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St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

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A raccoon that scaled more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof. More>>

120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

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A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler. More>>

US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

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Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant. More>>

'Papa! Papa!' Audio of children stokes rage over separation

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An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking cries of small Spanish-speaking children being processed by U.S. officials stoked the uproar over the policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. More>>

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

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Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police. More>>

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

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The Supreme Court's decision to avoid a definitive ruling about partisan gerrymandering shifts the focus to other states, most notably North Carolina. More>>

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

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Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs. More>>

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

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New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom. More>>

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

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The Los Angeles Times says veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine has been named its new executive editor. More>>

Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

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A West Point cadet who tweeted pictures of himself at graduation with the message 'communism will win' is out of the Army with an other-than-honorable discharge. More>>

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

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Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes. More>>

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

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The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade. More>>

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

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Hundreds of unaccompanied child immigrants arrested at the U.S. border are being held in metal cages at a family detention facility in McAllen, Texas. More>>

H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "is a moral and humanitarian crisis.". More>>

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

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Voters in a number of states will be deciding this year whether to change the redistricting process for congressional and state legislative seats, to make the process less partisan. More>>

California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

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California lawmakers are trying to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring in the movie industry through the state's film tax credit program. More>>

'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

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A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed more than 600 homes since it began spraying lava out of a vent on a residential street last month. More>>

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

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Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases. More>>

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

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Thirty years after his historic testimony saying global warming is here and a problem, scientist James Hansen wishes he was wrong about climate change. More>>

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

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NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring; has spent more time off the planet than any other American. More>>

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

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Widespread flooding in parts of northern Wisconsin blamed for at least one death. More>>

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

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The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems. More>>

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. More>>

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

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Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda. More>>

Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

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Politicians and advocates are flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the White House amid a growing uproar Monday over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. More>>

State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

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A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives. More>>

Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'

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Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner. More>>

Prosecutor: No charges in fatal shooting of unarmed man

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A Virginia prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man after he ignored their commands and spun quickly toward them during a nighttime encounter. More>>

States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court

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Gerrymandering has led to court fights in a number of states. More>>

Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

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Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state. More>>

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

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A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block. More>>

Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman

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Lawyers, family ask for release of detained Ecuadorean pizza delivery worker. More>>

Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

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A group of about 30 demonstrators say they're burning a Mississippi state flag because it symbolizes the racism at the heart of Mississippi's problems. More>>

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

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WHAT'S HAPPENING: Separation of migrant children from parents fuels backlash against Trump immigration policies. More>>

Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slaying

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A 48-year-old man already serving life in prison for killing a jogger has been sentenced to another mandatory life term for the kidnapping and slaying of a 25-year-old western Michigan gas station clerk. More>>

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

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California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear. More>>

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

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A sheriff says at least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. More>>

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

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Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film. More>>

Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle

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A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social media account. More>>

Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

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Police say a gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store. More>>

Justice Department deputy wins Supreme Court case

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The Supreme Court has ruled for the Trump administration in a case about prison terms that was argued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. More>>

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

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A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born. More>>

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

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Fear of people is driving many animals around the globe to shift from day to night to avoid people. More>>

Man will admit to impersonating general for helicopter ride

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A man accused of landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating an Army general. More>>

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

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Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs. More>>

Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

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Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died at age 76 four days after an apparent bicycle accident. More>>

Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed

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Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there. More>>

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

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Authorities say a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted. More>>

Protections for immigrants erode under Trump since inaugural

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Erosion of immigrant protections began when Trump took office and continued for months. More>>

Ford: Detroit train station key to autonomous vehicle plans

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Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. More>>

Chicago soldier killed in Korea finally being laid to rest

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The remains of a soldier who left Chicago to fight in the Korean War have come home to be buried in the nation's most sacred cemetery. More>>

AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations

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AMC Networks says that Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels. More>>

King and queen of Spain visit 300-year-old San Antonio

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Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia are in San Antonio to celebrate the city's tricentennial and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. More>>

Hundreds of children wait in Border Patrol facility in Texas

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Hundreds of children are waiting away from their parents inside a Border Patrol holding facility in South Texas, with groups of 20 or more children to a single cage. More>>

'Jeopardy!' winner could get prison for sneaking into emails

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A seven-time "Jeopardy!" winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students. More>>

