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(Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP). The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigates the scene in Metarie Tuesday, June 18, 2019 after two men were shot to death inside a Cadillac Escalade near the intersection of West Metairie Avenue and N... (Michael DeMocker/The Times-Picayune via AP). The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigates the scene in Metarie Tuesday, June 18, 2019 after two men were shot to death inside a Cadillac Escalade near the intersection of West Metairie Avenue and N...

Sheriff: Louisiana man linked to 4 random shooting deaths

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Authorities say a 22-year-old Louisiana man has been arrested in connection with three apparently random shooting deaths in a New Orleans suburb. More>>

Pilots criticize Boeing for mistakes on its grounded jet

(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, former Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger talks to the media in front of the US Airways flight 1549 aircraft at the Carolina Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C. The president of th... (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File). FILE - In this June 11, 2011, file photo, former Capt. Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger talks to the media in front of the US Airways flight 1549 aircraft at the Carolina Aviation Museum in Charlotte, N.C. The president of th...
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Two pilots, one a union leader and the other a cultural hero, are expected to give lawmakers their criticism of Boeing. More>>

A newspaper bucks layoff trend, and hopes readers respond

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sund... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sund...
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Local investors are pumping money into their New England newspaper chain in hopes of saving local journalism, but attracting new readers has been tougher than expected. More>>

Self-help guru convicted in lurid sex-trafficking case

(Elizabeth Williams via AP). In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Keith Raniere, center, sits with attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during closing arguments at Brooklyn federal court, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in New York. A f... (Elizabeth Williams via AP). In this courtroom artist's sketch, defendant Keith Raniere, center, sits with attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during closing arguments at Brooklyn federal court, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in New York. A f...
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The former leader of an upstate New York self-help group has been convicted in a federal case accusing him of turning women into his "sex slaves.". More>>

Facebook plans its own currency for 2 billion-plus users

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this April 25, 2019, file photo an address sign for Facebook Way is shown in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook unveiled a broad plan Tuesday, June 18, to create a new digital currency.
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Facebook plans its own digital currency for use by 2 billion-plus people. More>>

Trump protesters rally at gay bar blocks from arena speech

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Opponents of President Donald Trump's re-election announcement in Florida are launching their protests at a gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform. More>>

Scientists record singing by rare right whale for first time

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Federal scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time. More>>

Tax money funds campaigns of unlikely Seattle candidates

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this photo taken Monday, June 10, 2019, Seattle City Council candidate Pat Murakami, right, looks on as voter Lashaun Hartfield signs a replacement voucher for Murakami's campaign in Seattle. A first-of-its-kind public ca... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson). In this photo taken Monday, June 10, 2019, Seattle City Council candidate Pat Murakami, right, looks on as voter Lashaun Hartfield signs a replacement voucher for Murakami's campaign in Seattle. A first-of-its-kind public ca...
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A first-of-its-kind public campaign finance program in Seattle gives voters vouchers worth $100 to pass on to any candidate they want. More>>

Was dead militant war casualty or Navy SEAL's murder victim?

(Edward Gallagher/Courtesy of Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). This undated selfie provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and att... (Edward Gallagher/Courtesy of Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). This undated selfie provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and att...
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More Navy SEALs are expected to testify for the prosecution at a war crimes court martial of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher. More>>

Correction: Boy Fatally Shot-Wisconsin story

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Authorities say a 5-year-old boy died of a gunshot wound after two adults abandoned him at a hospital in southeast Wisconsin. More>>

33K pounds of cocaine seized in one of biggest US drug busts

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bus... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). U.S. authorities seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. The U.S. attorney’s office in Philadelphia announced the massive bus...
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U.S. authorities have seized more than $1 billion worth of cocaine from a ship at a Philadelphia port, calling it one of the largest drug busts in American history. More>>

UN: Nearly 71 million now displaced by war, violence at home

(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displ... (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displ...
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The UN refugee agency says a record 71 million people have now been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence. More>>

New rally called while Phoenix police chief promises change

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Dravon Ames, holding microphone, speaks to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, as his fiancee, Iesha Harper, right, holds 1-year-old daughter London, at a community meeting, Tuesday, June 18, ... (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Dravon Ames, holding microphone, speaks to Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams and Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego, as his fiancee, Iesha Harper, right, holds 1-year-old daughter London, at a community meeting, Tuesday, June 18, ...
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Police Chief Jeri Williams has promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry. More>>

At least 2 dead after semi explodes on I-94 in Wisconsin

(Katelyn Planka via AP). Smoke billows from a semi after a deadly crash on Interstate 94 in Caledonia, Wis, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Authorities said the semi crashed and exploded and ignited other vehicles on the interstate in southeastern Wisconsin. (Katelyn Planka via AP). Smoke billows from a semi after a deadly crash on Interstate 94 in Caledonia, Wis, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Authorities said the semi crashed and exploded and ignited other vehicles on the interstate in southeastern Wisconsin.
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Authorities say at least two people are dead after a semi crashed and exploded into flames on an interstate in southeast Wisconsin. More>>

Correction: Pregnant Woman Slain-Baby Taken story

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Officials have cleared a suburban Chicago hospital for its handling of a baby who was cut from his mother's womb and later died. More>>

Man accused of stealing WWII dog tags from National Archives

(AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman). In this Tuesday, June 18, 2019 photo a sign for the entrance to the National Archives is seen in College Park, Md. A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archi... (AP Photo/Michael Kunzelman). In this Tuesday, June 18, 2019 photo a sign for the entrance to the National Archives is seen in College Park, Md. A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archi...
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A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration research facility in Maryland. More>>

Oregon Democrats rally behind cap-and-trade emissions plan

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Progressives laud Oregon's cap-and-trade bill for prioritizing investments in low-income and rural communities, but some aren't sure the program will work as intended. More>>

$4.5M in settlements over deaths tied to doc in murder case

(AP Photo/Kantele Franko). FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court in Columbus, O... (AP Photo/Kantele Franko). FILE - In this June 5, 2019 file photo former critical care doctor William Husel, center, pleads not guilty to murder charges while appearing with defense attorney Richard Blake, right, in Franklin County Court in Columbus, O...
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An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder. More>>

San Francisco moves closer to nation's 1st e-cigarette ban

(AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado). In this Monday, June 17, 2019, photo, Joshua Ni, 24, and Fritz Ramirez, 23, vape from electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in... (AP Photo/Samantha Maldonado). In this Monday, June 17, 2019, photo, Joshua Ni, 24, and Fritz Ramirez, 23, vape from electronic cigarettes in San Francisco. San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in...
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San Francisco supervisors are considering whether to move the city toward becoming the first in the United States to ban all sales of electronic cigarettes in an effort to crack down on youth vaping. More>>

Marijuana use doubles in US pregnant women to 1 in 14

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Nov. 27, 2015 file photo shows two marijuana buds displayed for a customer in Denver. A government report released on Tuesday, June 17, 2019 shows that pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - This Nov. 27, 2015 file photo shows two marijuana buds displayed for a customer in Denver. A government report released on Tuesday, June 17, 2019 shows that pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and...
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Government research shows pot use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women, most common during first trimester. More>>

