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Experts disclose new details about 300-year-old shipwreck

BOSTON (AP) — A Spanish galleon laden with gold that sank to the bottom of the Caribbean off the coast of Colombia more than...

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The swamp: Playing all sides for a fortune in contracts

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a pursuit of money and influence that began at President Donald Trump's inauguration, two American...

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Miss Nebraska winner of Miss USA competition

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska has beaten 50 other women to win the crown at this year's Miss USA...

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The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a yearlong pursuit of money and influence, two American businessmen played Middle East countries against...

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Top Kansas court to hear arguments on school funding

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas lawmakers are looking for hopeful hints from the state Supreme Court that they've increased...

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Ohio college student graduates with 8 associate degrees

KIRTLAND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio student who recently earned eight associate degrees from his community college now has his eye on...

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Sentencing set for man who mailed fatal dose of cyanide

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine man convicted of mailing a fatal dose of cyanide to a suicidal Englishman is set to be sentenced...

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Kansas judge weighs evidence in deadly hoax call case

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A California man accused of making a hoax call that led to police shooting an unarmed man in Kansas is...

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Some GOP House members warn Ryan over immigration effort

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of warring House Republican factions searched for an immigration compromise as some conservatives...

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The Latest: White House setting up meeting on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local):4:50 p.m.The White House...

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Pizza deliveryman's killing: Man ordered free decades later

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge has ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of...

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Police search past nightfall for suspects in officer's death

PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — Police backed by aircraft and trained dogs scoured a greater Baltimore suburb into the night, seeking...

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Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year's Miss USA...

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Deadly Florida airport shooting results in plea deal for man

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed court documents Monday in which an Alaska man agreed to plead guilty to...

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School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas has more than 1.2 million licensed handgun owners who can openly carry their weapons in public. The...

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The Latest: Lava flows, stalls on geothermal plant property

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):5 p.m.Hawaii officials say lava...

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Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s "LOVE" series, has died at his island home off the...

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Asian markets mostly lower after Wall Street gains

BEIJING (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower Tuesday after Wall Street gained as Italy moved toward forming a euroskeptic-led...

Dozens of schools built safe rooms following Moore tornado

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At least 65 school districts across the state have constructed safe rooms since 2013, according to a survey conducted by The Oklahoman.

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Settlement reached in LGBT school harassment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An openly gay couple was walking in their Oregon high school parking lot when the principal's son drove up,...

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Florida city warns residents of power outage, zombies

LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for...

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Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks before his planned North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst...

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The Latest: Settlement reached in LGBT school harassment

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the case of LGBTQ discrimination at an Oregon high school.6:30 p.m.:The principal of an Oregon...

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Warring House GOP factions seek middle ground on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of warring House Republican factions searched for an immigration compromise Monday as some...

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Correction: 2018 Midterms-Endorsements story

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story May 20 about potential Democratic presidential candidates and their campaign activity in 2018, The...

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Mother of dead Texas baby indicted on corpse abuse charge

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A grand jury in northeastern Texas has indicted the mother of a 7-week-old baby whose body was found...

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Man kills himself at San Francisco airport in mezzanine jump

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a man killed himself in front of hundreds of passengers at San Francisco International...

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The Latest: Officer's death: Searching at night for suspects

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Maryland police officer killed in the line of duty Monday (all times...

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Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on...

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Man who claims prosecutors withheld evidence set to be freed

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge on Monday ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors...

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California prosecutor opposes new DNA test in 1983 murders

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Monday opposed new DNA testing in an infamous 35-year-old murder case,...

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Clerk: Conyers III short of valid signatures for ballot

DETROIT (AP) — The son of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers will not have his name printed on the Aug. 7 Democratic primary ballot...

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Professor convicted after NRA lobbyist's home is vandalized

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A sociology professor from Nebraska accused of spraying fake blood on the steps of the Virginia home of...

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Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two...

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FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ratcheting up pressure on the Russia investigation, the White House announced Monday that top FBI and Justice...

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California may expand gun violence restraining order law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers took steps Monday to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun...

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Drilling rig topples near Phoenix airport, worker is trapped

PHOENIX (AP) — Cranes, back hoes and other heavy equipment are being set up to move a drilling rig that toppled on its side...

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New asylum hearing ordered for Mexican journalist held in US

HOUSTON (AP) — A new asylum hearing has been ordered for an award-winning Mexican journalist detained in a remote Texas...

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2 indicted in case of Louisiana teen found dead in swamp

MAUREPAS, La. (AP) — Two people have been indicted in connection to the death of a Louisiana teen whose body was found in a...

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Man charged after California blast held without bail

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man who was arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former...

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Trump discusses immigration agenda with GOP governors

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dined Monday evening with Republican governors supportive of his immigration policies...

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Judge appoints special prosecutor to decide on Greitens case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge on Monday appointed the prosecutor in Jackson County as the special prosecutor who will...

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Mississippi woman sentenced in murder-for-hire scheme

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman has been sentenced to more than 14 years in federal prison after admitting she tried...

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Illinois Democrats grill Rauner aide on death penalty plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Democratic legislators grilled a top aide to Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner Monday over a...

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Crews find wreckage of small plane that crashed in Vermont

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Search crews have found the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into the woods on Bald Mountain in...

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Classmates mourn deaths of 4 students killed in car crash

STOUGHTON, Mass. (AP) — Students at a Massachusetts high school are mourning the deaths of four classmates who were killed in a...

