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Police: Co-worker called Waffle House suspect 'paranoid'

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Authorities found a BMW stolen from a Nashville area car dealer at an apartment complex last week but say they didn't figure out who the culprit was until tragedy had struck. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor: Cosby used good rep to hurt women

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Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the 12th day of his sexual assault retrial, and closing arguments and deliberations are expected. More>>

Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

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Until last week, Southwest Airlines had a string of 47 years without a passenger dying in an accident, but it has also paid millions in fines over safety. More>>

Q&A: How walkout by Arizona teachers is expected to play out

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Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job this week to demand more funding for public education. More>>

City to pay $2.6M to family of veteran killed by police

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A Northern California city has agreed to pay $2.65 million to the family of a mentally ill Gulf War veteran fatally shot by police in 2014 after his family called 911. More>>

For the first time, Facebook spells out what it forbids

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For the first time, Facebook spells out how it decides whether to delete your posts. More>>

Former Christie allies: Bridge realignment didn't break law

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Two former allies of former Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie are going to try and convince a federal appeals court their convictions in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case should be reversed. More>>

New report: Blacks suspended, expelled more than white peers

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New federal data show that black students continue to be expelled and suspended from school much more frequently than their white peers. More>>

After a death, how much can 'broken heart' hurt survivors?

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Former President George H.W. Bush's hospitalization a day after his wife Barbara's funeral has raised questions about whether stress or a broken heart played a role. More>>

Prosecutor says Cosby used good-guy rep to harm women

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Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial will soon be in the hands of a jury. More>>

Investigators: School design contributed to massacre

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A commission tasked with investigating government actions surrounding the Florida high school massacre and the state's other mass shootings is set to hold its first meeting. More>>

Arizona governor pushes for teacher pay deal as strike looms

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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is pushing lawmakers to approve big teacher raises as school districts make plans to close if educators who call his proposal insufficient launch the first-ever statewide strike this week. More>>

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

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A 31-year-old Texas inmate is set for execution for the fatal shootings of a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother who were celebrating another child's birthday at their Fort Worth apartment 10 years ago. More>>

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

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Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients. More>>

Opioid treatment gap in Medicare: methadone clinics

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Opioid overdoses killed 1,354 Americans ages 65 and older in 2016, but Medicare doesn't cover the oldest proven treatment for opioid addiction: methadone. More>>

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

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Doctors at a Baltimore hospital have performed the most extensive penis transplant to date, this one also involving the scrotum and part of the abdominal wall. More>>

Agency warns retailers not to sell Juul e-cigarette to kids

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand called Juul after months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. More>>

Spokesman: George HW Bush "responding and recovering"

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A spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush is eager to get well so he can get to his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. More>>

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce over E. coli fears

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The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states. More>>

Science Says: Amount of straws, plastic pollution is huge

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Cities and even countries now such as Great Britain are looking at banning straws because plastic pollution is a huge global problem. More>>

Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

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A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people to win a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. More>>

The Latest: Spokesman: George HW Bush responding, recovering

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Family spokesman: Former President George H.W. Bush is still "responding and recovering" as doctors treat him for an infection. More>>

Truckers aid police in stopping suicide on Michigan freeway

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About a dozen tractor-trailers lined up beneath a Detroit-area freeway overpass to aid police trying to help a man contemplating suicide. More>>

Prince heirs sue Illinois hospital over care during overdose

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Prince's siblings have sued the Illinois hospital that treated the superstar when he nearly died from a drug overdose a week before his death. More>>

Calif. Democrats vying for US House may crowd each other out

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California Democrats worry their packed fields of candidates in several U.S. House races could hurt them in the state's top-two primary system. More>>

Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too

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Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its paid summer internship program. More>>

Newcomer hopes for upset in race for Arizona's US House seat

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A Democratic newcomer is looking to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s. More>>

Some GOP officials urge charges for women who get abortions

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Officials in Republican-dominant states are pushing legislation ahead of midterm elections that would punish both doctors and patients for abortions. More>>

Dad of toddler found dead in suitcase now facing charges

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A Virginia man whose toddler daughter's body was found in a suitcase next to train tracks in New Jersey earlier this month is now facing charges. More>>

Attorney: California police shot unarmed black man 10 times

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Lawyers for the family of a black man killed by police in a busy Southern California parking say an autopsy found he was shot 10 times and died from choking on his own blood as police delayed getting him medical help. More>>

