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Artist uses Iraq refugees, war veterans in radio project

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An Iraqi-American artist is launching a 10-part radio broadcast that features voices of Philadelphia-area Iraqi refugees, Iraq war veterans and the "Walter Cronkite of Iraq" recalling their memories of the culturally rich nation.

Brain disease seen in most football players in large report Video included

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Research on the brains of 202 former football players shows brain disease in most.

Trump, Lebanese leader pledge solidarity against terrorism

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President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledge solidarity in fighting terrorism.

Court orders Uzbek terror suspect detained until trial

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An appellate court has reversed a judge's decision to release a man detained for 5½ years for allegedly providing material support to an Uzbek terror organization.

Official: Driver in smuggling attempt part of larger group

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Mexico's foreign ministry says 25 of the migrants found inside a sweltering tractor-trailer found parked outside a Texas Walmart were Mexican.

New York City's transit agency unveils $836M subway plan

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The head of New York City's transit agency has unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, promising that riders will see progress within the next year.

Man accused of smuggling king cobras in potato chip cans

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U.S. prosecutors say a man is facing federal smuggling charges after trying to receive three king cobras hidden in potato chip canisters through the mail.

Texas Senate again OKs 'bathroom bill' over police criticism

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Texas senators has begun an emotionally charged floor debate over a revived "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. The chances of passage remain tenuous even though Republicans firmly control the Legislature.

Trump administration cuts short anti-teen pregnancy grants

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Dozens of teen pregnancy prevention programs deemed ineffective by President Donald Trump's administration will lose more than $200 million in funding following a surprise decision to end five-year grants after only three years.

California knocks Trump as it extends climate change effort

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Gov. Jerry Brown is scheduled to sign legislation Tuesday keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global warming, which puts a cap and a price on climate-changing emissions.

The Latest: Trump talks 'new immigration system' in Ohio

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President Donald Trump takes a victory lap in Ohio with the very voters who put him in office.

10 white caskets and memories: Funeral honors flood victims

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Mourners are paying tribute to 10 family members who died together in mere seconds when a flash flood rushed through the swimming hole where they were celebrating a birthday.

Concerns increase in Wisconsin over deal for Foxconn plant

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Concerns are rising among lawmakers and others over what incentives Wisconsin may offer to become the first U.S. home of global electronics manufacturing giant Foxconn.

Authorities warn virtual kidnapping scams are on the rise

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Authorities are warning about a rise in virtual kidnappings _ where con artists falsely claim to be holding victims' relatives for ransom.

Cyber staff: Wisconsin company offers to microchip employees

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A Wisconsin company is offering to microchip its employees, enabling them to open doors, log onto their computers and purchase break room snacks with a simple swipe of the hand.

Pressure mounts to curtail surgery on intersex children

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For decades, U.S. doctors have been performing surgery on intersex children before they are old enough to have a say in that decision, but that practice is now under assault.

Celgene Corp. to pay $280M to settle cancer drug fraud suit

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A New Jersey pharmaceutical company has agreed to pay $280 million to settle a federal lawsuit alleging it committed fraud promoting two cancer drugs for unapproved purposes.

Cuomo to meet with US transportation chief amid transit woes

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New York's governor is headed to Washington to meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao amid New York City's ongoing transit troubles.

Correction: Train-SUV Collision story

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A U.S. official says federal investigators have concluded that an unusual rail design contributed to the death toll in a fiery commuter rail crash that killed six people in a New York City suburb in 2015.

Trump message chief willing to 'fire everybody' for leaking

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President Donald Trump's new communications director says he's ready to clean house in order to prevent information leaks that have plagued the administration.

NTSB: We can't know why SUV was on tracks before train crash

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Federal safety investigators will present their findings following a commuter rail crash that killed six people in the suburbs of New York City in 2015.

Ex-Marine killed in Syria passionate about fight against IS

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The father of a former Marine says he was notified by the U.S. State Department that his son was killed in Syria while fighting for a Kurdish militia battling the Islamic State group.

Newly discovered Nevada toad species already under threat

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Nevada's new toad species is already on the brink of extinction.

APNewsBreak: Man charged in igniting massive Utah wildfire

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Utah prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against a man accused of sparking a massive wildfire that's cost about $34 million to fight.

