Police: Kennedy family members incited partygoers into 'mob'
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Police: Kennedy family members incited partygoers into 'mob'

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a member of the Kennedy family screamed incoherently and threw himself into a wall after he was confronted by police responding to complaints about a loud party and fireworks. A Barnstable police officer says the actions of both 52-year-old Matthew “Max” Kennedy and his […]
Authorities eye immigration status of children found at sect
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Authorities eye immigration status of children found at sect

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a paramilitary Christian sect for child sexual abuse say they looking into whether the New Mexico group brought children into the country illegally. Former group members say leaders kept them and the children living at sect’s compound in “slavery.” Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace told The Associated Press Tuesday […]
2 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash
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2 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash

DETROIT (AP) — Sailors with ties to Michigan and Illinois are among 10 who are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia. Illinois U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis says Logan Palmer’s mother told him that her son is missing. In Michigan, April Brandon says her son, Ken Smith, is also […]
DNA issues raised amid secret hearings in ex-cop rape case
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DNA issues raised amid secret hearings in ex-cop rape case

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The high-profile case of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public’s attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force, but his appeal raising questions about DNA evidence is playing out in secret. Daniel Holtzclaw, now 30, was […]
Biological mom charged with murder in Missouri teen's death
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Biological mom charged with murder in Missouri teen's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Missouri woman with murder in the death of her 16-year-old biological daughter, whose remains were found in a burn pit on their rural property. Rebecca Ruud reported late last month that Savannah Leckie had gone missing from their home in Theodosia, a village of about […]
Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions
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Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually committed the crime. Just hours before Williams was to be put to death, the Republican governor said in an email that he was issuing a stay of […]
Trump protesters expected to flood downtown Phoenix
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Trump protesters expected to flood downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s first political event since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has prompted several groups opposed to his policies to gather in Phoenix, and authorities are taking extra precautions to keep the peace. The planned protests planned for the Tuesday evening campaign-style rally in reliably-Republican Arizona come as Trump tries […]
US wife of Barcelona victim seeks last person who saw him
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US wife of Barcelona victim seeks last person who saw him

AP Photo/Santi Palacios LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of the only American killed in last week’s Barcelona attack says she’s trying to find a waiter who may have been be the last person to see her husband alive. Heidi Nunes-Tucker of the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday that a photo or video posted […]
Priest urges haters to repent; reveals his Ku Klux Klan past
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Priest urges haters to repent; reveals his Ku Klux Klan past

AP Photo/Barry Thumma McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Virginia is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once burned crosses as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Father William Aitcheson, a priest in the diocese of Arlington, described how he belonged to the Klan as a young man in […]
The Latest: Biological mother charged in girl's killing
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The Latest: Biological mother charged in girl's killing

THEODOSIA, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found in rural Missouri (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Prosecutors have brought murder charges against the biological mother of a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found on their rural Missouri property. Ozark County Prosecutor John Garrabrant says Rebecca Ruud was […]
Burned bones found in rural Missouri identified as teen's
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Burned bones found in rural Missouri identified as teen's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The burned human bones found on a rural southwest Missouri property have been identified as those of a 16-year-old girl whose biological mother is jailed on a 24-hour investigative hold, authorities said Tuesday. Savannah Leckie, who was raised by her adoptive mother in Minnesota, was reported missing in late July […]
Afghanistan vets reassured by Trump reversing calls for exit
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Afghanistan vets reassured by Trump reversing calls for exit

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many veterans who have fought in America’s longest war say it’s reassuring that President Donald Trump reversed his past calls for a speedy exit from Afghanistan because they don’t want the sacrifices they’ve made to be in vain. Trump recommitted the U.S. to the 16-year-old war in a national address Monday. […]
Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply
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Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply

AP Photo/David Zalubowski DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses. Denver voters approved bring-your-own-pot clubs in a ballot measure […]
The Latest: Groups protest ahead of Missouri execution
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The Latest: Groups protest ahead of Missouri execution

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Missouri’s planned execution of inmate Marcellus Williams (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Death penalty opponents are protesting Missouri’s planned execution of an inmate who maintains his innocence. Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and other groups are organizing rallies and vigils throughout the state ahead of the […]
Coal CEO expected Trump help, but administration said no
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Coal CEO expected Trump help, but administration said no

AP Photo/John Minchillo WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order sought by companies seeking relief for […]
Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M
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Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history. Some details about the game and how the prize has grown so large: — WHEN IS THE DRAWING AND HOW DOES THE GAME WORK? The drawing will be Wednesday […]
Priest takes leave after disclosing past in the Ku Klux Klan
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Priest takes leave after disclosing past in the Ku Klux Klan

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia priest is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Father William Aitcheson, a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, wrote about his past Klan affiliation Monday in The Arlington Catholic Herald, the diocese’s newspaper. The 62-year-old Aitcheson […]
Sheriff: Video shows judge's shooting outside courthouse
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Sheriff: Video shows judge's shooting outside courthouse

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says the man who shot a judge outside an Ohio courthouse drove to a neighboring bank, walked quickly toward him from a parked car and fired, and the judge returned fire. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says surveillance video captured the scene Monday in Steubenville (STOO’-behn-vihl). […]
Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
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Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

AP Photo/Charles Krupa APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only […]
Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is
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Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states’ rights in addition to slavery and stress how economic and cultural […]
Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken
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Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken

