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(Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas.  The efforts to c... (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The efforts to c...

Ship channel remains closed; draining of gas tank continues

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Efforts continue to drain a tank that is leaking flammable gas following a massive fire at a Houston-area energy complex, prompting the closure of part of the Houston Ship Channel. More>>

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Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). An angel statuary graces a yard near Hansen Lake Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Residents were allowed into the area for the first time since floodwaters overtook several homes. Flooding in Nebraska ... (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). An angel statuary graces a yard near Hansen Lake Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Residents were allowed into the area for the first time since floodwaters overtook several homes. Flooding in Nebraska ...
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Flooding concerns are starting to ease in hard-hit places along the Missouri River, but experts warn that with plenty of snow still left to melt to the north, the threat could persist for months. More>>

Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File). FILE--In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014, file photo, James Lyons and Florence Reaves, from Kirkwood, Mo., hike to a stone lookout over the Little Missouri River inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located ... (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File). FILE--In this Wednesday, June 11, 2014, file photo, James Lyons and Florence Reaves, from Kirkwood, Mo., hike to a stone lookout over the Little Missouri River inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located ...
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Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of a controversial oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park are battling in state court. More>>

US reacts to end of Mueller probe with relief, skepticism

(AP Photo/Ben Finley). This undated photo shows Stan Pearson, 69, of Newport News, Va.  Pearson, 69, a retired math professor was among Trump detractors who had high hopes for the report: The start of impeachment proceedings and charges of treason. Pet... (AP Photo/Ben Finley). This undated photo shows Stan Pearson, 69, of Newport News, Va. Pearson, 69, a retired math professor was among Trump detractors who had high hopes for the report: The start of impeachment proceedings and charges of treason. Pet...
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Robert Mueller's long-anticipated investigation may be over, but with few details emerging, Americans aren't quite sure what to think. More>>

No timetable for reopening Texas ship channel following leak

(Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas.  The efforts to c... (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The efforts to c...
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Officials say there's no timetable for reopening a portion of the Houston Ship Channel, one of the busiest waterways in the country, after another setback caused flammable chemicals to seep into the water near a fire-ravaged petrochemical tank farm. More>>

Patriots owner apologizes in Florida prostitution case

(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to ... (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File). FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft walks on the field before the AFC Championship NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo. Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to ...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is apologizing after being charged in a Florida massage parlor prostitution investigation. More>>

Protests held in Pittsburgh after cop cleared in shooting

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this March 12, 2019 file photo, former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. On the fourth day... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this March 12, 2019 file photo, former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. On the fourth day...
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The family of an unarmed black teenager fatally shot by a white police officer is expressing anger and sadness over a jury's decision to acquit, and Pittsburgh is bracing for protests a day after the verdict. More>>

In speech at Trump hotel, Gillibrand to call Trump a coward

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich. Gillibrand is preparing to speak Sunday at the Trump International H... (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this Monday, March 18, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., speaks at a campaign meet-and-greet in Clawson, Mich. Gillibrand is preparing to speak Sunday at the Trump International H...
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In speech in front of Trump building, Gillibrand to label the president a 'coward' who is 'tearing apart the moral fabric of our country'. More>>

FAA to look at Boeing's fixes for 737 Max jets next week

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Boeing is confirming the flight-control software fixes that it plans to make for its grounded 737 Max 8, the plane involved in two fatal accidents within five months. More>>

Kansas death penalty case has implications for mentally ill

(Anthony S. Bush/The Topeka Capital Journal via AP, Pool, File). FILE--In this Oct. 2011, file photo, James Kraig Kahler listens to the judge while being sentenced in Osage County Court in Lyndon, Kansas.  The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider ... (Anthony S. Bush/The Topeka Capital Journal via AP, Pool, File). FILE--In this Oct. 2011, file photo, James Kraig Kahler listens to the judge while being sentenced in Osage County Court in Lyndon, Kansas. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider ...
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The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider a Kansas case that could have far-reaching implications for mental ill defendants across the nation. More>>

Streisand apologizes for remarks on Michael Jackson accusers

(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Barbra Streisand introduces "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a Briti... (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 24, 2019 file photo, Barbra Streisand introduces "BlacKkKlansman" at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a Briti...
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Barbra Streisand is coming under intense criticism online for telling a British newspaper that two men who say they were molested as children by Michael Jackson were "thrilled to be there" and that the alleged abuse "didn't kill them.". More>>

First-of-its-kind US nuclear waste dump marks 20 years

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In a remote stretch of New Mexico desert, the U.S. government set in motion an experiment that, if successful, would prove to the world that radioactive waste could be safely disposed of deep underground. More>>

US underground nuclear waste dump explained

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Q&A: A look at some of the science behind the United States' only underground repository for low-level radioactive waste. More>>

Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer

(OHSU via AP). This undated photo provided by the Oregon Health and Science University in March 2019 shows a baby monkey named Grady, born from an experimental technology that aims to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fe... (OHSU via AP). This undated photo provided by the Oregon Health and Science University in March 2019 shows a baby monkey named Grady, born from an experimental technology that aims to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fe...
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Birth of a monkey highlights experimental technology to preserve fertility when boys undergo cancer treatment. More>>

Ohio cuts funding for Planned Parenthood after court OK

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Ohio's health department is ending grants and contracts that send money to Planned Parenthood after a federal appeals court upheld a state anti-abortion law that blocks public money for the group. More>>

Cleanup of Texas chemical plant hamstrung by new fire, spill

(Jeffrey Fountain via AP). In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 photo, shows smoke rising from a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company near the Deer Park School District's Abshire Stadium in Deer Park, Texas. Officials have lifted an order to remai... (Jeffrey Fountain via AP). In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019 photo, shows smoke rising from a fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company near the Deer Park School District's Abshire Stadium in Deer Park, Texas. Officials have lifted an order to remai...
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The company that operates a petrochemical tank farm near Houston where a days-long fire damaged several tanks says it's working to remove flammable product without allowing dangerous fumes to again escape into the air. More>>

Study: About 4 percent of women are pregnant when jailed

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A new study has found that about 4 percent of women incarcerated in state prisons were pregnant when they were jailed. More>>

Columbine families gather to tell stories nearly 20 years on

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Families of the Columbine High School victims have gathered at the school to tell their stories, nearly 20 years after the tragedy. More>>

US experts: Medicines for opioid addiction vastly underused

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola). FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications whic... (AP Photo/Elise Amendola). FILE - This July 23, 2018 file photo shows packets of buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, in Greenfield, Mass. On Wednesday, March 20, 2019, the nation’s top medical advisers said medications whic...
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U.S. medical advisers say medications to treat opioid addiction remain vastly underused. More>>

12 hurt, 50 cars involved in pileups on California highway

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Authorities say several crashes involving about 50 vehicles on Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles have sent 12 people to the hospital. More>>

Judge scrutinizes Trump's policy shift on asylum seekers

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019, file photo, two men, both of Honduras, gather with attorneys to pray before crossing into the United States to begin their asylum cases after being returned to Mexico in Tijuana, Me... (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File). FILE - In this Tuesday, March 19, 2019, file photo, two men, both of Honduras, gather with attorneys to pray before crossing into the United States to begin their asylum cases after being returned to Mexico in Tijuana, Me...
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The Trump administration's policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico will face scrutiny from a U.S. judge in San Francisco. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts swap out space station's batteries

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NASA astronauts take spacewalk to swap out aging batteries on International Space Station. More>>

