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Judge sets bail for adults arrested at New Mexico compound

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A court hearing is planned on allegations that children at a remote compound in northern New Mexico may have been trained in the use of firearms in preparation for a school shooting. More>>

Archbishop defends himself ahead of child sex abuse report

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Time is ticking down to decide what information to black out in a forthcoming grand jury report investigating child sexual abuse in six of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses. More>>

Ride-hail drivers rush to register cars before license cap

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Drivers for ride-hailing services lined up for hours to register their cars before New York City enacts a temporary cap on new licenses. More>>

Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

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A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty. More>>

2 on trial in killing of Chicago teen days after Obama event

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Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities. More>>

Times Up gives $750,000 for combatting sexual misconduct

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A fund dedicated to aiding victims of sexual harassment and assault is giving $750,000 in grants to local organizations across the country. More>>

Possible evidence in missing girls case found at warehouse

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Authorities investigating the decades-old disappearances of several girls say they've found possible evidence during a search of an abandoned suburban Detroit warehouse. More>>

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures Video included

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After the spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee, authorities there are talking to counterparts around the country about how to prevent such breaches. More>>

Police: Man flies plane into his home after fight with wife

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Authorities say a small plane has crashed into a house in Utah, killing the pilot. More>>

Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

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Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses. More>>

Tech billionaire Henry Nicholas facing drug counts in Vegas

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Tech billionaire and advocate for crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts in Las Vegas. More>>

US students turn grief into tech startup after France attack

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University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing their classmate and 85 other people, have turned their grief into building a tech startup to fight terrorism. More>>

Questions loom over Tesla deal after CEO reveals Saudi link

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Tesla Inc. CEO Elon Musk says he's in talks with the Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund about taking the electric car and solar panel maker private, but no deal has been finalized. More>>

Actor Liev Schreiber set to answer harassment charge

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Liev Schreiber is facing a harassment charge in suburban New York, where his lawyer says the actor is accused of shoving a photographer's camera. More>>

Charge added against California serial killing suspect

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Prosecutors have added another murder charge against a California serial killing suspect, boosting the number of victims to 13 in the Golden State Killer case. More>>

Residents split in goose dispute in Long Island village

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Residents of a Long Island village are divided over what to do about a glut of goose droppings around town. More>>

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

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New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders. More>>

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

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Red tide is killing marine life, hurting tourism and upsetting beach lovers in Florida. More>>

The Latest: Compound defendants to be released pending trial

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Prosecutors say children who were found at a ramshackle New Mexico compound were trained to use firearms and learned other tactical techniques as they prepared to get rid of teachers, law enforcement and other institutions that were considered corrupt. More>>

Alaska's North Slope shaken by 2 largest recorded quakes

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The largest earthquake to ever rock Alaska's North Slope was followed about six hours later by the second largest _ an aftershock of the first. More>>

Immigration cases tossed in fallout from high court ruling

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For years, the country's immigration courts have besieged by ballooning dockets, lengthy backlogs and a lack of resources. More>>

Governors: Trump directive could hurt effort to save bird

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Some Western governors say a new Trump administration directive threatens to undermine a hard-won compromise aimed at saving a beleaguered bird scattered across their region. More>>

The Latest: Firefighter killed battling California blaze

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Authorities say a firefighter has been killed battling the largest record blaze in California history. More>>

Citizens Bank set to open new corporate headquarters

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Citizens Bank is set to unveil its new corporate headquarters in Johnston, Rhode Island this week. More>>

Heavy rains prompt rescues, confusion in Pennsylvania

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Portions of eastern and central Pennsylvania are again dealing with heavy rains and high waters that have shut down highways, flooded homes and prompted rescues. More>>

Museum seeks to buy president's life insurance application

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William McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Ohio launches online fundraiser to buy a life insurance policy application filed by the former president. More>>

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

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The Defense Department must improve how it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at U.S. military bases across the world as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. More>>

What happened, what's next after airline worker stole plane

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How did an airline worker steal a plane and what are authorities doing?. More>>

Bear makes an unlikely stop in a liquor store

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A bear took a stroll into an unlikely snack venue _ a Connecticut liquor store. More>>