AP Photo/John Minchillo WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision one executive said breaks a personal promise from President Donald Trump to take the extraordinary step to benefit the industry. The Energy Department says it considered issuing […]
Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance
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Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America’s longest war. In a prime-time address […]
Posers or terrorists? Deaths put spotlight on neo-Nazi group
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Posers or terrorists? Deaths put spotlight on neo-Nazi group

AP Photo/Steven Senne TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The friendship of the four young roommates – though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division – never seemed destined for bloodshed. One was described as a former science nerd, serving in the Florida National Guard. Two others worked temp jobs at […]
Officials: 33 people injured in train crash at station
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Officials: 33 people injured in train crash at station

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — More than 30 people were injured when train crashed into another train that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the crash happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. An inbound Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at the 69th […]
Officials: 2 trains involved in accident; injuries reported
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Officials: 2 trains involved in accident; injuries reported

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Officials say injuries are being reported after an accident involving two trains in suburban Philadelphia. A spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. SEPTA says two Norristown High Speed Line trains were involved in the accident at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper […]
Cosby seeks new legal team ahead of sexual assault retrial
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Cosby seeks new legal team ahead of sexual assault retrial

AP Photo/Matt Rourke NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby wants a judge to sign off on a swap that would give him a fresh new legal team ahead of his sexual assault retrial in Pennsylvania in November. Cosby is expected in court Tuesday morning in Norristown as the lawyers who fought to a deadlock in […]
Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
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Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

AP Photo/Charles Krupa APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only […]
Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarp
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Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarp

AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action. By Monday, the lighted flags were no more […]
Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open
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Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses. Denver voters approved bring-your-own-pot clubs in a ballot measure last year after […]
Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'
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Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'

AP Photo/Don Ryan Reaction to the total solar eclipse in the U.S.: “The show has just begun, people! What a gorgeous day! Isn’t this great, people?” – Jim Todd, a director at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Salem, Oregon. “It made me all teary-eyed. It was just so momentous. Just really cool […]
2 members of Kennedy family arrested after noise complaints
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2 members of Kennedy family arrested after noise complaints

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Two members of the Kennedy family have been arrested in Massachusetts following complaints about a loud party and fireworks. Barnstable police say officers responded to a home near the family compound in Hyannis Port early Sunday morning on noise complaints. Police say 52-year-old Matthew “Max” Kennedy and his […]
Navy ship in collision named for McCain's dad, grandfather
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Navy ship in collision named for McCain's dad, grandfather

AP Photo/Uncredited BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. warship involved in a collision off Singapore has a name many Americans recognize – but not for its father-and-son namesakes. Most know Sen. John S. McCain III, the Vietnam War hero who ran for president in 2000 and 2008. But it was his father and grandfather – both […]
LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers
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LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company says is a shake-up aimed at moving one of the nation’s flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age while bolstering its Washington coverage and other reporting. Veteran media executive […]
Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii
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Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

AP Photo/Marco Garcia HONOLULU (AP) — Officials announced Monday that they have suspended the search for five Army soldiers who were in a helicopter crash during offshore training in Hawaii last week. Families of the missing soldiers were notified about the search suspension, said Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of the 25th Infantry Division. The […]
Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted
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Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

AP Photo/Bobby Calvan HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter, opening the possibility of the congressman’s mug shot to be used by political opponents next year when Gianforte is up for re-election. Justice Court Judge Rick West ordered Gianforte, a Republican, […]
Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps
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Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused. At the Nashville Zoo, visitors watched and recorded how the animals behaved when the sky turned dark during Monday’s total solar eclipse. And there was plenty to see when the moon slipped in […]
Military-style Christian sect leader charged in abuse case
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Military-style Christian sect leader charged in abuse case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A leader of a New Mexico military-style Christian sect is facing dozens of child sexual abuse charges in a case that authorities say is connected to widespread abuse by the religious commune. Peter Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in the remote community of Fence Lake faces 100 counts […]
The Latest: Flight gives passengers a closer look at eclipse
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The Latest: Flight gives passengers a closer look at eclipse

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 6:40 p.m. Scientists, journalists and contest winners were among about 100 people who enjoyed a closer look at the eclipse, thanks to a special eclipse-chasing charter flight by Alaska Airlines. The jet flew […]
The Latest: Ex-Christian sect member not stunned by new case
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The Latest: Ex-Christian sect member not stunned by new case

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico military-style Christian sect facing child abuse charges (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A former member of a military-style Christian sect facing child abuse and child sexual abuse charges says she’s not surprised by the group’s latest troubles. Maura Alana Schmierer told The Associated Press on […]
Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died
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Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who was found slain along with her young daughter last week had become an anti-domestic violence activist after her sister was killed four years ago, and authorities allege both women were killed by their boyfriends. Chaquinequea Brodie and her 9-year-old daughter were found dead Friday in their Waterbury apartment. […]
Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer
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Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit […]
VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas
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VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Monday during a visit to Montana that his agency will propose changes to make it easier for rural areas to receive funding to build nursing homes for veterans. Rural areas are often bypassed under the agency’s existing guidelines for awarding grants for veterans’ homes, Shulkin […]
Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan
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Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan

AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan over concerns about its impact on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee. The Center for Biological Diversity has authority to challenge the […]
Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape
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Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The man who shot a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot at around 8 a.m. near […]
Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; gunman killed
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Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; gunman killed

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge walking from his car into the county courthouse was shot by a gunman Monday morning but managed to fire back before a probation officer stepped in and ultimately killed the suspect, authorities said. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot at around 8 a.m. near the courthouse in […]
Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape
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Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. Trump savaged his critics and the media, vowed to fine Mexico $100,000 for […]
Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda
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Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient – or even someone about to turn 81. McCain has been undergoing targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at the local Mayo […]
Total solar eclipse wows crowds across the US
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Total solar eclipse wows crowds across the US

