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St. Louis faith leaders urge peace, justice amid turmoil

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Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis on Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars after more than 120 people were arrested the day earlier. More>>

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Winners and losers in GOP's last-ditch health overhaul

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New GOP health care bill would redistributes hundreds of billions in federal financing; creates winners and losers. More>>

Senate intelligence chairman: Facebook should testify

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The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says Facebook should testify as part of its probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, and that the social media giant "seems to have been less than forthcoming" with Congress. More>>

Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'

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Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability'. More>>

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

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Common Core used in most states that initially adopted it, despite continue debate over standards' effect. More>>

Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

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The board of the nation's largest irrigation district rejected participation in Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion plan to build two giant tunnels to re-engineer California's north-south water delivery system, dealing a major blow to the project. More>>

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

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A 23-year-old white man was arrested Tuesday and accused of cold-bloodedly killing two black men and shooting up a black family's home in a string of attacks police say may have been racially motivated. More>>

Officer who shot Ga Tech student had been on job 16 months

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Three people were arrested during protest after a vigil for a Georgia Tech student fatally shot by campus police last weekend. More>>

Washington state school shooting suspect pleads not guilty

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A 15-year-old boy has pleaded not guilty in a school shooting that left one classmate dead and three wounded in Washington state. More>>

States expand investigation of opioid makers, distributors

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States are asking for records from companies that make and distribute prescription opioid painkillers. More>>

Earth sweltered to 3rd hottest August, summer on record

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Federal meteorologists calculate that Earth baked to the third hottest August and summer on record. More>>

Cloudy, cool August restrains melt of Arctic sea ice

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Arctic sea ice levels this summer weren't a record low for a change, only the 8th lowest seen. More>>

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for threatened wildlife. More>>

APNewsBreak: California wants millions to fund water project

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California is increasing the pressure for millions of state water users to help pay for a $16 billion project to re-engineer the state's water system. More>>

Giant antennas in New Mexico search for cosmic discoveries

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Astronomers are using an array of giant antennas in the New Mexico desert for a years-long project aimed at producing the sharpest view ever of such a large portion of the sky using radio waves. More>>

Ex-tennis star Blake testifies about his mistaken arrest

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Former pro tennis star James Blake's mistaken arrest in New York City has become the subject of a disciplinary trial for the arresting officer, who's accused of using excessive force. More>>

After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

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The High Holy Days have taken on greater significance for Florida's large Jewish community after the ravages of Hurricane Irma. More>>

Police give room to St. Louis protests until trouble starts

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Police give wide berth to St. Louis protesters, at least until trouble starts. More>>

Equifax says it had a security breach earlier in the year

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Equifax had a separate security breach earlier this year, raising additional questions about company's security practices. More>>

The Latest: Neighbor talks about her house being shot up

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Authorities say a 23-year-old white Baton Rouge man has been arrested and will be charged with murder in the fatal shootings of two black men in attacks that police said may have been racially motivated. More>>

Lawsuit aims to block oil drilling on US land in Nevada

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Environmentalists have sued a U.S. agency to try to stop it from allowing oil and gas drilling on federal land in Nevada. More>>

Man sentenced for trying to sell satellite secrets to Russia

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A Southern California engineer who worked for a defense contractor has been sentenced to five years in prison for selling sensitive satellite information to an undercover FBI employee he thought was a Russian agent. More>>

White man accused of killing 2 blacks had Hitler speech

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Authorities say a 23-year-old white man has been arrested and accused of killing two black men and firing on a black family. More>>

Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant

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U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas. More>>

Florida's Irma outages continue despite power grid upgrades

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More than 300,000 customers in Florida remain without power more than nine days after Hurricane Irma, but electric industry experts say it could have been worse without recent power grid upgrades. More>>

Q&A: US, Mexican policies on arriving Haitians vary

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Questions and answers about US, Mexican policies on Haitians. More>>

Activist urges walrus rafts in absence of Arctic sea ice

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An environmental activist wants the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reconsider anchored rafts in the ocean to provide walruses with a platform to rest. More>>

For a new Key West resident, Irma was her welcome-to-town

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Prudence Duchene moved to Key West on the day Irma was named, and rode out the storm in a courthouse there. More>>