California governor, lawmaker alter proposed vaccine rules

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE  - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, an opponent of a measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions gives a thumbs down as the bill's author, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, makes his closing stat... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, an opponent of a measure to toughen the rules for vaccination exemptions gives a thumbs down as the bill's author, state Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, makes his closing stat...
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California public health officials would have more oversight of doctors and schools with high numbers of medical exemptions for vaccinations under a compromise announced Tuesday. More>>

Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds

(Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG via AP). A Costco employee talks on the phone following a shooting within the wholesale outlet in Corona, Calif.,  Friday, June 14, 2019.  A gunman opened fire inside the store during an argument,  killing... (Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG via AP). A Costco employee talks on the phone following a shooting within the wholesale outlet in Corona, Calif., Friday, June 14, 2019. A gunman opened fire inside the store during an argument, killing...
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A lawyer says a Los Angeles policeman who opened fire inside a Costco was attacked without warning and briefly knocked out as he held his year-old child. More>>

Trump says he'll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

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President Donald Trump says he'll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of nations in Japan. More>>

Guam Catholic group protests recruitment of abortion doctors

(AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, worshippers attend Sunday Mass at Blessed Diego de San Vitores Church in Tumon, Guam. No doctors are willing to perform abortions in the U.S. territory of Guam, and the isla... (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2017, file photo, worshippers attend Sunday Mass at Blessed Diego de San Vitores Church in Tumon, Guam. No doctors are willing to perform abortions in the U.S. territory of Guam, and the isla...
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Group protests Guam governor's plan to recruit abortion providers to the U.S. territory because no doctors on the island are currently willing to terminate pregnancies. More>>

With Hope Hicks interview, Dems breach Trump's inner circle

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. The House Judiciary C... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018 photo, then-White House Communications Director Hope Hicks arrives to meet behind closed doors with the House Intelligence Committee, at the Capitol in Washington. The House Judiciary C...
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The House Judiciary Committee will interview former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks behind closed doors on Wednesday. More>>

Panel hears case on conditions for young migrants on border

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A U.S. government lawyer says a settlement agreement requiring sanitary conditions for detained immigrant children may not necessarily mean a toothbrush and soap must be provided for shorter stays. More>>

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Iesha Harper, right, answers a question during a news conference as she is joined by her fiancee Dravon Ames, left, at Phoenix City Hall, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Phoenix. Ames and his pregnant fiancée, Harper, who had gun... (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Iesha Harper, right, answers a question during a news conference as she is joined by her fiancee Dravon Ames, left, at Phoenix City Hall, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Phoenix. Ames and his pregnant fiancée, Harper, who had gun...
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Police released surveillance video Tuesday aimed at backing up their assertion that adults and not just a child were shoplifting before a videotaped encounter during which Phoenix officers pointed guns and yelled profanities at a family. More>>

PG&E to pay $1 billion to governments for wildfire damage

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A California utility blamed for igniting several wildfires that have killed dozens and destroyed thousands of homes has agreed to pay $1 billion to local governments. More>>

Prosecutor: Navy SEAL bragged about killing captive in Iraq

(Edward Gallagher/Courtesy of Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). This undated selfie provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and att... (Edward Gallagher/Courtesy of Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). This undated selfie provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, U.S. Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with allegedly killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care and att...
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Combat veterans who lost friends and comrades in battle are being questioned as potential jurors in the war crimes trial of a decorated Navy SEAL. More>>

New England newspaper owner fights to save local journalism

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sund... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Thursday, April 11, 2019 photo, copies of The Berkshire Eagle newspaper are placed in a machine before being bundled for distribution, in Pittsfield, Mass. The paper now features a new 12-page lifestyle section for Sund...
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Local investors are pumping money into their New England newspaper chain in hopes of saving local journalism, but attracting new readers has been tougher than expected. More>>

Harvard case offers reminder of perils of online misbehavior

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, a gate opens to the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Ivy League university announced Monday, June 17, 2019, that it would revoke an admission offer to a survivor... (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, a gate opens to the Harvard University campus in Cambridge, Mass. The Ivy League university announced Monday, June 17, 2019, that it would revoke an admission offer to a survivor...
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Social-media posts that led Harvard University to revoke admission offer were originally shared only among friends. More>>

Photographer recounts facing Dallas gunman

(Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP). A security guard and a civilian run for cover as bullets ricochet off the building as a shooter (far background left) fires towards them on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Earle Cabell federal courthouse in Dallas... (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP). A security guard and a civilian run for cover as bullets ricochet off the building as a shooter (far background left) fires towards them on Monday, June 17, 2019 at the Earle Cabell federal courthouse in Dallas...
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A Dallas Morning News photographer recounts witnessing a shooting at a federal building in the city's downtown. More>>

Watchdog: Schools underreporting use of restraint, seclusion

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A federal watchdog agency says public schools have significantly underreported their use of restraint and seclusion to control students' behavior. More>>

Trump's Pentagon pick is Army veteran, defense lobbyist

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper speaks during a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump on June 18, named Esper as acting D... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik). FILE - In this April 2, 2019, file photo, Secretary of the Army Mark Esper speaks during a House Armed Services Committee budget hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump on June 18, named Esper as acting D...
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President Donald Trump's pick for new Defense Department secretary is an Army veteran who served in the first Iraq war. More>>

Newtown parents score a win in growing fight against hoaxers

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE--In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Alex Jones speaks to reporters in Washington. Lawyers in Connecticut, on Monday, June 17, 2019, allege conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent them electronic files containing child... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File). FILE--In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Alex Jones speaks to reporters in Washington. Lawyers in Connecticut, on Monday, June 17, 2019, allege conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sent them electronic files containing child...
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The father of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has won a defamation suit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened. More>>

Washington state waterfront owners asked to take dead whales

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Duat Mai stands atop a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco.  Federal officials are asking waterfront landowners in western Washington to volunteer their properties to be the fina... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Duat Mai stands atop a dead whale at Ocean Beach in San Francisco. Federal officials are asking waterfront landowners in western Washington to volunteer their properties to be the fina...
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Officials are asking Washington state waterfront landowners to volunteer their properties as the final resting places for dead gray whales. More>>

Pup fostering gives genetic boost to wild Mexican wolves

(The Interagency Field Team/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP). In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mexican gray wolf interagency field team shows Mexican gray wolf pups that are part of a cross-fostering program i... (The Interagency Field Team/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP). In this undated photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Mexican gray wolf interagency field team shows Mexican gray wolf pups that are part of a cross-fostering program i...
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A dozen Mexican gray wolf pups are being raised by wild packs in Arizona and New Mexico as biologists mark another season of trying to bolster the genetics of the endangered species. More>>

Attorney Michael Avenatti faces November trial in New York

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing. Avenatti faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from ... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this May 28, 2019, file photo, California attorney Michael Avenatti leaves a courthouse in New York following a hearing. Avenatti faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from ...
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California attorney Michael Avenatti faces a November trial date on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike. More>>

High school athletes file complaint over transgender policy

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Connecticut girls who have run high school track have filed a federal discrimination complaint, saying a statewide policy that forced them to compete against transgender athletes cost them top finishes. More>>

