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The Juice will be loose: O.J. Simpson granted parole

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O.J. Simpson will command the world's attention once more as he pleads for his freedom before parole board. More>>

Ryan pitches tax reform at shoe factory as protesters gather

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U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is heading to Massachusetts to tour a New Balance sneaker factory. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump's criticism

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More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers are working their final day at the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump. More>>

No foul play: Burundi robotics teens likely meant to vanish

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Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after traveling to Washington for an international competition. More>>

Family of woman shot by Minneapolis police want changes

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A Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an Australian woman still hasn't spoken with investigators and doesn't have to. More>>

Trump administration pulls health law help in 18 cities

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Shoppers will have fewer places to turn for help signing up for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges after President Donald Trump's administration ended contracts that brought assistance into 18 cities. More>>

Girl says her mom asked for forgiveness before stabbing her

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A 9-year-old girl who survived when her siblings and father were stabbed to death said she saw her mother stab the others and that her mother asked for forgiveness before stabbing her. More>>

California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump Video included

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Officials at the San Joaquin Valley air district say they can't meet some federal standards, so they're seizing upon Donald Trump's election to wage a campaign against enforcement of ever-tightening rules. More>>

APNewsBreak: Claims of human rights abuses in Hawaii fleet

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A human rights complaint has been filed on behalf of foreign fishermen working in Hawaii's longline fishing fleet. More>>

Apollo 11 bag laced with moon dust sells for $1.8 million

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A bag containing traces of moon dust is heading to auction _ surrounded by some fallout from a galactic court battle. More>>

The Latest: Florida to accept OJ Simpson if request clears

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O.J. Simpson's supporters have arrived at a Nevada prison where the incarcerated former football star will ask a parole board for his freedom. More>>

Massive blaze threatens Gold Rush era town near Yosemite Video included

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California fire officials say 29 structures have been destroyed by a blaze burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park. More>>

The Latest: Official: NFL arena has panels like London tower

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Cleveland's chief building official says panels used on a city-owned NFL stadium are "similar if not identical" to those used on a London apartment tower that burned. More>>

Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

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A south Alabama man didn't even leave home to bag an 820-pound hog. More>>

Texas Senate aiming to move divisive bills at breakneck pace

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The Texas Senate has staged an unusual midnight floor session as conservatives who dominate the chamber rush to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. More>>

Lifestyle changes to stave off Alzheimer's? Hints, no proof

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There are no proven ways to stave off Alzheimer's, but a new report raises the prospect that avoiding nine risks starting in childhood just might delay or even prevent about a third of dementia cases. More>>

Powerful storms cause damage, flooding in Midwest

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Several hundred people have evacuated their homes in the small western Wisconsin community of Arcadia after heavy rain sent a creek over its banks. More>>

World's plastic waste could bury Manhattan 2 miles deep

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New study finds that production of plastic is soaring; three-quarters ends up as waste. More>>

Loss of 10 relatives in flood leaves hole in Arizona town

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Tragedy has left a hole in an Arizona community after a close-knit family was lost in a flash flood while celebrating a birthday. More>>

Afghan team among medal winners at global robotics event

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Teams left with medals in a variety of categories at an international robotics competition in Washington that attracted teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations. More>>

Q&A: How Trump could help sink Obama health law

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How Trump could help sink Obama health law by withholding subsidy payments to insurers and declining to enforce the mandate to buy coverage. More>>

Fire racing near Yosemite park destroys dozens of structures Video included

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A wildfire burning in the rugged mountains outside of Yosemite National Park has destroyed eight structures and damaged another as it rages toward a Gold Rush era town. More>>

Trump exhorts Senate anew to rid US of Obamacare

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President Donald Trump says it's probably time to "just let Obamacare fail" after the latest humiliating heath bill collapse in the Senate. More>>

Attorneys general: Keep protections for sex assault victims

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Attorneys general from Pennsylvania, New Mexico and more than a dozen other states are urging U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to keep in place protections for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. More>>

