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Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

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Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been forced to face the ugly truth about child-molesting priests in their midst. But in dozens of other dioceses, there has been no reckoning. More>>

Colorado man arrested after pregnant wife, 2 children vanish

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Authorities say the husband of a missing family in Colorado has been arrested in connection with the case. More>>

'Weaponization of faith': Examples from clergy abuse report

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A grand jury report on child sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic church in Pennsylvania accuses priests of using religious rituals, symbols of faith and the threat of eternity in hell to sexually attack children over the years. More>>

Nevada Democrats hope Latinos can propel them to victory

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Nevada Democrats are working to register and engage Latino voters ahead of this year's midterms, hoping to re-create the big wins the state's Hispanic and immigrant community helped deliver in 2016. More>>

US officials: Iraqi refugee was part of terror group

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A 45-year-old Iraqi refugee has been arrested in Northern California on a warrant alleging that he killed an Iraqi policeman while serving with the Islamic State terror organization. More>>

Conditions of release not yet met for compound suspects

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Three people accused of child abuse at a desert compound were awaiting release in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the defendants to leave jail. More>>

Vital US reservoir OK for now, but shortages are looming

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U.S. government water managers say a vital reservoir on the Colorado River will be able to meet the demands of Mexico and Southwestern U.S. states for the next 13 months, but a looming shortage could trigger cutbacks in late 2019. More>>

Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska

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Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands. More>>

Pot taxes pick up in California but still far off target

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When it comes to the taxman, California's legal pot market is getting a sluggish start. More>>

Parkland students start school year with tightened security Video included

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As students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School begin their first school year since a gunman opened fire on campus, they're returning to beefed up security including 18 safety monitors, new classroom locks and upgraded video surveillance. More>>

California considers limiting broad 'felony murder' law

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California lawmakers are considering limiting the state's "felony murder" rule that holds accomplices to the same standard as if they had personally committed the crime. More>>

Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

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Minnesota voters have rejected Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty's quest to win back his old job, effectively ending the one-time presidential candidate's political career. More>>

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

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University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism. More>>

Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners

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The Los Angeles subway system is poised to become the first mass transit system in the U.S. to install body scanners to screen passengers for weapons and explosives. More>>

Republicans blast Pearl Jam poster of burning White House

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Republicans are condemning a poster by Pearl Jam that shows the White House in flames and a bald eagle pecking at a skeleton they say is meant to depict President Donald Trump. More>>

After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

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Firefighters are battling the largest wildfire on record in California, while foresters and other experts are working to repair the damage. More>>

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

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Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca. More>>

Experts: Hail damage is worse, but climate role uncertain

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Climate and weather scientists say hailstorms already inflict billions of dollars in damage, and the cost will rise as the growing population builds more homes, offices and factories. More>>

Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

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Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves. More>>

WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

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A 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu. More>>

Dave Dave, whose father set him on fire in 1983, dies at 42

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Dave Dave, who was badly scarred at the age of 6 when his father tried to burn him to death, has died. More>>

Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints Video included

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A grand jury report reveals hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children _ and possibly many more _ since the 1940s. More>>

Colorado baker: No cake for gender transition celebration

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The Colorado baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and won a limited ruling at the U.S. Supreme Court is suing the state over another discrimination allegation. More>>

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

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New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders. More>>

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

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Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant. More>>

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

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Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California. More>>

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

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US study finds you're better off in the long run if you quit smoking, even if you gain weight. More>>

Swimmer suffers puncture wounds in shark attack on Cape Cod

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A man swimming off Cape Cod has been attacked by a shark and is being airlifted to a hospital. More>>

Georgia woman facing 'longest sentence' for leaking to media

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Prosecutors say Georgia woman facing the 'longest sentence' ever for leaking to the news media. More>>

Federal agency issues proposals for downsized Utah monuments

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The U.S. government on Wednesday issued proposals for managing two national monuments in Utah that were significantly downsized by President Donald Trump last year. More>>

US, Mexico announce new strategies on cartels

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APNewsBreak: Drug Enforcement Administration officials tell The Associated Press that new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels will be unveiled in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government. More>>

Baby elephant joins herd at San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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The newest elephant at San Diego Zoo Safari Park has joined the rest of the herd. More>>

Gubernatorial candidate challenges mayor with chicken outfit

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A Rhode Island gubernatorial candidate brought a campaign volunteer in a chicken suit to challenge another contestant to primary debates. More>>

Notes of support pour in for 2 who started California blaze

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A couple whose flattened trailer tire reportedly started a massive fire in Northern California has received more than 100 cards and letters with supportive messages telling them not to feel guilty. More>>

