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(Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during closing arguments in Oklahoma's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, in Norman, Okla. An Oklahoma judge is ex... (Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File). FILE - In this July 15, 2019, file photo, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter speaks during closing arguments in Oklahoma's ongoing opioid drug lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, in Norman, Okla. An Oklahoma judge is ex...

Oklahoma judge to deliver judgment in state's opioid lawsuit

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An Oklahoma judge is expected to rule in the first state case to go to trial accusing an opioid drugmaker of being responsible for the devastating consequences of addiction to painkillers. More>>

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Former NY congressman denies sex abuse allegations

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A lawyer for former U.S. Rep. Gary Ackerman is denying allegations in a lawsuit accusing him of being a sexual "predator.". More>>

Planned Parenthood asks judge to pause Missouri abortion law

(Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, a motorist enters Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. Critics of new abortion restrictions in Missouri are headed to court... (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File). FILE - In this June 21, 2019, file photo, a motorist enters Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. Critics of new abortion restrictions in Missouri are headed to court...
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Critics of new abortion restrictions in Missouri are headed to court to try to block the law from taking effect on Wednesday. More>>

Legal questions loom as Harvey Weinstein case nears trial

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein’s lawyers want the trial over the sexual assault case against the disgraced movie mogul moved from New York Cit... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein’s lawyers want the trial over the sexual assault case against the disgraced movie mogul moved from New York Cit...
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Can Harvey Weinstein get a fair trial in the world's media capital?. More>>

Virginia marks 400th anniversary of slave ship arrival

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Terry E. Brown, Superintendent of the Fort Monroe National Monument poses next to a historical marker that signifies the spot of the first landing of Africans in America 400 years ago at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., Thursday, A... (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Terry E. Brown, Superintendent of the Fort Monroe National Monument poses next to a historical marker that signifies the spot of the first landing of Africans in America 400 years ago at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Va., Thursday, A...
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and other state officials are observing the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago. More>>

Oregon defends past nonunanimous jury verdicts to high court

(AP Photo/Don Ryan, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum poses for a photo at her office in Portland, Ore. Oregon's attorney general is telling the U.S. Supreme Court that Oregon's criminal justice sys... (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2016 file photo, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum poses for a photo at her office in Portland, Ore. Oregon's attorney general is telling the U.S. Supreme Court that Oregon's criminal justice sys...
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Oregon's attorney general tells the U.S. Supreme Court that Oregon's criminal justice system would be 'overwhelmed' if the nation's highest court rules that nonunanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional. More>>

Illinois patient's death may be first in US tied to vaping

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Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping. More>>

New online tool to track Chicago gun suspects draws fire

(Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File). FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo Chicago Police officers investigate the scene where a man was shot in the Fuller Park neighborhood of Chicago. A dispute over an online Chicago police database th... (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, File). FILE - In this June 3, 2019, file photo Chicago Police officers investigate the scene where a man was shot in the Fuller Park neighborhood of Chicago. A dispute over an online Chicago police database th...
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A dispute over an online Chicago police database that keeps track of people accused of gun-related crimes stems from a larger disagreement over changes to the city's bond system. More>>

Authorities: Los Angeles deputy lied about sniper assault

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Authorities say a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who said he was shot in a station parking lot was lying. More>>

California sails toward biggest salmon harvest in years

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California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state's historic drought. More>>

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

(AP Photo/Michelle L. Price). Terrie Dietrich, left, and her daughter Erin Cross, talk in Dietrich’s home in Henderson, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. “Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but majorities say they’d prefer building on “Obamacare” t... (AP Photo/Michelle L. Price). Terrie Dietrich, left, and her daughter Erin Cross, talk in Dietrich’s home in Henderson, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. “Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but majorities say they’d prefer building on “Obamacare” t...
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Democratic voters look at pragmatic approaches on health care amid weakening support for 'Medicare for All'. More>>

Cheap combo pill cuts heart, stroke risks, study finds

(AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi). FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. According to a study published in the British journal Lancet on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, researchers say ... (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi). FILE - In this Nov. 5, 2018 file photo, a drugstore employee reaches for medicine from shelf in downtown Tehran, Iran. According to a study published in the British journal Lancet on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, researchers say ...
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Cheap daily pill that combines four drugs cut the risk of heart attacks, strokes and heart failure, study finds. More>>

Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm

(AP Photo/Scott Sonner). This photo taken July 11, 2019 shows damage caused by a natural gas explosion at Argenta Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. That dormitory and the neighboring Nye Hall we be closed all school year so roughly ... (AP Photo/Scott Sonner). This photo taken July 11, 2019 shows damage caused by a natural gas explosion at Argenta Hall on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. That dormitory and the neighboring Nye Hall we be closed all school year so roughly ...
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University of Nevada, Reno officials have leased a downtown casino hotel tower for a year and turned it into a dorm for 1,300 students after a July 5 gas explosion shut down their two biggest residence halls. There's been less opposition than expected. More>>

Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is meeting in Austin with officials from Google, Twitter and Facebook to discuss ways of combatting extremism in light of the recent mass shooting in El Paso that reportedly targeted Mexicans. More>>

Football victory a salve for devastated California town

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Paradise running back Lucas Hartley, center right, celebrates with teammate Kasten Ortiz after scoring the first touchdown of the year for the team in their high school football game against Williams, in Paradise, Calif., F... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Paradise running back Lucas Hartley, center right, celebrates with teammate Kasten Ortiz after scoring the first touchdown of the year for the team in their high school football game against Williams, in Paradise, Calif., F...
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Thousands of people who lost their homes in a deadly Northern California wildfire have returned to the town for the local football team's first game since the blaze. More>>

Cyberattacks on Texas cities put other governments on guard

(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other lo... (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez). Signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other lo...
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Cyberattacks that recently crippled nearly two dozen Texas cities have put other local governments on guard. More>>

Married only minutes, Texas newlyweds killed in crash

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A Texas newlywed couple still wearing a suit and wedding dress was killed in a collision with a truck just minutes after they were married. More>>

DOJ: Immigration facility shouldn't have to pay minimum wage

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The Trump administration is opposing Washington state's effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration jail pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. More>>

Special prosecutor named to look into Jussie Smollett case

(AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a speci... (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File). FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. An Illinois judge seems close to appointing a speci...
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A Chicago judge has named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. More>>

Man gets life for 1998 killing after confessions met doubt

(Adam Fondren/The Billings Gazette via AP). In this Feb., 15, 2019 photo, Zachary David O'Neill, left, walks into court with his lawyer Kris Copenhaver for his arraignment on charges of attempted murder and rape in Billings, Mont. On Friday, Aug. 23, 2... (Adam Fondren/The Billings Gazette via AP). In this Feb., 15, 2019 photo, Zachary David O'Neill, left, walks into court with his lawyer Kris Copenhaver for his arraignment on charges of attempted murder and rape in Billings, Mont. On Friday, Aug. 23, 2...
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A man whose confessions to the 1998 murder of a Montana video store clerk were initially met with skepticism from authorities is now facing life in prison. More>>

