airport newsstand company. More>>

Undersheriff: Teen's death likely preceded Colorado manhunt

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An undersheriff who led the search for a Florida teen whose actions prompted tightened security at Columbine High School says she likely killed herself before police launched a massive manhunt. More>>

Heiress pleads guilty in NXIVM sex slave case

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A wealthy heiress has pleaded guilty to charges implicating her in a sex-trafficking conspiracy case against an upstate New York self-help group. More>>

Judge: Resumption of US coal sales by Trump needs review

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A federal judge in Montana says the Trump administration failed to consider the environmental effects of resuming coal sales from federal lands, but stopped short of halting future sales. More>>

Storms in South kill girl in Florida, bring tornado threat

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Sonya Banes looks at damage caused by a large oak tree that crashed through the ceiling of her mother's house in Learned, Miss., Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined communi... (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). Sonya Banes looks at damage caused by a large oak tree that crashed through the ceiling of her mother's house in Learned, Miss., Thursday, April 18, 2019. Several homes were damaged by fallen trees in the tree lined communi...
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Strong storms are roaring across the South on Friday, after killing two Mississippi drivers and a woman in Alabama and leaving more than 100,000 people without power across Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. More>>

Columbine focuses on healing as questions loom after manhunt

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A lone bicycle stands in the rack outside East High School, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly "infatuated"... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). A lone bicycle stands in the rack outside East High School, Wednesday, April 17, 2019, in Denver. Denver-area public schools closed Wednesday as the FBI hunted for an armed young Florida woman who was allegedly "infatuated"...
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Authorities want to ensure that a Florida teenager who was obsessed with the Columbine school shooting was acting alone as dozens of Denver-area schools plan to reopen following a region-wide hunt for the young woman. More>>

Hurricane Michael gets an upgrade to rare Category 5 status

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Weather forecasters have updgraded last fall's Hurricane Michael from a Category 4 storm to a Category 5. More>>

America's 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

(NASA via AP). In this 1960 photo made available by NASA, Jerrie Cobb prepares to operate the Multi-Axis Space Test Inertia Facility (MASTIF) at the Lewis Research Center in Ohio.  The three-axis rig was developed to train Project Mercury pilots in bri... (NASA via AP). In this 1960 photo made available by NASA, Jerrie Cobb prepares to operate the Multi-Axis Space Test Inertia Facility (MASTIF) at the Lewis Research Center in Ohio. The three-axis rig was developed to train Project Mercury pilots in bri...
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NASA's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has died. More>>

Private cargo ship brings Easter feast to the space station

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A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station following a 1 ½-day journey from Virginia. More>>

Appeals court weighs Trump permit for Keystone XL pipeline

(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta.  Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline say President Donald Trump acted i... (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. Opponents of the long-stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline say President Donald Trump acted i...
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U.S. Justice Department attorneys want an appeals court to let construction proceed on the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada, but opponents say President Donald Trump is trying to skirt the law by issuing a new permit for the project. More>>

US authorities issue warning after group stops migrants

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U.S. authorities are warning citizens not to take the law into their own hands after a group patrolling the U.S.-Mexico border stopped hundreds of migrants when they crossed into southern New Mexico this week. More>>

St Patrick's suspect previously arrested at other cathedral

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). This Sept. 6, 2018, photo shows St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. A New Jersey man has been arrested outside the cathedral with two jugs of gasoline. Police say church personnel stopped the 37-year-old man from entering the ... (AP Photo/Richard Drew). This Sept. 6, 2018, photo shows St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. A New Jersey man has been arrested outside the cathedral with two jugs of gasoline. Police say church personnel stopped the 37-year-old man from entering the ...
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A New Jersey man has been arrested after entering St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City with two cans of gasoline. More>>

Report release an event unsuited to instant media world

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Photojournalists photograph four pages of the Mueller Report laid on the witness table in the House Intelligence Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen). Photojournalists photograph four pages of the Mueller Report laid on the witness table in the House Intelligence Committee hearing room on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, April 18, 2019.
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News organizations scrambled to summarize the findings of special counsel Mueller's report as cameras rolled. More>>

Judge voids rules aimed at reforming ultra-Orthodox schools

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this April 26, 2018 file photo, a Jewish boy walks to a yeshiva in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Thursday, April 18, 2019, a judge has struck down New York State Education Department guidelines for ensuri... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE- In this April 26, 2018 file photo, a Jewish boy walks to a yeshiva in the Brooklyn borough of New York. On Thursday, April 18, 2019, a judge has struck down New York State Education Department guidelines for ensuri...
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A judge has struck down New York State Education Department guidelines aimed at reforming ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools. More>>

Washington set to be 1st state with long-term care benefit

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this April 11, 2019 photo, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, listens to debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Jinkins is the sponsor of a measure that has Washington poised to become the first state to est... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). In this April 11, 2019 photo, Rep. Laurie Jinkins, D-Tacoma, listens to debate on the House floor at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. Jinkins is the sponsor of a measure that has Washington poised to become the first state to est...
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Washington is poised to become the first state to establish a program creating a benefit to help offset long-term care. More>>

Court: EPA has 90 days to justify use of dangerous pesticide

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A federal appeals court has given the Environmental Protection Agency 90 days to justify why a widely used but dangerous pesticide should stay on the market. More>>

Judge scales back Weinstein suit, allows sex-traffic claim

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A New York judge has agreed to let a class-action lawsuit proceed with a sex-trafficking claim against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Officer says partner fired before he could analyze threat

(Cedric Hohnstadt via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity as he testifies Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn., during the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, his former p... (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP). This courtroom sketch depicts Minneapolis police officer Matthew Harrity as he testifies Thursday, April 18, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minn., during the murder trial of former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, his former p...
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The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 testified Thursday that he heard a thump on the officers' squad car right before the shooting and feared a possible ambush. More>>

Eastern hellbender voted Pennsylvania's official amphibian

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Pennsylvania is getting an official amphibian, a nocturnal salamander that can grow to be more than two feet long and is battling declining numbers across much of its range. More>>

Scientists spur some activity in brains of slaughtered pigs

(Stefano G. Daniele, Zvonimir Vrselja/Sestan Laboratory/Yale School of Medicine). This combination of images provided by the Yale School of Medicine in April 2019 shows stained microscope photos of neurons, green; astrocytes, red, and cell nuclei, blue... (Stefano G. Daniele, Zvonimir Vrselja/Sestan Laboratory/Yale School of Medicine). This combination of images provided by the Yale School of Medicine in April 2019 shows stained microscope photos of neurons, green; astrocytes, red, and cell nuclei, blue...
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Scientists restore some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before. More>>

Doctors use HIV in gene therapy to fix 'bubble boy' disease

(Peter Barta/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via AP). In this April 2019 photo provided by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 2-year old Gael Jesus Pino Alva is held by his mother, Giannina Alva, at the hospital in Memphis. Gael was one o... (Peter Barta/St. Jude Children's Research Hospital via AP). In this April 2019 photo provided by the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 2-year old Gael Jesus Pino Alva is held by his mother, Giannina Alva, at the hospital in Memphis. Gael was one o...
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Eight babies who were born without a working germ-fighting system had their disease corrected by a gene therapy that ironically was made from one of the immune system's worst enemies, HIV. More>>