Midwestern states endure flash flooding, heat wave

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Thunderstorms crawled across northern Minnesota and northern Wisconsin after flooding washed out roads and highways, and a heat wave sent temperatures into the high 90s elsewhere in the Midwest. More>>

Gunfire erupts at New Jersey arts festival; 22 wounded

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Police say at least one person has been killed and several others injured when shooting broke out at an all-night cultural event in Trenton, New Jersey. More>>

The Latest: Event on verge of being shut down before gunfire

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Police say at least one person has been killed and 20 injured when shooting broke out at an all-night cultural festival in Trenton, New Jersey. More>>

Immigrants fleeing gangs prefer taking chance for US asylum

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New directive from attorney general takes aim at immigrants fleeing Central American gang violence. More>>

Cooling towers imploded at Florida power plant Video included

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Two cooling towers - both well over the length of a football field - came tumbling down in seconds Saturday in Florida as part of an effort to dismantle a power plant. More>>

Police say 2 Kansas deputies killed by inmate were parents

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A second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot while an inmate was being transported to a Kansas City courthouse. More>>

Congressman: Youth shelter reflects flawed immigration plan Video included

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A Republican congressman from Texas who has toured a tent-like shelter for hundreds of minors who entered the country illegally says the facility is a byproduct of a flawed immigration strategy. More>>

Parkland mom: 'Shooter may as well have just shot us'

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The family of one of the 17 people killed in the massacre at a Florida high school is suing to obtain mental health records of shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. More>>

Texas governor's plan after school shooting meets pushback

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Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says gun rights are safe on his watch amid pushback to some of his safety proposals after a high school shooting that left 10 people dead. More>>

Boy tells police that driver shot family in road rage run-in

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Police believe road rage led a 23-year-old man to shoot four people outside a suburban Denver dental office, killing a boy. More>>

Brother of NBA's Zach Randolph killed outside of Indiana bar

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Authorities say a brother of Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph was shot and killed outside of an Indiana bar. More>>

Michigan State trustees call for school president to resign

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Michigan State University Board of Trustee Brian Mosallam is asking interim school president John Engler to resign immediately. More>>

The Latest: Slain Kansas deputies were both parents

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Authorities say two Kansas deputies who were fatally shot while transporting an inmate between jail and a courthouse both had children. More>>

Trump distances self from Cohen as raided docs are analyzed Video included

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Trump distances himself from attorney Michael Cohen as government addresses raided materials. More>>

Eric Trump's charity remains under investigation

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New York's attorney general isn't done taking on Trump family charities after suing the president over allegations he treated his nonprofit like a personal piggy bank. More>>

Fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs ... and drinking milk

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Survey shows fewer US teens smoking, doing drugs and drinking milk. More>>

NASA rover knocked out as gigantic dust storm envelops Mars

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NASA's rover Opportunity has fallen silent as a gigantic dust storm envelops Mars and blots out the sun. More>>

Riders plunge 34 feet, 6 injured in roller coaster derail

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Six people have been taken to a hospital after a roller coaster in Florida derailed, leaving some riders dangling 34 feet above the ground. More>>

California moves to declare coffee safe from cancer risk

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California health officials are proposing a regulation change that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk. More>>

Concerns raised over 3 deaths in 2 separate police shootings

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Kansas City police have shot and killed two men who were fighting in a downtown square, less than an hour after city officers fatally shot a woman reportedly seen brandishing a sword. More>>

Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisis

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A new book about Flint's water crisis comes from the pediatrician first to reveal the extent of lead contamination on the struggling city's children. More>>

Sheriff: 1 deputy killed, another wounded in Kansas

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Authorities say one sheriff's deputy is dead and another is critically wounded after they were overcome by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. More>>

Science Says: What happens when researchers make mistakes

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Corrections in a top medical journal and an investigation of research misconduct allegations at a major university give a glimpse into how scientists set the record straight when mistakes are made. More>>

China threatens tariffs on US lobsters as business booms

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A set of retaliatory tariffs released by China includes a plan to tax American lobster exports, potentially jeopardizing one of the biggest markets for the premium seafood. More>>

Harvard, Asian-Americans group spar over data in bias case

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An Asian-American group suing Harvard University says it has evidence of discrimination in the school's admissions process. More>>

