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AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups

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Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. More>>

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

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Chicago Police say body cameras worn by officers and surveillance cameras shows the man shot and killed a police officer was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. More>>

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

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A wildfire that killed a California firefighter has grown quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park. More>>

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

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Detroit has seen a remarkable turnaround since becoming the largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy five years ago this month. More>>

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

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Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. More>>

New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 24 others

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Authorities say a crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on a highway in New Mexico has killed three people and sent 22 others to the hospital. More>>

'Sheltering wings:' Charleston memorial plan conveys solace

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The historic South Carolina church where nine black worshippers were slain is unveiling the design for a memorial to the victims. More>>

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

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A federal judge says he is having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders to reunify families separated at the border. More>>

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

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Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Kansas City, Missouri. Police spokesman Jacob Becchina said Sunday that the officers' conditions aren't available. More>>

2 admit to manslaughter in NYC house blast; firefighter died

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Two men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an explosion at a marijuana grow house that killed New York City fire battalion chief. More>>

Man accused of killing officer, bystander to be arraigned

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A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges. More>>

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

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"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. More>>

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

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AP Explains: Immigrants in the US military throughout history. More>>

Police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

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A Massachusetts police officer and bystander have been killed by gunfire during a foot chase with a suspect following a vehicle crash. More>>

The Latest: Details emerge on gunman's death, earlier case

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Authorities say a suspect in the non-fatal shooting of two Kansas City police officers shot a third officer who was searching for him and has barricaded himself inside of a home. More>>

The Latest: Video: Chicago man ran away, reached to waist

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Authorities have identified the man whose fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer led to a clash between officers and angry residents as 37-year-old Harith Augustus. More>>

John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M

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Indianapolis resident John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M. More>>

CVS apologizes after managers call cops on black customer

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CVS Health is apologizing after a black customer says a white store manager in Chicago accused her of trying to use a phony coupon. More>>

Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

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President Donald Trump's recent lament that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe is echoing rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through transformative demographic changes. More>>

Papa John's starts pulling founder's image from marketing

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APNewsBreak: Papa John's to pull founder image from marketing following reports he used racial slur. More>>

The Latest: Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort

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President Donald Trump is hitting the links at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where he is spending the weekend. More>>

Girl who fueled opposition to splitting families joins mom

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A 6-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families at the border has been reunited with her mother. More>>

California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

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The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, state Sen. Kevin de Leon. More>>

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

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State election officials in the US are meeting to discuss cybersecurity amid fresh revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Border measures part of Trump's bigger immigration crackdown

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The separation of families at the U.S. border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it's wasn't the end game for the Trump administration. More>>

Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

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A North Carolina author who wrote about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till says FBI agents called him not long after its 2017 publication to ask about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying. More>>

Angry crowd protests after Chicago police fatally shoot man

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Authorities say a man has died after being shot by a Chicago police officer and a crowd has gathered at the scene to protest the killing. More>>

Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

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California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. More>>

Tracking bobcats: Researchers need help finding GPS collars

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GPS collars on 50 bobcats across Connecticut are programmed to fall off Aug. 1, and state officials are asking the public for help finding them. More>>

Crumbling captain's home is being dismantled ever so slowly

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A crumbling gem of a home that once belonged to a sea captain is being dismantled in slow motion in Maine. More>>

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

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Officials in conservative states such as Oklahoma are balking at voter-approved efforts to legalize medical marijuana. More>>

2 purported sons of Charles Manson out of battle over estate

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A Los Angeles judge has eliminated two purported sons of Charles Manson from the battle over his estate. More>>

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

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US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack. More>>

FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

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US Food and Drug Administration forming task force to find ways to prevent medication shortages. More>>

FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumers

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FDA warns of fake letters sent to consumers who tried to buy drugs online or by phone; may be part of a scam to get money. More>>

Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

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An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Trump stands by 'culture' criticism of European immigration

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President Donald Trump is unabashedly repeating his criticism of European immigration policies, saying migrants are "changing the culture.". More>>

Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline

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A federal judge is commending the Trump administration's efforts to reunify families separated at the border but also keeping close watch as a big deadline nears. More>>

Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

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President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative majority could weaken or overturn the nationwide right to abortion. More>>

