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Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

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Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting. More>>

A fire alarm sounds, then gunfire erupts: Stay or flee?

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At many schools, fire alarms prompt evacuations and shootings prompt lockdowns, but the Florida school had the chaos of both. More>>

School walkouts, sit-ins planned after Florida shooting

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The mass shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead has sparked calls for walkouts, sit-ins and other actions on school campuses nationwide aimed at pushing lawmakers to pass tougher gun laws. More>>

Florida legislators struggle with how to respond to shooting

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Stunned by a horrific shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead, the state Legislature is grappling with what to do in the aftermath. More>>

Passenger says teen driver panicked, hit the gas outside NSA

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A passenger in the vehicle that was fired on outside the National Security Agency campus says the unlicensed teen driver made a wrong turn, panicked and hit the gas. More>>

Minnesota terror case shows challenge of predicting attacks

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The case of a Minnesota woman accused of setting fires on a college campus last month in a self-professed act of jihad raises questions about whether law enforcement could have done more to stop her. More>>

School shooting massacre victims torn from community fabric Video included

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Students with their whole lives ahead of them and the teachers who tried to protect them were among the 17 people killed when a gunman opened fire with an AR-15 at a large high school in south Florida. More>>

Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

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Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who left his mark on some of the toughest peaks in California's Yosemite National Park, has died. More>>

Mourners: Slain Chicago officer was 'one of the good guys'

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Mourners remembered a slain Chicago Police commander Saturday as a model officer and "one of the good guys". More>>

Weinstein Co. fires president after suit alleges inaction

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The struggling movie studio co-founded by Harvey Weinstein has fired its president, whose continued presence at the company was a source of controversy. More>>

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

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A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska. More>>

Shooting survivors become advocates for stronger weapon laws

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Teen survivors of the deadly shootings at a Florida high school are fast becoming advocates for stronger weapons laws. More>>

Parents adopting children to see higher fees, new rules

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An increase in fees, plus other regulatory changes, has fueled resentment toward the State Department among many U.S. adoption agencies who fear further reductions in the already dwindling number of international adoptions. More>>

Magazine obtains ex-playmate's notes on alleged Trump affair

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The New Yorker has obtained an eight-page, hand-written account written by a former Playboy Playmate who said she had a nine-month extramarital affair with Donald Trump beginning in 2006. More>>

Suspect was a 'good shot' on NRA-backed school rifle team

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Authorities say former student accused of fatally shooting 17 people at a Florida high school excelled at marksmanship when he was on school's air-rifle program, which received a grant from National Rifle Association Foundation. More>>

The Latest: 13 Russians accused of plot to disrupt election

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Deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein says the goal of 13 Russians and three Russian entities charged Friday was "spreading distrust" of 2016 candidates and the political system. More>>

Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

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The Trump administration considers replacing food stamps with pre-assembled boxes of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods. More>>

The Latest: Slain Chicago officer remembered as 'model cop'

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A Chicago Police commander who was gunned down by a suspect has been remembered as a "model cop" who wasn't interested in self-promotion, even as he moved up the department's ranks. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts finish months of robot arm repair

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Spacewalking astronauts are finally wrapping up months of repair work on the International Space Station's big robot arm. More>>

Greening Mardi Gras: Recycling effort targets parade trash

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Mardi Gras produces a huge amount of garbage in addition to days of fun and parties. More>>

Borneo's orangutan population plunged by 100,000 since 1999

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The most comprehensive study of Borneo's orangutans estimates their numbers have plummeted by more than 100,000 since 1999, as the palm oil and paper industries shrink their habitat and fatal conflicts with people grow. More>>

Offshore drilling foes, denied microphone, hold rallies

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Opponents of President Donald Trump's plan to open most of the nation's coastline to oil and natural gas drilling have held boisterous rallies before public meetings held by the federal government on the topic. More>>

Trump fights releasing details on national monument decision

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The U.S. government says it doesn't have to release documents involving legal arguments for President Donald Trump's decision to shrink national monuments because they're protected presidential communications. More>>

Court upholds surrogacy contracts as enforceable in Iowa

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The Iowa Supreme Court says the birth mother of an 18-month-old girl, paid as a surrogate to have the baby, is not legally the child's parent. More>>

The Latest: Trump visits hospital, meets shooting survivors

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Sen. Bill Nelson says he's inspired by the students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who are demanding changes to make gun violence less likely. More>>

