Friday, June 14, 2019

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Posted: 07 Jun 2019 01:39 PM PDT

Man's deportation reversed in rebuke of government practices

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A federal court rules that a Mexican man who was arrested during an immigration sting at a Los Angeles manufacturing plant should not be deported, a rebuke that may influence how immigration authorities target factories and offices. More>>

Obsession with 1999 attack could shape Columbine's future

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Signs outside Columbine High School are photographed, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. The school district is considering the demolition of Columbine, the scene of a mass assault more than 20 years ago, and rebu... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski). Signs outside Columbine High School are photographed, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Littleton, Colo. The school district is considering the demolition of Columbine, the scene of a mass assault more than 20 years ago, and rebu...
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Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed with the killings. More>>

Snowmelt fills rivers in US Southwest, easing drought fears

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). This Tuesday, June 11, 2019, photo shows the raging waters in the Big Cottonwood Creek, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this wi... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). This Tuesday, June 11, 2019, photo shows the raging waters in the Big Cottonwood Creek, near Salt Lake City. The summer's melting snowpack is creating rivers that are running high, fast and icy cold. The state's snowpack this wi...
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A welcome surge of melting snow is pouring out of the Rocky Mountains and into the drought-starved rivers of the southwestern U.S. More>>

Memphis police appeal for calm after marshals kill black man

(Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP). Memphis police brace against the crowd as protesters take to the streets of the Frayser community in anger against the shooting a youth by U.S. Marshals earlier in the evening, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Memphis, Te... (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian via AP). Memphis police brace against the crowd as protesters take to the streets of the Frayser community in anger against the shooting a youth by U.S. Marshals earlier in the evening, Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in Memphis, Te...
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Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off late Wednesday after reports that at least one man was fatally shot by authorities in a working-class north Memphis neighborhood. More>>

Ex-trainer sues Ohio State over sexual misconduct by doctor

(Ohio State University via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. More Ohio State alumni are suing the university ... (Ohio State University via AP, File). FILE – This undated file photo shows a photo of Dr. Richard Strauss, an Ohio State University team doctor employed by the school from 1978 until his 1998 retirement. More Ohio State alumni are suing the university ...
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A former Ohio State student athletic trainer has joined ex-athletes and other alumni suing the university, saying it knew about and should have stopped a team doctor now accused of sexually abusing young men throughout two decades there. More>>

Oregon public defenders mobilize for pay, staffing overhaul

(AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman). This June 12, 2019 photo public defenders in Oregon strategize at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Oregon before lobbying lawmakers to pass legislation that would overhaul the public defender system in the state. Public defense ... (AP Photo/Sarah Zimmerman). This June 12, 2019 photo public defenders in Oregon strategize at the Oregon Capitol in Salem, Oregon before lobbying lawmakers to pass legislation that would overhaul the public defender system in the state. Public defense ...
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Besieged Oregon public defenders who represent 200 clients at a time walkout to support bill to fix system. More>>

Maine becomes 8th state to legalize assisted suicide

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Maine Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address to the Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically... (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File). FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2019 file photo, Maine Gov. Janet Mills delivers her State of the Budget address to the Legislature at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically...
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Maine has become the eighth state to legalize medically assisted suicide. More>>

Testimony: Suspect bought Drano after Chinese scholar death

(Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Jury selection starts Monday, June 3, 2019 in Peoria, Ill., for the federal trial of Christensen i... (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File). FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. Jury selection starts Monday, June 3, 2019 in Peoria, Ill., for the federal trial of Christensen i...
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Testimony in the trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student accused of killing a visiting scholar from China revealed that the defendant bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying. More>>

Illinois governor signs law expanding access to abortion

(Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the Reproductive Health Act into law with bill sponsors Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush, left, and Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, right, at the Chicago Cultural Center o... (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP). Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs the Reproductive Health Act into law with bill sponsors Illinois State Senator Melinda Bush, left, and Illinois State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, right, at the Chicago Cultural Center o...
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Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed sweeping abortion protections into law that establish women's access to the procedure as a "fundamental right". More>>

Signs of ritual pot smoking found in ancient Chinese graves

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - This May 20, 2019 file photo shows marijuana plants in a grow room using green lights during their night cycle in Gardena, Calif. According to research released on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, archaeologists have une... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - This May 20, 2019 file photo shows marijuana plants in a grow room using green lights during their night cycle in Gardena, Calif. According to research released on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, archaeologists have une...
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Archaeologists unearth evidence of ritual marijuana smoking in 2,500-year-old graveyard in western China. More>>

Trump administration reviewing foreign money to US colleges

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, at the Education Department in Washington. The U.S. Education Department is warning America's universities that they... (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). In this Aug. 9, 2017, photo, flags decorate a space outside the office of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, at the Education Department in Washington. The U.S. Education Department is warning America's universities that they...
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The U.S. Education Department is opening investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as the Trump administration increases its scrutiny of international money flowing to American colleges. More>>

Market awarded $44M in racism dispute with Oberlin College

(AP Photo/Dake Kang, File). FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, pedestrians pass the storefront of Gibson's Food Mart & Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. A jury has awarded $11 million to a father and son who claimed Ohio's Oberlin College and an admin... (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File). FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017 file photo, pedestrians pass the storefront of Gibson's Food Mart & Bakery in Oberlin, Ohio. A jury has awarded $11 million to a father and son who claimed Ohio's Oberlin College and an admin...
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Owners of a market accused of racism have been awarded more than $44 million in a lawsuit claiming Oberlin College hurt their business and libeled them. More>>

Jury sentences father to death for killing his 5 children

(Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Rick Hubbard, 11th Circuit Solicitor, delivers closing arguments, pushing for the death penalty during the sentencing phase of the trial of Timothy Jones Jr. in Lexington, S.C. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Jones,... (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Rick Hubbard, 11th Circuit Solicitor, delivers closing arguments, pushing for the death penalty during the sentencing phase of the trial of Timothy Jones Jr. in Lexington, S.C. on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Jones,...
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A jury in South Carolina has sentenced a father to death for killing his five children. More>>

911 upgrade could cost Californians despite budget surplus

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conferen... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom gestures towards a chart with proposed funding to deal with the state's homelessness as he discusses his revised state budget during a news conferen...
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California lawmakers are poised to approve a framework for a $214.8 billion budget that seeks to address a teacher shortage and bolster the state's top firefighting agency following the most devastating wildfire season in state history. More>>