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

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President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle after tea with Queen Elizabeth II. More>>

Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls

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A popular campground at the base of famous waterfalls near the Grand Canyon was inundated by a flash flood that sent tourists seeking higher ground in trees and caves. More>>

The Latest: Family reunification for older kids to begin

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A federal judge is commending the Trump administration's efforts to reunify families separated at the border but also keeping close watch as a big deadline nears. More>>

FOP chief denies politics played role in porn actress arrest

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Porn star Stormy Daniels has performed at an Ohio strip club a day after police arrested her at another club. More>>

Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who said players raped her

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Baylor University has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. More>>

1-year-old separated from dad will return to Honduras soon

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Honduran consulate officials say they are working closely with the U.S. government to get a 1-year-old boy who was separated from his dad after crossing the border from Mexico back to his home country. More>>

California man sentenced for bondage sex rapes, murder

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A Southern California man who raped four unconscious women during bondage sex and killed one of them has been sentenced to 286 years to life in prison. More>>

Minister: Ex-Iowa Gov. Ray hoped legacy would inspire others

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Iowa residents remembering the legacy of former Gov. Robert D. Ray are reflecting on the difference between his administration and today's politics. More>>

The Latest: Schnatter: Comment out of context, but was wrong

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The University of Louisville is removing the Papa John's name from its football stadium. More>>

The Latest: Ex- Arizona sheriff Arpaio duped by Baron Cohen

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is running for U.S. Senate in Arizona, says he was pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen. More>>

Mayor says 'heart is broken' as house fire kills 2 children

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A fast-moving New Jersey house fire has killed a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl and has injured at least six other people. More>>

Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy beginning this fall is offering a new major in cyber systems. More>>

Multiple students injured in Colorado school bus crash

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Authorities say multiple people were injured when a school bus carrying 35 high school students crashed and tipped over on a rural road northeast of Denver. More>>

Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry

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Detaining immigrant children is a growing business for private contractors, who stand to earn $1 billion this year _ a tenfold increase from 2007. More>>

Late-life high blood pressure may harm the brain, study says

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New research suggests that high blood pressure late in life might harm the brain. More>>

The Latest: Stormy Daniels performs at 2nd Ohio club

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Stormy Daniels says in a statement released through her lawyer that as a result of her arrest at a Columbus, Ohio, strip club, she will not perform Thursday night. More>>

Feinstein fights to deny Democratic rival official party nod

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is trying to convince California Democratic Party officials not to endorse a candidate in her race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. More>>

Lamborghini destroyed in Missouri gas station mishap

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A Lamborghini erupted in flames at a suburban St. Louis gas station after a minivan driver pulled away from a gas pump with the nozzle still attached. More>>

Report: NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip

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Report says NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, as more delays likely for new commercial crew capsules. More>>

US expected to become world's top oil producer next year

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The U.S. is on pace to leapfrog both Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer. More>>

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

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A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the company misleads consumers about its environmental practices. More>>

Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

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A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. More>>

Police say they made an 'error' in arresting Stormy Daniels

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Stormy Daniels' lawyer says the porn actress has been arrested at an Ohio strip club after she let patrons touch her in violation of a state law. More>>

Lawsuits alleging Roundup caused cancer can move forward

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A U.S. judge in San Francisco says evidence seems weak that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer, but experts can still make that claim at trial. More>>

Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

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The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care about pain and suffering. More>>

Nevada execution delayed indefinitely after ruling on drug

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A Nevada judge has effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. More>>

Player-coach bond may have saved lives in Thai cave ordeal

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Some of the lessons of the playing field _ try your hardest, support your teammates, trust your coach _ may have helped save the lives of the 12 youth soccer players rescued from a flooded cave in Thailand. More>>

Flash flood sends tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon

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About 200 tourists are being evacuated from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. More>>

Court agrees to review decision to reopen 'Serial' case

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Maryland's highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial.". More>>

Florida gun, mental laws couldn't have stopped massacre

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Quirks in a Florida city's 911 system hampered law enforcement's response to February's mass shooting at a high school. More>>

Official: Renewed Emmett Till probe prompted by 2017 book

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The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, a black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world more than 60 years ago. More>>

