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Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages

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A federal judge says a lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders fails to provide evidence to support that claim. More>>

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South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

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A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court. More>>

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

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More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. More>>

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in '80s

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Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children around that time. More>>

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

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A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. More>>

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

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Republicans held onto a conservative House seat in Montana despite a last-minute assault charge against their candidate. Democrats say the GOP had to spend millions on what should have been an easy win. More>>

Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

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Alabama has put to death Tommy Arthur, the man who escaped seven prior execution dates for his conviction in a 1982 murder-for-hire. More>>

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail Video included

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Gourmet Italian pizzas can be delivered to your cell, if you get locked up in Chicago's Cook County Jail. More>>

Clinton: Trump budget an 'attack of unimaginable cruelty'

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Hillary Clinton is returning to her alma mater, Wellesley College, to deliver this year's commencement address at the Massachusetts school. More>>

Native Alaskans who protected Alaska in WWII to be honored

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The military will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II. More>>

GOP Montana win may be blip in Democrats' anti-Trump hopes

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Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates. More>>

Civil War museum closes after spat over Confederate flag

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A small Civil War museum in Georgia has closed its doors and boxed up its artifacts. More>>

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

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Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. More>>

Kennedys discuss JFK's legacy 100 years after his birth

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100 years after John F. Kennedy's birth, his descendants discuss how they're carrying out his legacy. More>>

Trump's budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding

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President Trump's budget would cut funding for West Coast earthquake early warning system. More>>

Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

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The judge in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist is barring prosecutors from showing jurors the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag. More>>

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter's poles

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Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now largely unexplored. More>>

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana Video included

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A new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. More>>

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan

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Advocates for wild horses say President Donald Trump is giving in to ranchers and rural communities who don't want the animals competing for space on land in the U.S. West. More>>

Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

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A survey of US beekeepers finds some hope for the nation's troubled honeybees. More>>

Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big Video included

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Scientists may have solved a mystery about the biggest of whales and how they evolved. More>>

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

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The Trump administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and other iconic waterways. More>>

Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska

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The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska. More>>

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

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Report: 1 in 4 Alzheimer's disease deaths are now occurring at home _ a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes. More>>

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

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People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions will be facing higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. More>>

Daughter to bury father missing for 50 years in Vietnam

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Daughter to bury father, Navy pilot whose plane crashed half century ago during Vietnam War. More>>

San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 times

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Authorities have released a detailed report with the accounts of more than two officers involved in a shootout with a couple who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino terror attack. More>>

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

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Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook. More>>

The Latest: South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

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A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court. More>>

Small university outranks many others in black physics grads

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Small Dillard University graduating more black women in physics than many of its larger counterparts. More>>

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

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President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media _ but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. More>>

Judge: UPS must pay $247M to NYC and state in cigarette case

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A federal judge has ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes. More>>

Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

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Alabama is set to execute a man who has had his lethal injection delayed by the courts seven times. More>>

Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump

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The case of a Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter is being blamed by some media watchers on a wave of hostility toward journalists that President Donald Trump helped generate. More>>

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

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Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election. More>>

Lego giraffe to be named in honor of giraffe-loving boy

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A giant Lego giraffe is being renamed to honor a giraffe-loving Massachusetts boy who died last month. More>>

Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities

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Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas. More>>

The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

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The Montana congressional candidate accused of assaulting a reporter hasn't been seen or heard from Thursday as voters go to the polls. More>>

Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated Video included

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After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia. More>>

$95.6M awarded to Philadelphia building collapse survivor

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An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. More>>

Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel

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Authorities say a man has been arrested after he backed a tractor-trailer through the front gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel and crashed it into the building's front door. More>>

Gov. Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test Medicaid applicants

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Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening is up for review by a key state legislative committee. More>>

Probe: US bomb set off IS-planted devices in Mosul tragedy

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A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the U.S. dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March. More>>

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

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Nearly five dozen Native American tribes in six Western states criticized President Trump's proposed budget cuts to federal programs and aid for American Indians. More>>

California guards, inmates recovering after rare mass attack

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Officials say a fight that forced correctional officers to open fire with real bullets to stop a melee was unusual even by the violent standard of California prisons. More>>

Correction: Snowy Plover Chick story

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Correction: Snowy Plover Chick story. More>>

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden

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Authorities say an Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in a California federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been indicted on charges that he stabbed a prison warden. More>>

Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

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Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to the U.S. and forced them to work as prostitutes. More>>

Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

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Leaks of sensitive information that have been a hallmark of the Trump administration are antagonizing one of America's closest allies. More>>

Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol

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Officials say a deadly uprising at a Nebraska prison began because inmates were angry that prison staffers had confiscated 150 pounds of homemade alcohol from their cells. More>>

11 hurt, most with minor injuries, in Vegas school bus crash

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Authorities say at least 11 people were injured, including eight middle school students, a bus driver and a woman and an infant in a vehicle that collided with a school bus in southeast Las Vegas. More>>

Judge denies motion to drop charges in Laquan McDonald case

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A judge has refused to throw out the murder charges against a white Chicago police officer charged after he shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. More>>

The Latest: Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

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It's unclear how an alleged assault of a reporter by a Montana congressional candidate will affect the special election's outcome _ in part because more than a third of the state's registered voters cast absentee ballots before polls opened Thursday. More>>

From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads

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Famous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country. More>>

Report: Huge tank that exploded needed emergency repairs

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A federal report says a St. Louis company's steam condensation tank exploded, shooting into the air and through the roof of a neighboring business, after the tank was restarted despite needing emergency repairs. More>>

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

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Hundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals. More>>

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

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Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House. More>>

The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

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The Guardian reporter who authorities say was assaulted by a Montana Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat says he never touched the politician before he was thrown to the ground. More>>

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags

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Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Toyota, Ford and Nissan over defective air bags. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs Video included

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Spacewalking astronauts are tackling urgent repairs at the International Space Station. More>>

From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

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A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really? Video included

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump budget chief misleads in insisting no cuts to Medicaid. More>>

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

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Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery. More>>

Architect of Dodd-Frank repeal bill agrees to key change

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The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis has agreed to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks. More>>

Jury selection begins in Ohio officer's murder retrial

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More than 200 people are due to report to an Ohio courthouse as jury selection gets underway in the murder retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. More>>

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

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Voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana's only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs. More>>

The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault

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A reporter for the Guardian newspaper is alleging that the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat "body slammed" him on the day before the special election. More>>

The Latest: 2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked Video included

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks Video included

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries

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Jurors have sided with a California research university in its dispute with a renowned plant scientist credited with developing tasty strawberries as a professor there. More>>

Warrant issued for Bikram founder beset by legal woes

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A California judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of the founder of Bikram yoga, who is under orders to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6.8 judgment won by a former legal adviser. More>>

Workers start dismantling jail tent complex in Phoenix

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Crews have started to dismantle some of the tents in a controversial outdoor jail complex in Phoenix that's in the process of being closed by the metro area's new sheriff. More>>

8 California guards, 7 inmates sent to hospital after brawl

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Officials say eight Northern California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to outside hospitals after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control. More>>

Agent feared leak of Trump tax returns could affect election

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Court documents show federal agents were worried last October that a Louisiana private investigator had illegally obtained Donald Trump's tax returns and may leak them. More>>

Forecasters: Pacific hurricane season depends on El Nino

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Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Nino conditions. More>>

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

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The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times. More>>

South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

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A western South Dakota high school won't let a student who has brain cancer to walk at graduation because she's six credits short of being able to graduate. More>>

Many states have laws intended to keep kids away from guns

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Many states have laws intended to keep kids away from guns. More>>

A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

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A poll says older Latinos are more likely than older whites or older blacks to say they've had to withdraw or borrow money from a retirement account. More>>

Biden tells grads to take up 'dirty business of politics'

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver the Class Day address at Harvard University. More>>

Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds

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Johnson & Johnson, 42 states reach $33 million settlement over recalled nonprescription medicines. More>>

South Dakota jury finds consultant not guilty in pot case

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A South Dakota jury has acquitted a consultant of drug charges for his role in helping an American Indian tribe pursue a marijuana resort on tribal land. More>>

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget Video included

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President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. More>>

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he won't sign a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state and is instead sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for another path forward. More>>

'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve

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Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Thursday. More>>

Lawsuit: VA contracting changes could cut jobs for the blind

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Advocacy group is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging the agency ignored a longstanding law when it changed contracting rules used for decades to give jobs to the blind. More>>

DeVos to review rejected college prep grant applications

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The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to programs that help low-income students prepare for college after their applications were rejected due to formatting errors. More>>

Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

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Kim Reynolds has been sworn in as Iowa's next governor, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for veteran Gov. Terry Branstad. More>>

Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

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A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians with his car on a Times Square sidewalk has been indicted by a grand jury. More>>

Sheriff: $500M in poppy plants seized in North Carolina

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Sheriff: Field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million. More>>

Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight

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Despite raising red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling to Hawaii with no luggage was allowed to board an American Airlines flight. More>>

Same sex couple says Southwest discriminated against them

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A Florida man says a Southwest Airlines employee refused to let him board a flight as a family with his husband, their three children and a grandparent. More>>

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

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California authorities say they will wait for a stretch of Highway 1 to stabilize again before going in to assess damage from a massive new landslide along the iconic coast road. More>>

Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

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President Donald Trump's 31 percent budget cut to the U.S. State Department and international assistance dramatically ramps down American support for programs that for decades have promoted U.S. values and the welfare of the neediest around the world. More>>

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

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A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA. More>>

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

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Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program. More>>

Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

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Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. More>>

New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

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New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure. More>>

Graduation day bittersweet for slain black scholar's friends

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Prosecutors are asking for patience from two college communities as authorities investigate as a possible hate crime the stabbing of a black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student. More>>

Suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7 due in court

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An Ohio man accused of starting a house fire that killed seven of his neighbors is due in court. More>>

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

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Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past two and a half years. More>>

11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias Video included

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Two of the five jurors picked so far for Bill Cosby's criminal trial say they know a victim of sexual assault. More>>

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

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Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week. More>>

Human leg in a fishing boot washes up on Alaska beach

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A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city. More>>

Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

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Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters. More>>

Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

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A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter. More>>

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

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Mississippi's leaders are being sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students. More>>

Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge has agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. More>>

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

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A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. More>>

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

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A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man has returned to the force and is working "a desk job.". More>>

Trial set for Alaska man charged in girlfriend's death

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A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to kill himself and the bullet struck the woman after passing through his head. More>>

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

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Voting-rights advocates are hoping that a Supreme Court ruling against two North Carolina congressional districts helps them argue cases of improperly drawn electoral maps elsewhere. More>>

Timeline of events: Disruptive passenger's travel to Hawaii

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Flight disturbance timeline. More>>

Man with bladed gloves, clown makeup held in Denver stabbing

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A man wearing claw-like gloves and clown-style makeup is suspected of stabbing and killing another man in Denver. More>>

Mormon President Thomas S. Monson scales back duties

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Mormon officials say 89-year-old church president Thomas S. Monson is no longer coming to meetings at church offices regularly because of limitations related to his age. More>>

Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9

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California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station. More>>

Condemned church shooter Roof seeks appellate court mercy

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A man sentenced to death for killing nine worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church has petitioned an appeals court for mercy. More>>

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

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Police officers found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates. More>>

Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor

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Wayward humpback whale swims into Southern California harbor and gets stuck there, prompting rescue effort. More>>

Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

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The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas. More>>

Hasbro to hold first-ever convention for company's brands

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From G.I. Joe to My Little Pony, toy maker Hasbro says it's holding the first-ever convention to bring all of its brands together. More>>

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

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California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station. More>>

Prosecutor: Too early to call school stabbing a hate crime

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Officials say the fatal stabbing of a black student visiting the University of Maryland is being investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime. More>>

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial

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Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's Legislative session. More>>

FBI: Passenger appeared intoxicated, needed help onto plane

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Court records say a man who caused a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu had no luggage other than a laptop and needed a wheelchair to board the plane because he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More>>

3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far Video included

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Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home. More>>

The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury Video included

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Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. More>>

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

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An American physician killed while climbing Mount Everest was a global adventurer when he wasn't practicing medicine in small-town Alabama. More>>

'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

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A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement has lost his gym membership after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. More>>

Gov. Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws

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Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's upcoming departure marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several decades. More>>

Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

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A white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist goes on trial in Ohio for a second time after a jury failed to reach a verdict six months ago. More>>

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

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'Sgt. Pepper' was only the beginning: 50 years after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark and other astonishments of 1967, much of the music we listen to remains shaped by that year. More>>

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

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The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons (380 liters) of oil in two separate incidents in North Dakota in March as crews prepared the pipeline for operation. More>>

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

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Texas lawmakers have revived a version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law would apply only to public schools and not all bathrooms. More>>

Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions

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A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule. More>>

Hello! Drake breaks Adele's record at Billboard Music Awards

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Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning, while he has 12 more nominations. More>>

