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Dem, GOP leaders to get classified briefings on Russia probe

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2 House lawmakers and allies of President Donald Trump are set to meet with top intelligence officials. More>>

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North Korea demolishes nuclear site ahead of Trump summit

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North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists. More>>

Bucks' Brown decries 'police intimidation' during arrest

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Community groups in Milwaukee are criticizing police over newly released body-camera footage of Bucks player Sterling Brown's January arrest. More>>

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn't brake

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Federal investigators say the autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her but didn't stop automatically because emergency braking was disabled. More>>

Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

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China says it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade. More>>

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

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A top North Korean official says recent comments by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence were "stupid" and "ignorant" and again warns the country is willing to pull out of a planned summit with Trump. More>>

London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

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A couple have been found guilty of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their London backyard. More>>

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

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Yemeni island of Socotra pounded by Cyclone Mekunu, on a path to strike Oman this weekend. More>>

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

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Tens of thousands of casino employees could walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1. More>>

What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

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With its popularity threatened and critics stretching all the way to the White House, the NFL tries to get past the debate over taking a knee during the national anthem but seems to muddle the issue even more. More>>

Critics: NFL decision chooses mainstream appeal over players

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Critics say the NFL's decision to force players to stand during the national anthem if on the field say the policy prioritizes the league's mainstream appeal over athletes. More>>

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

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Rookie Jayson Tatum had 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals. More>>

Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

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Capitals win Game 7, advance to Stanley Cup Final for first time since 1998. More>>

Trump administration explores tariffs on autos, auto parts

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As trade talks with Mexico and Canada stall, Trump administration explores whether tariffs are needed on auto imports. More>>

Wyoming courts tech behind cryptocurrency to entice business

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Companies flock to register in Wyoming after bold push for hyped new technology but results remain virtual. More>>

Amazon urged not to sell facial recognition tool to police

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The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups are asking Amazon to stop marketing a facial recognition tool to police. More>>

Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

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An international team of investigators say that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit. More>>

Maui's Kapalua Bay Beach tops Dr. Beach's best beach list

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A crescent-shaped beach on Maui scores the top slot on Dr. Beach's annual list of best beaches _ and don't worry, it's nowhere near the volcano. More>>

APNewsbreak: Pentagon adopts new cellphone restrictions

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APNewsBreak: The Defense Department has approved new restrictions for the use of mobile phones and some other electronic devices in the Pentagon where classified information is present or discussed. More>>

Lawmakers: Funding, urgency lacking in Olympic abuse crisis

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Lawmakers used a House subcommittee hearing get answers about the U.S. Olympic Committee's slow-moving response to a steadily widening sex-abuse scandal in Olympic sports. More>>

Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain

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Many cancer patients juggle care along with financial pain. More>>

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

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In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did. More>>

Hall of fame to redo soccer star Brandi Chastain plaque

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Social media is finding little to like about the likeness on a plaque honoring retired soccer champion Brandi Chastain. More>>

Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples

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Legend of Loch Ness Monster will be tested with DNA samples. More>>

China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

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China says it has not yet found any explanation for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure while working in the southern city of Guangzhou. More>>

Study offers new look at why our brains evolved to be so big

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A new study suggests our brains evolved to be so big largely to cope with the environmental demands our ancestors faced. More>>

Judge: President can't block critics on Twitter

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A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. More>>

Texas shooting survivors seek purpose in shadow of Parkland

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Texas school shooting survivors search for purpose in shadow of Parkland attack. More>>

The Latest: Trump orders probe of tariffs for cars, trucks

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Trump directs Commerce Department to investigate whether tariffs are needed on the import of automobiles into the US. More>>

After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list

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From the design of school buildings to video games, here's what the gun lobby says leads to school shootings. More>>

Mexican Mafia busted for running crime in LA County jails Video included

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U.S. prosecutors have charged more than 80 members of the violent Mexican Mafia gang with taking part in a conspiracy to run drugs and carry out violent assaults ordered from inside Los Angeles County jails. More>>

Yulia Skripal says recovery from poisoning 'slow, painful'