A historic total solar eclipse arced across the United States from west to east Monday, as millions of people who had gathered in its relatively narrow "path of totality" watched in awe.
Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue
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Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives. Federal prosecutors said Monday 25-year-old Andrew Schneck had been charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance. Authorities say a Houston […]
Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer
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Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman Liz Martinez confirmed […]
Attorneys for condemned Missouri man seek halt to execution
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Attorneys for condemned Missouri man seek halt to execution

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man. Marcellus Williams, 48, is scheduled to die Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for stabbing to death former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle during a 1998 robbery at her home […]
The Latest: 1st US coast-to-coast total eclipse begins
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The Latest: 1st US coast-to-coast total eclipse begins

AP Photo/Andrew Selsky The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 1:20 p.m. The first total solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. coast to coast in nearly a century has begun in Oregon. Americans across the land are watching in wonder through telescopes, cameras and […]
Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack
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Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the case next month focused on her mental health. Anissa Weier, 15, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to […]
Parents killed when family tumbles from cliff in New York
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Parents killed when family tumbles from cliff in New York

GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A family hike around a New York state gorge turned tragic when a mother and father fell off a cliff and were killed and their 4-year-old son was seriously hurt, authorities said. The bodies of Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33, both of Buffalo, were discovered Sunday along with their […]
The Latest: Clear skies predicted for most of eclipse path
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The Latest: Clear skies predicted for most of eclipse path

AP Photo/Don Ryan The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 11:25 a.m. Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show. National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Burke […]
Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; suspect killed
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Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; suspect killed

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge was shot and wounded Monday morning as he walked toward his county’s courthouse, and a suspect was killed after a probation officer returned fire, officials said. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot near the courthouse in Steubenville, just across the Ohio River from West Virginia’s northern panhandle, […]
Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols
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Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols

AP Photo/John Bazemore STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory. Part theme park and […]
Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse
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Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Sky-watchers everywhere – and millions were expected to peer […]
Parents die, kids hospitalized after family falls off cliff
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Parents die, kids hospitalized after family falls off cliff

GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A family hike in a western New York gorge turned tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured, authorities said. The bodies of Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33, both of Buffalo, were discovered along with their injured son […]
AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes
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AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also showed that close to one-half of older Hispanics have […]
Stone Mountain poses another test for Confederate symbols
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Stone Mountain poses another test for Confederate symbols

AP Photo/John Bazemore STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory. Part theme park and […]
Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark
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Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark

AP Photo/Don Ryan Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere – and millions were expected to peer […]
Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop
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Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

AP Photo/Eric Gay HOUSTON (AP) — Soon after he opened his office serving immigrants fighting to stay in the United States, Raed Gonzalez became a lawyer who goes after other lawyers. A person with a winnable case can be thrown into deportation by a missed deadline or a botched court filing, and attorneys quietly known […]
1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'
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1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

AP Photo/Allen G. Breed GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago – he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers […]
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91
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Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91

AP Photo/Phil Sandlin LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was […]
Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances
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Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend. While he had done earlier fundraising specials, Lewis appeared in his first Labor Day telethon, broadcast […]
Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark
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Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

AP Photo/Don Ryan Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years. Veteran eclipse watchers warned the uninitiated to get […]
Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91
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Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

AP Photo/Julie Markes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was […]
Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial
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Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

AP Photo/Julio Cortez NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A lengthy criminal investigation that has put U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in the crosshairs of a federal corruption indictment – and placed Democrats in peril of losing a key seat – will ultimately rest in the hands of 12 residents from New Jersey, a state he’s represented in […]
Fla. zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort
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Fla. zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-based zoo and conservation society announced Sunday that it would not to hold its annual gala at President Trump’s Florida resort. The decision by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is the latest by a charity to move fundraisers from the Mar-a-Lago resort since Trump made comments […]
America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick's protest
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America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick's protest

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. […]
Fallen forensics: What a 2016 report has to say about them
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Fallen forensics: What a 2016 report has to say about them

Defense lawyers have long questioned the reliability of some forensic science methods, but over the past decade, the debate has intensified. Two highly critical reports found that with the exception of DNA, many methods have not been tested rigorously enough to be considered scientifically valid. A look at various forensic methods coming under fire and […]
Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states
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Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime. Outraged, the Oklahoma woman, now 21, called lawmakers, the police and advocacy groups to […]
Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings
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Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings

NORTON, Vt. (AP) — It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vermont, and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo. But the port is still open 24/7 and needs to be staffed around the clock. However, the U.S. Government is having a hard […]
Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence
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Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a decade, computer programmer Eddie Tipton reliably showed up for work at the central Iowa office of the Multi-State Lottery Association and earned the confidence of his co-workers, a team of technicians entrusted to build computers used to randomly pick numbers for some of the most […]
1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'
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1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

AP Photo/Allen G. Breed GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago – he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers […]
Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis
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Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t make things worse. That’s the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that “Obamacare” seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1, with about 10 million […]
Massive counterprotest upstages Boston “free speech rally”
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Massive counterprotest upstages Boston “free speech rally”

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a “free speech rally” a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday to historic Boston Common, […]
Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally
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Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