Amazon to pay $1.2 million in illegal pesticide settlement

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The Environmental Protection Agency says it has reached a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale of illegal pesticides. More>>

Russians charged with meddling in 2016 presidential race

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The office of special counsel Robert Mueller says a grand jury has charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities. More>>

Records: Washington officials gave activist's info to ICE

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Newly released records confirm that the Washington state Department of Licensing gave information about an undocumented immigrant rights activist to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which has started deportation proceedings against her. More>>

Skier lost in New York doesn't know how he got to California

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It's still not clear how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked massive search on a snowy Adirondack mountainside showed up a week later in California, confused and in ski clothes. More>>

Is Maryland ready to rid 'Northern scum' from state song?

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Some Maryland lawmakers think the time is right to finally wipe "Northern scum," and other sensitive pre-Civil War phrases out of the official state song. More>>

Young shooting survivors stepped from school into gun debate

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Young shooting survivors seemed to step from school into gun debate. More>>

Shooting suspect was on school rifle team that got NRA grant

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The troubled teen authorities say killed 17 people at a Florida high school excelled in an air-rifle marksmanship program supported by a grant from the National Rifle Association Foundation. More>>

FBI says it failed to investigate tip on Florida suspect Video included

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A timeline released by Florida authorities shows that the 19-year-old former student who confessed to a deadly high school shooting was only in the building for six minutes. More>>

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

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Developers rebuilding a Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the rebirth of the Coco Palms Resort when two men showed up claiming to own the property. More>>

Wynn gets no money in termination deal with casino company

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A termination agreement between embattled casino mogul Steve Wynn and the casino and resorts company bearing his name shows that he won't receive any compensation and can't be involved in any competing gambling business for two years. More>>

Can middle-class candidate defeat millionaires in Illinois?

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A former math professor who reported income of less than $35,000 last year is campaigning as a middle-class candidate in an Illinois governor's race that includes a couple millionaires and a billionaire. More>>

Trump appeals California judge's curb on birth control rules

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The U.S. Department of Justice is appealing a California judge's decision to temporarily block new Trump administration rules allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control. More>>

Sheriff didn't pursue sex case against Texas church gunman

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Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the man who shot and killed 26 people at a Texas church even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack. More>>

EPA head expenses nearly $200,000 in travel over 6 months

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Travel vouchers show the head of the Environmental Protection Agency and staffers billed taxpayers nearly $200,000 in travel over six months last year, including 10 trips to Pruitt's home city of Tulsa. More>>

Inmates who clapped for cop death suspect may face reprisals

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Five Cook County Jail inmates who applauded as the man charged with the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander was led by their cell could face reprisals for their actions. More>>

Flu season shows signs of leveling off

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Health officials say this nasty flu season, which has been surging for months, may be leveling off. More>>

Critics blast EPA for lowering Syngenta pesticide fine

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Critics are blasting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for dramatically lowering a fine on agribusiness giant Syngenta for violations of pesticide regulations. More>>

Flu shot only 36 percent effective, making bad year worse

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The flu vaccine is doing a poor job protecting older Americans and others against influenza. More>>

McDonald's moves cheeseburgers off Happy Meal menu

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McDonald's is banishing cheeseburgers and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal menu. More>>

Ban on abortions due to Down syndrome challenged in lawsuit

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The ACLU has filed a constitutional challenge to Ohio's law prohibiting doctors from performing abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. More>>

Slain officers remembered as heroes who helped community

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An honor guard has escorted the bodies of two slain Ohio police officers into a church ahead of their funeral services. More>>

6 inseparable friends now even closer after school shooting Video included

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6 friends shattered by Florida shooting forge new bond; say they will use their connection to move forward. More>>

Soda on children's menus could fizz out in New Hampshire

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New Hampshire restaurants would no longer be allowed to offer soda as a beverage choice for children's meals under a bill before a House committee. More>>

In many US states, 18 is old enough to buy a semiautomatic

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The young age of the man accused in the Florida high school shooting that killed 17 people has revived the debate over age requirements for gun purchases. More>>

Al-Qaida fighter, absent from court, gets life in prison

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A self-described al-Qaida "warrior" who was in a firefight in Afghanistan that left two U.S. servicemen dead has been sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Casino will check hotel rooms, even with 'Do Not Disturb'