'Do not eat this cereal': CDC links Honey Smacks, salmonella

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says apopular Kellogg's cereal has been linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has infected at least 100 people. More>>

States with laws still on the books that would ban abortion

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Four states _ Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota and South Dakota _ have enacted laws designed to prohibit most abortions if the U.S. Supreme Court were to overturn its Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. More>>

Tesla will build its 1st factory outside US in Shanghai

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Tesla announces plans for Shanghai factory. More>>

Man charged with hate crime over Puerto Rican shirt incident

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A man who can be seen on a video angrily chastising a woman at a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag on it has been charged with a hate crime. More>>

Victims fly to California to see accused serial killer

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Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist say they are feeling relief after flying to California's capital city to see their alleged attacker behind bars for the first time. More>>

US judge refuses to halt extradition of Lithuanian ex-judge

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An ex-Lithuanian lawmaker appeared faint as US judge refuses to halt her extradition to her homeland, where she says she exposed a network of influential pedophiles. More>>

Build-a-Bear halts too-popular "Pay Your Age" deal

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Build-a-Bear halts "Pay Your Age" deal, citing overwhelming crowds and safety concerns. More>>

Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

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A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. More>>

News organizations push for opioid data to be made public

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Two news organizations are making their case that federal data showing the distribution of prescription opioids should be made public. More>>

Settlement in Colgate-Palmolive baby powder lawsuit

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A settlement has been reached between Colgate-Palmolive and a Southern California man who claimed in a lawsuit that he developed cancer by using the company's talc-based baby powder. More>>

Federal prosecutors to focus on synthetic opioids

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says federal prosecutors in eight states will start prosecuting even seemingly small synthetic opioid cases in hopes of reducing the supply of the drugs in areas with high overdose death rates. More>>

Cities grappling with how to deal with electric scooters

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Cities across the U.S. are grappling with how to deal with dockless electric scooters that have begun appearing along sidewalks overnight without any regulations. More>>

Judge finds man accused of mailing explosives incompetent

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A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies in the Washington, D.C., area is not competent to help with his defense and should receive treatment before his case moves forward. More>>

Kansas officials seek altered US flag's removal from museum

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Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer and a top GOP rival have called for the University of Kansas to remove an altered U.S. flag from its campus completely rather than showing it in an art museum. More>>

Donate to Cynthia Nixon campaign for NY governor, win a bong

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Cynthia Nixon fans who agree with the former 'Sex and the City' star that marijuana should be legalized can support her campaign for governor of New York by entering a contest to win a bong. More>>

Villanova campus ministry official charged with child porn

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The FBI says a Villanova University campus ministry official used an instant messaging app to send pornographic images of a toddler to others. More>>

Thousands rally in Ohio for solution to pension crisis

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Thousands of workers and retirees are rallying in Ohio's capital in a push to solve the nation's burgeoning pension crisis. More>>

Customer thought 'something really bad is about to happen'

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The Phoenix Fire Department says rooftop accumulation of water from rainstorms may have led to a fire that destroyed a supermarket, sending flames high above the building after it was evacuated when the fire was first reported. More>>

Officers describe faint whimper, finding abandoned infant

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A man accused of abandoning a 5-month-old baby in the Montana woods is appearing in court on a child endangerment charge. More>>

Nathaniel Reed, tireless environmental advocate, dies at 84

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Nathaniel Pryor Reed, a tireless advocate for the environment who co-wrote the Endangered Species Act, has died at a hospital in Quebec. More>>

California regulators weigh public access to gated beach

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The California Coastal Commission will decide whether access to a secluded beach can be restricted by a 9-foot iron fence, a locking gate with a $100 annual key fee and a gate attendant. More>>

The Latest: Man accused of mailing explosives not competent

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A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Washington state man accused of mailing explosive devices to government agencies is not competent to participate in his court case and help in his defense. More>>

Immigrant parents happy but traumatized after kids returned Video included

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Some immigrant toddlers are back in the arms of their parents, but others remain in detention facilities. More>>

Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison

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Police lieutenant in suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, says no deaths have been reported after an explosion rocked the downtown area but that authorities will be searching buildings. More>>

Hugs and sobs: Families separated in US return to Guatemala

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Families separated at US border return to Guatemala _ reunited. More>>