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Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her father in a nerve agent attack, says their recovery has been slow and painful, in her first public statement since the poisoning. More>>

Facebook chief faces EU grilling over his 'digital monster'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces senior European Union lawmakers later Tuesday to answer questions about a scandal over the alleged misuse of the data of millions of Facebook users. More>>

Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

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NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star-Spangled Banner" but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. More>>

Stylist: Man with Vegas gunman's name talked concert attack

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Police in Las Vegas are promising to release dispatch logs and additional officer reports about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More>>

Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane Video included

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Production wells at a geothermal plant under threat by lava flowing from Hawaii's volcano have been plugged to prevent toxic gases from seeping out. More>>

Teacher's win in Kentucky points to November potential

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A teacher has scored an upset in a Kentucky legislative race. Could this be a sign of things to come in November?. More>>

Family rejoices at finding of soldier's World War II plane

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When Tom Kelly's relatives got word almost 74 years to the date that his World War II B-24 bomber had finally been found a wave of exhilaration and grief washed over them. More>>

Milwaukee chief apologizes for arrest of Bucks guard Brown

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Milwaukee police are poised to release body camera footage from the officers who used a stun-gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown during a January arrest. More>>

Pompeo: Fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un Video included

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The United States and South Korea are laboring to keep the highly anticipated U.S. summit with North Korea on track. More>>

Seething over Russia probe, Trump tears into 'spygate' Video included

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President Donald Trump is increasing the pressure on the Justice Department. More>>

AP source: Jared Kushner granted security clearance

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White House adviser Jared Kushner _ who's President Donald Trump's son-in-law _ has been granted a permanent security clearance, according to a person with knowledge of the decision but wasn't authorized to speak publicly about the matter. More>>

Trump launches probe into auto imports, possible tariffs

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President Donald Trump is predicting that U.S. automakers and auto workers will be "very happy" with the outcome of talks over the North American Free Trade Agreement. More>>

The Latest: Milwaukee NAACP head: No reason to use stun gun

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The president of the NAACP in Milwaukee says he doesn't see anything in a newly released police body-camera video that would warrant officers using a stun gun on Bucks guard Sterling Brown. More>>

Critics see no end to foreign favors to Trump businesses

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Quid pro Trump? Critics fear nothing to stop foreign government favors to Trump businesses. More>>

Scars, unexploded bombs have lingered since Philippine siege

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The southern Philippine city of Marawi is marking the anniversary of a five-month siege by Islamic State group-aligned fighters with hundreds of displaced still in emergency shelters and the lingering threat of militants and unexploded bombs. More>>

US employee in China reported strange sounds, pressure

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The State Department says a U.S. government employee in southern China reported abnormal sensations of sound and pressure. More>>

Foreign media depart on train for North Korean nuclear site

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North Korea allows South Korean journalists to cover nuke test closing, after protest over military exercises. More>>

Emergency call: 'I got attacked by a mountain lion'

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Recordings of emergency calls about a fatal cougar attack in Washington state over the weekend detail how a dispatcher calmly struggled to figure out where it occurred and how worried the surviving victim was about his friend. More>>

Philip Roth: a generation's defining voice

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In the self-imposed retirement of his final years, Philip Roth remained curious and removed from the world he had shocked and had shocked him in return. More>>

High hopes but tough road for black woman in governor's race

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Georgia attorney and romance novelist Stacey Abrams has a tough road ahead as she campaigns to become America's first black female governor. More>>

3 more teens charged in death of Maryland police officer

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A 16-year-old charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Baltimore County police officer has been ordered held without bail by a judge who called him a "one-man crime wave.". More>>

BE MINE: Maker of candy hearts, Necco Wafers sold at auction

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The 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day is up for grabs in bankruptcy court. More>>

Estimated 7,000 bodies may be buried at former asylum

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Officials in Mississippi believe the remains of as many as 7,000 former patients at an asylum could be lying in an empty, grassy field on a university campus. More>>

Cohen distances himself from tax-cheating "Taxi King"

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President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is distancing himself from an associate in the taxi industry who pleaded guilty to tax fraud. More>>

APNewsBreak: Prosecutor interviewing Schneiderman accusers

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A special prosecutor has started interviewing women whose abuse allegations led to former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's resignation. More>>