Report done on boy's near-hanging, but not released

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Almost a year after an 8-year-old biracial boy was nearly hanged, the New Hampshire attorney general's office says a legal dispute is preventing it from releasing a report on its investigation. More>>

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

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Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized. More>>

Mother of missing baby charged after remains found near home

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Police in upstate New York have charged the mother of a missing baby with multiple felonies after the remains of a child were found near her home. More>>

Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

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Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary. More>>

Vermont nominates 1st US transgender candidate for governor

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Christine Hallquist, the first transgender candidate to win a major-party nomination for governor, will face Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott, who won his party's nomination to run for a second term. More>>

ICE takes into custody defendant in New Mexico compound case

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A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting. More>>

Yosemite reopens to visitors with smoky air, limited lodging

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Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses. More>>

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

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Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. More>>

Actor Liev Schreiber denies hitting photographer

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Liev Schreiber is denying allegations that he attacked a local New York photographer while he was in town filming the popular Showtime series "Ray Donovan.". More>>

Utah firefighter who died in California offered to help

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A Utah firefighter who died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history was a 42-year-old man from a Salt Lake City suburb who leaves behind a wife and young son. More>>

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

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NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before. More>>

Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

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Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. More>>

New Jersey takes in $40.6 million in sports bets in July

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New Jersey casinos and racetracks took in $40.6 million in sports bets in the first full month in which it was permitted. More>>

Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

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In poor West Virginia, a scandal over spending by the state's Supreme Court has triggered a move by one branch of government to essentially fire another. More>>

Judge sets deadline for Army specialist's citizenship ruling

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A federal judge says the U.S. government should decide whether to allow a recently discharged Army specialist to become a citizen within three weeks. More>>

The Latest: New Mexico defendant in immigration custody

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Prosecutors say children who were found at a ramshackle New Mexico compound were trained to use firearms and learned other tactical techniques as they prepared to get rid of teachers, law enforcement and other institutions that were considered corrupt. More>>

Pawlenty's Minnesota loss caps political career with a thud

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Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's comeback bid fizzled in the Republican primary for his old job, as voters chose County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to face Democratic Rep. Tim Walz in the governor's race. More>>

Kansas governor concedes GOP primary to secretary of state

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Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has slightly widened his lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the state's Republican primary for governor. More>>

9 injured in apparent natural gas explosion in Denver

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Firefighters say nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver. More>>

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children Video included

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Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. More>>

Police: Shooting followed dispute in Walmart checkout lines

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A man pulled a gun during a dispute with another customer in Walmart checkout lines near Philadelphia and opened fire, wounding several people. More>>

APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

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California Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. More>>

AP NewsBreak: Pilot who crashed his own home had hangar code

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The president of a Utah company whose small plane was used by a man who died when he flew into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife says the pilot had full access to the plane because he had earned the firm's trust. More>>

Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

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A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare emergency effort to save her. More>>

APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

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Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is campaigning to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic U.S. senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. More>>

Jordanian immigrant gets death for Houston 'honor killings'

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A Jordanian immigrant has been sentenced to death in Texas for the fatal shootings of his son-in-law and daughter's best friend in what prosecutors described as honor killings. More>>

Ex-Virginia Tech student pleads guilty to hiding teen's body

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A former Virginia Tech student has pleaded guilty to concealing the body of a slain 13-year-old girl; still faces trial on a charge of being an accessory to the teen's killing. More>>

NYC mayor signs bill capping new ride-hail licenses

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Drivers for ride-hailing services lined up for hours to register their cars before New York City enacts a temporary cap on new licenses. More>>

Defense: No evidence in teen's death days after Obama event

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Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. More>>

Tech billionaire Henry Nicholas facing drug counts in Vegas

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Tech billionaire and advocate for crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts in Las Vegas. More>>

Stormy Daniels' lawyer appears in Houston immigration court

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The attorney taking on President Donald Trump over his alleged affair with an adult film actress has appeared in Houston immigration court to try to secure the release of a 9-year-old boy from Guatemala. More>>

Court: Ex-federal immigration lawyer can be sued for forgery

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A U.S. appeals court says a former federal immigration lawyer who forged a document in an effort to get a man deported can be sued for damages. More>>

Former Baltimore officer indicted, accused of assaulting man

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A Baltimore police officer has been indicted after being recorded repeatedly punching a man in a street confrontation. More>>

Possible evidence in missing girls case found at warehouse

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Authorities investigating the decades-old disappearances of several girls say they've found possible evidence during a search of an abandoned suburban Detroit warehouse. More>>