YUMA, Arizona (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump is set to visit Marine Air Station Yuma on Tuesday afternoon before he travels to Phoenix to hold a rally. Yuma’s location along the U.S.-Mexico border touches on one […]
Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M
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Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The numbers have been drawn for one of the nation’s biggest lottery jackpots. Powerball announced Saturday night on its website that the winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. There was no immediate word on whether anyone one. The final jackpot also hadn’t been set. Going […]
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
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Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory’s son, Christian, told The Associated Press his father died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week. He had […]
'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest
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'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned “free speech rally” a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia. Counterprotesters marched through the […]
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
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Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy’s single worst loss at sea. The fate of its […]
The Latest: Opponents of Dallas statues: 'Take them down'
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The Latest: Opponents of Dallas statues: 'Take them down'

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A large crowd attending a Dallas rally against white supremacy is chanting “take them down,” in reference to the city’s Confederate statues. Speakers including the Rev. Michael W. Waters are […]
The Latest: Hundreds in downtown Atlanta march to King home
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The Latest: Hundreds in downtown Atlanta march to King home

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A diverse crowd of several hundred people marched from downtown Atlanta to the home of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in protest of white supremacists and other hate […]
Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue
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Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness before dawn from the entryway to Duke Chapel, where it stood among 10 historical figures. Officials discovered […]
'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest
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'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned “free speech rally” a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia. An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters […]
Suspect arrested in killings of 2 Fla. officers
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Suspect arrested in killings of 2 Fla. officers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday. Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Matthew Baxter, who died Friday night after the attack. Sgt. Sam Howard died […]
Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick
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Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League. The […]
Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot
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Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball players will hold their breath as numbers are drawn for one of the nation’s biggest lottery jackpots. The numbers for an estimated $535 million jackpot will be drawn Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The prize has grown so large because no one has matched all six balls in […]
DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes
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DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

AP Photo/Jaime Dunaway DALLAS (AP) — Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was “Mountain Jane Doe,” buried unidentified in a paupers’ cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of DNA technology for forensic scientists at the University of North Texas to […]
Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey
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Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey

AP Photo/Seth Wenig TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is not the first president to vacation in New Jersey. But unlike Trump, who spent most of his “working vacation” at his private golf club in Bedminster, his 19th century predecessors sought relief along the New Jersey shore from Washington’s swamp-like summer before air-conditioning. They […]
The past is still present in a changing Virginia
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The past is still present in a changing Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out. “If you complained, they’d probably put you in jail,” said Reid, who was Virginia’s first black […]
The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking
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The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just the skies that get dark when there’s a total solar eclipse. So do we. Modern science explains that the sun disappears because the moon is passing in front of it. But before that, people had to come up with reasons for what was happening in the […]
Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson
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Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse “practice.” “The sun looks like the moon!” ”It’s really dark!” ”There’s just a little circle […]
Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch
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Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

AP Photo/Mary Hudetz FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn. In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for […]
Duke University removes statue of Confederate general
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Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel where it stood among 10 historical figures depicted in the […]
Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests
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Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests

BOSTON (AP) — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that 500 officers – some in uniform, others undercover – would be deployed to keep the two groups apart on Saturday. […]
The Latest: Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured
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The Latest: Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 2:55 a.m. Authorities say two officers who were shot and wounded had responded to reports of an attempted suicide at a home in the northern Florida city of Jacksonville where three other people were thought to be in danger inside. […]
1 policeman killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida
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1 policeman killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — One police officer was shot and killed and another gravely injured by gunfire while checking suspicious people in the central Florida city of Kissimmee, police said early Saturday. Three suspects were in custody and a fourth was being sought. Elsewhere in Florida, two police officers were shot and injured when responding […]
The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot
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The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city. The Sheriff’s […]
The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot
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The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city. The Sheriff’s […]
Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses
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Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford BOSTON (AP) — On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend’s deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat. The rally in Charlottesville left universities across the U.S. […]
Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone
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Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway. The late afternoon order threatened to create more tie-ups on rural […]
Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly
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Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

AP Photo/Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to […]
NY subway tiles with Confederate flag look to be altered
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NY subway tiles with Confederate flag look to be altered

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Transit officials have decided to alter subway station tiles that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is modifying the tiles at the 40th Street entrance to the Times Square subway stop to avoid any confusion about their meaning, MTA […]
Woman: Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented
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Woman: Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented

AP Photo/Steven DuBois PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police could have prevented the fatal stabbing of two men who came to the aid of teenage girls being harassed on Portland light-rail train if they had taken an earlier complaint against a white supremacist more seriously, a woman said Friday. Demetria Hester, who is black, told reporters […]
California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers
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California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton grown in California, the nation’s […]
Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster
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Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated could face an effort to remove her from office. Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust Democratic Sen. […]
Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico
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Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (6.1 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday. Jorge Edwin Rivera told […]
Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple
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Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

AP Photo/Cliff Owen NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The deadly white power rally that brought hundreds of armed racists to Charlottesville has increased both anxiety and resolve among worshippers at the city’s lone synagogue. Anti-Semitic vitriol and violence is on the rise in the United States, according to organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes, […]
Judge rejects bid to end Roman Polanski's sex assault case
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Judge rejects bid to end Roman Polanski's sex assault case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski’s victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski must return to California if he expects to resolve charges of sexually abusing a teen. The […]
Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East
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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

AP Photo/Bill Gorman WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. As of Friday, the forecast for Monday’s total solar eclipse shows Oregon and Idaho as the most promising for clear sky views, while South Carolina […]
What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual
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What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday’s eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality – where day briefly becomes night – […]
New Hampshire confirms identity of suspected serial killer
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New Hampshire confirms identity of suspected serial killer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities on Friday said they have confirmed the identity of a man suspected of killing six women and children while using numerous names in multiple states. The announcement came seven months after law enforcement officials said a man who died in a California prison in 2010 after killing and dismembering his […]
Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate
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Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona politicians have invoked the “rule of law” for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one – no matter who you are – is above the law. The rallying cry has become muted as President Donald Trump considers a pardon for […]
Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses
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Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