California dispute threatens plan to protect Colorado River

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 1... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 1...
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A dispute between two major California water agencies is threatening to derail a hard-won agreement designed to protect a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. More>>

US astronaut to spend 11 months in space, set female record

(AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool). FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass pr... (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, Pool). FILE - In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 file photo, U.S. astronaut Christina Koch, member of the main crew of the expedition to the International Space Station (ISS), speaks with her relatives through a safety glass pr...
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NASA astronaut will spend nearly a year aboard the International Space Station, setting a record for women. More>>

Aloha Poke claim revives Hawaiian culture protections push

(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). This Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo shows Aloha Poke Shop, a store in Honolulu that received a letter from Chicago-based Aloha Poke Co. saying the Illinois company had trademarked "Aloha Poke" and the Hawaii company would need... (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). This Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo shows Aloha Poke Shop, a store in Honolulu that received a letter from Chicago-based Aloha Poke Co. saying the Illinois company had trademarked "Aloha Poke" and the Hawaii company would need...
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Hawaii lawmakers are considering adopting a resolution calling for the creation of legal protections for Native Hawaiian cultural intellectual property. More>>

Thailand says US man's seasteading home violates sovereignty

(Royal Thai Navy via AP). This Saturday, April 13, 2019, photo provided by Royal Thai Navy, shows a floating home lived in by an American man and his Thai partner in the Andaman Sea, off Phuket island, Thailand. Thai authorities raided Thursday, April ... (Royal Thai Navy via AP). This Saturday, April 13, 2019, photo provided by Royal Thai Navy, shows a floating home lived in by an American man and his Thai partner in the Andaman Sea, off Phuket island, Thailand. Thai authorities raided Thursday, April ...
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Thai authorities have raided a floating home in the Andaman Sea belonging to an American man and his Thai partner who sought to be pioneers in the "seasteading" movement. More>>

Chem professor on leave after Nazi gas chamber exam question

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Middlebury College says a chemistry professor who asked students in a written exam to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave from the college. More>>

Minister at secretive N Carolina church sentenced for fraud

(Jean Gordon/Daily Courier via AP, File). FILE - In this  July 2017, file photo, Kent Covington, front, his wife, Brooke, left, and a fellow member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church, Jayne Caulder, walk from the Rutherford County Courthouse in Rut... (Jean Gordon/Daily Courier via AP, File). FILE - In this July 2017, file photo, Kent Covington, front, his wife, Brooke, left, and a fellow member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church, Jayne Caulder, walk from the Rutherford County Courthouse in Rut...
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A minister at a secretive North Carolina church has been sentenced to 34 months in prison and ordered to pay more than $466,000 in restitution for his role in an unemployment fraud scheme involving businesses owned by church leaders. More>>

Music program founder charged with lewd acts against girls

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The founder of a nonprofit group that was investigated over allegations it gave flutes possibly tainted with semen to schoolchildren has been charged with committing lewd acts on children. More>>

Part of giant hammer artwork stolen in California returned

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Northern California authorities say that part of a giant hammer stolen last year has been returned. More>>

Was Trump trying to silence Cohen? Mueller wasn't sure

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller found some evidence in the... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, testifies before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mueller found some evidence in the...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller says some evidence suggests President Donald Trump may have tried to discourage his former fixer from cooperating with federal authorities. More>>

Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

(FBI via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo released by the FBI, shows Amor Ftouhi. Federal prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for the Tunisian native from Canada who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police o... (FBI via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo released by the FBI, shows Amor Ftouhi. Federal prosecutors are seeking a life sentence for the Tunisian native from Canada who was convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police o...
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Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan airport police officer sentenced to life in prison after declaring he had no regrets, only wished he'd had a machine gun. More>>

Citing safety, college cancels Polish conservative's speech

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Middlebury College has canceled a lecture by a conservative Polish speaker out of safety concerns two years after the school was the site of a rowdy protest. More>>

Poll: Church membership in US plummets over past 20 years

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, contrails from jets glow pink as they are illuminated by the setting sun in the skies beyond a church in Kansas. According to a Gallup poll released on Thursday, April 18, 20... (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 file photo, contrails from jets glow pink as they are illuminated by the setting sun in the skies beyond a church in Kansas. According to a Gallup poll released on Thursday, April 18, 20...
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Gallup poll: The percentage of US adults who belong to a church or other religious institution has plunged by 20 percentage points over the past two decades, hitting a low of 50% last year. More>>

More charges for man accused of claiming to be missing child

(Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini.    A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disapp... (Hamilton County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office in Cincinnati shows Brian Rini. A day of false hope has given way to questions about why Rini would claim to be an Illinois boy who disapp...
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An Ohio man accused of claiming to be a missing child from Illinois is facing new charges. More>>

New data shows 4% drop in Puerto Rico population since Maria

(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the reco... (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). The Paseo de Diego sits empty in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. New Census Bureau data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria - the greatest population drop in the reco...
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New Census data shows that Puerto Rico lost nearly 4% of its population after Hurricane Maria _ what one demographer says is the greatest population drop in the recorded history of the island. More>>

Electric scooters have zipped by docked bikes in popularity

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this Dec. 4, 2018, photo a couple rides scooters near the White House in Washington. Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). In this Dec. 4, 2018, photo a couple rides scooters near the White House in Washington. Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars.
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Electric scooters are overtaking station-based bicycles as the most popular form of shared transportation outside transit and cars. More>>

Despite recusal, prosecutor told deputy Smollett overcharged

(AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie... (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File). FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019 file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Foxx has asked the county's inspector general to review how her office handled "Empire" actor Jussie...
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Text messages show Chicago prosecutor told her top deputy that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett was a "washed up celeb" who was overcharged. More>>

Central Florida cities among fastest growing in US

(AP Photo/John Raoux). In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo, new town homes under construction are being built in vacant lots in a neighborhood near downtown Orlando, Fla. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday, April 18 that Orlando grew by 60,000 peo... (AP Photo/John Raoux). In this Tuesday, April 16, 2019, photo, new town homes under construction are being built in vacant lots in a neighborhood near downtown Orlando, Fla. The U.S. Census Bureau said Thursday, April 18 that Orlando grew by 60,000 peo...
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Cities along Florida's Interstate 4 corridor were some of the fastest growing in the United States last year. More>>

Court sets hearing on Trump administration's asylum policy

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A federal appeals court scheduled a hearing next week over whether to stop the Trump administration from forcing asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for immigration court hearings. More>>

YouTube's Notre Dame-9/11 flub highlights AI's blind spots

(AP Photo/Thierry Mallet). In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze as the spire starts to topple on Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cath... (AP Photo/Thierry Mallet). In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze as the spire starts to topple on Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cath...
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Internet users who tuned in to YouTube to watch live video of Notre Dame Cathedral on fire might have been surprised to see background information about 9/11 attached to the footage. More>>

US halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

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US orders two companies to stop selling pelvic mesh long tied to injuries in women. More>>

University freshman dead after suspected fraternity hazing

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A university student in upstate New York has died following suspected hazing last week that led to a suspension of fraternity and sorority activities. More>>

Writers guild sues talent agencies in heated Hollywood fight

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The Writers Guild of America is suing Hollywood's four biggest talent agencies in the latest and boldest move in an increasingly bitter fight between the two sides. More>>