Tribes urge US to ban drilling around sacred New Mexico site

(AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture while visiting Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. Native American leaders ar... (AP Photo/Jeff Geissler, File). FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2005, file photo, tourist Chris Farthing from Suffolks County, England, takes a picture while visiting Chaco Culture National Historical Park in northwestern New Mexico. Native American leaders ar...
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Native American leaders are banding together to pressure U.S. officials to ban oil and gas exploration around a sacred tribal site that features massive stone structures and other remnants of an ancient civilization. More>>

Interior boss order aims to protect US public land access

(Steve Allison/Miles City Star via AP, File). FILE - This March 12, 2010 file photo shows deer seeking foliage in retreating snow in grasslands near Miles City, Mont. This area is typical of other grasslands and similar tracts that are included in a po... (Steve Allison/Miles City Star via AP, File). FILE - This March 12, 2010 file photo shows deer seeking foliage in retreating snow in grasslands near Miles City, Mont. This area is typical of other grasslands and similar tracts that are included in a po...
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Acting U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is ordering federal land managers to give more consideration to public access concerns when buying, selling or trading public land. More>>

Small solar storm coming to Earth but no big light show

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Space weather forecasters say a solar storm is heading to Earth, but don't expect a big light show. More>>

California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, as California Gov. Jerry Brown, walks at right during a visit to a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp wild... (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump talks with California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom, left, as California Gov. Jerry Brown, walks at right during a visit to a neighborhood destroyed by the Camp wild...
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom is declaring a state of emergency to speed up forest management ahead of the next wildfire season. More>>

Iditarod competitor whose dogs quit says they got spooked

(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, photo shows Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit posing with two of his dogs in Anchorage, Alaska. The Frenchman Petit was in the lead of this year's race but his dog team quit running after he yelled ... (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen). This Wednesday, March 20, 2019, photo shows Iditarod musher Nicolas Petit posing with two of his dogs in Anchorage, Alaska. The Frenchman Petit was in the lead of this year's race but his dog team quit running after he yelled ...
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The Iditarod musher who was hours ahead in the Alaska race when his dogs refused to keep running is dismissing critics who say he ran them too hard. More>>

Judge says New York's stun gun ban is unconstitutional

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A federal judge has ruled that New York's ban on personal ownership of stun guns is unconstitutional, the latest in a series of court rulings that have led to the loosening of restrictions on the weapons in several states. More>>

Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

(Missouri State Highway Patrol, via AP). In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows Water Patrol Troopers assisting utility company employees in shutting off natural gas lines in flood waters at Craig, M... (Missouri State Highway Patrol, via AP). In this Wednesday, March 20, 2019 photo provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows Water Patrol Troopers assisting utility company employees in shutting off natural gas lines in flood waters at Craig, M...
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Iowa governor says recent flooding has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage in the state, as flooding continues in several Midwestern states. More>>

A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe

(Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia. (Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July 4, 2017 file photo, Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin is shown prior to a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
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A look at Russians who became mixed up in Trump probe. More>>

Flight attendant detained by immigration on return to US

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A flight attendant who had work authorization under a program for immigrants brought to the country as children has been detained after working a flight to Mexico. More>>

Watchdog group's leader steps down after founder's firing

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The head of the Southern Poverty Law Center is stepping down, the latest high-profile departure from the watchdog organization. More>>

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, a sales associate uses a pair of chopsticks to hold a bud of Lemon Skunk, the highest potency strain of marijuana available at the dispensary in Denver. According to research r... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, a sales associate uses a pair of chopsticks to hold a bud of Lemon Skunk, the highest potency strain of marijuana available at the dispensary in Denver. According to research r...
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Scientists say smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by about five times. More>>

Republicans ask to stay order blocking lame-duck laws

(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers answered reporters questions at the State Capitol in Madison, Wisc.,  Thursday, March 21, 2019, after a Dane County judge has blocked the lame duck laws that Republicans passed in D... (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP). Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers answered reporters questions at the State Capitol in Madison, Wisc., Thursday, March 21, 2019, after a Dane County judge has blocked the lame duck laws that Republicans passed in D...
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Republican lawmakers are asking a state appellate court to stay a judge's order blocking their lame-duck laws limiting Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul's powers. More>>

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this March 12, 2019 file photo, former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A witness in the ... (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). In this March 12, 2019 file photo, former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa. A witness in the ...
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An expert in police use of force says a former officer did everything by the book in a fatal encounter with an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer. More>>

First artificial intelligence Google Doodle features Bach

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Google is celebrating Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle. More>>

'Full House' to big house in college scheme? Experts differ

(AP Photo). This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los ... (AP Photo). This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los ...
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Will 'Aunt Becky' and other parents charged with college scam see prison time? Experts differ on the probability. More>>

Jimmy Carter's new milestone: Longest-lived US president

(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File). FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams listens during a news conference to announce her rural health care plan, in Plains, Ga. Ca... (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File). FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo, former President Jimmy Carter speaks as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams listens during a news conference to announce her rural health care plan, in Plains, Ga. Ca...
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Jimmy Carter is now the longest-living president in American history. More>>

Teen charged with making racist threats in Charlottesville

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Police in Charlottesville, Virginia, say they've charged a 17-year-old who made racist threats that have closed the city's schools. More>>

Puerto Rico mayor, Trump critic announces run for governor

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The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital has announced that she is running for governor of the U.S. territory. More>>

Fish in river that famously caught fire now OK'd for dinner

(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE – In this July 12, 2011, file photo, two rowers paddle along the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland.  Federal environmental regulators say fish living in the northeastern Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when ... (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File). FILE – In this July 12, 2011, file photo, two rowers paddle along the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland. Federal environmental regulators say fish living in the northeastern Ohio river that became synonymous with pollution when ...
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Federal environmental regulators say fish living in an Ohio river that became synonymous with industrial pollution when it caught fire in 1969 are now safe to eat. More>>

Correction: Southern Flood Threat story

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). This March 11, 2019 photo shows a makeshift levee built by a resident in Rolling Fork, Miss., to protect his home from flood waters. In March 2019, scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of se... (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis). This March 11, 2019 photo shows a makeshift levee built by a resident in Rolling Fork, Miss., to protect his home from flood waters. In March 2019, scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of se...
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Scientists are warning that historic flooding could soon deluge parts of several southern states along the lower Mississippi River, where flood waters could persist for several weeks. More>>

Prosecutor who probed President Trump's ex-lawyer quits

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The prosecutor who led a probe of President Donald Trump's former personal attorney is stepping down. More>>

ACLU: Black man detained while moving into own Kansas home

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The American Civil Liberties of Kansas has asked for a state investigation after a black man was detained by local police while moving into his own home. More>>

Tyson recalls chicken strips due to metal fears

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Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling more than 69,000 pounds of frozen, ready-to-eat chicken strips because they may be contaminated with pieces of metal. More>>

Baby eel fishermen hope for year free of poaching, shutdowns

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). In this May 25, 2017 file photo, baby eels, also known as elvers, are held in Brewer, Maine. Elver season begins on Friday, March 22, 2019, with fishermen hoping the big-money season isn't interrupted by poaching conc... (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). In this May 25, 2017 file photo, baby eels, also known as elvers, are held in Brewer, Maine. Elver season begins on Friday, March 22, 2019, with fishermen hoping the big-money season isn't interrupted by poaching conc...
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Maine fishermen are taking to rivers and streams in the state to fish for baby eels in a high-stakes season they hope isn't interrupted by poaching concerns as it was a year ago. More>>

Residents fret about chemical plant fire, despite assurances

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days,... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days,...
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National Guard troops have been called in and residents are being told to stay inside after elevated levels of benzene were detected near a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility that caught fire this week. More>>