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School shooting victims killed attempting to ward off gunman

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — At least two of the student victims of a mass shooting at a Texas high school tried to block the advance...

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Judge admonishes ex-CIA worker over protective order

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge on Monday sternly reminded a former CIA employee who may face charges connected to a leak at...

One thing women are putting off longer these days

NewsMay 13, 2018

More women are delaying motherhood. The median age of new mothers in the U.S. is 26 years old, compared to 23 in 1994, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center.

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Border agent questions 2 women for speaking Spanish

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials are reviewing an encounter between a Border Patrol agent and...

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Man admits to hate crimes in Kansas bar shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who yelled "Get out of my country!" before killing one Indian immigrant and wounding...

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Agency disputes claim that trooper sexually assaulted woman

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety said it disputes allegations that one of its state troopers...

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FBI: Airplane passenger urinated, made crude comments

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a drunken passenger urinated on an airplane after flight attendants moved him for...

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The Latest: Ex-colleague updates injured officer's condition

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local):5:40 p.m.A former colleague says a police...

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The Latest: Special prosecutor appointed in Greitens case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigations of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):5:30 p.m.A judge...

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Woman to Detroit-area body parts broker: 'Burn in hell'

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who made money by supplying diseased body parts for medical training sometimes peddled them...

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Former officer who shot naked man says he was being attacked

DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A white former Atlanta-area police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked, mentally ill black veteran...

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The Latest: No bail for man charged after California blast

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a California man arrested on an explosives charge after a blast killed his former...

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US files plea deal in deadly Florida airport shooting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors filed court documents Monday in which an Alaska man agreed to plead guilty to...

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Michigan board: Civil rights law bars LGBT discrimination

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan agency will for the first time process complaints of discrimination against LGBT people after...

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AP PHOTOS: Fire, steam, fascination as Hawaii lava rolls on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Cracks in the ground spit out streams of lava that are snaking through Hawaii's Big Island, devouring...

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Box Office Top 20: 'Deadpool 2' dethrones 'Infinity War'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The release of "Deadpool 2" this weekend ended "Avengers: Infinity War's" three week stronghold on the top...

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The Latest: Rauner aide says death penalty plan fixes errors

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the Illinois House hearing on reinstating the death penalty (all times local):5:05...

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Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man suffering from severe mental illness left a meal with his family and then drove his sport...

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After his son died in crash, dad takes girlfriend to prom

MERCERSBURG, Pa. (AP) — It was supposed to be Carter Brown putting on the corsage and doing funny poses in photos with his date...

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Microsoft pledges to extend EU data rights worldwide

NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft promised Monday to give users worldwide the same data and privacy rights Europeans will get under new...

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Watchdog report to fault FBI for Clinton probe delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — An upcoming report from the Justice Department's internal watchdog is expected to criticize senior FBI...

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N Carolina restaurant owner 'Mama Dip' dies at age 89

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina restaurant owner known as much for generosity as her fried chicken has died at the...

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Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A man was killed when the Tesla automobile he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a...

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The Latest: Trump aims to prevent 'fire sales' in Venezuela

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. policy toward Venezuela (all times local):5:20 p.m.President Donald Trump says an...

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Crashed helicopter's occupants: Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri

BOUTTE, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say the passenger who died in a weekend helicopter crash was from Oklahoma. The...

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School shooting unlikely to rile Texas runoffs Tuesday

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas holds its primary runoff election just four days after a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and...

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Police officer's son pleads guilty to terrorist bomb plot

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The son of a Boston police captain pleaded guilty Monday to plotting to use guns and homemade bombs...

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Man admits taking funeral GoFundMe money to buy car

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to taking money from a GoFundMe account that was set up to pay...

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US court to revise policies after sexual misconduct claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nation's largest federal court circuit is establishing a new position to oversee discrimination and...

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Germany foreign minister to meet Pompeo over Iran deal

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday that he will meet with U.S. Secretary of State...

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Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's fractured opposition emerged even more powerless Monday, a day after an election it...

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Paraguay opens embassy in Jerusalem, after US and Guatemala

JERUSALEM (AP) — Paraguay opened its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, following in the footsteps of the United States and...

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US and Philadelphia reject 'sanctuary city' compromise

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials and the Justice Department are rejecting a federal judge's idea for settling their...

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Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

DUBLIN (AP) — In homes and pubs, on leaflets and lampposts, debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's...

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Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Despite losing the Republican primary in a distant third place, convicted ex-coal baron Don...

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University official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A high-ranking New York university official resigned Monday after a newspaper challenged his story about...

Employment falls as the oil industry becomes more efficient

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A heightened focus on technology and efficiency gains over the past four years has allowed the oil and natural gas industry to return to profitability and recover from the deepest industry downturn in a generation. But not all of the industry...

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Survey asks why young people stay in, leave New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer than half of New Hampshire residents ages 20 to 40 say they probably or definitely will remain in...

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US Sen. Bernie Sanders announces Senate re-election bid

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Monday he will run for re-election on an agenda that would...

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Watchdog says US strategy in Afghanistan shows little result

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's revamped Afghanistan strategy has made little progress against the Taliban...

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General Electric, Alphabet and Micron Technology surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday:General Electric Co., up 29 cents to $15.26The...

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Rauners move back to renovated Illinois governor's mansion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It's moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning to the Illinois...

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Gates Foundation director to lead Pennsylvania universities

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A director at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was chosen Monday to be the new chancellor of...