Rural hospitals face uncertainty with health care proposals

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Rural hospitals face prospect of struggling to stay viable as Republicans in Congress consider everything from outright repeal to gradual phase-out of Medicaid expansion. More>>

Miami boy's death shows powerful opioid's chilling potential Video included

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Authorities believe a 10-year-old Miami boy died of a fentanyl overdose after visiting a local pool last month, becoming one of Florida's littlest victims of the opioid crisis. More>>

Correction: John Glenn story

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Some plans to honor John Glenn didn't fly, but that hasn't stopped devotees of the late astronaut from pushing forward with other ideas. More>>

Minneapolis police officer has yet to talk to investigators

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The partner of a police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman who had called 911 told investigators he was startled by a loud sound near their squad car seconds before his partner fired his weapon. More>>

Feds reviewing Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

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Two years after a white Ohio police officer fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the head, the case is now in the hands of federal authorities. More>>

Remains found likely is 10th victim of Arizona flash flood

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Dozens of searchers are again combing an Arizona riverbed, looking for the body of a 27-year-old man missing since flash flooding killed nine family members. More>>

Los Angeles natural gas field to reopen, but fight still on

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The planned reopening of a massive Los Angeles natural gas storage facility that spewed methane for months has only renewed the fight over its future. More>>

Couple pleads guilty to enslaving children from South Korea

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A New York City couple has pleaded guilty to enslaving two children from South Korea who were in their care. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

From sports star to inmate: OJ Simpson to plead for parole

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Decades after dazzling sports fans and movie audiences, an aging O.J. Simpson will ask for parole after spending more than eight years in a remote Nevada prison for armed robbery and assault with a weapon. More>>

Parents sentenced in boy's fatal shooting of sister

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A judge has sentenced the parents of a 2-year-old girl fatally shot by her 6-year-old brother to probation and community service in the girl's death. More>>

Man pleads guilty to killing wife by setting her on fire

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A man who killed his wife by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire during an argument has pleaded guilty to murder. More>>

Gas storage field that leaked methane gets reopening OK

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California state officials have approved resuming operations at a Los Angeles gas storage facility where a blowout spewed methane for nearly four months. More>>

11 key players in OJ Simpson's parole hearing in Nevada

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The Nevada parole board members who will decide if O.J. Simpson gets released from prison have experience in law enforcement, prisons, probation and social work. More>>

Sheriff's deputy convicted of smuggling in fishing scheme

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A former Massachusetts sheriff's deputy has been convicted of helping a fishing mogul known as "The Codfather" smuggle profits out of the country. More>>

Trump had second conversation with Putin in Germany

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President Donald Trump had a second, previously undisclosed conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a summit it Germany. More>>

Minnesota shooting shows underuse of police body cameras

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Killing of Australian woman by Minneapolis police officer shows body camera use depends on officers turning on devices, and often they don't do so. More>>

16-year-old from Minnesota ID'd as victim of John Wayne Gacy

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A Chicago-area sheriff has identified another victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy as a 16-year-old boy from Minnesota. More>>

5 killed in Salem witch hunt remembered on 325th anniversary

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The victims of the Salem witch trials are being honored by two Massachusetts communities. More>>

GOP targets Endangered Species Act as protections lifted

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Congressional Republicans are moving forward with legislation to roll back the Endangered Species Act, amid complaints that the 44-year-old law hinders drilling, logging and other activities. More>>

Cigarette consolidation: British American wins Reynolds

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Shareholders are deciding whether to merge British American Tobacco with Reynolds American Inc., a deal that would create the world's largest publicly traded tobacco company. More>>

AP Explains: How police, US feds team up to seize property

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AP Explains: The US Justice Department is dusting off a program called adoptive forfeiture that teams federal and local law enforcement to seize property from suspects, but critics remain opposed despite news safeguards aimed at curbing abuse. More>>