Missouri cites 'failed abortions' in clinic license dispute

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in St. Louis. On Monday, June 10, 2019, a judge in St. Louis issued another order allowing Missouri's only abortion clinic to continue operating. Circuit Judge Michael... (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson). A Planned Parenthood clinic is seen Tuesday, June 4, 2019, in St. Louis. On Monday, June 10, 2019, a judge in St. Louis issued another order allowing Missouri's only abortion clinic to continue operating. Circuit Judge Michael...
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Missouri's case for possibly ending abortions at its lone remaining clinic includes a claim that three "failed abortions" there required additional surgeries and another led to life-threatening complications for the mother. More>>

Police: Arizona man beheads roommate's dog as she moves out

(Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Jose Vega Meza. Police say Vega Meza was booked on suspicion of animal cruelty for beheading his roommate's dog Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Buc... (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office shows Jose Vega Meza. Police say Vega Meza was booked on suspicion of animal cruelty for beheading his roommate's dog Saturday, June 15, 2019 in Buc...
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An Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of mutilating and beheading his roommate's dog as she moved out of the home they shared in a Phoenix suburb. More>>

Activists allege racism in treatment of St. Louis prosecutor

(Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Former FBI agent William Don Tisaby, left, is accompanied by attorney Jermaine Wooten as he turns himself in at St. Louis Police headquarters on Monday, June 17, 2019, in St Louis. Tisaby has been charged ... (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). Former FBI agent William Don Tisaby, left, is accompanied by attorney Jermaine Wooten as he turns himself in at St. Louis Police headquarters on Monday, June 17, 2019, in St Louis. Tisaby has been charged ...
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Some black activists say there's an unfair racial component to criticism of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner over her hiring of a man who led the investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and who now faces perjury charges. More>>

'Burning river' loses sting in Cleveland 50 years after fire

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Johnny Rowan stands outside Burning River Coffee, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Lakewood, Ohio. Rowan’s is one of 90 active businesses registered with the state that have “burning river” in their names, inspired by the Cuyahoga River... (AP Photo/Tony Dejak). Johnny Rowan stands outside Burning River Coffee, Friday, June 14, 2019, in Lakewood, Ohio. Rowan’s is one of 90 active businesses registered with the state that have “burning river” in their names, inspired by the Cuyahoga River...
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Fifty years after a fire on a Cleveland river helped spawn the Environmental Protection Agency, artists and entrepreneurs have forged decades of embarrassment into a fiery brand of civic pride. More>>

Target's tech trouble clogs stores with long checkout lines

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Target suffered a technological glitch that stalled checkout lines at its stores worldwide Saturday, exasperating shoppers and eating into sales at a prime time for retailers. More>>

Masked gunman killed in shootout at Dallas courthouse

(Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News). Law enforcement officers attend to an injured shooter in a parking lot after he fired shots at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, Monday, June 17, 2019.  MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES, MAGS OUT,  TV OU... (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News). Law enforcement officers attend to an injured shooter in a parking lot after he fired shots at the Earle Cabell Federal Building in downtown Dallas, Monday, June 17, 2019. MANDATORY CREDIT, NO SALES, MAGS OUT, TV OU...
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The FBI says a masked 22-year-old man has been killed in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers outside a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas. More>>

Harvard pulls Parkland grad's admission over racist comments

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A Florida school shooting survivor says Harvard University revoked his acceptance over racist comments he made online and in text messages about two years ago. More>>

Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman

(Courtesy of The Rapid City Police Department via AP). This 2008 drivers license photo released by the Rapid City Police Department shows Eugene Carroll Field. Police say they believe they've solved the murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangle... (Courtesy of The Rapid City Police Department via AP). This 2008 drivers license photo released by the Rapid City Police Department shows Eugene Carroll Field. Police say they believe they've solved the murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangle...
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Police say they believe they've solved the murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled over 50 years ago in her South Dakota home. More>>

Local governments seek negotiating power in opioid lawsuit

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Lawyers are asking a federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs to create a negotiating group consisting solely of U.S. towns, cities and counties. More>>

Autopsies: 2 slain campus victims each had 6 or more wounds

(AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek). FILE - In this May 5, 2019 file photo, a  United States military honor guard salutes a U.S. flag to be presented to the parents of Riley Howell during his memorial service in Lake Junaluska, N.C.  Howell, the student credited... (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek). FILE - In this May 5, 2019 file photo, a United States military honor guard salutes a U.S. flag to be presented to the parents of Riley Howell during his memorial service in Lake Junaluska, N.C. Howell, the student credited...
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Autopsies show that a student credited with tackling a gunman during a fatal North Carolina campus rampage suffered eight gunshot wounds, and another slain student was shot six times. More>>

Another "Empire" actor arrested, but on traffic offense

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Another "Empire" actor has been arrested in Chicago, but this time on a traffic-related offense. More>>

Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest

(AP Photo/Matt York,File). FILE - In this July 22, 2104 file photo Children receive a free lunch at the Phoenix Day @ Central Park Youth Program in downtown Phoenix. Signs of entrenched childhood poverty, hunger and disparities in education have shifte... (AP Photo/Matt York,File). FILE - In this July 22, 2104 file photo Children receive a free lunch at the Phoenix Day @ Central Park Youth Program in downtown Phoenix. Signs of entrenched childhood poverty, hunger and disparities in education have shifte...
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A report on childhood well-being shows that poverty among children has declined in the past decade but there are broad challenges to the well-being of youngsters living in states along the U.S. border with Mexico. More>>

New York ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

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New York state would eliminate a religious exemption to vaccine mandates under a bill expected to pass the state Legislature. More>>

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). This Tuesday, June 11, 2019, photo shows the raging waters in the Big Cottonwood Creek, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this wi... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). This Tuesday, June 11, 2019, photo shows the raging waters in the Big Cottonwood Creek, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this wi...
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A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-starved rivers of the southwestern U.S. More>>

Slain man's brother frustrated by 23-year wait for justice

(AP Photo/Andrea Smith). In this Friday, June 14, 2019 photo, Chris Parks wipes away a tear while talking about the murder of his brother Donovan Corey Parks in Powder Springs, Ga.. Marion Wilson Jr. and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder a... (AP Photo/Andrea Smith). In this Friday, June 14, 2019 photo, Chris Parks wipes away a tear while talking about the murder of his brother Donovan Corey Parks in Powder Springs, Ga.. Marion Wilson Jr. and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder a...
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Chris Parks has waited more than two decades for justice to be served for his brother. More>>

Couple want officers fired who pointed guns over shoplifting

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Dravon Ames, left, and Iesha Harper pause as they listen to a question during a news conference at Phoenix City Hall, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Phoenix. Ames and his pregnant fiancée, Harper, who had guns aimed at them by P... (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Dravon Ames, left, and Iesha Harper pause as they listen to a question during a news conference at Phoenix City Hall, Monday, June 17, 2019, in Phoenix. Ames and his pregnant fiancée, Harper, who had guns aimed at them by P...
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A man and his pregnant fiancée say they want Phoenix to fire the officers who pointed guns and yelled profanities at them after their 4-year-old daughter took a doll from a store. More>>

Police defend arrest of 12-year-old boy in western Michigan

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Police in western Michigan are defending their actions in the arrest of a 12-year-old black boy following online criticism about the response of officers. More>>