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

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Scientists now can estimate how much the different types of life on Earth weigh and humans don't nearly measure up to plants, bacteria or even earthworms. More>>

Pompeo: US will fight Russian interference in 2018 elections

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Trump administration will not tolerate Russian interference in the 2018 congressional midterm elections. More>>

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

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Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist celebrated as a fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, died Tuesday night at age 85. More>>

Pakistani teen slain at Texas school is buried in hometown

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The body of a 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas has arrived in the port city of Karachi, where her family lives. More>>

Georgia Democrat challenges racial barrier in governor race

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Several of Tuesday's nomination races end well for female candidates, one winning a chance to become the first black female governor in U.S. history. More>>

AP Explains: American football's niche following in Japan

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AP Explains: American football with niche following in Japan. More>>

Harden scores 30, Rockets even series at 2 games apiece

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James Harden scored 30 points, Chris Paul had 27 and the Houston Rockets sustained the latest second-half flurry by Stephen Curry, evening the Western Conference finals at 2 games apiece with a 95-92 win. More>>

Social media under microscope in emotive Irish abortion vote

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Debate is raging in Ireland over whether to lift the country's decades-old ban on abortion. More>>

Texas school shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied

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The father of a 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Houston-area high school says the teenager doesn't own any guns and that perhaps his son was being bullied. More>>

Rights group: Rohingya insurgents massacred Myanmar Hindus

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Amnesty International says Rohingya insurgents massacred Hindus in Myanmar last year. More>>

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

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A woman has filed a lawsuit in New York against R. Kelly, claiming the singer sexually assaulted her, locked her in rooms for punishment and infected her with herpes; his representatives have not responded to comment requests. More>>

Laurel, Yanny or ... covfefe? White House joins in on debate

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The White House is getting in on the viral debate over whether people hear the names "Laurel" or "Yanny" in a much-shared audio clip. More>>

Judge orders law firm of Stormy Daniels' lawyer to pay $10M

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A federal judge has ordered the law firm of Stormy Daniels' attorney to pay $10 million to a former lawyer who claimed he was owed millions and that the firm had misstated its profits. More>>

Trump rallies abortion opponents to vote for Republicans Video included

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Trump offers catnip to conservative voters with a new administration push to strip funding from Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics. More>>

Correction: Primary Rdp story

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Four states cast ballots Tuesday as the 2018 midterm elections take shape. More>>

The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers 'I'm sorry'

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing for the internet giant's failure to prevent some of the internet tools it has developed from being misused. More>>

Tickle Me, Fleury: Vegas goalie tickles Jets player's ear

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Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful in Vegas' playoff win over Winnipeg. More>>

Cohen partner pleads guilty in deal requiring cooperation

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A longtime business partner of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pleaded guilty to tax fraud in a deal that requires him to cooperate in any ongoing investigations. More>>

Vegas casino workers OK strike that may hobble famed resorts

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Hundreds of unionized Las Vegas casino workers have voted on whether to call for a citywide strike that could have huge implications for the tourist-dependent destination. More>>

Workers plugging energy wells as lava flows nearby Video included

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The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. More>>

Italy: PM pick had library pass, no official status at NYU

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The 5-Star Movement is defending its premier candidate against reports that he padded his resume with elite international universities. More>>

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

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Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist celebrated as a fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, died Tuesday night at age 85. More>>

The Latest: Texas Dem deemed too liberal by own party loses

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Polls in eastern Kentucky have closed on another multi-state primary day ahead of the November midterms. More>>

The Latest: Vegas casino workers OK strike for June or later

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Thousands of unionized Las Vegas casino employees vote to authorize a strike. More>>

Trump won't say if he has confidence in Rosenstein

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Top FBI, Justice Department officials agree to "review" highly classified information from Russia probe with lawmakers. More>>

Congress moves to dismantle key post-crisis bank rules

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Congress is moving to dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks to prevent a recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lost jobs and foreclosed homes. The House was to approve legislation to roll back the Dodd-Frank law. More>>

