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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect. More>>

Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa's governor embraces new job

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Gov. Kim Reynolds acknowledges growing more comfortable with her ascent to Iowa's job following her mentor's appointment as U.S. ambassador to China. More>>

San Francisco courts test new approach to homeless crimes

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No court appears to have made as dramatic and attempt to try to ease the burden of fines and fees as San Francisco, legal observers say. More>>

Lawyers seek release of man as US seeks country to take him

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Lawyers in Massachusetts are seeking the release of a man they say is being unlawfully detained by federal immigration officials while they try to find a country to deport him to. More>>

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

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A Virginia State Police special agent killed by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who mentored disadvantaged kids and founded a youth wrestling club. More>>

8 dead in shooting rampage in Mississippi; suspect arrested

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Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy. More>>

Drivers in limbo after track owner's sex traffic arrest

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A small Connecticut racetrack and the drivers who compete there have become collateral damage in a sex trafficking ring. More>>

Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 35 years

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A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for more than 30 years. More>>

Barbra Streisand's dog dies, was her companion for 14 years

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Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie. More>>

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

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Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident. Kalanick's father, Donald, was injured and is in serious condition. More>>

The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says that the parents of ride-hailing company Uber's CEO were riding a boat on Pine Flat Lake when it hit a rock and sank. More>>

New York senators' scandal highlights vast stipend system

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Few state legislatures have a bonus system as extensive as the one in New York's state senate. More>>

Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

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Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. More>>

Hamptons braces for sunshine, parties, and noisy aircraft

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The issue of aircraft noise has long been a problem, but East Hampton town's attempts to enact curfews that limit overnight flights and the loudest aircraft have been struck down by a court. More>>

Federal officials in Alaska probe 2 plane crashes; 4 dead

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Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously Saturday, killing four people in all. More>>

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail Video included

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Gourmet Italian pizzas can be delivered to your cell, if you get locked up in Chicago's Cook County Jail. More>>

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

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People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions will be facing higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. More>>

No public events at Ohio zoo where gorilla killed 1 year ago

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No public events are planned at the Cincinnati Zoo marking the one-year anniversary of the shooting of an endangered gorilla. More>>

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

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Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook. More>>

Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

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President Donald Trump's proposed budget calls for opening the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling. More>>

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

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As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of synthetic opioids. More>>

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter's poles

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Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now largely unexplored. More>>

Trump's budget cuts West Coast quake warning system funding

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President Trump's budget would cut funding for West Coast earthquake early warning system. More>>

Science Says: What's known and not known about marijuana Video included

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A new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot. More>>

Wild horses could be sold for slaughter in Trump budget plan

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Advocates for wild horses say President Donald Trump is giving in to ranchers and rural communities who don't want the animals competing for space on land in the U.S. West. More>>

Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

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A survey of US beekeepers finds some hope for the nation's troubled honeybees. More>>

US nuclear lab's future up in the air after recent fire

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A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question. More>>

Long-awaited display of restored Memphis Belle set for 2018

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The World War II bomber Memphis Belle goes on display next spring at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton, Ohio. More>>

Report: More Americans with Alzheimer's are dying at home

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Report: 1 in 4 Alzheimer's disease deaths are now occurring at home _ a startling increase that marks a shift away from hospitals and nursing homes. More>>

With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city

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Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing giants that left Texas's capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers stepped in. More>>

California bills target private business to help immigrants

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California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigration with bills aimed at limiting how much private business people can cooperate with federal immigration authorities. More>>

Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3, former Marine

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A suspect has been taken into custody following an overnight manhunt in the fatal shooting of a Virginia State Police special agent, authorities said Saturday. More>>

Parents of girl filmed urinating tell school 'do something'

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Parents of teen girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren't doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension. More>>

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

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Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died. He was 69. More>>

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

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Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. More>>

Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

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Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69. More>>

Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as 'voice of our generation'

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is being laid to rest Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. More>>

Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk while she shopped

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A Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop. More>>

Advocates: Federal role crucial for iconic waterway cleanups

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The Trump administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and other iconic waterways. More>>