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One of the world's largest casino companies will check its guests' hotel rooms every 24 hours, even if they have a "Do Not Disturb" sign hanging on the doorknob. More>>

Budget undercuts Trump focus on mental health, school safety

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Budget undercuts Trump's call for a focus on mental health and school safety in response to Florida shootings. More>>

After elk crashes copter, some question wildlife chopper use

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The case of an elk that died after it leaped in the air and brought down a low-flying research helicopter is highlighting the use of aircraft in wildlife monitoring. More>>

Did the FBI miss a warning before Florida school shooting? Video included

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The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising questions about whether the FBI missed a warning that might have headed off a mass killing. More>>

Parents of slain children ask for positive thoughts

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The parents of two small children prosecutors say were stabbed to death by their nanny in 2012 are asking the public try to think positive as the criminal case finally goes to trial. More>>

The Latest: Gun safety groups aim to oust pro-NRA lawmakers

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Jimmy Kimmel opened his late night show by accusing President Donald Trump and congressional leaders of doing "worse than nothing" to stop mass shootings like the killings of 17 people by a teenager with an AR-15 assault weapon at a Florida high school. More>>

Ex-teacher accused of paying students for help making bomb

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Former high school teacher accused of paying students $50 an hour to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder so he could eventually make a bomb; ex-teacher, brother held without bail. More>>

Federal vote-protection efforts lag ahead of first primaries

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Federal efforts to secure elections against Russian meddling have lagged ahead of the first 2018 primaries. More>>

Romney's Utah bid for Senate could revive rift with Trump

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Mitt Romney and President Donald Trump exchanged harsh criticisms of one another during the 2016 presidential campaign but also have a history of being willing to sit down with each other when mutually beneficial. More>>

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case Video included

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Months before authorities say Nikolas Cruz walked into his former high school in Florida and slaughtered 17 people, the troubled teen began showing signs he was bent on violence. More>>

How best to treat opioids' youngest sufferers? No one knows

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A surge in infants born in the U.S. with withdrawal symptoms from their mothers' opioid use has outpaced science on how best to treat them. More>>

These are the lives lost in the Florida high school shooting Video included

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A football coach who also worked as a security guard is among the dead in a school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Parkland, Florida. More>>

Oregon lawmakers move to ease scrubbing of racist provisions

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Across America, many home owners and buyers of older properties are shocked to see racist provisions on deeds, decades after they were outlawed. More>>

Ideas to redraw maps beat deadline in gerrymandering case

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It's deadline day in Pennsylvania's gerrymandering case for Gov. Tom Wolf and others to submit maps of new congressional district boundaries that they want the state Supreme Court to adopt. More>>

FBI: Mom of kidnapped girl apparently was tied up in home

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An affidavit filed in the case of a missing 4-year-old South Carolina girl shows the child's mother was attacked from behind in her home and apparently tied up before police found her while making a welfare check. More>>

The Latest: Hundreds at vigil mourn school shooting victims Video included

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The police officer who arrested the high school shooting suspect in Florida says the teen looked like a "typical high school student" when he spotted him walking away from the school. More>>

Trump cites mental health _ not guns _ in speech on shooting Video included

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President Donald Trump says the suspect in a deadly school shooting in Florida was "mentally disturbed.". More>>

Funeral procession, services for Ohio officers fatally shot

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the two Ohio police officers who were fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call. More>>

Lawyer: El Chapo eager to go to trial, not cutting any deal

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The lawyer for notorious Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman says his client is eager to go to trial. More>>

Florida shooting revives debate over gun age requirement Video included

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The deadly shooting in Florida has drawn attention to an age gap in gun laws: You must be 21 to buy a handgun but you can be 18 or younger to buy a long gun in the United States. More>>

Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes Video included

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High school shooting that claimed 17 lives plunges Florida city into mourning. More>>

Trump budget again targets regional water cleanup programs

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President Donald Trump again trying to drastically reduce or eliminate federal support for cleanups of some iconic US waterways. More>>

Warning signs may have been missed in school shooting case Video included

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A law enforcement official says the former student suspected of killing at least 17 people at a Florida high school posted "very, very disturbing" material on social media before the deadly shooting rampage. More>>

Innocent inmate says $2 million can't make up for lost years

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A former California inmate wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years says it was the "worst nightmare" and even nearly $2 million in state compensation can't make up for his lost time. More>>

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

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The first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. More>>

