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(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Adam Hergenreder, right, and his mother Polly, attend a news conference where their attorney announced the filing of a civil lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul on Hergenreder's behalf Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Chic... (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast). Adam Hergenreder, right, and his mother Polly, attend a news conference where their attorney announced the filing of a civil lawsuit against e-cigarette maker Juul on Hergenreder's behalf Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Chic...

Illinois lawsuit filed against top e-cigarette maker

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An Illinois teenager who fell ill with a lung disease after vaping for more than a year has sued a leading e-cigarette maker. More>>

NY finds $1B in hidden transfers by family behind OxyContin

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Stamford, Conn. For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands ... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Stamford, Conn. For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands ...
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New York state's attorney general contends in court papers that the family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma used Swiss bank accounts to conceal the transfer of millions of dollars from the company to themselves. More>>

UAW official: GM's offer came too late to avoid strike

(Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press via AP). Sean Crawford, of United Auto Workers 598, rallies outside the Marriott Renaissance Hotel while the UAW GM Council holds a meeting inside the hotel in Detroit, Sunday Sept. 15, 2019. The United Auto Worker... (Kathleen Galligan/Detroit Free Press via AP). Sean Crawford, of United Auto Workers 598, rallies outside the Marriott Renaissance Hotel while the UAW GM Council holds a meeting inside the hotel in Detroit, Sunday Sept. 15, 2019. The United Auto Worker...
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More than 49,000 United Auto Workers members walk out in contentious contract dispute with General Motors. More>>

After bankruptcy filing, Purdue Pharma may not be off hook

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, a pharmacist in San Francisco poses for photos holding a bottle of OxyContin. In court papers filed in New York on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, Purdue Pharma, the drug's manufacturer, fli... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this April 2, 2018, file photo, a pharmacist in San Francisco poses for photos holding a bottle of OxyContin. In court papers filed in New York on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, Purdue Pharma, the drug's manufacturer, fli...
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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has filed for bankruptcy protection in a deal that would give its future profits to those suing it over the toll of opioids. More>>

Times apologizes for tweet, revises Kavanaugh article

(AP Foto/Susan Walsh, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía del 8 de octubre de 2018, el magistrado de la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos, Brett Kavanaugh, está de pie durante un evento en la Casa Blanca, en Washington. (AP Foto/Susan Walsh, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta fotografía del 8 de octubre de 2018, el magistrado de la Corte Suprema de Estados Unidos, Brett Kavanaugh, está de pie durante un evento en la Casa Blanca, en Washington.
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New York Times takes hits for coverage of a book by two of its reporters alleging a previously unreported accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh. More>>

Police: Owner blew up house on his daughter's wedding day

(Christian Snyder/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP). First responders work at the scene of a house fire in Edgewood, Pa,. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Flames were reported at two homes Saturday afternoon in suburban Edgewood. Emergency officials say one ... (Christian Snyder/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP). First responders work at the scene of a house fire in Edgewood, Pa,. on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. Flames were reported at two homes Saturday afternoon in suburban Edgewood. Emergency officials say one ...
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Homicide detectives are investigating a suspicious house explosion near Pittsburgh. More>>

No new measles cases reported in fading US outbreak

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. U.S. Health officials there were no new measles cases reported last w... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y. U.S. Health officials there were no new measles cases reported last w...
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U.S. health officials say there were no new measles cases reported last week. More>>

Decks collapse during firefighter event; at least 22 injured

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Fire officials say multiple people have been injured in a deck collapse at a home on the Jersey Shore. More>>

Propane explosion kills firefighter, injures 6 others

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A town official says a propane gas explosion has destroyed a building in Farmington, Maine, and killed a firefighter. More>>

Drug company attorneys seek to disqualify federal judge

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - This Jan. 11, 2018 file photo shows Judge Dan Polster in his office, in Cleveland.  Attorneys representing eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial for their roles in the national opioid crisis ... (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE - This Jan. 11, 2018 file photo shows Judge Dan Polster in his office, in Cleveland. Attorneys representing eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial for their roles in the national opioid crisis ...
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Attorneys for eight drug distributors, pharmacies and retailers facing trial next month for their roles in the opioid crisis are seeking to disqualify the federal judge overseeing their cases. More>>

Teachers in Chicago inch closer to possible strike

(Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP File). FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters in Chicago. Teachers in Chicago, the nation's... (Colin Boyle/Chicago Sun-Times via AP File). FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018 file photo, Chicago Teachers Union President Jesse Sharkey speaks during a news conference at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters in Chicago. Teachers in Chicago, the nation's...
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Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could take place as early as next month. More>>

Health experts back treatment for kids with peanut allergy

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US health experts back approval for first medication to help peanut-allergic children. More>>

Vaping illness in US gives Canada pause as legal sales near

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The serious lung illness affecting hundreds of people in the U.S. who vaped cannabis-based oil is giving Canadian health officials pause as that country prepares to allow the sale of vaping products in its legal marijuana market. More>>

WeWork to list shares on Nasdaq, reduce CEO's voting power

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WeWork's parent company is revealing more if its IPO plans, saying it expects to list shares on the Nasdaq. More>>

Sage grouse numbers stumble in Montana, across US West

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Montana's greater sage grouse population has fallen 44% over the past three years, mirroring recent declines in other Western states for a bird that was rejected for federal protections in 2015. More>>

Man organizes hunting event for wheelchair users

(Chieko Hara/The Porterville Recorder via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Duane Townsend, left, shoots a pheasant at Special Friday Pheasant Hunts, sponsored by Southern Tulare County Sportsman's Association, at Lake Success Recrea... (Chieko Hara/The Porterville Recorder via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2018, file photo, Duane Townsend, left, shoots a pheasant at Special Friday Pheasant Hunts, sponsored by Southern Tulare County Sportsman's Association, at Lake Success Recrea...
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A Utah man who has been in a wheelchair for more than three decades has created a pheasant hunt for people like him who need help getting into the outdoors. More>>

Women's Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred are among the National Women's Hall of Fame's latest honorees. More>>

US officials revise vaping illness count to 380 in 36 states

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). File - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now c... (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). File - In this Aug. 28, 2019, file photo, a man exhales while smoking an e-cigarette in Portland, Maine. The U.S. government has refined how it is measuring an outbreak of breathing illnesses in people who vape, now c...
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US health officials have revised a count of vaping-related illnesses, to 380 in 36 states. More>>

Woman arrested after throwing liquid on California Senate

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A California Highway Patrol Officer photographs a desk on the Senate floor after a red liquid was thrown from the Senate Gallery during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The Se... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). A California Highway Patrol Officer photographs a desk on the Senate floor after a red liquid was thrown from the Senate Gallery during the Senate session at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. The Se...
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California lawmakers are meeting in a committee room after a woman threw red liquid from the public gallery in the Senate chambers. More>>

Union votes to strike at General Motors' US plants

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur... (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur...
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The four-year contract between General Motors and the United Auto Workers has expired as negotiations on a new deal continue. More>>

The Latest: GM, UAW to resume talks; strike still planned

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur... (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - This May 16, 2014, file photo shows the General Motors logo at the company's world headquarters in Detroit. The United Auto Workers union is letting its contract with General Motors expire just before midnight Satur...
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A United Auto Workers official says the union's General Motors workers will strike if the automaker "refuses to give even an inch" in contract negotiations. More>>

Email indicates former Alaska official invited woman to room

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An email from Alaska's former first lady sheds new light on the actions that drove Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott from office, suggesting he may have invited a woman into his room. More>>

The Latest: At least 22 people injured in deck collapse

(James Macheda via AP). In this photo provided by James Macheda, one of the first responders talks to an onlooker as others carry an injured person, while some others work the scene of a building structure damage, in the background, in Wildwood, N.J., ... (James Macheda via AP). In this photo provided by James Macheda, one of the first responders talks to an onlooker as others carry an injured person, while some others work the scene of a building structure damage, in the background, in Wildwood, N.J., ...
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Hospital officials say at least 22 people were injured when decks collapsed on one another at a three-story home at the Jersey Shore. More>>

