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To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

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While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, some veterans and loved ones of fallen military members wish the holiday would command more respect. More>>

'I ain't fit to live': Police say Mississippi gunman kills 8

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Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy. More>>

Adieu, Angie! No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round

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The French Open is set to start, and two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova's return to competition less than six months after being stabbed is the featured match on Day 1. More>>

Sato holds off Helio to give Andretti another Indy 500 win

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Takuma Sato gave Andretti Autosport a 2nd consecutive victory in the Indianapolis 500 by holding off Helio Castroneves in the closing laps. More>>

The Latest: Earnhardt Jr. climbs at Charlotte

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One of the busiest days in motorsports has arrived. More>>

Cannes Palme d'Or goes to Ruben Ostlund's "The Square"

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The Cannes Film Festival is gearing up to award its prestigious Palme d'Or at a glitzy award ceremony. More>>

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

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South Korea's military says rival North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. More>>

Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

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Florida could be the first state to spell out that prosecutors _ and not defendants _ have the burden of proof in pretrial "stand your ground" hearings. More>>

Kushner's Russia ties questioned as Trump cites media 'lies'

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AP source: Trump son-in-law and adviser proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team. More>>

Trump eyes White House overhaul, outside lawyers and PR team

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Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home _ and intensifying inquiries into allegations his campaign had contacts with Russian officials before he entered the White House. More>>

US official mulling greatly expanded airplane laptop ban

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Homeland Security secretary says he's considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights into and out of the United States. More>>

More arrests in Manchester attack; UK remains on high alert

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Britain's interior minister says the hunt is still on for suspects in the Manchester bombing, and members of attacker Salman Abedi's network may still be at large. More>>

The Latest: Sofia Coppola takes directing prize at Cannes

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The Cannes Film Festival Jury has done its job, but the winners won't be announced for a couple more hours. More>>

Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in boat accident

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Bonnie Kalanick, the mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, has died in a boating accident. Kalanick's father, Donald, was injured and is in serious condition. More>>

BA says most flights running; angry passengers face delays

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British Airways says it's continuing to work hard to resume a normal flight schedule at two London airports a day after a global IT failure crippled its services. More>>

Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check on climate

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A source at the Group of Seven summit says the seven wealthy democracies have reached a deal to give the Trump administration time to tell them whether the United States plans to stay in the Paris climate agreement. More>>

The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after boating accident

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The Fresno County Sheriff's Office says that the parents of ride-hailing company Uber's CEO were riding a boat on Pine Flat Lake when it hit a rock and sank. More>>

Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

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Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone conclusion. More>>

Macron says Trump handshake was 'moment of truth'

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French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle alpha-male handshake showdown with his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was "a moment of truth" _ designed to show that he's no pushover. More>>

Survivors of Egypt Christian bus attack recount their horror

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Video interviews with survivors of a deadly attack by Islamic militants on a bus taking Egyptian Christians to a remote desert monastery are painting a picture of untold horror, with children hiding under their seats to escape gunfire. More>>

Underdog Cavs insist they have plenty of bite for Finals

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These (under)dogs are ready to hunt: Cavaliers insist they're ready for Warriors in Finals. More>>

Chicago inmates can order fancy Italian pizza made in jail Video included

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Gourmet Italian pizzas can be delivered to your cell, if you get locked up in Chicago's Cook County Jail. More>>

Insurers continue to hike prices, abandon ACA markets

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People shopping for insurance through the Affordable Care Act in yet more regions will be facing higher prices and fewer choices next year as insurance companies lay out their early plans for 2018. More>>

Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder Woman'

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Controversy bubbled up Friday over plans in Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn to set aside some shows for women only at Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas. More>>

Philippines pounds militants as civilians found shot dead

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The Philippine military says it has found the bodies of 16 civilians who were gunned down by Muslim militants in the ongoing fight for the control of southern Marawi city. More>>

Tributes pour in for ex-national security adviser Brzezinski

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died. More>>

The Latest: Italian police tear gas protesters near G-7 site

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A summit of the leaders of the world's wealthiest democracies has ended without a unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris climate agreement. More>>

Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk

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President Donald Trump will return to Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, but his White House still sits under a cloud of scandal. More>>

Zuckerberg urges Harvard grads to build a world of 'purpose'

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Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook. More>>

In opioid crisis, a new risk for police: accidental overdose

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As an opioid epidemic tears across the United States, police officers tasked with reversing the effects of overdose in addicts are increasingly at risk of accidentally overdose themselves due to the potency of synthetic opioids. More>>

