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Pelosi backs Trump administration on debt ceiling increase

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Top House Democrat Nancy Pelosi says she supports the Trump administration's request to increase the government's borrowing limit. More>>

Penn State bans frat where student was fatally injured

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Penn State University is permanently banning a fraternity where a pledge was fatally injured last month and is promising to step up its enforcement of a ban on underage drinking throughout the university system. More>>

Compromise to undo 'bathroom law' passes key hurdle

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Republican legislative leaders in North Carolina and Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper say they have an agreement to end the state's so-called "bathroom bill" that they hope removes any obstacles to expanding businesses and attracting sporting events. More>>

The Latest: Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding

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Spacewalking astronauts have lost an important piece of shielding needed for the International Space Station. More>>

The Latest: 'Bathroom law' compromise approved by Senate

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A measure repealing North Carolina's contentious LGBT "bathroom law" has cleared a key hurdle when senators gave the bill approval. More>>

Helicopter joins search for 91-year-old Pennsylvania judge

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The U.S. Marshals Service is looking for a 91-year-old federal judge who has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home. More>>

'Bathroom bill' could cost North Carolina more NCAA events

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North Carolina is bracing for what could be another costly hit from its "bathroom bill" as the NCAA selects four years of championship sites for a variety of sports. More>>

Something completely different at McDonald's: Fresh beef

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McDonald's has served billions and for decades, everyone knew what they were getting: a quick burger that had been pulled from a freezer, with some ketchup and pickles on it. More>>

'Angel of Death' serial killer dies after attack in prison

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Ohio authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing three dozen hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s has died after being attacked in his cell. More>>

Trump allies say they're active but were MIA on health care

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Three pro-Trump nonprofits say they are raising and spending millions of dollars to promote the president's agenda. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts lose piece of shielding, floats away

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The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman has just set another record, this time for spacewalking. More>>

Acosta, Trump's choice for Labor, advances to full Senate

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Florida law school dean Alexander Acosta has moved a step closer to becoming President Donald Trump's secretary of labor. More>>

Illinois considers strengthening internet privacy rights

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Illinois lawmakers are considering several measures that advocates say would enhance internet privacy rights at a time when federal protections are being rolled back. More>>

Senate panel approves agriculture secretary nomination

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The Senate Agriculture Committee has approved President Donald Trump's pick for agriculture secretary, moving the nomination to the Senate floor. More>>

A look at latest ruling on Trump administration travel ban Video included

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A federal judge in Hawaii who temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's revised travel hours before it was set to take effect ruled Wednesday to extend it. More>>

Sentenced to jail, Christie aide says she won't be scapegoat Video included

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The sentencing Wednesday of two former aides to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for creating traffic jams at the busiest bridge in the U.S. for political revenge may not stop the scandal from hanging over the Republican's final year in office. More>>

FBI recovers Rockwell painting stolen in New Jersey in 1976

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The FBI has reportedly recovered a 1919 Norman Rockwell painting stolen more than 40 years ago from a New Jersey home. More>>

Crews to investigate head-on crash that killed 13 in Texas

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Federal investigators are getting their first look at the scene of a head-on collision between a small church bus and a pickup truck that killed 13 senior adult church members aboard the bus. More>>

American Airlines pilot dies after medical episode on flight

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An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque. More>>

Distraction cited as pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016 Video included

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Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year _ the highest total in more than two decades. More>>

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care

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President Donald Trump and House Republicans say they're still looking to revive their shattered health care overhaul effort. More>>

Federal agency refuses to ban pesticide used on crops

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The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. More>>

Trump University lawsuits face final hurdle to settlement

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President Donald Trump faces one last hurdle to ending seven years of lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University when a judge decides Thursday whether to approve a $25 million settlement with former customers. More>>

'Dreamer' reunites with family, says he's hopeful for future

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A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children has been released from custody. More>>

Leonardo DiCaprio, Q-Tip bro it up at intimate showcase

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Longtime friends Leonardo DiCaprio and Q-Tip hung out at an intimate showcase for an Australian band making its New York City debut late Wednesday. More>>

Roger Stone, a figure in Russia probe, faces defamation suit

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Republican operative Roger Stone may have to appear as a witness at his civil defamation trial in New York City. More>>