Celeb or stranger? Study weighs Americans' interest in birds

(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). FILE - This Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo shows an adult whooping crane, a critically endangered species, in captivity at the Audubon Nature Institute's Species Survival Center in New Orleans. In a study released on Mond... (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). FILE - This Thursday, June 21, 2018 file photo shows an adult whooping crane, a critically endangered species, in captivity at the Audubon Nature Institute's Species Survival Center in New Orleans. In a study released on Mond...
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A new study uses Google searches to assess how interested Americans are in 621 bird species. More>>

Some polls show parents' growing fears of dangers at school

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, demonstrators gather on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo., to protest against the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, which is being held in the city. Data sh... (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - In this May 1, 1999, file photo, demonstrators gather on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo., to protest against the National Rifle Association's annual meeting, which is being held in the city. Data sh...
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The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. More>>

Judge bars release of Kraft massage videos before hearing

(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Prosecutors intend to release un... (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft leaves his seat during an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat, in New York. Prosecutors intend to release un...
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Prosecutors say they plan to release undercover video of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and others allegedly receiving sex acts at a Florida massage parlor, but it will likely be up to a judge when or if it's released. More>>

Former Michigan trooper convicted in teen's Taser death

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A former Michigan state trooper who fired his Taser at a Detroit teenager on an all-terrain vehicle has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. More>>

Florida teenager obsessed with Columbine takes her own life

(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP). This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making t... (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP). This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making t...
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Schools in the Denver area are on heightened alert after authorities say a woman who is "infatuated" with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made threats just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13 people. More>>

Military academies begin to follow military transgender ban

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The U.S. Naval Academy will ban people who are transgender from attending the school. More>>

Arizona latest state to shield lottery winners' names

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Arizona is joining a growing number of states that are allowing winners of big lottery jackpots to stay anonymous. More>>

Beyoncé drops surprise new album

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.  Beyonce has released a soundtrack to her Netflix documentary “Homecoming,” called “H... (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce has released a soundtrack to her Netflix documentary “Homecoming,” called “H...
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Beyoncé has surprised her fans by releasing a soundtrack to her Netflix documentary "Homecoming.". More>>

Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

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Actress Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Saleh are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time's annual "100 Most Influential People in the World" issue. More>>

Man accused in Tennessee kidnapping apprehended in Texas

(Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel Clayton Bryant. Authorities in Texas have apprehended the car salesman accused of kidnapping a paralyzed Tennessee man and forcing h... (Dallas County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Sheriff's Office shows Daniel Clayton Bryant. Authorities in Texas have apprehended the car salesman accused of kidnapping a paralyzed Tennessee man and forcing h...
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Authorities in Texas have apprehended a car salesman accused of kidnapping a paralyzed Tennessee man and forcing him to hand over nearly $200,000 cash. More>>

Idaho governor has unfettered chance to cut state rules

(AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 photo, Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little answers a reporter's question at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Republican Gov. Brad Little says Idahoans can trust him to do the right thing ... (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger, File). FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2019 photo, Idaho Gov.-elect Brad Little answers a reporter's question at the State Capitol building in Boise, Idaho. Republican Gov. Brad Little says Idahoans can trust him to do the right thing ...
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Republican Gov. Brad Little says Idahoans can trust him to do the right thing after the Legislature handed him sweeping authority to eliminate thousands of state-approved rules going back decades that touch on just about every aspect of daily life. More>>

Parole granted for driver in deadly 1981 Brink's heist

(Amelia Evans/Puppies Behind Bars via AP). In this undated photo provided by Puppies Behind Bars, former Weather Underground member Judith Clark poses for a photo with one of the service dogs that she trained at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility ... (Amelia Evans/Puppies Behind Bars via AP). In this undated photo provided by Puppies Behind Bars, former Weather Underground member Judith Clark poses for a photo with one of the service dogs that she trained at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility ...
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Former radical activist Judith Clark has been granted parole after serving more than 37 years behind bars for her role as getaway driver in a deadly 1981 Brink's armored truck robbery in New York. More>>

Appeal focuses on Newtown officials' actions before shooting

(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, aerial file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza opened fire inside school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at t... (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File). FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, aerial file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza opened fire inside school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at t...
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A Connecticut appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown that could have saved lives before a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in 2012. More>>

Cuomo: NY to waive tuition for fallen service members' kids

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will grant free state tuition and room and board to the families of New York military members who are killed or disabled while performing their official duties. More>>

Texas man dies after killing neighbor, setting house ablaze

(Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP). Firefighters work to control a fire at a home in San Antonio, Texas, involving SWAT team members on April 16, 2019. Authorities in San Antonio say a man assaulted his wife, fatally shot a neighbor and set... (Tom Reel/The San Antonio Express-News via AP). Firefighters work to control a fire at a home in San Antonio, Texas, involving SWAT team members on April 16, 2019. Authorities in San Antonio say a man assaulted his wife, fatally shot a neighbor and set...
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Authorities in San Antonio say a man assaulted his wife, fatally shot a neighbor and set his house on fire before dying in a hail of gunfire with police. More>>

Correction: CBD Goes Mainstream story

(Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, a customer tries a free sample of a pain cream that contains cannabidiol (CBD) for her arthritis at Minnesota Hempdropz in Maplewood, Minn. Mainstream retailers are leap... (Jean Pieri/Pioneer Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, a customer tries a free sample of a pain cream that contains cannabidiol (CBD) for her arthritis at Minnesota Hempdropz in Maplewood, Minn. Mainstream retailers are leap...
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Retailers are taking advantage of the booming CBD industry even as its legal status and health benefits remain murky. More>>

Trump signs Colorado River drought plan

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 1... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam that impounds Colorado River water at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 1...
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President Donald Trump has signed a plan to cut back on the use of water from the Colorado River, which serves 40 million people in the U.S. West. More>>

ICE arresting, deporting fewer people due to border surge

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says it's arresting and deporting fewer immigrants because the agency is devoting more resources to the surging numbers of migrant families crossing the southern border. More>>

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). This April 10, 2019, photo shows a sign by furnyc.org in the window of Victoria Stass Collection in New York's fur district. The fur trade is considered so important to New York’s development that two beavers adorn the city’s o... (AP Photo/Richard Drew). This April 10, 2019, photo shows a sign by furnyc.org in the window of Victoria Stass Collection in New York's fur district. The fur trade is considered so important to New York’s development that two beavers adorn the city’s o...
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A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. More>>

Harris, Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020

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Kamala Harris and Cory Booker miss most votes of senators running in 2020, according to an Associated Press analysis of congressional data. More>>

North Carolina 'born-alive' abortion bill wins final passage

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North Carolina lawmakers have given final passage to a bill to require doctors and nurses to care for babies born alive during a failed late-term abortion. More>>

Asylum seekers who show credible fear not eligible for bond

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Monday, April 15, 2019. Barr told Congress last week he expects to release his redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Attorney General William Barr leaves his home in McLean, Va., on Monday, April 15, 2019. Barr told Congress last week he expects to release his redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation...
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Detained asylum seekers who have shown they have a credible fear of returning to their country will no longer be able to ask a judge to grant them bond. More>>

Teen shaken as infant dies; father now charged with homicide

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A father convicted of assaulting his infant daughter years ago is now charged with criminal homicide following the teenager's death. More>>