Walmart heirs' groups deny role in Georgia governor's race

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Walmart heirs deny any involvement in the Georgia governor's race after a leading candidate was secretly recorded saying that he backed favorable school choice laws in the state in order to get campaign money from the Walton family's non-profit foundation. More>>

Arizona woman who fatally shot Chinese student gets 25 years

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The family of a Chinese college student came to Arizona to tearfully plead for harsh punishment against the woman who shot the 19-year-old to death after a minor car crash. More>>

Navy takes delivery of future USS Hudner

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The Navy has accepted delivery of a destroyer named for a naval aviator who crash-landed his plane to try to save a downed pilot in the Korean War. More>>

AP Explains: Rebooting Poor People's Campaign 50 years later

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AP Explains: Poor People's Campaign 1968 vs. 2018. More>>

Man attempting to row across Atlantic gives up quest

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A Scottish man seeking to cross the Atlantic alone in a rowboat has abandoned his 3,400 miles quest after being rescued some 500 miles off Massachusetts. More>>

Neil shines like a Diamond at Songwriters Hall of Fame gala

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Neil Diamond may have retired from touring due to Parkinson's disease, but the singer didn't let that stop him from giving a cheery and memorable performance at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremony. More>>

AT&T, Time Warner to close merger 'as soon as possible'

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AT&T and Time Warner say they have a clear path to complete their newly approved merger, now that the Justice Department has signaled it won't ask for a temporary block during a potential appeal of the judge's ruling. The deal could be closed soon. More>>

Yelp shuts down teachers' account sharing student reviews

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Yelp is shutting down accounts used by a Boston teacher to post rave restaurant reviews written by her third-grade students. More>>

Jurassic World cast reacts to real-world volcanic disasters

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The cast and crew of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" say it's an unfortunate coincidence that their summer blockbuster centers on a massively destructive erupting volcano. More>>

Trump's personal lawyer wants Stormy Daniels' lawyer gagged

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Donald Trump's personal attorney wants a federal judge to stop the lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels from speaking to reporters. More>>

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

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Puerto Rico's hurricane death count revives debate about how to count disaster-related deaths. More>>

Judge considers public access to data about opioid shipments

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A federal judge overseeing hundreds of lawsuits by local governments is considering a request to make public information showing where prescription opioid painkillers have been shipped throughout the country. More>>

Proposed US banking fix for marijuana may not open all doors

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A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a comprehensive fix. More>>

New San Francisco mayor went from the projects to City Hall

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San Francisco's incoming mayor knows the yawning gap between rich and poor firsthand, having been raised by her grandmother in the drug- and violence-riddled projects. More>>

Arizona police officers hit, mock bleeding suspect on video

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Body camera videos show a Mesa, Arizona, police officer punching an unarmed suspect multiple times and another officer later mocking the man as he was lying in a pool of blood on a hospital floor. More>>

Police: Gunman killed 4 children in their sleep

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The mother of four children killed during a standoff between a Florida felon and police says she feels "heartbroken" and "completely alone.". More>>

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to cut gun violence

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The American Medical Association has adopted sweeping measures aimed at reducing gun violence, a problem it considers a public health crisis. More>>

Musk company to build Chicago-to-O'Hare express transport Video included

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A company founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been selected to build a high-speed underground transportation system that will whisk passengers from downtown Chicago to O'Hare International Airport in minutes. More>>

After AT&T's win, here comes the expected Comcast-Fox bid

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Now that a federal judge has approved AT&T's $85 billion takeover of Time Warner, other companies are likely to rush to consolidate. More>>

Boy dies, his brother, mom critical after Colorado shooting

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One boy died and his brother and mom were in critical condition Thursday following a shooting in a suburban Denver parking lot. More>>

Utah LGBT groups allowed in July Fourth parade after uproar

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America's Freedom Festival at Provo will once again exclude an LGBT resource center for youths from its July 4 parade. More>>

Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2K evacuations amid drought

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The threat of hot, windy weather and thunderstorms is posing more problems for firefighters battling a Colorado blaze that has forced residents of more than 1,000 homes to evacuate. More>>

Bill Cosby ousts legal team ahead of sex assault sentencing

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Bill Cosby has ousted the high-powered defense team whose aggressive tactics failed to sway jurors from convicting the 80-year-old comedian of sexual assault in April. More>>