Streak ends: US men's basketball falls to Australia, 98-94

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Upset down under: USA Basketball's 78-game winning streak ends in 98-94 defeat to Australia in World Cup tune-up. More>>

Florida man convicted in parking lot shooting of black man

(Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File). FILE - In a  Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Michael Drejka sits in court during a bond hearing at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla.  Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a disp... (Jim Damaske/Tampa Bay Times via AP, File). FILE - In a Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Michael Drejka sits in court during a bond hearing at the Pinellas County Justice Center in Clearwater, Fla. Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a disp...
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A Florida jury has convicted a white man of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in a dispute over a handicapped parking spot. More>>

Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures

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Alaska fisheries officials say widespread salmon deaths likely are tied to river water heated by the state's record high summer temperatures. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts add parking spot to space station

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Spacewalking astronauts are adding another parking spot to the International Space Station. More>>

Judge orders woman in Capital One case to remain in custody

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, a man walks across the street from a Capital One location in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors say Paige Thompson, the woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other org... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2019, file photo, a man walks across the street from a Capital One location in San Francisco. Federal prosecutors say Paige Thompson, the woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other org...
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U.S. prosecutors say a woman accused of hacking Capital One and at least 30 other organizations is a flight risk, a threat and should be kept locked up until her trial. More>>

Former Houston police officer charged with murder over raid

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Prosecutors have charged a former Houston police officer with felony murder in connection with a deadly January drug raid that killed a couple and injured several officers. More>>

Plan allows drilling, grazing near national monument in Utah

(Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, File). FILE - This July 9, 2017 file photo, shows a view of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. The U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around the Utah national monument that... (Spenser Heaps/The Deseret News via AP, File). FILE - This July 9, 2017 file photo, shows a view of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah. The U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around the Utah national monument that...
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The U.S. government's final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized is light on new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there. More>>

The Latest: Football team wins 1st game after 2018 fire

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Paradise defeated Williams High School 42-0 at Om Wraith Field on Friday in front of thousands of people that packed the stadium. More>>

Illinois trooper serving warrant dies from gunshot wounds

(Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A police officer in tactical gear stands positioned near an Illinois State Police S.W.A.T. vehicle outside a building on 42nd Street near Van Buren Avenue, on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in East St. Louis, I... (Christian Gooden/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP). A police officer in tactical gear stands positioned near an Illinois State Police S.W.A.T. vehicle outside a building on 42nd Street near Van Buren Avenue, on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in East St. Louis, I...
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An Illinois State Police trooper died from wounds suffered early Friday while executing a search warrant in East St. Louis. More>>

APNewsBreak: Accusers in Ohio State doctor scandal top 300

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Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the number of accusers has topped 300. More>>

Work on more border wall starts in Arizona, New Mexico

(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). Workers break ground on new border wall construction about 20 miles west of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, Aug. 23, 2019. The wall visible on the left was built in 2018 with money allocated by Congress, while the new construction... (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). Workers break ground on new border wall construction about 20 miles west of Santa Teresa, New Mexico, Aug. 23, 2019. The wall visible on the left was built in 2018 with money allocated by Congress, while the new construction...
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Work crews in Arizona and New Mexico forged ahead with construction of taller border fencing funded through a national emergency declaration by President Donald Trump. More>>

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

(AP Photo/Eric Gay). Gun rights advocates gather outside the Texas Capitol where Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a round table discussion, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Abbott is meeting in Austin with officials from Google, Twitter and Facebo... (AP Photo/Eric Gay). Gun rights advocates gather outside the Texas Capitol where Texas Gov. Greg Abbott held a round table discussion, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Austin, Texas. Abbott is meeting in Austin with officials from Google, Twitter and Facebo...
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Texas' muscular gun-rights lobby is pushing back against calls to look into whether the state should tighten some firearms laws after a gunman killed 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. More>>

Clarification: Nicholas Sparks-Lawsuit story

(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening in Los Angeles. The trial is getting underway, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in a lawsuit that accuses Sparks of de... (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening in Los Angeles. The trial is getting underway, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in a lawsuit that accuses Sparks of de...
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A federal jury is deciding whether the former head of a private Christian school that novelist Nicholas Sparks founded in his North Carolina hometown was unjustly fired, then slandered when the author said the educator suffered from mental illness. More>>

Nebraska court upholds state's approval of pipeline path

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File). FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo is a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" placed in a field near Bradshaw, Neb.  Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline ... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File). FILE - In this March 11, 2013, file photo is a sign reading "Stop the Transcanada Pipeline" placed in a field near Bradshaw, Neb. Nebraska's highest court lifted one of the last major hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline ...
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Nebraska's highest court has rejected another attempt to derail the Keystone XL pipeline that could have forced the developer to reapply for state approval and delayed the $8 billion project yet again. More>>

Fans choose sides in the 'Chicken Sandwich War' of our time

(AP Photo/Eric Gay). Randy Estrada holds up his chicken sandwiches at a Popeyes, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Kyle, Texas. After Popeyes added a crispy chicken sandwich to their fast-fast menu, the hierarchy of chicken sandwiches in America was rattled,... (AP Photo/Eric Gay). Randy Estrada holds up his chicken sandwiches at a Popeyes, Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Kyle, Texas. After Popeyes added a crispy chicken sandwich to their fast-fast menu, the hierarchy of chicken sandwiches in America was rattled,...
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A nation already polarized finds itself divided once again, but this time, politics has nothing to do with it: The blame lies squarely on a fried piece of poultry. More>>

School district bans trainings based on gender differences

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A New Jersey school district won't use teacher training methods that stress gender differences or suggest boys and girls learn differently. More>>

Western states oppose plan to charge for US reservoir water

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Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More>>

2 top researchers quitting MIT Media Lab over Epstein ties

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A member of Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Media Lab says he plans to resign over revelations the lab took money from Jeffrey Epstein. More>>

Teacher shortage, protests complicate educator pay dynamics

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal is photographed in her classroom Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Across the country, teachers and school districts alike are grappling with the latest political and economic reali... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). First-grade teacher Hillary Madrigal is photographed in her classroom Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Across the country, teachers and school districts alike are grappling with the latest political and economic reali...
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Across the country, teachers and school districts alike are grappling with the latest political and economic realities of educator pay. More>>

Memorials for former governor Blanco move to her Cajun home

(AP Photo/Michael Democker, Pool). Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco lies in state in the state capitol rotunda in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Thursday was the first of three days of public events to honor Blanco, the state... (AP Photo/Michael Democker, Pool). Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco lies in state in the state capitol rotunda in Baton Rouge, La., Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Thursday was the first of three days of public events to honor Blanco, the state...
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Memorial events honoring former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco are shifting to Cajun country, her beloved home region. More>>

Iowa man who killed top golfer from Spain gets life sentence

(Iowa) Jail via AP, File). FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Story County Jail in Nevada, Iowa, shows Collin Richards.  Richards, who killed a former Iowa State University golfer has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of ... (Iowa) Jail via AP, File). FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Story County Jail in Nevada, Iowa, shows Collin Richards. Richards, who killed a former Iowa State University golfer has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of ...
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The man who killed a former Iowa State University golfer from Spain has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. More>>