Pilot's remains back on US soil from Vietnam after 52 years

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It took 52 years, but a daughter has finally brought her father's remains back to U.S. soil from Vietnam. More>>

Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns at hospitals

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Kansas legislators are preparing to reopen a debate over keeping concealed guns out of those hospitals and other health care facilities. More>>

Police identify suspect in double killing on Oregon train

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Authorities on Saturday identified a 35-year-old Portland man as the suspect in the fatal stabbing of two people on a Portland light-rail train in Oregon. More>>

If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

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Amid reports that the FBI is investigating meetings Trump son-in-law had with Russians, Jared Kushner's lawyer says he is willing to cooperate with investigators. More>>

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died. More>>

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

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Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children around that time. More>>

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

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More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. More>>

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

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A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. More>>

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

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Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates. More>>

Denis Johnson, author of 'Jesus' Son,' dead at 67

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Denis Johnson, the prize-winning author best known for the classic story collection "Jesus' Son," has died at age 67. More>>

Alaska Natives honored for protecting territory during WWII

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The military will honor more than a dozen deceased members of a largely Native Alaskan citizen militia who protected the U.S. territory from the threat of Japanese invasion during World War II. More>>

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

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Republicans held onto a conservative House seat in Montana despite a last-minute assault charge against their candidate. Democrats say the GOP had to spend millions on what should have been an easy win. More>>

Texas 'bathroom bill' near collapse over GOP standoff

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Texas' Republican House speaker says he won't work anymore on a 'bathroom bill' targeting transgender people, putting the legislation in serious doubt. More>>

Fallen Navy pilot's children hug as remains brought home

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Daughter to bury father, Navy pilot whose plane crashed half century ago during Vietnam War. More>>

Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

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Hillary Clinton is returning to her alma mater, Wellesley College, to deliver this year's commencement address at the Massachusetts school. More>>

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

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A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. More>>

Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages

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A federal judge says a lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders fails to provide evidence to support that claim. More>>

Bullet tests clear Detroit man in prison since 1992

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Declaring "justice prevailed," a Michigan man in prison for 25 years was released after new tests on bullets supported his extraordinary claim that he was convicted with bogus evidence. More>>

California 'anti-fascist' activist charged with assault

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Authorities say a former San Francisco Bay Area junior college professor has been arrested for beating three people during violent clashes between supporters and detractors of President Donald Trump last month. More>>

Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions

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An oil tank explosion in Colorado killed a worker and burned three others miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month. More>>

Lawsuit: Arkansas man died after jail denied medical help

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The family of an Arkansas man has filed a federal lawsuit in Texas accusing a for-profit jail and at least 12 guards and nurses of denying him adequate medical care as his health worsened and leaving him to die in his cell. More>>

Workers dangle from cables after partial building collapse

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Construction workers in California dangled from metal cables and rebar after scaffolding and wet concrete gave way at a building site in Oakland. More>>

Prosecutor: Rape sentence lenient, compares to Brock Turner

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A California prosecutor says a man convicted of raping a relative received a sentence that's too lenient, comparing it to the case of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner. More>>

The Latest: Aviator killed in Vietnam comes home for burial

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Remains of US Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War brought to San Diego for burial. More>>

Judge: No Confederate flag T-shirt in officer's retrial

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The judge in the murder retrial of a white Ohio police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist is barring prosecutors from showing jurors the officer's undershirt depicting a Confederate battle flag. More>>

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

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A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court. More>>

Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big Video included

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Scientists may have solved a mystery about the biggest of whales and how they evolved. More>>

Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska

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The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska. More>>

Civil War museum closes after spat over Confederate flag

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A small Civil War museum in Georgia has closed its doors and boxed up its artifacts. More>>

Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

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Alabama has put to death Tommy Arthur, the man who escaped seven prior execution dates for his conviction in a 1982 murder-for-hire. More>>

San Diego schools sued over anti-Islamophobia campaign

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Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students. More>>

Kennedys discuss JFK's legacy 100 years after his birth

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100 years after John F. Kennedy's birth, his descendants discuss how they're carrying out his legacy. More>>