Correction: Facebook-Zuckerberg-Fake Video story

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Weeks after Facebook refused to remove a do... (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File). FILE - In this April 10, 2018, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies before a joint hearing of the Commerce and Judiciary Committees on Capitol Hill in Washington. Weeks after Facebook refused to remove a do...
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Two weeks after leaving a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi up on Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine with a fake video of him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. More>>

The Latest: Lawmaker: Politics behind push for guilty plea

(AP Photo/Denis Poroy). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty ple... (AP Photo/Denis Poroy). FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Margaret Hunter, center, the wife of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, arrives for an arraignment hearing in San Diego. Rep. Duncan Hunter's wife is planning to change her not-guilty ple...
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The wife of indicted Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to misuse campaign funds, including for an Italy trip that cost $10,000. More>>

Chopper crash raises old question: How to secure NYC's skies

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Law enforcement personnel work on the roof of the AXA Equitable building, center, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in New York. A helicopter crashed Monday on the roof of the rain-shrouded Manhattan skyscraper, killing the pilot, Tim Mc... (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan). Law enforcement personnel work on the roof of the AXA Equitable building, center, Tuesday, June 11, 2019 in New York. A helicopter crashed Monday on the roof of the rain-shrouded Manhattan skyscraper, killing the pilot, Tim Mc...
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Chopper crash revives 9/11 worry: Can anything be done to keep NYC safe from rogue aircraft?. More>>

Southern Baptist leader bemoans abuse crisis, vows action

(AP Photo/Julie Bennett). Jennifer Weed, left, and Nisha Virani, both of Birmingham, Ala., demonstrate outside Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019, during a rally in Birmingham, Ala. The For Such A Time As This protest c... (AP Photo/Julie Bennett). Jennifer Weed, left, and Nisha Virani, both of Birmingham, Ala., demonstrate outside Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2019, during a rally in Birmingham, Ala. The For Such A Time As This protest c...
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The president of the Southern Baptist Convention has apologized for the abuse crisis besetting his denomination and outlined an array of steps to address it. More>>

Catholic bishops approve new sex-abuse reporting hotline

(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Robert Deeley, left, Bishop of the Diocese of Portland, accompanied by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), speaks durin... (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). Robert Deeley, left, Bishop of the Diocese of Portland, accompanied by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), speaks durin...
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U.S. Catholic bishops have voted to create a new national sex-abuse hotline. More>>

Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who's still hea... (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File). FILE - In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills in her office in San Francisco. Studies released on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 show the anti-AIDS treatment also cuts the chances that someone who's still hea...
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New recommendations are urging doctors to prescribe a daily HIV prevention pill to people who are at high risk of getting the virus. More>>

Agency: Safeguards failed in fire that killed 5 at gas well

(Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla. A federal report says the explosion and fire that killed five workers at the ... (Kevin Harvison/The McAlester News-Capital via AP, File). FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, file photo, smoke billows from the site of a gas well fire near Quinton, Okla. A federal report says the explosion and fire that killed five workers at the ...
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A federal report says an explosion and fire that killed five workers at a southeastern Oklahoma natural gas well last year was caused by the failure of blowout prevention devices and other factors. More>>

Man who sold ammo to Vegas shooter asks for trial by judge

(AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Douglas Haig takes questions from reporters at a news conference in Chandler, Ariz. Haig who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern... (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File). FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Douglas Haig takes questions from reporters at a news conference in Chandler, Ariz. Haig who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern...
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The Arizona man who has acknowledged selling bullets to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history has asked to be tried by a judge on his federal ammunition-manufacturing charge. More>>

Somber memorials on anniversary of Florida nightclub rampage

(AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2016, file photo, a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the day before the one month anniversary of a mass shooting, in Orlando, Fla. Floridians and others ar... (AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this July 11, 2016, file photo, a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the day before the one month anniversary of a mass shooting, in Orlando, Fla. Floridians and others ar...
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Three years after a gunman massacred 49 people and wounded many others at a gay nightclub in central Florida, the anniversary is being observed with official proclamations and somber memorial gatherings. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Stanford coach 'ashamed' for taking bribes

(AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Vandemoer ... (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File). FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Vandemoer ...
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A former head sailing coach at Stanford will avoid prison after he admitted to accepting bribes in the college admissions cheating scheme. More>>

Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds

(AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo photo head of cultivation at Loving Kindness Farms Jason Roberts checks one of his marijuana plants in a grow room wearing green lights not to wake them wake them during their nigh... (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo photo head of cultivation at Loving Kindness Farms Jason Roberts checks one of his marijuana plants in a grow room wearing green lights not to wake them wake them during their nigh...
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A new study shoots down the notion that medical marijuana laws can prevent opioid overdose deaths. More>>

Woman alleges 2008 sexual assault by UCLA gynecologist

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A retired gynecologist who worked at the University of California, Los Angeles for decades has pleaded not guilty to sexually abusing two patients during exams and the campus is asking anyone who may have other complaints against him to step forward. More>>

Boston museum hires firm to investigate racism reports

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Boston's Museum of Fine Arts has hired an outside law firm to investigate reports that a group of minority middle school students was subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last month. More>>

Defense in trial of Chinese scholar's death: He did it

(Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ag... (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP). This undated photo provided by the University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. The parents of the visiting University of Illinois scholar who disappeared two years ag...
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Opening statements are set for a federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a visiting Chinese scholar. More>>

O.J. Simpson case helped bring spousal abuse out of shadows

(Ethan Miller via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fe... (Ethan Miller via AP, Pool, File). FILE - In this May 14, 2013, file photo, O.J. Simpson appears at an evidentiary hearing in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas. In a letter that surfaced after her 1994 death, Nicole Brown Simpson detailed the fe...
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Nicole Brown Simpson's death brought domestic violence, long seen as a private problem, into public view. More>>

Relatives ask jury to spare life of father who killed 5 kids

(Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Tyler Jones wipes his eyes while testifying during the sentencing phase of the trial of his half brother, Tim Jones in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Timothy Jones, Jr. was found guilty of killing his ... (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Tyler Jones wipes his eyes while testifying during the sentencing phase of the trial of his half brother, Tim Jones in Lexington, S.C., Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Timothy Jones, Jr. was found guilty of killing his ...
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One more group of family members has asked a jury in South Carolina to spare the life of a father convicted of murdering his five children, saying they have been through enough pain already. More>>