Police: Bodies of mom, son found where boy's father cut wood

(Salem Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated photo provided by the Salem, Oregon, Police Department shows Karissa Alyn Fretwell and her 3-year-old son William "Billy" Fretwell. Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry said Monday, Jun... (Salem Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated photo provided by the Salem, Oregon, Police Department shows Karissa Alyn Fretwell and her 3-year-old son William "Billy" Fretwell. Yamhill County District Attorney Brad Berry said Monday, Jun...
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Authorities say the bodies of an Oregon mother and her 3-year-old son have been found in a forest where the boy's father cut wood more than a month after they vanished. More>>

Attorney: Officer attacked without warning in Costco

(Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG via AP). The Corona police department investigate a shooting inside a Costco in Corona, Calif.,  Friday, June 14, 2019.  A gunman opened fire inside the store during an argument,  killing a man, wounding t... (Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG via AP). The Corona police department investigate a shooting inside a Costco in Corona, Calif., Friday, June 14, 2019. A gunman opened fire inside the store during an argument, killing a man, wounding t...
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The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer who shot and killed a man he said attacked him inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store. More>>

Combat vets in jury pool for decorated Navy SEAL's trial

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The trial of a decorated Navy SEAL killing an Islamic State prisoner in his care is set to begin with jury selection on Monday. More>>

Buttigieg goes home to South Bend after man killed by police

(Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP). South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, speaks during a news conference, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in South Bend, Ind., as South Bend Common Council President Tim Scott, left, and South Bend Police Chief Scott... (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP). South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, center, speaks during a news conference, Sunday, June 16, 2019, in South Bend, Ind., as South Bend Common Council President Tim Scott, left, and South Bend Police Chief Scott...
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A police officer fatally shot a black man in South Bend, Indiana, the city where Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is mayor. More>>

4 years in, Trump fondly recalls Trump Tower campaign launch

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sunday, June 16, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, is applauded by his daughter Ivanka Trump, right as he's introduced before his announcement that he will run for presi... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Sunday, June 16, 2015, file photo, Donald Trump, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, is applauded by his daughter Ivanka Trump, right as he's introduced before his announcement that he will run for presi...
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It was the escalator ride that would change history as Sunday marks four years since Donald Trump descended through the pink marble and brass atrium of Trump Tower to announce his candidacy for president. More>>

Man pleads guilty to decapitating Montana casino patron

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Man pleads guilty to decapitating Montana casino patron at transient camp with help of another man. More>>

Search warrant cites synagogue shooter's hatred of Judaism

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A federal search warrant says the sole suspect in a fatal Southern California synagogue shooting told an investigator that he adopted his hatred of Judaism 18 months before. More>>

Millionaire gets 9 years for deadly fire above tunnels

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A wealthy stock trader has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his conviction in the fiery death of a man who was helping him secretly dig tunnels for a nuclear bunker beneath a Maryland home. More>>

Funeral held for West Point cadet who died in training

(Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP). Christopher C. Morgan touches the casket of his son, West Point Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, during the interment ceremony at West Point, N.Y., Saturday, June 15, 2019. Over 1500 family, friends and military pers... (Mark Vergari/The Journal News via AP). Christopher C. Morgan touches the casket of his son, West Point Cadet Christopher J. Morgan, during the interment ceremony at West Point, N.Y., Saturday, June 15, 2019. Over 1500 family, friends and military pers...
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A West Point cadet killed during a training exercise has been laid to rest at the academy's cemetery. More>>

OJ Simpson posts video to announce official Twitter account

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OJ Simpson has launched a Twitter account with a video post in which the former football star says he's got a "little gettin' even to do". More>>

Ex-pastor in Texas accused of sexually abusing teen relative

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A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse. More>>

New Mexico film industry up amid abortion fights elsewhere

(Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, holds a news conference about film incentives with Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, D-Santa Fe, second from left, and othe... (Eddie Moore/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, center, holds a news conference about film incentives with Sen. Nancy Rodriguez, D-Santa Fe, second from left, and othe...
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New Mexico's film industry appears to be on the brink of a boom thanks to abortion law controversies in other states. More>>

Buttigieg: 'Why not' start a first family in White House?

(AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz). Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a grassroots event on Friday, June 14, 2019, in Alexandria, Va. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz). Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks at a grassroots event on Friday, June 14, 2019, in Alexandria, Va.
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg wants to start a family with his husband, Chasten, and says that could happen if he's in the White House. More>>

LAPD investigates officer's actions in Costco shooting

(Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG via AP). Scattered shopping carts and a flipped over beach chair lays on the ground following a shooting inside a Costco in Corona, Calif.,  Friday, June 14, 2019.  A gunman opened fire inside the store du... (Will Lester/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG via AP). Scattered shopping carts and a flipped over beach chair lays on the ground following a shooting inside a Costco in Corona, Calif., Friday, June 14, 2019. A gunman opened fire inside the store du...
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The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering evidence and video footage in an administrative investigation into an off-duty officer shooting and killing a man who authorities say attacked him inside a Costco Wholesale warehouse store. More>>

Police: California man posted synagogue shooting threats

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Authorities say a Bay Area man posted anti-Semitic threats in an online chatroom and threatened to commit a mass shooting at a synagogue. More>>

Burglary suspect caught, had machete wound inflicted by boy

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Authorities: Burglary suspect with a machete wound from run-in with an 11-year-old boy has been caught, days after he slipped out of a hospital where he was treated for head wound. More>>

New Mexico mural focuses on missing Native American women

(Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP). In this June 4, 2019 photo, an indigenous woman takes center stage in a mural by artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez, erected on the Cruces Creatives building wall in Las Cruces, N.M. The new m... (Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez/The Las Cruces Sun News via AP). In this June 4, 2019 photo, an indigenous woman takes center stage in a mural by artist Sebastian "Vela" Velazquez, erected on the Cruces Creatives building wall in Las Cruces, N.M. The new m...
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A new mural in southern New Mexico seeks to honor missing and slain Native American women amid a nationwide push to bring more attention to the issue. More>>

Planned Parenthood builds Ala. clinic despite abortion law

(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). Anti-abortion activist Rev. Terry Gensemer gestures toward a new clinic being constructed by Planned Parenthood in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The organization is working on the project despite a new state law t... (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). Anti-abortion activist Rev. Terry Gensemer gestures toward a new clinic being constructed by Planned Parenthood in Birmingham, Ala., on Thursday, June 13, 2019. The organization is working on the project despite a new state law t...
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Planned Parenthood is building a new women's clinic in Alabama despite the state's near-total ban on abortions. More>>

Police: Off-duty officer shot man who hit him in Costco

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Police say a shooting inside a Southern California Costco store has killed one person and wounded two others and the suspect is in custody. More>>

O'Rourke: White Americans don't know full story of slavery

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As he strives to make connections with the black voters who will play a dominant role in next year's southern presidential primaries, Beto O'Rourke has taken a path somewhat less traveled. More>>

Scores protest outside Florida detention center for kids

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Scores of people in South Florida protest outside a facility that has become the nation's biggest location for detaining immigrant children. More>>