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

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An Associated Press investigation finds that a leading sustainable seafood distributor who promised wild-caught, domestic fish traceable back to a dock has been duping chefs across the U.S. More>>

Longtime Elvis Presley drummer D.J. Fontana has died

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D.J. Fontana's wife says the drummer who helped launch rock 'n' roll as Elvis Presley's sideman, has died at 87. More>>

New Jersey begins taking legal sports bets

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Like a fellow New Jersey governor did 40 years earlier, Gov. Phil Murphy is set to kick off a new era of gambling in the state. More>>

NY high court nixes Trump's bid to delay defamation suit

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New York's highest court has turned down President Donald Trump's latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing; he denies her allegations. More>>

Will Amazon's work to kill Seattle tax spook other cities?

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A tax on large companies like Amazon that was meant to fight a growing homelessness crisis got rolled back during a raucous Seattle City Council meeting. More>>

US to open temporary shelter in Texas for immigrant children

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Federal authorities say they will open a temporary shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children in far west Texas as existing facilities reach capacity. More>>

Man scheduled for transplant granted deportation reprieve

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Supporters of immigrant scheduled for kidney transplant protest decision to deport him. More>>

Genealogies of Mayflower passengers helps find descendants

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A months-long effort to digitize the authenticated genealogies of Mayflower passengers has been completed, making it easier for people to determine if they are descended from a Pilgrim. More>>

The Latest: Musk says O'Hare express line could open in 2021 Video included

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Chicago has chosen a company founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk to build an express service from downtown to O'Hare International Airport reaching speeds up to 150 mph. More>>

Massachusetts sues opioid maker, executives over drug crisis

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Massachusetts is suing the maker of OxyContin over the deadly opioid crisis and has become the first state to also target the company's executives. More>>

Big hurdles for bold push to split California into 3 states

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Californians will face a choice this November of whether to divide the nation's most populous state into three, an effort that would radically shake up the West Coast. More>>

Lake Tahoe clarity sinks to all-time low in 2017

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Scientists at Lake Tahoe say the clarity of the alpine lake that straddles the California-Nevada line sank to an all-time low last year. More>>

Videos show Vegas police helping people duck, escape gunfire

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Police have released video from cameras worn by officers trying to find a gunman opening fire from a Las Vegas Strip hotel and help victims wounded during the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More>>

2 gamers plead not guilty in Kansas 'swatting' death

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Two online gamers will be making their first appearances in federal court for their alleged roles in hoax calls that led a police officer to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas. More>>

Sexual harassment rampant in science, culture change urged

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Much like Hollywood and politics, sexual harassment plagues science, too, and new report urges a culture change in universities that train next generation of scientists. More>>

The Latest: Murphy places state's first legal sports bets

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Gov. Phil Murphy has placed New Jersey's first legal sports bets after state won US Supreme Court decision last month. More>>

'Roof, roof!' Dog rescued from overhang roof at his home

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Firefighters near Minneapolis rescue a 180-pound Saint Bernard from the second-story roof of an overhang outside his home. More>>

San Francisco elects first African-American woman as mayor

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Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded a hard-fought San Francisco mayor's race on Wednesday a week after the June 5 election. More>>

Parole board hears former juror's death sentence regrets

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The Ohio Parole Board is set to hear from a juror who recommended that a convicted killer be sentenced to death, but now believes he should be spared. More>>

Washington's battlefield flag on view at revolution museum

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George Washington's personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day. More>>

APNewsBreak: Agency considers dropping wolf protections

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The federal government is considering another attempt to drop legal protections for gray wolves across the lower 48 states, reopening a lengthy battle over the predator species. More>>

Tesla cuts 9 pct. of workforce in bid to post a profit

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Electric car maker Tesla Inc. is laying off about 3,600 white-collar workers as it trims costs in an effort to become profitable. More>>

Correction: Western Wildfires story

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Authorities say a fast-moving brush fire destroyed eight homes in the Utah tourist town of Moab and more than 3,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming fled multiple wildfires scorching the drought-stricken U.S. West. More>>

U of Chicago to not require SAT scores for many applicants

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The University of Chicago is becoming the first major U.S. research university to stop requiring American undergraduate applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores. More>>