US Supreme Court will hear Montana arsenic cleanup case

(AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - This Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, shows the former Anaconda smelter smokestack behind sculptures of miners at the Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park viewing area in Anaconda, Montana. Residents in the nearby community of... (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File). FILE - This Dec. 13, 2016, file photo, shows the former Anaconda smelter smokestack behind sculptures of miners at the Anaconda Smelter Stack State Park viewing area in Anaconda, Montana. Residents in the nearby community of...
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The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether residents of two Montana communities can continue with their decade-long effort to get the Atlantic Richfield Co. to pay for a more thorough cleanup of arsenic after a century of copper smelting. More>>

As bishops gather, prosecutors step up scrutiny of church

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this June 4, 2019, photo, Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan, listens to a question from reporters in Detroit. Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Texas to Michigan this month, attorneys general are sifting th... (AP Photo/Paul Sancya). In this June 4, 2019, photo, Dana Nessel, Attorney General of Michigan, listens to a question from reporters in Detroit. Hundreds of boxes. Millions of records. From Texas to Michigan this month, attorneys general are sifting th...
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Attorneys general eyeing U.S. church authorities in growing clergy abuse investigations. More>>

Southern Baptists combat sex abuse as critics rally

( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP). J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks during an Executive Committee plenary meeting at the Southern Baptist Convention on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala. ( Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP). J. D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, speaks during an Executive Committee plenary meeting at the Southern Baptist Convention on Monday, June 10, 2019, in Birmingham, Ala.
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The Southern Baptist Convention opens a national meeting that will be dominated by discussion of a large-scale sex-abuse crisis. More>>

Mistrial declared on remaining counts against ex-NFL player

(John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). File - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial in Vista, Calif. The former NFL star was convicted Monda... (John Gibbins/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). File - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, former NFL football player Kellen Winslow Jr. looks at attorney Marc Carlos during his rape trial in Vista, Calif. The former NFL star was convicted Monda...
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Jury that convicted ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping 58-year-old homeless woman ordered to return after deadlocking on 8 other charges, including 2 more counts of rape involving 54-year-old hitchhiker, unconscious teen. More>>

Tariff deal gives momentum to 'Remain-in-Mexico' policy

(AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). In this June 10, 2019, photo, Mirna Esperanza Martinez, from El Salvador, rests with family members at the Buen Pastor migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They are subject to a new policy that makes asylum seekers wait... (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio). In this June 10, 2019, photo, Mirna Esperanza Martinez, from El Salvador, rests with family members at the Buen Pastor migrant shelter in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. They are subject to a new policy that makes asylum seekers wait...
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Centerpiece of U.S.-Mexico deal on immigration calls for rapid expansion of a new policy that makes Central American asylum seekers wait in Mexico while their cases wind through U.S. immigration courts. More>>

Pelosi says Dems 'not even close' to starting impeachment

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ... (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite). House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., listens during opening statements as as House Democrats start a hearing to examine whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the first of several ...
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A resolution being voted on in the House would make it easier for Democrats to sue President Donald Trump's administration and other potential witnesses who refuse to comply with subpoenas. More>>

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

(AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Senate minority leader,Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks during debate on a bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Saslaw is facing a primary challenge... (AP Photo/Steve Helber). FILE - In a Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, Senate minority leader,Sen. Richard Saslaw, D-Fairfax, speaks during debate on a bill during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Saslaw is facing a primary challenge...
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Virginia's highly charged legislative primary elections are being closely watched as a possible political barometer for 2020 presidential election year. More>>

California OKs health care for some adult immigrants

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2019, file photo, Oralia Sandoval, center, holds her son Benjamin, 6, as she participates in an Immigrants Day of Action rally in Sacramento, Calif. California will become the first state to pay...
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Some low-income adults in California living in the country illegally will soon get their health benefits paid for by taxpayers. More>>

Stressed out? Your dog may feel it too, study suggests

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows a Shetland sheepdog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. A study published Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that dogs owners e... (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). FILE - This Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 file photo shows a Shetland sheepdog at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York. A study published Thursday, June 6, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports, suggests that dogs owners e...
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New study suggests dog owners may affect levels of stress in their pets. More>>

OSHA: Street should have closed before Miami bridge collapse

(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). FILE - In this March 16, 2018 file photo crushed cars are shown under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge near Florida International University in the Miami area. A federal workplace safety agency says engineers had know... (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee). FILE - In this March 16, 2018 file photo crushed cars are shown under a section of a collapsed pedestrian bridge near Florida International University in the Miami area. A federal workplace safety agency says engineers had know...
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A federal workplace safety agency says engineers had knowledge of extensive cracking and failed to order to shut down a street and shore up a pedestrian bridge before it collapsed and killed six people at a Miami university. More>>

Student convicted of campus attack accused in 2 more cases

(West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority via AP). This Friday, June 7, 2019 booking photo provided by the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority shows Joseph Hardin. New sexual assault charges have b... (West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority via AP). This Friday, June 7, 2019 booking photo provided by the West Virginia Regional Jail & Correctional Facility Authority shows Joseph Hardin. New sexual assault charges have b...
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A student who remained at West Virginia's Marshall University despite a conviction for a 2016 attack against a female student on campus is now facing charges of assaulting two more women. More>>

Unanimous vote OKs security deal for men's-only retreat

(Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2002, file photo, Tara Timberman, middle, of Occidental, Calif., demonstrates outside the gates of the Bohemian Grove, a private forested area near Monte Rio, Calif., during a prote... (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat via AP, File). FILE - In this July 13, 2002, file photo, Tara Timberman, middle, of Occidental, Calif., demonstrates outside the gates of the Bohemian Grove, a private forested area near Monte Rio, Calif., during a prote...
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A secretive men's-only retreat hosted by an elite club will pay for security protection from a Northern California county after a majority of women on the board of supervisors reluctantly approved a $151,000 contract. More>>

Facebook invests in renewables with Texas solar project

(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook stickers are laid out on a table at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy announced in May t... (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File). FILE - In this April 30, 2019, file photo, Facebook stickers are laid out on a table at F8, Facebook's developer conference in San Jose, Calif. The Boston-based renewable energy developer Longroad Energy announced in May t...
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Facebook is building a massive new solar farm in West Texas that's believed to be one of the largest solar projects in the nation. More>>

Mom of slain children asks mercy for ex-husband in his trial

(Jeff Blake/The State via AP, Pool). In this Monday, June 3, 2019 photo, Timothy Jones Jr. sits during closing statements in his murder trial at the Lexington County Courthouse, in Lexington, Ky. Jurors are again deliberating whether the South Carolina... (Jeff Blake/The State via AP, Pool). In this Monday, June 3, 2019 photo, Timothy Jones Jr. sits during closing statements in his murder trial at the Lexington County Courthouse, in Lexington, Ky. Jurors are again deliberating whether the South Carolina...
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The mother of five children who were killed by their father has stunned a South Carolina courtroom by asking the jury to not sentence her ex-husband to death. More>>

