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AP Exclusive: Adoptee deported by US sues S. Korea, agency Video included

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AP Exclusive: A South Korean man who was deported from the United States to South Korea in 2016 is suing the Seoul government and a private adoption agency over what he calls gross negligence. More>>

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Meek Mill, Jay-Z and sports owners back justice reforms

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A coalition of big names in sports and entertainment is taking on criminal justice reform. More>>

California city approves 25-cent fee on disposable cups

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Berkeley, California, has approved a 25-cent fee on disposable cups city officials say is part of an effort to eliminate restaurant waste. More>>

Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports

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Drone sightings reported by airline pilots over New Jersey renew questions about how to accommodate the popular devices into the nation's airspace. More>>

PG&E: Judge's proposals for fire risk could cost up to $150B

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. says proposals by a U.S. judge to prevent the utility's equipment from causing any more wildfires would create safety risks and cost too much money. More>>

Student tackled for stealing own car settles suit for $1.25M

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An attorney says a Chicago suburb has reached a tentative $1.25 million settlement with a former doctoral student who was tackled to the ground by police officers for stealing a car that turned out to be his own. More>>

Witness: El Chapo's wife was in on plans for prison escape

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A witness at the U.S. trial of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo has implicated the kingpin's wife in his 2015 prison escape. More>>

Police: 5 fatally shot inside Florida bank, suspect arrested

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Authorities say five people have been killed in a shooting at a Florida bank. More>>

White supremacist pleads guilty to NYC sword killing

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A white supremacist has pleading guilty to killing a black man with a sword as part of a racist plot that prosecutors described as a hate crime. More>>

Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally

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A Nevada community shaken by the fatal shootings of four people over the past two weeks is grateful that the suspect is behind bars, but a motive for the crimes remains unknown. More>>

Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby

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Phoenix police say a licensed practical nurse has been arrested on a charge of sexual assault in the impregnation of an incapacitated woman who gave birth last month at a long-term health care facility. More>>

DACA recipients see little reason to hope in latest proposal

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Immigrants brought to U.S. as children see little reason to be hopeful about latest proposal to extend DACA protections. More>>

Ex-NYPD official: Trump got star treatment from gun bureau

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A former commander in the NYPD's gun licensing bureau says President Donald Trump and his eldest son were among celebrities and donors who got licenses without proper credentials. More>>

LA teachers union, school district team to seek state money

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Los Angeles teachers will go back to work Wednesday after voting to ratify a deal between their union and school officials. More>>

NY lawmakers pass state Dream Act

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Lawmakers in New York state have voted to extend state financial aid to students who were brought into the country illegally as children. More>>

China seems to confirm scientist's gene-edited babies claim

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A Chinese investigation into reports of the world's first gene-edited babies seems to have confirmed their existence. More>>

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

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Seven weeks after a massive earthquake struck Alaska, the seemingly endless aftershocks are keeping many residents filled with anxiety. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Disasters influence thinking on climate change

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Americans say natural disasters and their local weather are influencing their views on climate change. More>>

States move to ease restrictions on child sex-abuse lawsuits

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Several states are poised to ease statute-of-limitation laws that have thwarted many now-adult victims of child sex-abuse from seeking justice in court. More>>

Kooiker-huh? An intro to Westminster dog show's new breeds

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There are two new breeds _ and 16 syllables _ coming to the Westminster Kennel Club dog show this year. More>>

Lawsuits ramp up pressure on family that owns opioid company

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Lawsuits are seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the opioid crisis in the US, but one family is getting a lot of the scrutiny. More>>

3 years later, no one is in jail over Flint tainted water

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No one has been convicted of a felony in the Flint water investigation, three years after the start of a state criminal probe. More>>

Kentucky school comes under fire after Washington incident

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Kentucky's Covington Catholic High School has suddenly found itself a symbol of the nation's deep divisions over race, class and culture. More>>

3 men charged with conspiracy to make 'swatting' calls

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Three men have been charged with conspiracy to help a Los Angeles man make phony emergency "swatting" calls around the nation in hopes of sending police to the scene or forcing building evacuations. More>>

Correction: Native American March-Videos story

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Students at a Kentucky Catholic school who were involved in a video showing them mocking Native Americans outside after a Washington rally could face expulsion. More>>