Monstrous cyclones churning over Jupiter's poles

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Monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles, until now largely unexplored. More>>

Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad

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A survey of US beekeepers finds some hope for the nation's troubled honeybees. More>>

The Latest: BA cancels all flights from Heathrow, Gatwick

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British Airways cancels flight from London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports due to global IT failure. More>>

Australia's most notorious drug smuggler returns from Bali

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One of Australia's most notorious criminals has returned home more than 12 years after she was convicted of smuggling marijuana to Indonesia's tourist island of Bali. More>>

Officers: IS snipers, suicide bombers slow advance in Mosul

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Two Iraqi military officers say the advance of troops has slowed in the last push to drive Islamic State group militants from remaining pockets of Mosul. More>>

UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask public for info

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British police investigating the lethal concert bombing in Manchester say they have made two more arrests, raising the number in custody to 11. More>>

With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas capital city

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Uber and Lyft, the ride-hailing giants that left Texas's capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers stepped in. More>>

Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt attack

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Egyptian authorities say the death toll in the ambush attack on a bus transporting Christians to a monastery south of Cairo has risen to 29. More>>

BA outage creates London travel chaos; power issue blamed

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British Airways says travelers facing delays due to failure of computer systems worldwide. More>>

AP source: Kushner back channel with Russia involved Syria

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Lawyer for Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner says Kushner stands ready to talk to investigators about campaign contacts. More>>

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

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A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days. More>>

Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and lived the blues

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Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died. He was 69. More>>

Pope visits factory workers, highlights the dignity of work

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Pope Francis has begun a one-day visit to the northern Italian port city of Genoa to meet with workers, poor and homeless people, refugees and prisoners. More>>

The Latest: Trump didn't sound like conventional president

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President Donald Trump is starting his second day of meetings with Group of Seven wealthy nation leaders. More>>

Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning has died

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Jim Bunning, a former Hall of Fame pitcher who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85. More>>

Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies at age 69

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Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom, has died at age 69. More>>

The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry condolences on attack

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British police say they are evacuating residents around a house being searched in connection with the Manchester concert bombing. More>>

Rocker Chris Cornell remembered as 'voice of our generation'

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is being laid to rest Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. More>>

The Latest: Tom Morello, Josh Brolin eulogize Chris Cornell

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The Latest: Fans and mourners gather to honor late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. More>>

The Latest: Syria said to be aim of reported back channel

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Some of President Donald Trump's top aides are refusing to address reports that Trump's son-in-law _ Jared Kushner _ and a Russian diplomat may have discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin. More>>

US growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate

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US economy grew at modest 1.2 percent rate in Q1, better than first believed but well below Trump goal. More>>

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

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The financial services firm USAA is facing a backlash for pulling advertising from Sean Hannity's Fox News Channel show. More>>

Greek, Turkish Cypriots link arms across border for peace

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Dozens of Greek and Turkish Cypriots linked arms across a United Nations controlled buffer zone cutting across ethnically divided Cyprus' capital Nicosia to voice their support for a reunification agreement. More>>

23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say

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Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing. More>>

If FBI wants to talk to Kushner, lawyer says he's ready

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Amid reports that the FBI is investigating meetings Trump son-in-law had with Russians, Jared Kushner's lawyer says he is willing to cooperate with investigators. More>>

Melania Trump's pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

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Melania Trump's colorful and pricey jacket draws attention during G-7 spouses' luncheon in Sicily. More>>

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

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Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter, has died. More>>

Ex-Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in 1980s

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Prosecutors say a Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1984 killing of a toddler and who faces new charges in the 1981 death of an infant is suspected of killing as many as 60 young children around that time. More>>

Boehner: Trump's term 'disaster,' aside from foreign affairs

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Former House Speaker John Boehner says that aside from international affairs and foreign policy, President Donald Trump's term has so far been a "disaster.". More>>

The Latest: Scandinavian leaders condemn Egypt Copts attack

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Islamic State group claims responsibility for attack on Coptic Christians south of Cairo that killed 29. More>>

New 'Blue Lives Matter' laws raise concerns among activists

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More than a dozen states this year have passed "Blue Lives Matter" laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. More>>

Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

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A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings. More>>

Next for Montana's new congressman: Day in court, then DC

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Republican Greg Gianforte's win in Montana's special election hinged on flaws in both the two major party candidates. More>>