'I was stupid': Huffman gets 14 days in college scam

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman, who pleaded guilty to a single count of co... (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman, who pleaded guilty to a single count of co...
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Actress Felicity Huffman is returning to court to be sentenced for her role in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. More>>

Correction: Sikh Killed-Anniversary story

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Indian Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi kneels next to a memorial in Mesa, Ariz., for his murdered brother, Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was gunned down at the site four days after ... (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Aug. 19, 2016, file photo, Indian Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi kneels next to a memorial in Mesa, Ariz., for his murdered brother, Balbir Singh Sodhi, who was gunned down at the site four days after ...
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Indian Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi still preaches love and tolerance 18 years after his brother was gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by a man who thought he was a Muslim because of his turban and beard. More>>

Auto workers union sets stage for possible strike against GM

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Newsalert: United Auto Workers to let contract with General Motors expire at 11:59 p.m., increasing likeliness of strike as early as Sunday. More>>

States split by party on accepting Purdue Pharma settlement

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Stamford, Conn. For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands ... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). Cars pass Purdue Pharma headquarters Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, in Stamford, Conn. For months, the judge overseeing national litigation over the opioids crisis urged all sides to reach a settlement that could end thousands ...
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State attorneys general are split mostly along party lines on whether to accept a multibillion dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue, but why?. More>>

Mine shutdowns in top US coal region bring new uncertainty

(AP Photo/Mead Gruver). In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 photo shows the entrance to the Blue Ayr Mine south of Gillett, Wyo. The shutdown of Blackjewel LLC's Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines in Wyoming since July 1,2019, has added yet more uncertainty t... (AP Photo/Mead Gruver). In this Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 photo shows the entrance to the Blue Ayr Mine south of Gillett, Wyo. The shutdown of Blackjewel LLC's Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mines in Wyoming since July 1,2019, has added yet more uncertainty t...
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Mine shutdowns heap yet more uncertainty onto outlook for top U.S. coal-producing region. More>>

Houston officer shot after 4 suspects beat priest; 1 sought

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Police in Houston say an officer is in surgery after being shot by one of four men who allegedly stole a car at gunpoint and later beat up a priest. More>>

Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect

(AP Photo/Emilio Espejel. File). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, migrants line up in Matamoros, Mexico, for a meal donated by volunteers from the U.S., at the foot of the Puerta Mexico bridge that crosses to Brownsville, Texas. A federal appeal... (AP Photo/Emilio Espejel. File). FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, migrants line up in Matamoros, Mexico, for a meal donated by volunteers from the U.S., at the foot of the Puerta Mexico bridge that crosses to Brownsville, Texas. A federal appeal...
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The US Supreme Court's clearing of the way for the Trump administration to deny nearly all asylum claims from Central Americans is being denounced by immigration advocates as a "death sentence" for migrants trying to escape poverty and violence. More>>

University of Wyoming marks 1969 ouster of black players

(AP Photo/Mead Gruver). In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 photo shows part of an alleyway mural in downtown Laramie, Wyo., that honors the Black 14. The Black 14 were black athletes dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team in 1969 for see... (AP Photo/Mead Gruver). In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 photo shows part of an alleyway mural in downtown Laramie, Wyo., that honors the Black 14. The Black 14 were black athletes dismissed from the University of Wyoming football team in 1969 for see...
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The University of Wyoming is welcoming back eight black football players after a racist episode 50 years ago led to them being dismissed from the team. More>>

PG&E reaches $11B deal with California wildfire insurers

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Pacific Gas & Electric and a group of insurers say they have reached an $11 billion settlement to cover most of the claims from the 2017 and 2018 wildfires in California. More>>

Boat fire wreckage taken to navy base for investigation

(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP). The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burne... (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP). The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burne...
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Federal investigators identified a violation of Coast Guard regulations that could trigger criminal charges in the California dive boat disaster that killed 34 people. More>>

Liberty students protest in wake of reports about Falwell

(Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP). Junior Jonah Lackey converses with other students during a student protest on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Students at Liberty University gathered to protest in the wake ... (Emily Elconin/The News & Advance via AP). Junior Jonah Lackey converses with other students during a student protest on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Students at Liberty University gathered to protest in the wake ...
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Students at Liberty University in Virginia have gathered to protest in the wake of news reports containing allegations that school president Jerry Falwell Jr. "presides over a culture of self-dealing" and improperly benefited from the institution. More>>

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors circle the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. If approved by the legislature and si... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Dozens of supporters of a measure to limit when companies can label workers as independent contractors circle the Capitol during a rally in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. If approved by the legislature and si...
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The California Senate has passed a bill that will give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies like Uber and Lyft. More>>

The Latest: Huffman says she accepts college scam punishment

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman, who pleaded guilty to a single count of co... (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE - In this April 3, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman arrives at federal court in Boston to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman, who pleaded guilty to a single count of co...
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"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman has arrived at Boston's federal court to learn her fate in the college admissions scandal. More>>

Ohio gamer sentenced to 15 months prison in 'swatting' case

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An Ohio video game player upset about an online bet has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for recruiting another man to make a bogus emergency call in 2017 that led to police killing a Kansas man. More>>

Jury pool for cop who killed black man asked about biases

(Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP). CORRECTS DATE TO SEPT. 13 -Fired Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, right, arrives for jury selection in her murder trial at the Frank Crowley Courthouse in downtown Dallas, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Guyger shot... (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP). CORRECTS DATE TO SEPT. 13 -Fired Dallas police Officer Amber Guyger, right, arrives for jury selection in her murder trial at the Frank Crowley Courthouse in downtown Dallas, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Guyger shot...
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Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the murder trial of a white Dallas police officer who killed her unarmed black neighbor inside his apartment are working to sort out potential biases among would-be jurors. More>>

Fugitive ex-priest sentenced to 30 years in sex abuse case

(The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File). FILE - This 1989 file photo shows Father Arthur Perrault in Albuquerque, N.M. The former Roman Catholic priest found guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in New Mexico is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Sept. 13, ... (The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File). FILE - This 1989 file photo shows Father Arthur Perrault in Albuquerque, N.M. The former Roman Catholic priest found guilty of aggravated sexual abuse in New Mexico is scheduled to be sentenced Friday, Sept. 13, ...
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A former Roman Catholic priest who authorities say fled the country in the early 1990s as he faced sex abuse allegations in New Mexico has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after being returned to the US. More>>

Correction: Opioids Crisis-Bankruptcy-Q&A story

(AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File). FILE - This May 8, 2007, file photo shows the Purdue Pharma logo at its offices in Stamford, Conn. It’s not entirely clear what a bankruptcy filing for Purdue Pharma would mean for the wealth of the Sackler family behin... (AP Photo/Douglas Healey, File). FILE - This May 8, 2007, file photo shows the Purdue Pharma logo at its offices in Stamford, Conn. It’s not entirely clear what a bankruptcy filing for Purdue Pharma would mean for the wealth of the Sackler family behin...
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Purdue Pharma could be heading for bankruptcy but the extent to which it would affect the Sackler family fortunes remains unclear. More>>

Missouri investigation: 12 ex-clergy could face prosecution

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Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is referring 12 former clergy for potential criminal prosecution after his office completed a 13-month investigation of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. More>>

Albuquerque police: 5 people dead after multiple shootings

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Albuquerque police say a shooting in the city has left three people dead and two others wounded. Police say the situation at 1028 Lura Place Southwest is still ongoing late Thursday. More>>

Snowden tells life story and why he leaked in new memoir

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Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has written a memoir, telling his life story in detail for the first time and explaining why he chose to risk his freedom to become perhaps the most famous whistleblower of all time. More>>

US couple accused of ditching adopted girl, moving to Canada

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Indiana prosecutors have charged a couple with abandoning their adopted daughter in 2013 and moving to Canada, renting an apartment in Lafayette for the then-11-year-old girl but otherwise leaving her to fend for herself. More>>

New York City looks to repeal 'gay conversion therapy' ban

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The New York City Council is looking to repeal a law banning 'gay conversion therapy' over concerns from pending lawsuit. More>>

Ukrainian man pleads guilty to hacking, wire fraud charges

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A member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses to steal credit and debit card records has pleaded guilty to hacking and wire fraud charges. More>>