Jurors cry as prosecutor describes fatal attack on officers

(Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2016, file photo, images of slain Palm Springs, Calif., police officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny are displayed on a screen at the Palm Springs Convention Center ... (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2016, file photo, images of slain Palm Springs, Calif., police officers Jose "Gil" Vega and Lesley Zerebny are displayed on a screen at the Palm Springs Convention Center ...
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Trial has begun for a man accused of killing 2 California police officers in an ambush-style attack. More>>

Army Corps takes heat in wake of Missouri River flooding

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 photo, destroyed grain silos, a result of flooding, spill corn onto a muddy field, are seen on a farm in Bellevue, Neb. Extensive flooding along the Missouri River has led to blistering criticis... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this Wednesday, April 10, 2019 photo, destroyed grain silos, a result of flooding, spill corn onto a muddy field, are seen on a farm in Bellevue, Neb. Extensive flooding along the Missouri River has led to blistering criticis...
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This spring's massive flooding along the Missouri River unearthed bitter criticism of the federal agency that manages the river while causing more than $3 billion in damage. More>>

For-profit jail, family settle Arkansas inmate death lawsuit

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Lawyers have reached an undisclosed settlement in a federal lawsuit in which the family of an Arkansas man alleged employees of a for-profit jail left him to die in his cell as his health deteriorated. More>>

Can he win? Sanders makes case he can take back the Midwest

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is greeted by audience members before a Fox News town-hall style event, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders is greeted by audience members before a Fox News town-hall style event, Monday, April 15, 2019, in Bethlehem, Pa.
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The question of whether Bernie Sanders is electable is at the forefront of his second presidential campaign. More>>

Trauma for cops after school shootings is largely unstudied

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Twenty years after Columbine, states are beginning to recognize psychological impact of mass shootings on police officers. More>>

Indigenous leaders want less drilling near sacred sites

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Advocates for greater restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling near ancient Native American cultural sites in the American Southwest are urging members of Congress to establish broader safeguards. More>>

With billions to spend, feds unsure who lacks broadband

(AP Photo/Craig Hudson). In this Friday, April 5, 2019, photo, Kelly Povroznik grabs a few carrots from inside her storage space to give to her horses in their pasture outside of Clarksburg, W.Va. Povroznik teaches an online college course that has bee... (AP Photo/Craig Hudson). In this Friday, April 5, 2019, photo, Kelly Povroznik grabs a few carrots from inside her storage space to give to her horses in their pasture outside of Clarksburg, W.Va. Povroznik teaches an online college course that has bee...
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A $4.5 billion federal grant program to improve broadband internet access in rural America has been stymied by flawed maps, and a group of U.S. senators is pushing to make sure the government knows where help is needed the most. More>>

Southern California town votes to keep flag on police cars

(Laguna Beach Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Laguna Beach Police Department shows their newly decorated Police SUV patrol vehicles in Laguna Beach, Calif. An American flag graphic on the side of freshly painted police car... (Laguna Beach Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Laguna Beach Police Department shows their newly decorated Police SUV patrol vehicles in Laguna Beach, Calif. An American flag graphic on the side of freshly painted police car...
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The hue and cry over a brightly colored American flag graphic on police cars has leaders in a small coastal Southern California city considering whether to tone down the design. More>>

Co-owner of business where 4 slain says she has no clue why

(AP Photo/Blake Nicholson). In this Sunday, April 14, 2019, photo, RJR Maintenance and Management office manager Deanna Finnie, left, co-owner Jackie Fakler, center, and marketing executive Ben Pace pose for a photograph at the business in Mandan, N.D.... (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson). In this Sunday, April 14, 2019, photo, RJR Maintenance and Management office manager Deanna Finnie, left, co-owner Jackie Fakler, center, and marketing executive Ben Pace pose for a photograph at the business in Mandan, N.D....
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The co-owner of a North Dakota business where four people including her husband were slain says she and others have no idea why the suspect would target anyone at the company. More>>

Godiva moves beyond chocolate to open 2,000 cafes

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Customers wait in line for service at Godiva's new cafe in New York, Tuesday April 16, 2019. Godiva, the private Belgium chocolate maker, is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The confectioner is rolling ... (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Customers wait in line for service at Godiva's new cafe in New York, Tuesday April 16, 2019. Godiva, the private Belgium chocolate maker, is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates. The confectioner is rolling ...
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Godiva is looking beyond its iconic gold gift box of chocolates to open 2,000 cafes. More>>

Study finds diabetes drug may prevent, slow kidney disease

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, a patient undergoes dialysis at a clinic in Sacramento, Calif. Results of a study released on Sunday, April 14, 2019 show that the diabetes drug Invokana has been shown to h... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, a patient undergoes dialysis at a clinic in Sacramento, Calif. Results of a study released on Sunday, April 14, 2019 show that the diabetes drug Invokana has been shown to h...
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A new study shows that a drug used to help control blood sugar in people with diabetes also can help prevent or slow kidney disease. More>>

The Latest: Miami Beach teen seen as threatening Columbine

(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP). This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making t... (Jefferson County Sheriff's Office via AP). This combination of undated photos released by the Jefferson County, Colo., Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 shows Sol Pais. On Tuesday authorities said they are looking pais, suspected of making t...
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Schools in the Denver area are on heightened alert after authorities say a woman who is "infatuated" with the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School made threats just days before the 20th anniversary of the attack that killed 13 people. More>>

California school district changing name tied to Confederacy

(Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, a student hops off the school bus at Dixie Elementary School in San Rafael, Calif. The Dixie School District board in the California city of San Rafael pla... (Gabrielle Lurie/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2018 file photo, a student hops off the school bus at Dixie Elementary School in San Rafael, Calif. The Dixie School District board in the California city of San Rafael pla...
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The Dixie School District board is. More>>

Woman sues Chinese billionaire Liu for alleged rape

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A woman who says JD.com founder Richard Liu raped her in Minneapolis is suing the Chinese billionaire and his company. More>>

'Mary Tyler Moore Show' actress Georgia Engel dies at 70

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A friend of Georgia Engel, the actress who was part of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," says she has died at age 70. More>>

The Latest: FBI says armed woman 'infatuated' with Columbine

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Authorities say tightened security at Columbine High School and about a dozen other Denver-area schools is related to an FBI probe. More>>

FBI looks for woman 'infatuated' with Columbine shooting

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Columbine High School and about a dozen other schools are on lockdown as law enforcement says it is investigating what appears to be a credible threat possibly involving the schools. More>>

Suspect in attack on boy at Mall of America held on $2M bail

(Bloomington Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted thr... (Bloomington Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted thr...
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A man accused of throwing a 5-year-old boy from a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America said little during his first court appearance. More>>

Trump, death penalty, immigration mark Newsom's 1st 100 days

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). In this photo taken Monday April 15, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom poses for a photo at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif. In Newsom's first 100 days as governor, he's traveled to Central America, battled with the Trump admi... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). In this photo taken Monday April 15, 2019 Gov. Gavin Newsom poses for a photo at his Capitol office in Sacramento, Calif. In Newsom's first 100 days as governor, he's traveled to Central America, battled with the Trump admi...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has traveled to Central America, feuded with the president and pledged bold action on housing in his first 100 days. More>>