Judge won't toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

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A judge is refusing to dismiss a lawsuit claiming a woman was raped in the 1980s by a man who the Mormon church allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct. More>>

Suspect in fatal warehouse fire says he can't get fair trial

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Derick Almena's lawyer says there's little chance he'll get a fair trial in Oakland after a plea deal collapsed when a judge said the 48-year-old showed too little remorse for illegally converting a warehouse where a fire killed three dozen people. More>>

NYC subway riders beat conductor in attack caught on video

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Police are looking for two irate New York City subway riders who punched a conductor in the face after he announced a train was going express. More>>

California man struggles to cope with loss of family in fire

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A grief-stricken great-grandfather is collecting keepsakes from the charred remains of the California home where his family died in a wildfire. More>>

Northeast governors, eastern Canada premiers meet in Vermont

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A group of northeastern governors and premiers from eastern Canada are meeting in Vermont, where they are discussing a variety of joint issues, amid a trade dispute between Washington and Ottawa. More>>

2 die after road rage fight in Northern California

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Authorities are investigating a Northern California car crash that led to a fight between two men and resulted in their deaths, one by apparent homicide and the other after he was run over by a third car. More>>

Outdoor fun dwindles as smoky haze hangs over California

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No major wildfires are burning near Sacramento but for two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes has blanketed California's capital region. More>>

Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

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Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant. More>>

Rent control fuels costliest fight on California 2018 ballot

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Los Angeles-based health care nonprofit known for funding controversial ballot measures wages expensive battle with real estate industry over rent control in California. More>>

Officer recorded punching a man could face assault charge

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Baltimore's police commissioner says an officer recorded repeatedly punching a man could face a second-degree assault charge. More>>

Democrats ramp up political push to win in GOP-heavy Arizona

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The blue wave that Democrats hope will crash into Arizona this November is creeping up in community centers, library auditoriums and churches this summer. More>>

Advocates condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

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Children's advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry's practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens. More>>

WWII remains come home, brothers get to pay last respects

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Dominic Ragucci had thought for nearly 70 years that the remains of his older brother, Emil, were swept out to sea during a World War II battle on a Pacific atoll. On Monday, he plans to stand on the tarmac in Philadelphia and greet Emil's remains. More>>

Teacher candidacies surge in wake of spring walkouts

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Many of the teachers who converged on their state capitols in protest this past spring are hoping to soon return _ this time as lawmakers. More>>

GOP congressman from New York charged with insider trading Video included

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Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York has been indicted on securities fraud charges. More>>

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

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Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca. More>>

Teams trying to save ailing orca practice feeding live fish

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A team of whale experts has injected an ailing killer whale with antibiotics in a rare emergency effort to save her. More>>

Jury backs man who claims Roundup weed killer caused cancer

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

'Touch the sun': NASA spacecraft hurtles toward our star

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NASA has launched a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever before. More>>

Alaska's North Slope hit by strongest quake noted in region

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Alaska's North Slope was hit Sunday by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in the region, the state's seismologist said. More>>

Sister lunch ladies accused of stealing nearly $500K

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Two sisters who were former cafeteria workers are being charged with stealing nearly a half-million dollars from Connecticut schools in the past five years. More>>

Northern California man shoots, kills 3 kids and himself

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A father of four young children who was arrested twice this year on domestic violence complaints and barred from owning a firearm shot and killed three of his children and then himself. More>>

Vigil, marches mark anniversary of deadly far-right protest

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A day after tensions between police and activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia's campus, the city of Charlottesville plans to mark Sunday's anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. More>>

NASA sending spacecraft straight into sun's glittering crown

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NASA is sending a spacecraft on a voyage straight into the sun's glittering crown. More>>

Friendly tone belied desperate acts of Seattle plane thief Video included

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Aviation expert say one of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. More>>

Omarosa says she secretly taped her firing, plays audio

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Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman says she secretly taped her firing by White House chief of staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. More>>

Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend

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An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Keith Ellison says the Minnesota Democrat emotionally and physically abused her, allegations that Ellison denies. More>>