The Latest: Merkel reminds Trump about German investment

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The chairman of the European Union's council says he agrees with President Donald Trump that the international community should be "tough, even brutal" on terrorism and Islamic State. More>>

Iraq says Iranian commander killed fighting IS

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An Iraqi official says a senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander has been killed in an explosion during clashes with the Islamic State group west of Mosul. More>>

Philippine forces hit militants; civilians wave white flags

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Philippine military jets fired rockets at militant positions Saturday as soldiers tried to wrest back control of a southern city from fighters linked to the Islamic State group, witnesses said. More>>

Mosul siege extends IS fight in Iraq, puts civilians at risk

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Old City siege draws out Mosul fight and endangers trapped civilians as Iraqi forces inch toward victory against IS. More>>

G7 leaders pressure tech firms on removing terror propaganda Video included

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The differences are well-known: climate change, trade and migration threaten to throw a summit of the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations off its consensus game with U.S. President Donald Trump cast as the spoiler-in-chief. More>>

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

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Human rights activists say child marriages are rising dramatically amid the civil war in Yemen. More>>

Leery of North Korea, US plans first test of ICBM intercept

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With North Korea's nuclear missile threat in mind, Pentagon officials are planning a missile defense test next week that for the first time will use an intercontinental-range missile as a target. More>>

Trump views on climate 'evolving' amid push from Europeans

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European leaders are mounting a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump from abandoning the Paris climate accord, using multiple meetings this week to sell the American leader on the global agreement to reduced carbon emissions. More>>

At least 28 killed in ambush attack on Christians in Egypt

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Egyptian state TV: 23 people, 25 wounded in militant attack on a bus with Coptic Christians south of Cairo. More>>

Correction: Britain-Concert Blast story Video included

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Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22. More>>

UK Labour leader links terror to wars as campaign resumes

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British police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a ninth man while continuing to search addresses associated with the bomber who killed 22 concert-goers. More>>

Melania Trump wears $51K Dolce & Gabbana jacket in Sicily

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Melania Trump's first outing in the Sicilian sunshine was in a colorful floral applique jacket by Dolce & Gabbana that comes off the rack at $51,000. More>>

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans Video included

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President Donald Trump has faced a much cooler reception in Europe than the welcome he received in the Middle East. More>>

GOP holds onto Montana seat, yet both parties optimistic

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Republicans held onto a conservative House seat in Montana despite a last-minute assault charge against their candidate. Democrats say the GOP had to spend millions on what should have been an easy win. More>>

Clinton calls Trump's budget a mean-spirited 'con'

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Hillary Clinton is returning to her alma mater, Wellesley College, to deliver this year's commencement address at the Massachusetts school. More>>

Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester

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Ariana Grande planning benefit concert in Manchester, England, to help victims of deadly bombing at her show earlier this week. More>>

Trump travel ban blocked; fight headed for Supreme Court

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A federal appeals court has dealt another blow to President Donald Trump's revised travel ban targeting six Muslim-majority countries. More>>

No surprise: It's Cavs-Warriors in the NBA Finals, again

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Here they go again: Cleveland and Golden State will meet in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive season. More>>

Sounds of silence? Trump's body language speaks volumes

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Donald Trump hasn't done a lot of public speaking during his big trip abroad, but the president's body language has spoken volumes. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska

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The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska. More>>

NHL royalty vs. the rowdy neighbors in Stanley Cup Final

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are back in the Stanley Cup final for a sixth time while the Nashville Predators will make their Cup debut when the series starts on Monday. More>>

Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go Video included

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U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron. More>>

Once at risk of extinction, iconic Warthog plane lives on

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The A-10 Warthog attack plane was once on the brink of forced retirement, but now the plane with the ungainly shape and odd nickname has been given new life. More>>

Alabama officials raced clock to execute convicted murderer

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Alabama has put to death Tommy Arthur, the man who escaped seven prior execution dates for his conviction in a 1982 murder-for-hire. More>>

CEO pay by the numbers: How big were last year's raises?