Senate GOP musters final push to erase Obama health care law

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Senate Republicans are planning a final, uphill push to erase President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

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When a former St. Louis police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. More>>

Veteran who fought library attacker among 18 Carnegie Heroes

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An Army veteran who fended off a mentally ill man who tried to attack a chess class the veteran was teaching at an Illinois public library is among 18 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism. More>>

Interior chief urges shrinking 4 national monuments in West

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, along with management changes to several other sites. More>>

4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's recommendation to shrink four sprawling national monuments in the U.S. West jeopardizes protections for ancient cliff dwellings, scenic canyons and habitat for threatened wildlife. More>>

11-year-old boy gets lawn-mowing gig at White House

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The president got what you might call a grassroots display of support at the White House, welcoming an 11-year-old Virginia boy who offered to help cut the lawn. More>>

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

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Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been living in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January have emerged from isolation. More>>

3 arrested during protest at Georgia Tech after vigil

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Georgia Tech alerted students to shelter indoors because of violent protests on campus Monday night after police fatally shot a student over the weekend. More>>

State, federal authorities proposing new rules on Equifax

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State, federal authorities proposing tougher regulations against Equifax and credit monitoring industry. More>>

Floods, fires, other disasters add stress to state budgets

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Natural disasters such as this summer's hurricanes and wildfires can put a strain on state budgets, especially those experiencing an economic slowdown. More>>

Young immigrants shout down Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi

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U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been shouted down at a San Francisco event by young immigrants protesting her conversations with President Donald Trump on immigration policy. More>>

The Latest: 3 arrested in protest at Georgia Tech

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Investigators say a Georgia Tech student who was killed by campus police was the one who called police to report a possibly intoxicated person holding a knife and possibly armed with a gun. More>>

AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods

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A U.S. government hotline received three reports of spills at a heavily polluted Superfund toxic waste site near Houston after Harvey flooding, and aerial photographs appear to show black-colored water surrounding the waste site, flowing out a bayou. More>>

The Latest: Ivanka Trump pursues her own agenda at UN

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President Donald Trump presses the need for reform at the United Nations as he makes his debut address to a session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York. More>>

US immigrants sue over Trump's end of deportation protection

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Six immigrants brought to the United States as children who became teachers, graduate students and a lawyer are suing the Trump administration over its decision to end a program shielding them from deportation. More>>

SW Florida residents clear sodden homes in scorching heat

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Hundreds of thousands of Floridians are still without power more than a week after Hurricane Irma slammed into the state. More>>

Organizers end Monday protests; more set for Tuesday Video included

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St. Louis police arrested dozens of people as protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged with killing a black suspect went from nonviolent demonstrations to vandalism for the third consecutive night. More>>

Wisconsin governor signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

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Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in southeastern Wisconsin, a deal he says will provide thousands of jobs for generations. More>>

Key Equifax executives departing after huge data breach

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Two executives at center of Equifax breach are leaving the company. More>>

Charter bus barrels into NYC bus, killing 3 and injuring 16

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The Fire Department of New York says one person is dead and seven others are severely injured after a city bus and a tour bus collided in Queens. More>>

Cops: Ammo, manifesto seized in school shooting suspect home

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Court documents say guns, ammunition, and a Molotov cocktail were seized last week from the home of a Washington state high school sophomore accused of fatally shooting a classmate and wounding three other students. More>>

Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers

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Convicted church shooter Dylann Roof has filed documents seeking to fire his appellate attorneys because one is Jewish and the other is Indian. More>>

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

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Crowds protesting police verdict make good on promise to disrupt St. Louis business. More>>

Seattle councilman becomes the city's 3rd mayor in a week

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Seattle has its third mayor in less than a week, after former Mayor Ed Murray resigned amid allegations he sexually abused teenage boys decades ago. More>>

2 Baton Rouge slayings add to an already bloody year there

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A 23-year-old white man whom police call a "person of interest" in the fatal shootings of two black men in Baton Rouge has been released from jail after his arrest on drug charges. More>>

Officer in nurse arrest was reprimanded for sex harassment

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Police documents show a Utah officer caught on video dragging a nurse from a hospital and putting her in handcuffs had previously been reprimanded for sexually harassing a female co-worker. More>>