Trump's divisive pick to run NASA wins narrow confirmation

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The Senate narrowly confirmed President Donald Trump's choice of a tea party congressman to run NASA. More>>

Waffle House shooter's guns were seized but then returned

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Gunman suspected of attacking a Waffle House lost Illinois firearms license after exhibiting erratic behavior. More>>

Court sides with human in copyright fight over monkey selfie

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A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos. More>>

Arrest of black woman at Waffle House sparks complaint

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An Alabama police department says it's investigating after video showed a black woman being knocked down by police and arrested inside a restaurant. More>>

Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

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Michigan State maintained ties to volleyball coach accused of raping young athletes. More>>

Spokesman: George HW Bush hospitalized with blood infection

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A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara. More>>

Stephon Clark's brother charged with misdemeanor assault

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Prosecutors have charged the brother of an unarmed black man who was shot to death by Sacramento police with misdemeanor assault and vandalism. More>>

Atlanta attorney found guilty of murder in wife's shooting

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Well-connected Atlanta attorney convicted by jury of murder in shooting death of wealthy business executive wife. More>>

Closing arguments, deliberations loom in Bill Cosby retrial

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Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations. More>>

Jury: Atlanta attorney who shot wife guilty of murder

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A jury has found an Atlanta attorney who fatally shot his wife guilty of murder and influencing witnesses. More>>

Oregon knew of abuse case against family that went off cliff

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Documents show that Oregon child welfare officials knew the family in an SUV that plunged off a California cliff had faced a child abuse investigation in another state when it looked into allegations in 2013. More>>

Funeral held for pro wrestling great Bruno Sammartino

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Former professional wrestling champion Bruno Sammartino has been laid to rest in Pennsylvania, where he was remembered as one of the sport's good guys. More>>

Democrat looks for upset in strong GOP district in Arizona

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In a district Donald Trump won by 21 points in 2016, a Democratic newcomer is trying to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Amid strikes, Americans back teacher raises

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Americans overwhelmingly think that teachers aren't paid enough, and half said they'd even support higher taxes to get them raises. More>>

Officials vow to improve 911 center after teen dies in van

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Cincinnati officials plan changes at emergency call center under scrutiny after failed response to trapped teen who died in minivan after calling 911. More>>

The Latest: 4 homicide charges in Waffle House shooting

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Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle. More>>

Mistrial declared for border agent charged with killing teen

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A judge in Arizona has declared a mistrial in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after a jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teenager but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter. More>>

World War II Navajo Code Talker dies at 92

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A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to confound the Japanese in World War II has died. More>>

Minnesota woman suspected in 2 killings waives extradition

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A woman being held in Texas on charges that she killed two people in separate states, including her husband, will likely be sent to Florida for prosecution. More>>

New lynching memorial evokes terror of victims

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A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. More>>

'It was life or death,' says man who snatched gunman's AR-15

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The man who wrestled the gun away from the Nashville's Waffle House shooting suspect says he decided if he was to die, gunman would "have to work to kill me.". More>>

US raises Nicaragua threat level, pulls diplomats' families

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The United States is shutting down routine operations at its embassy in Nicaragua and pulling out some if its employees amid a string of deadly protests. More>>

Gang members convicted for murder and racketeering

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3 members of the notorious MS-13 gang have been convicted of racketeering and murder. More>>

After brief relief, forecasts indicate drought will continue

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Recent showers temporarily relieved drought conditions in parts of the southwestern United States, but dry weather will persist through the summer. More>>

In Denver, trying to put a price on the value of a newspaper

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The Denver Post's cry for help in the form of an editorial pleading for new ownership resonated nationally. More>>

Officials: Stolen California succulents, smuggled to Asia

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State wildlife officials say they uncovered an international plant heist involving thieves from Korea and China slipping into Northern California's wild landscapes to pluck succulents they then sell in a thriving black market in Asia. More>>

The Latest: Defense rests; Cosby doesn't testify

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The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial won't allow his lawyers to introduce testimony they say would shed light on the possible motivation of the comedian's chief accuser. More>>

Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

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Regulators are reviewing a whistleblower's claims that Ohio's largest online charter school used new software that it installed in 2016 to intentionally inflate attendance figures. More>>

NASA's Tess spacecraft embarks on quest to find new planets

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NASA's newest planet-hunting spacecraft is back on the pad for another shot at launch. More>>