Denver teachers' strike on hold amid procedural wrangling

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis is trying to see if he can help prevent Denver teachers from striking next week. More>>

2 Fort Bliss soldiers killed, 7 hurt after training crash

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Authorities say two soldiers from an Army base in Texas have died and seven other military members remain hospitalized after two military training vehicles crashed in southern New Mexico. More>>

Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry

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When the gun industry gathers for its annual show, it will be facing a changed political landscape. More>>

Muslim enclave that was foiled attack target urges justice

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A Muslim group says news that four people planned an attack on their upstate New York community has sent shockwaves through the rural enclave. More>>

Transgender woman sues over 'false personation' arrest

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A transgender woman is suing the New York police officers she says charged her with "false personation" after she provided them with both her previous and current legal names. More>>

Man charged in Boston kidnapping sent for mental evaluation

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Boston police charge man with kidnapping in connection to the disappearance of a 23-year-old woman outside a bar near. More>>

Catholic student says he didn't disrespect Native American

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A Catholic boys' school widely criticized after a confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington is reopening under the watchful eye of law enforcement in Kentucky. More>>

Russell Baker, author and NY Times columnist is dead at 93

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and humorist Russell Baker has died at age 93. More>>

Denver teachers vote to go on strike over pay

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Denver teachers have decided overwhelmingly to go on strike after more than a year of negotiations over base pay. More>>

Hundreds of schools close, flights delayed amid Midwest snow

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Schools are closed across the Midwest and Detroit's main airport has been shut down as a major snowstorm crawls across the region. More>>

Newark operations resume after drone reports halt arrivals

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Officials say flight arrivals at Newark Airport were briefly suspended after a drone was spotted over another nearby airport. More>>

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

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Two shark researchers who came face-to-face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii. More>>

Supervisor of Navy SEAL charged in war crime case

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Officer who supervised Navy SEAL accused of killing Islamic State prisoner accused of conducting SEAL's re-enlistment ceremony next to corpse; plans to plead not guilty to charges. More>>

Detective: Florida school shooting deputy statement faulty

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A Florida detective told investigators that the former deputy entrusted to protect a high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting gave an initial statement filled with inaccuracies about his actions. More>>

Man accused of threatening to kill 'as many girls as I see'

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A man is under arrest in Utah after police say he posted about "killing as many girls as I see" on Facebook the same weekend that Women's Marches were held around the U.S. More>>

Boys school shuts down amid fallout over Washington videos

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As more videos emerge of an encounter between high school students, Native American marchers and militant black protesters last week in Washington, President Donald Trump is weighing in on the matter saying it appears the students were treated unfairly. More>>

Latest: Los Angeles teachers OK contract, will end strike Video included

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Los Angeles teachers have approved a contract deal between their union and school officials, ending a six-day strike in the nation's second-largest district. More>>

Judge rejects GOP victory claim in disputed N. Carolina race

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A North Carolina judge is considering a demand to order the victory of the Republican in the country's last undecided congressional race despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. More>>

Salvadoran man to be charged in 4 fatal shootings in Nevada

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Authorities say a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally shot and killed four people in Nevada over the past few weeks, adding fuel to the immigration debate. More>>

Los Angeles teachers approve contract, end strike Video included

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Hundreds of firefighters are marching in downtown Los Angeles in support of public school teachers whose strike is entering its second week. More>>

Coroner: Couple intoxicated during fatal Yosemite fall

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A coroner says a young couple from India were intoxicated when they died in a fall from a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park in California. More>>

Unseen J.D. Salinger photos shot for 'Catcher' on display

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The University of New Hampshire is celebrating J.D. Salinger's centennial year by exhibiting never-before seen photos of the famously reclusive author. More>>

Judge declares Iowa fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional

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A state court judge rules Iowa's fetal heartbeat law unconstitutional, concludes state Supreme Court's earlier decisions affirming a woman's fundamental right to an abortion would include the new law passed last year. More>>

Porn star's hush money suit against Trump could be tossed

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump want a federal judge to toss a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels over a hush money agreement she signed not to discuss an alleged affair with Trump. More>>

Correction: Nevada Homicides story

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Authorities investigating four recent Nevada killings say murder charges are pending against a man suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. More>>