Eddie Money, 'Two Tickets to Paradise' singer, dies at 70

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Eddie Money, the husky-voiced, blue collar rock star known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight," has died at 70. More>>

The Latest: Wreckage from fatal boat fire taken to navy base

(Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP). The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burne... (Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via AP). The burned hull of the Conception is brought to the surface by a salvage team, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, off Santa Cruz Island, Calif., in the Santa Barbara Channel in Southern California. The vessel burne...
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The burned-out wreckage of a boat where 34 people died in a fire has been transported to a naval base in Southern California for further investigation. More>>

Chaotic talks show challenge of reaching opioid settlement

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). CORRECTS STATE TO OHIO NOT PENNSYLVANIA - Narcotics detective Ben Hill, with the Barberton Police Department, shows two bags of medications that are are stored in their headquarters and slated for destruction, Wednesday, Sept... (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). CORRECTS STATE TO OHIO NOT PENNSYLVANIA - Narcotics detective Ben Hill, with the Barberton Police Department, shows two bags of medications that are are stored in their headquarters and slated for destruction, Wednesday, Sept...
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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma has reached a tentative settlement to government lawsuits over its role in a national opioid crisis, but that won't end its legal battles. More>>

Settlement money won't restore Ohio city upended by opioids

(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). In this Sept. 11, 2019, photo, Akron fire medic Paul Drouhard shows a box containing naloxone that is carried in all the department’s emergency vehicles. The drug commonly called Narcan is used primarily to treat narcotic ove... (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). In this Sept. 11, 2019, photo, Akron fire medic Paul Drouhard shows a box containing naloxone that is carried in all the department’s emergency vehicles. The drug commonly called Narcan is used primarily to treat narcotic ove...
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Public officials in Akron, Ohio, say no amount of money will restore the families and institutions that have been upended by the opioid crisis. More>>

Tip leads to arrest of 2 who escaped prison van last month

(Tucson Police Department via AP, File). FILE - These undated file booking photos provided by the Tucson Police Department show 56-year-old Blake Barksdale, left, and his 59-year-old wife Susan Barksdale.  Authorities say the husband and wife fugitives... (Tucson Police Department via AP, File). FILE - These undated file booking photos provided by the Tucson Police Department show 56-year-old Blake Barksdale, left, and his 59-year-old wife Susan Barksdale. Authorities say the husband and wife fugitives...
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Authorities say husband and wife fugitives wanted in the killing of an Arizona man have been captured. More>>

R. Kelly a no-show in court on Minnesota solicitation charge

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Singer R. Kelly was a no-show for an initial court appearance in a Minnesota case that accuses him of soliciting a 17-year-old girl in 2001. More>>

Grand jury indicts man on capital murder for El Paso attack

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El Paso police say surveillance video does not back up the story told by a man who was honored this week at the White House for his actions during the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart. More>>

The Latest: All 34 victims of California boat fire ID'd

(KABC-TV via AP). This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea... (KABC-TV via AP). This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea...
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The National Transportation Safety Board says no crewmembers were awake when a fire broke out in a scuba diving boat off the coast of California, killing 34 people. More>>

Chicago schools to overhaul handling of sex abuse complaints

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File). FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Janice Jackson, chief executive officer for Chicago Public Schools, appears at a news conference in Chicago. Federal education officials called Chicago Public Schools' hand... (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast File). FILE - In this July 16, 2015, file photo, Janice Jackson, chief executive officer for Chicago Public Schools, appears at a news conference in Chicago. Federal education officials called Chicago Public Schools' hand...
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Federal education officials say Chicago Public Schools' handling of sexual abuse complaints is "tragic and inexcusable" and is requiring a major overhaul. More>>

Crew was asleep when fatal boat fire ignited, officials say

(KABC-TV via AP). This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea... (KABC-TV via AP). This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea...
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The Coast Guard has issued additional safety recommendations in the aftermath of a fatal boat fire off the Southern California coast that killed 34 people. More>>

Water, temperature right for life at another star's planet

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Scientists have discovered water at a planet outside our solar system with temperatures suitable for life. More>>

US expands hunting and fishing at national wildlife refuges

(Bill Schaefer/The Idaho State Journal via AP, File). FILE - This June 24, 2004, file photo, shows Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge near American Falls, Idaho. The Trump administration announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, it is expanding hunting and ... (Bill Schaefer/The Idaho State Journal via AP, File). FILE - This June 24, 2004, file photo, shows Minidoka National Wildlife Refuge near American Falls, Idaho. The Trump administration announced on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, it is expanding hunting and ...
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The Trump administration is expanding hunting and fishing in 77 national wildlife refuges in what it says is a bonus for hunters and anglers but what critics contend is deferring management to states with potential harm to wildlife. More>>

UAW official in Missouri charged in wide corruption probe

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A Missouri-based official at the United Auto Workers has been charged in Detroit with corruption in an alleged scheme to embezzle union money and also spend cash on golf, cigars, golf clubs and swanky stays in California. More>>

US wants $100,000-plus from immigrant who sued over forgery

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, Ignacio Lanuza-Torres holds his son, Isaiah, 4, during a portrait session in Seattle. Lanuza-Torres, a Mexican immigrant who was nearly deported after a U.S. Immigration... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 file photo, Ignacio Lanuza-Torres holds his son, Isaiah, 4, during a portrait session in Seattle. Lanuza-Torres, a Mexican immigrant who was nearly deported after a U.S. Immigration...
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U.S. officials want a Mexican immigrant and his lawyers to pay legal fees after he lost his effort to hold the government responsible for a federal immigration lawyer forging a document to try to get him deported. More>>

MIT president says he signed a letter thanking Epstein

(AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, L. Rafael Reif addresses a news conference after he was announced as the 17th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. President of the Massachu... (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, L. Rafael Reif addresses a news conference after he was announced as the 17th president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. President of the Massachu...
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The president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology acknowledges that he signed a letter thanking Jeffrey Epstein for a donation to an MIT professor. More>>

Austin to be first US city to fund abortion support services

(Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)/Austin American-Statesman via AP). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally for Planned Parenthood at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Abortion advocates s... (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)/Austin American-Statesman via AP). FILE - In this Wednesday, April 5, 2017 file photo, demonstrators participate in a rally for Planned Parenthood at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. Abortion advocates s...
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Abortion advocates said Thursday Texas' capital of Austin has become the first city in the nation to provide funding toward logistical services for abortion access. More>>

Walmart rolls out grocery delivery subscription

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, a box of merchandise is unloaded from a truck and sent along a conveyor belt at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscript... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, a box of merchandise is unloaded from a truck and sent along a conveyor belt at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscript...
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Walmart is rolling out an unlimited grocery delivery subscription service this fall for a $98 annual fee as it races to gain an advantage in the competitive fresh food business. More>>

3D gun company founder gets probation in underage sex case

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The founder of a Texas company that sells plans for making untraceable 3D printed guns was sentenced to seven years' probation for having sex with an underage girl. More>>

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). FILE- In this May 15, 2015 file photo, visitors gather near the pools at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. As they have done 17 times before, a crowd of victims' relatives is expected at the site on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 ... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). FILE- In this May 15, 2015 file photo, visitors gather near the pools at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. As they have done 17 times before, a crowd of victims' relatives is expected at the site on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 ...
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Americans are commemorating 9/11 with ceremonies, volunteering and appeals to "never forget". More>>

'That was my child': Transgender deaths devastate families

(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 Brenda Scurlock is shown in her home in Lumber Bridge, N.C. holding a newspaper clipping about her son's murder. Scurlock's son Avery Scurlock, who used the name Chanel when dressing as... (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). In this photo taken Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 Brenda Scurlock is shown in her home in Lumber Bridge, N.C. holding a newspaper clipping about her son's murder. Scurlock's son Avery Scurlock, who used the name Chanel when dressing as...
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The death of a transgender person in North Carolina is one of 18 so far this year, and 17 of the victims are black women. More>>