GOP lawmakers: Move Appalachian agency out of Washington

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Two powerful Kentucky Republicans are sponsoring a bill that would move an economic development agency that helps Appalachia out of Washington. More>>

Study prompts call to examine flu vaccine and miscarriage

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A puzzling study of U.S. pregnancies suggests that women who received yearly vaccinations against swine flu between 2010 and 2012 had more miscarriages than others. More>>

AP NewsBreak: Medicare card remake to protect seniors

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Medicare cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. More>>

Chappelle and Oliver make #DCPublicSchools an internet hit

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What started as a fun throwaway line at the Emmy Awards has turned into an unexpected flood of attention for the Washington DC public school system. More>>

Photographer who died in Vietnam named honorary Marine

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A photographer from Wisconsin believed to be the first female American journalist killed in a war has become an honorary Marine. More>>

Correction: Georgia Tech Student Killed story

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Campus police shot and killed a Georgia Tech student who they say was advancing on officers with a knife. More>>

Farewell Cassini: Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive Video included

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn is closing in on its fiery finish, following a remarkable voyage of 20 years. More>>

Trump's childhood home becomes showcase for refugees

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President Donald Trump's childhood home had some new occupants over the weekend _ refugees. More>>

Disability backlog tops 1 million; thousands die on waitlist

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More than 1 million people who have been denied disability benefits from Social Security are waiting for new hearings. More>>

Cassini spacecraft: 'Magnifying glass' at Saturn until end Video included

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft took "a magnifying glass" to Saturn, its moons and rings. More>>

2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated, police say

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Authorities in Baton Rouge say there is a "strong possibility" that the slayings of two black men last week were racially motivated. More>>

Fierce storms haven't slowed growth along US coastlines

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A new Associated Press analysis shows that rising sea levels and fierce storms have failed to stop relentless population growth along U.S. coasts in recent years. More>>

US coastal growth continues despite lessons of past storms

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Population growth and development along U.S. coastlines are increasing faster than in inland areas, potentially putting more people and buildings in the path of future destruction from violent storms and rising sea levels. More>>

Harvey recovery czar faces limits to 'future-proofing' Texas

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The man overseeing Texas' Hurricane Harvey rebuilding efforts sees his job as "future-proofing" before the next disaster, but he will face the same political and bureaucratic challenges that have long stalled meaningful storm protection improvements. More>>

Equifax: Lesser impact from breach to UK residents

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Equifax says impact from security breach on British consumers is less severe than in U.S. More>>

APExclusive: Chelsea Manning says she not a traitor

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Chelsea Manning is addressing a conference in Nantucket, her second public appearance since being released from a military prison in May. More>>

Trump to campaign for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange

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President Donald Trump says he's hitting the campaign trail next week for Alabama Sen. Luther Strange. More>>

Request denied: States try to block access to public records

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State lawmakers introduce dozens of bills to close or limit public access to government records. More>>

Scientists: Ash tree species pushed to brink of extinction

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Five prominent species of ash tree in the eastern U.S. have been driven to the brink of extinction from years of lethal attack by a beetle. More>>

The Latest: Dozens arrested after St. Louis vandalism Video included

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Demonstrators are expected to reconvene near St. Louis Sunday afternoon for a third day of protests following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

Warm waters off West Coast has lingering effects for salmon

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The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the domino-effect it is having on Northwest salmon and steelhead. More>>

Police report arrests in 3rd night of demonstrations

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Protesters smashed windows with trash cans and left dozens of businesses damaged in a second night of violence after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

Veteran Albuquerque TV reporter killed in helicopter crash

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A longtime reporter at an Albuquerque TV station has died after the news helicopter he was piloting crashed in central New Mexico. More>>

Pharmacist in deadly meningitis outbreak heading to trial

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A Massachusetts pharmacist who oversaw the rooms where tainted drugs that caused a deadly meningitis outbreak were made is heading to trial this week. More>>

Officials: Returning Keys residents must be self-sustaining

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Officials in Florida are going door-to-door warning residents who live near the Withlacoochee River north of the Tampa Bay area of the potential for record-high flooding in the coming days. More>>