AP Photo/Brady McCombs SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to […]
Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt
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Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge says an ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed on contempt-of-court charges. Federal Judge Algenon Marbley Marbley has held Tommy Thompson in contempt since December 2015 for violating terms of a plea deal by refusing to respond to questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. Thompson’s attorney argues federal […]
Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop
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Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had described. The initial statement from police in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid said the suspect, 25-year-old […]
Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump’s turbulent White House
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Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump’s turbulent White House

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president’s administration in turmoil. White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would […]
Marchers in North Carolina protest supremacists
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Marchers in North Carolina protest supremacists

Hundreds of anti-racist demonstrators are marching through the streets of a North Carolina city in response to rumors of a white supremacist march.
AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House
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AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.
Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse
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Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to the total solar eclipse Monday, Grand Teton is expected to outshine, and overshadow, one of the nation’s most popular […]
Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?
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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

AP Photo/David Goldman ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each […]
1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks
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1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. In remarks to State Department staff on Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the death and expressed condolences to the victim’s family. He said diplomats from the U.S. consulate in […]
'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England
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'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty BOSTON (AP) — New England’s fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it’s enough to make a maple leaf blush. For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn. There’s no more drought, the summer has been mild and the leaves – largely spared by […]
Ohio man who plotted attacks on US military to be sentenced
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Ohio man who plotted attacks on US military to be sentenced

AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who admitted he plotted to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving training in Syria is scheduled to be sentenced. Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud (ab-dee-RAH’-mahn shayk moh-HAH’-mud) is set to be sentenced Friday morning in federal court in Columbus. Mohamud’s attorney argues a lengthy prison […]
After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks
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After Charlottesville, colleges brace for more hate attacks

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising that a “tidal wave of white identity is […]
NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites
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NASA launches last of its longtime tracking satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has launched the last of its longtime tracking and communication satellites. The end of the era came with Friday morning’s liftoff of TDRS-M (T-driss-M), the 13th satellite that’s part of the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite network. An unmanned Atlas V rocket provided the lift from Cape Canaveral, Florida. […]
Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue
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Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday. The statue of Roger B. Taney (TAW-nee) was lifted away by […]
NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches
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NASA, PBS marking 40 years since Voyager spacecraft launches

AP Photo/Uncredited CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Forty years after blasting off, Earth’s most distant ambassadors – the twin Voyager spacecraft – are still going. This Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of NASA’s launch of Voyager 2, now almost 11 billion miles distant. It left Cape Canaveral, Florida on Aug. 20, 1977 to explore Jupiter […]
Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue
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Maryland removes Dred Scott ruling author's statue

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A statue of the U.S. Supreme Court justice who wrote the 1857 Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and denied citizenship to African Americans was removed from the grounds of the Maryland State House early Friday morning. The statue of Roger B. Taney (TAW nee) was lifted […]
Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is 1 man's mission
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Huge Confederate flag near Interstate is 1 man's mission

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Marion Lambert is unapologetic about the abundance of Confederate flags that surround him. A faded pillow with the flag’s print sits on the porch chair of his quirky urban farm in South Tampa, an area known more for craft beers and gluten free brunch. He’s got a sticker […]
Homeless California war veteran gets place to call home
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Homeless California war veteran gets place to call home

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong MIDWAY CITY, Calif. (AP) — Vernon Poling was 44 years old when he got a home of his own. The Iraq war veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in […]
Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus
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Colleges brace for more violence amid rash of hate on campus

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford BOSTON (AP) — Nicholas Fuentes is dropping out of Boston University and heading south, pressing ahead with his right-wing politics despite receiving online death threats. The 19-year-old joined a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and posted a defiant Facebook message promising that a “tidal wave of white identity is […]
Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse
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Grand Teton park to outshine bigger Yellowstone for eclipse

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to the total solar eclipse Monday, Grand Teton is expected to outshine, and overshadow, one of the nation’s most popular […]
Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering
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Math experts join brainpower to help address gerrymandering

AP Photo/Bill Sikes MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Some of the brightest minds in math arrived at Tufts University last week to tackle an issue lawyers and political scientists have been struggling with for decades. They came from colleges across the country for a weeklong conference on gerrymandering, the practice of crafting voting districts in a […]
Acclaimed modernist architect Gunnar Birkerts dies at 92
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Acclaimed modernist architect Gunnar Birkerts dies at 92

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — Gunnar Birkerts, an internationally acclaimed modernist architect who designed buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York, and the University of Michigan Law Library, has died. He was 92. His son, Sven Birkerts, says his father died Tuesday of congestive heart failure […]
Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church
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Guatemalan immigrant seeks sanctuary in Manhattan church

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A Guatemalan immigrant with no authorization to live in the U.S. entered a church in Manhattan with her three children on Thursday to seek refuge from immigration authorities. Amanda Morales, who has lived illegally in the U.S. since 2004, said she decided to seek sanctuary instead of showing […]
3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash
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3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash

AP Photo/Alex Brandon FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook. Three charities announced Thursday that they were canceling fundraisers at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, a sign the president’s business is starting to suffer backlash from his comments […]
Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; AG seeks execution
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Arkansas has new supply of lethal drug; AG seeks execution