San Bernardino attack suspects shot up to 27 times

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Authorities have released a detailed report with the accounts of more than two officers involved in a shootout with a couple who killed 14 people and wounded 22 others in the San Bernardino terror attack. More>>

The Latest: South Carolina man pleads guilty to 7 killings

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A man charged with killing seven people over a 13-year period in South Carolina is heading to court. More>>

Small university outranks many others in black physics grads

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Small Dillard University graduating more black women in physics than many of its larger counterparts. More>>

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

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President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media _ but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. More>>

Judge: UPS must pay $247M to NYC and state in cigarette case

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A federal judge has ordered delivery giant UPS Inc. to pay New York City and the state nearly $247 million in damages and penalties for illegally shipping cigarettes. More>>

Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

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Alabama is set to execute a man who has had his lethal injection delayed by the courts seven times. More>>

Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump

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The case of a Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter is being blamed by some media watchers on a wave of hostility toward journalists that President Donald Trump helped generate. More>>

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

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Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election. More>>

Lego giraffe to be named in honor of giraffe-loving boy

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A giant Lego giraffe is being renamed to honor a giraffe-loving Massachusetts boy who died last month. More>>

Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities

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Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas. More>>

The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

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The Montana congressional candidate accused of assaulting a reporter hasn't been seen or heard from Thursday as voters go to the polls. More>>

Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated Video included

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After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia. More>>

$95.6M awarded to Philadelphia building collapse survivor

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An arbitrator has awarded $95.6 million to a Ukrainian immigrant who was seriously injured in a 2013 Philadelphia building collapse. More>>

Police: Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel

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Authorities say a man has been arrested after he backed a tractor-trailer through the front gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch brothel and crashed it into the building's front door. More>>

Gov. Walker wants Wisconsin to drug test Medicaid applicants

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Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening is up for review by a key state legislative committee. More>>

Probe: US bomb set off IS-planted devices in Mosul tragedy

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A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the U.S. dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March. More>>

Tribes bash proposed Trump budget cuts to Native Americans

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Nearly five dozen Native American tribes in six Western states criticized President Trump's proposed budget cuts to federal programs and aid for American Indians. More>>

California guards, inmates recovering after rare mass attack

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Officials say a fight that forced correctional officers to open fire with real bullets to stop a melee was unusual even by the violent standard of California prisons. More>>

Correction: Snowy Plover Chick story

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Correction: Snowy Plover Chick story. More>>

US: Uzbek man serving sentence in terror plot stabbed warden

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Authorities say an Uzbek refugee serving 25 years in a California federal prison for a plot to kill U.S. military personnel or civilians has been indicted on charges that he stabbed a prison warden. More>>

Charges: Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US

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Twenty-one people have been indicted in what authorities are calling a sophisticated sex-trafficking ring that brought hundreds of women from Thailand to the U.S. and forced them to work as prostitutes. More>>

Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

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Leaks of sensitive information that have been a hallmark of the Trump administration are antagonizing one of America's closest allies. More>>

Nebraska prison revolt began with spat over alcohol

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Officials say a deadly uprising at a Nebraska prison began because inmates were angry that prison staffers had confiscated 150 pounds of homemade alcohol from their cells. More>>

11 hurt, most with minor injuries, in Vegas school bus crash

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Authorities say at least 11 people were injured, including eight middle school students, a bus driver and a woman and an infant in a vehicle that collided with a school bus in southeast Las Vegas. More>>

Judge denies motion to drop charges in Laquan McDonald case

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A judge has refused to throw out the murder charges against a white Chicago police officer charged after he shot black teenager Laquan McDonald 16 times. More>>

The Latest: Greg Gianforte keeps low profile, Montana votes

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It's unclear how an alleged assault of a reporter by a Montana congressional candidate will affect the special election's outcome _ in part because more than a third of the state's registered voters cast absentee ballots before polls opened Thursday. More>>

From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads

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Famous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country. More>>