At least 15 arrested in MS-13 gang killings in New York

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A law enforcement official says at least a dozen members of the MS-13 street gang have been arrested on murder charges involving the massacre of four young men in a New York park in April. More>>

Hearing is believing: Speech may be a clue to mental decline Video included

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New research suggests that changes to speech may indicate you're developing thinking problems. More>>

NJ Transit weighs disciplinary actions over canceled trains

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New Jersey lawmakers are holding their first oversight hearing since the "summer of hell" track work at New York City's Penn Station got underway. More>>

Health plan's fall brings dread for 'Obamacare' recipients

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'Let it fail': Trump's push to repeal health care plan without replacing it feeds the dread that many Americans who are beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act have endured for months. More>>

Police: Restaurant worker put newborn in trash to die

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Authorities say a 19-year-old woman gave birth at a restaurant where she worked and put the newborn into a trash bag. More>>

Deaths of 9 in Arizona raise questions about flood warnings

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The search for a man who was swept away in a flash flood that killed nine others at a swimming hole in central Arizona heads into its third day Wednesday. More>>

EPA promoting millions in funding for water programs

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The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a dozen proposed water and sewer projects for a program intended to leverage $25 million in federal funds to secure billions in additional public and private financing. More>>

Brown, lawmakers celebrate bipartisan cap-and-trade victory

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California's signature initiative to fight global warming will get another decade of life. More>>

Native American healing class sparks unique health textbook

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A new textbook is focusing on indigenous healing methods from the American Southwest and Latin America. More>>

'Game of Thrones' debut draws record 10.1 million viewers

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Women dominate Westeros as never before, and it's the same with the "Game of Thrones" ratings. More>>

Lawsuit claims Uber discriminates against wheelchair riders

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A nonprofit organization has filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber, claiming the ride-hailing service discriminates against New York City riders with disabilities by not providing enough access to vehicles that can accommodate wheelchairs. More>>

Privatization plan hits turbulence; supporters still upbeat

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A proposal that would turn the nation's air traffic control operations over to a non-profit corporation has hit some turbulence in the House. More>>

Case against officer who killed unarmed motorist is dropped

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An Ohio prosecutor is set to announce whether he will try a third time to convict a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man during a traffic stop. More>>

Court: California med board justified in prescription probe

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The California Supreme Court says the state medical board did not violate patients' privacy when it dug through prescription data while investigating their doctor. More>>

Cautious Kansas Sen. Moran steps into health law spotlight

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Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran is a solid Republican stalwart who had a reputation for caution before he helped torpedo the latest Senate GOP plan for overhauling health care. More>>

US restoring asset seizures _ with safeguards

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The Trump administration will soon restore the ability of police to seize suspects' property with federal help. More>>

Ice cream chain dedicates flavor to baby hippo

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A popular baby hippo has expanded her influence to a Cincinnati-based ice cream chain by inspiring its new flavor Chunky Chunky Hippo. More>>

Police: Dealer charged with killing 4 claimed other slayings

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A pot dealer who confessed to killing four men on his family's farm last week also claimed to have killed two people in Philadelphia, but the city's police commissioner called the information "sketchy.". More>>

Deaths at swimming hole raise questions about flood warnings Video included

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An extended family that lost nine people to a roaring flash flood in an Arizona canyon was a tight-knit group that gathered in big numbers for nearly every occasion. More>>

Ex-school official: Radicals taught Mexican-American program

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The former state official behind a ban on a popular Mexican-American studies program in Tucson is scheduled to spend Tuesday testifying in federal court over the law Arizona passed that ultimately ended the program. More>>

Powerful opioid suspected in 10-year-old Miami boy's death Video included

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Authorities in Florida believe a 10-year-old boy who died with the painkiller fentanyl in his system is among the state's youngest victims of the opioid crisis. More>>