Cradling children, migrant families cross border in waves Video included

(AP Photo/Eric Gay). In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, photo, Hillary Herrera Cortez, 3, peers over the shoulder of her mother, Hildy Cortez Martinez, as the two wait for Border Patrol agents to process them at the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texa... (AP Photo/Eric Gay). In this Thursday, March 14, 2019, photo, Hillary Herrera Cortez, 3, peers over the shoulder of her mother, Hildy Cortez Martinez, as the two wait for Border Patrol agents to process them at the U.S.-Mexico border near McAllen, Texa...
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Waves of desperate families are trying to cross the U.S. border with Mexico almost hourly and entering an overtaxed government detention system. More>>

Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

(Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 30, 2015, file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's office shows Cesar Sayoc in Miami. Sayoc, who is charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Tru... (Broward County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This Aug. 30, 2015, file photo released by the Broward County Sheriff's office shows Cesar Sayoc in Miami. Sayoc, who is charged with sending pipe bombs to prominent critics of President Donald Tru...
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A Florida man has pleaded guilty to sending a wave of pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump. More>>

US official declares drought plan done for Colorado River

(AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, what was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Several states that rely on a major Western river are pushin... (AP Photo/John Locher, File). FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo, what was once a marina sits high and dry due to Lake Mead receding in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Several states that rely on a major Western river are pushin...
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States that rely on a major river in the U.S. West are pushing for federal legislation to implement a plan to protect the water amid a prolonged drought. More>>

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding

(Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Helmut Shea Kaukver III looks on from a boat alongside Tim Rockford Monday, March 18, 2019, in Bellwood, Neb. The men were returning to their neighborhood which was only accessible by boat because of floodw... (Brendan Sullivan/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Helmut Shea Kaukver III looks on from a boat alongside Tim Rockford Monday, March 18, 2019, in Bellwood, Neb. The men were returning to their neighborhood which was only accessible by boat because of floodw...
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Authorities have rescued several people stranded by flooding in northwest Missouri. More>>

With black lung fund in jeopardy, taxpayers could foot bill

(AP Photo/Dylan Lovan). Retired coal miner John Robinson displays his mining helmet at his home in Coeburn, Va., on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Robinson was 47 when he was diagnosed with black lung disease, part of a new generation of black lung sufferers... (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan). Retired coal miner John Robinson displays his mining helmet at his home in Coeburn, Va., on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. Robinson was 47 when he was diagnosed with black lung disease, part of a new generation of black lung sufferers...
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The Trump administration and coal industry allies are insisting that a federal black lung trust fund will continue to pay benefits to sick miners despite a drastic cut in funding. More>>

Consumers should soon see benefit of Fed's patience on rates

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It was only a few months ago that interest rates were marching higher and bearing down on everyone from home buyers to stock investors. More>>

Jury: Roundup weed killer is major factor in man's cancer

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A jury in federal court in San Francisco has concluded that Roundup weed killer was a substantial factor in a California man's cancer. More>>

Attorneys: 5 charged in terror case because they are Muslims

(Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File). FILE - This Aug. 13, 2018 pool file photo shows defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj entering district court in Taos, N.M., for a dete... (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File). FILE - This Aug. 13, 2018 pool file photo shows defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj entering district court in Taos, N.M., for a dete...
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Five people arrested at a New Mexico compound where a boy was found dead pleaded not guilty to federal terrorism-related charges that their attorneys say they would not be facing if they weren't Muslims. More>>

Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen

(Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, Pool). People arrive to the Allegheny County Courthouse prior to the start of the second day of the homicide trial of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in... (Nate Smallwood/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review via AP, Pool). People arrive to the Allegheny County Courthouse prior to the start of the second day of the homicide trial of former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in...
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Prosecutors will call more witnesses to the stand in the trial of a white former East Pittsburgh police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager. More>>

The Latest: Classes canceled at more schools near tank fires

( Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo talks about the air quality in east Harris County during a press conference at TranStar Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Houston.  National Guard troops have been called in ... ( Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo talks about the air quality in east Harris County during a press conference at TranStar Thursday, March 21, 2019, in Houston. National Guard troops have been called in ...
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Officials have lifted an order to remain indoors after several air-monitor readings showed improved air quality in the area around a petrochemical storage facility in suburban Houston. More>>

Ole Miss leader agrees Confederate statue should be moved

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). File-This March 5, 2019, file photo shows a memorial marker standing in the University of Mississippi campus cemetery that has the graves of Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Shiloh.  The University of Miss... (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File). File-This March 5, 2019, file photo shows a memorial marker standing in the University of Mississippi campus cemetery that has the graves of Confederate soldiers killed at the Battle of Shiloh. The University of Miss...
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The University of Mississippi's leader says he agrees that a Confederate monument should be moved to more secluded spot on campus. More>>

Road rage suspect who killed deputy was in US illegally

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The body of a Kittitas County Sheriff's deputy is draped with a U.S. flag as it is carried out of Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Ellensburg, Wash. A sheriff's de... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The body of a Kittitas County Sheriff's deputy is draped with a U.S. flag as it is carried out of Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Ellensburg, Wash. A sheriff's de...
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Police have identified the road rage suspect who killed a sheriff's deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout. More>>

Hawaii bills push 1st state ban on plastics in restaurants

(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 photo, Belinda Lau, manager of the Wiki Wiki Drive Inn takeout restaurant in Honolulu, sprinkles cheese on an order of spaghetti in a styrofoam container. Hawaii would be the first state in the... (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this Thursday, March 14, 2019 photo, Belinda Lau, manager of the Wiki Wiki Drive Inn takeout restaurant in Honolulu, sprinkles cheese on an order of spaghetti in a styrofoam container. Hawaii would be the first state in the...
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Dozens of cities nationwide have banned plastic foam containers, but Hawaii is considering being the first state to outlaw them. More>>

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen leaves Federal court, in New York. Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a ... (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen leaves Federal court, in New York. Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a ...
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The FBI used highly secretive and controversial cellphone sweeping technology to zero-in on President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer when agents raided his New York City home, hotel room and office last year. More>>

35 years in prison: Man exonerated in rape case and freed

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Criminal justice advocates say a man convicted for a 1982 Baton Rouge rape has been exonerated and freed after 35 years in prison. More>>

Coast Guard leader: More money needed to compete in Arctic

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The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard says service needs more money to remain 'ready' force. More>>

Levi's soars in return to public markets

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo Bart Sights, head of the Eureka Lab, compares the markings and damage on jeans that he guesses are close to 30 years old, left, to jeans made within a few hours of this photograph at Levi's i... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE- In this Feb. 9, 2018 photo Bart Sights, head of the Eureka Lab, compares the markings and damage on jeans that he guesses are close to 30 years old, left, to jeans made within a few hours of this photograph at Levi's i...
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Levi Strauss, the company behind America's first blue jeans, prepares to go public. More>>

Clarification: Ferguson Activists-Deaths story

(Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the... (Robert Cohen/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File). FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2014, file photo Edward Crawford Jr., returns a tear gas canister fired by police who were trying to disperse protesters in Ferguson, Mo. Six young men with connections to the...
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Six young men with connections to Ferguson protests have died, drawing attention on social media and speculation in the activist community that something sinister is at play. More>>

5 compound suspects plead not guilty to terror charges

(Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File). FILE - This Aug. 13, 2018 pool file photo shows defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj entering district court in Taos, N.M., for a dete... (Roberto E. Rosales/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, Pool, File). FILE - This Aug. 13, 2018 pool file photo shows defendants, from left, Jany Leveille, Lucas Morton, Siraj Ibn Wahhaj and Subbannah Wahhaj entering district court in Taos, N.M., for a dete...
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Five former residents of a New Mexico compound are scheduled to appear in federal court on terrorism-related charges that include conspiring to attack U.S. law enforcement and military members. More>>