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has a new supply of a controversial lethal injection drug months after the state put four men to death over an eight-day period, officials said Thursday, as the attorney general asked the governor to set an execution date for an inmate. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson […]
Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some
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Chasing eclipses across the globe is a way of life for some

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Monday’s total solar eclipse in the U.S. will be a once-in-a-lifetime sky show for millions, there’s a small group of people who have experienced it all before and they can’t get enough of it. Glenn Schneider has seen 33. Fred Espenak has watched 28. Donald Liebenberg has logged 26. For newbie […]
Michigan State University rejects white nationalist event
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Michigan State University rejects white nationalist event

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University has denied a request to rent space to a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer. The university said in a statement Thursday that the decision was made “due to significant concerns about public safety.” It cites last weekend’s “tragic violence” in Charlottesville, Virginia. Michigan State officials say they […]
Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board
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Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board

AP Photo/Mary Esch BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — One-time Republican candidate for New York governor Carl Paladino, whose published insults of former President Barack Obama provoked a public uproar, was removed from Buffalo’s school board Thursday for improperly discussing teacher contract negotiations. State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced her decision Thursday, a day after Paladino protesters […]
Columbus officer who shot 13-year-old boy feared gunfight
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Columbus officer who shot 13-year-old boy feared gunfight

AP Photo/John Minchillo COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The white Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a “gun fight” with the teen, who the officer said pulled a gun from his pants, records show. Columbus police Officer Bryan Mason fired when he saw a laser […]
Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate
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Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

AP Photo/Jay Reeves CHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) — White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments. With more than two dozen relatives who fought for the Confederacy, Robert […]
Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights
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Lawsuit: Birth control for sentencing breaks violated rights

AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit. Christel Ward was among the misdemeanor-level White County Jail inmates who took the deal, according to the […]
Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate
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Southern anger: Nazis, KKK 'hijacking' Confederate debate

CHULAFINNEE, Ala. (AP) — White Southerners who equate Old South symbols with regional pride rather than hate are even more on the defensive since neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen and other extremists became the face of the fight over Confederate monuments. With more than two dozen relatives who fought for the Confederacy, Robert Castello literally wears […]
ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona attack
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ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Barcelona attack

At least 13 people are dead and 80 more are injured after a van slammed into pedestrians in a busy tourist section of Barcelona, Spain, this afternoon.
FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call
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FAA changes San Francisco landing rules after close call

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez Federal officials have issued new rules for nighttime landings and control-tower staffing at San Francisco International Airport after an Air Canada jet nearly struck planes on the ground last month. The new procedures will apply when a runway parallel to a plane’s designated runway is closed, as it was on July […]
US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters
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US Jewish criticism of Trump expands to some supporters

NEW YORK (AP) — Ivanka Trump’s rabbi denounced President Donald Trump for blaming “both sides” in a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the number of American Jewish leaders willing to criticize him grew. Rabbi Haskel Lookstein of Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, and other rabbis from the prominent modern Orthodox synagogue in Manhattan, said in […]
Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville
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Why hate came to the progressive island of Charlottesville

AP Photo/Julia Rendleman CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The white nationalists behind last weekend’s violent rally found an appealing target in the historic town where Thomas Jefferson founded a university and an outspoken, progressive mayor declared his city the “capital of the resistance” to President Donald Trump. For more than a year, the Charlottesville government has […]
Texas police chiefs start adapting to sanctuary cities law
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Texas police chiefs start adapting to sanctuary cities law

AP Photo/Eric Gay HOUSTON (AP) — Even as a new Texas law targeting so-called sanctuary cities remains in legal limbo, police chiefs and sheriffs are making changes to comply, rewriting training manuals and withdrawing policies that prevented officers from asking people whether they are in the United States illegally. The law, known as Senate Bill […]
A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms
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A grim subway reality: Corpses sometimes kept in break rooms

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a largely overlooked but gory reality of the New York City subway system: When someone takes their life by jumping in front of a train, police need to find a place to put the mutilated body until a medical examiner truck arrives. Sometimes, transit workers say, that […]
Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys
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Parents of Newtown victims want to know if teachers had keys

AP Photo/Jessica Hill HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school shooting are demanding to see evidence that two teachers fatally shot in the massacre had access to keys that could have been used to lock the doors of their classrooms. The attorneys filed motions in Danbury […]
July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land
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July ranks 2nd for heat globally, hottest recorded on land

AP Photo/Francisco Seco WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth yet again sizzled with unprecedented heat last month. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday Earth sweated to its second hottest month since recordkeeping began in 1880. At 61.89 degrees (16.63 Celsius), last month was behind July 2016’s all-time record by .09 degrees. But Earth’s land temperatures […]
Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville
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Tech companies banishing extremists after Charlottesville

AP Photo/Uncredited NEW YORK (AP) — It took bloodshed in Charlottesville to get tech companies to do what civil rights groups have been calling for for years: take a firmer stand against accounts used to promote hate and violence. In the wake of the deadly clash at a white-nationalist rally last weekend in Virginia, major […]
Feds ease border crossings at Minnesota's Northwest Angle
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Feds ease border crossings at Minnesota's Northwest Angle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities are rolling out a pilot program to make border crossing easier for travelers to the northernmost point of the lower 48 states, Minnesota’s Northwest Angle. Reaching the far northern tip of Minnesota by land requires a trip through Canada, with a stop at an unstaffed U.S. Customs and Border Protection […]
Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort
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Cleveland Clinic will pull event from Mar-a-Lago resort