Nebraska inmate seeks new evidence in decades-old slayings

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A man convicted of a 1988 double murder in western Nebraska is seeking to reopen the case by using new technology to identify fingerprints left at the crime scene, even as a new documentary nearing completion calls into question his guilt. More>>

California fires may make homeowners insurance harder to get

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California's battle with wildfires may hurt availability, raise the cost of homeowners insurance. More>>

Billionaire drops quest to split California into 3 parts

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The billionaire behind a proposal to split California in three says he's giving up on the effort after the state Supreme Court knocked it off the November ballot. More>>

Doctors nudged by overdose letter prescribe fewer opioids

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In a novel experiment, doctors started prescribing fewer opioids after getting a letter from the medical examiner telling them of their patient's fatal overdose. More>>

School demolition crews unearth 124-year-old time capsule

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Construction crews tearing down a former middle school in Massachusetts unearth a 124-year-old time capsule. More>>

Cooler weather helps crews fight Southern California fire

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Aided by slightly cooler temperatures, firefighters are continuing to make progress as they work to subdue a wildfire that has burned across more than 35 square miles (91 kilometers) of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest. More>>

Education advocate aiming to unseat longtime Alaska rep

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Alaska education advocate Alyse Galvin is among the wave of women candidates hoping to be elected to the U.S. House this fall. More>>

Tesla CEO's buyout bid raises eyebrows, legal concerns

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Tesla CEO's attempt to escape Wall Street's pressure with buyout of electric car maker could bring new headaches. More>>

Wildfire victims among those stung by Trump's trade war

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President Donald Trump's tariffs on imported construction materials are making it more expensive to rebuild homes lost to wildfires and other natural disasters. More>>

Growing Spokane, Washington, sheds its sleepy city image

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Spokane is booming, with a hot real estate market, a fast-growing population and a rising arts and entertainment sector. More>>

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms Video included

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A large study of first-time moms finds inducing labor rather than waiting avoids cesarean delivery for some. More>>

Crews battle growing wildfire near homes in California

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Firefighters are working to curb a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in the foothills south of Los Angeles before gusty winds can return to drive its explosive growth. More>>

Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

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Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod. More>>

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

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Donors pouring money into the November midterm elections are putting cash into races in places they never have before to help Democrats. More>>

Ige wins Hawaii Democratic governor primary

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

The Latest: Ron Curtis wins Hawaii GOP nod for US Senate

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Former Congressman Ed Case says he believes his message that politicians in Washington need to work together resonated with voters. More>>

Find an eagle feather? US law says don't take it. Cuomo did

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently told a story about grabbing a feather shed by an eagle after it swooped past his family's canoe during an outing on an Adirondack lake. More>>

Huge Los Angeles gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

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A nearly $120 million settlement has been reached in litigation stemming from a leak at a Southern California storage field where a massive methane release forced thousands from their homes three years ago. More>>

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot Video included

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Alaska Airlines says there was an "unauthorized take-off" of an airplane and witnesses reported a jet being chased by military planes near Sea-Tac International Airport. More>>

GOP uncertain as Rep. Chris Collins ends re-election bid

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Republican U.S. Rep Chris Collins says he will no longer run for re-election after being charged with insider trading. More>>

Crews make progress battling Southern California wildfire

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Crews are working furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes south of Los Angeles while firefighters in the north have finally gained ground against destructive major blazes. More>>

Baltimore officer suspended after punching incident recorded

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A Baltimore police officer has been suspended after a video surfaced online showing him repeatedly punching a man and knocking him down over steps on a sidewalk. More>>

List grows of people said to know of Ohio St. doctor's abuse

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Several former students and student-athletes at Ohio State University have described sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of Dr. Richard Strauss, who worked at the university from 1978 until he retired in 1998. More>>

Ex-congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for US House

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Former Congressman Ed Case is the Democratic Party's nominee to represent Honolulu in the U.S. House. More>>

Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny

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Tesla CEO Musk taunts short sellers amid legal scrutiny, stock volatility. More>>