Cybersecurity expert's case delayed as new details emerge

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A British cybersecurity expert once hailed as a hero for stopping a computer virus will be in federal court in Milwaukee to try to weaken a criminal case against him by having his post-arrest statements tossed. More>>

US experts back marijuana-based drug for childhood seizures

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US panel says a medicine made from the marijuana plant should be approved to treat severe epileptic seizures in children. More>>

Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

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An Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane will be remembered at a memorial service. More>>

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

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Fifty years ago this week, students occupied five buildings at New York's Columbia University and shut down the Ivy League campus in a protest over racism and the Vietnam war. More>>

18 Syracuse students out of classes after offensive videos

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Eighteen Syracuse University students face disciplinary charges after videos emerged showing fraternity members using racial slurs and simulating a sexual assault of a disabled person. More>>

'A Quiet Place,' 'Rampage' lead newcomers at box office

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"A Quiet Place" and "Rampage" are fighting it out again for the top spot at the domestic box office this weekend and easily beating newcomers like Amy Schumer's "I Feel Pretty" and "Super Troopers 2.". More>>

Shipwreck found in Lake Erie could be nearly 200 years old

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Shipwreck hunters say they may have found the remains of a schooner that went down in Lake Erie nearly two centuries ago. More>>

Verne Troyer, Mini-Me from 'Austin Powers' films, has died

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Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" films has died at age 49. More>>

Social media helps fuel teacher activism across the country

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The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: Suspect's firearms card was revoked

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Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting at a restaurant in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. More>>

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile Video included

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A prominent biomedical ethics expert predicts that in 20 to 40 years, many parents will choose babies from dozens of embryos, after examining DNA information on each. More>>

Maryland bill seeks transparency in online political ads

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A measure approved by Maryland lawmakers would create more transparency for online political ads on social media platforms like Facebook to help stop foreign influence in the state's elections. More>>

Trial set to begin for ex-Arizona lawmaker in Alaska killing

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A disgraced former Arizona legislator accused of killing a man in southeast Alaska in 2016 is scheduled to stand trial, starting this week. More>>

Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video

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Syracuse University has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire. More>>

Romney must compete in primary for Senate seat

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Mitt Romney has one of the best-known names in politics, but he still must face down nearly a dozen Utah contenders in his bid to restart his political career with a U.S. Senate seat. More>>

4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

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Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. More>>

Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire

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A statue has been unveiled honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire. More>>

Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

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Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations. More>>

Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'

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The man who wrestled the gun away from the Nashville's Waffle House shooting suspect says he decided if he was to die, gunman would "have to work to kill me.". More>>

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

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A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse. More>>

Investigation says Prince was isolated, addicted and in pain

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Investigative files in Prince's death show that members of his inner circle were growing increasingly alarmed about an opioid addition as his health waned in the final days of his life, and that they sought help. More>>

Pulitzer honoree is latest to win after leaving journalism

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A Virginia photographer who won the Pulitzer Prize for a photo of a fatal car attack the day of a white nationalist rally is the latest in a series of newspaper employees who have won journalism's top honor but left the struggling industry. More>>

420's long, strange trip to pot holiday began in California

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Where are The Waldos? Not far from the San Francisco Bay Area high school where in 1971 the five buddies' search for a marijuana patch gave birth to the term 420, now the date for marijuana's high holiday and universal slang for smoking weed. More>>

Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery

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A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery. More>>

Suburban Seattle getting rare, private US airport terminal

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An entrepreneur wants to bring a global trend to the U.S. and put commercial airport terminals in the hands of private companies instead of the government. More>>

Laughter, tears as former first lady Barbara Bush remembered Video included

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As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady. More>>

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

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A new memorial is opening to honor thousands of people killed in racist lynchings. More>>

The Latest: Barbara Bush buried at presidential library Video included

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Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin's Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush. More>>

FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

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The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems. More>>

After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da'

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A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia. More>>

Suspected Florida school shooter appears in court

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A gunman carrying a shotgun in a guitar case opened fire at a Florida high school, wounding one student as other students and teachers piled desks and cabinets against classroom doors to make barricades. More>>

The Latest: Romney promises hard campaign in Senate primary

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Mitt Romney has been forced into a Republican primary for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah as he looks to restart his political career by replacing long-serving Sen. Orrin Hatch. More>>