US Navy now allows women to wear ponytails, lock hairstyles

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The Navy says it will now allow servicewomen to sport ponytails and other longer hairstyles, reversing a policy that long forbade females from letting their hair down. More>>

University of Kansas removes altered US flag art

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The chancellor at the University of Kansas has agreed to have an art display that includes an altered U.S. flag taken down, after Gov. Jeff Colyer and other GOP political candidates complained it was disrespectful. More>>

New San Francisco mayor vows to leave no resident behind

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London Breed is set to make history when she takes the oath of office and becomes the first black female mayor of San Francisco. More>>

Elderly man beaten bloody thanks passer-by as arrest is made

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A 92-year-old man beaten repeatedly in the face with a brick in Los Angeles on Wednesday thanked the passer-by who took video of the aftermath of the attack and may have helped lead to an arrest in the case. More>>

No shove, but Trump body language speaks to frosty relations

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He didn't shove anyone this time, but President Donald Trump's body language at NATO summit suggests his relationships with key U.S. allies aren't exactly buddy-buddy. More>>

Execution blocked after company objects to use of its drug

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A drug company has sued Nevada over plans to use its product in a lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. More>>

Alaska plane survivor: 'For those wondering I'm alive' Video included

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Four survivors of a plane crash in southeast Alaska were taken to Seattle for additional care. More>>

Appeals court hears challenge to Texas campus carry law

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Attorneys for three University of Texas professors asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to revive their lawsuit against a law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public campuses. More>>

Woman gets prison for firing gun during pipeline protest

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Denver woman accused of shooting at officers during protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access oil pipeline sentenced to four years and nine months in federal prison. More>>

California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

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Officials say California greenhouse gas emissions have fallen below 1990 levels, putting the state well on its way toward meeting long-term goals to fight climate change. More>>

Alabama governor: Sheriffs shouldn't pocket jail food money

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Following criticism that some Alabama sheriffs profited large sums of money by skimping on jailhouse meals, Gov. Kay Ivey says the state will no longer give jail food funds to "sheriffs personally". More>>

The Latest: Walker offers condolences after fatal explosion

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One firefighter has died and another has been critically injured in a gas explosion and fire that leveled several buildings in downtown Sun Prairie. More>>

Aerial footage shows aftermath of Las Vegas shooting

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Aerial footage taken after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history shows the broken windows of a Las Vegas Strip hotel room where the gunman fired into a concert crowd below. More>>

Philadelphia prosecutor says no to contract renewal with ICE

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Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner says he will not support renewing a contract allowing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to Philadelphia's real-time arrest database. More>>

Good Charlotte to headline benefit concert for 5 slain Video included

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The city of Annapolis will hold a benefit concert featuring Maryland-based rockers Good Charlotte to honor the five Capital Gazette employees killed in an attack in their newsroom. More>>

Hawaii Supreme Court sides with lesbian couple in B&B case

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A Hawaii appeals court ruling that a bed and breakfast discriminated against a couple by denying a room to two women because they're gay will stand after the state's high court declined to take up the case. More>>

Judge: Montana murder case not a 'crime of violence'

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A Montana man faces resentencing next month in the 2003 murder of his uncle, after a judge threw out part the defendant's conviction because the shooting did not meet the definition of a violent crime. More>>

Appeals court backs $10B Volkswagen emissions cheating deal

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A U.S. appeals court has approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company's emissions cheating scandal. More>>

Whitney Houston's mom expresses 'shock' over abuse claims

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Whitney Houston's mother says allegations that her superstar daughter and her son were molested by her niece are 'unfathomable'. More>>

Witness: Florida massacre suspect made threats about school

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A commission investigating a Florida high school massacre has concluded that the suspect's connection to a student diversion program played no role in the attack. More>>

Correction: Alaska-Plane Crash story

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Authorities say no deaths have been reported after a plane believed to be carrying 11 people crashed in mountainous terrain on Prince of Wales Island in Alaska. More>>

Indictment: Man used doctor's identity to submit fake claims

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A Florida man faces charges for assuming a New Jersey doctor's identity to submit more than $1 million in fraudulent medical claims for services purportedly rendered at a medical center that didn't exist. More>>