Ex-housemate: Former model, boyfriend killed doctor in Vegas

(Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated Clark County Detention Center file booking photo shows Diana Nicole Pena, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to accessory to murder after the slaying, avoiding a murde... (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated Clark County Detention Center file booking photo shows Diana Nicole Pena, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, June 11, 2019, to accessory to murder after the slaying, avoiding a murde...
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A former Maxim and Playboy Italia model murdered a 71-year-old California psychiatrist in Las Vegas, according to a former roommate whose cooperation with prosecutors could get her probation in the case. More>>

Holocaust Museum digitizing letters from Anne Frank's father

(AP Photo/Philip Marcelo). In this June 7, 2019 photo, Ryan Cooper holds a 1972 portion of a diary that he wrote when he visited Otto Frank, the father of the famed Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank, at his home in Yarmouth, Mass. The diary inclu... (AP Photo/Philip Marcelo). In this June 7, 2019 photo, Ryan Cooper holds a 1972 portion of a diary that he wrote when he visited Otto Frank, the father of the famed Holocaust victim and diarist Anne Frank, at his home in Yarmouth, Mass. The diary inclu...
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A Massachusetts man who struck a friendship with Anne Frank's father has donated a trove of letters and mementos he received from Otto Frank to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum for the 90th anniversary of the young Holocaust victim's birth. More>>

Correction: Naval War College story

(U.S. Navy via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Dozens of emails, which span from December 2017 to May 2019, were shared with The Associated Press by peop... (U.S. Navy via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Navy shows Rear Adm. Jeffrey Harley, president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, R.I. Dozens of emails, which span from December 2017 to May 2019, were shared with The Associated Press by peop...
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The Navy says the president of the U.S. Naval War College has been administratively reassigned pending the outcome of an inspector general investigation. More>>

US-China trade war sparks worries about rare minerals

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, file photograph, an unsold 2019 S75D sits at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Rising trade tensions have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare minerals needed for... (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, file photograph, an unsold 2019 S75D sits at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. Rising trade tensions have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare minerals needed for...
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Rising trade tensions are shining a spotlight on the 17 rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like electric cars and robotics. But trade experts say China's rising tariffs and threats to stop imports of them to the U.S. are not cause for panic. More>>

Central Americans pursue US dream despite Mexico crackdown

(AP Photo/Moises Castillo). In this June 7, 2019, photo, a Quiche indigenous woman stands facing a monument that pays homage to migrants from the town of Salcaja, at the entrance to the town in Guatemala. Central Americans still dream of reaching the U... (AP Photo/Moises Castillo). In this June 7, 2019, photo, a Quiche indigenous woman stands facing a monument that pays homage to migrants from the town of Salcaja, at the entrance to the town in Guatemala. Central Americans still dream of reaching the U...
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Central Americans still dream of reaching the US even as Mexico cracks down on migrants entering the country. More>>

Brother's death steered Kim Goldman toward life of service

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Kim Goldman poses for a portrait Friday, June 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. Goldman has continued to make the case publicly that it was O.J. Simpson who killed her brother and Simpson's ex-wife on a June night in 1994. Beginn... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). Kim Goldman poses for a portrait Friday, June 7, 2019, in Los Angeles. Goldman has continued to make the case publicly that it was O.J. Simpson who killed her brother and Simpson's ex-wife on a June night in 1994. Beginn...
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Kim Goldman turned the agony of her brother Ron's murder into a career helping troubled teens and aiding crime victims' rights groups. More>>

Dallas crane collapse victim identified as 29-year-old woman

(Michael Santana via AP). This photo taken and provided by Michael Santana shows a construction crane toppling on an apartment building as it was buffeted by high winds during a storm in Dallas, Texas, Sunday, June 9, 2019. (Michael Santana via AP). This photo taken and provided by Michael Santana shows a construction crane toppling on an apartment building as it was buffeted by high winds during a storm in Dallas, Texas, Sunday, June 9, 2019.
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Authorities have identified 29-year-old Kiersten Symone Smith as the woman who was killed after a crane fell on a Dallas apartment building amid severe thunderstorms. More>>

Ex-NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of rape

(Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). Sitting in Superior Court in Vista, Kellen Winslow, Jr., is flanked by two of his three defense attorneys, Brian Watkins, left, and Elizabeth Bahr, right, as he listens to closing arguments t... (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP, Pool). Sitting in Superior Court in Vista, Kellen Winslow, Jr., is flanked by two of his three defense attorneys, Brian Watkins, left, and Elizabeth Bahr, right, as he listens to closing arguments t...
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Ex-NFL star Kellen Winslow Jr. convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman last year in San Diego County. More>>

Grandmother of dad who killed 5 kids asks to spare his life

(Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Tim Jones' grandmother, Roberta Thornsberry, wipes here eyes while testifying during the sentencing phase of the trial of Tim Jones, Jr. in Lexington, S.C., Monday, June 10, 2019. Timothy Jones, Jr. was found guil... (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, Pool). Tim Jones' grandmother, Roberta Thornsberry, wipes here eyes while testifying during the sentencing phase of the trial of Tim Jones, Jr. in Lexington, S.C., Monday, June 10, 2019. Timothy Jones, Jr. was found guil...
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The grandmother of a South Carolina father facing a possible death sentence for killing his five children is asking a jury to spare his life. More>>

California man guilty of killing family of 4 found in desert

(James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, residents of Victorville, Calif., and surrounding communities place crosses near the graves where the McStay family was found in Victorville, Calif. A jury verdict wi... (James Quigg/The Daily Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2013, file photo, residents of Victorville, Calif., and surrounding communities place crosses near the graves where the McStay family was found in Victorville, Calif. A jury verdict wi...
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A jury's verdict will be revealed in the case of a Southern California man charged with killing a family of four and burying their bodies in the desert. More>>

Death-penalty trial panned in state that ended punishment

(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal ... (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File). FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, former Illinois Gov. George Ryan speaks at his home in Kankakee, Ill. The trial of an ex-University of Illinois grad charged with killing a Chinese scholar is the first federal ...
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The trial of a former graduate student charged with kidnapping and killing a University of Illinois scholar from China is the first federal death-penalty trial in Illinois since it abolished capital punishment in 2011, and some activists are dismayed. More>>