El Paso police dispute man's story of heroism during attack

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump presents a Certificate of Commendation to Minnie Grant, the mother of Christopher Grant, one of five civilians celebrated for their heroism during a mass s... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump presents a Certificate of Commendation to Minnie Grant, the mother of Christopher Grant, one of five civilians celebrated for their heroism during a mass s...
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El Paso police say surveillance video does not back up the story told by a man who was honored this week at the White House for his actions during the Aug. 3 mass shooting at a Walmart. More>>

Uber vows to keep fighting sweeping California labor bill

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, receives congratulations from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, of Lakewood after her to give new wage and benefit protections at the so-called gig economy companies like Uber and ... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, receives congratulations from Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, of Lakewood after her to give new wage and benefit protections at the so-called gig economy companies like Uber and ...
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Tech giants Uber and Lyft say they'll keep fighting sweeping California legislation that gives many workers new wage and benefit protections. More>>

5 people stabbed in Tallahassee, suspect in custody

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Police in Florida's capital city say a suspect is in custody after multiple stabbings in an industrial area. More>>

Big Tech faces a new set of foes: nearly all 50 US states

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson with a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. A bipartisan coalition of 48 states ... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta). Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson with a bipartisan group of state attorneys general speaks to reporters in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. A bipartisan coalition of 48 states ...
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Big tech companies have long rebuffed attempts by the U.S. federal government to scrutinize or scale back their market power, but they have a scrappy new coalition to contend with: nearly all of the 50 states. More>>

T. Boone Pickens, oilman and renewables advocate, dies at 91

(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this July 30, 2008, file photo, oil and gas developer T. Boone Pickens addresses a town hall meeting on energy independence in Topeka, Kan. Pickens, who amassed a fortune as an oil tycoon and corporate raider ... (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File). FILE - In this July 30, 2008, file photo, oil and gas developer T. Boone Pickens addresses a town hall meeting on energy independence in Topeka, Kan. Pickens, who amassed a fortune as an oil tycoon and corporate raider ...
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T. Boone Pickens, who amassed a fortune as an oil tycoon and corporate raider and gave much of it away as a philanthropist, has died. More>>

Wisconsin man accused in illegal THC vaping cartridge scheme

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Authorities say a Wisconsin man is accused of manufacturing thousands of vaping cartridges a day with THC oil for almost two years. More>>

Customs: Bahamian girl in custody unaccompanied by family

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Immigration officials say a Bahamian girl who evacuated to Florida after Hurricane Dorian was transferred to the government's custody because she arrived in the U.S. with an adult who was not a family member. More>>

Police: Texas gunman was violent at psychiatric facility

(Ben Powell/Odessa American via AP). A man visits Memorial Gardens Park in Odessa, Texas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, walking by the seven Texas flags that represent the seven killed in a recent shooting in the Odessa and Midland area. (Ben Powell/Odessa American via AP). A man visits Memorial Gardens Park in Odessa, Texas, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, walking by the seven Texas flags that represent the seven killed in a recent shooting in the Odessa and Midland area.
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Arrest reports say the gunman who killed seven people in West Texas last month was arrested in 2001 for trying to break into a woman's bedroom and threatening to kill her brother; hospital staff later determined he had 'suicidal tendencies'. More>>

Dorian's floodwaters trap people in attics in North Carolina

(Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP). Waves pound the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle, N.C.,as Hurricane Dorian moves north off the coast. (Julia Wall/The News & Observer via AP). Waves pound the Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier in Emerald Isle, N.C.,as Hurricane Dorian moves north off the coast.
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After triggering tornadoes in South Carolina, Hurricane Dorian was closing in for a possible direct hit Friday on North Carolina's Outer Banks, a string of low-lying islands. More>>

Tentative opioids settlement falls short of nationwide deal

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File). FILE - In this August 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma made headlin... (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File). FILE - In this August 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma made headlin...
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Attorneys representing some 2,000 local governments say they have agreed to a tentative settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma over the toll of the nation's opioid crisis. More>>

San Francisco's iconic cable cars to shut down for repairs

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, a pair of cable cars go past each other on Powell Street atop Nob Hill in San Francisco. The city's iconic cable cars will stop running for 10 days starting Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, ... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015 file photo, a pair of cable cars go past each other on Powell Street atop Nob Hill in San Francisco. The city's iconic cable cars will stop running for 10 days starting Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, ...
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San Francisco's iconic cable cars will stop running for 10 days starting Friday to undergo repairs. More>>

Divers recover body of last missing victim of boat fire

(KABC-TV via AP). This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea... (KABC-TV via AP). This photo from video provided by KABC-TV shows divers resuming their search for the final missing victim who perished in a boat fire off the Southern California coast Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. The victim is one of 34 who died at sea...
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Officials say divers recovered the remains of the last missing victim of a boat fire off the California coast that killed 34 people. More>>

California governor signs vaccine bills he demanded

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). California Highway Patrol officers take into custody an opponent of recently passed legislation to tighten the rules on giving exemptions for vaccinations, after she cabled herself to the doors of the state Capitol in Sacra... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). California Highway Patrol officers take into custody an opponent of recently passed legislation to tighten the rules on giving exemptions for vaccinations, after she cabled herself to the doors of the state Capitol in Sacra...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed bills to crack down on doctors who write fraudulent medical exemptions for children's vaccinations. More>>

Ministry had growing empire before forced-labor charges

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A dozen leaders of a California-based ministry have been charged with using homeless people as forced labor, holding them in locked group homes and making them panhandle up to nine hours a day, six days a week. More>>

Tent courts for migrants waiting in Mexico closed to outside

(Ricardo Santos/The Laredo Morning Times via AP). Stuff animals, story books and small chairs fill the Juvenile waiting area at the Migrant Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facilities in Laredo, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The facility is sche... (Ricardo Santos/The Laredo Morning Times via AP). Stuff animals, story books and small chairs fill the Juvenile waiting area at the Migrant Protection Protocols Immigration Hearing Facilities in Laredo, Tuesday, September 10, 2019. The facility is sche...
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Outside observers are not being allowed inside tent courts at the southern border where the Trump administration is processing migrants forced to wait in Mexico. More>>

Court cuts jury award, warns Steinbeck kin to end litigation

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Appeals court upholds $5M verdict against Steinbeck daughter in law, but tosses punitive damages and tells her to stop litigating endless case. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Most Americans see weather disasters worsening

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton). Tony Pagan, left, helps a friend set sandbags in place over a plastic tarp on the back door as they prepare to evacuate before Hurricane Dorian arrives with its storm surge and tropical storm winds, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 201... (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton). Tony Pagan, left, helps a friend set sandbags in place over a plastic tarp on the back door as they prepare to evacuate before Hurricane Dorian arrives with its storm surge and tropical storm winds, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 201...
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Almost three out of four Americans say weather disasters are worsening, and most of those people blame global warming to some extent. More>>

Potency of Wisconsin THC cartridges may be higher than claim

(Kenosha County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this photo provided by the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office, Tyler Huffhines is pictured in a booking photo. Huffhines is accused of manufacturing thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges a day with THC oil... (Kenosha County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this photo provided by the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office, Tyler Huffhines is pictured in a booking photo. Huffhines is accused of manufacturing thousands of counterfeit vaping cartridges a day with THC oil...
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Wisconsin authorities say an operation that manufactured thousands of vaping cartridges may have been packing them with far more THC oil than the packaging claimed. More>>

Proposal would buy bus tickets for Seattle-area homeless

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, a man sleeps on the sidewalk as people behind line up to buy lunch at a Dick's Drive-In restaurant in Seattle. An elected official in King County, where Seattle is located, wants... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this May 24, 2018 file photo, a man sleeps on the sidewalk as people behind line up to buy lunch at a Dick's Drive-In restaurant in Seattle. An elected official in King County, where Seattle is located, wants...
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As the Seattle area tries to tackle its homelessness crisis, an official wants to expand a strategy of buying long-distance bus tickets for people living on the streets. More>>

Jarrid Wilson, founder of Christian suicide outreach, dies

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Jarrid Wilson, who founded a Christian suicide outreach group in Southern California, has died. More>>

Americans love snacks. What does that mean for their health?