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma state Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, listens to a question during an interview in her office Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Hicks is a Democrat and former elementary school teacher who won what had been a... (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki). Oklahoma state Sen. Carri Hicks, D-Oklahoma City, listens to a question during an interview in her office Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Oklahoma City. Hicks is a Democrat and former elementary school teacher who won what had been a...
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Teachers who staged successful walkouts to demand better pay and public school funding in several states last year are showing they're intent on staying politically engaged. More>>

Babe Ruth road jersey sells at auction for $5.64 million

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A Babe Ruth road jersey dating to 1928-30 has sold at auction for $5.6 million. More>>

Mayor 'sick' by video of police encounter with young family

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Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego is calling for action after disturbing footage emerged of an altercation involving officers and a young family. More>>

Raptors' president encounter with deputy being investigated

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Authorities say they are investigating whether Toronto Raptors president Masai Ujiri pushed and hit a sheriff's deputy in the face as he tried to get onto the court after his team won the NBA title in Oakland. More>>

Former student who reported rape says college betrayed her

(Alicia Gonzales via AP). In this Feb. 9, 2019 photo provided by Alicia Gonzales, Gonzales poses for a selfie, in Pittsburgh. Gonzales says she was forced to leave her dream college in West Virginia because the school allowed her accused rapist to rema... (Alicia Gonzales via AP). In this Feb. 9, 2019 photo provided by Alicia Gonzales, Gonzales poses for a selfie, in Pittsburgh. Gonzales says she was forced to leave her dream college in West Virginia because the school allowed her accused rapist to rema...
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A former Marshall University student says she was forced to leave her dream college in West Virginia because the school allowed her accused rapist to remain on campus. More>>

Plane landing at Newark airport blows tires, skids on runway

(Caroline Craddock via AP). This photo provided by Caroline Craddock shows emergency personnel help passengers off a plane after a  United Airlines plane skidded off the runway after landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, June 15,... (Caroline Craddock via AP). This photo provided by Caroline Craddock shows emergency personnel help passengers off a plane after a United Airlines plane skidded off the runway after landing at Newark Liberty International Airport on Saturday, June 15,...
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Authorities say a plane blew tires while landing at Newark airport, sending it skidding across the runway before coming to a halt. More>>

Authorities: Man offered money to 'rape and murder' Alaskan

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Authorities charge that an Indiana man implicated in the murder of an Alaska teenager had promised millions of dollars to the teens who killed her in exchange for images of the killing, the Anchorage Daily News reports. More>>

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

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Giving monkeys a break: More research monkeys are being retired to sanctuaries when their work is done, but funding and quality of care are the biggest roadblocks. More>>

Family of slain ex-Arkansas lawmaker "sickened" by arrest

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, listens to testimony at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor at the Arkansas state Capitol in... (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, listens to testimony at a meeting of the Senate Committee on Public Health, Welfare and Labor at the Arkansas state Capitol in...
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The family of a former Arkansas state senator who was found dead outside of her home says it is "sickened and upset" that a friend of the ex-lawmaker has been implicated in the death. More>>

Migrants complain of poor conditions at US holding centers

(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). In this June 7, 2019, photo, migrants adjust a shade canopy over an outdoor encampment where they're waiting to be processed by immigration in El Paso, Texas. The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migran... (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). In this June 7, 2019, photo, migrants adjust a shade canopy over an outdoor encampment where they're waiting to be processed by immigration in El Paso, Texas. The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migran...
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The Trump administration is facing growing complaints from migrants about severe overcrowding, meager food and other hardships at border holding centers. More>>

Protesters demand firing of Utah cop who pulled gun on child

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - In this June 7, 2019 file photo, Jerri Hrubes stands next to her son DJ during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City.  About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency, Friday, June 14,  to demand... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). FILE - In this June 7, 2019 file photo, Jerri Hrubes stands next to her son DJ during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City. About 100 protesters gathered outside a police agency, Friday, June 14, to demand...
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Dozens of protesters have gathered outside a police agency in northern Utah to demand the firing of an officer who pulled his gun on a 10-year-old child last week. More>>

AP Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

(Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Zebiyan Fields, 11, at center, drums alongside more than 20 kids at the front of the Juneteenth parade in Flint, Mich. Juneteenth celebration started with the freed sl... (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this June 19, 2018, file photo, Zebiyan Fields, 11, at center, drums alongside more than 20 kids at the front of the Juneteenth parade in Flint, Mich. Juneteenth celebration started with the freed sl...
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Every year, Americans celebrate the end of slavery through a celebration called Juneteenth. More>>

Britney Spears' ex-manager hit with 5-year restraining order

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This April 12, 2018, file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Los Angeles judge is set to consider whether to extend a temporary restraining ord... (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This April 12, 2018, file photo shows Britney Spears at the 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Los Angeles judge is set to consider whether to extend a temporary restraining ord...
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A Los Angeles judge is set to consider whether to extend a temporary restraining order taken out in the name of Britney Spears against her former manager. More>>

Correction: Oberlin College-Racial Dispute story

(AP Photo/Dake Kang, File). FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, pedestrians pass the storefront of Gibson's Food Mart & Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. A jury has awarded $11 million to a father and son who claimed Ohio's Oberlin College and an admin... (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File). FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, pedestrians pass the storefront of Gibson's Food Mart & Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. A jury has awarded $11 million to a father and son who claimed Ohio's Oberlin College and an admin...
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Owners of a market accused of racism have been awarded more than $44 million in a lawsuit claiming Oberlin College hurt their business and libeled them. More>>

Jurors listen to suspect say he killed scholar from China

(Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. The former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar f... (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. The former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar f...
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Prosecutors have played a secret recording at the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student charged with slaying a visiting scholar from China in which he describes how he killed the 26-year-old and how she fought back. More>>

$10M claim says Phoenix police violated family's rights

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A $10 million legal claim says Phoenix police officers pointed guns and profanely yelled commands at the father and pregnant mother of two young daughters because one of the children, unbeknownst to the parents, had shoplifted a doll at a store. More>>

Doctors will conduct health checks at facility with preemie

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. Advocates were shocked to find an underage mom and her tin... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Saturday, June 23, 2018, file photo, a U.S. Border Patrol Agent walks between vehicles outside the Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas. Advocates were shocked to find an underage mom and her tin...
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Advocates were shocked to find a teenage mom and her premature newborn daughter huddled in a Border Patrol facility in what they say was another example of the poor treatment immigrants receive. More>>

Police: Arkansas woman arrested in ex-lawmaker's death

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Authorities say they've arrested an Arkansas woman in connection with the killing of a former state senator who was found dead outside her home. More>>

3rd suspected suicide in less than 2 weeks for NY police

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New York City police say a 29-year-old officer has died after shooting himself in the head, the department's third suspected suicide in nine days. More>>

Lurid testimony wraps up in case against self-help guru

(Elizabeth Williams via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the ... (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019 file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the ...
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The evidence is in at the sex-trafficking trial of self-help guru Keith Raniere, and most of it paints a disturbing picture. More>>

Family: Baby cut from slain Chicago woman's womb dies

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Spokeswomen for the family of a slain Chicago woman whose baby was cut from her womb with a butcher knife says the infant boy has died. More>>

Great Lakes leaders to discuss funding Asian carp project

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Representatives of the eight states and two Canadian provinces in the Great Lakes region will meet next month to discuss helping fund a federal plan to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan. More>>