NC lawmakers, gov reach deal to end 'bathroom bill' standoff

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North Carolina Republican lawmakers say they have an agreement with Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper on legislation to resolve a standoff over the state's "bathroom bill.". More>>

Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban Video included

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A federal judge in Hawaii is hearing arguments on whether to extend his temporary order blocking President Donald Trump's revised travel ban. More>>

Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race

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A physician who came to the U.S. from Pakistan is joining the 2018 race for California's lieutenant governor. More>>

US fishing magnate dubbed 'The Codfather' set to change plea

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A leading U.S. fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" is scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges of evading fishing quotas and smuggling money to Portugal. More>>

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited Video included

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An analysis of preliminary state data shows pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year _ the highest total in more than two decades. More>>

EPA denies petition to ban pesticide used on crops

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The Environmental Protection Agency has rejected a bid by environmental groups to ban a common pesticide used on citrus fruits, apples, cherries and other crops. More>>

13 killed, 2 hurt when church bus and truck crash in Texas

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A Texas state trooper says 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas. More>>

Latest: 13th bus passenger dies from crash injuries

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A Texas state trooper says 12 people were killed in a crash between a church van and a pickup truck on a two-lane highway in southwestern Texas. More>>

Prosecutors: Foster father's home a 'horrific place'

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A New York foster father who took in more than 100 troubled boys over 20 years is set to go on trial on charges he sexually abused eight of the children. More>>

US Marshals search for missing federal judge, 91

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A 91-year-old federal judge who recently stopped hearing cases due to health issues has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home. More>>

Frank Gehry archive gets home in Los Angeles

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A massive archive containing papers, drawings and models of work by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry are getting a home in Los Angeles. More>>

Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status

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An immigration judge says a Mexican man arrested despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending deportation proceedings. More>>

Seattle announces lawsuit over Trump sanctuary cities threat

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Seattle filed a lawsuit Wednesday over President Donald Trump's executive order that threatens to withhold federal funds from communities that refuse to cooperate with efforts to find and deport immigrants in the country illegally. More>>

Homeowners at San Francisco sinking high-rise sue developer

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A homeowners association representing property owners at a high-rise in downtown San Francisco is suing the developers for failing to tell residents the condominium tower was sinking at an unexpected rate. More>>

Mexican state prosecutor charged with drug smuggling in US

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The attorney general for the central Mexican state of Nayarit has been arrested in Southern California on charges of drug smuggling. More>>

2 ex-Christie aides sentenced in bridge traffic revenge plot

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Two former aides to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. More>>

Severe storms threaten central US; trucker dies in Oklahoma

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Authorities say a truck driver was killed when powerful winds upended his tractor-trailer on an Oklahoma interstate, while three storm chasers died in a collision as they raced toward a tornado-warned storm in West Texas. More>>

Arkansas board urges rejection of 3rd execution clemency bid

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The Arkansas Parole Board has recommended that a murderer's request to be spared from lethal injection be rejected, the third clemency bid knocked down this week. More>>

Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog

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Environmental groups have filed a formal petition with the U.S. government seeking to ban in Idaho the placement of cyanide-ejecting devices like the one that spewed the poison this month on a 14-year-old Idaho boy and killed his dog. More>>

Environmental groups file lawsuit over Trump climate actions

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Environmental groups say they'll file lawsuits and help to mobilize public backlash to plans by President Donald Trump to roll back U.S. efforts to curb global warming. More>>

Tennessee Supreme Court upholds lethal injection method

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The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld the state's method of lethal injection. More>>

Authorities: Police shoot off-duty deputy, wouldn't drop gun

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Investigators say police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused repeated commands to drop the weapon. More>>

State Dept. employee accused of misleading FBI in China case

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A veteran State Department employee has been arrested on charges that she made false statements to federal investigators. More>>

'Angel of Death' serial killer badly beaten in Ohio prison

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Authorities say a serial killer who admitted killing 35 hospital patients in Ohio and Kentucky during the 1970s and '80s is in critical condition after being beaten in his cell. More>>

New Mexico hit by 'flash drought' weather phenomenon

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Across New Mexico, unusually warm March weather and virtually no rain for a month combined to create a weather phenomenon called a flash drought. More>>