Trump lawyer must say why he wants porn star's case delayed

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President Donald Trump's lawyer, whose office was raided by the FBI last week, is seeking to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president. More>>

High holiday: Pot fans join 420 smoke-out in San Francisco

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Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts flocked to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for the annual April 20 high holiday that culminated with the crowd sparking up at 4:20 p.m. More>>

Kansas officials boost projected tax collections by $540M

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Kansas officials have issued a new fiscal forecast that boosts projected tax collections by a total of $540 million through June 2019. More>>

In new walkouts, students look to turn outrage to action

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Another wave of school walkouts is expected as students honor victims of gun violence and push for gun control. More>>

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens charged over charity donor list

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Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been charged with a felony related to his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign. More>>

Warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve transplants

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Study suggests warming, not cooling, donated livers may improve organ transplants. More>>

Kushner Cos. subpoenaed by feds after AP report

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The Kushner Cos. is confirming it was subpoenaed by federal prosecutors for information related to an Associated Press report that the company filed dozens of false documents about its buildings in New York City. More>>

Hot potato: Dems shy from Steyer's talk of impeaching Trump

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California billionaire Tom Steyer is spending millions of his own money on a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, but many Democratic candidates are shying away from that idea. More>>

Man who shot 2 deputies in Florida was mystery to neighbors

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A man who investigators say killed two sheriff's deputies in rural north Florida was a mystery figure to many in the small agricultural community rocked by the shooting. More>>

About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing Video included

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As the outpouring of tributes continues for Barbara Bush, the general public can pay its respects to the former first lady. More>>

Official: Shotgun in guitar case was used in school shooting

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Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody. More>>

The Latest: Stormy Daniels' ex-lawyer cooperating in inquiry

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A federal judge in Los Angeles has told lawyers for President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen that he needs to file a declaration in court in order to delay a lawsuit filed by porn actress Stormy Daniels. More>>

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

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Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list. More>>

Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn't around for assault

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Bill Cosby's lawyers are scrambling to make sure jurors at his sexual assault retrial hear from accuser Andrea Constand's confidante before deliberations get underway next week. More>>

Student from Zambia ruled eligible for US poetry contest

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A judge has ruled a high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest. More>>

Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet

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Southwest offers apology and compensation to passengers involved in emergency landing incident. More>>

USA Gymnastics settles sex abuse lawsuit

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USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper's investigation into the organization's child abuse reporting practices. More>>

Trump administration defends Obama's Atlantic monument

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The federal government wants to judge to toss a lawsuit from fishermen trying to eliminate former President Barack Obama's Atlantic Ocean monument. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

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Americans are largely pessimistic about U.S. relations with Russia and China in the next year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un over nuclear weapons, nearly half also expect things to get worse with North Korea. More>>

Arizona is next stop for movement seeking better teacher pay

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Arizona teachers have voted to walk off the job to demand increased school funding. More>>

Woman suspected in Minnesota, Florida deaths caught in Texas

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Woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida captured at a South Texas resort. More>>

Authorities say motive in deputy killings may never be known

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Authorities identify dead shooter of two Florida sheriff's deputies were fatally shot through the window of a Chinese restaurant. More>>

Driver in deadly immigrant smuggling case gets life sentence

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The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has been sentenced to life in prison for making the deadly smuggling run. More>>

The Latest: Former President George HW Bush greets mourners Video included

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A spray of flowers covers the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of the Houston church where mourners are waiting to pay their final respects. More>>

Killing renews concerns for homeless Native Americans

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The killing of a homeless man from the Navajo Nation in Albuquerque is again exposing the heightened threats and dangers many say Native Americans coping with homelessness face in New Mexico's largest city. More>>

Suspended fraternity: Offensive video was 'satirical sketch'

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A fraternity suspended at New York's Syracuse University over an offensive video says the activities were intended as a "satirical sketch.". More>>

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills Video included

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Barbara Bush came up with the idea of focusing on literacy as first lady during a jog in 1978, the year her husband considered his first run for president. More>>

Mother who put children in suitcase charged with child abuse

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A 26-year-old Michigan mother accused of leaving her 11-month-old twin daughters in a suitcase along a curb with trash has been charged with child abuse. More>>

Southwest Airlines sought more time for engine inspections

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US airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window. More>>