Suspect in mob boss slaying could face lethal Mafia justice

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Anthony Comello displays writing on his hand that includes pro-Donald Trump slogans during his extradition hearing in Toms River, N.J. Comello is accused of killing the reputed bos... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File). FILE - In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Anthony Comello displays writing on his hand that includes pro-Donald Trump slogans during his extradition hearing in Toms River, N.J. Comello is accused of killing the reputed bos...
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Marked man? Accused killer of New York mob boss may have to worry about Mafia justice. More>>

NTSB: Impaired truck driver likely cause of GOP train crash

(Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen in Crozet, Va. Fed... (Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen in Crozet, Va. Fed...
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Federal investigators say a trash truck driver was likely under the influence of marijuana and anti-seizure medication when his vehicle was struck by an Amtrak train carrying Republican lawmakers in Virginia last year. More>>

Video shows teen's beating during West Virginia traffic stop

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Prosecutor in West Virginia releases police dashcam video showing teenager being beaten by officers and punched during a November traffic stop. More>>

Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

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A scientific report says the Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S., which likely will bring more flooding and other extreme weather events such as heat waves and drought. More>>

The bump stock ban is just days away. What will owners do?

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). In this March 15, 2019 photo, Ryan Liskey displays a bump stock on top of his AR-15 at his home in Harrisonburg, Va. The ban on bump stocks is just a few days away and owners of the devices like Liskey are trying to figure out ... (AP Photo/Steve Helber). In this March 15, 2019 photo, Ryan Liskey displays a bump stock on top of his AR-15 at his home in Harrisonburg, Va. The ban on bump stocks is just a few days away and owners of the devices like Liskey are trying to figure out ...
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With the ban on bump stocks just a few days away, owners of the devices are trying to figure out what to do: Destroy it. More>>

Atlanta's Mayor pushes for review in 'Child Murders' cases

(Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP). Catherine Leach-Bell, whose son, 13-year-old Curtis Walker, was among the victims, pleaded for closure. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday that officials will take a fresh look at the... (Bob Andres/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP). Catherine Leach-Bell, whose son, 13-year-old Curtis Walker, was among the victims, pleaded for closure. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday that officials will take a fresh look at the...
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Atlanta's mayor and chief of police are leading a push to re-examine evidence from a string of murders from 1979 to 1981 that terrorized the city's black community. More>>

Movement toward less partisan political maps gains momentum

(David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File). FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virgi... (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP, File). FILE- In this Feb. 2, 2019, file photo former Virginia Governor and U.S. Sen. George Allen, right, talks with supporters during a stop in Bristol, Va. Allen was on a five-city town hall tour of Virgi...
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In recent years, an increasing number of states have adopted less partisan methods for drawing congressional or state legislative political districts. More>>

APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth

(AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, of El Salvador, is escorted into the courtroom for his initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court in Carson City, Nev. A detective says the... (AP Photo/Scott Sonner, File). FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman, 19, of El Salvador, is escorted into the courtroom for his initial appearance in Carson City Justice Court in Carson City, Nev. A detective says the...
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APNewsbreak: A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine. More>>

ACLU sues FBI for records related to black extremists report

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The American Civil Liberties Union and others are suing the FBI for records to find out more about a divisive 2017 report on the rise of black extremists following the shooting deaths of African Americans. More>>

Number of states using redistricting commissions growing

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, commission attorney Mary O'Grady, left, speaks with Stephen Miller, a Casa Grande city council member, as they point to a possible map outlining the new congressional landscap... (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, commission attorney Mary O'Grady, left, speaks with Stephen Miller, a Casa Grande city council member, as they point to a possible map outlining the new congressional landscap...
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As the effects of gerrymandering come under greater scrutiny, more states are taking redistricting duties away from state lawmakers and governors as a way to make the process less partisan. More>>

Company won't operate duck boats in 2019 after fatal sinking

(Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File). FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo the duck boat that sank on July 19 in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised. The company that owns the boat that sank last summer, killing 17 people, ... (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP, File). FILE- In this July 23, 2018, file photo the duck boat that sank on July 19 in Table Rock Lake in Branson, Mo., is raised. The company that owns the boat that sank last summer, killing 17 people, ...
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The company that owns a duck boat that sank on a Missouri lake last year, killing 17 people, won't operate the vessels this year and will instead open a replacement attraction in the tourist town of Branson. More>>

Migrants encounter snafus with new US asylum policy

(AP Photo/Gregory Bull). Two men, both of Honduras, walk with attorneys as they cross into the United States to begin their asylum cases, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. A group of about five men were on their way to report for their first... (AP Photo/Gregory Bull). Two men, both of Honduras, walk with attorneys as they cross into the United States to begin their asylum cases, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Tijuana, Mexico. A group of about five men were on their way to report for their first...
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Scheduling glitches led an immigration judge to deny the Trump administration's request to order four Central American migrants deported because they failed to show for initial hearings Wednesday in the U.S. while being forced to wait in Mexico. More>>

Flooded Iowa communities surviving with trucked-in water

(DroneBase via AP). This Tuesday, March 19, 2019 aerial photo shows flooding along the Missouri River in Pacific Junction, Iowa. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says rivers breached at least a dozen levees in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Hundreds of h... (DroneBase via AP). This Tuesday, March 19, 2019 aerial photo shows flooding along the Missouri River in Pacific Junction, Iowa. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says rivers breached at least a dozen levees in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri. Hundreds of h...
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Passenger rail traffic on a popular Missouri route has been suspended and evacuations continue as the flooding Missouri River busts more levees. More>>

UN: Gene editing for human reproduction is 'irresponsible'

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, a researcher installs a fine glass pipette into a microscope in preparation for injecting embryos with Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA at a lab in Shenzhen in southern China's Gua... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, a researcher installs a fine glass pipette into a microscope in preparation for injecting embryos with Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA at a lab in Shenzhen in southern China's Gua...
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Experts convened by the World Health Organization call for the creation of a database of gene-editing research. More>>

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department...
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The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two deadly crashes. More>>

$625M jackpot at stake in upcoming Powerball drawing

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Lottery officials say the Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $625 million for Saturday's drawing. More>>

Road rage suspect kills Washington state deputy in gun fight

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The body of a Kittitas County Sheriff's deputy is draped with a U.S. flag as it is carried out of Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Ellensburg, Wash. A sheriff's de... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). The body of a Kittitas County Sheriff's deputy is draped with a U.S. flag as it is carried out of Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital in the early morning hours of Wednesday, March 20, 2019, in Ellensburg, Wash. A sheriff's de...
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A sheriff's deputy was killed and a police officer was injured after an exchange of gunfire during an attempted traffic stop near the central Washington city of Ellensburg. More>>

Huffman's court date pushed back in admissions scam case

(Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This Sept. 17, 2017 file photo shows actress Felicity Huffman at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Huffman and Lori Loughlin have worked steadily as respected actresses and remained recog... (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File). FILE - This Sept. 17, 2017 file photo shows actress Felicity Huffman at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Huffman and Lori Loughlin have worked steadily as respected actresses and remained recog...
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A judge has granted a request to push back actress Felicity Huffman's court appearance in Boston on charges that she participated in a college admissions cheating scam. More>>

Gerrymandering lawsuits are pending in a dozen states

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Gerrymandering is on trial in multiple states as the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on redistricting lawsuits. More>>

Mom with kids on YouTube channel suspected of child abuse

(Pinal County Sheriff’s Office via AP). This booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shows Machelle Hackney. Authorities say, Tuesday, March 19, 2019,  Hackney is accused of abusing seven adopted children, including using pepper spray o... (Pinal County Sheriff’s Office via AP). This booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shows Machelle Hackney. Authorities say, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Hackney is accused of abusing seven adopted children, including using pepper spray o...
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Arizona authorities say a woman has been arrested on allegations of using pepper spray to discipline her seven adopted children and locking them inside a closet for days. More>>