Mother of girl declared dead twice slams doctors at funeral

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Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners have filed into a Northern California church for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death. More>>

8 protesters arrested at ICE facility in Portland, Oregon

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Federal officers made 8 arrested after protesters blocked a driveway at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement facility in Portland, Oregon. More>>

2nd suspect arrested in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

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Authorities in Florida have made a second arrest in the June shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. More>>

The Latest: Judge halts Nevada's use of drug in execution

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A second drug company is asking to intervene in a last-minute Nevada court hearing hours before a twice-convicted killer is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection. More>>

Judge puts blame on Trump, Congress for immigration crisis

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The Trump administration's effort to detain migrant families together for long terms collided with a formidable obstacle in a Los Angeles judge. More>>

Illegal fires ignite massive Colorado blazes, spur arrests

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A small fire that was set illegally and left unattended likely ignited a destructive blaze in Colorado that destroyed several homes. More>>

Management shift begins at US nuclear weapons lab

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The U.S. government has cleared the way for a new management team to begin taking over one of the nation's top nuclear weapons laboratories. More>>

Emotions high as Kavanaugh begins fight for confirmation Video included

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Trump picks a favorite of the Republican legal establishment, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, for Supreme Court. More>>

Tesla announces deal for Shanghai factory

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Tesla announces plans for Shanghai factory. More>>

Starbucks, citing ocean threat, is ditching plastic straws

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Starbucks says it will stop offering plastic straws in its stores globally by 2020. More>>

Kids play, learn in Utah church as family fights for asylum

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A Honduran woman who has been taking sanctuary with her two daughters in a Utah church for the past six months is vowing to keep fighting for asylum. More>>

Reunited immigrant children scooped up into parents' arms

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Parents prepare to reunite with children under 5 years old as court-ordered deadline arrives, weeks or longer after being separated at the border. More>>

Explosion in Wisconsin town injures firefighters, officer

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Authorities in Wisconsin say several people have been taken to hospitals after an explosion and fire in a suburb of Madison. More>>

The Latest: Wisconsin police lower number injured in blast

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Police in a suburb of Madison, Wisconsin, are lowering the number of people taken to a hospital following a powerful explosion. More>>

Trump replacement for Obama climate plan moves forward

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The Trump administration is advancing its plan to replace the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts against global warming with a new rule expected to be friendlier to the coal industry. More>>

Crews gaining on huge Nevada wildfire visible from space

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More than 600 firefighters slowed the progress Tuesday of a massive wildfire in a remote part of northern Nevada that poses no immediate threat to any populated areas but is generating so much heat and smoke that it's now visible from space. More>>

Marketing firm to pay more than $24M in soccer bribery case

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A Florida-based unit of a Spanish sports media group must pay a hefty penalty after pleading guilty to bribing Latin American soccer officials. More>>

Opponents sue to nix ballot measure to split California in 3

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Opponents of initiative to divide California in 3 ask state Supreme Court to pull measure from ballot. More>>

Man faces charges in 2 road rage highway shootings

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Rhode Island State Police say they have arrested a suspect in connection to two separate shootings spurred by road rage on local highways. More>>

Daughter: Utility rep told about mom's illness in June visit

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The daughter of a 68-year-old woman suffering from congestive heart failure who died last week after her electricity was turned off says a utility company representative was told about her condition in June. More>>

Official: Florida shooting suspect's mom let him buy gun

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A commission investigating the Florida high school massacre learned that the suspect's late mother allowed him to buy a gun even though his mental health counselors opposed the idea. More>>

Police under investigation due to racial profiling complaint

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A group of Connecticut police officers are under investigation for a recent civilian complaint. More>>

Judge: Playboy model's lawsuit vs. Trump fundraiser sealed

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A Los Angeles judge has ordered a former Playboy centerfold to provide copies of a lawsuit she filed last week to porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawyer and a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump. More>>

Iowa prosecutor to be reinstated despite 'egregious' conduct

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An Iowa county prosecutor whose behavior was described as 'morally reprehensible" and "egregious' by the Iowa Supreme Court will resume his duties after the court ordered him reinstated. More>>

Report blasts Georgia solitary confinement as 'draconian'