Appeals court declares Trump travel ban unconstitutional

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A federal appeals court has ruled that President Donald Trump's latest ban on travelers from six largely Muslim countries is unconstitutional. More>>

APNewsBreak: Senator to stop blocking some DOJ jobs over pot

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Republican senator from Colorado says he'll stop blocking some Justice Department nominees over marijuana policy. More>>

Powerball winner who demands anonymity to get money

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A woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot will get her money as a legal fight over releasing her identity plays out in court. More>>

Police: 'Survivor' champ bit cop after revival with Narcan

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A woman who won $1 million on the reality TV show "Survivor" is under investigation after police in Pennsylvania say she was unconscious in the driver's seat of a running car and had to be revived with an opioid overdose antidote. More>>

A talkative Kareem Abdul-Jabbar reflects on becoming himself

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been a best-selling author, actor, dedicated civil-rights activist, historian and legendary basketball player but never a big talker _ until now. More>>

Immigration enforcement lawyer admits stealing immigrant IDs

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The former chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he stole immigrants' identities and used them to defraud banks and credit card companies of $190,000. More>>

Water use climbs in California enclaves as drought returns

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A warm winter with almost no rain is shriveling water conservation in Southern California. More>>

2 freed after shots fired at SUV in NSA campus confrontation

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Shots fired: FBI seeking to determine why a black SUV carrying three men tried to enter top-secret intelligence site at Fort Meade but doesn't believe terrorism was reason. More>>

The Latest: Trump postpones Penn. rally after shooting

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The White House says President Donald Trump will address the nation about the Florida school shooting at 11 a.m. EST. More>>

Officer who fatally shot mentally ill woman found not guilty

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A judge has acquitted a police officer in the 2016 shooting death of a mentally ill woman in her Bronx apartment. More>>

Radio host loses job after sexual comments on teen Olympian

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A San Francisco Bay Area radio station has fired one of its hosts after he made sexual comments about 17-year-old Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim on another station. More>>

Witness: Luke Wilson a 'hero' in deadly Los Angeles crash

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Officials say professional golfer Bill Haas was hospitalized but escaped serious injuries following a rollover crash in Los Angeles that killed the driver of the Ferrari he was riding in and injured the driver of a BMW. More>>

Traffic deaths fell slightly in 2017 after 2-year spike

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Traffic deaths on U.S. roads fell slightly in 2017 after two straight years of big increases, but a leading safety organization that compiled the numbers says it's no cause for celebration. More>>

Romney postpones announcement on Senate race after shooting

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AP sources: Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is running for the Senate in Utah. More>>

New Texas group opposes bipartisan efforts to end cash bail

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A new Texas nonprofit promoting crime victims' rights is opposing bipartisan efforts to end cash bail systems that have gained traction around the country. More>>

The Latest: Spokesman: Baio denies sexual misconduct claims

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A spokesman for Scott Baio says the actor denies "each and every one" of the allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him by two of his former co-stars on the TV show "Charles in Charge.". More>>

Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus? Video included

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Scientists are trying gene therapy to fight HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. More>>

Pot-users want judge to declare marijuana safe under US law

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Federal judge in New York to hear arguments in lawsuit that targets federal marijuana lawslaws. More>>

The Latest: Students describe shooting suspect as troubled Video included

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Authorities say a shooter at a Florida high school is still at large. More>>

Spokesman: Scott Baio denies sexual misconduct claims

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A former "Charles in Charge" actor says Scott Baio assaulted and "mentally tortured" him during their time together on the show in the 1980s. More>>

Despite complaints, Interior boss pushing big reorganization

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Two Democratic congressmen are accusing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of withholding key information from lawmakers while launching a massive overhaul of his department. More>>

Romney's Senate bid to mark latest campaign over 2 decades

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Mitt Romney's announcement Thursday of a run for U.S. Senate seat in Utah is his latest bid for public office since he first jumped into politics more than 20 years ago. More>>

Ex-All-Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza denies dealing cocaine

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Ex-All Star pitcher Esteban Loaiza to face charges of drug dealing involving 44 pounds of suspected cocaine found. More>>

Venezuelan girl to live with Utah mother of jailed American

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A 7-year-old Venezuelan girl has made it to the United States after a long fight to take her away from the turbulent South American nation where her jailed mother and the mother's American boyfriend work to win their freedom. More>>

Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals

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A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after catching the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her prescription for an antiviral drug after deeming the $116 insurance co-pay too high. More>>

School shooting suspect made 'disturbing' social media posts Video included

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A law enforcement official says the former student suspected of killing at least 17 people at a Florida high school posted disturbing material on social media before the deadly shooting rampage. More>>

US judge leads lawyers, others on trip to homeless camp

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Led by a federal judge, an entourage of three dozen lawyers, activists, county workers and officials set out at dawn down a California trail to ask hundreds of homeless people camped along a riverbed what it will take to help them move. More>>

Former student opens fire at Florida high school, killing 17 Video included

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Authorities say they're responding to a shooting at a Florida high school The Broward Sheriff's Office has told news outlets that the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. More>>

Phoenix legal defeat prompts FAA to address noise concerns

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Last year's Phoenix court victory has been followed by a more responsive attitude by the FAA as it continues to roll out the air traffic modernization plan known as "NextGen" around the United States. More>>

Stanford professor in recall effort receives rape threat

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A Stanford University law professor who is leading an effort to recall a judge over his handling of a high-profile sexual assault case received an envelope with white powder and a rape threat. More>>

Student suspected in Washington state school shooting plot

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Authorities arrested a Washington state student suspected in a school shooting plot after his grandmother showed officers plans for an attack. More>>

Suspect in Chicago police death charged with murder

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Off-duty Chicago police officer who was fatally shot was a department veteran; shooting gripped parts of the city's downtown. More>>

Flu-stricken Texas teacher's death puts focus on antivirals

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A Texas elementary school teacher who died almost a week after catching the flu became a talking point online after her husband said she didn't immediately fill her prescription for an antiviral drug after deeming the $116 insurance co-pay too high. More>>

The Latest: Romney delays announcement after school shooting

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Republican Mitt Romney says he's postponing an announcement planned for Thursday about Utah's Senate race because of the deadly school shooting in Florida. More>>

Oregon House OKs health care as a right, funding questioned

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Oregon's Legislature is considering taking a step toward enshrining the right to health care in its state constitution, which would be unprecedented in the United States. More>>

Detention for man accused of selling gun used to kill police

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A judge plans to consider bond for a man accused of providing the gun used in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers. More>>

NSA: Several hospitalized after vehicle tried to enter

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Police say authorities are responding to a shooting outside the National Security Agency campus at Fort Meade, where police have surrounded a handcuffed man after a black SUV ran into a barrier. More>>

Police: Gangs, arguments prompted Mardi Gras shootings

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A festive close to Mardi Gras was marred by shootings across New Orleans that left three people dead and five others wounded. More>>

Gates focuses on schools while examining US poverty issues Video included

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Bill and Melinda Gates, the world's foremost philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront their unsatisfactory track record, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with. More>>

Students, alumni challenge legacy preference at top colleges

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A new coalition of students and alumni from 12 top U.S. colleges are asking their schools to rethink legacy admissions policies. More>>

No officials charged in Arizona football players abuse case

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An Arizona prosecutor says metro Phoenix high school officials accused of not notifying authorities about the sexual and physical abuse of football players won't be charged with crimes. More>>

Judge in Manafort case chides lawyers over sealed filings

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The judge overseeing the criminal case against two of the men charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has chided lawyers for the number of sealed filings. More>>

Party's over: Raucous Fat Tuesday gives way to solemn Lent Video included

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Mardi Gras season comes to a close with a big New Orleans bash. More>>

Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

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Authorities say a leaping elk brought down a research helicopter trying to capture the animal in the mountains of eastern Utah. More>>

Radio station to halt broadcasts for 'sensitivity training'

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A Boston sports radio station facing criticism for the offensive nature of its shows says it will suspend all live programming while employees receive "sensitivity training.". More>>

Number of lawsuits challenging opioid industry still growing

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The number of lawsuits continues to grow in a combined federal challenge of drug companies' role in the opioid crisis. More>>

Satellites show warming is accelerating sea level rise

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New satellite research shows global warming is making seas rise at an ever increasing rate. More>>

A Westminster wow: Bichon frise becomes America's top dog

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Big steps for giant schnauzer could lead to dogdom's mighty prize at Westminster. More>>

First blood test to help diagnose brain injuries gets US OK

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The first blood test to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval. More>>