Wisconsin Democrats crowd in for chance to challenge Walker

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Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has warned for months about a "blue wave" this fall, and Tuesday's primary will settle which Democrat tries to ride it. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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The city of Charlottesville marked the anniversary of last summer's white supremacist violence that sent ripples through the country with largely peaceful vigils, but police had a brief confrontation with students angry over their heavy presence. More>>

The Latest: Family: Man who took plane was warm, gentle Video included

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Officials at Sea-Tac International Airport say an Alaska Airlines plane that was stolen by an airline employee and has crashed. More>>

Tense confrontation amid peaceful vigils in Charlottesville

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Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred that shocked the nation. More>>

New Mexico compound littered with ammunition, dirty diapers Video included

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A well-known imam whose three children were among the five adults arrested during a raid on a New Mexico compound says he doesn't understand why his son and the others disappeared into the desert. More>>

Morning surprise: Boa constrictor found under car hood

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Woah, it's a boa. More>>

Count of last Kansas governor primary ballots to stretch out

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The counting of the last ballots in the tight and contentious Republican primary for Kansas governor will stretch out over the next week and still might not settle the race. More>>

Last-minute technical problem delays NASA's flight to sun

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A last-minute technical problem has delayed NASA's unprecedented mission to the sun. More>>

Judge rejects plea deals in deadly Oakland warehouse fire

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Two men who accepted a plea deal in exchange for each pleading no contest to 36 counts of involuntary manslaughter in a California warehouse fire will likely be released from prison after serving just half their sentences. More>>

Man linked to reality TV star Bethenny Frankel found dead

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Authorities are investigating the suspected overdose death at Trump Tower of a man romantically linked to a reality TV star. More>>

Newspaper calls for war of words against Trump media attacks

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A Boston newspaper is calling for a coordinated editorial response to President Donald Trump's frequent attacks on the news media. More>>

Judge refuses to halt Nebraska's 1st execution since 1997

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A federal judge is allowing Nebraska to proceed with the state's first-ever lethal injection despite a pharmaceutical company's lawsuit that claims the state illicitly obtained its drugs. More>>

Kobach's take-no-prisoners style at forefront in Kansas race

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Secretaries of state from middle America aren't generally household names. Kansas' Kris Kobach is the exception. More>>

Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

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An aide to Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says Secretary of State Kris Kobach's promise to remove himself from further counting in their contested Republican primary race is not enough. More>>

Former All-Star pitcher Loaiza pleads guilty to drug charges

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Former All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza pleads guilty to possession of about 20 kilograms of cocaine with intent to distribute. More>>

Some of ex-Pennsylvania congressman's convictions tossed

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A federal appeals court has overturned an ex-Pennsylvania congressman's bribery convictions but has let stand numerous other counts. More>>

Judge rules against 3rd trial for US agent in fatal shooting

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A U.S. judge in Hawaii says a federal agent can't be tried a third time for shooting and killing a man in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant. More>>

Red-hot voyage to sun will bring us closer to our star

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Red-hot voyage to the sun is going to bring us closer to our star than ever before. More>>

Speech group: @realDonaldTrump still blocking Twitter foes

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A free speech group says President Donald Trump is still blocking dozens of people from his Twitter account despite a court's ruling that doing so violates the First Amendment. More>>

The Latest: Monsanto to appeal $289 million verdict

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A San Francisco jury has awarded $289 million to a former school groundskeeper who claimed Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer contributed to his terminal cancer. More>>

Prison for ex-banker who used data to steal from customers

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A New York City banker who hawked elderly customers' personal identifying information in a scheme to raid their accounts has been sentenced to four years in federal prison. More>>

Bodies, wreckage will not be recovered in Alaska crash

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The National Park Service has ended attempts to recover bodies and wreckage of a small airplane that crashed on a near-vertical mountain within Alaska's Denali National Park. More>>

St. Louis DA victory latest for Black Lives Matter movement

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Ouster of veteran St. Louis prosecutor latest victory for Black Lives Matter voters, activists focused on the ballot. More>>

Allegations of misconduct at seminary under investigation

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The archbishop of Boston has ordered an investigation into allegations of misconduct made by former seminarians. More>>