Report: Huge tank that exploded needed emergency repairs

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A federal report says a St. Louis company's steam condensation tank exploded, shooting into the air and through the roof of a neighboring business, after the tank was restarted despite needing emergency repairs. More>>

Mentally ill languish in Texas jails despite funding hike

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Hundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals. More>>

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

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Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House. More>>

The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

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The Guardian reporter who authorities say was assaulted by a Montana Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat says he never touched the politician before he was thrown to the ground. More>>

Hawaii sues Ford, Nissan and Toyota over dangerous air bags

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Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Toyota, Ford and Nissan over defective air bags. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs Video included

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Spacewalking astronauts are tackling urgent repairs at the International Space Station. More>>

From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

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A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: No Medicaid cuts in Trump budget? Really? Video included

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump budget chief misleads in insisting no cuts to Medicaid. More>>

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

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Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery. More>>

Architect of Dodd-Frank repeal bill agrees to key change

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The architect of House legislation that would repeal much of the Dodd-Frank law enacted after the financial crisis has agreed to make a key change to the bill, clearing the way for the full House to take up the measure in coming weeks. More>>

Jury selection begins in Ohio officer's murder retrial

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More than 200 people are due to report to an Ohio courthouse as jury selection gets underway in the murder retrial of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist. More>>

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

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Voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana's only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs. More>>

The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault

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A reporter for the Guardian newspaper is alleging that the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat "body slammed" him on the day before the special election. More>>

The Latest: 2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked Video included

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks Video included

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

Jury rules with school in fight over California strawberries

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Jurors have sided with a California research university in its dispute with a renowned plant scientist credited with developing tasty strawberries as a professor there. More>>

Warrant issued for Bikram founder beset by legal woes

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A California judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of the founder of Bikram yoga, who is under orders to hand over proceeds from his global fitness business to satisfy a $6.8 judgment won by a former legal adviser. More>>

Workers start dismantling jail tent complex in Phoenix

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Crews have started to dismantle some of the tents in a controversial outdoor jail complex in Phoenix that's in the process of being closed by the metro area's new sheriff. More>>

8 California guards, 7 inmates sent to hospital after brawl

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Officials say eight Northern California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to outside hospitals after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control. More>>

Agent feared leak of Trump tax returns could affect election

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Court documents show federal agents were worried last October that a Louisiana private investigator had illegally obtained Donald Trump's tax returns and may leak them. More>>

Forecasters: Pacific hurricane season depends on El Nino

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Forecasters say the central Pacific region around Hawaii can expect a normal or slightly above-average hurricane season, depending largely on the presence of El Nino conditions. More>>

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

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The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times. More>>

South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

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A western South Dakota high school won't let a student who has brain cancer to walk at graduation because she's six credits short of being able to graduate. More>>

Many states have laws intended to keep kids away from guns

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Many states have laws intended to keep kids away from guns. More>>

A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

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A poll says older Latinos are more likely than older whites or older blacks to say they've had to withdraw or borrow money from a retirement account. More>>

Biden tells grads to take up 'dirty business of politics'

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to deliver the Class Day address at Harvard University. More>>

Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds

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Johnson & Johnson, 42 states reach $33 million settlement over recalled nonprescription medicines. More>>

South Dakota jury finds consultant not guilty in pot case

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A South Dakota jury has acquitted a consultant of drug charges for his role in helping an American Indian tribe pursue a marijuana resort on tribal land. More>>

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget Video included

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President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. More>>

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he won't sign a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state and is instead sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for another path forward. More>>

'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve

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Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Thursday. More>>

Lawsuit: VA contracting changes could cut jobs for the blind

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Advocacy group is suing the Department of Veterans Affairs, alleging the agency ignored a longstanding law when it changed contracting rules used for decades to give jobs to the blind. More>>

DeVos to review rejected college prep grant applications

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The U.S. Department of Education will reconsider awarding grants to programs that help low-income students prepare for college after their applications were rejected due to formatting errors. More>>