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The typical raise for CEOs at big U.S. companies was 8.5 percent last year, the biggest in three years, as the corner-office class continues to pull away from average workers. More>>

Kennedys discuss JFK's legacy 100 years after his birth

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100 years after John F. Kennedy's birth, his descendants discuss how they're carrying out his legacy. More>>

A sister uses her gifts to send messages to fallen soldier Video included

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After a roadside bomb killed her brother in Iraq, a Wisconsin violin maker finds solace, and healing, in the creative process. More>>

As Trump announces famine aid, relief funds face big cuts

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Relief funds for global emergency food aid are targeted for 40 percent cut in Trump's budget even as the president announces a new aid contribution. More>>

Kunitz's double-OT goal sends Penguins back to Stanley Cup

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The Pittsburgh Penguins are heading back to the Stanley Cup final. More>>

Trump scolds fellow NATO leaders: Spend more for military Video included

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President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support. More>>

Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores

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Google is keeping an eye on what you're buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising. More>>

Muslim man sues Little Caesars over pizza labeled 'halal'

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A Muslim man who says Little Caesars served him a pizza with pepperoni made with pork has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million from the restaurant chain. More>>

Cornell funeral to take place Friday; widow pens letter

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Chris Cornell's widow has written a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life. More>>

IOM: More than 60,000 migrants reach Europe by sea in 2017

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The International Organization for Migration says more than 60,000 migrants have reached the shores of Europe in 2017, a sizeable decrease when compared to the same time-frame in 2016. More>>

Trump travel ban showdown headed for Supreme Court

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Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: Republicans wins House seat, G-7 summit in Sicily, NBA and NHL finals set. More>>

Trump pushes aside Montenegro leader _ who calls it natural

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President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media _ but the man he shoved aside took it in stride. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, couple, friends

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The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. More>>

Poll: Older Americans want Medicare-covered long-term care

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AP Poll: Growing number of Americans 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults. More>>

Duterte warns of 'contamination' by Islamic State group

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Philippines military chief says top terror suspect Isnilon Hapilon is still hiding in the besieged city of Marawi in the country's south. More>>

James passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

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LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA's all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title. More>>

Quiet college dropout turned bomber: Who was Salman Abedi?

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He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer _ and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others. More>>

Alabama executes man for 1982 murder-for-hire

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Alabama is set to execute a man who has had his lethal injection delayed by the courts seven times. More>>

Media watchers blame hostility toward reporters on Trump

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The case of a Montana congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter is being blamed by some media watchers on a wave of hostility toward journalists that President Donald Trump helped generate. More>>

Gianforte apologizes to reporter after winning US House race

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Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election. More>>

FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

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The FBI says it needs more time to consider a request by Congress to turn over memos and other documents related to meetings between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump. More>>

The Latest: Foreign fighters among militants in Philippines

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Filipino Catholics have attended a Mass for people in the southern region now under martial law and in the besieged city of Marawi. More>>

UK bomber said to have pleaded 'Forgive me' before blast Video included

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Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert. More>>

AP Analysis: Rouhani's hardest challenge may be Iran's hopes

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AP Analysis: Iran president's biggest challenge likely meeting his supporters' expectations. More>>

Philippines says foreigners among IS-linked gunmen in south

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Army tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege. More>>

NATO leaders meet under intense Trump pressure on spending Video included

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NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting Islamic State but will not wage war against the extremists, as President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders. More>>

Census: Texas has 4 of top 5 fastest growing large US cities

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Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas. More>>

The Latest: Democrat concedes to Gianforte in Montana race

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The Montana congressional candidate accused of assaulting a reporter hasn't been seen or heard from Thursday as voters go to the polls. More>>

Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks he once alienated Video included

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After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Britain angered by US leaks of Manchester bombing probe; Trump meeting with EU, NATO leaders; Montana congressional candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter. More>>

Greek ex-prime minister hurt as letter bomb explodes in car

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Greek police say former Prime Minister Lucas Papademos has been wounded in an explosion in a car in central Athens. More>>

The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week

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President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

Probe: US bomb set off IS-planted devices in Mosul tragedy

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A Pentagon investigation has found that more than 100 civilians were killed after the U.S. dropped a bomb on a building in Mosul, Iraq, in March. More>>

The Latest: Britain resumes sharing bombing intel with US Video included

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British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester. More>>

Troops pull out of Brazil capital; president under pressure

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Troops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries. More>>

The Latest: Trump to review US sanctions on Russia

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President Donald Trump is pledging to "get to the bottom" of leaks of sensitive information. More>>

Leaks from bombing probe antagonize British officials

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Leaks of sensitive information that have been a hallmark of the Trump administration are antagonizing one of America's closest allies. More>>

GOP senators say tough report complicates health care bill

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Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts have released a largely damaging report on the House-passed health care bill, saying the Republican measure would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured. More>>