Florida Gov. wants proof from Sen. Nelson over hacking claim

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott is demanding that U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson provide proof to back up his statement that Russian operatives have penetrated some of his state's election systems. More>>

Yosemite to reopen Tuesday, 14 days after blaze choked air

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Yosemite National Park will reopen Tuesday, 14 days after a wildfire choked the park with smoke at the peak of tourist season. More>>

Man says he killed city worker over yard rule 'harassment'

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Authorities say a Utah man shot and killed a city worker enforcing rules requiring cleanup of trash and weeds. More>>

Nevada inmate linked to 1984 hammer killings near Denver

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Investigators in Colorado have charged a Nevada inmate with killing a woman and a family of three with a hammer in separate attacks in suburban Denver more than 30 years ago. More>>

No easy answers on best heart check-up for young athletes

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Large study of British teen soccer players finds in-depth heart screenings sometimes uncover athletes at risk of cardiac arrest _ but not always. More>>

The Latest: Manafort prosecutors expect to rest case Monday

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Prosecutors in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial say they expect to rest their case on Friday. More>>

FBI agent found not guilty of lying about gunshots

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An FBI agent has been found not guilty of lying about firing shots at a militia leader who participated in the armed takeover of an Oregon wildlife refuge.A jury on Friday returned the verdict on W. Joseph Astarita. More>>

Man accused in child's neglect death says charges unfair

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A Michigan man charged in the neglect death of his 10-month-old baby says he's unfairly charged and that seeking medical help is 'just as dangerous as not going.'. More>>

5th lawsuit filed against EPA over 2015 mine waste spill

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A fifth lawsuit has been filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over a mine waste spill the agency inadvertently triggered in 2015, polluting rivers in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. More>>

The Latest: Judge won't block upcoming Nebraska execution

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A federal judge is allowing Nebraska to proceed with the state's first-ever lethal injection despite a pharmaceutical company's lawsuit that claims the state illicitly obtained its drugs. More>>

Prosecutors: Father texted about baby found in river

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Prosecutors say a man who fled to Thailand after allegedly tossing his dead 7-month-old son into a river sent a chilling text the mother while he was on the run about the fate of her child. More>>

Granite marking Trump's New Hampshire primary win smashed

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First his Hollywood star, now his New Hampshire granite. More>>

Pennsylvania health aide sentenced for scalding disabled man

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A Pennsylvania health aide who authorities say poured scalding water on a disabled man in his care, leaving him with burns on 20 percent of his body has been sentenced to serve up to five years in prison. More>>

Bank of the West's environmental stand faces blowback

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Bank of the West divests from some fossil fuel investments but faces criticism in energy heavy states. More>>

14,000 fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas Video included

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California could be facing the worst wildfire season ever as some 18 gigantic blazes ravage the state _ and the historically worst months are still to come. More>>

APNewsBreak: Outsourcing critic's brand sells foreign parts

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Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun rails against foreign outsourcing on the campaign trail, even as his own company continues to sell its trademarked brand of auto accessories, many of which are made in China. More>>

Primary settles most races in Democrat dominated Hawaii

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Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year's major races. More>>

Texas lockup is epicenter of family immigration detention

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The Dilley family immigration lockup in rural south Texas has become an epicenter for immigration policies that the Trump administration has looked to tighten. More>>

Tennessee carries out its 1st execution in nearly a decade

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Tennessee set to execute its first inmate since 2009, man condemned for the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old girl he was babysitting. More>>

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

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A federal appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a top-selling pesticide chlorpyrifos on the market, despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure could harm babies' brains. More>>

Hoops coach pleads not guilty for punch that killed tourist

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Police say a college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his car window thinking it was his Uber ride. More>>

1st of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons released from space

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NASA and the Challenger Center have released the first of Christa McAuliffe's lost lessons from space. More>>

Governor's demand pushes Kobach out of Kansas vote count

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APNewsBreak: Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach's lead over Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican primary has been cut more than half after election officials discovered a mistake in the listing for one county's results in the state's tally. More>>

Rescue team rushes to help ailing orca spotted off Canada

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Teams of whale experts are racing out to sea to help an ailing young killer whale. More>>