US official: 6 fired from Afghanistan embassy for drugs

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Six people working at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan have been fired for using or possessing illegal drugs. More>>

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

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Questions and answers about "sanctuary cities," federal funding threats and whether law enforcement agencies are supposed to communicate when a person in the country illegally is arrested. More>>

Court bars release of videos made by anti-abortion group

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Two anti-abortion activists who secretly recorded Planned Parenthood conversations about fetal tissue must each face more than a dozen felony charges. More>>

After setback, abortion foes keep pressing Congress to act

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The collapse of the Republican health care overhaul was a setback for anti-abortion leaders, whose hopes of halting federal funding to Planned Parenthood were derailed, but they continue to pursue that goal. More>>

3 Texas deaths underscore the dangers of storm chasing

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The deaths of three storm chasers in an auto accident in Texas have underscored the dangers of trying to document violent weather up close. More>>

After setback, abortion foes keep pressing Congress to act

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The collapse of the Republican health care overhaul was a sharp setback for anti-abortion leaders, whose hopes of halting federal funding to Planned Parenthood were derailed. More>>

Lawyer: Mental illness a question in Vegas bus shooting case

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A court-appointed attorney says he'll investigate whether mental illness is a possible defense for a man accused of shooting and killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker transit bus on the Las Vegas Strip last weekend. More>>

Ex-Trump University student wants the president's apology

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President Donald Trump's $25 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit that alleged fraud at his now-defunct Trump University may be put on hold because a former student in Florida wants a full refund and an apology. More>>

Trump administration seeks delay in ruling on climate plan

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The Trump administration has asked a federal appeals court to postpone ruling on the merits of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change. More>>

Authorities: Cops shoot one of their own during celebration

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Investigators say police shot and killed an off-duty sheriff's deputy celebrating his birthday with friends after the man drew his gun, became agitated and refused commands to drop weapon. More>>

N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

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A pioneering Los Angeles rap group and an L.A. broadcasting legend are among this year's additions to the prestigious National Recording Registry. More>>

Correction: Severe Weather-Southern Plains story

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Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump didn't get luxury-model Air Force One

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A widely shared story that claims to include photos of a recently delivered plane that will serve as Air Force One for President Donald Trump is false. More>>

SWAT body camera captures dramatic scene of hostage standoff

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In video from a body camera, a Baltimore SWAT supervisor orders an officer to kill a man holding two young children hostage with a knife. More>>

Family ties: 3 Iraqis in US allegedly hid link to kidnapper

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Three Iraqis living in the U.S. as refugees have been charged with visa fraud after prosecutors say they hid their family ties to a kidnapper. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Trump no factor in Social Security increase

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Reports saying that President Donald Trump's action is behind an increase in Social Security benefits don't accurately portray how the retirement system works. More>>

House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

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Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill online privacy regulations, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers. More>>

APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

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Officials say a cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier to halt use of the devices on all the state's U.S.-owned land. More>>

Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

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The similarities between two deadly Oakland fires are striking: Each involved a dangerously dilapidated building with an absentee landlord and renters desperate for affordable housing. More>>

Israeli lawmakers reach out to US Jews on anti-Semitism

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A group of lawmakers representing a cross-section of Israel's political spectrum is reaching out to American Jews to discuss anti-Semitism in the United States. More>>

Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

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California prosecutors say two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood have been charged with 15 felonies. More>>

Iowa Republicans back 'fetal heartbeat' abortion legislation

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Iowa Republicans are backing legislation banning abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, prompting Democrats to threaten an all-night filibuster to prevent an initial procedural vote. More>>

APNewsBreak: Judge approves release of jailed Mexican man

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An immigration judge says a Mexican man arrested despite participating in a program designed to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children can be released from custody pending deportation proceedings. More>>

Former Army medic arrested in vandalism at Colorado mosque

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Fort Collins police have arrested a suspect in connection with the vandalism at a mosque near Colorado State University. More>>

Transgender California inmates could have bras, cosmetics

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California officials say the first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery again has access to a razor after she complained that she was being forced to grow a beard and mustache. More>>

Clinton jabs Trump in first major post-election speech

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In some of her first and sharpest political comments since her presidential loss, Hillary Clinton criticized the country's new leaders on everything from health care to a shortage of women in top positions. More>>

