California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit
California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

California lawmakers are trying to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring in the movie industry through the state's film tax credit program.

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up
Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up

Smoking by US adults hits another all-time low; about 14 percent smoke cigarettes.

City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery
City where many slaves entered US to apologize for slavery

The South Carolina city where almost half of all the slaves brought to the United States first set foot on American soil is ready to apologize for its role in the slave trade.

Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility
Immigrant kids seen held in fenced cages at border facility

Hundreds of unaccompanied child immigrants arrested at the U.S. border are being held in metal cages at a family detention facility in McAllen, Texas.

120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler
120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler.

H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'
H. Clinton: Separating families at border a 'moral crisis'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has separated children from their parents at the southern U.S. border "is a moral and humanitarian crisis.".

Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states
Redistricting changes headed to the ballot in several states

Voters in a number of states will be deciding this year whether to change the redistricting process for congressional and state legislative seats, to make the process less partisan.

High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering
High court decision extends legal battle over gerrymandering

The Supreme Court's decision to avoid a definitive ruling about partisan gerrymandering shifts the focus to other states, most notably North Carolina.

Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom
Studies show groundwater holding own against drilling boom

New research suggests drinking water supplies in Pennsylvania have shown resilience in the face of a drilling boom.

NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems
NIH ends alcohol study, citing funding, credibility problems

The National Institutes of Health is shutting down a study that was supposed to show if a single drink a day could prevent heart attacks, citing ethical problems.

Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's
Rendell, ex-Pennsylvania governor, says he has Parkinson's

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell says he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs
Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs.

Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times
Veteran journalist named top editor of Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Times says veteran journalist Norman Pearlstine has been named its new executive editor.

St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower
St. Paul raccoon set free after scaling 25-story tower

A raccoon that scaled more than 20 stories of a high-rise office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, has made it to the roof.

Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition
Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

Some Amazon company investors are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to halt a powerful face recognition tool used by police.

'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons
'There was a future': Past Hawaii eruptions provide lessons

A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island has destroyed more than 600 homes since it began spraying lava out of a vent on a residential street last month.

Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases
Investigators say DNA database can be goldmine for old cases

Some private investigators and genealogy experts want to use the same DNA-tracking system that identified the suspected Golden State Killer to solve decades-old murder and missing-person cases.

James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming
James Hansen wishes he wasn't so right about global warming

Thirty years after his historic testimony saying global warming is here and a problem, scientist James Hansen wishes he was wrong about climate change.

NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut
NASA's record-breaking spacewoman retires as astronaut

NASA's record-breaking astronaut, Peggy Whitson, is retiring; has spent more time off the planet than any other American.

Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest
Death, washed-out roads amid flooding in Upper Midwest

Widespread flooding in parts of northern Wisconsin blamed for at least one death.

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board
Former Mexico President Vicente Fox joins High Times board

Former Mexico President Vicente Fox, who calls himself a soldier in the global campaign to legalize marijuana, is joining the board of directors of cannabis publication High Times to advance his agenda.

Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage
Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

Politicians and advocates are flocking to the U.S.-Mexico border to visit immigration detention centers and turn up the pressure on the White House amid a growing uproar Monday over its policy of separating immigrant children from their parents.

State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law
State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

A state appeals court has reinstated the California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives.

Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'
Jury to decide fate of elderly Mafia boss 'Cadillac Frank'

Attorneys are preparing to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a former New England Mafia boss charged in the 1993 killing of a nightclub owner.

Prosecutor: No charges in fatal shooting of unarmed man
Prosecutor: No charges in fatal shooting of unarmed man

A Virginia prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man after he ignored their commands and spun quickly toward them during a nighttime encounter.

States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court
States' redistricting plans facing challenges in court

Gerrymandering has led to court fights in a number of states.

Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot
Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state.

Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again
Private jet once owned by Elvis Presley for sale _ again

A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley that has sat on a runway in New Mexico for nearly four decades is back on the auction block.

Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman
Lawyers, family seek release of detained pizza deliveryman

Lawyers, family ask for release of detained Ecuadorean pizza delivery worker.

Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism
Protesters burn Mississippi flag, say it symbolizes racism

A group of about 30 demonstrators say they're burning a Mississippi state flag because it symbolizes the racism at the heart of Mississippi's problems.

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump
WHAT'S HAPPENING: Border policy fuels backlash against Trump

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Separation of migrant children from parents fuels backlash against Trump immigration policies.

Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slaying
Michigan man sentenced in gas station clerk's slaying

A 48-year-old man already serving life in prison for killing a jogger has been sentenced to another mandatory life term for the kidnapping and slaying of a 25-year-old western Michigan gas station clerk.

California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma
California moves to clear coffee of cancer-risk stigma

California officials, having concluded coffee drinking is not a risky pastime, are proposing a regulation that will essentially tell consumers of America's favorite beverage they can drink up without fear.

5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas
5 dead as SUV chased by Border Patrol crashes in South Texas

A sheriff says at least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.

'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million
'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million

Disney and Pixar's "Incredibles 2" has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film.

Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle
Lawsuit over white nationalist's Twitter ban clears hurdle

A California judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit that accuses Twitter of violating the free speech rights of a leading figure in the white nationalist movement by permanently banning his social media account.

Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store
Gunman wounds 2, fatally shot by bystander at Walmart store

Police say a gunman injured a teen and shot a man in a pair of carjacking attempts Sunday, before being killed by a bystander outside a Washington state Walmart store.

Justice Department deputy wins Supreme Court case
Justice Department deputy wins Supreme Court case

The Supreme Court has ruled for the Trump administration in a case about prison terms that was argued by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City
Kate Spade's funeral to be held in birthplace of Kansas City

A funeral will be held for fashion designer Kate Spade this week in Kansas City, where she was born.

Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people
Many animals are shifting from day to night to avoid people

Fear of people is driving many animals around the globe to shift from day to night to avoid people.

Man will admit to impersonating general for helicopter ride
Man will admit to impersonating general for helicopter ride

A man accused of landing a chartered helicopter at a North Carolina technology company plans to plead guilty to impersonating an Army general.

Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs
Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs

Experts say Trump's threatened auto tariffs would raise prices, cut sales and would bring industry layoffs.

Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall
Chicago TV host, athlete Brackett dies at 76 after bike fall

Elizabeth Brackett, a longtime Chicago journalist and world-champion triathlete, has died at age 76 four days after an apparent bicycle accident.

Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed
Arson suspected at bar where Zach Randolph's brother killed

Investigators have determined a fire likely was intentionally set at an Indiana bar, one day after the brother of NBA star Zach Randolph was fatally shot there.

Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out
Art festival on verge of being shut down when shots rang out

Authorities say a 24-hour arts and music festival in New Jersey was on the verge of being shut down because of numerous fights when gunfire erupted.

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