Health plan hinges on the young, but they're a tough sell

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The Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act hinges in part on enticing young adults into the insurance market, but they're a tough sell. More>>

Afghan girls' story was among many at global robotics event Video included

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An international robotics competition in Washington with teams of teenagers from more than 150 nations is in its final day Tuesday. More>>

California blaze destroys 8 structures near Yosemite

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Tall grass from a deluge of winter rains is fueling wildfires throughout the Western U.S., damaging more than a dozen homes in Nevada and threatening hundreds more structures in California. More>>

Officials: Australian woman shot after cops heard loud sound

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An Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer. More>>

The Latest: Weather lookouts helping Arizona search crews

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An expanded search is underway for a man missing since floodwaters swept through an Arizona canyon, killing nine family members. More>>

Arson dog searches Honolulu high-rise for ignitable liquids

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Fire investigators from Hawaii's Big Island have arrived in Honolulu with an arson dog to search for "ignitable liquids" in the apartment where a deadly high-rise blaze started last week. More>>

Hastert faces sex-offender treatment with prison release

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Federal records show former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been released from prison in Minnesota and transferred to a Chicago re-entry facility. More>>

Boy taking sailing lessons is hit by boat propeller, dies

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A 10-year-old boy taking sailing lessons that involved deliberately capsizing his boat in suburban New York has fallen from a rescue boat and been struck by its propeller and killed. More>>

Murder charge dropped in fatal stabbing of Houston boy, 11

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Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against a homeless man accused of fatally stabbing an 11-year-old Houston boy as the child walked home from school last year. More>>

Funeral held for California boy, 5, alleged killed by father

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Mourners including the boy's devastated mother gathered at a funeral service for a Southern California 5-year-old who police say was killed by his father after a family trip to Disneyland. More>>

Australians see woman's shooting by police as US nightmare

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Australia's airwaves, newspapers and websites have been dominated by the death of a Sydney woman shot by police in Minneapolis. More>>

California rescuers free humpback snagged by fishing anchors

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Rescuers off California have freed a tangled-up humpback whale caught by fishing anchors dragging him to the ocean floor. More>>

Police: Notorious jewel thief arrested at Walmart

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Police near Atlanta say a notorious jewel thief has been caught stealing again, but she wasn't after sparkly gems this time. More>>

Co-founder of Purdue Pharma dies at 97

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The co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a Connecticut company that markets the powerfully addictive painkiller OxyContin, has died at age 97. More>>

Feds close inquiry into police shooting of Albuquerque man

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Federal prosecutors say there's not enough evidence to pursue criminal civil rights charges against the Albuquerque police officers who were involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of a homeless man that spurred public protest. More>>

Cities aiming to reclaim once-polluted rivers for swimming

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Intrepid swimmers are taking a dip in the once notoriously filthy Charles River as the event host pushes for a permanent feature that would allow visitors to enjoy the water without coming in contact with any leftover contaminants. More>>

Republican lawmakers give California climate law a boost

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A handful of Republican lawmakers proved unlikely allies for Gov. Jerry Brown this week in his quest to extend California's landmark law to combat global warming. More>>

California lawmakers buck party on cap and trade

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Republican votes in the Assembly proved critical to passing an extension of California's cap and trade program, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More>>

Man who killed stepdaughter, abused corpse won't OK divorce

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A man convicted of killing his stepdaughter and having sex with her corpse is contesting the terms of a divorce from her mother. More>>

Honolulu mayor pushes sprinkler bill in wake of deadly fire

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Fire investigators have determined where a deadly fire began in a Honolulu high-rise apartment building, but they're still working to identify the cause. More>>

Jury: Railroad to pay $3.9M for train death of film worker

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Jury: CSX railroad must pay $3.9 million for role in movie worker's death on train bridge in Georgia. More>>

Montana faces double quandary over Medicaid expansion

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For all the uncertainty over the fate of a health care overhaul in Washington, Montana's working poor are already in a quandary. More>>