North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup

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FIFA is preparing to choose between Morocco and a joint North American bid to host the 2026 World Cup. More>>

Defense: Manager didn't mean to kill cook amid Yelp argument

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A Connecticut restaurant manager charged with fatally shooting a cook during an argument about a negative Yelp review says the killing wasn't intentional. More>>

Brothel owner who won primary shunned by Nevada GOP brass

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Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof said the "establishment got crushed" when he knocked off the incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary. More>>

Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

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A strong storm has pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging buildings, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines. More>>

FBI agent wants to meet the patron shot by his fallen gun

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An off-duty FBI agent who investigators say accidentally fired a weapon that fell while he was dancing at a Denver club and wounded another patron in the leg is allowed to travel while out on bond. More>>

Flu season was one of the deadliest for US children

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Flu killed more children in the past year that during any regular flu season in recent history, officials say. More>>

Salmonella linked to pre-cut melon sickens 60 in Midwest

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Health officials say a salmonella outbreak linked to pre-cut melon has sickened 60 people in five Midwestern states. More>>

A year after shooting, GOP lawmakers hold firm on gun rights

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Republican lawmakers say the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others at a congressional baseball practice a year ago has only strengthened their commitment to protecting gun rights. More>>

Governor signs 6 gun control measures in New Jersey

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New Jersey is set to become the latest state to enact measures to tighten its already strict gun laws. More>>

Initiative to split up California projected to make ballot

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An initiative that seeks to split California into three states is projected to qualify for the state's November ballot. More>>

Lawsuits: Congressional maps dilute black voters in 3 states

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A Democratic political group has launched a legal campaign to create majority-minority congressional districts in three Southern states, claiming the current maps discriminate against black voters. More>>

Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate

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Wisconsin Democrats have flipped a GOP stronghold to capture a state legislative district that voted overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump in 2016. More>>

AP Investigation: Local fish isn't always local

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An AP investigation finds that a seafood company promising wild-caught domestic fish traceable to a dock was selling a fishy tale. Company CEO denied misleading customers but said he was making some changes to clarify communication. More>>

The Latest: Vegas officer video: 'We're in the firing zone'

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One Las Vegas police officer's body camera captured him helping terrified concertgoers duck rapid gunfire and then carrying a wounded woman to safety following the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More>>

Trump to be central in Nevada races for Senate, governor

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President Trump won't be on the ballot in November but he is shaping up to be at the center of two important campaigns in Nevada as Democrats hope to reclaim the governor's mansion and Republicans work to keep a U.S. Senate seat. More>>

The Latest: Latest tally seals Breed as San Francisco mayor

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Former state Sen. Mark Leno conceded the race for San Francisco mayor, saying on Wednesday that he informed chief rival London Breed in a phone call. More>>

Nevada pimp wins GOP primary, rejoices with Hollywood madam

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The owner of half a dozen legal brothels in Nevada has ousted a Republican state lawmaker running for re-election. More>>

APNewsBreak: Official blasts critic of nuclear plant cleanup

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A U.S. official has criticized a Colorado health officer for questioning the safety of a former nuclear weapons plant that was converted into a wildlife refuge. More>>

Panel opts not to change school's Redskins team name, mascot

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High school whose teams have long been the Redskins will keep that mascot after a committee decided against recommending any change. More>>

California eyes July for reopening iconic Highway 1 stretch

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California transportation officials are targeting the end of July for reopening a stretch of iconic Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide. More>>

APNewsBreak: US won't prosecute Alaska gray whale kill

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APNewsBreak: Federal officials have decided not to prosecute the killing of a protected gray whale by Native hunters in Alaska. More>>

Trump signals support for states deciding if pot is legal

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President Donald Trump says he's inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana. More>>

Pence gives campaign-style speech to Southern Baptists

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Vice President Mike Pence gives campaign-style to the closing session of the Southern Baptist Convention ' annual meeting, winning several standing ovations even as his appearance drew criticism from some evangelicals. More>>

Body of worker trapped after gas station blast located

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An official says the rescue effort has become a recovery effort for a worker trapped underground by a gas explosion in Pennsylvania. More>>