Theater shooter's video interview with psychiatrist released

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Prosecutors have released hours of video showing Colorado theater shooter James Holmes' interviews with a psychiatrist about the 2012 massacre in suburban Denver. More>>

Storm brings more snow, ice to large part of Midwest

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Snow and freezing rain has prompted officials to close the largest school districts in Nebraska and Iowa ahead of a winter storm that's threatening the Midwest with several inches of snow. More>>

Lawyers: Immigrant kids' detention is prolonged, unexplained

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Immigrant advocates say they are suing the federal government for allegedly detaining immigrant children too long and improperly refusing to release them to relatives. More>>

The Latest: Porn star's suit vs. Trump could be tossed out

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A federal judge appeared inclined to toss out a lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels that seeks to tear up a hush-money settlement about their alleged affair. More>>

Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video Video included

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University of Oklahoma students are demanding action from campus administrators after video of a now-former student wearing black face paint and using a racial slur got attention online. More>>

Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display

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The last Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum. More>>

Gusty offshore winds sweep Southern California, kill couple

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Gusty winds sweeping across Southern California have toppled trees onto roads, cars and yards. More>>

Police seek man suspected in fatal shooting at Illinois mall

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Police say the suspect they are searching for in the fatal shooting of a teenager at a suburban Chicago mall is a 19-year-old acquaintance of the victim. More>>

Starbucks rolls out delivery service for coffee drinkers

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Starbucks expanding drinks-delivery service to San Francisco, adding other cities in the coming weeks. More>>

Photographer Leighton Mark, shot in Beirut in 1984, has died

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Leighton Mark, a photojournalist who taught himself to make pictures with one arm after he was wounded in 1984 while covering the civil war in Lebanon, has died. More>>

'I still weep': Parkland survivors write book on shooting

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Students and teachers from the Florida school where 17 died in February's high school massacre have written a raw, poignant book about living through the tragedy. More>>

New York City gives letter grades for food cart cleanliness

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New York City's iconic food carts are starting to get health department letter grades, giving on-the-go workers and tourists alike a quick reference for cleanliness and safety. More>>

Supreme Court returns to gun rights for 1st time in 9 years

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The Supreme Court is taking up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City's prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits. More>>

3 groups, many videos, many interpretations of DC encounter

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More videos have emerged of the encounter between high school students, Native American marchers and militant black protesters last week in Washington. More>>

Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World

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The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America. More>>

'Green Book' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards

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'Green Book' takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards. More>>

Former CIA officer portrayed in 'Argo' film dead at 78

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A former CIA technical operations officer who helped rescue six U.S. diplomats from Iran in 1980 and was portrayed by Ben Affleck in the film "Argo," has died. More>>

Firefighters to march with striking Los Angeles teachers

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The union representing striking teachers in Los Angeles says the strike will continue into its sixth school day Tuesday regardless of the outcome of negotiations Monday. More>>

Americans take stock of shutdown's everyday effects

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The federal government shutdown is rippling into everyday life even for people who don't usually think their lives are closely tied to Washington. More>>

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 7 dead

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Frigid air and high winds are causing dangerous travel conditions throughout the eastern U.S. after a powerful winter storm pummeled the region over the weekend. More>>

Rodeo Alaska cow evades capture wandering Anchorage trails

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The owner of a rodeo cow named Betsy says the bovine has evaded capture for six months as she wanders the trails of Alaska's biggest city. More>>

Shutdown and disunity themes of MLK celebration in Atlanta

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A commemorative service for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that was nearly imperiled by the federal government shutdown began Monday morning at a church called King's "spiritual home.". More>>

TSA screener sick-outs hit 10 percent over holiday weekend

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Absence rate among unpaid government airport screeners hits 10 percent. More>>

Arizona police to re-interview people in teenage boy's death

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Police in a Phoenix suburb say they'll re-interview witness and victims in the fatal shooting of a teenage boy by an officer investigating a vehicle break-in. More>>

Unclaimed veterans buried with dignity, thanks to strangers

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A national effort by a funeral home company, medical examiners, state veterans' affairs departments and local veterans' groups honors members of the military whose bodies were not claimed by any relatives. More>>

Landmark Air Force chapel suffering from leaks, corrosion

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The landmark Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Air Force Academy is suffering from leaks and corrosion, so the school has drawn up an ambitious restoration project. More>>