Man gets 15 months in wine theft from California restaurant

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Prosecutors say a federal judge in San Jose has sentenced a man to six years in prison following his conviction on a conspiracy charge stemming from the theft of more than $500,000 worth of wine from famed Napa Valley restaurant French Laundry. More>>

Similarities striking between 2 deadly Oakland fires

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Building inspectors found multiple fire code violations at a Northern California building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three. More>>

College campus free-speech zones face new scrutiny, lawsuit

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So-called "free speech zones" on college campuses are facing renewed scrutiny from lawmakers and students. More>>

Club operator denies security bypass allowed before shooting

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A mother of five who was wounded in the Cincinnati nightclub shooting is describing a chaotic scene in which she and other club patrons were crawling over one another to reach the exits. More>>

Baltimore police show jarring footage of SWAT shooting

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Body camera video captured a scene rarely made public: a Baltimore SWAT supervisor ordering an officer to kill a man holding two young children hostage with a knife. More>>

Police: Bus shooting suspect says he feared larger passenger

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A police report says a man accused of killing one man and wounding another on a double-decker Las Vegas Strip transit bus told detectives he felt threatened by a man who sat near him and was trying to scare him with gunfire. More>>

US judge refuses to dismiss lawsuit over asylum claims

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A federal judge in Seattle has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought on behalf of tens of thousands of immigrants around the United States who may not have been told that they had a one-year deadline to apply for asylum. More>>

The Latest: Clinton faults Trump for low number of women

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In some of her first and sharpest political comments since her presidential loss, Hillary Clinton raked the country's new leaders on everything from health care to a shortage of women in top positions. More>>

Military digging up WWII battle remains from Hawaii cemetery

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Military and Veterans Affairs officials are digging up the remains of dozens of unidentified Marines and sailors killed on a remote atoll in the Pacific during one of World War II's bloodiest battles. More>>

Man sentenced to 40 years overall in Memphis officer killing

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A judge has sentenced a man to a total of 40 years in prison on charges arising from the shooting of a Memphis police officer during a house raid. More>>

House GOP blocks effort by Democrats to obtain Trump's taxes

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House Republicans have again blocked an attempt by Democrats to obtain President Donald Trump's tax returns from the IRS. More>>

Brain and arm implants help paralyzed US man feed himself

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A paralyzed Ohio man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors in his brain that sent signals to his arm. More>>

ACLU asks Ohio city to stop charging drug overdose survivors

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The American Civil Liberties Union is asking an Ohio community to stop charging drug users revived by emergency responders using an overdose antidote. More>>

Tennessee judge faces federal corruption charges

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A Tennessee judge who was investigated after allegations that he helped a woman with her legal troubles in exchange for sex is facing bribery and other federal charges. More>>

Arkansas judge rejects bid to halt multiple executions

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An Arkansas judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's lethal injection law, the latest setback for efforts to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four double executions over a 10-day period next month. More>>

Fewer priest accusers to testify at ex-official's retrial

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A longtime Philadelphia church official is due back in court as lawyers debate how many church abuse victims should testify at his retrial. More>>

Man exonerated for attempted murder free after 20 years

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A man whose attempted-murder conviction was tossed by a California judge has walked free after 20 years in prison. More>>

APNewsBreak: Cyanide device on US land broke agency policy

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Officials say a cyanide device for killing coyotes that spewed the poison on a boy and killed his dog was set up on public land in Idaho in February despite a decision months earlier to halt use of the devices on all the state's U.S.-owned land. More>>

Indicted prosecutor, fighting money woes, needs a new lawyer

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Philadelphia's top prosecutor could soon be looking for another lawyer given financial problems that lie at the heart of his bribery and extortion case. More>>

Chicago activists call for transparency in ICE shooting

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A lawyer for the family of a man who was shot and wounded by an immigration agent in Chicago says the shooting was unjustified. More>>

States push to protect birth control despite failed GOP bill

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Democratic lawmakers in some states are pressing ahead with efforts to protect birth control access and Planned Parenthood funding, in case they are jeopardized again. More>>

Judge approves plan on fix for 18,000 Flint water lines

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A federal judge has approved a plan to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, where the water system has been contaminated with lead. More>>