(AP Photo/Patrick Sison). This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison). This Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 photo shows items in a vending machine in New York. Americans are addicted to snacks, and food experts are paying closer attention to what that might mean for health and obesity.
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Americans are addicted to snacks, and it's not clear what that might mean for health and obesity. More>>

Smartphone, Matchbox cars among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

(National Toy Hall of Fame via AP). In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame are the 2019 finalists, from left to right, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, My Little Pony, Coloring Book, Matchbox Cars, Top, Nerf Blaster, Risk, Mas... (National Toy Hall of Fame via AP). In this Aug. 13, 2019 photo provided by the National Toy Hall of Fame are the 2019 finalists, from left to right, Jenga, Magic the Gathering, My Little Pony, Coloring Book, Matchbox Cars, Top, Nerf Blaster, Risk, Mas...
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The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame in recognition of the way it has changed how people of all ages play and interact. More>>

Juul warned over claims e-cigarette safer than smoking

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally promoted its electronic cigarettes as a safer option to smoki... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo Juul products are displayed at a smoke shop in New York. Federal health authorities say vaping giant Juul Labs illegally promoted its electronic cigarettes as a safer option to smoki...
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FDA warns vaping giant Juul over claims its e-cigarette is safer than smoking. More>>

California cold case solved through DNA, genealogy

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Authorities say DNA and genetic genealogy led police to solve a cold case and identify a now-deceased man who kidnapped and killed an 11-year-old girl in Southern California nearly 47 years ago. More>>

'Rescue of a lifetime': 4 pulled safely from overturned ship

(AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton). Rescuers work near the stern of the vessel Golden Ray as it lays on its side near the Moran tug boat Dorothy Moran, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard rescuers have made contact with four South Korean... (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton). Rescuers work near the stern of the vessel Golden Ray as it lays on its side near the Moran tug boat Dorothy Moran, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in Jekyll Island, Ga. Coast Guard rescuers have made contact with four South Korean...
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After the rescue at sea of four crewmembers trapped in a capsized cargo ship near a Georgia island, the U.S. Coast Guard says it's now focused on safety removing the vessel while protecting the environment. More>>

Weather chief thanks Alabama employees for Dorian forecast

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump, left, listens as Kenneth Graham, director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center, on screen, gives an update during a briefing about Hurricane Dorian at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), S... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump, left, listens as Kenneth Graham, director of NOAA's National Hurricane Center, on screen, gives an update during a briefing about Hurricane Dorian at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), S...
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The head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has a chance to weigh into the fray over President Donald Trump's mistaken claim that Hurricane Dorian was threatening Alabama. More>>

SC to consider abortion ban; bill faces uncertain future

(AP Photo / Jeffrey Collins). Rep. Josiah Magnuson speaks in favor of a bill banning abortion after a heartbeat is detected on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. A South Carolina Senate subcommittees was hearing daylong testimony on the bill. (AP Photo / Jeffrey Collins). Rep. Josiah Magnuson speaks in favor of a bill banning abortion after a heartbeat is detected on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. A South Carolina Senate subcommittees was hearing daylong testimony on the bill.
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A small group of state senators are holding a hearing over whether South Carolina should follow the lead of other states and ban nearly all abortions. More>>

FEMA officials, contractor accused of hurricane relief fraud

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Federal authorities have arrested former officials of the Federal Emergency Management Authority and the former president of a major disaster relief contractor, accusing them of bribery and fraud as the territory struggled to recover from Hurricane Maria. More>>

18 years later, America vows to 'never forget' 9/11

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). FILE- In this May 15, 2015 file photo, visitors gather near the pools at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. As they have done 17 times before, a crowd of victims' relatives is expected at the site on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 ... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). FILE- In this May 15, 2015 file photo, visitors gather near the pools at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. As they have done 17 times before, a crowd of victims' relatives is expected at the site on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019 ...
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Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to "never forget" and rising attention to the terror attacks' extended toll on responders. More>>

General: US faces 'Sputnik moment' in space race competition

(Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP). Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, shakes hands with Gen. John W. Raymond, the commander of the U.S. Space Command, Sept. 9, 2019, during a ceremony to recognize the establishment of the Uni... (Christian Murdock/The Gazette via AP). Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., left, shakes hands with Gen. John W. Raymond, the commander of the U.S. Space Command, Sept. 9, 2019, during a ceremony to recognize the establishment of the Uni...
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A top general says the U.S. has reached a new Sputnik moment and that the military must act to keep the country competitive in space. More>>

Groundbreaking photographer Robert Frank dies at age 94

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Influential 20th-century photographer Robert Frank, author of 1959's 'The Americans', dies at age 94. More>>

US seeks dismissal of tribes' lawsuit over Keystone pipeline

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline in the Oval Office of the White House. Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump a... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump signs an executive order on the Keystone XL pipeline in the Oval Office of the White House. Native American tribes in Montana and South Dakota say the Trump a...
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Attorneys for the Trump administration want a US judge to throw out a lawsuit from Native American tribes trying to block the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Nebraska. More>>

Share of uninsured Americans rises for 1st time in a decade

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Proportion of Americans without health insurance rises for 1st time in decade; poverty rate falls. More>>

Liberty's Falwell says he's target of 'attempted coup'

(Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP). FILE - In this May 19, 2007, file photo, Jerry Falwell, Jr. listens before speaking for the first time as chancellor of Liberty University at the school's graduation ceremony  in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell ... (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP). FILE - In this May 19, 2007, file photo, Jerry Falwell, Jr. listens before speaking for the first time as chancellor of Liberty University at the school's graduation ceremony in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell ...
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Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. says he's asking the FBI to investigate what he called a "criminal" smear campaign orchestrated against him by several disgruntled former board members and employees. More>>

Alaska school district backs athlete in swimsuit dispute

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A race judge at an Alaska high school swim meet disqualified a state champion swimmer after concluding that that her team-issued swimsuit did not meet modesty requirements. More>>

Texas executes man who killed woman during spate of crimes

(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slayi... (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Texas death row inmate Mark Soliz. Soliz is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, for the 2010 slayi...
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A Texas death row inmate is facing execution for fatally shooting a 61-year-old grandmother at her North Texas home nearly a decade ago during an eight-day spate of crimes that included thefts and another killing. More>>

California bans fur trapping for recreation, commerce

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California has become the first state to ban commercial fur trapping. More>>

Prosecutor: Chinese woman lied to get into Mar-a-Lago

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A receptionist at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club says a Chinese businesswoman was acting "weird and strange," causing her to alert a Secret Service agent posted near the lobby. More>>

Suit targets California hunting rules that allow GPS on dogs

(Saul Young/News Sentinel via AP). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011 file photo, Harriman, Tenn., resident Shannon Robinson shows the map displayed on his GPS device that tracks the location of his hunting dogs. Animal rights groups are suing California over... (Saul Young/News Sentinel via AP). FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2011 file photo, Harriman, Tenn., resident Shannon Robinson shows the map displayed on his GPS device that tracks the location of his hunting dogs. Animal rights groups are suing California over...
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Animal rights groups are suing California over rules that allow animals to be hunted with the aid of hunting dogs wearing GPS tracking devices on their collars. More>>

Mississippi man gets 11 years for his part in cross burning

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A white Mississippi man has received an 11-year prison sentence for his part in burning a cross near the home of an African American family. More>>

Oregon death is 2nd linked to vaping, 1st tied to pot shop

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A person who died of a severe respiratory illness in Oregon after vaping had used a product containing THC that was purchased at a marijuana dispensary. More>>

Illinois derailment prompts evacuation of schools, homes

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Thick, black smoke can be seen for miles and evacuations have been ordered after a train derailed in an Illinois suburb of St. Louis. More>>

Email: Opioid talks fail, Purdue bankruptcy filing expected

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File). FILE - In this August 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma made headlin... (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File). FILE - In this August 2018 file photo, family and friends who have lost loved ones to OxyContin and opioid overdoses protest outside Purdue Pharma headquarters in Stamford, Conn. OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma made headlin...
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Attempts to reach a nationwide settlement over the opioid crisis with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma have hit an impasse, and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy. More>>