USC's new president ready to 'fix' school after scandals

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Carol Folt speaks after being named as University of Southern California's 12th president at Town & Gown of USC building in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The announcement comes a week after news broke of a ma... (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). Carol Folt speaks after being named as University of Southern California's 12th president at Town & Gown of USC building in Los Angeles, Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The announcement comes a week after news broke of a ma...
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The new president of the University of Southern California says she wants to be a part of "fixing" the school following a series of high-profile scandals _ including the massive college admissions bribery case that broke last week. More>>

On heels of scandals, USC announces new president

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The University of Southern California has announced a new school president "to lead the university into a new era.". More>>

Mom admits plotting girl's death: 'I wanted her to go away'

(Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File). FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, t... (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File). FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, t...
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The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling the teen, "I can't help you anymore. More>>

US judge blocks oil, gas drilling over climate change

(Leah Millis/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File). FILE- In this March 5, 2013, file photo, Trinidad Drilling rigs are seen off of Way Highway 59 outside of Douglas, Wyo. A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming a... (Leah Millis/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP, File). FILE- In this March 5, 2013, file photo, Trinidad Drilling rigs are seen off of Way Highway 59 outside of Douglas, Wyo. A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming a...
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A judge has blocked oil and gas drilling on almost 500 square miles in Wyoming and says the U.S. must consider climate change impacts of leasing public lands across the U.S. for energy development. More>>

Attorneys: Church list of accused Illinois clergy incomplete

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Advocates for clergy abuse victims say their list of 395 priests or lay people in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexually abusing children is far more extensive than the names already released by the state's six dioceses. More>>

Harvard profits from early photos of slaves, lawsuit says

(John Shishmanian/The Norwich Bulletin via AP). In this July 17, 2018, photo, Tamara Lanier holds an 1850 photograph of Renty, a South Carolina slave who Lanier said is her family's patriarch, at her home in Norwich, Conn. The portrait was commissioned... (John Shishmanian/The Norwich Bulletin via AP). In this July 17, 2018, photo, Tamara Lanier holds an 1850 photograph of Renty, a South Carolina slave who Lanier said is her family's patriarch, at her home in Norwich, Conn. The portrait was commissioned...
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A Connecticut woman says Harvard University has "shamelessly" turned a profit from photos of two 19th century slaves she says are her ancestors. More>>

Witness says officer questioned teen's actions in shooting

(AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke). Former East Pittsburgh police officer Michael Rosfeld, charged with homicide in the shooting death of Antwon Rose II, walks to the Dauphin County Courthouse in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, March 12, 2019.
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A white Pennsylvania police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager last year is headed to trial in a case that could put him behind bars for life. More>>

European, Canadian regulators to do own review of Boeing jet

(AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department... (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File). In this Monday, March 11, 2019 file photo, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane being built for TUI Group sits parked in the background at right at Boeing Co.'s Renton Assembly Plant in Renton, Wash. The Transportation Department...
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The decision by Europe and Canada to break with U.S. air-safety regulators over the safety of the Boeing 737 Max is likely to delay the resumption of flights after two deadly crashes. More>>

Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019

(AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File). FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, March 2... (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf, File). FILE- In this Feb. 26, 2019, file photo Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell testifies before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee on monetary policy on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, March 2...
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Fed is likely to stay 'patient' and scale back its forecast for rate hikes this year. More>>

Mormon missionaries detained weeks in Russia arrive in US

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against the sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against the sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. The Church...
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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says two of its missionaries have returned home to the U.S. after they were detained in Russia for more than two weeks for alleged visa term violations. More>>

Jury awards $250,000 to woman jailed without seeing a judge

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A Mississippi jury awarding $250,000 in damages to woman jailed 96 days without seeing a judge. More>>

Catholic priest accused of groping woman during last rites

(Austin Police Department via AP). This photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Gerold Langsch. The Rev. Langsch, of Austin, was arrested Thursday, March 14, 2019, and charged with assault by contact stemming from the October encounter. Th... (Austin Police Department via AP). This photo provided by the Austin Police Department shows Gerold Langsch. The Rev. Langsch, of Austin, was arrested Thursday, March 14, 2019, and charged with assault by contact stemming from the October encounter. Th...
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A Roman Catholic priest has been arrested on a misdemeanor assault charge after he was accused of groping a woman in home hospice care while giving her last rites. More>>

Attorney slams Engler for attending game amid Nassar probe

(Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens as Melissa Alexander Vigogne gives her victim statement in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich.  Fifty-one women are suing t... (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar listens as Melissa Alexander Vigogne gives her victim statement in Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. Fifty-one women are suing t...
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John Engler's front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the Larry Nassar scandal. More>>

Books on slavery, prison system win literary prizes

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Books on slavery, the prison system and the Harlem Renaissance are among this year's winners of Lukas prizes. More>>

Bid to strip Confederate link from Arkansas flag fails again

(AP Photo/Beth Hall, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011 file photo, an American and Arkansas flag blow in the wind as snow falls in Fayetteville, Ark.  An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 rejected for a second time a proposal to change... (AP Photo/Beth Hall, File). FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011 file photo, an American and Arkansas flag blow in the wind as snow falls in Fayetteville, Ark. An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 rejected for a second time a proposal to change...
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An Arkansas House panel has again rejected a proposal to change the meaning of a star on the state's flag that currently represents the Confederacy, despite an endorsement from Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson. More>>

The Latest: YouTube terminates popular channel after arrest

(Pinal County Sheriff’s Office via AP). This booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shows Machelle Hackney. Authorities say, Tuesday, March 19, 2019,  Hackney is accused of abusing seven adopted children, including using pepper spray o... (Pinal County Sheriff’s Office via AP). This booking photo provided by Pinal County Sheriff’s Office shows Machelle Hackney. Authorities say, Tuesday, March 19, 2019, Hackney is accused of abusing seven adopted children, including using pepper spray o...
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A popular YouTube channel of an Arizona woman arrested on suspicion of abusing her seven adopted children shows them in simple skits about a kid stealing cookies and a little boy with super powers. More>>

San Francisco floats ban on e-cigarettes pending US review

(AP Photo/Janie Har). San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, at podium, announces that he's cracking down on the sale of e-cigarettes that he says aggressively target youth, at a City Hall news conference Tuesday, march 19, 2019. Legislation to be... (AP Photo/Janie Har). San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera, at podium, announces that he's cracking down on the sale of e-cigarettes that he says aggressively target youth, at a City Hall news conference Tuesday, march 19, 2019. Legislation to be...
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San Francisco is trying to crack down on electronic cigarettes that some say aggressively target kids. More>>

APNewsBreak: Congress' inaction endangers black lung fund

(AP Photo/Dylan Lovan). Retired coal miner John Robinson uses a nebulizer during his daily breathing treatments for black lung disease on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Coeburn, Va. Robinson was 47 when he was diagnosed with black lung disease, part of a n... (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan). Retired coal miner John Robinson uses a nebulizer during his daily breathing treatments for black lung disease on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 in Coeburn, Va. Robinson was 47 when he was diagnosed with black lung disease, part of a n...
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Inaction by Congress and the Trump administration is threatening a fund that supports coal miners suffering from black lung. More>>

Man who sought drugs smuggled by sled gets 2 more days

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A North Carolina man is due to be sentenced in federal court for plotting to steal a shipment of counterfeit Xanax pills valued at $1.6 million that were smuggled into the United States from Canada. More>>