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Genesis Energy, L.P. to Present at MLP & Energy Infrastructure Conference

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE: GEL) announced today that Bob Deere, CFO, will make a...

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The Latest: Professor says Blankenship bid could muddle race

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship's announcement that he'll run for U.S. Senate as...

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Maryland governor confirms fatal shooting on duty of Baltimore County Police Officer

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland governor confirms fatal shooting on duty of Baltimore County Police Officer.

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Ex-Indiana sheriff's official pleads guilty to lying to FBI

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A former Lake County Sheriff's Department official has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI during a...

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Judge considers request to dismiss mystery deaths case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Both sides in the case of a Vermont man accused by his family of killing his millionaire grandfather and...

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The Latest: Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders launches Senate bid

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on Sanders Re-election (all times local):4 p.m.Independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of...

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Autopsies describe fatal prison attack NC hasn't detailed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Inmates used hammers to crush skulls and scissors to spear flesh when they killed four employees last fall...

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Man digging for tortoises says he planned to eat them

STUART, Fla. (AP) — Florida wildlife officials say a man they found in possession of two gopher tortoises, said he didn't want...

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Experts: Earthquakes could affect Oklahoma infrastructure

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Experts are looking at how Oklahoma's seismic activity impacts critical infrastructure as frequent,...

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Markets Right Now: Relief over easing tensions lifts stocks

NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):4 p.m.Signs of easing trade tensions between...

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Officials identify barricaded man killed in explosion

NORTH HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut medical examiner's office has confirmed the identity of man who barricaded himself on...

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USC sued over clinic gynecologist accused of misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four former University of Southern California students sued the school and an ex-campus gynecologist who...

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Houston baggage handler pleads guilty to officer gun theft

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 22-year-old man working as a contract baggage handler at Houston's Bush...

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Houston man pleads to $3.4 million fraud scheme

HOUSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 42-year-old Houston man has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $3.4 million from a...

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'Don't be mad at Claire': McCaskill courts black voters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The African-American community's frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real.The perception that the...

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Teenager arrested for doling out 'marijuana cookies'

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A teen girl has been arrested in connection to five Connecticut students being sent to the emergency room...

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The Latest: Official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on question claims made by a high-level State University of New York official (all times...

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Judge: School shooting suspect comments are admissible

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a...

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Ex-wife sought in shooting of pregnant newlywed, father

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A street shooting in Philadelphia wounded a pregnant woman and her father on her wedding day, and...

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Video captures bus driver counting cash while driving

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials will investigate a New Jersey bus driver who was seen on video allegedly counting cash...

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US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday demanded that Iran make wholesale changes in its military and regional...

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Baltimore's former top cop makes initial court appearance

BALTIMORE (AP) — The last time Darryl De Sousa raised his hand and swore under oath he was being authorized as Baltimore's top...

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Oklahoma DEQ attorney's 2014 firing upheld

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An appeals court has upheld the 2014 firing of an Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality attorney...

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The Latest: Man appears in court on car attack charges

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle that crashed into a North Carolina restaurant (all times local):3:10 p.m.A...

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2 NYPD officers, 1 a groom on wedding day, die in crash

SHANDAKEN, N.Y. (AP) — Two off-duty New York Police Department officers, one of them a groom on his wedding day, died in the...

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Divers hunt Oklahoma lake for boaters missing in fatal crash

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says divers are searching for two boaters missing since a collision that...

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Judge: Teen must repay $37M for starting Oregon wildfire

HOOD RIVER, Ore. (AP) — A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered...

Residents near an old Oklahoma refinery started feeling sick. Now work there has stopped

NewsMay 5, 2018

“It rolls in like a cloud. Then, when the wind blows, it gets worse,” Monique Timmons said of the odorous gas that she and her neighbors blame for their sudden onset of troubled breathing, headaches, nausea and stomach pains.

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New CIA director says she'll send more spies to the field

LANGLEY, Va. (AP) — New CIA Director Gina Haspel pledged to send more spies into the field during her swearing-in Monday as...

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Democrats turn out in force in Georgia early voting

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Democratic voters have turned out in force in early voting, an encouraging signal for the party as it...

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Southern Plains drought continues stress on crops, rangeland

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Lack of rainfall and above-average temperatures are prolonging the drought conditions that have stressed...

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Police: 9-year-old boy finds gun, shoots 8-year-old cousin

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a 9-year-old boy shot and critically wounded his 8-year-old cousin with a handgun he...

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Trump administration slams Venezuela's election as a "sham"

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday dismissed Venezuela's presidential election as a "sham" and ramped up...

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Emergency workers file lawsuit alleging discrimination

NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the New York's emergency medical services say in a lawsuit that women and non-white members are...

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Town settles female officer's 'frat house' atmosphere suit

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A female reserve police officer in Massachusetts who says she was harassed by fellow officers and forced to...

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Whopper walleye breaks state's longest-standing fish record

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's record for largest walleye caught by a recreational angler had stood for nearly six...

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Hundreds turn up at 'BBQing While Black' event in Oakland

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered for a weekend cookout in Oakland, California dubbed "BBQing While Black." It...

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Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

BEIRUT (AP) — Syria's military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a...

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Telecom tower climber gets $30M settlement in fall suit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A telecommunications tower climber who suffered severe injuries when a ladder rung dislodged and sent him...

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Ameren plans 400-megawatt wind farm, Missouri's largest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ameren Missouri announced plans Monday for a 400-megawatt wind farm in rural northeast Missouri, creating...