Police use of DNA leads to backlash, changes to big database

(Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post via AP). In this Nov. 18, 2018, photo, Curtis Rogers, co-founder of GEDmatch, stands outside his office in Lake Worth, Fla. The popular online genetics database used to find unknown relatives has tightened its poli... (Bruce R. Bennett/The Palm Beach Post via AP). In this Nov. 18, 2018, photo, Curtis Rogers, co-founder of GEDmatch, stands outside his office in Lake Worth, Fla. The popular online genetics database used to find unknown relatives has tightened its poli...
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A popular DNA database for finding relatives has tightened its policies for police access after a backlash over privacy. More>>

Report: Black Missouri drivers 91% more likely to be stopped

(Kile Brewer/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Missouri Sen. Eric Schmitt, leads a meeting at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. A new report shows that black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely... (Kile Brewer/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2013, file photo, Missouri Sen. Eric Schmitt, leads a meeting at the Capitol in Jefferson City, Mo. A new report shows that black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely...
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A new report shows that black drivers in Missouri are 91% more likely than white motorists to be pulled over by police. More>>

Lawmakers aim for Pulse to be designated national memorial

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack). FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and then-Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive for a news conference after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando... (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack). FILE - In this Sunday, June 12, 2016 file photo, Mayor Buddy Dyer, center right, and then-Police Chief John Mina, center left, arrive for a news conference after the mass shooting at the Pulse Orlando nightclub in Orlando...
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Members of central Florida's congressional delegation are introducing legislation to designate the gay nightclub where 49 people were massacred three years ago as a national memorial. More>>

1st woman to take command of a US Army infantry division

(National Guard via AP). In this undated National Guard photo is Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager. The California National Guard has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead a U.S. Army infantry division. Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will assume command ... (National Guard via AP). In this undated National Guard photo is Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager. The California National Guard has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead a U.S. Army infantry division. Brig. Gen. Laura Yeager will assume command ...
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A California National Guard has announced the appointment of the first woman to lead a U.S. Army infantry division. More>>

Wildfire prompts evacuation at California Six Flags park

(Ryan Reede via AP). This photo provided by Ryan Reede shows smoke from a fast-moving brush fire that Reede took as he was riding on a roller coaster at Six Flags in Valencia, north of Los Angeles. The brush fire erupted near the huge amusement and wat... (Ryan Reede via AP). This photo provided by Ryan Reede shows smoke from a fast-moving brush fire that Reede took as he was riding on a roller coaster at Six Flags in Valencia, north of Los Angeles. The brush fire erupted near the huge amusement and wat...
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A fast-moving brush fire prompted the evacuation of a big amusement and water park in Southern California. More>>

Sex abuse crisis the focus as US Catholic bishops convene

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo presides over a Mass of Ordination for seven candidates for the priesthood at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. On June 4, The Associa... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). FILE - In this Saturday, June 1, 2019 file photo, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo presides over a Mass of Ordination for seven candidates for the priesthood at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston. On June 4, The Associa...
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US Catholic bishops gather for a national meeting under pressure to give a larger role to lay Catholics and secular authorities in confronting the church's ever-widening sex-abuse crisis. More>>

California utility proactively cuts power because of weather

(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. The year's first fire danger warning in Northern California is putting Pacif... (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File). FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019, file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric vehicles are parked at the PG&E Oakland Service Center in Oakland, Calif. The year's first fire danger warning in Northern California is putting Pacif...
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Pacific Gas & Electric has implemented a controversial practice of cutting power to selected portions of Northern California to guard against wildfires as the weather turns very windy, dry and hot. More>>

1 killed, 5 injured when crane topples on Dallas apartments

(Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP). Officials respond to the scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments amid severe thunderstorms, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Dallas. Injuries were reported Sunday afternoon when storms pum... (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP). Officials respond to the scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments amid severe thunderstorms, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Dallas. Injuries were reported Sunday afternoon when storms pum...
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Two people have been hospitalized after a crane collapsed in Dallas amid severe thunderstorms. More>>

Lottery ticket worth $530 million sold in San Diego store

(AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo a Mega Millions lottery ticket rests on the shop counter at the Street Corner Market in Cincinnati. A lottery ticket worth $530 million in the Mega Millions draw was sold at a li... (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File). FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018, file photo a Mega Millions lottery ticket rests on the shop counter at the Street Corner Market in Cincinnati. A lottery ticket worth $530 million in the Mega Millions draw was sold at a li...
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A lottery ticket worth $530 million in the Mega Millions draw was sold at a liquor store in San Diego, the City News Service reports. More>>

Brush fire sets off evacuation at California amusement park

(AP Photo/Rick McClure). Los Angeles County Fire helicopter drops water on brush fire burning close to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor amusement park in Santa Clarita, Calif., Sunday, June 9, 2019. Heavy smoke surrounding Six Flags Magic ... (AP Photo/Rick McClure). Los Angeles County Fire helicopter drops water on brush fire burning close to Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor amusement park in Santa Clarita, Calif., Sunday, June 9, 2019. Heavy smoke surrounding Six Flags Magic ...
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Firefighters are battling a brush fire that forced the closure of a huge amusement park in northern Los Angeles County. More>>

Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as Southern Baptists convene

(AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter). FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo, rape survivor and abuse victim advocate Mary DeMuth speaks during a rally protesting the Southern Baptist Convention's treatment of women outside the convention's annual me... (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter). FILE - In this Tuesday, June 12, 2018 file photo, rape survivor and abuse victim advocate Mary DeMuth speaks during a rally protesting the Southern Baptist Convention's treatment of women outside the convention's annual me...
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Sex-abuse crisis overshadows other issues as Southern Baptist Convention convenes its annual national meeting in Alabama. More>>

Stranger in the kitchen: Walmart to deliver inside homes

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, a box of merchandise is unloaded from a truck and sent along a conveyor belt at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart is offering to have one of its employees deliver fresh... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, a box of merchandise is unloaded from a truck and sent along a conveyor belt at a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart is offering to have one of its employees deliver fresh...
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Walmart is offering to have one of its employees deliver fresh groceries and put them in your refrigerator when you're not home. More>>

3rd child dies after horse-drawn carriage hit in Michigan

(Don Reid/The Daily Reporter via AP). A damaged truck sits on the side of the road after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage on Friday, June 7, 2019 in California Township, Mich. Michigan State Police said the pick up truck was headed southbou... (Don Reid/The Daily Reporter via AP). A damaged truck sits on the side of the road after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage on Friday, June 7, 2019 in California Township, Mich. Michigan State Police said the pick up truck was headed southbou...
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Police say a third child has died after a pickup truck drove into the back of an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan. More>>