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

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A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. More>>

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

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A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country. More>>

California man pleads guilty to smuggling gun parts to Syria

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The chief executive of a California check cashing business has pleaded guilty to helping smuggle rifle parts and other military equipment to rebels in his native Syria. More>>

Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

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No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region. More>>

Correction: Citizens Bank Headquarters story

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Citizens Bank is set to unveil its new corporate headquarters in Johnston, Rhode Island this week. More>>

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures Video included

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After the spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee, authorities there are talking to counterparts around the country about how to prevent such breaches. More>>

Actor Liev Schreiber set to answer harassment charge

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Liev Schreiber is facing a harassment charge in suburban New York, where his lawyer says the actor is accused of shoving a photographer's camera. More>>

Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

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Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a house in Utah, killing the pilot. More>>

Charge added against California serial killing suspect

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Prosecutors have added another murder charge against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case. More>>

Residents split in goose dispute in Long Island village

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Residents of a Long Island village are divided over what to do about a glut of goose droppings around town. More>>

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

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Red tide is killing marine life, hurting tourism and upsetting beach lovers in Florida. More>>

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

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The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest _ an aftershock of the first. More>>

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

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For years, the country's immigration courts have besieged by ballooning dockets, lengthy backlogs and a lack of resources. More>>

The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

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Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history. More>>

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

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Portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania are again dealing with heavy rains and high waters that have shut down highways, flooded homes and prompted rescues. More>>

Museum seeks to buy president's life insurance application

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William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio launches online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president. More>>

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

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The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases across the world as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. More>>

What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane

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How did an airline worker steal a plane and what are authorities doing?. More>>

Bear makes an unlikely stop in a liquor store

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A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue _ a Connecticut liquor store. More>>

Judge won't toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

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A judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit claiming a woman was raped in the 1980s by a man who the Mormon church allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct. More>>

Suspect in fatal warehouse fire says he can't get fair trial

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Derick Almena's lawyer says there's little chance he'll get a fair trial in Oakland after a plea deal collapsed when a judge said the 48-year-old showed too little remorse for illegally converting a warehouse where a fire killed three dozen people. More>>

NYC subway riders beat conductor in attack caught on video

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Police are looking for two irate New York City subway riders who punched a conductor in the face after he announced a train was going express. More>>

California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

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A grief-stricken great-grandfather is collecting keepsakes from the charred remains of the California home where his family died in a wildfire. More>>

Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

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A group of northeastern governors and premiers from eastern Canada are meeting in Vermont, where they are discussing a variety of joint issues, amid a trade dispute between Washington and Ottawa. More>>

2 die after road rage fight in Northern California

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Authorities are investigating a Northern California car crash that led to a fight between two men and resulted in their deaths, one by apparent homicide and the other after he was run over by a third car. More>>

Officer recorded punching a man could face assault charge

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Baltimore's police commissioner says an officer recorded repeatedly punching a man could face a second-degree assault charge. More>>

Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

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The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. More>>

Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

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Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. More>>

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

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Dominic Ragucci had thought for nearly 70 years that the remains of his older brother, Emil, were swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. On Monday, he plans to stand on the tarmac in Philadelphia and greet Emil's remains. More>>

Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

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Many of the teachers who converged on their state capitols in protest this past spring are hoping to soon return _ this time as lawmakers. More>>

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading Video included

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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges. More>>

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

Sister lunch ladies accused of stealing nearly $500K

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Two sisters who were former cafeteria workers are being charged with stealing nearly a half-million dollars from Connecticut schools in the past five years. More>>

Northern California man shoots, kills 3 kids and himself

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A father of four young children who was arrested twice this year on domestic violence complaints and barred from owning a firearm shot and killed three of his children and then himself. More>>

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

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A day after tensions between police and activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of Charlottesville plans to mark Sunday's anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. More>>

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

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NASA is sending a spacecraft on a voyage straight into the sun's glittering crown. More>>

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief Video included

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Aviation expert say one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. More>>

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. More>>

Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

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An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison says the Minnesota Democrat emotionally and physically abused her, allegations that Ellison denies. More>>

Nebraska inmate seeks new evidence in decades-old slayings

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A man convicted of a 1988 double murder in western Nebraska is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene, even as a new documentary nearing completion calls into question his guilt. More>>

California fires may make homeowners insurance harder to get

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California's battle with wildfires may hurt availability, raise the cost of homeowners insurance. More>>

Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

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The billionaire behind a proposal to split California in three says he's giving up on the effort after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot. More>>