Correction: TV-Fox News-Hannity story

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Fox News' Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of 'liberal fascism' for targeting his advertisers. More>>

Queen Elizabeth visits young survivors of concert blast Video included

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Queen Elizabeth II has met with children injured in the Manchester concert bombing, consoling them and pronouncing the attack "wicked.". More>>

Caroline Kennedy says she's missed JFK every day of her life

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President John F. Kennedy's daughter has reminisced about her father in a new video released ahead of what would have been his 100th birthday. More>>

'Modern Family' star Sarah Hyland explains skinny appearance

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"Modern Family" star Sarah Hyland says she has medical condition, isn't promoting anorexia as critics say. More>>

Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack

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Manchester's race relations have been in the spotlight since bombing suspect Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and injured dozens more. More>>

Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US

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Florida's Siesta Beach has been named America's best beach on an annual top 10 list compiled by coastal science professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach. More>>

Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance

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The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election. More>>

From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads

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Famous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country. More>>

Report: Huge tank that exploded needed emergency repairs

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A federal report says a St. Louis company's steam condensation tank exploded, shooting into the air and through the roof of a neighboring business, after the tank was restarted despite needing emergency repairs. More>>

Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math Video included

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Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax plans. More>>

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

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Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House. More>>

The Latest: GOP lawmakers say little about Montana candidate

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The Guardian reporter who authorities say was assaulted by a Montana Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat says he never touched the politician before he was thrown to the ground. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, policewoman Video included

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The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents. More>>

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says Video included

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A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs Video included

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Spacewalking astronauts are tackling urgent repairs at the International Space Station. More>>

From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti

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A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles. More>>

Women CEOs earn big pay, but few of them have the top job

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Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running America's largest companies. More>>

Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace Video included

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Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed. More>>

Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network Video included

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British investigators are exploring whether the bomber that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall was part of a larger terror cell responsible for the deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris last year. More>>

Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip

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In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos. More>>

Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, police officer Video included

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Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert with a friend on Monday night. More>>

The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief

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The president of this year's World Health Assembly opened this afternoon's proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack. More>>

Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops

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Ariana Grande's management team says tour suspended due to Manchester tragedy. More>>

GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter

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Voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana's only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs. More>>

Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city

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A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city. More>>

With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix

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This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in boos and applause. More>>

The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication' Video included

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France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group. More>>

The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault

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A reporter for the Guardian newspaper is alleging that the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat "body slammed" him on the day before the special election. More>>

Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills 3 policemen

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Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers. More>>

President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks

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Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers. More>>

The Latest: 2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked Video included

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks Video included

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With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul. More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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Among 10 Things to Know: Britain steps up military patrols, probes Manchester attacker's Libya ties; 'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet; Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net. More>>

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next Video included

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Melania Trump is drawing attention for covering her head for some meetings but not others on President Donald Trump's first international trip. More>>

Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya Video included

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The father of the British-Libyan bomber behind Manchester bombing that killed 22 people during Ariana Grande concert denied his son's links to the bombing and said that he was preparing for a visit to Saudi to perform pilgrimage. More>>

The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions

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Senate leaders are positioning themselves for a Congressional Budget Office report that will assess the impact the House-approved health care bill would have on insurance coverage and consumers' costs. More>>

Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl

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The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times. More>>

South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating

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A western South Dakota high school won't let a student who has brain cancer to walk at graduation because she's six credits short of being able to graduate. More>>

A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings

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A poll says older Latinos are more likely than older whites or older blacks to say they've had to withdraw or borrow money from a retirement account. More>>

Americans don't trust media, but feel better about favorites

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Americans may not trust the media in general, but have more faith in their favorites, a new survey finds. More>>

On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war's reality Video included

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President Donald Trump's U.N. envoy sets foot in the no-man's-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the daily transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict. More>>

Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7

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Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals. More>>

Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics

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Dynamic Duo: Irving scores 42, LeBron 34 as Cavaliers down Celtics 112-99 in Game 4. More>>

Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget Video included

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President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives. More>>

Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he won't sign a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state and is instead sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for another path forward. More>>

'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve

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Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Thursday. More>>

Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure

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President Donald Trump's advisers are drafting plans to sell some public assets, such as airports, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure. More>>

Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture

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HBO says it's scrapping a web-delivered venture that was in the works with Jon Stewart. In a statement Wednesday, the network said the short-form digital animated project had proved too technically difficult for a quick turnaround. More>>

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