Family of first enslaved Africans in America marks 400 years

(L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP). The Hampton History Museum has created an exhibit, The 1619 Arrival, that tells the stories of the first Africans who landed at Point Comfort in 1619. (L. Todd Spencer/The Virginian-Pilot via AP). The Hampton History Museum has created an exhibit, The 1619 Arrival, that tells the stories of the first Africans who landed at Point Comfort in 1619.
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A family that traces its bloodline to America's first enslaved Africans will gather at its cemetery to reflect on their arrival 400 years ago. More>>

Serial killer who preyed on gay men executed in Florida

(Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown.  Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019,  ... (Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, ...
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A serial killer who preyed on older, gay men during a spree that left six dead on or near the U.S. East Coast 25 years ago is scheduled to be executed at Florida State Prison. More>>

'Peace park' removes United Nations flag after objections

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 photo, Lewis Randa, of Duxbury, Mass., displays a United Nations flag while standing near a bronze statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, behind right, at the Pacifist Memorial, in... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 photo, Lewis Randa, of Duxbury, Mass., displays a United Nations flag while standing near a bronze statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi, behind right, at the Pacifist Memorial, in...
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A 'peace park' in a Boston suburb has been forced to take down a United Nations flag after residents objected. More>>

Light rail train derailment injures dozens in California

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Authorities say there are nearly two dozen people injured after a light rail train derailed in Sacramento. More>>

AP-NORC poll: 62% disapprove of how Trump's handling his job

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). In this Aug. 21, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, as he returns from Louisville, Ky. A new poll finds about 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s overall job perf... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). In this Aug. 21, 2019 photo, President Donald Trump arrives at the White House in Washington, as he returns from Louisville, Ky. A new poll finds about 6 in 10 Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s overall job perf...
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AP-NORC poll: Trump approval still weak despite good economy. More>>

Reported illness among vapers reaches 150 possible cases

(AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Offic... (AP Photo/Steven Senne). In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, Marshfield High School Principal Robert Keuther displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students in such places as restrooms or hallways at the school in Marshfield, Mass. Offic...
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Officials are now looking into more than 150 possible cases of breathing illness in people who vape. More>>

Weinstein to be rearraigned as DA seeks actress's testimony

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. A lawyer for Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, ... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File). FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. A lawyer for Weinstein has asked that the disgraced movie mogul's upcoming criminal trial be moved out of New York City, ...
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Harvey Weinstein is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on a new indictment as prosecutors seek to have jurors hear from an actress who's accused him of a 1993 rape. More>>

Suspect in California campus killing was co-worker

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Police say a suspect has been arrested in the stabbing death of a man at California State University, Fullerton campus. More>>

Man's confessions in 1998 murder met doubt, now faces life

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More than 17 years after he slashed the throat of a teenager working at Montana video rental store, confessed killer Zachary O'Neill says guilt overcame him and he tried to own up to the crime. More>>

Man charged in death of Detroit girl attacked by 3 dogs

(Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP). Two boys watch as a Detroit police officer investigates a fatal dog attack on a young girl who later died of her injuries in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after the a... (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP). Two boys watch as a Detroit police officer investigates a fatal dog attack on a young girl who later died of her injuries in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after the a...
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A man has been charged in the death of a 9-year-old Detroit girl, who was mauled by three dogs despite rescue efforts by neighbors, her father and emergency responders. More>>

Guidelines say more women may need breast cancer gene test

(Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP). FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, th... (Ewa Krawczyk/National Cancer Institute via AP). FILE - This undated fluorescence-colored microscope image made available by the National Institutes of Health in September 2016 shows a culture of human breast cancer cells. On Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019, th...
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New guidelines say more women may benefit from gene testing for hereditary breast or ovarian cancer. More>>

Hispanic journalist group returns Fox News conference money

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The nation's largest Hispanic journalist group is rescinding Fox News' sponsorship of its upcoming annual conference in Texas and returning nearly $17,000 to the network in response to a radio host's comments about Latino immigrants. More>>

Yeshiva University hit with sexual abuse lawsuit

(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Barry Singer, left, David Bressler, center, and Jay Goldberg, right, who say they were sexually abused while they were students at Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (MTA)—also known as Yeshiva University High School for Boys i... (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews). Barry Singer, left, David Bressler, center, and Jay Goldberg, right, who say they were sexually abused while they were students at Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy (MTA)—also known as Yeshiva University High School for Boys i...
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Thirty-eight former students of a Manhattan high school operated by Yeshiva University are suing the university over their claims they were sexually abused. More>>

North Dakota agency disregarded policy on spill reporting

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North Dakota's Health Department disregarded its own policy in updating the volume of 2015 pipeline spill at a natural gas processing plant, and it remains unclear whether promised quarterly inspections of the site have been done as cleanup continued. More>>

Construction on Arizona replacement border barrier begins

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Construction on a 2-mile portion of replacement fencing funded by President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration has begun in southern Arizona, one of several projects that will build hundreds of miles of new and replacement barriers. More>>

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Trump is returning from Louisville, Ky., where he spoke to the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Con... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. Trump is returning from Louisville, Ky., where he spoke to the American Veterans (AMVETS) 75th National Con...
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Trump scraps effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved. More>>

Weedmaps to stop advertising unlicensed pot businesses

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The major online pot shop directory and cannabis marketplace Weedmaps says it will no longer allow unlicensed marijuana businesses to advertise on its site. More>>

Employee charged in California hotel shooting threat

(Long Beach Police Department via AP). This undated photo released Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 by the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department shows weapons and ammunition seized from a cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel who allegedly threatened a mass shootin... (Long Beach Police Department via AP). This undated photo released Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019 by the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department shows weapons and ammunition seized from a cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel who allegedly threatened a mass shootin...
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A Long Beach hotel worker who allegedly had an arsenal at his home has been charged with threatening a mass shooting at his workplace. More>>

Jewish groups speaking out against Trump immigration policy

(AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2019, file photo, protesters assembled by a majority Jewish group called Never Again Is Now walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall in Philadelphia. A fledgling coalitio... (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2019, file photo, protesters assembled by a majority Jewish group called Never Again Is Now walk through traffic as they make their way to Independence Mall in Philadelphia. A fledgling coalitio...
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From fiery protests outside detention centers in Texas, New Jersey and Rhode Island to a blockade of an Amazon store in New York, a fledgling coalition of liberal Jewish groups is speaking out against the Trump administration's immigration policies. More>>

Walmart to revamp, reopen El Paso store after mass shooting

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Walmart says it will reopen its El Paso store where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting this month, but only after the entire interior of the store is rebuilt. More>>

Shooter at large after LA deputy shot at sheriff's station

(KABC-TV via AP). This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a sheriff's department helicopter with a sniper in an open door searching for a gunman at large in Lancaster, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The mayor of Lancaster says a depu... (KABC-TV via AP). This photo taken from video provided by KABC-TV shows a sheriff's department helicopter with a sniper in an open door searching for a gunman at large in Lancaster, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019. The mayor of Lancaster says a depu...
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A shooter remains at large after wounding a Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy in a station parking lot in the Mojave Desert city of Lancaster. More>>