Prosecutors: Wisconsin teen typed plan to kill grandparents

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Prosecutors say a 17-year-old accused of killing his grandparents in eastern Wisconsin typed out plans for the shootings. More>>

Former US Interior boss parlays post into private career

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at EPA headquarters in Washington. Zinke has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold-mining firm. Zinke confirmed b... (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File). FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2018 file photo, then-Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke speaks at EPA headquarters in Washington. Zinke has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold-mining firm. Zinke confirmed b...
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Ryan Zinke, the former Trump Cabinet official in charge of the country's natural resources, has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold-mining firm. More>>

LA Archdiocese agrees to $8M payment in sex abuse case

(Henderson Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated photo released by the Henderson Detention Center shows Juan Ivan Barajas of San Gabriel, Calif. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually a... (Henderson Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated photo released by the Henderson Detention Center shows Juan Ivan Barajas of San Gabriel, Calif. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $8 million to a teenager who was sexually a...
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The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay an $8 million settlement to a teenager who was sexually abused by the athletic director at her Catholic school. More>>

In California, giant Stratolaunch jet flies for first time

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A giant six-engine aircraft with the world's longest wingspan has taken off from California on its first flight. More>>

Tribes denounce North Dakota ID law in congressional hearing

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Native American leaders in North Dakota say actions by state and local officials are impeding tribal voters, decades after the 1965 Voting Rights Act aimed to eliminate barriers for minority voters. More>>

US wants to build more tents at border to detain migrants

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE--In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, members of the U.S. Army build a razor wire fence around area for tents near the U.S.-Mexico International bridge, in Donna, Texas. The U.S. government is working to open two new large ... (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE--In this Nov. 3, 2018, file photo, members of the U.S. Army build a razor wire fence around area for tents near the U.S.-Mexico International bridge, in Donna, Texas. The U.S. government is working to open two new large ...
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The U.S. government is working to open two new large tent facilities to temporarily detain up to 1,000 migrant near the southern border. More>>

Breyer finds hope, optimism in Notre Dame rebuilding effort

(AP Photo/Cedric Herpson). In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours d... (AP Photo/Cedric Herpson). In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours d...
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Deeply moved, Justice Stephen Breyer finds hope, optimism in Notre Dame rebuilding effort. More>>

Judge wants faster identification of separated families

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A federal judge says he's inclined to believe the Trump administration can identify potentially thousands of children who were separated from their families at the border in less time than the one to two years it wants but is reluctant to set deadlines. More>>

Minnesota cop's trial raises questions about code of silence

(Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE--In this April 1, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, leaves the Hennepin County Government Center after the first day of jury selection with his attorneys Th... (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE--In this April 1, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, leaves the Hennepin County Government Center after the first day of jury selection with his attorneys Th...
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Testimony in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an unarmed woman has raised questions about whether officers were trying to protect one of their own. More>>

Nebraska's tough approach to medical marijuana may backfire

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this April 11, 2019 photo, Shelley Gillen is photographed in her Bellevue, Neb., home with her 17-year-old son, Will, who wears a helmet to protect him from damage during debilitating seizures. Gillen advocates the legalizati... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). In this April 11, 2019 photo, Shelley Gillen is photographed in her Bellevue, Neb., home with her 17-year-old son, Will, who wears a helmet to protect him from damage during debilitating seizures. Gillen advocates the legalizati...
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Nebraska's conservative lawmakers are again expected to reject a measure calling for highly regulated medical marijuana, but that likely won't end of the issue. More>>

Redaction nation: US history brims with partial deletions

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Since Robert Mueller turned in his report on alleged ties between Russian officials and Donald Trump presidential campaign, "redacted" has become a national buzzword. More>>

Prosecutor: 'No common sense' in Michigan cop's use of Taser

(Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP). Former Michigan state trooper Mark Bessner listens to Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Matthew Penney delivers his opening argument in Bessner's trial, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Detroit. Bessner is charged wit... (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP). Former Michigan state trooper Mark Bessner listens to Assistant Wayne County Prosecutor Matthew Penney delivers his opening argument in Bessner's trial, Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Detroit. Bessner is charged wit...
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A prosecutor urged jurors to convict a former Michigan State Police trooper of second-degree murder in the death of a Detroit teen, saying there wasn't a "lick of common sense" in firing a Taser at a boy riding an all-terrain vehicle. More>>

Mining project on federal lands hires former Interior head

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Ryan Zinke, the former Trump Cabinet official in charge of the country's natural resources, has landed a more than $100,000-a-year job with a Nevada gold-mining firm. More>>

Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC's Fritz Hollings

(AP Photo/APTN, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate  on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video.  Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat w... (AP Photo/APTN, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2004 file photo, Sen. Ernest ''Fritz'' Hollings, D-S.C., who is retiring in January, addresses the Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this image from video. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat w...
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Mourners are gathering to say goodbye to South Carolina's Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of the last larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated the politics of the South. More>>

Trump to hold April 27 rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 15, 2019, after visiting Minnesota. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn as he arrives at the White House in Washington, Monday, April 15, 2019, after visiting Minnesota.
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President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. More>>

Gun control group targets Nevada sheriffs over new law

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Simon Winson of Manchester, England fires a fully automatic machine gun at Machine Guns Vegas in Las Vegas. Strict gun laws keep the real guns out of reach for most peopl... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, file photo, Simon Winson of Manchester, England fires a fully automatic machine gun at Machine Guns Vegas in Las Vegas. Strict gun laws keep the real guns out of reach for most peopl...
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A gun control lobbying organization on Tuesday made Nevada the latest Western state where it is trying to show that gun rights groups are behind a "Second Amendment sanctuary" drive. More>>

Lawyers doubt competency of man accused of fighting for IS

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Attorneys for a Detroit-area man accused of providing support to the Islamic State group say their client might be incompetent to stand trial on terrorism charges. More>>

Officials say evidence points to church fire suspect

(Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP). CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connectio... (Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal via AP). CORRECTS ARREST DATE TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 - This booking image released by the Louisiana Office of State Fire Marshal shows Holden Matthews, 21, who was arrested Wednesday, April 10, 2019, in connectio...
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The white suspect in three recent arson fires that destroyed African American churches in Louisiana is scheduled for a bond hearing. More>>

Chinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago denied bail

(Daniel Pontet via AP). In this artist sketch, a Chinese woman, Yujing Zhang, left, listens to a hearing Monday, April 8, 2019, before federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. Secret Service agents arrested the 32-year-old w... (Daniel Pontet via AP). In this artist sketch, a Chinese woman, Yujing Zhang, left, listens to a hearing Monday, April 8, 2019, before federal Magistrate Judge William Matthewman in West Palm Beach, Fla. Secret Service agents arrested the 32-year-old w...
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A Chinese woman charged with lying to briefly enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club is expected to learn whether she will be granted bail, although that likely doesn't matter. More>>

AP journalists win Pulitzer for coverage of Yemen civil war

(AP Photo). This photo combination shows Associated Press journalists, from left, videographer Maad al-Zikry, reporter Maggie Michael and photographer Nariman El-Mofty. The team won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for their work docu... (AP Photo). This photo combination shows Associated Press journalists, from left, videographer Maad al-Zikry, reporter Maggie Michael and photographer Nariman El-Mofty. The team won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for their work docu...
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A team of Associated Press journalists has won a Pulitzer Prize in international reporting for their work documenting torture, graft and starvation in Yemen's brutal civil war. More>>