Parents go to court to boot 30-year-old son from home

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In a real-life case of "Failure to Launch," an upstate New York judge has ordered a 30-year-old man to move out of his parents' house after they went to court to eject him. More>>

Trump, Moon try to keep NKorea summit on track amid doubts Video included

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Trump's summit with North Korea is drawing near amid growing anxiety among Trump and his allies over how he can score a victory on the world stage. More>>

Palestinians ask ICC to investigate alleged crimes by Israel

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Palestinian foreign minister arrives at International Criminal Court to ask for Israeli settlement policy investigation. More>>

Sheriff: Suspect in Florida standoff, gunfire, found dead

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Multiple law enforcement agencies have surrounded a Panama City, Florida, apartment building where an active shooter is barricaded inside. More>>

Teen suspect in Maryland officer's slaying held without bail

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Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured. More>>

Trump appeals again to delay 'Apprentice' contestant's suit

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President Donald Trump wants New York's highest court to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing. More>>

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries. More>>

The Latest: Pompeo says NK could benefit from US investment

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President Donald Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is still weeks away, but a colorful commemorative coin of the two leaders is ready to go. More>>

APNewsBreak: McDonald's workers file sex harassment claims

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Two national advocacy groups are teaming up to lodge sexual harassment complaints against McDonald's on behalf of 10 women who have worked at the fast food restaurant in nine cities. More>>

A farewell to the road for Paul Simon

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Paul Simon is saying farewell to the road, and with a new biography out, it offers the time for appraisal of a career that has stretched for 50 years. More>>

Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline deal

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After striking a delicate deal with the UAE on rules for airline competition, the Trump administration went to war with itself about what the agreement actually said. More>>

Women look to make mark on male-dominated marijuana industry

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Women have made inroads in the male-dominated cannabis business, but they face a "grass ceiling" as the industry grows and becomes more mainstream. More>>

Hawaii lava evacuees grow weary as uncertainty drags on Video included

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Hawaii residents forced to evacuate their homes because of lava oozing from cracks in their neighborhoods are growing weary. More>>

Facelift of Seattle's Space Needle nears completion

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Seattle's 56 year-old Space Needle is set to unveil a $100 million renovation next month against the backdrop of a booming tourism industry. More>>

Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

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Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur. More>>

What is lava haze? A look at Hawaii's latest volcanic hazard Video included

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White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass are billowing into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano pours down a hillside and into the ocean. More>>

DHS secretary says she's unaware Russia wanted Trump to win

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she is unaware of intelligence concluding that Russia favored President Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. More>>

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop has become the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world convicted of covering up child sex abuse in a test case that holds to account church hierarchy that kept silent in the face of an international pedophile crisis. More>>

For Robert Indiana, 'LOVE' was a complicated relationship

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Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s 'LOVE' series, has died at his home in Maine. More>>

All tied up: LeBron's 44 helps Cavs even series with Celtics

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LeBron's 44 lifts Cavs to 111-102 win over Celtics in Game 4. More>>

Miss Nebraska winner of Miss USA competition

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Miss Nebraska has been named Miss USA: Sarah Rose Summers beat out 50 other women from all the states and the District of Columbia. More>>

Foreign media arrive for North Korea nuke site closing

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Foreign journalists arrive in North Korea to cover the dismantling of the country's underground nuclear test site. More>>

As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

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Summit notwithstanding, North Korea's media appear to be stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger. More>>

Deadly Florida airport shooting results in plea deal for man

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Court documents filed by federal prosecutors show an Alaska man has agreed to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people last year. More>>

US, China putting trade war on hold after progress in talks

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United States and China agree to reduce massive US trade deficit but no numerical target set. More>>

Netflix says it has signed Barack and Michelle Obama

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The streaming service Netflix says Barack and Michelle Obama have signed a multi-year deal to produce films and series. More>>

Ex-coal exec chases US Senate seat despite GOP primary loss

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Despite having lost the Republican primary, convicted ex-coal baron Don Blankenship says he's going to continue his bid for U.S. Senate as a third-party candidate. More>>

Artist Robert Indiana, known for 'LOVE' series, dies at 89

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Artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s LOVE series, has died at his home in Maine. More>>

Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

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An Australian archbishop has become most the senior cleric in the world to be charged with covering up child sex abuse. More>>

The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

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AP Investigation: A top fundraiser for President Donald Trump and a senior adviser to the crown prince of Abu Dhabi ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for hundreds of millions in defense contracts from the United Arab Emirates. More>>

Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

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Syrian state TV: Government forces to resume anti-IS offensive in southern part of Damascus after evacuating civilians. More>>

Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

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The show has begun to see who will go home with the Miss USA title. More>>

Divided Supreme Court sides with businesses over workers

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A new Supreme Court will allow employers to prohibit workers from banding together to complain about pay and conditions in the workplace. More>>

Venezuela's opposition scrambles to regroup after Maduro win

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Embattled socialist incumbent Nicolas Maduro won Venezuela's presidential election by a landslide in a disputed vote marred by irregularities and mass absenteeism that led his main rivals to call for a re-run. More>>

Can the 'dealmaker' president deliver on North Korea?

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Weeks from his North Korea summit, President Donald Trump is staring down a dealmaker's worst nightmare: overpromising and under-delivering. More>>

Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos

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Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding. More>>

US demands wholesale changes in Iran policies post-nuke deal

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is laying out the Trump administration's strategy for constraining Iran's nuclear program and opposing its other behavior in the region following President Donald Trump's withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal. More>>

Stanley Cup-bound Vegas turning impossible into possible

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The Vegas Golden Knights are headed to the Stanley Cup Final after beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 to win the Western Conference final series in five games. More>>

School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas Video included

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Prosecutor tells seniors graduating from Texas high school where mass shooting occurred: 'You are entering into a war zone in this world, and it's a spiritual war zone'. More>>

FBI, Justice to 'review' classified info sought by lawmakers

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Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes. More>>

Cyclists tried to scare cougar but it attacked, killing 1

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Two friends on a morning mountain bike ride 30 miles (48 kilometers) east of Seattle were attacked by a cougar, killing one of the men and leaving the second hospitalized in what authorities described as a rare occurrence. More>>

Police search past nightfall for suspects in officer's death

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Authorities hunt for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured. More>>

Pastor: Mental illness drove man to ram car into his family

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Authorities say man intentionally rammed vehicle into a North Carolina restaurant busy with weekend lunch crowd, killing his daughter, another person and injuring several others. More>>

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

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Spectacle may trump substance when foreign journalists journey deep into the mountains of North Korea to observe the official closing ceremony of its nuclear test site. More>>

New CIA director says she'll send more spies to the field Video included

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Trump to attend swearing-in of CIA's first female director, Gina Haspel. More>>

School victims honored at Billboard Awards; Janet, BTS shine

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After celebrating her 52nd birthday and the 25th anniversary of her groundbreaking "janet.". More>>

The Latest: Iran says 'sham' US policy to reap 'ill rewards'

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the Iran nuclear deal was "a loser" with huge repercussions throughout the Middle East. More>>

US files plea deal in deadly Florida airport shooting

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Federal prosecutors have filed court documents in which the Alaska man agrees to plead guilty to a Florida airport shooting rampage that killed five people and wounded six last year. More>>

Texas mom marched after Parkland, then her town was next

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Texas mother had been inspired by survivors of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, then the very sort of extreme gun violence she was marching against arrived in her town. More>>

Gay-friendly Apple weighs North Carolina despite LGBT laws

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Gay-rights advocates are divided on a potential marriage between one of the corporations most friendly to LGBT workers and causes and North Carolina, where a law passed two years ago and still partly in effect allows discrimination against them. More>>

LGBT community cheers pope's 'God made you like this' remark

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Pope Francis' reported comments to a gay man that 'God made you like this' have been embraced by the LGBT community as another sign of Francis' desire to make gays feel welcomed and loved in the Catholic Church. More>>

The Latest: Janet Jackson honored at Billboard Awards

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Kelly Clarkson calls for moment of change after school shooting at start of Billboard Music Awards. More>>

The Latest: Russia says it downed drone near base in Syria

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Syria's military says it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and is declaring the capital and its surroundings "completely safe" and free of any militant presence. More>>