Jet catches fire in Northern California; 10 aboard unhurt

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Small jet bursts into flames while taking off from small Northern California airport; all 10 on board escape injury. More>>

Hemsworth seeks to divorce Cyrus after 7 months of marriage

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, April 22, 2019, file photo, Liam Hemsworth, left, and Miley Cyrus arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorc... (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, April 22, 2019, file photo, Liam Hemsworth, left, and Miley Cyrus arrive at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorc...
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Liam Hemsworth is seeking a divorce from Miley Cyrus after seven months of marriage. More>>

Report alleges sex abuse by 40 Vermont priests since 1950

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A new report from Vermont's Roman Catholic Church says there were "credible and substantiated" allegations of the sexual abuse of minors against 40 priests in the state between 1950 and today. More>>

Epstein may have gamed the system from beyond the grave

(New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File). FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The will that Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide on Aug. 10... (New York State Sex Offender Registry via AP, File). FILE - This March 28, 2017, file photo, provided by the New York State Sex Offender Registry, shows Jeffrey Epstein. The will that Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide on Aug. 10...
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The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed just two days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million in assets in a trust fund that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages. More>>

Shark bites woman twice while she is swimming in Hawaii bay

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Hawaii authorities say that a woman was bitten twice by a 6-foot shark while swimming in a Big Island bay. More>>

North Carolina man exonerated by panel in 1979 dorm slaying

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A three-judge panel rules a mentally ill man who was convicted of killing a North Carolina college student 40 years ago is innocent; prison officials preparing for his release. More>>

2 drug companies settle with counties in opioid-crisis suit

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Endo Pharmaceuticals says it has reached a settlement in its claims with the first two Ohio counties set to go to trial in the national opioid lawsuit. More>>

Ransomware attack hits more than 20 Texas local governments

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Texas authorities say more than 20 local governments are facing a coordinated ransomware attack. More>>

Mistrial declared for man accused of eating ex's body parts

(Clark County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Clark County, Ind., Sheriff's Office shows Joseph Oberhansley. Jury selection has begun Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 in suburban Indianapolis, in the Hamilton County seat of Noble... (Clark County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Clark County, Ind., Sheriff's Office shows Joseph Oberhansley. Jury selection has begun Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 in suburban Indianapolis, in the Hamilton County seat of Noble...
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A judge has declared a mistrial for a southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body. More>>

New Orleans says goodbye to storyteller and her story

(Jim Pennison/WVUE via AP). This August 2019 photo provided by WVUE shows WVUE reporter Nancy Parker. Parker died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 when a small plane flown by pilot Franklin Augustus crashed shortly after takeoff from Lakefront Airport. A memorial... (Jim Pennison/WVUE via AP). This August 2019 photo provided by WVUE shows WVUE reporter Nancy Parker. Parker died Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 when a small plane flown by pilot Franklin Augustus crashed shortly after takeoff from Lakefront Airport. A memorial...
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New Orleans is still saying goodbye to a beloved local TV anchor-woman and a respected local stunt pilot who promoted anti-drug messages at local schools. More>>

Trump's fake accent angers Asian Americans as they veer left

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, center, meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in before the Northeast Asia Security dinner at the U.S... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this July 6, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, center, meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in before the Northeast Asia Security dinner at the U.S...
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President Donald Trump recently rankled many Asian Americans when he reportedly mocked the accents of two Asian heads of state. More>>

Twitter shuts Chinese accounts targeting Hong Kong protests

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, wh... (AP Photo/Kin Cheung). Protesters attend a rally at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019. Heavy rain fell on tens of thousands of umbrella-toting protesters Sunday as they marched from a packed park and filled a major road in Hong Kong, wh...
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Twitter has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were linked to the Chinese government and a disinformation campaign targeting the protests in Hong Kong. More>>

Texas executes man in 1998 slaying of college student

(Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Larry Swearingen. Swearingen, a Texas death row inmate who has long maintained his innocence, is facing execution for the abduc... (Texas Department of Criminal Justice via AP). This undated photo provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice shows Larry Swearingen. Swearingen, a Texas death row inmate who has long maintained his innocence, is facing execution for the abduc...
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Texas has executed a man who maintained his innocence in the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. More>>

Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death

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A police supervisor has agreed to give up 20 vacation days to settle a disciplinary case stemming from the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. More>>

LA Opera names lawyer to lead Placido Domingo investigation

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Los Angeles Opera says it will immediately open a 'thorough and independent investigation' into allegations of sexual harassment against the opera star Placido Domingo. More>>

Kayakers get up close with collapsing Alaska glacier

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Footage from an Alaska kayaking trip shows a sudden and up-close look at a collapsing glacier. More>>

Must West Virginia governor live in capital? Suit continues

(Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald via AP, file). FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier Resort, speaks to members of Team Greenbrier during a news conference in front of the hotel in White Sulphur Springs W.Va. Can ... (Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald via AP, file). FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier Resort, speaks to members of Team Greenbrier during a news conference in front of the hotel in White Sulphur Springs W.Va. Can ...
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Can West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice be forced to live in the state capital? A persistent lawsuit seeking to do just that is heading back to court. More>>

Atlanta college students fear for safety day after 4 shot

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A shooting at a block party near Clark Atlanta University has left four female college students injured with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. More>>

Pilot says he had to bring down plane while cameras rolled

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The pilot of a small plane that malfunctioned says he believes bad gasoline forced him to ditch the aircraft into the ocean off the Northern California coast. More>>

Not a 'tattooed guy': Larry Bird mural will be changed

(AP Photo/Darron Cummings). A mural of former NBA star Larry Bird is seen on the side of a multi-family residence in Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Indianapolis. Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tatts. Bird's attorney, Gary Sallee,... (AP Photo/Darron Cummings). A mural of former NBA star Larry Bird is seen on the side of a multi-family residence in Fountain Square, Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, in Indianapolis. Larry Bird likes the mural but not the tatts. Bird's attorney, Gary Sallee,...
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An artist says she'll remove most tattoos from a large painting of Larry Bird on an Indianapolis multi-family residence. More>>

Detectives: 1994 technology slowed search for serial killer

(Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown.  Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019,  ... (Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, ...
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Detectives who investigated a string of 1994 slayings committed by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles say they probably could have stopped him sooner if they had had today's technology. More>>

McCain's family fights to define legacy of civility, service

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, pauses as his wife, Cindy McCain, looks at him on stage after giving his victory speech as he announces his win over Democratic chall... (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., right, pauses as his wife, Cindy McCain, looks at him on stage after giving his victory speech as he announces his win over Democratic chall...
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The family of the late Sen. John McCain says it wants to build a library on land donated by Arizona State University to house his archives and provide a 'gathering place' for respectful dialogue. More>>

Blooms, beasts affected as Alaska records hottest month

(AP Photo/Dan Joling). Junar Lim takes photos of Ziah Lim, left, and Arsenia Lim, all of Cavite, the Philippines, at gardens in Town Square in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Alaska recorded its warmest month ever in July and hot, dry weath... (AP Photo/Dan Joling). Junar Lim takes photos of Ziah Lim, left, and Arsenia Lim, all of Cavite, the Philippines, at gardens in Town Square in Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. Alaska recorded its warmest month ever in July and hot, dry weath...
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Federal weather experts say Alaska just went through its warmest month ever. More>>