Sorrow revisited: Re-creating Katrina's muck in New Orleans

(AP Photo/Kevin McGill). In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurric... (AP Photo/Kevin McGill). In this Feb. 26, 2019 photo, artist Aaron Angelo takes a sledgehammer to the leg of a baby grand piano in a house where two rooms are being transformed to look as they might have looked once floodwaters receded following Hurric...
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Nearly 14 years after Hurricane Katrina hit, there's a house in New Orleans' Gentilly neighborhood that looks as though the floodwaters only recently receded. More>>

Happy birthday! Trump's youngest son, Barron, turns 13

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). FILE - In this March 8, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, walk from Marine One to board Air Force One, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The W... (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). FILE - In this March 8, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump, walk from Marine One to board Air Force One, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. The W...
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A teenager is calling the White House home again: Barron William Trump turns 13. More>>

Poll: Support rises in all age groups for legal pot

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Poll finds growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, support climbs among all age groups. More>>

Records show special counsel zeroed in on Cohen early on

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen leaves Federal court, in New York. Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a ... (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen leaves Federal court, in New York. Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a ...
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Newly released documents show the FBI was investigating President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer for nearly a year before agents raided his home and office. More>>

Facebook says service hindered by lack of local news

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hin... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens in New York's Times Square. Facebook's effort to establish a service that provides its users with local news and information is being hin...
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Facebook says that a service it established last year to provide users with local news has been hindered by cutbacks in the news industry. More>>

Man maintains innocence in 1999 slayings

(Ozark Police Department via AP). This combination of images from a 1999 flyer released by the Ozark (Ala.) Police Department, shows J.B. Beasley, left, and Tracie Hawlett, who were both murdered in July 1999. Alabama authorities say a DNA match found ... (Ozark Police Department via AP). This combination of images from a 1999 flyer released by the Ozark (Ala.) Police Department, shows J.B. Beasley, left, and Tracie Hawlett, who were both murdered in July 1999. Alabama authorities say a DNA match found ...
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A truck-driving preacher accused of killing two Alabama teenage girls nearly 20 years ago was found by the same genealogy techniques used to apprehend a suspect in the Golden State serial killings last year. More>>

Apple Watch may spot heart problem but more research needed

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Study: Apple Watch sometimes can detect a worrisome irregular heartbeat, but more research is needed. More>>

Are eggs good or bad for you? New research rekindles debate

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Latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those can't eat breakfast without them. More>>

Nevada considers technology to scan cellphones after crashes

(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative p... (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2017 file photo, Ben Lieberman poses for a photo at his home in Chappaqua, N.Y. Lieberman, whose 19-year-old son died in a crash involving distracted driving, is urging support for a legislative p...
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A legislative proposal could make Nevada one of the first states to allow police to use a contentious technology to find out if a person was using a cellphone during a car crash. More>>

NYC official: Kushner firm flouted rules, endangered tenants

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - This Aug. 31, 2018 file photo shows Kushner family real estate firm-owned buildings 333, center, and 335 East 9th Street in the East Village neighborhood of New York. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a New York City co... (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - This Aug. 31, 2018 file photo shows Kushner family real estate firm-owned buildings 333, center, and 335 East 9th Street in the East Village neighborhood of New York. On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, a New York City co...
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A New York City councilman investigating the Kushner family real estate company says it has failed to get inspections ensuring several of its buildings are safe for tenants. More>>

Patriots owner Kraft offered plea deal in prostitution case

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Florida prosecutors have offered a plea deal to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men charged with paying for illicit sex at a massage parlor. More>>

Floodwaters threaten millions in crop and livestock losses

(DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, via AP). This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows from top, Pacific Junction, Iowa on Aug. 10, 2018 before flooding and Pacific Junction during flooding on March 18, 2019. (DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company, via AP). This satellite image provided by DigitalGlobe shows from top, Pacific Junction, Iowa on Aug. 10, 2018 before flooding and Pacific Junction during flooding on March 18, 2019.
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Vice President Mike Pence is headed to the Midwest to view flood damage as farmers raise concerns that busted levees won't be fixed before the traditional spring flood season. More>>

Wendy Williams reveals she is living in 'sober house'

(Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014, file photo, TV talk show host Wendy Williams arrives during the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Williams says she’s living in a “sober house” because of addiction struggles. The ... (Photo by Omar Vega/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014, file photo, TV talk show host Wendy Williams arrives during the 2014 Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas. Williams says she’s living in a “sober house” because of addiction struggles. The ...
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Wendy Williams says she's living in a "sober house" because of addiction struggles. More>>

EPA bans consumer use of deadly paint stripper, in rare step

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The Environmental Protection Agency is banning consumer sales of a paint stripper after personal appeals by families of men who died while using the product. More>>

Court lets Chicago cop's sentence stand in teen's shooting

(Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this Oct., 2018 file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald ... (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this Oct., 2018 file photo, Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke watches the prosecution's closing statements during his first degree murder trial for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald ...
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The Illinois Supreme Court has let stand a less than seven year prison sentence for a white Chicago police officer convicted of killing black teenager Laquan McDonald that some critics characterized as a slap on the wrist. More>>

Asylum seekers waiting in Mexico seek to stay in US Video included

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The first scheduled hearings under a new Trump administration policy to make asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts will be held Tuesday in San Diego. More>>

Colleges weigh fate of students with tainted applications

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions br... (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions br...
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The University of Southern California says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. More>>

San Francisco pays $13.1 million to man framed for murder

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San Francisco plans to pay $13.1 million to a man who spent more than six years in prison after city police framed him for murder. More>>

Kentucky gov signs abortion bill already facing a lawsuit

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Kentucky's Republican governor signs measure putting new restrictions on abortion, and his lawyers filed response to lawsuit already aimed at blocking it. More>>

No timetable for end to fire at Texas chemical facility

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days,... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Firefighters battle a petrochemical fire at the Intercontinental Terminals Company Monday, March 18, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The large fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals terminal will likely burn for another two days,...
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Officials say they're not sure when a two-day-old fire at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility will burn itself out. More>>

The Latest: Asylum seekers ask to wait in US, not Mexico

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Several asylum seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration court have told a judge they fear returning to Mexico until their next hearings. More>>

Mexican ambassador highlights US ties in Phoenix stop

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Ambassador of Mexico to the U. S., Martha Barcena, right, answers a question at the 2019 Arizona-Mexico Commission Governor's Luncheon, as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, listens Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin). Ambassador of Mexico to the U. S., Martha Barcena, right, answers a question at the 2019 Arizona-Mexico Commission Governor's Luncheon, as Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, left, listens Tuesday, March 19, 2019, in Phoenix.
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Mexico's new ambassador to the United States emphasized close ties between the United States and Mexico during a stop in Phoenix. More>>

Stranded man who feared arrest found dead after 5-day search

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Authorities say a man who likely died from exposure in northern Arizona had rejected rescue efforts because he feared arrest. More>>

Judges grill lawyers in suit over Trump's Washington hotel

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by ac... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE - This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by ac...
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A federal appeals court has heard arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits from foreign and domestic officials through his hotel in Washington. More>>

Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

(AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Qin Jinzhou deposits an embryo into a microplate after injecting it with injecting Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA in a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. On... (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo, Qin Jinzhou deposits an embryo into a microplate after injecting it with injecting Cas9 protein and PCSK9 sgRNA in a laboratory in Shenzhen in southern China's Guangdong province. On...
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An international group of scientists and ethicists is calling for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes. More>>