Questions after police fatally shoot man who streamed chase

(Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). Police put up a blue tarp to block the view of a body at the scene of an officer involved shooting  in Richfield, Minn., Saturday night, Sept. 7, 2019. Police near Minneapolis shot and killed a driver following a ... (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune via AP). Police put up a blue tarp to block the view of a body at the scene of an officer involved shooting in Richfield, Minn., Saturday night, Sept. 7, 2019. Police near Minneapolis shot and killed a driver following a ...
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The fatal police shooting of a man who livestreamed himself being pursued by officers is raising questions about whether they could have used another method to stop him. More>>

Number of border crossers drops amid Mexican crackdown

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). Acting Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan speaks at the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019.
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The Trump administration says it saw a 30 percent drop in the number of people apprehended at the southern U.S. border from August to July, amid summer heat and aggressive crackdowns on both sides of the border to deter migrants. More>>

Sarah Palin's husband appears to be seeking a divorce

(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). In this June 8, 2009, file photo, Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin arrive at a Republican congressional fundraiser in Washington.  Court documents appear to show that the husband of for... (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). In this June 8, 2009, file photo, Republican Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her husband Todd Palin arrive at a Republican congressional fundraiser in Washington. Court documents appear to show that the husband of for...
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Court documents appear to show that the husband of former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is seeking a divorce. More>>

US health officials report new vaping deaths, repeat warning

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel). FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 file photo, a woman takes a puff from a cannabis vape pen in Los Angeles. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why ... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel). FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 file photo, a woman takes a puff from a cannabis vape pen in Los Angeles. On Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why ...
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U.S. health officials are again urging people to stop vaping until they figure out why some are coming down with serious breathing illnesses. More>>

NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

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The National Rifle Association has sued San Francisco over that city's recent declaration that the gun-rights lobby is a "domestic terrorist organization.". More>>

Some 9/11 firefighters may have higher heart risks now

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, firefighters work beneath the destroyed mullions, the vertical struts which once faced the outer walls of the World Trade Center towers, after a terrorist attack on the twin towers in ... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2001 file photo, firefighters work beneath the destroyed mullions, the vertical struts which once faced the outer walls of the World Trade Center towers, after a terrorist attack on the twin towers in ...
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Firefighters who arrived early or spent more time at World Trade Center site after 9/11 attacks may have higher heart risks now. More>>

Authorities hope to interview previous scuba boat passengers

(AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa). Authorities walk outside the Truth, a Truth Aquatics-owned dive boat, docked in the Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern Califo... (AP Photo/ Christian Monterrosa). Authorities walk outside the Truth, a Truth Aquatics-owned dive boat, docked in the Santa Barbara Harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif., Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. Authorities served search warrants Sunday at the Southern Califo...
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US authorities are conducting a criminal investigation into the fiery dive boat disaster that killed 34 people off the coast of California. More>>

PG&E plan offers billions to victims, others after wildfires

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file). FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, city attorney Dennis Herrera, center, speaks at a news conference next to acting mayor London Breed, left, at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco officials are offering to buy P... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, file). FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017 file photo, city attorney Dennis Herrera, center, speaks at a news conference next to acting mayor London Breed, left, at City Hall in San Francisco. San Francisco officials are offering to buy P...
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San Francisco officials are offering to buy Pacific Gas & Electric's power lines and other infrastructure in the city for $2.5 billion. More>>

Oh how sweet it isn't: Navajo president bans candy at parade

(Alma E. Hernandez/Gallup Independent via AP). In this Sept. 8, 2018 image, Tomica Johnson, 8, of Fort Defiance, Arizona, does cartwheels during the Navajo Nation Fair Parade near Tse Bonito, New Mexico. (Alma E. Hernandez/Gallup Independent via AP). In this Sept. 8, 2018 image, Tomica Johnson, 8, of Fort Defiance, Arizona, does cartwheels during the Navajo Nation Fair Parade near Tse Bonito, New Mexico.
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Oh how sweet it isn't: Navajo president bans candy at parade but legal opinion sours the move. More>>

Scientists rethink Alzheimer's, diversifying the drug search

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Scientists are exploring novel ways to attack Alzheimer's in the wake of a string of disappointing drug failures. More>>

NOAA scientist: agency likely broke science integrity rules

(AP Photo/Jay Reeves). National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini addresses a meeting of the National Weather Association in Huntsville, Ala., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Uccellini defended forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump's claim ... (AP Photo/Jay Reeves). National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini addresses a meeting of the National Weather Association in Huntsville, Ala., Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. Uccellini defended forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump's claim ...
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The head of the National Weather Service is defending forecasters who contradicted President Donald Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian posed a threat to Alabama as it bore down on the United States. More>>

Fourth and final crewman pulled alive from capsized ship

(U.S. Coast Guard via AP). Coast Guard crews and port partners respond to an overturned cargo vessel with a fire on board Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in St. Simons Sound, Ga. (U.S. Coast Guard via AP). Coast Guard crews and port partners respond to an overturned cargo vessel with a fire on board Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, in St. Simons Sound, Ga.
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The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are searching for four crew members of a cargo ship that overturned and caught fire near a port on the Georgia coast. More>>

Planned Parenthood to close 2 Ohio health clinics

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Planned Parenthood will close two Cincinnati health centers that together serves more than 6,000 patients a year. More>>

Accused Mar-a-Lago trespasser proclaims innocence; thanks US

(Daniel Pontet via AP, File). FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing before Magistrate Judge William Mat... (Daniel Pontet via AP, File). FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file court sketch, Yujing Zhang, left, a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, listens to a hearing before Magistrate Judge William Mat...
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Jury selection in the trial of a Chinese businesswoman charged with lying to a Secret Service agent and trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club bogged down over underwear. More>>

For 9/11 families, mixed views on Trump-Taliban talks

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Norma Molina, of San Antonio, Texas, leaves flowers by the names of firefighters from Engine 33 at the September 11 Memorial, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in New York. Her boyfriend Robert Edward Evans, a member of Engine 33, was ki... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Norma Molina, of San Antonio, Texas, leaves flowers by the names of firefighters from Engine 33 at the September 11 Memorial, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, in New York. Her boyfriend Robert Edward Evans, a member of Engine 33, was ki...
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Sept. 11 victims' relatives are greeting the news of President Donald Trump's now-canceled plan for secret talks with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents with mixed feelings. More>>

Abrams tells Democrats: Go after Georgia, irregular voters

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Stacey Abrams is pushing national Democrats to treat Georgia as a 2020 battleground and to follow her 2018 strategy nationwide by expanding the Democratic electorate. More>>

Judge reinstates nationwide halt on Trump asylum policy plan

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A US judge in California has reinstated a nationwide halt on the Trump administration's plan to prevent most migrants from seeking asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

The Latest: Ship owner thanks all for rescue of crew members

(AP Photo/Terry Dickson). People are shown on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach as the Golden Ray cargo ship is capsized in the background, off the Georgia coast, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. (AP Photo/Terry Dickson). People are shown on Jekyll Island's Driftwood Beach as the Golden Ray cargo ship is capsized in the background, off the Georgia coast, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.
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The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers have drilled through the hull of an overturned cargo ship and made contact with four missing crew members stuck inside. More>>

Man accused of plotting mass killing wants gun charges nixed

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A federal judge in Maryland says he will decide by the end of this week whether to dismiss gun charges against a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of stockpiling combat gear and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and TV journalists. More>>

MIT scandal highlights thorny ethics of university donations

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Brown University has placed a fundraising director on administrative leave following a report that accused him of participating in covering up disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's connections to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. More>>

For some Texans, nearest abortion clinic is 250 miles away

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). A "no trespassing" sign sits near the entrance of the parking lot for the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Faced with drives of four hours or more to Fort Worth, Dallas, El Paso or o... (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). A "no trespassing" sign sits near the entrance of the parking lot for the Whole Woman's Health clinic in Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Faced with drives of four hours or more to Fort Worth, Dallas, El Paso or o...
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Texas offers glimpse at possible future if state abortion bans take effect; nearest clinics are more than 250 miles away. More>>