Planned Parenthood leaves federal family planning program

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File). FILE- In this June 4, 2019, file photo, a Planned Parenthood clinic is photographed in St. Louis.
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Planned Parenthood says it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions. More>>

Watchdog warns of 'alarming' conditions in Nebraska prison

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A Nebraska prisons watchdog has issued a warning about "alarming" conditions driven by staffing shortages and record overtime at the Nebraska State Penitentiary in Lincoln. More>>

Kansas fights claim of man wrongly imprisoned for 23 years

(Tammy Ljungblad /The Kansas City Star via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Lamonte McIntyre, left, who was imprisoned for 23 years for a 1994 double murder in Kansas that he always said he didn't commit, walks out of a courthouse i... (Tammy Ljungblad /The Kansas City Star via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2017, file photo, Lamonte McIntyre, left, who was imprisoned for 23 years for a 1994 double murder in Kansas that he always said he didn't commit, walks out of a courthouse i...
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Kansas is fighting the compensation claim of a man who spent 23 years in prison for a double homicide before a court vacated his convictions. More>>

Anti-vaccine activist shoves California lawmaker

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An anti-vaccine activist has been cited for assault after pushing a California lawmaker on a sidewalk near the Capitol. More>>

US says 2 troops killed in combat in Afghanistan

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NATO force says 2 US service members killed in Afghanistan, giving no details. More>>

After school Nazi salute video, more racist videos emerge

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School officials in Orange County, California, are reopening an investigation into a group of high school students seen on video giving Nazi salutes last year after more racist images surfaced. More>>

Philly police head resigns as bias suit roils department

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. A gunman, identified as Maurice Hill, wounded six police officers before surrendering early Thu... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross speaks during a news conference at City Hall in Philadelphia, Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019. A gunman, identified as Maurice Hill, wounded six police officers before surrendering early Thu...
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The mayor of Philadelphia says the police commissioner is resigning over new allegations of sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against others in the department. More>>

Georgia voters challenge legality of new election system

(AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File). FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace th... (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File). FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2018 file photo, people cast their ballots ahead of the Nov. 6, general election at Jim Miller Park in Marietta, Ga. Georgia election officials have little room for error as they work to replace th...
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Georgia Voters who want hand-marked paper ballots are challenging the legality of the state's new voting system. More>>

Suspect in Utah student's death charged in 2018 assault

(Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Ayoola A. Ajayi. Ajayi, a man accused of killing a Utah college student has been charged with sexual abuse and kidn... (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This file booking photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Ayoola A. Ajayi. Ajayi, a man accused of killing a Utah college student has been charged with sexual abuse and kidn...
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A man accused of killing a Utah college student has been charged with sexual abuse and kidnapping of another woman. More>>

Sketch of suspect released in California campus slaying

(Fullerton Police Department via AP). This wanted poster released Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 by the Fullerton, Calif., Police Department, shows a sketch and surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired college administrator at Califo... (Fullerton Police Department via AP). This wanted poster released Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019 by the Fullerton, Calif., Police Department, shows a sketch and surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired college administrator at Califo...
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Police have released a sketch and surveillance images of a suspect in the stabbing death of a retired college administrator at California State University, Fullerton. More>>

'I can't breathe' case clouds de Blasio's tenure, 2020 run

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to speak in the Blue Room at City Hall, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo, ... (AP Photo/Richard Drew). New York Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to speak in the Blue Room at City Hall, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. After five years of investigations and protests, the New York City Police Department on Monday fired Officer Daniel Pantaleo, ...
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Mayor Bill de Blasio's relationship with New York City's police force was destined to be rocky. More>>

Execs starting to worry about tariffs' effects on consumers

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Home Depot cuts sales expectations for the year due to falling lumber prices and the potential damage from tariffs. More>>

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

(Mark Felix/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Mateen Cleaves walks out of the district court at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Former Michigan State University basketball star Cleaves is standin... (Mark Felix/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, Mateen Cleaves walks out of the district court at Genesee District Court in Flint, Mich. Former Michigan State University basketball star Cleaves is standin...
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A jury has acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault and other charges. More>>

US airlines expect record crowds over Labor Day weekend

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If you're flying over the Labor Day holiday, don't count on an empty middle seat. More>>

Suit alleges security guards had sex with Illinois students

(Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Michael Haywood is pictured in a booking photo dated Feb. 13, 2019, in Chicago. Haywood, 34, of Evanston, was charged in February with sexual assault for... (Cook County Sheriff's Office via AP). In this photo provided by the Cook County Sheriff's Office, Michael Haywood is pictured in a booking photo dated Feb. 13, 2019, in Chicago. Haywood, 34, of Evanston, was charged in February with sexual assault for...
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A new lawsuit says two security guards at a public high school in suburban Chicago had sex with female students and that the school didn't do enough to protect girls from purported predators. More>>

Suspect in huge Capital One breach seeks release from jail

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Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One are asking for her to be released from federal custody, saying that for her to remain jailed with men is a serious threat to her mental health. More>>

Chinese woman accused of Mar-a-Lago trespass angers judge

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A Chinese woman accused of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents will be tried by a jury after frustrating the federal judge hearing her case. More>>

Mormon local leader charged in dressing room camera incident

(Metropolitan Nashville Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department shows Steven Murdock. Murdock, a Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is... (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department shows Steven Murdock. Murdock, a Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is...
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A Utah man who serves as a local leader in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is accused of illegally photographing a woman in Tennessee in a mall dressing room. More>>

Judge acquits Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching wife

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A judge has acquitted a Mississippi lawmaker on a domestic violence charge after he was accused of punching his wife because she didn't undress quickly enough when he wanted to have sex. More>>

Former VA pathologist charged in deaths of 3 patients

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A pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital after officials said he was impaired on duty has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of three patients. More>>

Migrant children programs report drivers harassing buses

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Officials say drivers have been following and harassing buses transporting the children of seasonal and migrant farmworkers for early childhood education programs in Idaho. More>>

NYPD fires officer 5 years after Garner's chokehold death

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New York City's police commissioner has scheduled a midday news conference as the city awaits his decision on whether to fire a police officer involved in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. More>>

It's no joke, mom: Florida teen arrested in school threat

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Authorities posted a video of their arrest of a 15-year-old Florida boy accused of threatening online to kill at least 7 people at Seabreeze High School. More>>

Group seeks more details about raid on California reporter

(AP Photo/Juliet Williams). In this August 13, 2019 photo, freelance journalist Bryan Carmody is seen at a panel event held by the Society of Professional Journalists in San Francisco. A nonprofit is suing San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city poli... (AP Photo/Juliet Williams). In this August 13, 2019 photo, freelance journalist Bryan Carmody is seen at a panel event held by the Society of Professional Journalists in San Francisco. A nonprofit is suing San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city poli...
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A nonprofit is suing San Francisco Mayor London Breed and city police after failing to get access to records about a controversial police raid on a freelance journalist. More>>