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UConn president to step down in summer 2019

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst announced Monday that she will step down after the...

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The Latest: After defeat, Venezuela opposition vows to unite

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's presidential election (all times local):1:40 p.m.Venezuela's two main...

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The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing strategy on Iran (all times local):1:35 p.m.Iran's...

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Rainy season arrives in full force in Sunshine State

MIAMI (AP) — Soggy Florida is expecting even more rain after a weekend system caused flooding in many low-lying areas and a...

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Former priest charged with sexually abusing teen in 2001

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — A former Catholic priest has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy in a suburban...

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George Stevens Jr. adds history to the film academy library

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — American Film Institute founder and Kennedy Center Honors creator George Stevens Jr. is adding...

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Trump to travel to New York for speech on MS-13 gang

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will travel to New York on Wednesday for a speech on immigration.New York Rep. Pete...

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Palestinian crowd pelts US vehicle with eggs

BEIT JALLA, West Bank (AP) — A small crowd of Palestinian protesters in the West Bank on Monday pelted an American diplomatic...

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$3.5 million later, Medal of Honor Museum will be re-drawn

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) — Planners of a National Medal of Honor Museum in South Carolina have agreed to start over on the...

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Funeral service held for girl killed in school bus crash

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Funeral services were held Monday for a student killed when a school bus on a field trip collided with a...

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Judge urged to protect witness IDs at Mafia boss trial

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities are urging a judge to bar the public from the courtroom while inspectors from the Witness...

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Man who killed Salvation Army worker gets life in prison

CLEVELAND (AP) — A Cleveland man who fatally shot a uniformed Salvation Army worker carrying a Bible was sentenced Monday to...

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2 couples navigate infidelity, chaos in 'Little Disasters'

"Little Disasters" (Viking), by Randall KleinThe shared birthday of their sons initially connects Michael and Rebecca to Paul...

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Report: Driver in fatal crash had history of complaints

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A National Transportation Safety Board report says the driver in a school bus crash that killed six...

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Richard N. Goodwin, White House speech writer, dead at 86

NEW YORK (AP) — Richard N. Goodwin, an aide, speechwriter and liberal force for the Kennedys and Lyndon Johnson who helped...

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How a rehab boss exploited the drug epidemic - with impunity

For years, a drug rehab program in North Carolina sent people with addictions to work for free as caregivers for elderly and...

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ConocoPhillips to Present at Bernstein 2018 Strategic Decisions Conference

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced that Ryan Lance, chairman and chief...

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High court to hear challenge to Virginia uranium mining ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to Virginia's decades-old ban on uranium mining.The state...

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10-year-old boy drives stolen vehicle into police car

ORRINGTON, Maine (AP) — Authorities in Maine say a 10-year-old boy is safe after taking off in a stolen car and hitting a...

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Woman in smiling mugshot faces manslaughter in DUI crash

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who flashed a big grin in a mugshot following a car crash and DUI arrest now faces a new...

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Correction: Earns-Ducommun story

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — In a story May 10 about Ducommun Inc.'s earnings — generated by Automated Insights using data from...

Auto thefts decline in Oklahoma City

NewsMay 14, 2018

Auto thefts in Oklahoma City have declined by about 30 percent since 2012. Police said although it's difficult to say why the number of thefts increase or decrease from one year to the next, advances in technology likely have played a role in the...

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US Postal Service issuing scratch-and-sniff stamps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Letter writers will soon be able to express their sentiments in words and smells.The U.S. Postal Service...

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Woman taking photos on top of waterfall injured in fall

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman trying to take photos at the top of a waterfall in Pennsylvania has fallen...

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2 Oklahoma men killed in southwest Kansas crash

LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two Oklahoma men have died and three others have been hurt in a southwest Kansas crash.The...

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Pastor: Man accused in car attack that killed 2 in his family had severe depression and anxiety, sought psychiatric care

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — Pastor: Man accused in car attack that killed 2 in his family had severe depression and anxiety,...

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Don't get taken for a ride this summer at the theme park

The best way to save money at theme parks this summer is simple. Don't go.Peak season means peak pricing. Admission discounts...

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Nielsen says 29 million people watched wedding in US

NEW YORK (AP) — Perhaps getting married to a U.S. television star helps in the royal wedding ratings.The Nielsen company says...

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Jupiter's backward-flying asteroid from another star system

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there's...

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Man who stormed Trump resort booked into Florida jail

MIAMI (AP) — The man who stormed President Donald Trump's Miami-area golf resort last week has been moved from a hospital to a...

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'Miles to go before I sleep': Robert Frost museum reopens

SHAFTSBURY, Vt. (AP) — On a warm June morning in 1922, Robert Frost sat down at his dining room table in southern Vermont and...

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Jay and Mark Duplass reveal the secret to their success

NEW YORK (AP) — When the filmmaking Duplass brothers sat down to list their top 10 movies of all time, one cinematic...

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Frontier flight makes emergency landing in Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Tulsa, Oklahoma, to San Diego was forced to make an emergency landing...

Business

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday hailed his administration's temporary truce with China on trade, even as his...

Business

Sentence next for Detroit-area body parts broker

DETROIT (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking a 14-year prison sentence for a Detroit-area man convicted of dealing diseased body...

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Inmate: No bodies 'I know of' at dig site for missing girls

MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man convicted in the killing of a teenager, whose reported boasting in prison inspired police...

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AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Monday announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its...

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Justices to review Oklahoma's Indian territory murder appeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will hear Oklahoma's plea to reinstate the murder conviction and death sentence of an...