California lawmakers agree to health benefits for immigrants

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California will become the first state in the country to pay for some adults living in the country illegally to have full health benefits as the solidly liberal state continues to distance itself from President Donald Trump's administration. More>>

The Latest: Search of accessible apartments finds no victims

(Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP). Officials respond to the scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments amid severe thunderstorms, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Dallas. Injuries were reported Sunday afternoon when storms pum... (Shaban Athuman/The Dallas Morning News via AP). Officials respond to the scene after a crane collapsed into Elan City Lights apartments amid severe thunderstorms, Sunday, June 9, 2019, in Dallas. Injuries were reported Sunday afternoon when storms pum...
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A Dallas fire rescue official says one person has been killed and at least six injured when a construction crane fell on an apartment building. More>>

Ex-Florida player charged with murder in wife's 2016 death

(Fort Myers Police Department via AP). This photo provided by the Fort Myers Police Department shows Earl Antonio "Tony" Joiner. The former University of Florida football player has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 20... (Fort Myers Police Department via AP). This photo provided by the Fort Myers Police Department shows Earl Antonio "Tony" Joiner. The former University of Florida football player has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 20...
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Authorities say a former University of Florida football player, Earl "Tony" Joiner, has been arrested and charged with killing his wife in a case dating to 2016. More>>

Archbishop didn't tell Vatican whole story on fallen bishop

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori leads a funeral Mass in Baltimore. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Lori released a report on an investigation into former Roman Catholic Bishop ... (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE - In this March 28, 2017, file photo, Baltimore Archbishop William Lori leads a funeral Mass in Baltimore. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, Lori released a report on an investigation into former Roman Catholic Bishop ...
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The head of the Roman Catholic Church's West Virginia diocese says it was an error not to disclose the names of clergy, including himself, who received cash gifts from a former bishop accused of sexual and financial misconduct. More>>

Allegations against top priest under review after AP report

(AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Cardinal Daniel DiNardo presides over a Mass of Ordination for candidates for the priesthood at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston Saturday, June 1, 2019. DiNardo, leading the U.S. Catholic Church's sex abuse r... (AP Photo/David J. Phillip). Cardinal Daniel DiNardo presides over a Mass of Ordination for candidates for the priesthood at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Houston Saturday, June 1, 2019. DiNardo, leading the U.S. Catholic Church's sex abuse r...
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The Catholic Church in Texas says it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear a married woman's confession after he manipulated her into a sexual relationship, a potentially serious crime under church law. More>>

'I was wrong': Officer who shot 911 caller gets 12½ years

(Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP). Amal Abdullahi, 11, attends s rally supporting former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Noor, convicted of murder in the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911... (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP). Amal Abdullahi, 11, attends s rally supporting former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor in Minneapolis on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Noor, convicted of murder in the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911...
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Attorneys for a Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 say it wouldn't do society any good to send him to prison. More>>

Albuquerque eyes Route 66 upgrades in 'forgotten' part

(AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File). FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo a car travels down historic Route 66 toward Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan,File). FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2014 file photo a car travels down historic Route 66 toward Albuquerque, N.M. New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway.
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New Mexico's largest city is the latest to embark on upgrades to its portion of the historic Route 66 Highway. More>>

Pickup hits Amish horse-drawn carriage, killing 2 kids

(Don Reid/The Daily Reporter via AP). A damaged truck sits on the side of the road after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage on Friday, June 7, 2019 in California Township, Mich. Michigan State Police said the pick up truck was headed southb... (Don Reid/The Daily Reporter via AP). A damaged truck sits on the side of the road after an accident involving a horse-drawn carriage on Friday, June 7, 2019 in California Township, Mich. Michigan State Police said the pick up truck was headed southb...
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Authorities say a pickup truck rear-ended an Amish horse-drawn carriage in southern Michigan, killing two children and seriously injuring two others and a woman who were in the carriage. More>>

Court lifts injunction blocking Keystone XL oil pipeline

(Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. A federal appeals court has lifted a judge's order Thursday, June 6, 2019, that blocked th... (Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press via AP, File). FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2015 file photo, a TransCanada's Keystone pipeline facility is seen in Hardisty, Alberta. A federal appeals court has lifted a judge's order Thursday, June 6, 2019, that blocked th...
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An appeals court has lifted a judge's injunction that blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to the US. More>>

Judge cuts penalty facing Navy SEAL, cites email intrusion

(Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers for Gallagher are seeking to h... (Andrea Gallagher via AP, File). FILE - This 2018 file photo provided by Andrea Gallagher shows her husband, Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher, who has been charged with murder in the 2017 death of an Iraqi war prisoner. Lawyers for Gallagher are seeking to h...
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A military judge has removed the lead prosecutor accused of misconduct from the war crimes case of a decorated Navy SEAL. More>>

Shipping from Mexico rushed before tariff threat lifted

(AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik). A business man talks on the phone next to the welcome sign of the "New Opportunities for Foreign Trade" Symposium at the Rosarito Convention Center near Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, June 7, 2019. Companies have been rushing... (AP Photo/Hans-Maximo Musielik). A business man talks on the phone next to the welcome sign of the "New Opportunities for Foreign Trade" Symposium at the Rosarito Convention Center near Tijuana, Mexico, Friday, June 7, 2019. Companies have been rushing...
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Companies have been rushing to ship as many goods as possible out of Mexico to get ahead of possible tariffs threatened by President Donald Trump. More>>

Lawyers for church leader decry Becerra's comments on client

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). The exterior of a La Luz del Mundo church branch is seen Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California's top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in c... (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez). The exterior of a La Luz del Mundo church branch is seen Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California's top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in c...
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New lawyers for the leader of a Mexico-based megachurch charged with human trafficking and child rape say remarks by California's attorney general may have tainted a potential jury. More>>

Person of interest in custody in women's deaths in Detroit

(Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP). Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks during a press conference, Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Detroit Police Headquarters in Detroit, addressing the police response to a possible serial killer. Investigators... (Kimberly P. Mitchell/Detroit Free Press via AP). Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan speaks during a press conference, Friday, June 7, 2019, at the Detroit Police Headquarters in Detroit, addressing the police response to a possible serial killer. Investigators...
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Detroit police check abandoned houses for any additional victims of a possible serial killer; person of interest in custody. More>>