Arms dealer gets 30-year term in plot to buy, sell missiles

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Authorities say a black-market arms dealer convicted of trying to buy anti-aircraft missiles and sell them to clients in the Middle East has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison. More>>

Mysterious death in custody has family seeking answers

(AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam). The Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seen in this August 15, 2019 photo. The family of 21-year-old inmate Ty’rique Riley is raising questions about his July 1 death in custody. (AP Photo/Michael Rubinkam). The Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seen in this August 15, 2019 photo. The family of 21-year-old inmate Ty’rique Riley is raising questions about his July 1 death in custody.
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The family of a 21-year-old inmate who died under mysterious circumstances after only a few days in custody are pushing for answers seven weeks after his death. More>>

Victim of 1994 serial killings remembered as execution nears

(Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown.  Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019,  ... (Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, ...
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People in Savannah, Georgia, still talk about the 1994 homicide of Milton Bradley, a 72-year-old World War II veteran who was one of six people slain by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles. More>>

FBI: Truck driver threatened mass shooting at Memphis church

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Federal agents say a truck driver was arrested after saying he would commit a mass shooting at a church in Memphis, Tennessee. More>>

Q&A: Recession jitters are rising. Is there reason to worry?

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). In this Aug. 18, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). In this Aug. 18, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before boarding Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J.
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Q&A: Recession jitters are rising. Is there reason to worry?. More>>

Wildfire acreage way down in California this year _ so far

(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif. California fire officials say acreage burned so far in 2019 is down 90% compared to the ... (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2019, file photo, firefighters battle the Marsh Fire near the town of Brentwood in Contra Costa County, Calif. California fire officials say acreage burned so far in 2019 is down 90% compared to the ...
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California fire officials say acreage burned so far this year is down 90% compared to the average over the past five years. More>>

New York pursuing Sacklers' financial records in opioid case

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New York is demanding that companies connected to the Sackler family hand over financial records as the state tries to trace where money made from opioid sales ended up. More>>

Dad 'empty' after 9-year-old Detroit girl killed by dogs

(Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP). Two boys watch as a Detroit police officer investigates a fatal dog attack on a young girl who later died of her injuries in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after the a... (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP). Two boys watch as a Detroit police officer investigates a fatal dog attack on a young girl who later died of her injuries in Detroit on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after the a...
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Police say the owner of three dogs is in custody after they killed a 9-year-old Detroit girl as she rode a bike. More>>

Victim of 1994 serial killings remembered as execution nears

(Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown.  Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019,  ... (Florida Department of Corrections via AP). In this undated photo provided by the Florida Department of Corrections, Gary Ray Bowles is shown. Bowles is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection at Florida State Prison on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, ...
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People in Savanah, Georgia, still talk about the 1994 homicide of Milton Bradley, a 72-year-old World War II veteran who was one of six people slain by serial killer Gary Ray Bowles. More>>

Detained immigrants sue over conditions, medical care

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Immigrants held in U.S. detention facilities have filed a lawsuit demanding better medical care and treatment and accommodations for disabilities. More>>

California governor signs law to limit shootings by police

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a measure aimed at deterring shootings by police. More>>

Jury to restart deliberations in Oakland warehouse fire case

(Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This combination of June 2017, file booking photos provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. A judge has... (Alameda County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This combination of June 2017, file booking photos provided by the Alameda County Sheriff's Office shows Max Harris, left, and Derick Almena at Santa Rita Jail in Alameda County, Calif. A judge has...
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A judge has ordered deliberations to start over in the trial of two men accused of turning a San Francisco Bay Area warehouse into a cluttered maze where 36 partygoers died during a fire. More>>

Java still a no-no for Mormons despite fancy coffee names

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - This Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reminding members that coffee is prohibited no ma... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - This Aug. 4, 2015 file photo, flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reminding members that coffee is prohibited no ma...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name and that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors. More>>

New York, 2 other states sue over Trump immigration rule

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New York, New York City, Vermont and Connecticut have filed a new legal challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use public assistance including Medicaid, food stamps and housing vouchers. More>>

Correction: Missing Chinese Scholar story

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Correction: Missing Chinese Scholar story. More>>

Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

(AP Photo/Noah Berger). Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators march across the Hawthorne Bridge during an "End Domestic Terrorism" rally in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. The group includes organizer Joe Biggs, in gr... (AP Photo/Noah Berger). Members of the Proud Boys and other right-wing demonstrators march across the Hawthorne Bridge during an "End Domestic Terrorism" rally in Portland, Ore., on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. The group includes organizer Joe Biggs, in gr...
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Police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using the city's Willamette River to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend right-wing rally and counter-demonstrations by those on the far-left. More>>

74% of economists in survey see US recession by end of 2021

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A number of U.S. business economists appear sufficiently concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies that they expect a recession in the U.S. by the end of 2021. More>>

NASA picks Alabama's 'Rocket City' for lunar lander job

(NASA via AP). This illustration provided by NASA on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, shows a proposed design for an Artemis program ascent vehicle leaving the surface of the moon, separating from a descent vehicle. On Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, NASA picked its Mars... (NASA via AP). This illustration provided by NASA on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, shows a proposed design for an Artemis program ascent vehicle leaving the surface of the moon, separating from a descent vehicle. On Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, NASA picked its Mars...
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NASA has picked Alabama's 'Rocket City' to manage astronauts' next lunar lander. More>>

California university consultant killed in campus stabbing

(AP Photo/Amy Taxin). Orange County coroners remove a body of a stabbing victim from a parking lot from a parking lot at California State University, Fullerton on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. An employee of the university was killed in a stabbing in a campus... (AP Photo/Amy Taxin). Orange County coroners remove a body of a stabbing victim from a parking lot from a parking lot at California State University, Fullerton on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. An employee of the university was killed in a stabbing in a campus...
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A retired administrator working as a consultant to California State University, Fullerton was killed in a stabbing in a campus parking lot in what police called a targeted attack. More>>

'Codfather' settlement means magnate will never fish again

(John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. Rafael was sentenced to prison in 2017 after pleading guil... (John Sladewski/Standard Times via AP, File). FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2014, file photo, Carlos Rafael talks on the phone at Homer's Wharf near his herring boat F/V Voyager in New Bedford, Mass. Rafael was sentenced to prison in 2017 after pleading guil...
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The federal government says it has settled its civil case against a fishing magnate known as the Codfather, saying he will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries. More>>

Man, 20, pleads not guilty in Jewish center video threat

(Mahoning County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office shows James Reardon Jr. Police say Reardon, accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram, was arr... (Mahoning County Sheriff's Office via AP). This undated photo provided by the Mahoning County Sheriff's Office shows James Reardon Jr. Police say Reardon, accused of making what they believe was a threat to a Jewish center in Ohio on Instagram, was arr...
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A 20-year-old Ohio man has pleaded not guilty to threatening a Jewish community center in a video police say shows him shooting a rifle. More>>