Houston home to rival Martin Luther King Day parades

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Houston will have dueling Martin Luther King Jr. Day parades despite the mayor's attempt to unify behind one event. More>>

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

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Sociologist Nathan Glazer, who assisted on a classic study of conformity, 'The Lonely Crowd,' and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, 'Beyond the Melting Pot,' has died. More>>

2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse comes with supermoon bonus

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Moon, Earth and sun line up Sunday night for the only total lunar eclipse this year. More>>

Paying for funerals impossible for many poor families

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Some relatives of people whose cremated remains were found among hundreds in a Detroit funeral home say they would have loved to bury them in marked graves but couldn't afford traditional funeral services. More>>

A scaled-down, but still angry, Women's March returns

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The Women's March is returning to Washington on Saturday, bracing for inclement weather, coping with an ideological split and reconfiguring its route due to the government shutdown. More>>

Trump celebrates new citizens in Oval Office ceremony

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Trump has used music and pageantry to welcome "the five newest members of our great American family" during a naturalization ceremony in the Oval Office. More>>

Opioid crisis brings unwanted attention to wealthy family

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The nation's deadly opioid crisis is bringing new and unwanted attention to the wealthy Sackler family and complicating its philanthropic legacy. More>>

Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zero

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President Donald Trump is warning Americans affected by the winter storm to "be careful.". More>>

Reports: Sony drops R. Kelly after furor over allegations

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Multiple outlets have reported that Sony Music has dropped embattled R&B star R. Kelly from its roster. More>>

US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

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The government shutdown is taking a toll on preparations for this year's wildfire season. More>>

More lenient state laws could chill low-alcohol beer market

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Beer snobs in states where grocers could offer only low-alcohol brands are raising their mugs to stronger brews thanks to updated laws that could indirectly chill the industry in two others where such regulations remain. More>>

Smaller class sizes not proven but teachers strike for them

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Most educators and parents see class size as an indicator of a quality education and have made it a priority in teacher strikes across the United States, but its effectiveness is still up for debate. More>>

Shutdown leads to delays in lawsuits against government

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Despite the government shutdown, federal courts around the country have remained open and allowed the wheels of justice to keep turning in criminal cases. More>>

Call for political action after Laquan McDonald cases

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Family of black teen laments less than 7-year prison sentence given to white Chicago officer. More>>

Students in 'MAGA' hats mock Native American after rally

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A diocese in Kentucky is looking into videos that show youths, possibly from the diocese's all-male high school, mocking Native Americans at a rally in Washington. More>>

Storm that carpeted Midwest with snow barrels to New England Video included

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A major winter storm that blanketed most of the Midwest with snow earlier in the weekend is barreling toward New England. More>>

Frances R. Mears, longtime AP reporter and manager, dies

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Frances R. Mears, an Associated Press reporter, editor and bureau chief during a journalism career that spanned more than 40 years, has died. More>>

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles Video included

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People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady fall of snow that's forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. More>>

Feds confirm jailed Iranian TV anchor not charged with crime

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The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother will appear before a U.S. grand jury and is still being jailed as a material witness. More>>

As shutdown drags on, 'Coast Guard City' takes a hit Video included

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In New London, Connecticut, the community pulls together to help hundreds of unpaid Coast Guard employees as federal shutdown drags on. More>>

Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

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Moon, Earth and sun line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. More>>

Microsoft pledges $500M to tackle Seattle housing crisis

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Microsoft pledges $500 million to address homelessness in Seattle. More>>

Video shows Arizona officer opening fire as teen runs away

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A suburban Phoenix police chief has offered her condolences to the family of a 14-year-old burglary suspect who was shot and killed by an officer but has asked that public withhold judgment until an investigation is completed. More>>

'Perfect cop': Thousands mourn rookie California officer

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Police officers from across the country are expected at memorial service for a 22-year-old rookie who was shot and killed after responding to a traffic accident in a California college town. More>>

Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

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Despite multiple hurdles, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington. More>>

The best Rx for teens addicted to vaping? No one knows

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New dilemma in teen vaping epidemic: no approved medications to ween young people off nicotine. More>>