2 black men arrested at Starbucks get an apology from police

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Two black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks where they were waiting for a business meeting say they wonder how an everyday encounter could escalate into a police confrontation that left them fearing for their lives. More>>

Correction: School Security-Illinois story

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Some Illinois lawmakers want to give extra money to schools that replace armed security officers with unarmed social workers and behavior therapists. More>>

National Teacher of the Year works with refugee students

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Undeterred by immigration politics, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year leads a Washington state classroom for refugees that runs on the same promise that's bestowed upon children and fuels newcomers to the American dream. More>>

Spouses can boost early detection for melanoma patients

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Married patients with melanoma are slightly more likely to be diagnosed in earlier more treatable stages than unmarried patients. More>>

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

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While students across US plan walkouts for Columbine anniversary, a quiet day of service planned for students at Colorado school. More>>

Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

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Alabama man convicted in 1989 mail-bomb slaying of federal judge is executed, oldest prisoner put to death in US since it resumed carrying out the death penalty in 1970s. More>>

Arizona teachers vote for statewide walkout

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The potential for Arizona teachers to launch a first-ever statewide strike has school districts and parents making contingency plans despite a lack of clarity about what may happen and when. More>>

Police say teen who searched for missing pal was his killer

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Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators say a 16-year-old who was part of a search party looking for a missing high school sports star led the group to discover the boy's body but investigators suspect he was the person who fatally stabbed him. More>>

Hundreds celebrate former first lady Barbara Bush in Houston Video included

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The memorials to former first lady Barbara Bush have begun with a celebration of her life in front of Houston's City Hall. More>>

Reward doubled to $20K after 700 pounds of dynamite stolen

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Federal authorities have doubled the reward to $20,000 for information on the theft of hundreds of explosives from a worksite in Pennsylvania. More>>

US regulators float ideas for boosting medical device safety

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US health officials propose steps to improve the government's oversight of medical devices. More>>

Files show rising alarm in Prince's circle as health failed

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A two-year probe into the overdose death of music superstar Prince is reaching a critical stage as a county prosecutor reveals whether criminal charges will be filed. More>>

Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas

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Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband, then a woman in southwest Florida captured at a South Texas resort. More>>

At trial, experts debate drug Cosby gave to his accuser

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Bill Cosby's lawyers have turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial. More>>

The Latest: Doctor said Prince 'doesn't look really well'

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A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid for Prince a week before the musician died has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil claim. More>>

Alabama man, 83, executed for judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying

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Inmate convicted in mail-bomb death of a federal judge killed in 1989 is set to be executed as the oldest prisoner put to death in US in modern times. More>>

Gym employees accuse black member of not paying, call cops

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Employees of an LA Fitness in New Jersey wrongly accused a black member and his guest of not paying to work out and called police, prompting an apology from the company. More>>

The Latest: 83-year-old Alabama mail-bomb killer is executed

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Alabama has executed the oldest U.S. inmate to be put to death in modern times, an 83-year-old man convicted of a federal judge's 1989 mail-bomb slaying. More>>

Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

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A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled that President Donald Trump's administration cannot withhold public safety grants from cities that don't cooperate with its immigration enforcement. More>>

Passing motorist rescues woman trapped in Montana flood

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A witness is recounting the dramatic rescue of a woman trapped on top her vehicle surrounded by rushing floodwaters in northern Montana. More>>

The Latest: Cosby expert doubts impact of small blue pills

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The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial is rejecting the defense's fifth bid for a mistrial. More>>

San Francisco reverses course, controversial statue to stand

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San Francisco authorities reversed a decision to remove a 19th century statue near City Hall that some say is degrading to Native Americans. More>>

Southwest Airlines pilot pushed Navy boundaries for flying Video included

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The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in an emergency landing after a passenger was partly blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in aviation. More>>

Texas deputy stumbles upon suspect in Vegas picnic shooting

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Authorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle. More>>

Evidence of an oil spill was obvious, but was it a crime?