US health officials move to tighten sales of e-cigarettes

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of t... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this April 11, 2018, file photo, a high school student uses a vaping device near a school campus in Cambridge, Mass. U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of t...
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U.S. health regulators are moving ahead with a plan to keep e-cigarettes out of the hands of teenagers by restricting sales of most flavored products in convenience stores and online. More>>

Feds release files on GOP train crash ahead of final report

(Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen in Crozet, Va. Fed... (Allison Wrabel/ The Daily Progress via AP, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 file photo, emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck struck by a train carrying Republican congressmen in Crozet, Va. Fed...
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Federal investigators release nearly 100 documents about 2018 fatal accident between trash truck, Amtrak train. More>>

Ex-Auburn assistant basketball coach pleads guilty

(AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File). FILE -- In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, former Auburn University assistant men's basketball coach, Chuck Person, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Per... (AP Photo/Larry Neumeister, File). FILE -- In this Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, former Auburn University assistant men's basketball coach, Chuck Person, leaves Manhattan federal court in New York, after an initial appearance before a magistrate judge. Per...
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Former Auburn assistant basketball coach and 13-year NBA veteran Chuck Person has pleaded guilty to a bribery conspiracy charge in a college basketball bribery scandal. More>>

3 Native American inmates win right to long hair in Texas

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Three male Native American inmates in Texas can grow their hair long as an expression of their religious beliefs after winning a lawsuit against the state prison system. More>>

Statue of Liberty climber covers face in tape at sentencing

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Therese Okoumou poses for pictures and rallies with supporters before her sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Okoumou was convicted of trespassing and other offenses after she climbed the base of the Statue of Libert... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Therese Okoumou poses for pictures and rallies with supporters before her sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Okoumou was convicted of trespassing and other offenses after she climbed the base of the Statue of Libert...
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A woman who climbed the base of the Statue of Liberty last July 4 to protest the separation of families at the Mexican border has been sentenced to five years' probation and 200 hours of community service. More>>

Supreme Court to hear case on racial bias in jury selection

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). In this Jan. 7, 2019 photo, The Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons, ...
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Supreme Court justices are again considering how to keep prosecutors from removing African-Americans from criminal juries for racially biased reasons. More>>

Chess victory is ticket out of shelter for 8-year-old boy

(Russell Makofsky via AP). In this photo taken Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Saratoga, N.Y., 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi poses with his trophy after winning the New York State Scholastic Championships tournament for kindergarten through third grade. The ... (Russell Makofsky via AP). In this photo taken Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Saratoga, N.Y., 8-year-old Tanitoluwa Adewumi poses with his trophy after winning the New York State Scholastic Championships tournament for kindergarten through third grade. The ...
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An 8-year-old boy's victory as New York state chess champion will be his family's ticket out of a homeless shelter. More>>

Chicago police union wants federal probe in Smollett case

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The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the probe of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to investigate. More>>

Mobster hit suspect shows symbol linked to conspiracy theory

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Anthony Comello displays writing on his hand that includes pro-Donald Trump slogans during his extradition hearing in Toms River, N.J., Monday, March 18, 2019. New York City police say a suspect is in custody in the shooting deat... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). Anthony Comello displays writing on his hand that includes pro-Donald Trump slogans during his extradition hearing in Toms River, N.J., Monday, March 18, 2019. New York City police say a suspect is in custody in the shooting deat...
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The man charged with killing the reputed boss of the Gambino crime family had a symbol scrawled on his hand that some say is associated with a conspiracy theory. More>>

Sharpton, family seek change a year after Stephon Clark died

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Stevante Clark, center, the brother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, raises his fist as The Rev. Al Sharpton calls for California to change how it responds to police killings of civilians during a news conference at... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Stevante Clark, center, the brother of police shooting victim Stephon Clark, raises his fist as The Rev. Al Sharpton calls for California to change how it responds to police killings of civilians during a news conference at...
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A year after police fatally shot an unarmed black man in Sacramento, the Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for California to change the way it responds to police killings of civilians. More>>

Tens of thousands converge on California 'poppy apocalypse'

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Poppy-viewing crowds anxious to see a super bloom flocked to a small Southern California city. More>>

Exhibit explores keen senses, abilities of man's best friend

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel). In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 photo Puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America Lexie Dreyfuss and her 6 month old Labrador Retriever Hathi prepare for a demonstration at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. A new exhibi... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel). In this Tuesday, March 12, 2019 photo Puppy raiser for Guide Dogs of America Lexie Dreyfuss and her 6 month old Labrador Retriever Hathi prepare for a demonstration at the California Science Center in Los Angeles. A new exhibi...
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A new exhibition at the California Science Center raises the question: Did people domesticate dogs or was it the other way around?. More>>

Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

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The Iowa Attorney General's Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices. More>>

Fox News hires Donna Brazile as political contributor

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Fox News says it has hired Donna Brazile as a political analyst, more than two years after she was let go from CNN after sharing debate topics. More>>

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

(AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York. (AP Foto/Mary Altaffer, Archivo). ARCHIVO - En esta foto del 24 de mayo de 2017, el expresidente peruano Alejandro Toledo habla en un foro sobre economía y globalización en Naciones Unidas, Nueva York.
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Authorities say a former Peruvian president wanted in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and was briefly detained. More>>

'Angels of the sky' offer flights into flooded Nebraska city

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Pilot Herb Johansen of Bennington, Neb., unloads supplies he volunteered to fly into the Fremont, Neb., airport, Monday, March 18, 2019. Walled off by massive flooding, Fremont is getting a big lift from private pilots who are o... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). Pilot Herb Johansen of Bennington, Neb., unloads supplies he volunteered to fly into the Fremont, Neb., airport, Monday, March 18, 2019. Walled off by massive flooding, Fremont is getting a big lift from private pilots who are o...
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A Nebraska city walled off by massive flooding is getting a big lift from private pilots who are offering free flights to shuttle stranded residents to and from their hometown. More>>

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home... (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...
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Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream. More>>

High profile arrest led Alabama police to genealogy testing

(Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney.  Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ... (Dale County Sheriff's Office via AP). This Saturday, March 16, 2019 booking photo provided by the Dale County Sheriff's Office, shows Coley McCraney. Al.com reported McCraney, of Dothan, was arrested Saturday and charged with rape and capital murder ...
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Authorities in Alabama say a DNA match found through a genealogy website has led to an arrest in decades-old slaying and rape case. More>>

Foxconn says Wisconsin factory will be operational in 2020

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Foxconn Technology Group says it will start building a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin no later than this summer, with production starting at the end of 2020. More>>

Pirro's show not on Fox lineup, week after Omar comments

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Fox News weekend host Jeanine Pirro's show didn't air a week after her comments questioning U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar over her wearing a Muslim head covering. More>>

Police issue 'virtual kidnap' alerts to California schools

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Police in California issue alerts to schools about two 'virtual kidnap' cases in Laguna Beach. More>>

Judge: Feds can post info on FBI raid of Trump's ex-lawyer

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Prosecutors are scheduled to publicly release documents on Tuesday, ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. Prosecutors are scheduled to publicly release documents on Tuesday, ...
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A judge who sentenced President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer to prison has directed prosecutors to release redacted search warrant materials Tuesday. More>>

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this May 27, 2007 file photo, Dick Dale, known as "The King of the Surf Guitar," performs at B.B. King Blues Club in New York. Dale has died at age 81. His former bassist Sam Bolle says Dale passed away Saturday...
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The man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81. More>>

Man accused of threatening, intimidating at a Phoenix mosque

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A man has been arrested for allegedly threatening and intimidating members of a northwest Phoenix mosque. More>>

Former VP of United Auto Workers charged in corruption probe

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A former vice president at the United Auto Workers has been charged with conspiracy in a scheme with Fiat Chrysler to buy meals, golf and other perks with money from the automaker. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Peru president brushes off detention queries

(AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). File - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, Presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo, of the political party Peru Possible, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru. Authorities say a former Peruvian president... (AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File). File - In this April 7, 2011, file photo, Presidential candidate Alejandro Toledo, of the political party Peru Possible, delivers a speech during a campaign rally in Lima, Peru. Authorities say a former Peruvian president...
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Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo brushed off questions about his arrest on suspicion of public drunkenness during a radio interview. More>>

Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law

(AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, then Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach responds to questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. An appeals court in Salt Lake City, will consider Monday, March 18, 2019, the constitu... (AP Photo/John Hanna, File). FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo, then Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach responds to questions from reporters in Topeka, Kan. An appeals court in Salt Lake City, will consider Monday, March 18, 2019, the constitu...
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A federal appeals court will consider the constitutionality of a struck-down Kansas law that had required people to provide documents proving their US citizenship before they could register to vote. More>>

Should media avoid naming the gunmen in mass shootings?