For now, Army suspends discharges of immigrant recruits

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The U.S. Army has temporarily suspended discharges of immigrant reservists and recruits who were promised a pathway to citizenship when they enlisted,. More>>

Muslim cleric: Grandson found buried at New Mexico compound Video included

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A man who lives in the tiny New Mexico community where authorities found 11 hungry children and the body of a small boy at a compound recalls helping men at the site with electrical work. More>>

Anger, tears as families speak at warehouse fire sentencing

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Two men who pleaded no contest to 36 charges of involuntary manslaughter will face the family members of those who died in a fire at an illegally converted Northern California warehouse. More>>

Flames inch close to California homes as thousands evacuate Video included

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An intentionally set wildfire grew perilously close to homes in Southern California on Thursday as evacuation orders expanded to more than 20,000 residents, though some homeowners stayed behind to fend off the flames themselves. More>>

The Latest: Compound incident called anti-Muslim propaganda Video included

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The grandfather of a missing Georgia boy says the remains of the child were found buried at a desert compound in New Mexico. More>>

US wildlife boss departs after stirring fears on species law

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The head of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is stepping down after a 14-month tenure in which he proposed broad changes to rules governing protections for thousands of plant and animal species. More>>

Organic dairy farmers vow to compete in changing industry

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Small family operated organic dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out of business while large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding. More>>

Ex-judge: Michael Cohen raid items privilege review is over

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An ex-judge reviewing over 4 million items seized from President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer for attorney-client privilege says her work is finished. More>>

False missile alert plays key role in Hawaii governor race

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Gov. David Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa. More>>

City reviews policy after 11-year-old shocked with stun gun

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Cincinnati officials calling for changes to police policy after officer used a stun gun on an 11-year-old girl he suspected of shoplifting. More>>

Grand jury indicts 17-year-old in Texas school shooting

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Texas grand jury indicts 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people in May at a Houston-area high school. More>>

Former UFC champ says he was victim of Ohio State doctor

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Former UFC champion Mark Coleman says he's among the victims of a now-dead Ohio State team doctor who's been accused of sexual misconduct by more than 100 former students. More>>

Man charged in California wildfire refuses to go to court

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An initial court appearance has been delayed for a man charged with starting a Southern California wildfire that has burned 12 cabins and forced at least 20,000 people from their homes. More>>

Dallas mayor pro tem pleads guilty to accepting bribes

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Federal prosecutors say Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway accepted more than $450,000 in kickbacks and bribes, through gambling, trips to Las Vegas and other cities, and a phony consulting agreement. More>>

Oklahoma teen to serve 5 life terms for killing family

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A 19-year-old Oklahoma man convicted of stabbing his parents and three siblings to death has been sentenced to consecutive five life terms in prison. More>>

School massacre relatives want school board ousted Video included

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Prosecutors release hours of video interrogation of Florida's high school shooting suspect showing young man slouching, punching himself and speaking about a voice he says he has heard inside his head for years. More>>

Texas opens investigation of reported immigrant child death

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Texas officials say they can't investigate reports of a child dying after being released from a U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement facility because they don't have a name. More>>

History shared but unreconciled in city's Confederate statue Video included

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In Tuskegee, Alabama, where a statue honoring Confederate soldiers has stood for more than a century, history is shared but unreconciled. More>>

Nevada death-row inmate on legal delays: 'Just get it done'

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A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has twice been postponed said the legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out. More>>

Puerto Rico: 1,400 died from hurricane but toll still at 64

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Puerto Rico has conceded that Hurricane Maria killed more than 1,400 people on the island last year and not just the 64 in the official death toll. More>>

Immigration raids in Nebraska, Minnesota target businesses Video included

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A large federal law enforcement operation has targeted businesses in Nebraska and Minnesota that officials say knowingly hired _ and mistreated _ immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally. More>>

The Latest: Congressman to remain on ballot despite charges Video included

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Republican Rep. Chris Collins says he will remain on the ballot running for re-election in New York as he fights charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. More>>

Testing finds flaws with car electronic car safety systems

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Cars and trucks with electronic driver assist systems may not see stopped vehicles and could even steer you into a crash if you're not paying attention, an insurance industry group warns. More>>