Naval Academy professor returns, but not to class

(AP Photo/Brian Witte). In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Bruce Fleming, a tenured civilian English professor who has been a longtime critic of the Naval Academy, stands on the deck of his home after an interview in Davidsonville, Md. Fleming,... (AP Photo/Brian Witte). In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 file photo, Bruce Fleming, a tenured civilian English professor who has been a longtime critic of the Naval Academy, stands on the deck of his home after an interview in Davidsonville, Md. Fleming,...
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An outspoken civilian English professor at the U.S. Naval Academy has returned to campus after a judge overturned his dismissal _ but he's not back in the classroom. More>>

Memorial to victims of Boston Marathon bombing completed

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The final pieces of the Boston Marathon bombing memorial have been laid at the site of the 2013 attack. More>>

Beer named for Pacific island nuke test site draws criticism

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Texas-based company faces criticism after naming beer after site of U.S. nuclear tests that caused Marshall Islands contamination. More>>

Strangers come for miles to mourn El Paso shooting victim

(AP Photo/Jorge Salgado). Antonio Basco, companion of Margie Reckard, leans on her casket during her funeral at La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Reckard was killed during the mass shooting on Aug. 3. (AP Photo/Jorge Salgado). Antonio Basco, companion of Margie Reckard, leans on her casket during her funeral at La Paz Faith Memorial & Spiritual Center, Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in El Paso, Texas. Reckard was killed during the mass shooting on Aug. 3.
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Thousands of strangers from Los Angeles to Tucson have come to El Paso, Texas, to say goodbye to an El Paso shooting victim after hearing that she had few family members. More>>

Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

(AP Photo/Amr Alfiky). In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, photo, Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Centers whose parents emigrated from Mexico in the 1980s, examines Alondra Marquez, a newborn baby in her clinic in Chicago. Doctors ... (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky). In this Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, photo, Dr. Jasmine Saavedra, a pediatrician at Esperanza Health Centers whose parents emigrated from Mexico in the 1980s, examines Alondra Marquez, a newborn baby in her clinic in Chicago. Doctors ...
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Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health outcomes and rising costs they say will come from sweeping changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. More>>

Phoenix looks to be next big city with citizen police review

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Phoenix officials are looking to make changes after a video showing officers pointing guns and cursing at a black family sparked national outrage this summer. More>>

US makes new push for graphic warning labels on cigarettes

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US makes new push to add disturbing images of smoking-related diseases to cigarettes. More>>

Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

(Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP, File). FILE - This July 25, 2013, file image provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows financier Jeffrey Epstein. Officials say the FBI and U.S. Inspector General's office will investigat... (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP, File). FILE - This July 25, 2013, file image provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows financier Jeffrey Epstein. Officials say the FBI and U.S. Inspector General's office will investigat...
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Federal officials have been told to expect that a medical examiner's findings on Jeffrey Epstein's death will be released Friday. More>>

Kathleen Blanco, Louisiana's governor during Katrina, dies

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Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who became the state's first female elected governor only to see her political career ended by Hurricane Katrina, has died. More>>

NRA wants a role when Oliver North meets state investigators

(AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, National Rifle Association President Col. Oliver North speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indian... (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, National Rifle Association President Col. Oliver North speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indian...
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A National Rifle Association leader-turned-critic is meeting with New York investigators next week, and the NRA wants to be there. More>>

Officers stake out 2 airports, nab accused turtle trafficker

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An investigation involving two of the world's biggest airports and hundreds of turtles has led to federal charges against a man accused of illegally shipping the reptiles to China. More>>

Doctors suspect vaping behind dozens of lung illnesses in US

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As many as 50 people in at least six states have come down with breathing illnesses that may be linked to vaping. More>>

2 shuttered Arizona shelters for immigrant kids could reopen

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - This June 20, 2014, file photo, shows a Southwest Key program sign in Brownsville, Texas. A provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter... (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File). FILE - This June 20, 2014, file photo, shows a Southwest Key program sign in Brownsville, Texas. A provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter...
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The nation's largest provider of shelters for immigrant children is looking to reopen two facilities that the state of Arizona forced it to shutter last year because of issues with employee background checks and allegations of abuse. More>>

Vaping companies sue to delay US review of e-cigarettes

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Vaping companies sue US government to delay review of electronic cigarettes. More>>

Gun control advocates call for new gun laws at rallies

(Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Tosha Pelfrey of Moms Demand Action speaks during a rally to protest gun violence n front of the United Building in Charleston, W.Va., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. (Chris Dorst/Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP). Tosha Pelfrey of Moms Demand Action speaks during a rally to protest gun violence n front of the United Building in Charleston, W.Va., Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019.
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Advocates for gun control rallied around the country seeking to pressure Congress to tighten the nation's gun laws after the recent mass shootings in Texas, Ohio and California. More>>

Officials: More kids in Mass. ingesting marijuana products

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Massachusetts health care officials say there has been an increase in calls to the state's poison control center about toddlers ingesting marijuana products. More>>

At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest

(AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). A road closure sign is seen in downtown Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in advance of a rally as the city prepares for crowds. In the past week, authorities in Portland have arrested a half-dozen members of right-wing... (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). A road closure sign is seen in downtown Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in advance of a rally as the city prepares for crowds. In the past week, authorities in Portland have arrested a half-dozen members of right-wing...
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More than two dozen local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are in Portland, Oregon to help out police with a right-wing rally Saturday. More>>

Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

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Three hundred tourists are stranded in a national park in Alaska after heavy rains triggered mudslides and caused excess water from a culvert to damage a road. More>>

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to media during a news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the State Department in Washington. Even though Pomp... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019 file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to media during a news conference with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the State Department in Washington. Even though Pomp...
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Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. More>>

Doggy Con: a pop culture convention for furry fanatics

(AP Photo/Andrea Smith). A dog dressed as Yoda from "Star Wars" won the cosplay costume contest award at Doggy Con in Woodruff Park, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Atlanta. Cosplay is the practice of dressing up like a fictional character. (AP Photo/Andrea Smith). A dog dressed as Yoda from "Star Wars" won the cosplay costume contest award at Doggy Con in Woodruff Park, Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, in Atlanta. Cosplay is the practice of dressing up like a fictional character.
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Furry fanatics: Pet event called Doggy Con draws hundreds of dog owners and spectators to an Atlanta park as costumed canines compete in a contest inspired by Dragon Con. More>>

Pelosi: Gun action needed to ensure 'domestic tranquility'

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Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will be returning early from their summer recess to consider gun-violence legislation in the wake of this month's mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. More>>

Leader of largest US organic food fraud gets 10-year term

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A judge has sentenced the mastermind of the largest organic food fraud scheme in U.S. history to 10 years in prison, saying he cheated thousands of customers into buying products they didn't want. More>>

Virgin Galactic reveals futuristic outpost for space tourism

(AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, guests stand outside the new Spaceport America hangar in Upham, N.M. Virgin Galactic is scheduled to unveil the interior of its digs at Spaceport America, providing the first glimpse ... (AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2011 file photo, guests stand outside the new Spaceport America hangar in Upham, N.M. Virgin Galactic is scheduled to unveil the interior of its digs at Spaceport America, providing the first glimpse ...
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Virgin Galactic plans to provide the first glimpse of its headquarters as it looks to launch paying customers into space. More>>