Berkeley declares it's a sanctuary city for marijuana users

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Berkeley has declared itself a sanctuary city for marijuana users, a largely symbolic move that bars city employees from assisting federal officials in marijuana enforcement. More>>

14 worms pulled from woman's eye after rare infection

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Doctors pull 14 worms from eye of Oregon woman in rare case of infection spread by flies. More>>

California teacher defends anti-military comments

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City Council members in the Los Angeles suburb of Pico Rivera passed a resolution Tuesday night condemning and asking for the resignation of one of their colleagues who called members of the U.S. military "the lowest of our low.". More>>

Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks Video included

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A man who set off small bombs on a New York City street and at a charity race in New Jersey is set to be sentenced to a mandatory term of life in prison. More>>

Suspect texted detective, not wife, about girlfriend's death

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A Florida man is facing a murder charge after authorities say he mistakenly sent text messages to the detective who was investigating the death of his live-in girlfriend. More>>

Sexual assault reports against Wynn filed with Vegas police

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Two women have come forward saying casino mogul Steve Wynn sexually assaulted them in the 1970s. More>>

NOLA Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting

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The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the shooting deaths of two men just a couple of miles from Tuesday's Mardi Gras activities. More>>

Is inflation rising as investors fear? 5 ways to keep track

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After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation _ or the fear of it _ is back. More>>

Trump aims for moon, pulls back on space station, telescopes

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The Trump administration wants NASA out of the International Space Station by 2025 and private businesses running the place. More>>

ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrant IDs

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A lawyer for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants' identities. More>>

Judge rules against Trump in case over immigration program

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Federal judge rules President Donald Trump's administration didn't offer 'legally adequate reasons' for ending program that spared many immigrants from deportation if they were brought to US as kids. More>>

Deal reached on relocating evicted California homeless

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A long-running dispute over a Southern California county's plans to shut down a massive homeless encampment faces a key day in court. More>>

Costumes, beads and music: Mardi Gras comes to a close

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New Orleans' oldest parading Carnival group is honoring the city's tricentennial with floats commemorating the first century of the Crescent City. More>>

Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot during pursuit

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An off-duty police commander has been shot and killed in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot. More>>

Opioid makers gave $10M to advocacy groups amid epidemic

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A report by U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill finds that drugmakers with the biggest-selling opioid painkillers contributed $10 million over six years to outside groups that could help spread their message. More>>

Marijuana's 4/20 holiday tied to rise in fatal car crashes

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Marijuana users' April 20 holiday is linked with a slight increase in fatal U.S. car crashes. More>>

System to minimize fire not standard in Grand Canyon copter Video included

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An expert says investigators are likely to pay special attention to the type of helicopter that crashed in the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists. More>>

Family who buried wrong man sues California county

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Relatives who thought they had buried their loved one only to find out he was alive 11 days after his funeral are now suing the California county responsible for what they say started as a mix-up but became a cover-up. More>>

Hospital OKs agreement with Ohio city's last abortion clinic

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Gloria Steinem is weighing in to try to save the last abortion clinic in her Ohio hometown. More>>

The Latest: Eyewitness: Climber 'started cartwheeling'

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Rescuers are trying to reach a climber who fell on Oregon's Mount Hood and 7 others who are stranded. More>>

Farthest photos ever taken, from nearly 4 billion miles away

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The NASA spacecraft that gave us close-ups of Pluto has set a new record for the farthest photos ever taken. More>>

Atlanta-bound Delta jet makes emergency landing in Nigeria

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Delta says engine issue forced an Atlanta-bound plane to turn back and make an emergency landing in Lagos, Nigeria. More>>

USA Gymnastics: There are no other non-disclosure agreements

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USA Gymnastics, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Michigan State University have responded to initial inquiries from Congress regarding their handling of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. More>>

Michigan sex-assault trial to proceed despite girl's death

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A former school-district maintenance worker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl last summer still is expected to stand trial despite her death, which is being investigated as a homicide. More>>

Powerball winner who demands anonymity to get money

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Lawyers for a New Hampshire woman who won a $559.7 million Powerball jackpot are appearing before a judge to request that she remain anonymous. More>>

Climber rescued, others stranded on Oregon's Mount Hood

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Authorities say a climber fell several hundred feet on Oregon's Mount Hood and seven other climbers were stranded. More>>

