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Judge prevents Trump from cutting Planned Parenthood grants

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A federal judge has issued a permanent injunction blocking the Trump administration from cutting grants to Planned Parenthood that pay for a teen pregnancy prevention program in numerous states. More>>

18-month sentence for man who tried to get Trump's tax data

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Private investigator gets 18-month prison sentence for misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his 2016 election. More>>

Arizona opening day cares to get ready for teacher strike

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Communities across Arizona are gathering gift cards, prepping boxed lunches and opening church doors for day camps to get ready for a historic teacher walkout. More>>

Alaska Olympic games pay homage to hunting, survival skills

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A unique high school sports competition in Alaska this week has events that pay homage to the region's subsistence hunters. More>>

Jury gets case after Cosby painted as predator, victim

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Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial are poised to start deliberating after a marathon day of closing arguments. More>>

Dallas mayor: 1 officer has died after Home Depot shooting

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Authorities say two Dallas police officers were escorting a man from a home improvement store when he shot them and a store employee. More>>

Former President George HW Bush thanks Houston in tweet

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Former President George H.W. Bush is thanking Houston for the "professionalism and obvious care" during the memorials and services for his wife, Barbara Bush. More>>

AP, other media seek access to records in Mueller probe

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The Associated Press and other news organizations are asking a judge to unseal records in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. More>>

Waffle House suspect: Erratic behavior years before shooting

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Acquaintances and relatives say suspect in rifle attack on a Tennessee Waffle House had begun showing erratic behavior years before the shooting rampage. More>>

APNewsBreak: Military sex assault reports jump 10 percent

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U.S. officials say that reports of sexual assaults across the military jumped by about 10 percent in 2017, a year that saw a massive nude-photo sharing scandal rock the services. More>>

'Major announcement' planned on elusive serial killer

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The Sacramento County District Attorney's Office plans to make an announcement in the case of an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. More>>

Waffle House suspect's ex-bosses asked feds to help him

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A man who disarmed a gunman accused of killing four people at a Nashville Waffle House has received a standing ovation from Tennessee lawmakers. More>>

US officials slam Washington state nuke waste site problems

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U.S. investigators say problems first identified six years ago at a Washington state site where deadly nuclear waste is treated continue to plague the multi-billion dollar plant. More>>

Police: Man killed deputy, stole his car and robbed store

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A county sheriff in Maine says a deputy has been shot and killed following a report of a robbery at a convenience store. 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>>

Judge seeks update on raids of Trump's personal lawyer

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A judge wants more information from prosecutors and lawyers for President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to help speedily analyze materials seized from Cohen. More>>

College basketball panels: Ban cheats, let players go pro

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A panel tasked with reforming college basketball says the NCAA should work to end the one-and-done era and punish coaches and programs that cheat more harshly. More>>

The Latest: Police pay tribute to officer killed in Maine

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A county sheriff in Maine says a deputy has been shot and killed following a report of a robbery at a convenience store. More>>

NY appeals court asked to overturn Trump businesses' ruling

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A federal appeals court in New York has been asked to reinstate a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution. More>>

The Latest: Shooting suspect charged with capital murder

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The mayor of Dallas says a police officer has died a day after a shooting that also wounded another officer and a home improvement store employee. More>>

Judge wants fertility clinic lawsuits merged to single case

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A judge in Ohio says dozens of lawsuits against a fertility clinic should be condensed into one case over the destruction of more than 4,000 eggs and embryos. More>>

Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords

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AP-NORC Poll: Younger Americans less apt to use unique passwords across online services _ or to write them down on paper. More>>

GOP unsettled by narrow win in US House race in Arizona

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It took a big money push from the Republican Party, tweets by the president and the support of the state's current and former governors, but the GOP held onto an Arizona U.S. House seat they would have never considered endangered in any other year. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Meek Mill released from prison, rings 76ers' Liberty Bell

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Rapper Meek Mill has attended an NBA playoff game in his first public appearance since being released from prison while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. 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>>

Correction: Waffle House Shooting-Gunman story

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Waffle House gunman's erratic behavior began years before Tennessee restaurant attack. More>>

Correction: Waffle House Shooting story

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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>>

Copperfield testifies on illusion where man says he was hurt

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Las Vegas Strip headliner David Copperfield is due to return to the witness stand in a lawsuit by a British tourist who claims he was seriously hurt in a fall while taking part in one of Copperfield's signature illusions in 2013. More>>

Madonna loses battle to prevent auction of Tupac letter

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Pop star Madonna has lost her battle to prevent an auction of her personal items, including a love letter from her ex-boyfriend, the late rapper Tupac Shakur. More>>

AP Exclusive: '93 Amtrak crash survivor relives each new one

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A string of crashes involving Amtrak trains is rekindling memories for survivors of the passenger service's deadliest accident ever. 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>>

Fort Worth gang member to die for killing girl, grandmother

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Attorneys for a condemned Texas prisoner are asking the US Supreme Court to halt his execution for killing a young girl and her grandmother in 2008. 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>>

California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

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A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished. More>>

Black woman golfer: It was like we had targets on our backs

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One of five black women golfers who say they were told to leave a Pennsylvania club says it felt like they were "playing with targets on our backs.". More>>

Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

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Arizona policymakers have not agreed on how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a statewide walkout this week. 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>>

Republican wins US House race in Arizona GOP stronghold

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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>>

Study: Imbalance growing on police referrals of black pupils

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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>>

Man in custody after 2 Dallas officers, store employee shot

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Authorities say two Dallas police officers have been critically wounded in a shooting outside a home improvement store. More>>

Jury in Bill Cosby case to begin deliberating on Wednesday

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

'Smallville' actress granted bail in alleged sex cult case

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An actress best known for playing a young Superman's friend has been granted bail while fighting charges that she helped recruit women into a cult-like group. More>>

The Latest: Cosby jury to begin deliberating Wednesday

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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>>

Study: California gun deaths declined between 2000 and 2015

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A new scientific study shows that gun deaths have fallen in California over a 16-year period ending in 2015. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Correction: Hotshots Statue story

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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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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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Court sides with sanctuary cities in fight over grants

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