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A Texas company that owns an oil pipeline that spilled 140,000 gallons (53,000 liters) of crude along the Santa Barbara coast faces a criminal trial three years after the disaster. More>>

The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

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A Texas firefighter on the Southwest Airlines flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia says his wife gave him the OK to aid a woman who had been partially blown through a damaged window. More>>

Fire damages lodge at Idaho's famed Sun Valley ski resort

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A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of Idaho's Sun Valley ski resort. More>>

Man charged after 3-year-old daughter shoots mother

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Police: Indiana man charged after 3-year-old daughter accidentally shoots pregnant mother with a loaded gun he'd left in her car. More>>

The Latest: Police chief apologizes to men from Starbucks

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Philadelphia's police commissioner is apologizing to two black men who were arrested at a Starbucks in the city. More>>

Student says Confederate flag theft sparked protests

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A student who led a two-day demonstration outside of his central Michigan high school says it was in response to the unpunished theft of a Confederate battle flag from his pickup truck. More>>

Syracuse fraternity suspended after racist videos released

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Protesters at New York's Syracuse University have demanded that the school release video showing racist and sexist behavior by members of a now-suspended fraternity. More>>

Police: Utah parents planned murder-suicide that killed kids

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Police documents say a couple who recently moved to Utah from Switzerland planned together a murder suicide that left their family of four dead, including buying sleeping pills researching gunshot wounds. More>>

8,000 Disneyland tickets stolen from youth farming group

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Authorities say thieves made off with 8,000 Disneyland tickets when they stole a box trailer from a youth agricultural education organization. More>>

Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

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A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care. More>>

Navy, Marine leaders: No problem with transgender troops

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The top military leaders of the Navy and Marine Corps tell senators that so far, they've seen no discipline, morale or unit readiness problems with transgender troops now serving openly. More>>

Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS. More>>

Alabama mayor: 'Poop train' finally empty; sludge gone

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An Alabama mayor says the last train car full of New York City sewage sludge that has stunk up her town has finally been emptied. More>>

With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify about sex-abuse cases

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How can you sleep at night? With USOC in turmoil, athletes testify to Congress about sex-abuse cases. More>>

Team backed by Microsoft co-founder locates USS Helena wreck

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Nearly 75 years after the USS Helena was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, an expedition team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen reported finding its wreckage. More>>

Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma

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Medical marijuana push spreads to Utah, Oklahoma. More>>

'Pharma Bro' moves to New Jersey _ for federal prison stay

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The pharmaceutical-industry entrepreneur vilified for jacking up the price of a lifesaving drug has been placed in a low-security federal prison in New Jersey. More>>

Mower, tooth in a box, Vishnu doll in New Jersey beach trash

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A New Jersey environmental group's list of trash its volunteers picked up from the state's beaches includes plenty of bizarre items. More>>

Better than a beach photo: Christie spends $85K on portrait

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Former Gov. Chris Christie's official portrait will carry an $85,000 price tag, higher than his three predecessors combined. More>>

California reaches deal on National Guard border mission

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife Video included

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Presidents, first ladies and many others who knew Barbara Bush are praising her devotion to the nation, her family and literacy. More>>

Marijuana-based drug gets positive review from US agency

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Federal health officials say a closely watched medicine made from the marijuana plant significantly reduces seizures in children with severe forms of epilepsy and warrants approval in the U.S. More>>

Nanny who killed kids while parents away convicted of murder

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A nanny who argued she was too mentally ill to be held responsible for stabbing two children to death at their New York home has been convicted of murder. More>>

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

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New research suggests that many more lung cancer patients may benefit from treatments that boost the immune system, which have scored some of their biggest wins until now in less common cancer types. More>>

Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

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The handcuffed arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks served as a fresh reminder of the perils of "retail racism" that African-Americans and minorities encounter on a regular basis. More>>

A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

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The terrifying string of events on Flight 1380 brought out acts of bravery among passengers and crew and drew across-the-board praise for the pilot. More>>

Minnesota firehouse opens doors during blizzard for prom

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Firefighters came to the rescue for a group of Minnesota high school students when a blizzard struck during their prom. More>>

Possibility of first-ever strike divides Arizona teachers

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Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid in the nation and they're weighing whether to walk out of their classrooms to demand more school funding after weeks of growing protests. More>>

Brown says agreement reached on California guard deployment

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Gov. Jerry Brown says he has reached agreement with the Trump administration to deploy up to 400 California National Guard troops to the border and elsewhere. More>>

Cosby's star witness says accuser spoke about plot to frame

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Jurors could soon hear Bill Cosby's explosive testimony about giving quaaludes to women before sex. More>>

Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders

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Slide Fire, the maker of bump stock devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to shoot continuously, is shutting down its business. More>>

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