20 years after Columbine, a debate on bulldozing the school

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Signs outside Columbine High School are photographed, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. The school district is considering the demolition of Columbine, the scene of a mass assault more than 20 years ago, and rebu... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Signs outside Columbine High School are photographed, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. The school district is considering the demolition of Columbine, the scene of a mass assault more than 20 years ago, and rebu...
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Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed with the killings. More>>

Families of missing indigenous women march in Oklahoma

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Families of missing or slain Native American women and girls are again calling for justice. More>>

Utah will investigate case of police drawing gun on child

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Jerri Hrubes stands next to her son DJ during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Hrubes is calling for an independent investigation after she says a police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son's h... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). Jerri Hrubes stands next to her son DJ during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Hrubes is calling for an independent investigation after she says a police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son's h...
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An attorney representing Woods Cross police said Utah will investigate an incident where a white police officer drew his gun on a 10-year-old black child. More>>

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the Reproductive Health Act into law with bill sponsors Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush, left, and Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, right, at the Chicago Cultural Center o... (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the Reproductive Health Act into law with bill sponsors Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush, left, and Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, right, at the Chicago Cultural Center o...
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed sweeping abortion protections into law that establish women's access to the procedure as a "fundamental right". More>>

Flint water decision shows legal complexities of disaster

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File). FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday, June 13, 2019, against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pl... (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File). FILE - In this March 21, 2016 file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday, June 13, 2019, against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pl...
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Decision to drop charges in Flint water crisis shows legal complexities of disaster. More>>

New Alaska park bridge aimed at limiting bear encounters

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Alaska's newest bridge is aimed at relieving a traffic jam between people and brown bears. More>>

Man's deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices

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A federal court rules that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported, a rebuke that may influence how immigration authorities target factories and offices. More>>

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP). Memphis police brace against the crowd as protesters take to the streets of the Frayser community in anger against the shooting a youth by U.S. Marshals earlier in the evening, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Memphis, Te... (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP). Memphis police brace against the crowd as protesters take to the streets of the Frayser community in anger against the shooting a youth by U.S. Marshals earlier in the evening, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Memphis, Te...
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Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off late Wednesday after reports that at least one man was fatally shot by authorities in a working-class north Memphis neighborhood. More>>

Feds: Indicted drug agent duped DEA into hiring him

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Prosecutors say a federal narcotics officer joined the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to help the leader of a murderous Puerto Rican drug ring become "unstoppable.". More>>

Man sentenced in deaths of 2 girls found on Colorado farm

( San Miguel County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by San Miguel County Sheriff's Office shows Ashford Nathaniel Archer.  Archer, convicted in the deaths of two girls whose bodies were found on a southwestern Colorado farm has been sente... ( San Miguel County Sheriff's Office via AP). This photo provided by San Miguel County Sheriff's Office shows Ashford Nathaniel Archer. Archer, convicted in the deaths of two girls whose bodies were found on a southwestern Colorado farm has been sente...
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A man was sentenced to 24 years in prison in the 2017 deaths of two sisters who were banished to a car without food or water by members of a doomsday religious group because the girls were thought to have been impure. More>>

Prosecutors drop Flint water charges, promise fresh probe

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Prosecutors stunningly dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. More>>

Testimony: Suspect bought Drano after Chinese scholar death

(Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Jury selection starts Monday, June 3, 2019 in Peoria, Ill., for the federal trial of Christensen i... (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Jury selection starts Monday, June 3, 2019 in Peoria, Ill., for the federal trial of Christensen i...
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Testimony in the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student accused of killing a visiting scholar from China revealed that the defendant bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying. More>>

Director Bryan Singer reaches settlement of rape claim

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Movie director Bryan Singer has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle allegations that he raped a then-17-year-old boy on a yacht 15 years ago. More>>

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Maine Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address to the Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically... (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Maine Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address to the Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically...
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Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide. More>>

Teen accused of leaving newborn in dumpster cited for abuse

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Authorities say a teenager accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a California dumpster in scorching heat was cited for child abuse and will be released to her parents after she leaves the hospital. More>>

Oregon public defenders mobilize for pay, staffing overhaul

(AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman). This June 12, 2019 photo public defenders in Oregon strategize at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Oregon before lobbying lawmakers to pass legislation that would overhaul the public defender system in the state. Public defense ... (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman). This June 12, 2019 photo public defenders in Oregon strategize at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Oregon before lobbying lawmakers to pass legislation that would overhaul the public defender system in the state. Public defense ...
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Besieged Oregon public defenders who represent 200 clients at a time walkout to support bill to fix system. More>>

Ex-trainer sues Ohio State over sexual misconduct by doctor

(Ohio State University via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. More Ohio State alumni are suing the university ... (Ohio State University via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. More Ohio State alumni are suing the university ...
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A former Ohio State student athletic trainer has joined ex-athletes and other alumni suing the university, saying it knew about and should have stopped a team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men throughout two decades there. More>>

Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - This May 20, 2019 file photo shows marijuana plants in a grow room using green lights during their night cycle in Gardena, Calif. According to research released on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, archaeologists have une... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - This May 20, 2019 file photo shows marijuana plants in a grow room using green lights during their night cycle in Gardena, Calif. According to research released on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, archaeologists have une...
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Archaeologists unearth evidence of ritual marijuana smoking in 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. More>>

Trump administration reviewing foreign money to US colleges

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, at the Education Department in Washington. The U.S. Education Department is warning America’s universities that they... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, at the Education Department in Washington. The U.S. Education Department is warning America’s universities that they...
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The U.S. Education Department is opening investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as the Trump administration increases its scrutiny of international money flowing to American colleges. More>>

Jury sentences father to death for killing his 5 children

(Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Rick Hubbard, 11th Circuit Solicitor,  delivers closing arguments, pushing for the death penalty during the sentencing phase of the trial of Timothy Jones Jr. in Lexington, S.C. on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  Jones,... (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Rick Hubbard, 11th Circuit Solicitor, delivers closing arguments, pushing for the death penalty during the sentencing phase of the trial of Timothy Jones Jr. in Lexington, S.C. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Jones,...
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A jury in South Carolina has sentenced a father to death for killing his five children. More>>

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conferen... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conferen...
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California lawmakers are poised to approve a framework for a $214.8 billion budget that seeks to address a teacher shortage and bolster the state's top firefighting agency following the most devastating wildfire season in state history. More>>

Near-record 'dead zone' predicted in Gulf of Mexico

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Scientists are predicting a near-record dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico - an area where the water holds too little oxygen for marine life. More>>

Paraplegic man sues, says Avenatti kept settlement money

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A paraplegic man previously represented by Michael Avenatti has filed a lawsuit alleging the embattled lawyer neglected to pay him millions he was due in a settlement with Los Angeles County. More>>

Correction: Facebook-Zuckerberg-Fake Video story

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Weeks after Facebook refused to remove a do... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Weeks after Facebook refused to remove a do...
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Two weeks after leaving a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi up on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine with a fake video of him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. More>>

The Latest: Lawmaker: Politics behind push for guilty plea

(AP Photo/Denis Poroy). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty ple... (AP Photo/Denis Poroy). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty ple...
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The wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to misuse campaign funds, including for an Italy trip that cost $10,000. More>>