AP Photo/Alex Brandon COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A leading U.S. hospital says it will pull an annual fundraiser from Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort after all. The Cleveland Clinic had initially resisted pressure from health professionals and others over the Republican president’s support for repealing the Affordable Care Act and cutting federal budget dollars to medical […]
Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers
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Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers

AP Photo/BETH J. HARPAZ DENVER (AP) — Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys. The DNA shows the Mesa Verde people raised turkeys that had telltale similarities […]
President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever
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President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump’s most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists. Some Republican members of Congress have criticized Trump’s back and forth response since a […]
APNewsBreak: Officer who shot 13-year-old feared gunfight
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APNewsBreak: Officer who shot 13-year-old feared gunfight

AP Photo/John Minchillo COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The white Ohio police officer who fatally shot a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year feared a “gun fight” with the teen, who the officer said pulled a gun from his pants, records show. Columbus police Officer Bryan Mason fired when he saw a laser […]
US, Japan discuss North Korean threat
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US, Japan discuss North Korean threat

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Japanese defense chiefs and top diplomats were meeting in Washington Thursday to discuss North Korea amid mixed messages from the Trump administration on how to deal with the nuclear and missile threat. Japan is a key U.S. ally and potential target of North Korean aggression. Secretary […]
Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial
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Gov: Removing Confederate statues like losing 9/11 memorial

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine’s governor says taking down statues of Confederate figures is “just like” removing a monument to people who died in the 9/11 attacks. Republican Gov. Paul LePage made the comments during an appearance Thursday morning on WGAN-AM when asked for his reaction to the deadly violence in […]
Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace
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Overdoses on the road: Drugged driving rises as a menace

AP Photo/Dake Kang COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An SUV crashed after all four occupants overdosed on heroin in North Carolina. The same day, a man in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, grabbed the steering wheel after his grandson lost consciousness while driving. Police in the city of 30,000 responded to 11 other overdose reports that day, including a […]
Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol
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Mississippi holds on to state flag with Confederate symbol

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — White supremacists waved the Confederate battle flag amid weekend violence in Virginia, prompting critics to say Mississippi should remove the symbol from its state banner. Critics said the same thing two years ago after an avowed white supremacist killed black worshippers in South Carolina, and nothing changed. The same leaders who […]
President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever
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President Trump's ardent backers support him more than ever

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin SUN CITY, Arizona (AP) — President Donald Trump’s most ardent champions are sticking by him, happy to absolve him of any wrong in the blame game over the deadly weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists. Some Republican members of Congress have criticized Trump’s back and forth response since a […]
Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits
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Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz NEW YORK (AP) — If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn’t you work to stay healthy? You’d quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or […]
LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot
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LL Bean boosting production of iconic boot

AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — L.L. Bean hopes to give the boot to backlogs of its most iconic product. The Maine-based retailer is expanding production to keep up with demand for its leather-and-rubber “duck boot” with a new manufacturing center that’s being unveiled Thursday. The company also plans to hire more than […]
National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles
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National Park Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy that allowed national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Park Service said in a statement it made the decision to “expand hydration options for […]
5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found
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5 missing after Army helicopter goes down, items found

AP Photo/Marco Garcia HONOLULU (AP) — A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise. The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. […]
National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles
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National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government announced Wednesday it will eliminate a policy it put in place six years ago to allow national parks like the Grand Canyon to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Parks Service said in a statement it made […]
Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US
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Confederate monuments removed or vandalized across the US

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend’s deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. A look at monuments that have been removed, covered up […]
Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet
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Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website’s publisher said Wednesday that he has “effectively been completely banned from the internet” after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. “Clearly, the powers that be believe that they have the ability to simply kick me […]
Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line
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Missouri regulators reject massive Midwest wind power line

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri utility regulators on Wednesday rejected a proposed high-voltage power line to carry wind power across the Midwest to eastern states, delivering a significant setback to developers of one of the nation’s longest transmission lines. The decision marked the second time in a little over two years that the Missouri […]
Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them
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Business execs shunned Trump panels before he disbanded them

AP Photo/Paul Sancya WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump had pushed many of America’s top corporate leaders to the breaking point with his inability to decisively condemn white supremacists – so they huddled on an 11:30 a.m. conference call Wednesday. The frustrated members of the White House policy forum – which included executives from General […]
Donald Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying
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Donald Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin NEW YORK (AP) — They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump’s loyal base […]
Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration
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Governors of 2 pot states push back on Trump administration

AP Photo/Becky Bohrer JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry. Alaska Gov. Bill Walker, a one-time Republican no longer affiliated with a party, sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions […]
Mayor: Baltimore statues came down 'quietly, quickly'
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Mayor: Baltimore statues came down 'quietly, quickly'

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has a few words of advice for leaders in other cities who might want to get rid of Confederate monuments: “Do it quietly and quickly.” On Tuesday Pugh ordered four statues in Baltimore removed under the cover of night. In the morning, city residents awoke to empty marble […]
Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying
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Trump's die-hard supporters show no signs of straying

AP Photo/Chris O’Meara NEW YORK (AP) — They wash their hands of neo-Nazis and wag their fingers at leftists. They denounce a press corps they see as biased and controversies they view as manufactured. But in the frenzied blame game over the deadly violence at a rally of white supremacists, Donald Trump’s loyal base is […]
Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet
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Neo-Nazi site's publisher says he's got no home on internet

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A neo-Nazi website’s publisher said Wednesday that he has “effectively been completely banned from the internet” after mocking the victim of a deadly car attack at a white nationalist rally in Virginia. “Clearly, the powers that be believe that they have the ability to simply kick me […]
Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'
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Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