Lawmakers in Republican-led Kansas vote to expand Medicaid

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Kansas' Republican-controlled Legislature has approved an expansion of state health coverage to thousands of poor adults under former President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. More>>

Library patron returns book he took in 1982, plus $200

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A patron who confessed to stealing a book from a Montana library in 1982 has returned the book after reading it at least 25 times, having it restored and having the author sign it. More>>

NPR raises concerns about firing of Tennessee reporter

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Top editors at National Public Radio are challenging the firing of an affiliate reporter who covered meetings between Tennessee high school students discussing LGBT issues with Republican lawmakers. More>>

Home confinement: Ex-sheriff took drugs from police storage

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A former West Virginia sheriff who acknowledged being a meth addict and taking the drug from a police storage area has been sentenced to up to 10 years on home confinement. More>>

A look at how Trump's moves on coal will affect the industry Video included

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President Donald Trump's move to roll back Obama-era regulations on climate change is unlikely to turn around the coal industry any time soon. More>>

A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline

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A timeline of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. More>>

Questions, answers about funding threats to sanctuary cities

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Questions and answers about "sanctuary cities," federal funding threats and whether law enforcement agencies are supposed to communicate when a person in the country illegally is arrested. More>>

Tribes' battle over Dakota Access pipeline not over

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American Indian tribes fighting the Dakota Access pipeline say the pumping of oil into the pipe under their water source is a blow, but doesn't end their legal battle. More>>

What completed Dakota Access pipeline means for key players

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The completion of the Dakota Access pipeline means big money for the Texas company that built it and for the state of North Dakota. More>>

Petition would seek reduced sentence for Pamela Smart

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Advocates for Pamela Smart, who's serving life for plotting with her teenage lover to kill her husband, are planning to file a petition seeking a reduced sentence. More>>

World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

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The World Video Game Hall of Fame's 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic "Donkey Kong" that launched Mario's plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit "Wii Sports," that made gamers out of grandparents. More>>

Waze gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin' Donuts

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Waze's traffic navigation app already shows ads prodding drivers to swing by fast-food joints like Dunkin' Donuts and Taco Bell. More>>

Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations

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A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb has served as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles. More>>

Screams alert residents to fire that killed 3 in Oakland

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Authorities in California fear one person is dead after an early morning fire swept through an Oakland building. More>>

City leaders defy White House threat on "sanctuary" policies

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City leaders across the U.S. are vowing to intensify their fight against President Donald Trump's promised crackdown on so-called "sanctuary cities" despite the financial risks. More>>

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

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The Dakota Access pipeline developer says it has oil place in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir and that the full pipeline will be in service soon. More>>

Man arrested in connection with vandalism at Colorado mosque

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Police are asking for the public's help in identifying the person who overturned benches, broke windows and threw a Bible into a mosque near Colorado State University, a case they are investigating as a bias-motivated crime. More>>

Police: No active search for suspects in nightclub shooting

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Cincinnati police are searching for suspects in a nightclub shooting that left one man dead and 15 other people injured. More>>

Judge won't release Mexican man jailed near Seattle

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A federal judge has affirmed an earlier decision not to release a Mexican man who was arrested near Seattle despite his participation in a program meant to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children. More>>

Outspoken governor LePage serves up beer for a good cause

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Maine's governor is now truly a politician you could get a beer with. More>>

Lawsuit: Bus terminal bathroom arrests target gays

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A lawsuit accuses Port Authority of New York and New Jersey police of targeting gay men who use the restrooms at New York City's main bus terminal. More>>

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

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Authorities say a 22-year-old police officer has died after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma. More>>

Board recommends rejecting clemency for 2 Arkansas inmates

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The eight Arkansas death row inmates facing lethal injection next month are asking a federal judge to block the state's unprecedented plan to conduct four nights of double executions over a 10-day period. More>>

Michigan, Flint to replace 18,000 lead-tainted water lines

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Michigan and Flint have agreed to replace thousands of home water lines under a sweeping deal to settle a lawsuit over lead-contaminated water in the city. More>>

Police review transit bus video from Las Vegas shooting

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Police say a man sitting at the back of a public bus on the Las Vegas Strip started shooting "for no apparent reason" as passengers got off at a stop in the heart of the tourism corridor. More>>