The Latest: Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah

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President Donald Trump and Lebanese Minister Saad Hariri are pledging to fight terrorism to the end.

Smugglers offer crammed big rigs as 'VIP treatment' to US

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The gruesome discovery of a tractor-trailer full of dozens of dead and suffocating people outside a San Antonio Walmart reflects a durable business model for smugglers.

Trump shows the Boy Scouts how to start a political fire

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President Donald Trump's rage against perceived political enemies Monday while speaking to Boy Scouts has infuriated parents and former Scouts.

Priest at center of clergy sex abuse scandal to be released

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Prosecutors say one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clergy sex abuse scandal has completed his prison sentence on child rape charges and will be released this week.

Minneapolis police shooting tests mayor as re-election looms

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The fatal shooting death of an Australian woman in Minneapolis could factor into the city's looming mayoral election as police-community relations again spill into local politics.

Boat captain leaps into sea to save crew after capsizing

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A fishing boat captain jumped into cold, choppy waters to save two of his crew members after their vessel capsized off the Alaska coast.

Cosby accuser arrested on heroin charge at California jail

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Officials say a model who accuses Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting her at a Playboy Mansion party in 2008 has been arrested on suspicion of bringing heroin to a California jail.

Girl's HIV infection seems under control without AIDS drugs

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A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for 8 1/2 years after stopping anti-HIV medicines.

Rosenstein: "mutual respect" needed for confidence in police

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Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says building public confidence in law enforcement "is one of our great challenges.".

Family of brain-dead California girl fights to reverse death

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More than three years after a coroner declared a teen girl dead, a Northern California judge is deciding whether to revoke her death certificate at the family's request.

Guards: 2 unreported uprisings at troubled Kansas prison

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Guards say there were two previously unreported mass disturbances at the El Dorado Correctional Facility before last month's prison uprising.

Survivor of deadly California crash blames social media

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A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her sister in California.

Woman, son convicted of killing her husband, pouring acid

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A New York jury has found an upstate woman and one of her sons guilty of killing the woman's estranged husband and pouring acid on his face to make identifying his body more difficult.

Iowa firm tied to truck deaths has history of legal problems

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The small Iowa trucking company linked to the deadly case of immigrant smuggling in Texas has a history of safety and tax violations and financial problems.

Trump ask federal appeals court to dismiss protester lawsuit

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Attorneys for President Donald Trump have asked a federal appeals court to dismiss a lawsuit filed by protesters who said they were roughed up by his supporters at a campaign rally in Louisville last year.

Rescuer clung to boy plucked from Arizona flash flood

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A helicopter rescued hikers clinging to tree branches and perched on boulders as fast-moving floodwaters tore through a normally quiet creek in Arizona.

Former contract workers key in Mississippi Nissan union vote

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A bid by workers at Mississippi's Nissan Motor Co. plant for United Auto Workers representation could turn on a key voting bloc _ the 1,500 Nissan employees who were initially hired through contract labor agencies.

Police: S. Carolina mom killed woman, 2 kids, then herself

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Authorities say a woman used a gun she stole from her parents to shoot and kill at woman at her estranged husband's apartment complex, kill her two children and then herself in South Carolina.

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

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A 60-year-old man who was arrested after authorities say at least nine people died in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer found outside a Walmart in San Antonio is due in federal court.

Burr-Hamilton? Angry lawmaker singles out 'female senators'

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A Republican congressman says it's "absolutely repugnant" that the GOP-led Senate has failed to vote to dismantle Barack Obama's health care law and he is singling out "some female senators from the Northeast.".

McCain making dramatic Senate return for crucial health vote

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The Senate plans a vote this week on a Republican health care bill but it's a mystery what they are voting on.

AP PHOTOS: American black women feel it's time to get a gun

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From ministers to bankers, American black women are picking up firearms and learning how to shoot.

Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

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Last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program has died at its San Antonio park.

Teenage driver livestreams crash that killed sister

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A teenage driver lost control of her car while she was livestreaming on Instagram and recorded part of the crash that authorities say killed her sister in California.

11 states sue over EPA delay of new chemical safety rules

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A coalition of 11 states has filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's decision to delay new chemical plant safety rules from taking effect for at least two years.