3 condemned Ohio inmates ask high court to delay executions

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Three condemned Ohio inmates ask U.S. Supreme Court to delay their executions. More>>

Afghan girls robotics team competes after visa obstacles Video included

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A robotics team of six girls from Afghanistan is competing in an international competition in Washington, after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump. More>>

Tsunami advisory canceled after Russia 7.8 earthquake

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A strong earthquake on the Russian side of the Bering Sea prompted a tsunami advisory for parts of the Pacific, including Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands and Russia. More>>

Funeral service set for state trooper killed in crash

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A Pennsylvania state trooper killed when his marked cruiser collided with a garbage truck last week will be laid to rest Tuesday. More>>

Correction: Long Island Gang Killings story

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Federal prosecutors have quietly unsealed an indictment saying three members of the MS-13 street gang were among those responsible for the April massacre of four young men found hacked to death in a Long Island park. More>>

Needles all over: What to do if you find syringes in public

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Needles everywhere: What to do and whom to call if you or your children find discarded syringes. More>>

Ex-cop to face 4th trial in killing of daughter's boyfriend

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Oklahoma prosecutor plans to try a white former police officer a fourth time in the shooting death of his daughter's black boyfriend. More>>

Jury: Railroad to pay $3.9M for train death of film worker

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Jury finds railroad responsible in movie worker's death on train bridge, awards $3.9 million in damages. More>>

California lawmakers extend landmark climate change law

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California lawmakers are nearing a high-stakes decision that will decide the fate of a climate initiative that Gov. Jerry Brown holds up as a model to be replicated around the world to confront rising global temperatures. More>>

Photographer sues Procter & Gamble over copyright issues

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A Cincinnati-area photographer is suing Procter & Gamble, saying the consumer products company didn't pay her for photos that appeared on Olay packaging worldwide. More>>

No Trump slump in tourism but there could be a Trump bump

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The Trump slump that the U.S. tourism industry worried about has not materialized, and in fact some say there might even be a Trump bump. More>>

Arizona flash flood kills 9 relatives celebrating birthday Video included

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Adults, teens and children as young as 2 were enjoying a summer afternoon by cooling off in an Arizona creek when the gentle waters turned deadly. More>>

The Latest: More crews, dogs to join search for missing man

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Authorities say the person who is still missing from a flash flood in central Arizona that killed nine other people isn't a 13-year-old boy. More>>

Man who pushed stranger in path of train acquitted of murder

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A man charged with killing a stranger by pushing him into the path of a New York City subway train has been acquitted. More>>

Relatives demand answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting

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The family of an Australian woman who was shot and killed by police in Minneapolis says they're trying to understand why it happened. More>>

The Latest: Honolulu mayor pushing bill requiring sprinklers

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is planning to push a bill to require sprinklers in high-rise buildings in the wake of a fire that killed three people. More>>

Shuttered Mexican-American studies program back in court

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Arizona authorities are back in federal court in Tucson this week in a battle against a 2010 state law targeting ethnic studies in public schools that resulted in the shuttering of a popular Mexican-American studies program. More>>

State Dept expands 'close family' criteria for visas

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The State Department is expanding its definition of "close family" to include grandparents and other relatives that constitute a bona fide U.S. relationship for visa applicants and refugees from six mainly Muslim nations. More>>

Ex-Texas officer indicted on murder charge in teen's death

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Former Texas police officer indicted on murder charge in shooting death of black teenager who was leaving a party. More>>

Anti-abortion-rights activist found in contempt over videos

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A federal judge has found an anti-abortion activist known for clandestine videos of abortion-rights supporters in contempt of court. More>>

Cleanup planned for Fla. sinkhole, 5 homes still evacuated

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Cleanup efforts at the site of a sinkhole that swallowed two Florida homes and jeopardized a third house will begin in earnest on Wednesday, as county officials, geologists and insurance adjusters begin the process of figuring out what to do with the site. More>>