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Dispute on eye drop size fails to catch Supreme Court's eye

WASHINGTON (AP) — A dispute about the size of eye drops has failed to catch the eye of the Supreme Court.Drug companies...

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Los Angeles for tourists: Hollywood, beaches _ and pot?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California this year, and the industry is targeting...

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Revolving door of despair: Drugs land more women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — On opposite sides of the county jail, a mother and her son chat about school, girls, birthday gifts —...

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Bush at Maine summer home alone for first time in 73 years

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — His home on the rocky coast is former President George H.W. Bush's happy place, chock full of...

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Kentucky troopers shoot, kill man who they say had shotgun

HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky troopers have shot and killed a man who authorities say confronted them with a shotgun.News outlets...

Business

Cabot Corporation to Expand Global Carbon Black Capacity by over 300,000 Metric Tons

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--Cabot Corporation (NYSE: CBT) announced the addition of significant capacity to its...

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After $1.5B overhaul, new Goethals Bridge open on both sides

NEW YORK (AP) — The new Goethals (GAH'-thuhlz) Bridge between New York and New Jersey is now open in both directions after a...

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The Latest: US-China inject note of caution post-trade truce

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):8:55 a.m.The Trump administration and China are...

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France's Total boosts Cypriot gas plan as it eyes Iran exit

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — French energy company Total says it is looking to expand its search for natural gas off Cyprus' south...

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Stocks are higher as US, China put trade war on hold

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rose on Monday as the United States and China put a trade war on hold, clearing...

Business

China says it can't guarantee no more trade tension with US

BEIJING (AP) — China's government said Monday it cannot guarantee that renewed trade tension with Washington can be avoided...

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Officer who shot school gunman gets ovation at graduation

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — A school resource officer who was hailed a hero for shooting and arresting a gunman at a northern Illinois...

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At least 2 dead in church van wreck in North Carolina

ROLESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — At least two people have died and 11 others were hurt in a wreck involving a church van in North...

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In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

TOKYO (AP) — Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the...

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Man walking home from train station followed by pig

NORTH RIDGEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Police in a Cleveland suburb thought they had a drunk on their hands when a man called to report...

Business

NASA shipper Orbital ATK launches space station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — One of NASA's prime shippers, Orbital ATK, launched a fresh load of supplies to the International...

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New Jersey police officer performs C-section to deliver fawn

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A police officer in New Jersey performed an emergency cesarean section to deliver a fawn after...

The OK -- The Food Issue

LifeFeb 4, 2018

Peanut butter. If I have one go-to food, that's it. Crunchy or smooth? Doesn't matter. Jif, Skippy or Peter Pan? Don't care. Love them all. On toast, on a cracker. Plain or with a pickle, like my mom taught me. Even on a hamburger. If you...

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GE Hitachi Announces Dominion Energy as Investor in BWRX-300 Small Modular Reactor

WILMINGTON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018--GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) today announced that Dominion Energy will...

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Trials for violent protest framed as Trump vs the resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — When police arrested more than 200 anti-Trump protesters on Inauguration Day 2017, it touched off a long-term...

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Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — She stood at her bedroom door for five minutes Saturday morning trying to work up the courage to turn...

Business

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in...

Business

Asian markets higher as US, China put trade war on hold

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were higher on Monday as investors cheered the outcome of negotiations between...

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Moon enters talks with Trump with driver's seat at stake

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — For a few months, everything seemed to be clicking for South Korean President Moon Jae-in as he...

Crime

For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — An outgoing and "really funny" student who blocked the door to try to prevent the gunman from entering...

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US relations under Trump dominate Mexico presidential debate

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's turbulent relationship with the U.S. government under President Donald Trump dominated the...

Crime

Police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Santa Fe High School had conducted active shooter drills, armed police officers patrolled the hallways and...

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Coast Guard aids Canadian mariner whose vessel flooded

HONOLULU (AP) — The Coast Guard assisted a distressed Canadian mariner after his vessel began taking on water about 80 miles...

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US office overseeing fight against IS gets reprieve

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at...

Crime

Police: Suspect faces 2 murder charges in restaurant plowing

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — A man intentionally rammed a vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy serving Sunday lunch,...

Crime

The Latest: Man faces 2 murder charges in restaurant plowing

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a vehicle that crashed into a North Carolina restaurant (all times local):12:10 p.m.A...

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Black women look to flex power in Georgia governor's race

ATLANTA (AP) — This week's primary election in Georgia presents black women voters with a rare opportunity: To give a Democrat...

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AP PHOTOS: On the 'inside' with women behind bars

JACKSBORO, Tenn. (AP) — There was no makeup to put on, no outfit to prepare. There wasn't even any notice a visitor was coming....

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Winners in the top categories at Billboard Music Awards

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A list of winners in the top categories at the 2018 Billboard Music Awards, held Sunday at the MGM Grand...

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Police: Man charged with murder in death of girlfriend's son

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington, D.C., say a man has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend's...

Business

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials declared socialist leader Nicolas Maduro the easy winner of Sunday's...

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The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Sunday's presidential election in Venezuela (all times local):11:25 p.m.Venezuelan...

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School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

The 2018 Billboard Music Awards paid tribute to the students and teachers affected by recent deadly shootings in Texas and...

Business

NYPD probing sex allegations against Mario Batali

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is investigating allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against celebrity chef...

Business

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are pulling back from the brink of a trade war after the world's two biggest...