$1M bail set for Colorado man accused of killing teenage son

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A judge has set bail at $1 million for a Colorado man who was arrested in the 2012 death of his 13-year-old son.

Latest: Official: At least 25 migrants in truck were Mexican

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A federal criminal complaint says the driver of a broiling tractor-trailer found packed with immigrants in San Antonio told investigators he was unaware there were people inside until he parked.

Highway Patrol: 2 dead, 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

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At least two people were killed and six hurt when a car slammed into a group of people and then into a nursing home Monday in southeast South Dakota in an apparent accident, authorities said.

US soldier pleads not guilty to support for Islamic State

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A U.S. Army soldier based in Hawaii is pleading not guilty to charges of attempting to support the Islamic State group.

Judge clears way for Trump commission to collect voter data

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A federal judge has cleared the way for President Donald Trump's commission on election fraud to resume collecting detailed voter information from the states.

The Latest: Parents say teen didn't mean to kill sister

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The parents of a teenage driver who livestreamed on Instagram the fatal crash that killed their younger daughter in California say they believe their daughter didn't mean for her sister to die.

Evangelical leaders rally around Kushner amid Russia probe

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Evangelical leaders are rallying around White House senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Woman convicted of taking baby at mall gets 1½ to 7 years

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A woman convicted of befriending another woman at a suburban Philadelphia shopping mall and then taking her baby has been sentenced to 1½ to seven years in prison.

Charges dropped in Ohio police shooting of unarmed black man

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A judge in Cincinnati has dismissed charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist, after a prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial.

Maker of panels in London fire says builders control usage

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The leader of a U.S. company that manufactured panels on a London apartment tower where at least 80 people perished in a fire says the firm quit making it available for high-rises because it doesn't control how the material is installed on buildings.

The Latest: Groups rally for ex-cop, slain motorist in Ohio

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A judge in Cincinnati has dismissed charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist, after a prosecutor declined to pursue a third murder trial.

Police: Driver heavily armed during interstate shootout

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Police say a driver who shot at officers during a chase that closed a busy highway near St. Louis is dead.

Court: Police can't detain immigrants without charges

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The highest court in Massachusetts has ruled that state court officers don't have the authority to detain people suspected of being in the U.S. illegally if that person is not facing criminal charges.

Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

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Experts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where eight smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat.

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.

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.

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

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Black women are picking up firearms and learning how to shoot, citing a desire to protect themselves and fears about today's political climate.

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.

Dad of Hawaii boy who vanished in 1997 is sentenced in death

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The father of a 6-year-old Hawaii boy has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter two decades after the child disappeared.

Judge Oks deal to spare life of dog that got disputed pardon

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A court hearing could determine the fate of a dog that was due to be euthanized before Maine's governor tried to grant clemency to the pooch.

Trump's new messenger says briefings back on camera

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President Donald Trump's new communications chief says television cameras can start rolling again in the White House briefing room.

How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

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It could take months for investigators to determine exactly how and why a scheme to smuggle dozens of Mexicans into the United States ended with the deaths of 10 in a tractor-trailer discovered in Texas.

Immigrant deaths in tractor-trailer highlight danger of heat

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Experts say the temperature inside a tractor-trailer where nine smuggled immigrants died and many others were left in dire health would have quickly become unbearable in the Texas heat.

New York Times asks 'Fox & Friends' for apology

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The New York Times is asking Fox News' morning show "Fox & Friends" to apologize for what the newspaper calls a "malicious and inaccurate segment" about intelligence leaks and the Islamic State that aired Saturday.

In Minneapolis, fake sign warns of 'easily startled' police

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The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer has sparked the posting of at least two fake street signs warning people of "easily startled" officers.

James A. Finley, longtime AP photographer in St. Louis, dies

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James A. Finley, an acclaimed photojournalist who served as a mentor to countless others during his 22 years as The Associated Press staff photographer in St. Louis, has died.

Some urge sprinkler mandates across US after Honolulu fire

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The U.S. has a mixed bag of laws on whether older high-rise apartment buildings must install fire sprinklers that weren't required when the towers were first built.

US student is freed after week held in China in taxi dispute

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An American university student is free after being detained for a week by Chinese authorities for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was roughing up his mother during a fare dispute.