California leads latest lawsuit over Trump immigration rule

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California and other states are filing the latest court challenge to new Trump administration rules blocking green cards for many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers or other forms of public assistance. More>>

Officer resigns after 2 hurt by truck at immigration protest

(WLNE-TV via AP). In this still image from video provided by WLNE-TV, protesters blocking an entrance to the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility begin to move as a pickup truck approaches, Wednesday night, Aug. 14, 2019, in Central Falls, R.I. The group... (WLNE-TV via AP). In this still image from video provided by WLNE-TV, protesters blocking an entrance to the Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility begin to move as a pickup truck approaches, Wednesday night, Aug. 14, 2019, in Central Falls, R.I. The group...
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An employee at a detention center in Rhode Island has resigned amid investigations into a truck that drove through a group protesting federal immigration policies. More>>

Climate change still threatens key US river after wet winter

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, what was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Extreme swings in weather are expected as part of a changing... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, what was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Extreme swings in weather are expected as part of a changing...
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A wet winter likely will fend off mandated water shortages for states in the U.S. West that rely on the Colorado River but won't erase the impact of climate change. More>>

Hundreds come to honor El Paso victim after public invited

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019 file photo, Antonio Basco cries beside a cross at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex, in El Paso, Texas. Basco, whose 63-year-old wife was among the Tex... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2019 file photo, Antonio Basco cries beside a cross at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a shopping complex, in El Paso, Texas. Basco, whose 63-year-old wife was among the Tex...
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When 63-year-old Margie Reckard was killed as a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, earlier this month, Antonio Basco lost his entire world. More>>

US stocks end turbulent week with broad gains

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo trader Steven Gohl monitors screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 16. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2019, file photo trader Steven Gohl monitors screens at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 16.
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Stocks moved broadly higher in morning trading as investors pushed for some gains at the end of a wildly turbulent week. More>>

Court: US can reject asylum along parts of Mexico border

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A federal appeals court ruling has limited a lower court order that had prevented the Trump administration from rejecting asylum for anyone who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border after transiting through a third country. More>>

California man convicted of torture of pot dispensary owner

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A California man was convicted of kidnapping and torturing a marijuana dispensary owner who he believed had buried large amounts of cash in the desert. More>>

Arrests precede major demonstrations in Portland, Oregon

(AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). A road closure sign is seen in downtown Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in advance of a rally as the city prepares for crowds. In the past week, authorities in Portland have arrested a half-dozen members of right-wing... (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus). A road closure sign is seen in downtown Portland, Ore., Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, in advance of a rally as the city prepares for crowds. In the past week, authorities in Portland have arrested a half-dozen members of right-wing...
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Authorities have arrested six members of right-wing groups in the past week as they make preparations for a far-right rally that's expected to draw people from around the U.S. to Portland, Oregon, this weekend. More>>

Father of kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart comes out as gay

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart speaks during a news conference while her father Ed Smart looks on, in Salt Lake City. The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay, ... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart speaks during a news conference while her father Ed Smart looks on, in Salt Lake City. The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay, ...
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The father of Utah kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart has come out as gay, saying his decision brings challenges but also "huge relief". More>>

Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, actress Eva Longoria speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Longoria and fellow actress America Ferrera are leading a coalition ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this July 25, 2016, file photo, actress Eva Longoria speaks during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Longoria and fellow actress America Ferrera are leading a coalition ...
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Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria lead a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders issuing a 'letter of solidarity' to U.S. Latinos after the El Paso shooting and the immigration raid in Mississippi. More>>

Man suspected of shooting deputy, trooper surrenders

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Authorities say a man suspected of shooting and wounding two law enforcement officers has surrendered after a seven-hour standoff in southern Missouri. More>>

Police seek to question man in NYC rice cooker bomb scare

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Police say a major lower Manhattan subway station has been evacuated after a report of a suspicious device or devices. More>>

Worried about a recession? Protect yourself but don't panic

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Worried about a recession? Experts say now is time to protect yourself but not to panic. More>>

2 men sentenced for plotting to attack Muslim community

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Two of four young men arrested for plotting to attack an upstate New York Muslim community with homemade explosives have been sentenced to four to 12 years in prison. More>>

Court rules for US in fight over Nevada plutonium shipment

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A federal appeals court has ruled against Nevada in a legal battle over the U.S. government's secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. More>>

Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger

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An Uber driver has been found guilty of raping an intoxicated woman who became unconscious in his car after he picked her up at a casino near Philadelphia. More>>

Drugs, weapons convictions in Philly shooting suspect's past

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Officers gather for crowd control near a massive police presence set up outside a house as they investigate a shooting in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Officers gather for crowd control near a massive police presence set up outside a house as they investigate a shooting in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.
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Authorities say a gunman who barricaded himself for hours inside a Philadelphia home, shooting at and wounding six officers, is in police custody. More>>

Jury convicts man dubbed 'Boy Next Door Killer' of 2 murders

(Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2109 file photo Michael Gargiulo appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for opening statements on his trial on murder charges, in Los Angeles. Jurors have reached a verdict Thursday, ... (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 2, 2109 file photo Michael Gargiulo appears in Los Angeles Superior Court for opening statements on his trial on murder charges, in Los Angeles. Jurors have reached a verdict Thursday, ...
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A jury has found a man described by prosecutors as a serial killer guilty of fatally stabbing two women and attempting to kill a third in their Southern California homes. More>>

Even as some cringe, Rep. Steve King's support may endure

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Boone, Iowa. King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether "there would be any population of the w... (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall). U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a town hall meeting, Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, in Boone, Iowa. King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether "there would be any population of the w...
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Rep. Steve King's recent insensitive comments about rape are the kind that have doomed other political candidates, but some fellow Iowa Republicans say they actually could help his re-election chances by reinforcing his socially conservative credentials. More>>

Tennessee inmate executed in electric chair for killings

(Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP). This booking photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows Stephen West.   West has made a last minute request to be put to death in the electric chair instead of dying by lethal injection... (Tennessee Department of Corrections via AP). This booking photo released by the Tennessee Department of Corrections shows Stephen West. West has made a last minute request to be put to death in the electric chair instead of dying by lethal injection...
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A Tennessee inmate who says his accomplice was the one who fatally stabbed a mother and her 15-year-old daughter in 1986 is scheduled to die in the electric chair. More>>

Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

(AP Photo/John Flesher, File). FILE - In this June 13, 2012, file photo, Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they ... (AP Photo/John Flesher, File). FILE - In this June 13, 2012, file photo, Asian carp, jolted by an electric current from a research boat, jump from the Illinois River near Havana, Ill. A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they ...
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A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they probably would find enough food to spread farther. More>>

Newark fights push for more bottled water amid lead troubles

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Elaine Younger, 11, and Tahvion Williams, 14, right, load water in their family's van at the Newark Health Department in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Residents began picking up bottled water on Monday, days after eleva... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Elaine Younger, 11, and Tahvion Williams, 14, right, load water in their family's van at the Newark Health Department in Newark, N.J., Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Residents began picking up bottled water on Monday, days after eleva...
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A federal judge is weighing whether Newark should have to expand its distribution of bottled water to more residents potentially affected by high lead levels. More>>

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