Correction: Billy the Kid-Sheriff story

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Officials in a southern New Mexico county say they have found a document inside a box of old records that sheds a little more on light on the death of the Old West lawman who gained fame for killing Billy the Kid. More>>

Times Square driver says he tried to get mental help

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A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, says he had been trying to get psychiatric help. More>>

US forecasters: Here comes another hotter than normal summer

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The National Weather Service is forecasting that the summer will be hotter than normal for most of the United States except for a small circle of states in the northern Midwest. More>>

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

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The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow. More>>

The Latest: Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top Video included

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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has shut down the big top. More>>

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

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Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature has approved a bill that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. More>>

Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection

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A key phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick a jury to weigh his case. More>>

Texas adoption agency 'religious refusal' closer to law

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Texas's Republican-controlled Legislature has pushed closer to law a bill that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. More>>

Soundgarden frontman Cornell's funeral will be Friday in LA

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Musician Chris Cornell will be buried at a private service Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. More>>

Trial set to begin in killing of 2-year-old 'Baby Doe'

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Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. More>>

Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools

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A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one that caused national uproar in North Carolina now may be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas _ but only apply to public schools. More>>

What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

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Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?. More>>

DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he's been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security. More>>

Oklahoma crisis offers opportunity for hapless Democrats

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Oklahoma budget crisis offers opportunity for hapless state Democrats. More>>

New title for California's 2015 train hero _ graduate

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A Sacramento man credited with helping stop an armed attack on a French train is celebrating his college graduation _ but a year late, owing to all the attention that followed the 2015 train crisis. More>>

Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is offering assurances that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of American life will be temporary. More>>

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement Video included

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Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony. More>>

California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

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California Democrats have narrowly selected longtime party insider Eric Bauman to be the leader of the largest state Democratic Party. More>>

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

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Black Texas congressman says he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. More>>

Young whale finds its way out of Southern California harbor

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A humpback whale that made a big splash with boaters after wandering into a Southern California harbor is on the move again, having found its way back to the open ocean. More>>

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism' He accuse. More>>

Mother from Peru granted stay from deportation

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A mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid US immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation. More>>

Deadly Times Square attack highlights NYC pedestrian safety

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After a car barreled down the crowded sidewalks of Times Square, killing a teenage tourist and leaving 22 people injured, some New Yorkers are calling for the installation of more protective bollards at the ends of city sidewalks. More>>

Investigators try to figure out why man disruptive on flight

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A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as disheveled and unruly was subdued by passengers and flight attendants who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. More>>

Utah GOP says goodbye to Chaffetz, with some disappointment

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As Utah Republicans met for their annual state convention Saturday, delegates broke from routine debates about party platforms to give Rep. Jason Chaffetz a warm send-off. More>>

Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

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Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans drawing less attention to what's been built than to what's been taken down. More>>

Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison

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After a year in prison, an ex-West Virginia coal CEO is still seeking vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. More>>

Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

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The Republican who hopes to win Montana's congressional seat in a special election next week has switched gears and now enthusiastically backs Donald Trump. More>>

Video shows transit officer asking about immigration status

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A cellphone video of a Minneapolis Metro Transit asking a passenger about his immigration status has prompted the agency to investigate the incident after the footage drew hundreds of thousands of Facebook views. More>>

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

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Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous. More>>

8 injured after plane clips supply truck at LA airport

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Authorities say a plane has collided with an airport utility truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring as many as six people. More>>

GOP Sen. Cotton raises national profile in visit to Iowa

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton meets with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House. More>>

The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured

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Authorities say a plane has collided with an airport utility truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring as many as six people. More>>

Police probe, grand jury leave teen's family 'dissatisfied'

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The family of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer after a suspected robbery last year says it's "completely dissatisfied" with how the investigation was handled after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer. More>>

The Latest: LA airport police says man was looking for food

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A person who caused a disturbance on a flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu has been detained. More>>

NAACP president to leave office as group undertakes changes

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NAACP president to leave office as civil rights group undertakes changes in mission and goals. More>>

Unruly, 'disheveled' man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii

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Law enforcement officers were requested to meet a plane that landed Friday in Honolulu because of a passenger disturbance. More>>

Charges shed light on sea cucumber smuggling at US border

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Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United States and exporting them to Asia sheds light on a growing and lucrative illegal cross-border trade. More>>

Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison Video included

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Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina. More>>