Neo-Nazi publisher ordered to turn over personal information

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A judge has ordered the publisher of a neo-Nazi website to reveal his net worth and personal information in internet trolling lawsuit. More>>

Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England Video included

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A strong winter storm system is forecast to sweep across the Midwest into New England starting Friday, bringing double-digit snow accumulations and high winds. More>>

Cohen says he rigged online polls for Trump in 2014, 2015

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President Donald Trump's estranged former lawyer is acknowledging paying a technology company to artificially boost Trump's standing in two online polls, saying Trump directed him to do it. More>>

Officer who shot black teen sentenced to nearly 7 years

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After acquittal in Laquan McDonald cover-up, attention turns to sentence for officer who pulled trigger. More>>

Talks over Los Angeles teachers strike to resume Saturday Video included

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Los Angeles teachers will walk picket lines for a fifth day after the union and school district officials returned to the bargaining table with hopes of ending the massive strike in the nation's second-largest school district. More>>

Women's March returns to DC amid shutdown and controversy

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Despite government shutdowns, inclement weather and ideological schisms, the third annual Women's March is returning to Washington. More>>

4 convicted of entering refuge in quest to aid migrants

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A federal judge has found four women guilty of entering a national wildlife refuge without a permit as they sought to place food and water in the Arizona desert for migrants. More>>

Border Patrol arrests 376 who dug under barrier in Arizona

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Authorities say a group of 376 Central Americans was arrested in southwest Arizona, the vast majority of them families who used short, shallow holes dug under a barrier to cross the border. More>>

Arizona is only state where tribes avoid Medicaid work rules

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About 120,000 Arizonans who receive Medicaid benefits will have to get a job, do community service or temporarily lose health coverage. More>>

Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

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The Pentagon has identified three of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in Syria this week. More>>

Facility where comatose woman gave birth faces new complaint

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A long-term care facility where an Arizona woman in a vegetative state was raped and gave birth last month is looking into another abuse allegation. More>>

The Latest: McDonald relative calls sentence partial victory

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The sentencing hearing has begun for the Chicago police officer who killed black teenager Laquan McDonald in 2014. More>>

Suit says Waffle House shooting suspect's father negligent

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The father of a man accused of fatally shooting four people at a Nashville Waffle House wants lawsuit against him by a victim's mother tossed out. More>>

California dries off after storms batter state for days

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Californians are cleaning up and drying off after a series of storms dumped heavy rain and snow throughout the state. More>>

15 people have been charged in the Flint water scandal

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Fifteen people have been charged in an investigation of how Flint's water became contaminated with lead in 2014-15 and a related outbreak of Legionnaires' disease. More>>

Dave? Dave? Kansas City man gets tickets for helping Chief

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A random act of kindness has netted AFC Championship tickets for a man called Dave who helped dig a Kansas City Chief out of the snow. More>>

Ailing federal worker says she'll get back lapsed insurance

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An ailing U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service worker in Oregon says she can't learn why her federally paid insurance lapsed months ago or get it reinstated because of the partial government shutdown. More>>

New attorneys general to continue investigating clergy abuse

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Newly inaugurated state attorneys general are promising to continue investigations of clergy abuse in the Roman Catholic church as thousands of victims are reaching out to state hotlines and online reporting systems. More>>

Police: Arizona officer kills teen boy with replica gun

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Police in a Phoenix suburb say a burglary suspect shot to death by an officer who believed he was armed was a 14-year-old boy carrying a replica gun. More>>

Battles expected in many states over abortion-related bills

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On each side of the abortion debate, legislators and activists emboldened by recent political developments plan to push in many states this year for bills high on their wish lists. More>>

Man exonerated after 45 years sells his prison art to get by

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Man locked up for 45 years in Michigan is selling his prison paintings as he fights for compensation after being exonerated. More>>

Woman, testifying against El Chapo, details affair

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A woman who says she had an affair with notorious Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin Guzman has testified against him at his U.S. trial. More>>

Hospital CEO: Victim of New Mexico avalanche has died

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A hospital official says one of the people pulled from the snow after an avalanche at a ski resort in New Mexico has died. More>>

Schism leads to dueling women's march events in NYC

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Conflicts over control, inclusivity and alleged anti-Semitism mean that women protesting on the second anniversary of the Women's March on Washington have competing demonstrations on Saturday in New York City. More>>