AP Photo/Kyle Potter ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David and Elizabeth Weinlick’s life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze were strangers when they said “I do” in front of thousands of shoppers […]
Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities
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Charlottesville violence revives painful past for minorities

AP Photo/David Goldman Bernard Lafayette fought to end segregation during the civil rights movement. But after watching events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend and hearing President Donald Trump blame both sides for the deadly violence, he realized that changing laws did not change enough hearts and minds. “It was below the surface,” said Lafayette, the […]
Texas governor suggests 'bathroom bill' not coming back
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Texas governor suggests 'bathroom bill' not coming back

AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he revived a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people even though he was told it would never get a vote in the GOP-controlled state House He also signaled Wednesday that the issue was dead for the foreseeable future. A proposal requiring transgender Texans […]
Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears
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Back to bomb shelters? North Korea threats revive nuke fears

AP Photo/Anonymous LOS ANGELES (AP) — After the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, the era of nuclear nightmares – of the atomic arms race, of backyard bomb shelters, of schoolchildren diving under desks to practice their survival skills in the event of an attack – seemed to finally, thankfully, fade into history. Until now. For […]
Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'
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Charlottesville victim's mother urges 'righteous action'

AP Photo/Evan Vucci CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of the young woman mowed down while protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville urged mourners at a memorial service Wednesday to “make my daughter’s death worthwhile” by confronting injustice the way she did. “They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess […]
Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'
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Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story'

AP Photo/Scott Cohen ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — David and Elizabeth Weinlick’s life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy. David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze were strangers when they said “I do” in front of thousands of shoppers […]
New San Francisco high-rise remakes skyline to mixed reviews
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New San Francisco high-rise remakes skyline to mixed reviews

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than 60 stories above the ground, construction workers climb makeshift stairs and cross narrow steel planks to put the finishing touches on Salesforce Tower, now San Francisco’s tallest building. The $1.1 billion skyscraper has already changed the city’s skyline, towering over old favorites like Coit Tower and […]
Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned
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Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation’s largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans. But the new program from Express Scripts is drawing criticism from the American Medical Association, the largest […]
The Latest: Part of helicopter, helmet found in Army crash
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The Latest: Part of helicopter, helmet found in Army crash

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the search for five crew members from a downed Army helicopter off Hawaii (all times local): 8:45 a.m. Crews searching for five soldiers missing from an Army helicopter crash off Hawaii have found parts of a fuselage and a helmet. Honolulu fire Capt. David Jenkins said Wednesday that the […]
Neo-Nazi site sued for defamation, struggles to stay online
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Neo-Nazi site sued for defamation, struggles to stay online

AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Muslim-American radio host is accusing the publisher of a notorious neo-Nazi website of defaming him by falsely labeling him the “mastermind” of a deadly concert bombing in England, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday. SiriusXM Radio show host Dean Obeidallah sued The Daily Stormer’s publisher, […]
Inside a day of violence, terror in Charlottesville
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Inside a day of violence, terror in Charlottesville

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — It started with threats, taunting and racial slurs, and escalated to total pandemonium – hand-to-hand combat in the streets of Charlottesville. White nationalists and counter-demonstrators threw punches, screamed, set off smoke bombs. They hurled water bottles, balloons of paint, containers full of urine. They unleashed chemical sprays. Some […]
Police: Teacher let son sell LSD and allowed teens to use it
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Police: Teacher let son sell LSD and allowed teens to use it

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces charges she let her 15-year-old son sell LSD and allowed teenagers to use it in her home. Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to charges including permitting drug abuse and endangering children. She was freed on bond. Prosecutors say […]
University of Florida says no to white nationalist event
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University of Florida says no to white nationalist event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida on Wednesday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event and his supporters vowed to file a court challenge. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said in a statement that the decision was made […]
Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money
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Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has ruled that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. A 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel on Wednesday vacated preliminary injunctions a federal judge issued preventing the state from suspending any Medicaid payments for […]
Cops: Teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home
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Cops: Teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home

SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home. Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to charges including permitting drug abuse and endangering children. She was […]
5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii
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5 missing after Army helicopter goes down off Hawaii

HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are searching the ocean off Hawaii for five crewmembers of an Army helicopter that reportedly went down during a training exercise, authorities said Wednesday. Officials at Wheeler Army Airfield near Honolulu reported losing communications around 10 p.m. Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk, […]
From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans
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From Isaac Asimov to Aimee Mann, 'robophobia' plagues humans

AP Photo/David Bookstaver CINCINNATI (AP) — Robots are secretly plotting to kill us. Or enslave us. Or, at best, they will take our jobs, one by one. From science fiction written by Isaac Asimov eight decades ago to “Dilbert” cartoons today, the relationship between robots and humans has long fascinated – and worried – people. […]
Reverence for robots: Japanese workers treasure automation
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Reverence for robots: Japanese workers treasure automation

AP Photo/Koji Sasahara MORIYA, Japan (AP) — Thousands upon thousands of cans are filled with beer, capped and washed, wrapped into six-packs, and boxed at dizzying speeds – 1,500 a minute, to be exact – on humming conveyor belts that zip and wind in a sprawling factory near Tokyo. Nary a soul is in sight […]
APNewsBreak: Univ. of Florida denies white nationalist event
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APNewsBreak: Univ. of Florida denies white nationalist event

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The University of Florida on Wednesday denied a request by a group headed by white nationalist Richard Spencer to rent space on the campus for a September event. UF President W. Kent Fuchs said in a statement that the decision was made after assessing risks to the campus, community and law […]