Air Force officer who vanished worked for university system

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An Air Force officer with top security clearance who deserted 35 years ago and was arrested in California last week worked for years as a consultant for the University of California system. More>>

Coaches killed in Florida shooting to receive ESPY awards

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The ESPYS are breaking tradition with the Best Coach Award, awarding it posthumously this year to three Parkland coaches who died shielding their students from gunfire. More>>

Prosecutors expand probe of ex-Senate president's spouse

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Prosecutors pursuing sexual assault charges against the estranged husband of former Senate President Stan Rosenberg are seeking records on other potential victims who spoke to attorneys hired by the Massachusetts Senate. More>>

Doctor: Florida officer shot in standoff is in coma

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A police officer is in a coma and has a long road to recovery after being shot by a Florida felon who eventually killed four children during s standoff. More>>

New $2.5B contract awarded to manage nuclear weapons lab

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The U.S. government has awarded a team of two universities and a research firm with offices around the world a $2.5 billion-a-year contract to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory. More>>

Mayor nixes move to ban media, non-residents from meetings

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An Alabama mayor is backing down from an attempt to ban the media and out-of-towners from council meetings. More>>

Your internet use could change as 'net neutrality' ends

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Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change _ though not right away _ following Monday's formal repeal of Obama-era internet protections. More>>

Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

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The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5 million from the automaker. More>>

Court rules no privacy for cellphone with 1-2-3-4 passcode

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South Carolina's highest court has upheld an 18-year prison sentence for burglary for a man convicted in part because he left his cellphone at the crime scene and a detective guessed his passcode as 1-2-3-4. More>>

Arizona man convicted in 2015 Texas attack seeks new trial

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An Arizona man convicted of helping to plot a 2015 attack on a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in suburban Dallas is seeking a new trial. More>>

Thefts rise after California reduces criminal penalties

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California researchers are linking a voter-backed reduction in criminal penalties for drug and property crimes to a jump in car burglaries, shoplifting and other theft. More>>

AP EXPLAINS: What does ranked-choice voting mean for Maine?

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Maine Republicans and Democrats wrestled Tuesday with new ballots that let them rank some candidates for the first time. More>>

Nevada primary tees up battleground governor, Senate races

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Nevada voters have delivered easy primary election wins to Republican Sen. Dean Heller and his Democratic opponent Jacky Rosen. More>>

Ex-wife of man who killed 6 in Arizona relieved he's dead

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The ex-wife of the man blamed in the killings of six people in Phoenix area says she's grateful to be alive. More>>

No charges as FBI ends 'excessive force' probe

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The FBI is ending its investigation into a group of Massachusetts police officers for allegedly using excessive force against a prisoner. More>>

Border chief: Agent shot at close range in stable condition

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The head of the U.S. Border Patrol in Tucson says the wounded agent shot this week while patrolling a remote area alone near Arizona's border with Mexico was attacked by an unknown number of assailants, one of whom fired at him at close range. More>>

New wildfire erupts near Colorado ski resorts, houses

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Extreme fire danger is shutting down a sprawling forest that includes some of Colorado's most stunning mountains, a rare tactic also being used in neighboring states as the U.S. Southwest struggles with severe drought. More>>

APNewsBreak: Report blames 'complacency' for prison stabbing

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A report says staff complacency and supervision problems led to the stabbing attack on an Ohio prison guard. More>>

Man literally falls into police's hands after eluding them

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An Ohio man who ran from a traffic stop and then found himself clinging by his hands to a window ledge has been literally caught by police. More>>

Correction: Stranded Raccoon story

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A stranded raccoon is generating a lot of social media interest as it scales an office building in downtown St. Paul. More>>

14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

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A Michigan couple have 14 boys and no regrets regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say. More>>

Call reveals frantic effort to save Bode Miller's daughter

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A 911 call reveals people pleading for help as they try desperately to save Olympic skier Bode Miller's 19-month-old daughter from drowning in a backyard swimming pool. More>>

Businessman wins primary in race to succeed firebrand LePage

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Voters in Maine have plenty of candidates to choose from to replace term-limited firebrand Republican Gov. Paul LePage. More>>

Neighbors stunned by man who vanished from Air Force

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Authorities say an Air Force officer with top security clearance who disappeared in New Mexico 35 years ago has been found in California after using a false name for decades. More>>

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