Survivors' advice for others touched by shootings: Seek help

(AP Photo/John Minchillo). Larry Newcomer holds an image of his older brother Richard during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Cincinnati. Newcomer's older brother Richard was killed during a shooting in downtown Cincinn... (AP Photo/John Minchillo). Larry Newcomer holds an image of his older brother Richard during an interview with The Associated Press, Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Cincinnati. Newcomer's older brother Richard was killed during a shooting in downtown Cincinn...
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For those who survive deadly shootings, the scars are not only physical. More>>

Harris seeks end to executions, cash bail, private prisons

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty). Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the New Hampshire state Democratic Party convention, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Manchester, NH.
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In criminal justice plan, Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris calls for abolishing death penalty, ending cash bail, eliminating mandatory minimum sentencing. More>>

As feds loom, states hit Facebook, Google with new probes

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New York Attorney General Letitia James says a bipartisan coalition of state attorneys general is investigating Facebook for alleged antitrust issues. More>>

Baby in the office? Providence mayor's habit sparks debate

(Steve Klamkin/WPRO News via AP). In this March 20, 2019, photo, Mayor Jorge Elorza holds his son Omar during a news conference in Providence, R.I. Elorza's decision to frequently take his son to work with him has brought praise from some who say he's ... (Steve Klamkin/WPRO News via AP). In this March 20, 2019, photo, Mayor Jorge Elorza holds his son Omar during a news conference in Providence, R.I. Elorza's decision to frequently take his son to work with him has brought praise from some who say he's ...
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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has not been shy about bringing his 1-year-old boy to work. More>>

Man streams chase before Minnesota police fatally shoot him

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Police near Minneapolis shot and killed a driver following a chase after he apparently emerged from his car holding a knife and refused their commands to drop it. More>>

Ex-prison shows animated films made by incarcerated artists

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An art exhibit at a former prison-turned-museum in Philadelphia is showcasing animated short films created by currently incarcerated inmate. More>>

Dorian topples crane, knocks out power in eastern Canada

(Connie Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP). Two islanders ride their bikes through still-wet streets on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 on Ocracoke Island, N.C., in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. (Connie Leinbach/Ocracoke Observer via AP). Two islanders ride their bikes through still-wet streets on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 on Ocracoke Island, N.C., in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
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Residents of North Carolina's Outer Banks are beginning to assess the damage wrought by Hurricane Dorian. More>>

Marijuana use by US college students up, highest in 35 years

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - This Aug. 15, 2019 file photo shows a marijuana plant in an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. A survey released on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 says U.S. college students are using marijuana at the highest rates ... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - This Aug. 15, 2019 file photo shows a marijuana plant in an indoor cannabis farm in Gardena, Calif. A survey released on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 says U.S. college students are using marijuana at the highest rates ...
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New study finds US college students are using marijuana at the highest rates in 35 years. More>>

US mass shooters exploited gaps, errors in background checks

(Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File). FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, thousands of people gather on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol during a "March for Our Lives" rally in Austin, Texas.  The vast majority of mass shoo... (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File). FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, thousands of people gather on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol during a "March for Our Lives" rally in Austin, Texas. The vast majority of mass shoo...
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The vast majority of mass shooters have acquired their firearms legally with nothing in their background that would have prohibited them from possessing a gun. More>>

Search warrants served in California boat fire investigation

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dive boat is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vess... (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dive boat is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vess...
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Authorities are serving search warrants at the California company that owned the scuba diving boat that caught fire and killed 34 people last week. More>>

Trial to begin in 9-year-old's killing that shocked Chicago

(Chicago Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, who was charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 2, 2015, death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. On Friday, j... (Chicago Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Dwright Boone-Doty, 22, who was charged with first-degree murder in the Nov. 2, 2015, death of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. On Friday, j...
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A trial is set to begin for two of three men accused of taking part in the 2015 killing of a 9-year-old Chicago boy to get back at his father, who prosecutors say was in a rival gang. More>>

Air Force disputes Alaska crew favored Trump Scottish hotel

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Military officials are disputing a report that claims a joint Air Force and Alaska Air National Guard unit on a refueling mission to Kuwait went miles out of their way to spend the night at a resort in Scotland owned by President Trump. More>>

Police: Biker mag 'fiction' leads to charges in 1972 killing

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Authorities say a man accused of killing a motorist along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1972 wrote a piece published by a biker magazine in the 1980s about a gunman surprising a motorist. More>>

Trump challenges California power to control auto pollution

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The U.S. Justice Department is conducting an antitrust investigation of four automakers that have signed on with California in a deal to toughen emissions and fuel economy standards. More>>

The Latest: 4 missing after cargo ship overturns off Georgia

(U.S. Coast Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Golden Ray cargo ship lists to one side near a port on the Georgia coast, early Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. The ship, carrying vehicles, was being evacuated after sharply listing... (U.S. Coast Guard via AP). In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, the Golden Ray cargo ship lists to one side near a port on the Georgia coast, early Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019. The ship, carrying vehicles, was being evacuated after sharply listing...
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The U.S. Coast Guard says rescuers are looking for four crew members who are unaccounted for after a vessel overturned near a Georgia port. More>>

Defamation suit over Haiti sex abuse claim settled

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A Maine activist who accused an orphanage founder in Haiti of being a serial pedophile says a lawsuit against him has been settled. More>>

Vigil held for 34 killed in California dive boat fire

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Attendees grieve during a vigil Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif., for the victims who died aboard the dive boat Conception. The Sept. 2 fire took the lives of 34 people on the ship off Santa Cruz Island off th... (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill). Attendees grieve during a vigil Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif., for the victims who died aboard the dive boat Conception. The Sept. 2 fire took the lives of 34 people on the ship off Santa Cruz Island off th...
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The 34 people who died in a diving boat fire off Southern California are being remembered by those who shared their love of the sea. More>>

Pain of scuba diving deaths off California felt across globe

(AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa ). Photographs of loved ones lost in the fire on the scuba boat Conception are placed at a memorial on the Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fire raged through the boat carrying ... (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa ). Photographs of loved ones lost in the fire on the scuba boat Conception are placed at a memorial on the Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fire raged through the boat carrying ...
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The pain of the ill-fated scuba diving tour was felt across the United States and far beyond. More>>

Maine to allow ranked votes in general presidential election

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared for tabulation in Augusta, Maine, in the Second Congressional District's House election, the first congressional race in American history to be decided by the ran... (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). In this Nov. 12, 2018 file photo, ballots are prepared for tabulation in Augusta, Maine, in the Second Congressional District's House election, the first congressional race in American history to be decided by the ran...
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Maine is set to become the first state to allow voters to rank multiple candidates in a general presidential election. More>>

Actor Hosea Chanchez alleges abuse by college ex-official

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Actor Hosea Chanchez says friend's father sexually assaulted him when he was 14, identifies man as college administrator. More>>

Manager: Trump family building 'dynasty' for decades to come

(AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Brad Parscale campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign speaks during the California GOP fall convention on Sept. 7, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson). Brad Parscale campaign manager for Trump's 2020 reelection campaign speaks during the California GOP fall convention on Sept. 7, 2019, in Indian Wells, Calif.
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President Donald Trump's campaign manager is predicting that the president and his family will become "a dynasty that will last for decades.". More>>

Generic drugmaker Mallinckrodt settles 2 opioid lawsuits

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Mallinckrodt, one of the leading manufacturers of generic opioids, says it is settling lawsuits with two Ohio counties over the toll of its drugs. More>>

'Only animals can live here': Storm victims await evacuation

(AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi). People sit under broken palm trees outside the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport after the passing of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Thousands of desperate people... (AP Photo/Gonzalo Gaudenzi). People sit under broken palm trees outside the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport after the passing of Hurricane Dorian in Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands, Bahamas, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Thousands of desperate people...
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A few meager possessions stuffed in plastic bags, some of the haggard Bahamians who lost homes to the ravages of Hurricane Dorian are waiting at a small airport hoping to catch planes out of the disaster zone. More>>

Michigan to become 1st state to ban flavored e-cigarettes

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state t... (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File). FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state t...
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is moving to make Michigan the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes. More>>