The Latest: Reuters: We'll celebrate when reporters are free

(AP Photo/Shea Walsh, File). FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation ho... (AP Photo/Shea Walsh, File). FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2008 file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation ho...
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Aretha Franklin has been given an honorary Pulitzer Prize, cited posthumously for her extraordinary career. More>>

Pulitzers honor coverage of 3 US mass shootings in 2018

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The newest winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism and the arts are about to be revealed. More>>

Notre Dame's age, design fueled fire and foiled firefighters

(AP Photo/Francois Mori). A fire fighter uses a hose as Notre Dame cathedral is burning in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, thr... (AP Photo/Francois Mori). A fire fighter uses a hose as Notre Dame cathedral is burning in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. A catastrophic fire engulfed the upper reaches of Paris' soaring Notre Dame Cathedral as it was undergoing renovations Monday, thr...
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Is there anything firefighters could have done to control the blaze that tore through Paris' historic Notre Dame Cathedral sooner?. More>>

Attacked newsroom: Pulitzer commemorated with somber silence

(Ulysses Muoz/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Editor Rick Hutzell, center, gives a speech to his staff including Chase Cook, Nicki Catterlin, Rachael Pacella, Selene San Felice and Danielle Ohl at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., Monday, April 15, 201... (Ulysses Muoz/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Editor Rick Hutzell, center, gives a speech to his staff including Chase Cook, Nicki Catterlin, Rachael Pacella, Selene San Felice and Danielle Ohl at the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Md., Monday, April 15, 201...
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Capital Gazette staff members exchange hugs and observe a somber moment of silence on the day the Maryland newspaper wins a special Pulitzer Prize citation for its coverage of a massacre in its own newsroom. More>>

San Francisco eyes charge to drive its famed Lombard Street

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg). Cars wind their way down Lombard Street in San Francisco, Monday, April 15, 2019. Thousands of tourists may soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down the world-famous crooked street if a proposal to establish a toll and res... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg). Cars wind their way down Lombard Street in San Francisco, Monday, April 15, 2019. Thousands of tourists may soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down the world-famous crooked street if a proposal to establish a toll and res...
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Thousands of tourists may soon have to pay as much as $10 to drive down a crooked street in San Francisco. More>>

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp back up after massive outage

(AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File). FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone in New York. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Mes... (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File). FILE- In this March 13, 2019, file photo Facebook, Messenger and Instagram apps are are displayed on an iPhone in New York. Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down. All three social media platforms, including Facebook Mes...
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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are down. More>>

Bill to outlaw most abortions in Alabama to get hearing

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Alabama lawmakers are set to hold a public hearing on a bill before a House committee that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, what critics call one of the most extremely anti-abortion proposals in the country. More>>

Complaint: Man went to Mall of America intending to kill

(Bloomington Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted thr... (Bloomington Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Bloomington, Minn., Police Department, shows Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda, who was arrested in connection with an incident at the Mall of America where a 5-year-old boy plummeted thr...
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A criminal complaint says the man suspected of throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he had gone to the Minnesota mall looking for someone to kill. More>>

Kenya's Cherono wins men's Boston Marathon in sprint to tape

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Runners are trying to stay dry as they await the start of the 2019 Boston Marathon. More>>

Video: Officers shoot man after telling him to drop gun Video included

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A North Carolina police chief says video footage that's about to be released shows a man fatally shot by an officer was armed. More>>

Loughlin, Giannulli plead not guilty in college bribery scam

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin, front, and husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli, left, depart federal court in Boston after facing charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery...
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Actress Lori Loughlin, her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli and other prominent parents are pleading not guilty in the college admissions bribery scam. More>>

Around world, 'our hearts ache' at Notre Dame Cathedral fire

(AP Photo/Christophe Ena). People pray as Notre Dame cathedral burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that m... (AP Photo/Christophe Ena). People pray as Notre Dame cathedral burns in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. Massive plumes of yellow brown smoke is filling the air above Notre Dame Cathedral and ash is falling on tourists and others around the island that m...
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World reacts with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. More>>

Mourners and friends pay homage to Fritz Hollings

(AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File). FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1966 file photo, Senator-elect Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., poses in front of the Capitol in Washington. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984,... (AP Photo/Henry Griffin, File). FILE - In this Nov. 10, 1966 file photo, Senator-elect Ernest Hollings, D-S.C., poses in front of the Capitol in Washington. Hollings, a moderate six-term Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 1984,...
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Mourners paying their respects to Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died this month at 97. More>>

Storms leave deaths, damage and injuries in their wake

(Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP). Vehicles travel through a flooded section of Highway 61 South following severe weather on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western Mississip... (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post via AP). Vehicles travel through a flooded section of Highway 61 South following severe weather on Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Vicksburg, Miss. Authorities say a possible tornado has touched down in western Mississip...
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Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power as powerful storms roar through the mid-Atlantic region. More>>

Jonathan Wolman, Detroit News editor, former AP exec, dies

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Jonathan Wolman, who over more than 45 years in journalism served as editor and publisher of the Detroit News and previously as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive at The Associated Press, died Monday. More>>

Officers fatally shoot suspect in death of Washington deputy

(Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office/The Columbian via AP). Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, was shot and killed Saturday, April 13, 2019, while checking on a disabled vehicle northeast of Kalama, Wa.. (Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office/The Columbian via AP). Cowlitz County Sheriff's Office Deputy Justin DeRosier, 29, was shot and killed Saturday, April 13, 2019, while checking on a disabled vehicle northeast of Kalama, Wa..
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Authorities say two police officers fatally shot the suspect in the killing of a Washington state sheriff's deputy after the man was seen running out of the woods with a firearm, ending a nearly daylong search. More>>

High court declines to take Pennsylvania rap artist's case

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The Supreme Court is declining to take the case of a Pennsylvania rapper who was convicted of threatening police officers in one of his songs. More>>

Ground beef likely cause of 6-state food poisoning outbreak

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this Saturday, April 1, 2017 file photo, ground beef is displayed for sale at a market in Washington. On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said ground beef is the likely sou... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). FILE - In this Saturday, April 1, 2017 file photo, ground beef is displayed for sale at a market in Washington. On Friday, April 12, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said ground beef is the likely sou...
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Officials say ground beef is likely cause of food poisoning outbreak in 6 states. More>>

Swallowed toys, coins, batteries spark rise in tot ER visits

(Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, a lawyer holds a battery that was removed from a toddler's esophagus at a news conference in Jacksonville, Fla. A study published Friday, April 12, 2019 ... (Bruce Lipsky/The Florida Times-Union via AP). FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, a lawyer holds a battery that was removed from a toddler's esophagus at a news conference in Jacksonville, Fla. A study published Friday, April 12, 2019 ...
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Toys, coins and batteries are among objects that increasing numbers of U.S. children are swallowing, often requiring emergency treatment to remove. More>>

Police: Wisconsin teen gunned down grandparents

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Police say a 17-year-old has admitted that he fatally shot an elderly couple and was planning to cause harm at his high school in eastern Wisconsin. More>>