Crime

Sentencing to resume in case of man who mailed fatal cyanide

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The sentencing of a man convicted of mailing fatal cyanide to a suicidal Englishman is set to resume in...

Crime

Ohio nursing home where man killed 3 people reopens

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio nursing home where a man killed two employees and the village police chief has reopened a...

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3 high school seniors die in crash weeks before graduation

YONCALLA, Ore. (AP) — School officials say three senior girls were killed in a car crash on Interstate 5 in western Oregon,...

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1 dead, 2 hurt in helicopter crash in remote Louisiana woods

BOUTTE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a helicopter has crashed in remote woods in south Louisiana, leaving one crewmember dead and...

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Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend'

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Congregations in this deeply religious community near Houston gathered Sunday for their first services...

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Mayor who pulled Confederate statues honored with JFK award

BOSTON (AP) — The former mayor of New Orleans was honored Sunday night for his leadership in removing Confederate memorials in...

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Kerry says civil discourse is under threat around the world

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday warned that "true civil discourse"...

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The Latest: Prosecutor wont' release autopsies during probe

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the Texas school shooting (all times local):7:20 p.m.The Texas prosecutor handling a high...

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Texas man charged with murder after woman run over with car

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say an 89-year-old man has been charged with murder after a woman was run over with a car...

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Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

SEATTLE (AP) — The two mountain bikers did what they were supposed to do when they noticed a mountain lion tailing them on a...

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The Latest: Cougar that attacked cyclists was underweight

SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on a cougar attack that killed one mountain biker and wounded another outside Seattle (all times...

The U.S. Air Force is getting close to receiving its next generation aircraft tanker.

BusinessMay 13, 2018

SEATTLE — Boeing Co. brought more than a dozen reporters to various production and testing facilities here earlier this month to update progress it has made toward delivering its first group of KC-46A Pegasus tankers to the U.S. Air Force. The...

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North Dakota politician accused in peeping incident ends run

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota politician accused in a peeping incident at a college campus announced Sunday he is...

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The Latest: Hazardous cloud spreads from where lava hits sea

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on an erupting volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local):12:50 p.m.Scientists say a...

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Police video from California fires shows harrowing escapes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Chaotic police body-camera footage from last year's deadly wildfires in Northern California's wine...

Health

NRA links school violence to Ritalin but experts deny link

The National Rifle Association's incoming president has linked school shootings and other violence to using medications such as...

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93-year-old ex-president Bush arrives in Maine for summer

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush is in Maine for the summer.The 93-year-old arrived Sunday evening...

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Patricia Morison, Broadway and Hollywood star, dies at 103

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Patricia Morison, who originated the role of an overemotional diva in the Broadway musical "Kiss Me, Kate,"...

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Faster-moving Hawaii lava gushes into sea, spews new danger

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A volcano that is oozing, spewing and exploding on Hawaii's Big Island has gotten more hazardous in recent...

Crime

14-year-old pretends he's a NY cop, robs a legally blind man

NEW YORK (AP) — A wily 14-year-old boy who posed as a New York City police officer while snatching a legally blind man's wallet...

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Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ed Arends grabbed what he could in the night and fled his 5-acre property, lava oozing from a crack in his...

Business

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers.Fox's "Deadpool...

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Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

NEW YORK (AP) — Criminal investigators are getting their first look at materials gathered from raids on the home and office of...

Business

Civil rights icon, Trump critic speak at BU commencement

BOSTON (AP) — A civil rights icon and a Caribbean politician who tangled with President Donald Trump offered Boston University...

Crime

Review clears deputy who searched for trapped Ohio teen

CINCINNATI (AP) — A sheriff's deputy who unsuccessfully searched for a 16-year-old Ohio boy who died while being trapped in a...

News

Principal apologizes for 'insensitive' prom tickets language

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — The principal of a New Jersey high school has apologized for what he called "insensitive" language on...

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Ticket sold in New Jersey wins Powerball jackpot

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Lottery officials say a single ticket sold at a New Jersey grocery store won the Powerball jackpot worth...

Business

International military company to be based in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A multinational company that develops and builds equipment for military use worldwide is choosing...

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Database will give police info on people with disabilities

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new database will alert Ohio law enforcement officers about motorists and passengers with communication...

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Dispute on Oklahoma incarceration costs continues after veto

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The head of the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association says Gov. Mary Fallin's veto of legislation involving state...

Business

Average price of US gas jumps 10 cents, to $3 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. jumped 10 cents a gallon over the past two...

Crime

3 killed in boat crash on Missouri lake; operator arrested

CAMDEN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities allege a Kansas man was intoxicated when the boat he was operating struck a rock bluff on the...

Business

'Jurassic Park' dinosaur expert's next big thing: holograms

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Forget the gray, green and brown dinosaurs in the "Jurassic Park" movies. Paleontologist Jack Horner wants...

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Hillary Clinton to receive prestigious Harvard medal

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is being honored with a medal during Harvard University's graduation week.The former...

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2018 midterms: An early heat for 2020 Democrats?

ATLANTA (AP) — Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to...

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USS Manchester to be commissioned soon

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A U.S. Navy combat ship named for New Hampshire's largest city will be commissioned soon.The...

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Iraqi, Syrian guides bring views to Philadelphia museum

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three Iraqi natives and a Syrian woman have been enlisted as guides to share a modern cultural perspective...

Business

Whitewater river in Colorado a bright spot amid grim drought

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) — Despite a severe drought across the Southwestern United States this spring, there should be plenty of...