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An expert report says Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing psychological harm. More>>

The Latest: NASA says Nevada wildfire visible from space

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NASA says smoke from a massive wildfire burning in northern Nevada is visible from space. A NASA satellite captured infrared imaging of the fire that has burned nearly 700 square miles of remote rangeland _ an area almost half the size of Rhode Island. More>>

National trucking industry files lawsuit over tolls

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A national trucking industry group has filed a lawsuit in Rhode Island over new tolls arguing that large commercial tractors are being unfairly targeted. More>>

WWII airman from Connecticut is buried at Arlington Cemetery

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More than a dozen relatives of a U.S. service member whose plane was shot down during World War II are traveling next week to Arlington National Cemetery for his long-delayed funeral. More>>

Prosecutor accuses ex-New York Senate leader of 'shakedown'

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A prosecutor says a former New York state Senate leader extorted businesses to get bogus jobs for his son. More>>

Prosecutor disciplined over profane post about Maxine Waters

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A Southern California prosecutor has been placed on leave following a report that he posted discriminatory comments on social media targeting a U.S. lawmaker and the victim of a police shooting. More>>

Judge denies US claim on 2 of 3 California immigration laws

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A judge has dismissed the federal government's claim that U.S. law trumps two California laws intended to protect immigrants who are in the country illegally. More>>

Weinstein lawyer says emails, witnesses show he's innocent Video included

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Harvey Weinstein is due in a New York court for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. More>>

Trump picks Kavanaugh for court, setting up fight with Dems Video included

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Trump says he "can't go wrong" with any of the four people at the top of his list for a Supreme Court vacancy. More>>

Ethics review sought as ex-coaches at Ohio St. defend Jordan

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A watchdog group and a former special counsel to President Barack Obama are seeking an ethics review of Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio even as former coaching colleagues defend him. More>>

Why they fight: US and China brawl over high technology

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Why they fight: US and China are locked in trade brawl over high-tech industries of future. More>>

Baby survives 9 hours buried in western Montana woods

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Montana authorities say a 5-month-old infant survived about nine hours being buried under sticks and debris in the woods and a man has been taken into custody. More>>

Judge rejects request to detain migrant families long-term

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A Los Angeles federal judge has rejected a Trump administration effort to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a "cynical" attempt to undo a longstanding court settlement. More>>

US will reunite and release over 50 immigrant children

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The American Civil Liberties Union says it appears the Trump administration will miss Tuesday's deadline to reunite young children with their parents in more than half of the cases. More>>

Indiana attorney general says groping allegations are false

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill rejects calls to resign, calls sexual misconduct claims "vicious and false". More>>

Ex-Detroit Lions tight end Pettigrew arrested in Pittsburgh

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Lawyers for a school groundskeeper dying of cancer have asked a San Francisco jury to find that agribusiness giant Monsanto's widely used weed killer Roundup likely caused his disease. More>>

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A New Jersey man who killed a woman and left her body in a suitcase in the woods 4½ years ago has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter. More>>

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Immigrant rights groups, law enforcement and faith leaders are mobilizing against a measure that would repeal Oregon's sanctuary state law as its supporters wait to see if Initiative Petition 22 will qualify for the November ballot. More>>

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Bishop criticizes priests who attended Trump rally as VIPs

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A Roman Catholic bishop says four Montana priests who attended President Donald Trump's rally in Great Falls as VIPs last week should not have been wearing their clerical garb. More>>

California firefighter slaying suspect appears in court

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A 77-year-old man has made his first court appearance to face charges that he murdered a fire captain and wounded two other people after allegedly setting off an explosion at a California senior housing tower. More>>

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Harvey Weinstein is at a Manhattan courthouse for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. More>>

Family: Minneapolis police shooting not justified as man ran

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'Ant-Man and the Wasp' buzzes to $76 million debut

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Despite its heroes' diminutive size, "Ant-Man and the Wasp" opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. More>>

GOP Senate candidate joins Gov. Walker in conga line

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Gov. Scott Walker hasn't officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir. More>>

Appalachian region looks to Asia to revive economic hopes

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A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling with the loss of manufacturing jobs from decades ago is looking to Asia to revive the region's fortunes. More>>

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