In 'FUCT' fashion brand case, justices avoid saying word

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti, the founder of the streetwear clothing company "FUCT," poses for a photo in Los Angeles Thursday, April, 11, 2019. “We wanted the viewer to question it: Like, is that pronounced the way I ... (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti, the founder of the streetwear clothing company "FUCT," poses for a photo in Los Angeles Thursday, April, 11, 2019. “We wanted the viewer to question it: Like, is that pronounced the way I ...
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In 'FUCT' fashion brand case, justices avoid saying the word. More>>

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File). FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, left, and his identical twin, Mark, stand together before a news conference in Houston. From his eyes to his immune system, Scott's body sometimes react... (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File). FILE - In this March 4, 2016 file photo, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, left, and his identical twin, Mark, stand together before a news conference in Houston. From his eyes to his immune system, Scott's body sometimes react...
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Unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel. More>>

Charges dropped against woman accused of assaulting Conway

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Prosecutors have dropped a criminal case against a Maryland woman who was charged with assaulting White House counselor Kellyanne Conway during a confrontation last year at a restaurant in a Washington suburb. More>>

Picture was clear, but black hole's name a little fuzzy

(Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP). This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gat... (Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration/Maunakea Observatories via AP). This image released Wednesday, April 10, 2019, by Event Horizon Telescope shows a black hole. Scientists revealed the first image ever made of a black hole after assembling data gat...
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A language professor has tapped a traditional Hawaiian chant to name the black hole depicted in an image produced in a landmark experiment Wednesday. More>>

Man arrested in assault on transgender woman in Dallas

(Dallas County Jail via AP). This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Jail shows Edward Thomas. Police in Dallas have arrested Thomas in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in an attack that was caught on cellphone video. Dallas police sa... (Dallas County Jail via AP). This undated photo provided by the Dallas County Jail shows Edward Thomas. Police in Dallas have arrested Thomas in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in an attack that was caught on cellphone video. Dallas police sa...
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Police in Dallas have arrested a 29-year-old man in the brutal beating of a transgender woman in an attack that was caught on cellphone video. More>>

Trump using Tax Day visit to Minnesota to tout 2017 tax cuts

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President Donald Trump will use Tax Day on Monday to visit Minnesota, an erstwhile Democratic stronghold that he hopes to flip in the 2020 election after nearly winning it in 2016. More>>

Charles Gross, husband to Joyce Carol Oates, dies at 83

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Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. More>>

Memorial at Nixon Library for Ed Nixon, president's brother

(Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP). Members of Newport Harbor American Legion Post 291 fold the flag before presenting it to the grandchildren of Edward Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, April 14, 2019. Nixon, who died on Feb. 27, wa... (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP). Members of Newport Harbor American Legion Post 291 fold the flag before presenting it to the grandchildren of Edward Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, April 14, 2019. Nixon, who died on Feb. 27, wa...
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About 200 people gathered at a Southern California memorial service for Ed Nixon, the younger brother of President Richard Nixon, who died in February at age 88. More>>

White House: Migrants to sanctuary cities not a top choice

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this April 11, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). In this April 11, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the president wants officials to explore a twice-dismissed proposal to send migrants to "sanctuary cities," but it was not the preferred solution to fix the straining immigration system. More>>

100-year-old yoga instructor keeps moving, dancing Video included

(AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey). In this April 5, 2019, image made from a video, 100-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch teaches a yoga class in Hartsdale, N.Y. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey). In this April 5, 2019, image made from a video, 100-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch teaches a yoga class in Hartsdale, N.Y.
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A 100-year-old yoga instructor has no plans to stop practicing and teaching. More>>

Medical association blasts military's transgender policy

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King, second from right, together with other transgender military members, from left, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, Army C... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE- In this Feb. 27, 2019 file photo, Army Staff Sgt. Patricia King, second from right, together with other transgender military members, from left, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Blake Dremann, Army Capt. Alivia Stehlik, Army C...
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American Medical Association blasts military's new transgender policy, says it mischaracterizes gender transitioning as 'deficiency'. More>>

New Jersey law allows terminally ill to get life-ending meds

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Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation permitting terminally ill patients in New Jersey to seek life-ending medication. More>>

NRA has history of promoting gun rights outside US

(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2010 file photo, an employee looks through the scope of long gun at a gun store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. When Canada first sought to restrict gun access in the 1990s, the National ... (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP). FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2010 file photo, an employee looks through the scope of long gun at a gun store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. When Canada first sought to restrict gun access in the 1990s, the National ...
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NRA meeting with Australians is just one of many times its sought to influence the gun debate outside the United States. More>>

Strong storms in US South kill at least 8 and injure dozens

(Laura McKenzie/College Station Eagle via AP). A roof is torn off a home following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas. (Laura McKenzie/College Station Eagle via AP). A roof is torn off a home following a suspected tornado, Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Franklin, Texas.
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Deadly storms continue to move across the South after spawning suspected tornadoes and damaging several homes. More>>

Uber reveals strong growth, huge losses ahead of IPO

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a traveler tries to book a ride with Uber at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, a traveler tries to book a ride with Uber at LaGuardia Airport in New York. Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on...
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Uber is providing a look under the hood of its business in the lead-up to its hotly anticipated debut on the stock market. More>>

Strong storms leave tens of thousands without power

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Tens of thousands of utility customers are without power as powerful storms roar through the mid-Atlantic region. More>>

As cashless stores grow, so does the backlash

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows the Standard Cognition cashier-less store on Market Street in San Francisco. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to custom... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - This Nov. 14, 2018, file photo shows the Standard Cognition cashier-less store on Market Street in San Francisco. A small number of restaurants and stores are going cash-free in the U.S., looking to cater to custom...
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Are cashless stores discriminatory? New York City could follow New Jersey and Philadelphia with a ban as cities struggle with the potential impact of cashless stores on those who don't have credit or debit cards. More>>

Amazon: Woody Allen's #MeToo comments wrecked movie deal

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An Amazon lawyer says Woody Allen breached his four-movie deal with the online giant by making statements about the #MeToo movement that damaged prospects for promoting his films. More>>

Herbal supplement kratom is tied to more US deaths

(AP Photo/Mary Esch, File). FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017 file photo shows kratom capsules in Albany, N.Y. A U.S. government report released Thursday, April 11, 2019 said the herbal supplement was a cause in 91 overdose deaths in 27 states. (AP Photo/Mary Esch, File). FILE - This Sept. 27, 2017 file photo shows kratom capsules in Albany, N.Y. A U.S. government report released Thursday, April 11, 2019 said the herbal supplement was a cause in 91 overdose deaths in 27 states.
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US health officials say overdose deaths involving an herbal supplement are more common than previously reported. More>>

Dallas transgender woman brutally beaten in broad daylight

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Police are canvassing a Dallas neighborhood for anyone who may have witnessed the brutal beating of a transgender woman in an ugly attack that happened in broad daylight in front of a crowd of people and that was caught on cellphone video. More>>

Yemeni-Americans to boycott NY Post over 9/11 front page

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Yemeni-Americans are criticizing the New York Post over its front page last week that featured a photograph of the burning World Trade Center and a quote from Democratic Muslim Rep. Ilhan Omar that some say was dismissive of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. More>>