Mother says Utah officer pulled gun on her black son

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). DJ Hrubes looks on during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Jerri Hrubes is calling for an independent investigation after she says a police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son's head in what sh... (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer). DJ Hrubes looks on during a news conference Friday, June 7, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Jerri Hrubes is calling for an independent investigation after she says a police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son's head in what sh...
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A Utah mother is calling for an independent investigation after she says a police officer pointed a gun at her 10-year-old son's head in what she calls a racially motivated incident. More>>

St. Louis officers pulled from streets over postings

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St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson says the city has pulled several police officers off the street while an internal investigation continues after they were accused of posting objectionable Facebook messages. More>>

Animal rights activist facing felonies in Jeff Bezos protest

(Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP). This Thursday, June 6, 2019, mug photo released by the Clark County Detention Center photo shows Priya Sawhney, 30, of Berkley, Calif., following her arrest Thursday, June 6, in Las Vegas on a misdemea... (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP). This Thursday, June 6, 2019, mug photo released by the Clark County Detention Center photo shows Priya Sawhney, 30, of Berkley, Calif., following her arrest Thursday, June 6, in Las Vegas on a misdemea...
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Authorities in Las Vegas are filing felony charges against a 30-year-old California woman who was arrested after approaching Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos on a conference stage while yelling about chicken farms. More>>

Decision in Arizona border activist's trial now with jury

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Attorneys are scheduled to deliver closing statements on Friday in the criminal trial against a humanitarian aid volunteer who says he was fulfilling his duty to help others when he encountered two migrants near the U.S.-Mexico border. More>>

Is 'Big Tech' too big? A look at growing antitrust scrutiny

(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File). FILE - This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google, the tech giant known universally for its search engine, also has fingers in a number of other pies, like online... (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File). FILE - This March 23, 2010, file photo shows the Google logo at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google, the tech giant known universally for its search engine, also has fingers in a number of other pies, like online...
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Is Big Tech headed for a big breakup?. More>>

Climber says 'Don't mess with Rainier' after he was rescued

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thu... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thu...
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The climbers who were stranded for days near the top of Mount Rainier in Washington state have been released from a Seattle hospital. More>>

The Latest: Lawyers disappointed for ex-cop sent to prison

(Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to court in Minneapolis. Attorneys for Noor, convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017, plan to ask a... (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to court in Minneapolis. Attorneys for Noor, convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017, plan to ask a...
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Attorneys for a Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 say it wouldn't do society any good to send him to prison. More>>

US opens new mass facility in Texas for migrant children

(U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File). FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border P... (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File). FILE - This May 29, 2019 file photo released by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) shows some of 1,036 migrants who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas, the largest that the Border P...
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The federal government is opening a new mass shelter for migrant children near the U.S-Mexico border and is considering housing children on three military bases. More>>

From fire and ash to caps, gowns: Graduation in burned town

(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Cade Weins, a senior at Paradise High School, poses with his golf clubs at the burned out ruins of his home in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. When the Camp Fire swept through the area Weins, a member of the scho... (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli). Cade Weins, a senior at Paradise High School, poses with his golf clubs at the burned out ruins of his home in Paradise, Calif., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. When the Camp Fire swept through the area Weins, a member of the scho...
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A California high school where nearly all of the students lost their homes in a wildfire is preparing for its first graduation since the devastating blaze. More>>

University may return $21.5M after donor's abortion remarks

(Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP). In this Sept. 20, 2018, photo, Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., right, and wife, Eliza, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., show off T-shirts from the the University of Alabama law school, which now bears his name. The university ... (Gary Cosby Jr./The Tuscaloosa News via AP). In this Sept. 20, 2018, photo, Hugh F. Culverhouse Jr., right, and wife, Eliza, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., show off T-shirts from the the University of Alabama law school, which now bears his name. The university ...
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The University of Alabama may be about to give back $21.5 million from a philanthropist who called on students to boycott the school over the state's new abortion ban. More>>

Services begin for the 12 victims of Virginia Beach shooting

(Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP). Jason Towery, Stafford County, Va., Director of Public Works, speaks during a memorial service for Christopher K. Rapp and the victims of the Virginia Beach shootings Wednesday June 5, 2019, in Stafford, Va. R... (Mike Morones/The Free Lance-Star via AP). Jason Towery, Stafford County, Va., Director of Public Works, speaks during a memorial service for Christopher K. Rapp and the victims of the Virginia Beach shootings Wednesday June 5, 2019, in Stafford, Va. R...
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Bereaved families are beginning to hold services and lay to rest the 12 people who were killed during a mass shooting in Virginia Beach. More>>

Mass shootings in the workplace are rare and puzzling

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. The Virginia Beach killing is one of 11 mass wo... (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va. The Virginia Beach killing is one of 11 mass wo...
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Data show mass killings in the workplace are rare and puzzling. More>>

US measles count surpasses 1,000

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig). FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health official... (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). FILE - In this March 27, 2019 file photo, a woman receives a measles, mumps and rubella vaccine at the Rockland County Health Department in Pomona, N.Y., north of New York City. On Wednesday, June 5, 2019, federal health official...
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This year's U.S. measles epidemic has surpassed 1,000 cases. More>>

Protester arrested at Jeff Bezos Amazon conference in Vegas

(AP Photo/John Locher). Security removes a protestor, second from left, from the stage as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher). Security removes a protestor, second from left, from the stage as Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos speaks at the the Amazon re:MARS convention, Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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An on-stage talk by Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos was briefly interrupted Thursday by a protester who rushed on stage and yelled about chicken farms. More>>

R. Kelly pleads not guilty to additional sex charges

(AP Photo/Matt Marton, File). FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing in Chicago. Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday, May 30, with 11 new sex-r... (AP Photo/Matt Marton, File). FILE - In this May 7, 2019 file photo, Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for a hearing in Chicago. Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday, May 30, with 11 new sex-r...
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Singer R. Kelly expected to plead not guilty to 11 new sex-related felonies at arraignment. More>>

Topeka Zoo: Protocols weren't followed before tiger attack

(Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - This Nov. 2018, file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kan. The Topeka zoo says a tiger attacked a zookeeper after protocols for handling potentially dangerous... (Chris Neal/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File). FILE - This Nov. 2018, file photo shows Sanjiv, a Sumatran tiger at the Topeka Zoo in Topeka, Kan. The Topeka zoo says a tiger attacked a zookeeper after protocols for handling potentially dangerous...
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The Topeka zoo says a tiger attacked a zookeeper in April after protocols for handling potentially dangerous animals were not followed. More>>