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

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In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. More>>

School demolition crews unearth 124-year-old time capsule

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Construction crews tearing down a former middle school in Massachusetts unearth a 124-year-old time capsule. More>>

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. More>>

Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

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Alaska education advocate Alyse Galvin is among the wave of women candidates hoping to be elected to the U.S. House this fall. More>>

Tesla CEO's buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

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Tesla CEO's attempt to escape Wall Street's pressure with buyout of electric car maker could bring new headaches. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

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Spokane is booming, with a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector. More>>

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms Video included

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A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some. More>>

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

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Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth. More>>

Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

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Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. More>>

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

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Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats. More>>

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

The Latest: Ron Curtis wins Hawaii GOP nod for US Senate

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Former Congressman Ed Case says he believes his message that politicians in Washington need to work together resonated with voters. More>>

Find an eagle feather? US law says don't take it. Cuomo did

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently told a story about grabbing a feather shed by an eagle after it swooped past his family's canoe during an outing on an Adirondack lake. More>>

Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

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A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago. More>>

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot Video included

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Alaska Airlines says there was an "unauthorized take-off" of an airplane and witnesses reported a jet being chased by military planes near Sea-Tac International Airport. More>>

GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

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Republican U.S. Rep Chris Collins says he will no longer run for re-election after being charged with insider trading. More>>

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

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Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes. More>>

Baltimore officer suspended after punching incident recorded

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A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced online showing him repeatedly punching a man and knocking him down over steps on a sidewalk. More>>

List grows of people said to know of Ohio St. doctor's abuse

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Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998. More>>

Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

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Former Congressman Ed Case is the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Honolulu in the U.S. House. More>>

Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny

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Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny, stock volatility. More>>

Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned for months about a "blue wave" this fall, and Tuesday's primary will settle which Democrat tries to ride it. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils, but police had a brief confrontation with students angry over their heavy presence. More>>

The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle Video included

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Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee and has crashed. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred that shocked the nation. More>>

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers Video included

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A well-known imam whose three children were among the five adults arrested during a raid on a New Mexico compound says he doesn't understand why his son and the others disappeared into the desert. More>>

Morning surprise: Boa constrictor found under car hood

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Woah, it's a boa. More>>

Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

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The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. More>>

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

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A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented mission to the sun. More>>

Judge rejects plea deals in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

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Two men who accepted a plea deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. More>>

Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

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Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to a reality TV star. More>>

Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks

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A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. More>>

Judge refuses to halt Nebraska's 1st execution since 1997

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A federal judge is allowing Nebraska to proceed with the state's first-ever lethal injection despite a pharmaceutical company's lawsuit that claims the state illicitly obtained its drugs. More>>

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

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Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception. More>>

Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

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An aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach's promise to remove himself from further counting in their contested Republican primary race is not enough. More>>

Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

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Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. More>>

Some of ex-Pennsylvania congressman's convictions tossed

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A federal appeals court has overturned an ex-Pennsylvania congressman's bribery convictions but has let stand numerous other counts. More>>

Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting

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A U.S. judge in Hawaii says a federal agent can't be tried a third time for shooting and killing a man in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant. More>>

Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

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Red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. More>>

Speech group: @realDonaldTrump still blocking Twitter foes

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A free speech group says President Donald Trump is still blocking dozens of people from his Twitter account despite a court's ruling that doing so violates the First Amendment. More>>

The Latest: Monsanto to appeal $289 million verdict

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

Prison for ex-banker who used data to steal from customers

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A New York City banker who hawked elderly customers' personal identifying information in a scheme to raid their accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. More>>

Bodies, wreckage will not be recovered in Alaska crash

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The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of a small airplane that crashed on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park. More>>

St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement

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Ouster of veteran St. Louis prosecutor latest victory for Black Lives Matter voters, activists focused on the ballot. More>>

Allegations of misconduct at seminary under investigation

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The archbishop of Boston has ordered an investigation into allegations of misconduct made by former seminarians. More>>

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A federal judge is allowing Nebraska to proceed with the state's first-ever lethal injection despite a pharmaceutical company's lawsuit that claims the state illicitly obtained its drugs. More>>

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Pennsylvania health aide sentenced for scalding disabled man

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A Pennsylvania health aide who authorities say poured scalding water on a disabled man in his care, leaving him with burns on 20 percent of his body has been sentenced to serve up to five years in prison. More>>

Bank of the West's environmental stand faces blowback

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APNewsBreak: Outsourcing critic's brand sells foreign parts

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Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

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