Populists' pick to be Italian premier scorns bureaucracy

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Populists pick law professor with almost no political experience, a left-leaning voting record and a reputation as a snazzy dresser to be Italy's premier. More>>

Trump pulls back from brink of trade war with China

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Trade war between China, US put on hold after talks aimed at reducing America's massive trade deficit with Beijing. More>>

Gunmen try to corner police reacting to shots in French city

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A French newspaper is reporting that hooded men shot at young people near a Marseille culture center. More>>

Trump thrusts abortion fight into crucial midterm elections Video included

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The Trump administration is resurrecting a Reagan-era rule that would ban federally funded family planning clinics from discussing abortion with women, or sharing space with abortion providers. More>>

Trials for violent protest framed as Trump vs the resistance

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A series of trials over a violent inauguration day protest has turned into a long-term battle of wits between the Justice Department and a grassroots political opposition network that calls itself 'the resistance.'. More>>

Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41

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Stephen Curry got his groove back to score 35 points with five 3-pointers, and the Golden State Warriors made a second-half statement to beat the Rockets 126-85 for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals. More>>

AP names Susannah George as intelligence reporter

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The Associated Press has announced that award-winning journalist Susannah George will join its Washington bureau as an intelligence reporter. More>>

'Deadpool 2' ends Avengers' box-office reign, rakes in $125M

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Deadpool and his foul-mouthed crew of misfits and malcontents have taken down the Avengers. More>>

Investigators finally get look at materials from Cohen raid

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Criminal investigators are finally getting to study materials seized in raids on the home and office of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. More>>

Britain basks in royal wedding afterglow; grave gets bouquet Video included

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The royal family has thanked people who attended or watched the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

Police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear Video included

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Questions remain about the police response to a shooting at a high school outside Houston that killed 10 people. More>>

CIA's Haspel can tap undercover work in Russian operations

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Scrutiny of Gina Haspel's CIA career has been focused on her role in the agency's former harsh interrogation program, but it's her experience with Russian operations that she will tap as she takes over at a time of rising tension with Moscow. More>>

Facebook: We're better at policing nudity than hate speech

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Facebook report reveals its screening system is better at detecting some forms of offensive content than others. More>>

Sea otters rebound but struggle to regain historic range

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Despite decades of government protection, southern sea otters on West Coast still only occupy about a fraction of their historic range. More>>

German-Russian pipeline takes shape despite US protests

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American officials say a pipeline project between Russia and Germany risks triggering U.S. sanctions because of security concerns. More>>

Company in Cuba plane crash had received safety complaints

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The Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Havana, killing 110 people aboard, has been the subject of two serious complaints over the last decade, according to authorities in Guyana and a retired pilot for Cuba's national airline. More>>

Rhino in San Diego pregnant, could help save subspecies

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A southern white rhino named Victoria has become pregnant through artificial insemination at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. More>>

Maduro declared winner in disputed Venezuela election

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Venezuelans vote Sunday in a presidential election with Nicolas Maduro expected to win a second six-year term, despite a deepening crisis that's made food scarce and inflation soar as oil production in the once wealthy nation plummets. More>>

The Latest: Maduro celebrates re-election, urges dialogue

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Pope Francis is praying that "beloved" Venezuela's people and rulers will wisely choose peace and unity as the nation elects a new president. More>>

Iraq's al-Sadr, promising reform, is constrained by Iran

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Iraq's Muqtada al-Sadr, the maverick Shiite cleric whose political coalition beat out Iran's favored candidates to come in first in national elections, says he wants to form a government that puts Iraqis first. More>>

For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy Video included

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Among the 10 people killed in the mass shooting at a Texas high school were a Pakistani exchange student, a substitute teacher with a "lust for life" and a boy whose sense of humor made him impossible to not like. More>>

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Lava has destroyed four homes and left dozens of others in the shadow of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano isolated, forcing more residents to plan for a possible evacuation. More>>

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Look closely enough at the 2018 midterm campaign and you'll see the stirrings of a Democratic scramble to reclaim the White House from President Donald Trump. More>>