Attorneys for cop who shot 911 caller seek creative sentence

(Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to court in Minneapolis. Attorneys for Noor, convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017, plan to ask a... (Leila Navidi/Star Tribune via AP, File). FILE - In this April 26, 2019, file photo, former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor walks to court in Minneapolis. Attorneys for Noor, convicted of fatally shooting an unarmed woman in 2017, plan to ask a...
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Attorneys for a Minneapolis police officer convicted of murder in the shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 are asking a judge to give him a creative sentence rather than send him to prison. More>>

Mercy or death? Jury takes up dad's fate for killing 5 kids

(Tracy Glantz/The State via AP). CORRECTS THE CITY TO LEXINGTON - Timothy Jones Jr. stands with his attorney Boyd Young at court in Lexington, S.C., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, after being found guilty in the deaths of his five children in 2014. A jury conv... (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP). CORRECTS THE CITY TO LEXINGTON - Timothy Jones Jr. stands with his attorney Boyd Young at court in Lexington, S.C., Tuesday, June 4, 2019, after being found guilty in the deaths of his five children in 2014. A jury conv...
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A prosecutor says a South Carolina father convicted of killing his five children should be sentenced to death because he carefully thought out a plan to try to avoid prison. More>>

Prosecutor shifts Smollett recusal reasons, releases files

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Chicago's top prosecutor releases more than 2,000 pages of documents in Jussie Smollett's case, explains she recused herself from an investigation into the actor's claim he'd been target of attack solely because of false rumors she was related to him. More>>

Helicopter rescues climbers from near Mount Rainier summit

(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thu... (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this file photo taken June 19, 2013, Mount Rainier is seen from a helicopter flying south of the mountain and west of Yakima, Wash. A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thu...
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A helicopter rescued four climbers from near the summit of Mount Rainier Thursday morning after they had been stranded on the Cascade Mountain peak for several days. More>>

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law several measures meant to boost school security, including ones that will allow armed teachers in schools and increase mental health services for students. More>>

The Latest: Ex-deputy in Parkland shooting out of jail

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A former Florida deputy charged with 11 criminal counts for failing to confront the gunman in the Parkland school massacre has been released from jail after a judge reduced his bail and lifted other restrictions. More>>

Texas couple stands by story after US cardinal pushes back

(AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). Laura Pontikes pauses during an interview in the prayer section of her apartment in Houston on April 13, 2019. The 55-year-old Texas construction company executive and mother of three had been seeking God when she began spiritua... (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E). Laura Pontikes pauses during an interview in the prayer section of her apartment in Houston on April 13, 2019. The 55-year-old Texas construction company executive and mother of three had been seeking God when she began spiritua...
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The Texas couple that accused Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of mishandling a sexual misconduct case against his former deputy is denying his office's claims that they fabricated quotes or demanded a $10 million payout. More>>

State, federal laws now allow Arizona farmers to grow hemp

(North Dakota Department of Agriculture via AP,File). FILE - This July 2016 photo provided by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture shows industrial hemp growing in a field in North Dakota's Benson County. In Arizona, farmers will soon begin plant... (North Dakota Department of Agriculture via AP,File). FILE - This July 2016 photo provided by the North Dakota Department of Agriculture shows industrial hemp growing in a field in North Dakota's Benson County. In Arizona, farmers will soon begin plant...
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Arizona farmers will soon begin planting commercial hemp under a 2018 state law that just took effect. More>>

Police: 6 migrants killed in Texas SUV wreck

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Authorities in south Texas say six migrants from Central America have died and several others critically injured when an SUV that earlier fled police crashed into a drainage ditch. More>>

Doctor accused of murder in 25 patient overdose deaths

(AP Photo/Andrew Welsh Huggins, File). FILE - This Jan. 15, 2019 file photo shows the main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities are set to give an update on the criminal investigation of an intensive care doctor accuse... (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh Huggins, File). FILE - This Jan. 15, 2019 file photo shows the main entrance to Mount Carmel West Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities are set to give an update on the criminal investigation of an intensive care doctor accuse...
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A critical care doctor who is already accused of ordering painkiller overdoses for dozens of Ohio hospital patients has been charged with murder in 25 patient deaths. More>>

Arkansas police confirm dead body is former state lawmaker

(AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Authorities in Arkansas say they're investigating as a homicide remains found ou... (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File). FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2015 file photo, Sen. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, speaks at the Arkansas state Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. Authorities in Arkansas say they're investigating as a homicide remains found ou...
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Authorities in Arkansas have confirmed that a body found outside the home of a former state legislator is hers and are investigating the case as a homicide. More>>

Correction: Police-Offensive Social Media Posts story

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Police departments in at least five states are investigating their officers' social media feeds after the weekend publication of a database that appears to catalog thousands of inflammatory posts by active-duty and former cops. More>>

The Latest: R. Kelly pleads not guilty to new sex charges

(AP Photo/Amr Alfiky). Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on new sex-related felonies Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Chicago. Thursday's hearing comes a week after prosecutors announced the new cou... (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky). Musician R. Kelly, center, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court building for an arraignment on new sex-related felonies Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Chicago. Thursday's hearing comes a week after prosecutors announced the new cou...
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R&B singer R. Kelly is back in a Chicago courtroom, where he is expected to plead not guilty to 11 new sex-related charges against him. More>>

Emotional ex-USC basketball coach avoids prison after plea

(AP Photo/Richard Drew). Former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California Tony Bland leaves federal court in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Bland was the first of four ex-coaches charged with crimes to plead guilty to bri... (AP Photo/Richard Drew). Former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California Tony Bland leaves federal court in New York, Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Bland was the first of four ex-coaches charged with crimes to plead guilty to bri...
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A judge says a former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California won't be going to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a manager. More>>

Police thwarted by electronic doors during Virginia shooting

(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting the day before in Virginia Beach, Va. Police responding to the deadly ... (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File). FILE - In this June 1, 2019, file photo, a law enforcement official stands at an entrance to a municipal building that was the scene of a shooting the day before in Virginia Beach, Va. Police responding to the deadly ...
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Police responding to the deadly mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn't have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. More>>

Medicaid bought sex offenders' erectile dysfunction drugs

(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019 file photo, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli delivers his address after taking his oath of office, on Ellis Island in New York harbor. New York's publicly funded Medicaid program paid... (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE - In this Jan. 1, 2019 file photo, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli delivers his address after taking his oath of office, on Ellis Island in New York harbor. New York's publicly funded Medicaid program paid...
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New York's publicly funded Medicaid program paid for $63,000 worth of erectile dysfunction drugs for sex offenders, despite state prohibition. More>>

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