Crime

The Latest: Incoming NRA president addresses school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting in Texas (all times local):11:10 a.m.The National Rifle Association's...

Health

A fourth-grade teacher, a donor and 'an angel on earth'

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Eva Evans is 10 years old and desperately needs a new kidney to live a normal life. Mrs. Thomas, a...

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Florida's expensive race for governor highlights lax laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's wide-open race for governor won't be decided for another six months, but it's already...

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US anti-IS office gets reprieve as Syria pullout accelerates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department unit overseeing the fight against the Islamic State group will stay in business for at...

Crime

Arrest records of Rosa Parks, MLK to be preserved

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Yellowing court records from the arrests of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others at the dawn...

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Boy, 3, rescued from manure pit on farm

HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) — Officials say emergency crews rescued a 3-year-old boy who fell into a manure pit on a farm near...

Business

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

DETROIT (AP) — A nearly 80-year-old statue depicting a European settler with a weapon in his hand towering over a Native...

A new Cold War? Depends on who you ask.

NewsMay 7, 2018

With tensions between Russia and the U.S. heating up, we talk to a Russian living in Oklahoma and Oklahomans living in Russia.

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Boy, 12, bitten by rattlesnake after crashing four-wheeler

GEORGETOWN, Texas (AP) — Authorities in Central Texas say a 12-year-old boy involved in the wreck of a four-wheeler also has...

Business

City hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case

NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A remote Vermont community down on its luck had looked forward in 2012 to a downtown hotel, office and...

News

At least 1 dead after central Oklahoma boating accident

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Law enforcement authorities say at least one person is dead following a boating accident on a central...

Business

The Latest: Mnuchin says US-China putting trade war on hold

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade talks (all times local):10:05 a.m.Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the...

Business

Mnuchin says NAFTA negotiations could spill into 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says efforts to renegotiate a trade agreement with Canada and Mexico could...

Business

Eels break records in Maine, where they sell for big money

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — America's only significant state fishery for baby eels has blown past records for value as high demand...

News

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates...

Business

Dayton, GOP at still odds as Legislature presses ahead

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Legislature careened Saturday toward a messy and potentially inconclusive ending, as...

Crime

Police search for motive in Texas school shooting

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the...

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McCaskill defends CIA vote, says reasons are classified

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri on Saturday defended her vote against President Donald...

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Hawaii lava flow ramps up as new magma mixes with old

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava oozing out of cracks for two weeks in rural Hawaii neighborhoods took on new characteristics as...

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More than 25 hospitalized in NYC due to synthetic marijuana

NEW YORK (AP) — More than 25 people have been hospitalized in New York City due to bad reactions to the synthetic marijuana...

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Experts: Dead whale that washed up in NY likely hit by boat

NEW YORK (AP) — Experts from a wildlife conservation group say a dead whale that washed up on a New York beach was likely hit...

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The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours

VOLCANO, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local):3:45 p.m.Hawaii County civil...

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Guess who's coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures

BURLINGTON, New Jersey (AP) — With a gospel choir, black cellist and bishop, Oprah, Serena and Idris Elba in the audience and...

Business

The Latest: Man's condition in fatal cougar attack upgraded

NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal cougar attack in Washington state (all times local):5:55 p.m.Officials say the...

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In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the...

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A royal wedding bridges the Atlantic and breaks old molds

WINDSOR, England (AP) — The son of British royalty and the daughter of middle-class Americans wed Saturday in a service that...

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US criticizes China's militarization of disputed waters

BEIJING (AP) — The Pentagon criticized what it called China's "continued militarization" of island outposts in the disputed...

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Oprah to Idris: Celebrities spice up royal wedding

BALTIMORE (AP) — Oprah Winfrey seemed a tad confused about her seating assignment. Serena Williams documented her journey to...

Business

Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in...

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The Latest: Trump misspells wife's name in homecoming tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on first lady Melania Trump (all times local):2:40 p.m.President Donald Trump has welcomed his...

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Police: 2 arrests in fatal shooting after Georgia graduation

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police announced the arrests of two people Saturday in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation...

Crime

Tucson officer's belt stops bullet in 'way too close a call'

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Tucson police say an officer narrowly escaped injury during a domestic violence incident when a bullet hit...

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Trump foe Sen. Elizabeth Warren to address college graduates

BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Saturday encouraged graduates of a Massachusetts college to persist in...

Business

NY college giving honorary degree to Frederick Douglass

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Abolitionist Frederick Douglass this weekend will receive the first posthumous honorary degree ever...

Crime

The Latest: 2 arrested in killing outside Georgia graduation

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony in Georgia (all times...

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Rikers Island inmates get a taste of ancient Greece

NEW YORK (AP) — Some inmates at New York City's biggest jail got a taste of ancient Greece this weekend.A theater company went...

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First class for Mississippi school after desegregation deal

CLEVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A small Mississippi Delta town whose rival high schools were combined last year under a desegregation...

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Working Families Party formally endorses Cynthia Nixon

NEW YORK (AP) — New York's progressive Working Families Party formally endorsed "Sex and the City" actress Cynthia Nixon on...

Business

US, China say Beijing commits to buying more American goods

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just-ended U.S.-China trade talks produced a commitment by Beijing to "significantly increase" its purchases...

Crime

Colombia ex-rebel halts hunger strike as extradition lingers

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A former rebel ideologue who helped craft Colombia's 2016 peace deal has suspended a 41-day hunger...