Texas mourners endure grief that 'none of us can comprehend' Video included

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The suspect in the Texas school shooting pointed at one person and declared: "I'm going to kill you." Then he fired. More>>

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Authorities say man intentionally drove his car into a North Carolina restaurant, killing his daughter and another person and injured more people. More>>

As Trump pressures DOJ, Giuliani says probe may end by Sept

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President Donald Trump says he'll demand that the Justice Department review whether the department or the FBI infiltrated his presidential campaign for political purposes, and whether any demands or requests came from the Obama administration. More>>

Expansion Vegas Golden Knights advance to Stanley Cup Final

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Ryan Reaves scored the winning goal, Marc-Andre Fleury made 31 saves and the Vegas Golden Knights pushed their remarkable expansion season into the Stanley Cup Final, beating the Winnipeg Jets 2-1 in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. More>>

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President's lawyer says special counsel Robert Mueller could conclude his probe by September if Trump agrees to an interview. More>>

'Shoplifters' wins Palme d'Or, grand prize to Spike Lee

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The National Rifle Association's incoming president is blaming the latest deadly school shooting on youngsters "steeped in a culture of violence.". More>>

Northern states taking down vestiges of racism, intolerance

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Vestiges of racism and intolerance slowly being moved and removed in Michigan and other northern states as calls continue in the South to take down such monuments. More>>

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Thousands of people are on the streets outside Windsor Castle after camping overnight to grab the best spots to catch a glimpse of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. More>>

Small clubs cross fingers for World Cup windfalls

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Texas shooting renews debate about whether school designs make them easy targets. More>>

Archaeologists find street of balconies in Italy's Pompeii

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Archaeologists excavating an unexplored part of Italy's volcanic ash-covered city of Pompeii have discovered a street of houses with intact balconies that were buried when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD. More>>

Episcopal bishop Curry gives royal wedding an American flair Video included

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in an Anglican service with an American flavor that mixes prayers, classical music, a gospel choir and sweet soul sounds. More>>

Guess who's coming to Windsor? Royal ceremony weds cultures

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Text of the Most Rev. Michael Curry's sermon at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. More>>

On time, on target: LeBron, Cavs pound Celtics in Game 3

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LeBron, Cavs dominate Celtics 116-86 in Game of Eastern Conference finals. More>>

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Cedric Paquette scores early, Andrei Vasilevskiy shines late, Lightning beat Capitals 3-2 in Game 5. More>>

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    Community groups in Milwaukee are criticizing police over newly released body-camera footage of Bucks player Sterling Brown's January arrest.More >
  • Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

    Ovechkin, Holtby shine in Game 7, Caps beat Lightning 4-0

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:44:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jason Behnken). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Jason Behnken). Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin celebrates a goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of Game 7 of the NHL hockey playoffs Eastern Conference finals Wednesday, May 23, 2018, in Tampa, Fla.
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  • What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    What's next? NFL sparks new questions with anthem policy

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:45 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:45:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File). FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 12, 2016, file photo, San Francisco 49ers safety Eric Reid (35) and quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles...
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  • BusinessMore>>

  • Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn't brake

    Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn't brake

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:53:23 GMT
    Federal investigators say the autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her but didn't stop automatically because emergency braking...More >
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  • Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

    Protests worldwide against US idea of auto import tariffs

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:53 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:53:17 GMT
    (Chinatopix via AP). In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Chinese customs officials inspect cars being loaded for export at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that it will "firmly defend" its rights and i...(Chinatopix via AP). In this Jan. 14, 2015 photo, Chinese customs officials inspect cars being loaded for export at a port in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province. China said Thursday, May 24, 2018, that it will "firmly defend" its rights and i...
    China says it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade.More >
    China says it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade.More >
  • Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

    Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

    Thursday, May 24 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-05-24 13:52:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Culinary Union members file into a university arena to vote on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas.  A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately aff...(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken). Culinary Union members file into a university arena to vote on whether to authorize a strike Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. A potential strike would affect 34 casino-hotels. A majority yes vote would not immediately aff...
    Tens of thousands of casino employees could walk off the job for the first time in more than three decades after union members voted to authorize a strike at any time starting June 1.More >
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