O.J. Simpson had a 'conflict-free life'? Not really

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When O.J. Simpson told a parole board last week that he led a "conflict-free life" before going to prison for a bungled Las Vegas heist, he seemed to forget that he had some serious run-ins with the law.

Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers

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While most U.S. cities mandate sprinklers in newly built high-rises, many older residential towers lack the safety measure.

GOP favor dropping tax beneficial to blue states

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Republicans favor dropping deduction for state and local taxes, a break that mostly benefits heavily Democratic states.

California firefighters bring nearly dead dog back to life

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A California fire department says a little white dog named Jack is doing OK after a firefighter rescued him from a burning home and brought him back to life.

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.

Hockey Hall of Famer Dick Gamble to get ring back

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A scuba-diving treasure hunter who found an American Hockey League Hall of Fame ring in one of New York's Finger Lakes is returning it to its owner.

US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

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A U.S. lawmakers says a detained American college student has been released by Chinese authorities a week after his arrest for allegedly injuring a taxi driver who was reportedly roughing up the student's mother.

Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?

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Who benefits most from state and local tax deduction?.

How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

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It could take months for investigators to determine exactly how and why a scheme to smuggle dozens of Mexicans into the United States ended with the deaths of 10 in a tractor-trailer discovered in Texas.

9 die in immigrant-smuggling attempt in sweltering truck

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Eight people have been found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart in Texas in what police are calling a tragic human trafficking case.

The Latest: Officials: Mexico, Guatemala natives on truck

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The temperature in San Antonio had been in the 90s just before eight people were found dead in a tractor-trailer outside a Walmart store.

Groups make DIY bike lanes to show US cities what could be

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Activists frustrated by the state of the roads in cities such as Dallas, New York, San Francisco and Boston are taking a do-it-yourself approach to improving them.

Crews stop spread of huge California wildfire near Yosemite

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Crews have stopped the growth of a huge wildfire that has destroyed dozens of homes in a rural area of California near Yosemite National Park.

Correction: Chicago-Pokemon Go story

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Huge crowds at Chicago's Grant Park experienced technical glitches at the Pokemon Go Fest.

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

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The marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas is down to the final three players vying for the top prize of more than $8.1 million.

California man accused of trying to support terrorist group

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Court documents show a 22-year-old California man has been charged with attempting to support terrorism by allegedly using social media to promote the Islamic State and offering to join the organization.

The Latest: Pennsylvania man OK with 2nd at main poker event

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New Jersey's Scott Blumstein is this year's World Series of Poker champion.

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

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A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

'Let 1994 go': Simpson case's racial symbolism now a relic

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A generation later, OJ Simpson's racial symbolism is now largely a relic as black Americans wrestle with more familiar injustices.

Next Minneapolis police chief has deep community roots

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

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.

Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

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A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband could get up to 20 years in prison at her sentencing hearing.

US fines American, Frontier and Delta over violation claims

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Three U.S. airlines have agreed to each pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines to settle government claims that they violated rules aimed at protecting consumers.

Major California wildfire slows as residents try to recover

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The people of the small, Northern California Gold Rush town of Mariposa are slowly making their way back home after a wildfire left the place a ghost town for most of the week. Some 61 homes have been destroyed by the blaze.

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

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Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and drivers by teaching armed motorists how they should handle themselves when they are pulled over.

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

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Gov. Jerry Brown's plea to lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful, bolstering his credibility as a world climate leader.

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.

Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's 2012 death

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Police have arrested the father of a 13-year-old boy for his 2012 death in Colorado.

Bush, Cuban: Trump dragging down GOP, billionaires

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Critics: President Donald Trump's performance in the White House is making it harder for Republicans _ and billionaires _ in the coming elections.

Father of Colorado boy, 13, arrested for boy's 2012 death

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Police have arrested the father of a 13-year-old boy for his death.

The Latest: Mayor says chief nominee is relationship builder

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Minneapolis police chief says she wants to let 'fresh set of leadership eyes' be in charge of department, resigns amid criticism over shooting of Australian woman who had called 911.