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Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Nothing quite captured the trans-Atlantic nature of Saturday's royal wedding as much as the guest...

Oklahoma schools plagued by low funding as student needs increase

NewsMay 6, 2018

Oklahoma schools have struggled through a decade of per-student funding decreases, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer classroom resources. But it has come at the same time the rate of students dealing with a slate of social challenges have...

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Crime

Florida judge tosses charges in fraternity pledge's death

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge is dismissing felony hazing charges against four men in the death of a university...

Health

Lawyers in death-penalty case seek answers on mental fitness

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Defense lawyers for a man facing a possible death penalty in the slaying of a Muslim teenager last year say...

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:ABC's "This Week" —Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick; Fred Guttenberg,...

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WW2 museum's Bob Hope exhibit opens Friday

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National World War II Museum is about to open a new exhibit about comedian Bob Hope and his performances...

Crime

Texas school shooting suspect's family offers condolences to victims, say attack "incompatible with the boy we love"

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — Texas school shooting suspect's family offers condolences to victims, say attack "incompatible with the...

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Possible tornado touches down in north-central Oklahoma

PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — The National Weather Service in Tulsa says a possible tornado has touched down in north-central...

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Police: Man who stormed Trump resort still in hospital

MIAMI (AP) — A man who stormed President Donald Trump's Miami-area golf resort remains in the hospital a day after he exchanged...

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Jimmy Carter gently jabs Trump at Liberty commencement

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter took a gentle poke at President Donald Trump at the start of a commencement...

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2 dead in bus crash recalled as 'beloved,' 'beautiful'

BELLEVILLE, N.J. (AP) — The parent-teacher association of the New Jersey middle school where a student and teacher were killed...

Business

Trump nominates Chicago businessman for Belgium ambassador

CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated Chicago businessman and GOP donor Ron Gidwitz to serve as U.S. ambassador...

Crime

Texas shooting renews debate about American school design

Just hours after the nation's latest school shooting, the debate began anew: Are American schools built in a way that makes...

Health

Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump returned to the White House in "high spirits" on Saturday following a weeklong hospitalization...

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Reggie Lucas, who worked with Miles Davis and Madonna, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Reggie Lucas, the Grammy-winning musician who played with Miles Davis in the 1970s and produced the bulk of...

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Georgia GOP primary race centers on guns and immigration

ATLANTA (AP) — Never mind cutting taxes, creating jobs and other pocketbook mainstays of past Republican campaigns. Amid fierce...

Business

New Starbucks policy: No purchase needed to sit in cafes

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks announced a new policy Saturday that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if...

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Americans fete royal wedding in pubs, hotels and homes

NEW YORK (AP) — From pubgoers in pajamas to merrymakers in finery at a posh hotel, Americans cheered and teared up Saturday as...

Business

Immigration a fraught issue for GOP as midterms approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chaos among House Republicans this past week on immigration shows just how problematic and risky the...

Crime

US arrest, raids in Seattle pot probe with China ties

SEATTLE (AP) — U.S. authorities have arrested a Seattle woman, conducted raids and seized thousands of marijuana plants in an...

Health

Wife of man charged in blast probe died in 'mysterious case'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A decade before his ex-girlfriend was killed in what investigators say was a targeted explosion, Stephen...

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Arizona 'Dreamers' struggle after losing cheaper tuition

PHOENIX (AP) — David Montenegro worked part-time restaurant jobs and took advantage of Arizona's lower in-state tuition as he...

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NRA appeals ruling that it must use real names in lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is appealing a ruling that required it to disclose the names of two...

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Revolutionary War soldier, slave, honored by families

PLAINFIELD, N.H. (AP) — A Revolutionary War soldier and slave is being commemorated for his service and by the descendants of...

Crime

Missing Virgin Mary statue found 2 years after disappearance

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (AP) — A missing statue of the Virgin Mary stolen from a Vermont nativity scene more than two years ago has...

Crime

Father of Pakistani victim in Texas school shooting grieves

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Abdul Aziz Sheikh sits on the ground floor of his Karachi home surrounded by mourning friends,...

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Not all GOP candidates want Trump to stump

NEW YORK (AP) — He is the Republican Party's most powerful political weapon. Yet as the GOP fights to defend its delicate House...

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After Katrina: High school remembers lost class of 2006

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When he was entering his senior year at Benjamin Franklin High School in New Orleans, Adeyele "Yele" Akanji...

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Library collecting artifacts from Boston's hip hop scene

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' hip hop scene is the focus of a local preservation effort.Members of the local hip-hop community...

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Trusted Xi ally a rising influence on China's foreign policy

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping is increasingly turning to friend and trusted confidant Wang Qishan to help guide...

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Oklahoma man sentenced after crimes in Branson

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who terrorized a woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter in Branson has been sentenced to 20 years...

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Cincinnati mulls map system for cruisers after teen's death

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio city is considering buying a computer mapping system that could have pinpointed for police officers...

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CIA's Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scrutiny of the 33-year spy career of new CIA director Gina Haspel has focused on her undercover role in the...

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White House pushes ahead with Mideast peace plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is aiming to roll out its much-hyped but long-delayed Middle East peace plan next...

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High-tech, sphere-shaped arena coming to Las Vegas Strip

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A refueling operator on a KC-46A Pegasus won't have to lie down on the job.

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The KC-46A Pegasus being developed by Boeing for the U.S. Air Force will provide the service with an aerial tanker that the manufacturer says will be more affordable to operate. Officials said lessons they learned from another military aircraft...

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