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Coni Sanders, whose father was a teacher killed in the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, poses for a photo at her home Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Denver. A growing movement is urging news organizations to avoid nami... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Coni Sanders, whose father was a teacher killed in the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School, poses for a photo at her home Saturday, March 16, 2019, in Denver. A growing movement is urging news organizations to avoid nami...
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A growing movement is urging news organizations to avoid naming the gunmen responsible for mass shootings. More>>

More evacuations in Midwest as floodwaters head downstream

(Jeff Bundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Looking southwest towards Waterloo Neb., high waters from the Elkhorn river cover Maple street in the distance Saturday March 16, 2019.  The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some place... (Jeff Bundy/Omaha World-Herald via AP). Looking southwest towards Waterloo Neb., high waters from the Elkhorn river cover Maple street in the distance Saturday March 16, 2019. The flooding followed days of snow and rain — record-setting, in some place...
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Flooding caused by heavy rain and snowmelt is blamed for two deaths in the Midwest, and two others are missing. More>>

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees

(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home... (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). CORRECTS MONTH TO MARCH NOT MAY - Anthony Thomson, left, and Melody Walton make their way out of a flooded neighborhood Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Fremont, Neb. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their home...
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Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream. More>>

Some lawmakers worry about allowing sports bets on phones

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to all... (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File). FILE- In this March 12, 2019, file photo Rhode Island Rep. Teresa Tanzi addresses legislators during a late afternoon session on gaming at the State House in Providence, R.I. As lawmakers nationwide decide whether to all...
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As states consider whether to legalize sports gambling, some lawmakers are raising concerns about a push to allow bets to be taken on phones and other mobile devices. More>>

University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot

(AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ... (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ...
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The University of Southern California's place at the center of a widespread college admissions bribery scheme has added to the string of recent scandals at the school. More>>

Wolves prove resilient, but proposal could curtail expansion

(U.S. Forest Service via AP, File). FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. U.S. wild... (U.S. Forest Service via AP, File). FILE - This June 30, 2017 remote camera image released by the U.S. Forest Service shows a female gray wolf and her mate with a pup born in 2017 in the wilds of Lassen National Forest in Northern California. U.S. wild...
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U.S. wildlife officials want to strip gray wolves of their remaining endangered species protections and declare the species recovered following a decades-long restoration effort. More>>

Judge allows courtroom cameras for trial of R. Kelly Video included

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav... (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File). FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, musical artist R. Kelly performs the national anthem before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks in New York. Sex videos like those that hav...
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A request by media organizations to have cameras allowed in the courtroom for R&B star R. Kelly's case is about to come before a judge. More>>

North Carolina man wanted in wife's death caught in Arizona

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A North Carolina sheriff says a man accused of killing his wife in that state has been arrested after a traffic stop in Arizona. More>>

W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91

(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he... (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File). FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, poet W.S. Merwin speaks to the Hawaii Conservation Conference in Honolulu. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he...
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W.S. Merwin, a prolific and versatile master of modern poetry who evolved through a wide range of styles as he celebrated nature, condemned war and industrialism and reached for the elusive past, has died. More>>

Where eagles flirt: A DC tale of love, loss and raccoons

(Earth Conservation Corps via AP). This March 4, 2019, image from video provided by Earth Conservation Corps Eagle Cam, shows Bald Eagles Liberty and Justice on their nest in Washington. It’s a tale containing seemingly everything you’d need for a prop... (Earth Conservation Corps via AP). This March 4, 2019, image from video provided by Earth Conservation Corps Eagle Cam, shows Bald Eagles Liberty and Justice on their nest in Washington. It’s a tale containing seemingly everything you’d need for a prop...
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It's a tale with everything you'd need for a bald eagle soap opera: star-crossed lovers, a stable relationship threatened by younger suitors, pregnancy and loss, and a hungry raccoon. More>>

2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak

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Authorities say multiple people have been hurt in an explosion following reports of an underground gas leak in South Los Angeles. More>>

Once sanctuaries, houses of worship struggle with security

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Men leave the Islamic Cultural Center of New York under increased police security following the shooting in New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Men leave the Islamic Cultural Center of New York under increased police security following the shooting in New Zealand, Friday, March 15, 2019, in New York.
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Houses of worship have traditionally been places of refuge where strangers are welcome, but attacks have made people rethink whether they are targets or sanctuaries. More>>

Dog that completed Iditarod sled race dies of pneumonia

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Iditarod race officials say a dog on a racer's team has died of pneumonia, and the crew has been withdrawn from the event. More>>

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick's Parade

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It's going to be a sea of green in midtown Manhattan for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. More>>

Dick Dale, King of Surf Guitar, 'Miserlou' composer, is dead

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The man who earned the title King of the Surf Guitar has died at age 81. More>>

Police: Body in Minnesota appears to be missing 2-year-old

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Authorities say body found in Minnesota matches description of missing 2-year-old girl whose mother was killed this week. More>>

Appeals court to hear arguments in Trump hotel lawsuit

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by pr... (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File). FILE- This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by pr...
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A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that alleges President Donald Trump is violating the constitution by profiting off the presidency. More>>

Rescues, evacuations as floodwaters breach levees in Midwest

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, left, his son Chad, center, and Nick Kenny, launch a boat into the swollen waters of the North Fork of the Elkhorn River, to check on Witke's flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb., Fri... (AP Photo/Nati Harnik). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT SURNAME - Tom Wilke, left, his son Chad, center, and Nick Kenny, launch a boat into the swollen waters of the North Fork of the Elkhorn River, to check on Witke's flooded property, in Norfolk, Neb., Fri...
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One person has died and at least two others are missing in floodwaters that have swamped towns and farmland, washed out roads and bridges and drowned livestock in eastern Nebraska in the wake of a late-winter storm. More>>

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    (Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas.  The efforts to c...(Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle via AP). The petrochemical fire at Intercontinental Terminals Company reignited as crews tried to clean out the chemicals that remained in the tanks, Friday, March 22, 2019, in Deer Park, Texas. The efforts to c...
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    Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

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    (Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). An angel statuary graces a yard near Hansen Lake Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Residents were allowed into the area for the first time since floodwaters overtook several homes. Flooding in Nebraska ...(Kent Sievers/Omaha World-Herald via AP). An angel statuary graces a yard near Hansen Lake Friday, March 22, 2019, in Bellevue, Neb. Residents were allowed into the area for the first time since floodwaters overtook several homes. Flooding in Nebraska ...
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  • Dispute over refinery near national park heats up in court

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    Parties involved in a dispute over whether North Dakota regulators should be involved in the siting of a controversial oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park are battling in state court.More >>
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