Dad of teen who vanished on fishing trip denies negligence

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The mother of a Florida teenager who disappeared along with his friend while on a boating trip is suing the other child's parents and grandfather, alleging they were negligent in letting the boys go out on the ocean alone.

The Latest: Devastating California wildfire is slowing

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A wildfire that destroyed 60 homes near Yosemite National Park in California has slowed down, but it's far from being contained.

Ohio prosecutor: Infant whose remains found was born alive

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Prosecutor says an infant whose remains were found buried in southwestern Ohio was born alive.

Lawsuit: Effects of 'bathroom bill' linger in North Carolina

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A revised lawsuit says transgender people in North Carolina say are still effectively prevented from using restrooms matching their gender identity under a law that replaced the state's notorious "bathroom bill.".

Mother sentenced to life terms for killing twin 2-year-olds

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An Arizona woman has been sentenced to two life terms plus 20 years in the 2015 drowning deaths of her 2-year-old twins and the attempting killing of a 3-year-old son.

Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language

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The small Hopi tribe is among 19 tribes in Arizona that lost some funding for schools when a land developer stopped making payments to an education trust fund.

O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?

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When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October after nine years, he will have some sports mementos, his NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars.

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.

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

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An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges.

Reward tops $100K: Where did it come from and who gets it?

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When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly.

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic Video included

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A federal judge has issued an order to keep protesters away from a "buffer zone" outside Kentucky's only abortion clinic, which is targeted by a national anti-abortion group.

Minneapolis shooting brings unwelcome attention to Somalis

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An unarmed Australian woman's fatal shooting by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's Somali community.

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

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Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile threat from North Korea.

Federal grand jury indicts US soldier on terrorism charges

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A federal grand jury in Hawaii has indicted a U.S. soldier for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group.

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

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The Minneapolis police chief says an Australian woman should not have been shot to death by an officer responding to her 911 call and that she doesn't support the officer's actions.

Wildfire leaves "complete devastation" in rural community 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.

The Latest: Mayor nominates Arradondo as Minneapolis chief

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Minneapolis police chief resigns following fatal shooting of Australian woman by police officer.

Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancer

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An Arizona Republican who tried to oust Sen. John McCain last year is suggesting that he resign because he's been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting

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The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city's beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive.

Quran submerged in lard mailed to California Islamic center

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Police are investigating the mailing of Quran submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic center.

Visa issues take spotlight after Burundi teens exit event

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Six teenage members of the Burundi robotics team may have 'self-initiated' their disappearance during an international competition in Washington, D.C.

Sessions: Officials should consider harm of sanctuary city Video included

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Attorney General headed to Philadelphia on Friday to discuss so-called sanctuary cities.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week.

US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

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The US says a 4-month ban on laptops in the cabins of some planes heading for the US is over.

O.J. Simpson triumphant, others devastated as he gets parole Video included

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Barring any last-minute snafus, O.J. Simpson will walk out of prison a free man in about three months.

Hemingway look-alikes gather in Key West for annual contest

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About 160 stocky white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway have gathered in Florida to compete in the island city's annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.

Utah's crowded Zion National Park may require reservations

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The sweeping red-rock vistas at Zion National Park are increasingly filled with a bumper crop of visitors, and now park managers are weighing an unusual step to stem the tide: Requiring tourists to make reservations.

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

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Judge: Kentucky must pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for clerk who refused marriage licenses for gay couples.

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.

Connecticut governor visits woman taking sanctuary in church

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Connecticut's governor is among those showing support for a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a New Haven Church.

Judge OKs $11.2M settlement for hacked Ashley Madison users

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A federal judge has approved an $11.2 million settlement between the marital infidelity website Ashley Madison and users who sued after hackers released personal information, including financial data and details of their sexual proclivities.

Police: Florida man, 85, loses $300K in online dating fraud

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Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app.

Family almost didn't go to creek before flooding killed 10

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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.

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.

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

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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.

'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery Video included

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

The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery Video included

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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.

Chief: Death of Australian woman 'should not have happened'

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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.

Homeland security secretary says ports a terrorism priority

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U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says security at the nation's ports is a top priority to preventing terrorism.

California parents trying to control kids can lose custody

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The California Supreme Court says the state can take wayward children away from their parents even when they are doing their best to control the kids.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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