Federal workers caught in the middle apply for unemployment

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Tens of thousands of federal workers and their families have been forced to turn to programs such as unemployment insurance and food stamps to stay afloat during the government shutdown. More>>

Judge acquits 3 Chicago officers of Laquan McDonald cover-up

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A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. More>>

Low-profile administrator replaces Engler at Michigan State

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Former Gov. John Engler is resigning as Michigan State's interim president amid public backlash over his comments about women and girls sexually assaulted by now-imprisoned campus sports doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

California storm moving out after battering state for 3 days

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The last Pacific storm in a weeklong series is expected to douse California again and forecasters say the state is still at risk for dangerous mudslides in burn areas and blizzards in the high Sierras. More>>

Talks resume in effort to end strike by LA teachers

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Los Angeles teachers and school district officials will return to the bargaining table as walkout enters its fourth day. More>>

FBI: Man wanted to attack White House with antitank rocket Video included

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Authorities in Georgia have arrested a man accused of planning to attack the White House. More>>

AP Explains: Trump says wall will stop drugs, facts differ

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In his demands that Congress set aside $5.7 billion for a border wall, President Donald Trump insists a physical barrier would stop heroin entering the U.S. from Mexico. More>>

Hawaii's Gabbard apologizes for past LGBTQ statements

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Presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is responding to criticism about her past work advocating against gay rights by recoding a new YouTube video. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor hopes case cracks 'code of silence'

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A judge has acquitted three Chicago police officers of trying to cover up the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald. More>>

Prosecutor: Drug maker pushed OxyContin despite danger signs

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Massachusetts court filing says company that makes opioid sought 'blizzard of prescriptions' when it launched the drug in the 1990s. More>>

FDA resuming some food inspections halted by shutdown

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FDA to resume inspections of riskier food despite government shutdown. More>>

US presses ahead with border wall in court despite shutdown

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A government attorney in South Texas has said in court that during the ongoing partial government shutdown, he's been only allowed to work on cases related to a proposed border wall. More>>

On day Jayme escaped, suspect sought job _ with dodgy resume

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The man suspected of kidnapping Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs and killing her parents apparently applied for a job online the day that Jayme escaped _ and lied about his work experience. More>>

Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

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A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction in climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. More>>

Attorney: New racist threats at GM plant where nooses found

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An attorney for workers suing General Motors says employees are still facing racial harassment after nooses and racist graffiti were found two years ago at a plant in Ohio. More>>

Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting

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Chicago awaits 2 historic hearings in fatal police shooting of black teen Laquan McDonald. More>>

Outpouring of generosity for TSA workers, others without pay Video included

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The government shutdown has generated an outpouring of generosity to Transportation Safety Administration agents and other federal employees who are working without pay. More>>

Third party to run center where comatose woman had baby

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An Arizona care facility where a woman in a vegetative state was raped and then gave birth must relinquish control to an outside party. More>>

Northridge quake thrashed Los Angeles 25 years ago this week

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Twenty-five years ago this week Los Angeles was violently shaken out of its sleep by the pre-dawn Northridge earthquake and sunrise revealed a gravely injured metropolis, with dozens killed and $25 billion in damage. More>>

Colorism reveals many shades of prejudice in Hollywood

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The breakthrough representation of minorities in Hollywood blockbusters has revived a frequently overlooked discussion about colorism. More>>

Robert Durst defense: Evidence could be 'game over' for heir

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New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago. More>>

Colbert, Maddow are coveted slots for presidential wanna-bes

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Some of the first stops for Democrats wanting to succeed President Donald Trump are the studios where CBS' Stephen Colbert and MSNBC's Rachel Maddow work. More>>

Trump birth control coverage rules blocked nationwide

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A U.S. judge in California has blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. More>>

ACLU: Government mistakenly wanted to deport US veteran

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Lawyers say a U.S.-born Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder was held for three days for possible deportation after pleading guilty to a disturbance at a western Michigan hospital. More>>

Michigan State President Engler says he'll resign next week

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Michigan State University's board has called an impromptu meeting amid renewed criticism of interim President John Engler's handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Sears survives a near-death experience, but for how long?