Ick-free and ready for a dip: Portland touts revived river

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Portland, Oregon, promotes river that runs through it as finally swimmer-friendly, sewage-free. More>>

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray orders police to wear body cameras

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has ordered the city's police department to equip patrol officers with body cameras. More>>

Key events in OJ Simpson's fall from sports hero, movie star

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O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture. More>>

Investigators talk to plane's captain in taxiway close call

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Safety investigators interview captain of Air Canada jet that narrowly missed planes on the ground during a landing attempt at San Francisco International Airport. More>>

Capitol Police say individual drove into barrier, car

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The U.S. Capitol Police have set off two explosions to open the trunk of a suspicious vehicle. More>>

A look at deadly flooding incidents in slot canyons

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A look at deadly flooding incidents in slot canyons. More>>

Witness aided in sketch of suspect in Indiana teens' deaths

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A sheriff says a sketch of a man considered the main suspect in the February killings of two northern Indiana girls was drawn in part from descriptions provided by someone who saw the suspect around the time the girls were slain. More>>

Missouri becomes last state to create drug-monitoring plan

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Gov. Eric Greitens has signed an executive order making Missouri the final state to establish a drug monitoring program. More>>

US to offer 15,000 extra temporary worker visas this year

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The Homeland Security Department is set to make an extra 15,000 temporary worker visas available this year. More>>

Report: 'Walking Dead' stuntman fell head-first on concrete

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An assistant director told authorities a stuntman fatally injured during production of "The Walking Dead" fell head- and neck-first onto concrete. More>>

Man charged with killing wife in Uber car pleads not guilty

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A man accused of drunkenly shooting his wife to death during an Uber ride in Seattle pleaded not guilty Thursday to second-degree murder. More>>

Vigil held to remember 4 men found dead on Pennsylvania farm Video included

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Hundreds of family, friends and community members in Pennsylvania have gathered for a vigil to remember four missing young men who were killed and their remains buried on a sprawling family farm. More>>

Oscar-winning actor Martin Landau dies at 89

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A publicist for Martin Landau says the Oscar-winning actor and star of the "Mission: Impossible" TV series has died. More>>

Nevada Sen. Dean Heller is the man to watch on health bill

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With health care legislation hanging by a thread in the Senate, no lawmaker is under more pressure than Nevada's GOP Sen. Dean Heller. More>>

Some residents couldn't hear alarms in deadly Honolulu blaze Video included

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Some residents say there were no fire alarm sirens in the units at a Honolulu high-rise apartment building where three people were killed and a dozen injured. More>>

George A. Romero, father of the zombie film, is dead at 77

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George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died. He was 77. More>>

Some residents couldn't hear alarms in deadly Honolulu blaze Video included

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A Honolulu high-rise blaze that killed at least three people and injured 12 was described as a 'horror movie' as flames exploded from windows. More>>

Canceled $30K wedding becomes dinner for Indiana homeless

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An Indiana woman decided not to let her cancelled $30,000 wedding to go to waste and threw a party for the homeless. More>>

9 dead, boy missing in flash flood in Arizona swim hole Video included

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A rural fire chief says at least four people were found dead and about a dozen more are missing after flash flooding poured over a popular swimming area inside the Tonto National Forest in central Arizona. More>>

JP Morgan beats Street 2Q forecasts

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JPMorgan Chase tops 2Q profit and revenue expectations. More>>

Face scans for US citizens flying abroad stir privacy issues

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Trump administration plans to require all U.S. citizens flying abroad to submit to face scans worries privacy advocates; No guarantee that the data won't eventually be retained in databases searchable by law enforcement, intelligence agencies. More>>

Airbnb host who canceled reservation over race fined $5,000

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An Airbnb host who made a racial remark after cancelling a California woman's reservation has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and attend a college course in Asian-American studies. More>>