The Latest: Attorney questions allegation in compound case Video included

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Prosecutors say in court documents that the father of a missing Georgia boy was training children at a New Mexico compound to commit school shootings. More>>

Brad Pitt says he has given Jolie Pitt millions since split

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Brad Pitt says he has given estranged wife Angelina Jolie Pitt $1.3 million and lent her millions more since their separation two years ago. More>>

Man at compound accused of training kids for school attacks Video included

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Investigators say they found the remains of an unidentified young boy after raiding a compound in New Mexico, where they suspect a father had taken his severely disabled son after abducting him in Georgia. More>>

San Francisco's wild parrots branching out throughout city

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San Francisco's famous birds immortalized in the book and movie "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill" are now roosting in several neighborhoods throughout the city. More>>

Sons feel mixed emotions after NKorea returns dad's dog tag

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Sons who barely knew father missing in Korean War feel mixed emotions after North Korea returns his dog tag. More>>

Famous Nevada pimp running for office loses brothel license

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Brothel owner turned politician Dennis Hof has lost his license for one of his brothels after failing to apply for a renewal and pay fees on time. More>>

Concern in Arkansas town highlights trade fears in US states

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State and local officials in Arkansas are scrambling to preserve development deals with Chinese companies amid President Donald Trump's escalating tariff battle. More>>

Chicago-area megachurch elders resign over groping scandal

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The leadership of a massive Chicago-area evangelical church is stepping down and has apologized to women who accused the church's founder of sexual harassment. More>>

NYC moves to rein in Uber with cap on ride-hail vehicles

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New York City is poised to become the first major U.S. city to impose a cap on Uber and other app-based ride-hailing services. More>>

Palestinian-American candidate is source of West Bank pride

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The Michigan primary victory of Rashida Tlaib, who is expected to become the first Muslim woman and Palestinian-American to serve in the U.S. Congress, triggered an outpouring of joy in her ancestral village on Wednesday. More>>

Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer's sex assault conviction

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An appeals court has rejected a former Stanford University swimmer's bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault conviction. More>>

Trump can keep legal reasons for shrinking monuments secret

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A judge says the U.S. government doesn't have to turn over documents to an environmental law firm about legal arguments behind President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments. More>>

Experts question benefits of fluoride-free toothpaste

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Fluoride-free doesn't mean cavity-free, dental experts say. New study backs them up. More>>

Deputies: Arrest made in lemonade stand stickup

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Deputies in North Carolina have arrested a suspect who they say robbed a 9-year-old lemonade vendor of $17. More>>

Returned Korean War dog tag belonged to Army medic

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The lone military identification tag that North Korea provided with 55 boxes of human remains last month belonged to Army Master Sgt. Charles H. McDaniel of Indiana. More>>

Alaska ranger recounts hanging from rope above crashed plane

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A mountain ranger who dangled from a rope tied to a helicopter risked his life to reach a deadly sightseeing plane crash in Alaska. More>>

Emergency declared ahead of Charlottesville anniversary

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the city of Charlottesville have proactively declared a state of emergency ahead of the one-year anniversary of a violent white nationalist rally in Virginia that left a woman dead and dozens more injured. More>>

Video shows massacre suspect slouched, punching self in face Video included

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Prosecutors release hours of video interrogation of Florida's high school shooting suspect, footage showing the young man slouching in a chair, being repeatedly urged to speak louder and punching himself in face when he is alone. More>>

Washington state Democrats see 3 GOP House seats in view

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Democrats are celebrating early returns in three congressional races in Washington state's primary election. More>>

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

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A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer. More>>

Father blames 'stand your ground' in son's parking-lot death

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Father of slain black man says Florida's polarizing "stand your ground" self-defense law is to blame for his son's killing. More>>

4 years after Ferguson, white prosecutor ousted by black man

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Four years after the deadly police shooting that triggered racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a black city councilman has scored an election upset and ousted the white prosecutor criticized over his handling of the case. More>>

The Green Big Apple: New Yorkers document the city's plants

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New Yorkers are helping scientists catalog the city's wild plants, one photo at a time. More>>