GOP failure in Congress boosts Medicaid effort in Kansas

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Legislators and advocates in Kansas pushing to expand the state's health coverage for the poor and disabled to thousands of adults are buoyed by events in Washington. More>>

The Latest: Governor offers prayers after officer's killing

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Authorities say a 22-year-old Oklahoma police officer has died after a shootout during a traffic stop. More>>

Racist sword killer says he'd mulled racial attack for years

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A white man accused of fatally stabbing a 66-year-old stranger on a Manhattan street because he was black says he'd intended it as "a practice run" in a mission to deter interracial relationships. More>>

Ex-Phoenix sheriff wants his campaign talk banned at trial

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio wants to prohibit prosecutors at his criminal contempt-of-court trial in April from mentioning comments that he made about immigration during his last three campaigns. More>>

'Fearless Girl' statue opposite bull stays through February Video included

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Mayor Bill de Blasio: Statue of a girl staring down Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" will be allowed to remain through February 2018. More>>

Correction: Penn State-Abuse story

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Former Penn State president Graham Spanier has been found guilty of one count of child endangerment over his handling of a child sex abuse complaint against retired assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. More>>

Family pays tribute to American slain in terror attack

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The family of an American killed last week in the London terror attack says they are grateful for the help and support so many have shown during a horrible time. More>>

Some balk as Seattle seeks to spend more money on homeless

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Sixteen months after he declared a state of emergency on homelessness, the mayor of Seattle is asking voters in his liberal, affluent city for $55 million a year in new taxes to fight the problem. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Obama, Trump had role in Flint water relief

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Both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama had a hand in last week's grant of $100 million to address lead in the drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan, despite a report that seeks to give Trump the credit for the funding. More>>

Prosecutors fight Cosby bid to query 2,000 potential jurors

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Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case in Pennsylvania are fighting defense efforts to question 2,000 potential jurors. More>>

Bitter GOP finger-pointing clouds path for Trump agenda

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President Donald Trump's aides have opened the door to working with moderate Democrats on health care and other issues. More>>

California slaying victims are mom, 2 kids and another woman

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Authorities say the four people killed in a quiet California neighborhood include a woman and her two children. More>>

Officer quits to avoid firing after shooting of unarmed teen

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A white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager has quit the New York Police Department to avoid being fired following a disciplinary trial. More>>

The Latest: Club operator calls shooting 'senseless'

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Police have identified the person killed in an overnight Cincinnati nightclub shooting that also left 15 people injured. More>>

1 dead, 15 injured in Cincinnati nightclub gunfight

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Police say gunfire erupted inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute among several men, killing one man and injuring 15 other people. More>>

Man arrested in shooting death of Southern California boy

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Police is Southern California say they have arrested a suspect in the slaying of an 8-year-old boy who was killed in a drive-by shooting as he was about to have dinner inside a home. More>>

46 dogs, saved from slaughter, arrive in NY from South Korea

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Forty-six dogs have been flown to New York from South Korea after being rescued at a farm where they were to be slaughtered for human consumption. More>>

Rocks, Bible thrown through windows of Colorado mosque

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A Colorado mosque was vandalized early Sunday when someone threw rocks and a Bible through the windows of the Islamic Center of Fort Collins. More>>

California slaying victims are mom, 2 kids and another woman

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Authorities say the four people killed in a quiet Northern California neighborhood include a woman and her two children. More>>

Police: 'No apparent reason' for shooting on Vegas Strip bus

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Authorities say a Montana man was shot and killed on a Las Vegas bus before the gunman barricaded himself in the vehicle, shutting down the Strip for hours. More>>

Teens wearing leggings barred from United flight

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Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis because they were wearing leggings. More>>

'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

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A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II. More>>

Koppel says Hannity is 'bad for America'; Hannity fires back

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Veteran newsman Ted Koppel told Fox News host Sean Hannity that he is "bad for America" in an interview that aired on CBS' "Sunday Morning" that quickly became a trending topic on social media Sunday. More>>

Carrier deal touted by Trump unusual for Indiana

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The deal brokered by President Donald Trump to stem job losses at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis is unusual for the state as it offers $7 million of incentives to a company still planning to cut about a third of its some 1,600 jobs. More>>

Medical pot bill in S. Carolina bolstered by conservatives

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Efforts to let patients legally access pot are slowly taking root in the South, two decades after California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. More>>