The Latest: 9 dead, 1 still missing in Arizona flash flood Video included

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A woman who was hiking to an Arizona swimming hole where several people died in flash flooding says she saw people clinging to trees after the wall of water gushed down the trail near her. More>>

Texas 'bathroom bill' may shape 2018 GOP primary campaigns

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Though transgender "bathroom bills" fizzled in deep-red states across America, the issue is still white hot in Texas. More>>

Illinois has budget but no school funding plan

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Illinois still has no method to fund public education with school set to start next month for the academic year. More>>

Schumer asking Amtrak to discard the idea of shrinking seats

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New York U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer is asking Amtrak to discard the idea of creating new economy seating with reduced legroom aboard its trains. More>>

Afghan girls will be allowed into US for robotics contest Video included

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President Donald Trump has intervened to allow a group of Afghan girls into the country to participate in a robotics competition. More>>

Federal court's agenda has topics that draw Trump's ire

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The nation's largest federal court circuit has clashed repeatedly with President Donald Trump over the past six months, and the agenda for its annual meeting is not shying away from topics that have stoked the president's ire. More>>

The Latest: Victim's kin: High-rise should've had sprinklers

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Family members of a 71-year-old woman say she is the third victim killed in a high-rise fire in Honolulu. More>>

Afghan girls robotics team to compete after visa obstacles Video included

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A robotics team comprised of six girls from Afghanistan is ready to take part in an international competition after clearing visa obstacles that prompted intervention from President Donald Trump. More>>

FBI's liaison to Congress cited for misconduct in Nevada

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The former top federal prosecutor in Nevada has been cited for misconduct in an 8-year-old sex discrimination case. More>>

Insect attack! US West is battling crop-killing swarms

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Farmers in the U.S. West face a creepy scourge every eight years or so: Swarms of ravenous insects that can decimate crops and cause slippery, bug-slick car crashes as they march across highways and roads. More>>

Panel calls on FDA to review safety of opioid painkillers

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A new report say the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should review the safety and effectiveness of all prescription opioids. More>>

McConnell delays vote on health care after McCain surgery

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Surgeons in Phoenix say they removed a nearly 2-inch blood clot from above the left eye of Sen. John McCain. More>>

Tuskegee Syphilis Study descendants to seek settlement money

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Descendants of hundreds of black men who participated in the infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study want a judge to give them any money remaining from a $9 million legal settlement. More>>

From small crimes, cousins allegedly move to killing 4 men

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Authorities don't know why two cousins escalated from petty crimes to allegedly luring four young men to a farm to sell them marijuana and then killing them. More>>

Left at altar? Store bankruptcy leaves brides in the lurch

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As if planning a wedding wasn't stressful enough, dress retailer Alfred Angelo Bridal has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation in Florida. More>>

Travel ruling paves way for more refugees, but appeal awaits

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A federal judge in Hawaii is expanding the Trump administration's list of family relationship people seeking new visas from six mostly Muslim countries need in order to avoid a travel ban. More>>

3 dead in fire at Virginia senior center

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Fire officials say 3 people died from a fire at a senior living complex in Chesapeake, Virginia. More>>

Lighting should have alerted pilots of potential disaster

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Investigators looking into close call between airliners in San Francisco will try to understand why pilots missed cues they were landing in the wrong place. More>>

Sinkhole stops growing after swallowing 2 houses in Florida

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Officials say that a sinkhole that swallowed a boat and destroyed two homes in Florida has stopped growing and has not had any recent significant movement. More>>

The Latest: Some in Honolulu high-rise did not hear alarm Video included

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Photos taken Saturday by a KITV reporter show the charred remains of the 26th floor where three people were found dead after a high-rise blaze in Honolulu. More>>

Feds ask that judge's ruling on travel ban be put on hold

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The U.S. Justice Department has asked the Supreme Court to put on hold a judge's ruling modifying the Trump administration's travel ban on immigrants from six majority-Muslim nations. More>>