Kansas father fighting deportation now held in Hawaii

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A federal immigration board issued a stay of deportation for a Kansas father and husband who has been in the country for more than 30 years, but his attorney says he was already on a flight to his native Bangladesh. More>>

Slain doctor's body may have been in home for months

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A scientist is charged with beating her husband, a University of Connecticut doctor, to death, and the body may have been left inside their home for months. More>>

Governor rejects GOP redistricting map as deadline looms

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Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is rejecting a Republican-drawn map of Pennsylvania's congressional districts to replace the GOP-drawn map struck down in a gerrymandering case. More>>

'LOVE' returns: Philadelphia park gets its sculpture back

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Robert Indiana's "LOVE" sculpture is returning to its home Tuesday in Philadelphia after undergoing a year of repairs. More>>

2 slain Ohio officers' families thank community for support

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The families of two Ohio police officers who were fatally shot while responding to a 911 hang-up call say they're grateful for the outpouring of support shown in the midst of their loss. More>>

Princeton professor who used slur cancels free speech course

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A Princeton University professor has canceled a course he teaches on cultural freedoms after his use of a racial slur during a class discussion led some students to walk out. More>>

The Latest: California woman fatally stabbed by friends

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An official says the man and woman arrested in the fatal stabbing of a woman found by a motorist on the side of a road were friends of the victim. More>>

Principal recalls horror that ex-student was school shooter

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Family court judge in South Carolina is hearing arguments over whether a teenager charged with killing his father at home, then a first-grader on a school playground, is to be tried as an adult _ or as a juvenile. More>>

Mail carrier admits taking bribes to deliver drug packages

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A former postal service worker has admitted accepting nearly $15,000 in cash bribes in return for intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal drugs. More>>

Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

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Comedian and actor Marty Allen has died in Las Vegas at age 95. More>>

'Adios Amazon': Tech giant sparks Georgia Capitol debate

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'Adios Amazon': Tech giant's name has become a contentious rallying cry inside the Georgia Capitol. More>>

Baltimore officers guilty in corruption saga short on heroes

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Two Baltimore detectives have been found guilty of racketeering and robbery in a trial that's part of an ongoing federal investigation into police corruption. More>>

Seattle eyes taller, denser in affordable housing proposal

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Seattle's booming tech industry has brought a massive influx of new residents with big wallets to the city, but a housing shortage has meant skyrocketing rents and home prices that have strained the finances of middle- and working-class families. More>>

Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

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Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. More>>

Flu season still getting worse; now as bad as 2009 swine flu

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US flu season, still worsening, is now as bad as the height of the 2009 swine flu pandemic. More>>

Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89

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Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89. More>>

Pick to help run 2020 Census no longer under consideration

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A political science professor is no longer under consideration for a key position running the 2020 Census. More>>

Olympic swimmer says she wants to save others from sex abuse Video included

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Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors says her former coach "stole so much" from her in the decade she alleges he sexually abused her starting when she was a minor. More>>

Grand Canyon copter crashed on tribal land with fewer rules Video included

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4 survivors of deadly tour helicopter crash in Grand Canyon airlifted to Nevada hospital; chopper was carrying 6 British tourists, pilot. More>>

Democrats retain Minnesota Senate seat in swing territory

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Democrats in Minnesota are claiming more evidence of momentum after they retained a state Senate seat in a special election. More>>

Milwaukee prosecutors charge jail staff in inmate's death

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Prosecutors filed criminal charges against three Milwaukee County jail staffers for their role in the dehydration death of an inmate who spent a week without water. More>>

Northeast Corridor tunnel backers feel shorted by Trump plan

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Proponents of $13B project to build a new rail tunnel between New York and New Jersey are panning President Donald Trump's infrastructure proposal. More>>

Venerable B-52 may outlive snazzier, younger bombers

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The Air Force says the venerable B-52 bomber, which that gained lasting fame in Vietnam as an aerial terror, is now likely to outlive its younger, far snazzier brother bombers, the swept-wing B-1 and the stealthy B-2. More>>

Teen accused of killing dad, boy describes shootings on tape

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Judge to decide on adult trial for teen who was 14 when South Carolina authorities say he killed his father and then fired at an elementary school playground during recess, killing a 6-year-old and wounding another student and teacher. More>>

California lawmakers boost dam checks after near disaster

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California would beef up dam inspections under legislation sent to Gov. Jerry Brown a year after a near disaster prompted the evacuation of nearly 200,000 residents. More>>

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