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

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Americans who benefited from President Barack Obama's health care law and were relieved when a Republican push to repeal it failed are facing a new set of anxieties as President Donald Trump vows to let the law "explode.". More>>

Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

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Stars and fans will gather Saturday for a public memorial to honor late actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. More>>

Arrests after scuffle breaks out at California Trump rally

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Violence broke out Saturday at a rally on a Southern California beach where supporters of President Donald Trump had gathered to march. More>>

Vegas Strip reopens after gunman surrender, fatal shooting

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Police say a part of the Las Vegas Strip has been shut-down after a gunman barricaded himself inside a bus near the Cosmopolitan hotel-casino. More>>

No gunshots fired in store burglary at Bellagio in Las Vegas

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Las Vegas police say they are investigating a burglary at a high-end retail store inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino. More>>

Report: University leader got fitness freebies

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An investigation has found that the outgoing leader of the University of California's Berkeley campus improperly accepted free benefits, mostly related to personal fitness. More>>

Utah's governor signs abortion-halting legislation

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Utah's governor has signed legislation that requires doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills. More>>

Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

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A California man who made history when he made 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. More>>

The Latest: Pedestrians return to Strip after standoff ends

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A hospital spokeswoman says one person has died in a shooting along the Las Vegas Strip. More>>

Nissan recalls more than 56,000 cars, cites power steering

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Nissan is recalling more than 56,000 cars because of power steering hoses that may leak fluid and potentially lead to fires. More>>

The Latest: 3 anti-Trump protesters arrested in California

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KCBS-TV reports that people were arrested after fights broke out during a rally to support President Donald Trump at a Southern California beach. More>>

NYC says Trump Tower resident wrongly rented out on Airbnb

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A woman who owns an apartment at Trump Tower is being fined $1,000 by the city after they say she wrongly rented it out on Airbnb. More>>

6-year-old got gun at LA-area school; families kept in dark

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Authorities learned a 6-year-old brought a gun to an elementary school outside Los Angeles, but parents of other students didn't learn about it for nearly two weeks. More>>

Idaho woman says she crashed because she saw a sasquatch

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A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror. More>>

N. Carolina father accused of killing newborn, toddler

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A North Carolina sheriff says a newborn and the baby's 2-year-old sister have been found stabbed to death. More>>

Security, parking, garbage irk Ivanka Trump's DC neighbors

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Residents of a posh Washington neighborhood say the Trump clan doesn't make for very good neighbors, hogging parking on an already crowded street and leaving trash bags rotting at curbside. More>>

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

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An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail. More>>

Idaho inmates: Prison violations led to amputations, death

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Idaho inmates are asking a federal judge to hold the state in contempt after saying prison officials repeatedly violated a settlement plan in a long-running lawsuit over health care, leading to serious injuries and even the deaths of some prisoners. More>>

Colorado weighs strategy for guarding against pot crackdown

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Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a federal crackdown. More>>

Many governors welcome demise of GOP health care bill Video included

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Failure of the Republican bill to overhaul Obama's health care law is welcomed by many governors, primarily in states that had expanded Medicaid. More>>

US immigration judge grants asylum to Singapore teen blogger

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An immigration judge in Chicago has granted asylum to a Singapore teen whose online posts criticizing his government landed him in jail. More>>

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

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Police detained a suspect in San Francisco just hours after finding four bodies, including two children, in a home 80 miles away in Sacramento. More>>

Louisiana officer convicted of manslaughter in boy's death

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A Louisiana law enforcement officer has testified at his murder trial that he was trying to save a fellow officer when he opened fire on a car, killing a 6-year-old autistic boy and critically wounding his father. More>>

Study: Chicago stop-and-frisk numbers drop, more work needed

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A study of the Chicago Police Department's stop-and-frisk procedures reveals a dramatic decrease in the number of stops. More>>

Man sentenced in death of pregnant ex-girlfriend in Hawaii

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A judge in Hawaii has sentenced a man to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the murder of his ex-girlfriend who disappeared while pregnant with his child. More>>

Kentucky lawyer pleads guilty in massive disability scheme

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A Kentucky lawyer accused of conspiring to defraud the government of $600 million in federal disability payments has pleaded guilty has entered a guilty plea. More>>

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