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Sears avoids liquidation after 11th-hour negotiations buy more time for the 132-year-old department store. More>>

3 months after deadly NY crash, NTSB has yet to inspect limo

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Three months after a stretch limousine crash in rural upstate New York killed 20 people, federal investigators haven't been able to examine the vehicle for problems that might trigger safety recommendations. More>>

Falling tree kills man as storm lashes California

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Another Pacific storm is bearing down on California, bringing a threat of mudslides to the site of the deadliest wildfire in state history and a rare blizzard warning in the Sierra Nevada. More>>

After crossing into Guatemala, migrants set sights on Mexico

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The latest caravan of Honduran migrants hoping to reach the U.S. has crossed peacefully into Guatemala, under the watchful eyes of about 200 Guatemalan police and soldiers. More>>

Kidnap suspect's lawyers: Confession problematic for defense

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Defense attorneys for the man accused of kidnapping a Wisconsin teenager and killing her parents have acknowledged they're starting the case at a disadvantage after their client gave detectives a detailed confession. More>>

Striking LA teachers will return to bargaining table

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Los Angeles school administrators urged the union to resume bargaining as thousands of teachers planned to walk picket lines for a third day, after being joined on strike for the first time by some of their counterparts from independent charter schools. More>>

The Latest: Michigan State president says he'll quit Jan. 23

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A Michigan State University trustee says the board will seek to oust interim school President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism of his handling of the fallout around disgraced ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar. More>>

Ex-prosecutor to lead health care firm's rape investigation

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The owner of a long term care facility in Arizona where a patient in a vegetative state was impregnated in a sexual assault has hired metro Phoenix's former longtime top prosecutor to review circumstances that led up to the rape. More>>

San Francisco pier shooter seeks dismissal of gun charge

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A Mexican national who touched off a fierce immigration debate for his role in the shooting death of Kate Steinle is seeking to overturn his felony illegal gun possession conviction. More>>

Satisfaction: Rolling Stones to headline 50th Jazz Fest

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The Rolling Stones will be among the headliners for the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. More>>

Federal workers take on odd jobs to make ends meet

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Other government workers are driving for Uber, relying on word of mouth and social networks to find handyman work and looking for traditional temp gigs to help pay the bills during the longest shutdown in US history. More>>

Jewelry stores make $11M settlement over credit practices

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Officials say some well-known jewelry stores that promote sparkling romance engaged in credit practices that consumers might not love. More>>

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

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A Dallas man is the latest Holocaust survivor to have his story recorded in such a way that generations to come will be able to ask his image questions. More>>

Craft beer taps squeezed as shutdown delays new releases

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Craft beer taps get squeezed as government shutdown delays new releases and brewery openings. More>>

SpaceX launches 10 more Iridium Communications satellites

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A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying 10 Iridium Communications satellites has blasted off from California. More>>

Super Bowl planners: Shutdown brings 'uncharted territory' Video included

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A day after travelers waited nearly 90 minutes in snail-like security lines at the world's busiest airport, Atlanta's mayor is concerned about the waits that could result when the city hosts the 2019 Super Bowl. More>>

Similar struggles have led to recent teacher strikes in US

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The complaints of teachers who have gone on strike in Los Angeles are echoing those heard in walkouts elsewhere. More>>

After years of King's remarks, why now for the GOP response? Video included

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Fellow Republicans' tolerance of longtime Iowa Rep. Steve King appears over, after a seemingly endless string of comments seen as insensitive and even racist. More>>

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

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A Colombian drug trafficker has testified that Mexican drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico. More>>

Senators ask FDA to update rules on certain pot products

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Oregon's two senators are urging the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to update federal regulations to permit interstate commerce of food products containing a key non-psychoactive ingredient of cannabis. More>>

Democrats roll out big health care proposals in the states

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Health care proposals are among the first actions for some new Democratic governors and Democratically controlled legislatures. More>>

US flu season poised to be milder than last year's harsh one

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Officials the current flu season is shaping up to be milder, after last year's brutal one. More>>

Judge bars citizenship question from 2020 census

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A federal judge in New York has barred the Trump administration from adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. More>>

PG&E bankruptcy could mean price hikes, unpaid fire lawsuits

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Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pending bankruptcy is raising concern that prices will rise and victims of wildfires who are suing the nation's largest utility won't get all the money they may be owed. More>>