Kim Reynolds sworn in as Iowa's 1st female governor

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Kim Reynolds has been sworn in as Iowa's next governor, becoming the state's first woman to hold the job after taking over for veteran Gov. Terry Branstad. More>>

Suspect in Times Square car crash that killed 1 is indicted

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A man accused of intentionally mowing down pedestrians with his car on a Times Square sidewalk has been indicted by a grand jury. More>>

Sheriff: $500M in poppy plants seized in North Carolina

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Sheriff: Field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million. More>>

Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight

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Despite raising red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling to Hawaii with no luggage was allowed to board an American Airlines flight. More>>

Same sex couple says Southwest discriminated against them

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A Florida man says a Southwest Airlines employee refused to let him board a flight as a family with his husband, their three children and a grandparent. More>>

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

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California authorities say they will wait for a stretch of Highway 1 to stabilize again before going in to assess damage from a massive new landslide along the iconic coast road. More>>

Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

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President Donald Trump's 31 percent budget cut to the U.S. State Department and international assistance dramatically ramps down American support for programs that for decades have promoted U.S. values and the welfare of the neediest around the world. More>>

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

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A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA. More>>

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

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Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program. More>>

Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

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Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. More>>

New Jersey's Newark Airport reopens after plane engine fire

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New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport has reopened after a plane engine caught fire, prompting a temporarily closure. More>>

Graduation day bittersweet for slain black scholar's friends

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Prosecutors are asking for patience from two college communities as authorities investigate as a possible hate crime the stabbing of a black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student. More>>

Suspect in Ohio house fire that killed 7 due in court

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An Ohio man accused of starting a house fire that killed seven of his neighbors is due in court. More>>

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

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Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past two and a half years. More>>

11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias Video included

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Two of the five jurors picked so far for Bill Cosby's criminal trial say they know a victim of sexual assault. More>>

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

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Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week. More>>

Human leg in a fishing boot washes up on Alaska beach

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A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city. More>>

Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

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Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters. More>>

Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

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A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter. More>>

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

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Mississippi's leaders are being sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students. More>>

Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge has agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. More>>

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

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A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. More>>

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

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A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man has returned to the force and is working "a desk job.". More>>

Trial set for Alaska man charged in girlfriend's death

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A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to kill himself and the bullet struck the woman after passing through his head. More>>

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

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Voting-rights advocates are hoping that a Supreme Court ruling against two North Carolina congressional districts helps them argue cases of improperly drawn electoral maps elsewhere. More>>

Timeline of events: Disruptive passenger's travel to Hawaii

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Flight disturbance timeline. More>>

Man with bladed gloves, clown makeup held in Denver stabbing

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Mormon President Thomas S. Monson scales back duties

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Mormon officials say 89-year-old church president Thomas S. Monson is no longer coming to meetings at church offices regularly because of limitations related to his age. More>>

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California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station. More>>

Condemned church shooter Roof seeks appellate court mercy

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A man sentenced to death for killing nine worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church has petitioned an appeals court for mercy. More>>

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

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Police officers found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates. More>>

Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor

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Wayward humpback whale swims into Southern California harbor and gets stuck there, prompting rescue effort. More>>

Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

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The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas. More>>

Hasbro to hold first-ever convention for company's brands

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From G.I. Joe to My Little Pony, toy maker Hasbro says it's holding the first-ever convention to bring all of its brands together. More>>

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Officials say the fatal stabbing of a black student visiting the University of Maryland is being investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime. More>>

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial

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Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's Legislative session. More>>

FBI: Passenger appeared intoxicated, needed help onto plane

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Court records say a man who caused a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu had no luggage other than a laptop and needed a wheelchair to board the plane because he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More>>

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Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home. More>>

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Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. More>>

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

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An American physician killed while climbing Mount Everest was a global adventurer when he wasn't practicing medicine in small-town Alabama. More>>

'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

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A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement has lost his gym membership after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. More>>

Gov. Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws

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Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's upcoming departure marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several decades. More>>

Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

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A white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist goes on trial in Ohio for a second time after a jury failed to reach a verdict six months ago. More>>

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    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

    While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect.

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    Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa's governor embraces new job

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