Reaching a deal in national opioids case proving difficult

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OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma says it wants a nationwide settlement over its role in the opioids crisis, but it's proving difficult to reach a deal. More>>

2 Singaporeans among California boat fire victims

(AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio). A row of hearts, each with the name of a victim, adorn a growing memorial to those who died aboard the dive boat Conception, seen early Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2019 at the harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Sept. 2 fire too... (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio). A row of hearts, each with the name of a victim, adorn a growing memorial to those who died aboard the dive boat Conception, seen early Friday morning, Sept. 6, 2019 at the harbor in Santa Barbara, Calif. The Sept. 2 fire too...
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From veteran water polo coach to advocate for protection of sharks, the passengers aboard the ill-fated Conception dive boat were linked by their love for the water. More>>

Naval Academy investigating report of noose

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The U.S. Naval Academy is investigating a report that a noose was hanged on academy property on the 56th anniversary of the March on Washington. More>>

The Latest: Winds buffet New England as Dorian speeds north

(AP Photo/Mic Smith). Isle of Palms residents look at a downed tree on Hartnett Blvd. during Hurricane Dorian at the Isle of Palms, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Charleston, S.C. (AP Photo/Mic Smith). Isle of Palms residents look at a downed tree on Hartnett Blvd. during Hurricane Dorian at the Isle of Palms, S.C., Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, in Charleston, S.C.
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Hurricane Dorian continues to scrape the North Carolina coast just offshore, with the worst weather hitting the Outer Banks. More>>

American Airlines mechanic accused of sabotaging flight

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An American Airlines mechanic is accused of sabotaging a flight over stalled union contract negotiations. More>>

Smoke, not fire, blamed for 34 deaths in dive boat disaster

(Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dive boat is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vess... (Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP, File). FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2019, file photo, provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, a dive boat is engulfed in flames after a deadly fire broke out aboard the commercial scuba diving vess...
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Crewmembers who jumped from a burning scuba diving boat off Southern California said they tried to rescue the 34 people who perished in the fiery sinking but couldn't reach them. More>>

Minnesota, Canadian police search for missing ex-reservist

(Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP). This undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shows Patrik Mathews. Authorities in northern Minnesota and Canada are warning the public to avoid making contact with Patrik Mathews, a former Can... (Royal Canadian Mounted Police via AP). This undated photo provided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police shows Patrik Mathews. Authorities in northern Minnesota and Canada are warning the public to avoid making contact with Patrik Mathews, a former Can...
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Authorities in northern Minnesota and Canada have warned residents to avoid making contact and call police if they see a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist with alleged ties to a hate group. More>>

Navy dismisses SEAL team leaders, cites discipline failures

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3 senior leaders of a Navy SEAL team have been dismissed from their positions 'due to a loss of confidence that resulted from leadership failures' after one unit was sent home from Iraq accused of sexually assaulting a female service member. More>>

Alaska reaches settlement in case brought by Muslim inmates

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The Alaska Department of Corrections has agreed to changes to accommodate Muslim inmates. More>>

Tourists may pay tolls to drive crooked San Francisco street

(AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, cars wind their way down Lombard Street in San Francisco. Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famed crooked Lombard Street in San... (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File). FILE - In this April 15, 2019, file photo, cars wind their way down Lombard Street in San Francisco. Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the famed crooked Lombard Street in San...
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Thousands of tourists could soon be forced to make reservations and pay to drive the world-famous, crooked Lombard Street in San Francisco. More>>

US tells migrant woman 8 months pregnant to wait in Mexico

(AP Photo/Veronica G. Cardenas). In this Aug. 30, 2019, photo, migrants, many who were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico,” program wait in line to get a meal in an encampment near the Gateway International Bridge in ... (AP Photo/Veronica G. Cardenas). In this Aug. 30, 2019, photo, migrants, many who were returned to Mexico under the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico,” program wait in line to get a meal in an encampment near the Gateway International Bridge in ...
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U.S. border agents took a Salvadoran woman who was eight months pregnant to the hospital when she suffered premature contractions, then forced her to leave the country under the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy. More>>

Judge threatens to bring the heat to Texas prison officials

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A federal judge has threatened to subject some Texas officials to the same hot temperatures prisoners have experienced. More>>

Mayor charged with taking bribes to help pot businesses

(Dave Souza/The Herald News of Fall River via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Mayor Jasiel Correia speaks about his indictment during a news conference in Fall River, Mass. Correia was arrested on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, and faces ad... (Dave Souza/The Herald News of Fall River via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2018 file photo, Mayor Jasiel Correia speaks about his indictment during a news conference in Fall River, Mass. Correia was arrested on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, and faces ad...
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Federal authorities say a Massachusetts mayor has been arrested on charges he conspired to extort hundreds of thousands of dollars from companies seeking to operate marijuana businesses. More>>

In a twist, Colorado asks EPA to lower state's air rating

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, as traffic rolls along Speer Boulevard in the foreground, the skyline is shrouded as pollution fills the air in Denver. Colorado has taken the unusual step of inviting the U.S... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019, file photo, as traffic rolls along Speer Boulevard in the foreground, the skyline is shrouded as pollution fills the air in Denver. Colorado has taken the unusual step of inviting the U.S...
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Colorado has taken the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state's biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that's a good idea. More>>

Ex-drug company CEO Martin Shkreli sues former investor

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. T... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- In this Aug. 15, 2017 file photo, former pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli speaks during an interview by Maria Bartiromo during her "Mornings with Maria Bartiromo" program on the Fox Business Network, in New York. T...
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The former drug company executive known as Pharma Bro has sued the son of one of his investors over losses from a failed hedge fund. More>>

Democrats assail Trump's rhetoric in congressional hearing

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Democrats from the U.S. House Judiciary Committee are hearing from experts about the link between anti-immigrant rhetoric and domestic terrorism. More>>

Colleges watching as Michigan State pays big fine in scandal

(Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP, File). FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, Morgan McCaul, 18, a survivor of Larry Nassar abuse, holds a sign showing the years that Larry Nassar was reported to Michigan State University as trustees arrive ... (Clarence Tabb Jr./Detroit News via AP, File). FILE - In this April 13, 2018 file photo, Morgan McCaul, 18, a survivor of Larry Nassar abuse, holds a sign showing the years that Larry Nassar was reported to Michigan State University as trustees arrive ...
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The government this week levied an unprecedented $4.5 million fine against Michigan State University in the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal. More>>

Boat owners seek to head off lawsuits after 34 die in fire

(AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa ). Photographs of loved ones lost in the fire on the scuba boat Conception are placed at a memorial on the Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fire raged through the boat carrying ... (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa ). Photographs of loved ones lost in the fire on the scuba boat Conception are placed at a memorial on the Santa Barbara Harbor on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fire raged through the boat carrying ...
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The owners of the dive boat where 34 people perished in a fire off the coast of Southern California filed a legal action in federal court Thursday to head off potentially costly lawsuits. More>>

The Latest: Dive boat owner says crew tried to reach victims

(AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa). FBI investigators unload equipment to begin examining evidence obtained from the wreckage of the dive boat Conception on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fire raged through the boat carrying recreati... (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa). FBI investigators unload equipment to begin examining evidence obtained from the wreckage of the dive boat Conception on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Santa Barbara, Calif. A fire raged through the boat carrying recreati...
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Investigators say the crew of the dive ship that sank off the Southern California coast made several attempts to save the 34 people who were trapped by fire and died. More>>

The Latest: Dallas Opera cancels 2020 Domingo performance

(AP Photo/Leslie Kossoff). FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 file photo, Placido Domingo acknowledges the audience after receiving the 1999 Hispanic Heritage Award at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. An evening bef... (AP Photo/Leslie Kossoff). FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999 file photo, Placido Domingo acknowledges the audience after receiving the 1999 Hispanic Heritage Award at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington. An evening bef...
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The Dallas Opera has canceled a 2020 Placido Domingo event due to harassment and groping allegations against the opera superstar. More>>

Firing of doctor sets off fight over assisted suicide law

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The firing of a Colorado doctor who wanted to prescribe life-ending drugs to a man suffering from incurable cancer has touched off a legal battle testing the state's medically assisted suicide law. More>>

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