As census approaches, many Arab Americans feel left out

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel). In this April 8, 2019 photo, Naia Al-Anbar stands on a street in the Glendale section of Los Angeles. Anbar, who generally supports the idea of a new category, on the 2020 census said. "The truth is we aren't ever going to be ... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel). In this April 8, 2019 photo, Naia Al-Anbar stands on a street in the Glendale section of Los Angeles. Anbar, who generally supports the idea of a new category, on the 2020 census said. "The truth is we aren't ever going to be ...
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Many Arab Americans are feeling left out of the census as the once-every-10-years count is set to occur next year. More>>

Nevada may be forced to reveal marijuana-license criteria

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, a cashier rings up a marijuana sale at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. Complaints that the state releases no information about who applies for and receives dispensary ... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 1, 2017, file photo, a cashier rings up a marijuana sale at the Essence cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas. Complaints that the state releases no information about who applies for and receives dispensary ...
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Nevada may be getting close to opening the books on businesses that sell marijuana in the booming legal marketplace. More>>

American Airlines cancels Max flights through mid-August

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American Airlines is canceling 115 flights per day through mid-August because of ongoing problems with the Boeing 737 Max aircraft. More>>

Coast Guard: 23 adrift for days rescued in Gulf of Mexico

(Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles/U.S. Coast Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the Coast Guard, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew takes a photo of a disabled vessel that the aircrew located 130 nautical miles (210 ... (Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon Giles/U.S. Coast Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the Coast Guard, a Coast Guard Air Station Miami HC-144 Ocean Sentry aircrew takes a photo of a disabled vessel that the aircrew located 130 nautical miles (210 ...
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The U.S. Coast Guard says it worked with a cruise ship to rescue 23 people adrift for day in the Gulf of Mexico. More>>

Large, flightless bird attacks and kills its fallen owner

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A large, flightless bird native to Australia and New Guinea killed its Florida owner when it attacked him after he fell. More>>

Brain scans may reveal concussion damage in living athletes

(The New England Journal of Medicine via AP). This image provided by The New England Journal of Medicine in April 2019 shows an illustration based on brain scans from former NFL players. As a group, they were found to have higher levels of an abnormal ... (The New England Journal of Medicine via AP). This image provided by The New England Journal of Medicine in April 2019 shows an illustration based on brain scans from former NFL players. As a group, they were found to have higher levels of an abnormal ...
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Experimental brain scans show promise as a way to check living athletes for signs of a degenerative brain disease linked to frequent head blows. More>>

Trump sanctuary city idea could help migrants stay in US

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif.  Trump said Friday he is considering sending... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this April 5, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable on immigration and border security at the U.S. Border Patrol Calexico Station in Calexico, Calif. Trump said Friday he is considering sending...
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An idea floated by President Donald Trump to send immigrants from the border to "sanctuary cities" to exact revenge on Democratic foes could end up doing the migrants a favor. More>>

  • InternationalMore>>

  • The Latest: Corruption, dire economy key issues in Ukraine

    The Latest: Corruption, dire economy key issues in Ukraine

    Sunday, April 21 2019 4:31 AM EDT2019-04-21 08:31:09 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 5:01 AM EDT2019-04-21 09:01:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). A man casts his ballot, as his pet waits for him at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Top issues in the election have been corruption, the economy a...(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). A man casts his ballot, as his pet waits for him at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Top issues in the election have been corruption, the economy a...
    (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). A man casts his ballot, as his pet waits for him at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Top issues in the election have been corruption, the economy a...(AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky). A man casts his ballot, as his pet waits for him at a polling station, during the second round of presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 21, 2019. Top issues in the election have been corruption, the economy a...
    Corruption and economic stagnation are big issues for voters in Ukraine's presidential runoff.More
    Corruption and economic stagnation are big issues for voters in Ukraine's presidential runoff.More
  • Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

    Israeli election may have dimmed hopes for 2-state solution

    Sunday, April 21 2019 2:21 AM EDT2019-04-21 06:21:34 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 5:01 AM EDT2019-04-21 09:01:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File). File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya ch...(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File). File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya ch...
    (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File). File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya ch...(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File). File - In this Friday, Aug. 13, 2010 file photo, Palestinian women wait near a section of Israel's separation barrier covered in graffiti, one depicting the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, at the Qalandiya ch...
    After Netanyahu's victory in Israeli elections, hopes dim for 2-state solution with Palestinians.More
    After Netanyahu's victory in Israeli elections, hopes dim for 2-state solution with Palestinians.More
  • Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

    Ex-president: Peace possible when all Afghans sit together

    Friday, April 19 2019 6:01 AM EDT2019-04-19 10:01:05 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 5:01 AM EDT2019-04-21 09:01:43 GMT
    Former Afghan president laments cancellation of talks with Taliban, says all Afghans need to sit together for peace.More
    Former Afghan president laments cancellation of talks with Taliban, says all Afghans need to sit together for peace.More
  • NationalMore>>

  • Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

    Columbine honors 13 lost with community service, ceremony

    Saturday, April 20 2019 12:41 AM EDT2019-04-20 04:41:42 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 5:11 AM EDT2019-04-21 09:11:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File). FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, origami cranes, a symbol of peace, hang in the Columbine High School library in Littleton, Colo., near where several survivors and family members of the victims gathered to spe...(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File). FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, origami cranes, a symbol of peace, hang in the Columbine High School library in Littleton, Colo., near where several survivors and family members of the victims gathered to spe...
    (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File). FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, origami cranes, a symbol of peace, hang in the Columbine High School library in Littleton, Colo., near where several survivors and family members of the victims gathered to spe...(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert, File). FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, origami cranes, a symbol of peace, hang in the Columbine High School library in Littleton, Colo., near where several survivors and family members of the victims gathered to spe...
    A Colorado community is marking the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School that killed 13 people and injured 24 others with community service projects and a remembrance ceremony.More
    A Colorado community is marking the 20th anniversary of the attack on Columbine High School that killed 13 people and injured 24 others with community service projects and a remembrance ceremony.More
  • Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

    Zookeeper hospitalized after tiger attack at Topeka Zoo

    Saturday, April 20 2019 3:21 PM EDT2019-04-20 19:21:19 GMT
    Sunday, April 21 2019 12:21 AM EDT2019-04-21 04:21:37 GMT
    (The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). This Nov. 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo  in Topeka, Kansas.  City officials say Sanjiv, mauled a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019 in a secured indoor space at the zoo.  Top...(The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). This Nov. 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kansas. City officials say Sanjiv, mauled a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019 in a secured indoor space at the zoo. Top...
    (The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). This Nov. 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo  in Topeka, Kansas.  City officials say Sanjiv, mauled a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019 in a secured indoor space at the zoo.  Top...(The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP). This Nov. 2018 file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kansas. City officials say Sanjiv, mauled a zookeeper early Saturday, April 20, 2019 in a secured indoor space at the zoo. Top...
    City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.More
    City officials say a tiger mauled a zookeeper at the Topeka Zoo in northeastern Kansas.More
  • Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

    Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

    Saturday, April 20 2019 6:21 PM EDT2019-04-20 22:21:22 GMT
    Saturday, April 20 2019 10:52 PM EDT2019-04-21 02:52:52 GMT
    Authorities say a New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in...More
    Authorities say a New Mexico man belonging to an armed group that has detained Central American families near the U.S.-Mexico border was arrested Saturday on a criminal complaint accusing him of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.More
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