Defense in trial of China scholar's brutal death: He did it

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Federal prosecutors detail Chinese scholar's brutal death in opening statements of a federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student; defense attorney says: He did it. More>>

Chopper crash raises old question: How to secure NYC's skies

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Law enforcement personnel work on the roof of the AXA Equitable building, center, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in New York. A helicopter crashed Monday on the roof of the rain-shrouded Manhattan skyscraper, killing the pilot, Tim Mc... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Law enforcement personnel work on the roof of the AXA Equitable building, center, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in New York. A helicopter crashed Monday on the roof of the rain-shrouded Manhattan skyscraper, killing the pilot, Tim Mc...
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Chopper crash revives 9/11 worry: Can anything be done to keep NYC safe from rogue aircraft?. More>>

Man on trial in killings arrested through genetic genealogy

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A man charged in the 1987 murders of a young Canadian couple is facing trial in Washington state this week, but the case won't challenge the new investigative technique authorities used to link him to the crime. More>>

Southern Baptist leader bemoans abuse crisis, vows action

(AP Photo/Julie Bennett). Jennifer Weed, left, and Nisha Virani, both of Birmingham, Ala., demonstrate outside Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019, during a rally in Birmingham, Ala. The For Such A Time As This protest c... (AP Photo/Julie Bennett). Jennifer Weed, left, and Nisha Virani, both of Birmingham, Ala., demonstrate outside Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019, during a rally in Birmingham, Ala. The For Such A Time As This protest c...
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The president of the Southern Baptist Convention has apologized for the abuse crisis besetting his denomination and outlined an array of steps to address it. More>>

Missouri election head rejects petition for vote on abortion

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Missouri's top election official has rejected a third petition for a public vote on a new law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy. More>>

Catholic bishops approve new sex-abuse reporting hotline

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Robert Deeley, left, Bishop of the Diocese of Portland, accompanied by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), speaks durin... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Robert Deeley, left, Bishop of the Diocese of Portland, accompanied by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), speaks durin...
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U.S. Catholic bishops have voted to create a new national sex-abuse hotline. More>>

Lawyer: Cuba Gooding Jr. will turn self in on groping charge

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A lawyer for Cuba Gooding Jr. says the actor will turn himself in to police on Thursday to face allegations he groped a woman at a New York City night spot. More>>

Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who’s still hea... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who’s still hea...
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New recommendations are urging doctors to prescribe a daily HIV prevention pill to people who are at high risk of getting the virus. More>>

New video shows adult cows being abused at Indiana farm

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An animal rights group has released new undercover video that shows workers at an Indiana dairy farm abusing adult cows at the popular agritourism destination. More>>

Man arrested in deaths of Dallas transgender woman, 2 others

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Dallas police have arrested a 33-year-old man in the slayings of three women, including a transgender woman. More>>

12 white men sue San Francisco police for race, sex bias

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Twelve white male San Francisco police officers are suing the city, saying they were passed over for promotions because of their race and gender. More>>

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

(Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla. A federal report says the explosion and fire that killed five workers at the ... (Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla. A federal report says the explosion and fire that killed five workers at the ...
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A federal report says an explosion and fire that killed five workers at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well last year was caused by the failure of blowout prevention devices and other factors. More>>

Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter asks for trial by judge

(AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Douglas Haig takes questions from reporters at a news conference in Chandler, Ariz. Haig who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern... (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Douglas Haig takes questions from reporters at a news conference in Chandler, Ariz. Haig who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern...
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The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge. More>>

1st black priest in US, ex-slave, positioned for sainthood

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Pope Francis has positioned for sainthood a former slave and the first known black Roman Catholic priest in America. More>>

Somber memorials on anniversary of Florida nightclub rampage

(AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2016, file photo, a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the day before the one month anniversary of a mass shooting, in Orlando, Fla. Floridians and others ar... (AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2016, file photo, a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the day before the one month anniversary of a mass shooting, in Orlando, Fla. Floridians and others ar...
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Three years after a gunman massacred 49 people and wounded many others at a gay nightclub in central Florida, the anniversary is being observed with official proclamations and somber memorial gatherings. More>>

Baltimore withdraws lawsuit against owner of Preakness track

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Baltimore has withdrawn a lawsuit against the owners of the historic city racetrack that hosts the Preakness Stakes, the Triple Crown series' middle jewel. More>>

Ex-Michigan State dean guilty of neglect in handling Nassar

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A former dean who had oversight of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar at Michigan State University has been found guilty of neglect of duty but acquitted on a more serious criminal sexual conduct charge. More>>

Some rural states double down on attracting new residents

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Some rural areas double down on incentives to attract new residents. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Stanford coach 'ashamed' for taking bribes

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Vandemoer ... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Vandemoer ...
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A former head sailing coach at Stanford will avoid prison after he admitted to accepting bribes in the college admissions cheating scheme. More>>

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo photo head of cultivation at Loving Kindness Farms Jason Roberts checks one of his marijuana plants in a grow room wearing green lights not to wake them wake them during their nigh... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo photo head of cultivation at Loving Kindness Farms Jason Roberts checks one of his marijuana plants in a grow room wearing green lights not to wake them wake them during their nigh...
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A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. More>>

Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist

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A retired gynecologist who worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for decades has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing two patients during exams and the campus is asking anyone who may have other complaints against him to step forward. More>>

Prosecutors give up on more trials in Delaware prison riot

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Prosecutors will press no further charges after a series of trial losses against inmates accused in deadly rioting at Delaware's maximum-security prison in 2017. More>>

US to use Army base in Oklahoma to shelter migrant children

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The federal government will be opening a facility at an Army base in Oklahoma to house migrant children. More>>

Boston museum hires firm to investigate racism reports

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Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has hired an outside law firm to investigate reports that a group of minority middle school students was subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last month. More>>

Defense in trial of Chinese scholar's death: He did it

(Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ag... (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ag...
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Opening statements are set for a federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar. More>>

Nebraska's AG is lone holdout in pursuing opioid cases

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The nation's opioid addiction crisis has prompted every state except one to file claims or promise to sue drugmakers, distributors or pharmaceutical companies. More>>

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

(Ethan Miller via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fe... (Ethan Miller via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fe...
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Nicole Brown Simpson's death brought domestic violence, long seen as a private problem, into public view. More>>

Women indicted in death of teen whose baby was cut from womb

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A Chicago woman has been indicted on charges alleging that she strangled a pregnant woman and cut the baby from her womb. More>>

Relatives ask jury to spare life of father who killed 5 kids

(Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Tyler Jones wipes his eyes while testifying during the sentencing phase of the trial of his half brother, Tim Jones in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Timothy Jones, Jr. was found guilty of killing his ... (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Tyler Jones wipes his eyes while testifying during the sentencing phase of the trial of his half brother, Tim Jones in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Timothy Jones, Jr. was found guilty of killing his ...
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One more group of family members has asked a jury in South Carolina to spare the life of a father convicted of murdering his five children, saying they have been through enough pain already. More>>