Chess legend Kasparov picks St. Louis competition for return

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It didn't take any arm-twisting to persuade chess legend Garry Kasparov to return to competition next month in St. Louis. More>>

Beyonce introduces newborn twins Sir Carter and Rumi

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Beyonce has finally debuted her twins a month after they were born. More>>

Only woman to win math equivalent of Nobel Prize dies

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Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. More>>

White House pitches health bill to skeptical US governors

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The Trump administration seeks support from U.S. governors for a revised health care bill before the U.S. Senate. More>>

Hawaii dad, mom, grandma accused of starving girl to death

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A Hawaii father, mother and grandmother are charged with murder after allegedly starving a 9-year-old girl. More>>

Gov. Brown makes dire plea to save California climate law Video included

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Gov. Jerry Brown is painting a bleak picture of a state ravaged by climate change and consumers facing higher costs for food and electricity as he implored state lawmakers Thursday to grant his request to extend the state's signature climate initiative. More>>

Papers reveal pot dealer's grisly confession to 4 slayings Video included

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A person with firsthand knowledge of a drug dealer's confession to killing four young Pennsylvania men says the man killed them after he felt cheated or threatened during three drug transactions and then burned their bodies. More>>

2 Penn State ex-officials begin jail terms in Sandusky case

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Two former high-ranking Penn State administrators have reported to a county jail to serve sentences for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy. More>>

Records show West Virginia governor's company owes $1M

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Court records show West Virginia Tax Department officials have filed four new liens for almost $1 million against Tams Management Inc., one of the coal companies owned by Gov. Jim Justice and his family. More>>

Senator selling stock after AP ties company to Mexican labor

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Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly says he's selling his stock in a family business that relies on Mexican labor to produce dye for ink pads. More>>

$15M awarded to family of unarmed black man killed by sniper

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A federal court jury in Seattle has awarded nearly $15 million to the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by police in front of his young son near Tacoma, finding police had no reason to use deadly force. More>>

Science Says: Not all cancers need treatment right away

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Surgery didn't help men with early-stage prostate cancer live longer compared to monitoring their disease, long-term results suggest. More>>

Federal ranger's testimony sought in Steinle murder trial

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It's been two years since a woman was randomly gunned down on a busy San Francisco pier in a shooting that set off a fierce national immigration debate. More>>

The Latest: Woman in Hawaii fire horrified at flames below

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Honolulu Emergency Medical Services have treated two patients and transported them in serious and stable condition to the hospital. More>>

The Latest: Authorities: Pot dealer says he killed 4 men

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A marijuana dealer says in court documents he killed four men on his family's Pennsylvania farm, shooting one of them and crushing him with a backhoe and trying to set three of the bodies on fire in a metal bin. More>>

Growing sinkhole swallows 2 houses, 1 boat in Florida

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A sinkhole that started out the size of a small swimming pool and continued to grow in Florida swallowed a boat, destroyed two homes and prompted officials to evacuate residents from 10 other homes. More>>

3 dead in fire at Honolulu high-rise with no sprinklers Video included

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More than 60 firefighters are battling a three-alarm fire in a Honolulu high-rise apartment building.Honolulu. More>>

No one rule applies on how hot is too hot on an airliner

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A mother says her baby overheated on a delayed flight at Denver's airport in a case that underscores a fact of air travel in the U.S.: There is no government rule on how hot is too hot when a plane is on the ground. More>>

Lawyers: Government seeking to deport Iraq War veteran

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An immigrant rights group is asking the Department of Homeland Security to release an Iraq War veteran who has been detained for more than three months while waiting to learn whether he'll be deported. More>>

Former US President Jimmy Carter out of hospital in Canada

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A spokeswoman for former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says he's been released from a hospital after being treated for dehydration in Canada. More>>

The Latest: 3rd home threatened by growing Florida sinkhole

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A property appraiser says the ground where a sinkhole swallowed a Florida home was stabilized in 2014. More>>

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