US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case

(AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - This Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, shows the former Anaconda smelter smokestack behind sculptures of miners at the Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park viewing area in Anaconda, Montana. Residents in the nearby community of... (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - This Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, shows the former Anaconda smelter smokestack behind sculptures of miners at the Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park viewing area in Anaconda, Montana. Residents in the nearby community of...
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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue with their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic after a century of copper smelting. More>>

As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this June 4, 2019, photo, Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan, listens to a question from reporters in Detroit. Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Texas to Michigan this month, attorneys general are sifting th... (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this June 4, 2019, photo, Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan, listens to a question from reporters in Detroit. Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Texas to Michigan this month, attorneys general are sifting th...
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Attorneys general eyeing U.S. church authorities in growing clergy abuse investigations. More>>

Southern Baptists combat sex abuse as critics rally

( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP). J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks during an Executive Committee plenary meeting at the Southern Baptist Convention on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP). J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks during an Executive Committee plenary meeting at the Southern Baptist Convention on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala.
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The Southern Baptist Convention opens a national meeting that will be dominated by discussion of a large-scale sex-abuse crisis. More>>

Mistrial declared on remaining counts against ex-NFL player

(John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). File - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial in Vista, Calif. The former NFL star was convicted Monda... (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). File - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial in Vista, Calif. The former NFL star was convicted Monda...
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Jury that convicted ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping 58-year-old homeless woman ordered to return after deadlocking on 8 other charges, including 2 more counts of rape involving 54-year-old hitchhiker, unconscious teen. More>>

Judge: Obama center construction can move forward in Chicago

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A federal judge in Chicago says he'll dismiss a lawsuit brought by a parks advocacy group that is trying to stop Barack Obama's presidential center from being built in a lakefront park. More>>

Building materials helped spread Grenfell fire, US suit says

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An American lawyer known for winning huge legal awards over deadly construction accidents plans to hold a news conference on the 2017 apartment fire in London that killed 72 people. More>>

Tariff deal gives momentum to 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy

(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). In this June 10, 2019, photo, Mirna Esperanza Martinez, from El Salvador, rests with family members at the Buen Pastor migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They are subject to a new policy that makes asylum seekers wait... (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). In this June 10, 2019, photo, Mirna Esperanza Martinez, from El Salvador, rests with family members at the Buen Pastor migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They are subject to a new policy that makes asylum seekers wait...
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Centerpiece of U.S.-Mexico deal on immigration calls for rapid expansion of a new policy that makes Central American asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. More>>

Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ...
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A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue President Donald Trump's administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas. More>>

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Senate minority leader,Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks during debate on a bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Saslaw is facing a primary challenge... (AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Senate minority leader,Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks during debate on a bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Saslaw is facing a primary challenge...
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Virginia's highly charged legislative primary elections are being closely watched as a possible political barometer for 2020 presidential election year. More>>

Records: 2 men took child hostage after reservation killings

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Court records say a homeowner told police that two men linked to the killing of five people on an Indian reservation in Washington state briefly took a child hostage at gunpoint before they were captured later. More>>

California OKs health care for some adult immigrants

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay...
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Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers. More>>

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows a Shetland sheepdog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. A study published Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that dogs owners e... (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows a Shetland sheepdog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. A study published Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that dogs owners e...
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New study suggests dog owners may affect levels of stress in their pets. More>>

Family: Transgender inmate who died had a seizure disorder

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The family of a transgender woman who died in a New York City jail says she had a seizure disorder and had been hospitalized a few weeks before her death. More>>

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). FILE - In this March 16, 2018 file photo crushed cars are shown under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge near Florida International University in the Miami area. A federal workplace safety agency says engineers had know... (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). FILE - In this March 16, 2018 file photo crushed cars are shown under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge near Florida International University in the Miami area. A federal workplace safety agency says engineers had know...
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A federal workplace safety agency says engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order to shut down a street and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university. More>>

Student convicted of campus attack accused in 2 more cases

(West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority via AP). This Friday, June 7, 2019 booking photo provided by the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority shows Joseph Hardin. New sexual assault charges have b... (West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority via AP). This Friday, June 7, 2019 booking photo provided by the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority shows Joseph Hardin. New sexual assault charges have b...
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A student who remained at West Virginia's Marshall University despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female student on campus is now facing charges of assaulting two more women. More>>

Unanimous vote OKs security deal for men's-only retreat

(Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2002, file photo, Tara Timberman, middle, of Occidental, Calif., demonstrates outside the gates of the Bohemian Grove, a private forested area near Monte Rio, Calif., during a prote... (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2002, file photo, Tara Timberman, middle, of Occidental, Calif., demonstrates outside the gates of the Bohemian Grove, a private forested area near Monte Rio, Calif., during a prote...
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A secretive men's-only retreat hosted by an elite club will pay for security protection from a Northern California county after a majority of women on the board of supervisors reluctantly approved a $151,000 contract. More>>

Environmentalists: Offshore drilling rule changes dangerous

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Ten environmental groups have challenged what they call the Trump administration's decision to weaken safety rules created after the nation's worst offshore drilling disaster. More>>

Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook stickers are laid out on a table at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy announced in May t... (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook stickers are laid out on a table at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy announced in May t...
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Facebook is building a massive new solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation. More>>

Mom of slain children asks mercy for ex-husband in his trial

(Jeff Blake/The State via AP, Pool). In this Monday, June 3, 2019 photo, Timothy Jones Jr. sits during closing statements in his murder trial at the Lexington County Courthouse, in Lexington, Ky. Jurors are again deliberating whether the South Carolina... (Jeff Blake/The State via AP, Pool). In this Monday, June 3, 2019 photo, Timothy Jones Jr. sits during closing statements in his murder trial at the Lexington County Courthouse, in Lexington, Ky. Jurors are again deliberating whether the South Carolina...
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The mother of five children who were killed by their father has stunned a South Carolina courtroom by asking the jury to not sentence her ex-husband to death. More>>

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of girl in living room

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A man accused of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room has abruptly pleaded guilty as a second day of testimony at his trial began. More>>

Ex-housemate: Former model, boyfriend killed doctor in Vegas

(Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated Clark County Detention Center file booking photo shows Diana Nicole Pena, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to accessory to murder after the slaying, avoiding a murde... (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated Clark County Detention Center file booking photo shows Diana Nicole Pena, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to accessory to murder after the slaying, avoiding a murde...
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A former Maxim and Playboy Italia model murdered a 71-year-old California psychiatrist in Las Vegas, according to a former roommate whose cooperation with prosecutors could get her probation in the case. More>>

Holocaust Museum digitizing letters from Anne Frank's father

(AP Photo/Philip Marcelo). In this June 7, 2019 photo, Ryan Cooper holds a 1972 portion of a diary that he wrote when he visited Otto Frank, the father of the famed Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank, at his home in Yarmouth, Mass. The diary inclu... (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo). In this June 7, 2019 photo, Ryan Cooper holds a 1972 portion of a diary that he wrote when he visited Otto Frank, the father of the famed Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank, at his home in Yarmouth, Mass. The diary inclu...
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A Massachusetts man who struck a friendship with Anne Frank's father has donated a trove of letters and mementos he received from Otto Frank to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 90th anniversary of the young Holocaust victim's birth. More>>

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