'Red flag' calls signaled post-Irma deaths at nursing home

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Three days after Hurricane Irma hit Florida, the first 911 call from the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills came in. Then came another call. Then another. More>>

Mars research subjects to emerge after 8 months of isolation Video included

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Six NASA-backed space psychology research subjects are set to emerge Sunday after eight months of isolation together in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii Volcano. More>>

Study shows hormone pills don't shorten older women's lives

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The longest follow-up study yet on menopausal hormone pills suggests they don't shorten older women's lives. More>>

California legislators approve 'sanctuary state' bill

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The head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says California's so-called "sanctuary state" bill that would limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities prioritizes politics over public safety. More>>

Porsche plows into spectators at Idaho car show; 11 hurt

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A sports car driver taking part in a car show on Saturday plowed into a crowd of spectators in Boise, Idaho, injuring eight. More>>

Jury: Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

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Jury finds Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate to appease horror character Slender Man. More>>

Child care choices limited for those working outside 9-to-5

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Parents who work outside traditional business hours often have few options when it comes to child care for their children. More>>

2nd night of violence in St. Louis after ex-cop acquitted Video included

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Activists say they will meet again Saturday to plan further protests after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

The Latest: Some public transportation halted after violence

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Activists say they will meet again Saturday to plan further protests after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man. More>>

US aviator who helped form Israeli Air Force dies at 94

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An American aviator who helped form the Israeli Air Force and served in Israel's first fighter squadron has died at 94. More>>

Summer may be getting longer in waters off New England

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A group of scientists says the number of days of summer-like temperatures in the waters off New England has increased, and that could have significant ramifications for storms and commercial fisheries. More>>

Union: Thousands of firefighters didn't work during Harvey

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Thousands of Houston firefighters were told to stay home at the height of Harvey's flooding. More>>

Suspected school gunman had been suspended for threats

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Officials at the high school in Washington state where a student is accused of fatally shooting a classmate knew the suspect had brought notes to school threatening violence and had suspended the boy. More>>

Questions of gun planting, outburst key in officer's verdict

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A judge's decision to acquit an officer of murder in the death of a black suspect came down to two major questions: Did he plant a gun, and did he premeditate the shooting. More>>

'Pharma Bro' locked up with terrorism and mob suspects

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'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli in fortress-like federal lockup; lack of internet the least of his inconveniences. More>>

Mom who rushed to school shooting scene had purse stolen

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Authorities in eastern Washington state are looking for someone they say stole a purse from the vehicle of a parent who rushed to check on a child following a high school shooting. More>>

California lawmakers approve presidential primary in March

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California lawmakers have voted to move the state's presidential primary three months earlier to give the nation's most populous state more influence in choosing the nominees. More>>

Teen wanted for deportation is accused of California killing

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Authorities say federal agents were tracking a young immigrant who was facing deportation when he fatally shot a popular community volunteer during a robbery in San Francisco. More>>

Beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

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Hollywood is mourning the loss of beloved character actor Harry Dean Stanton. More>>

Appeals court taking foie gras off the menu in California

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A federal appeals court has reinstated a California ban on foie gras, the fatty duck and goose liver delicacy. More>>

Man turns himself in on Texas murder charge from '62 slaying

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An attorney for a man who turned himself in for a 1962 fatal shooting in Texas says he was tired of having an arrest warrant haunting him and was weary of living under an assumed name. More>>

Seminary cancels talk by priest who urges dialogue with gays

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The seminary of the Catholic University of America has canceled a talk by a popular Jesuit writer who urges compassion for gays within the church, and the university's president says he opposes that decision. More>>

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

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The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices just before Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission. More>>

FEMA auctioned disaster trailers before Harvey made landfall

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The federal government auctioned off disaster-response trailers at fire-sale prices even as Harvey devastated southeast Texas, reducing an already diminished supply of mobile homes ahead of what could become the nation's largest-ever housing mission. More>>

Demonized Schumer and Pelosi now deal-makers with Trump

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Now, President Donald Trump genially calls them Chuck and Nancy. More>>

California bill protecting immigrants closer to approval

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California's "sanctuary state" bill that would limit police cooperation with federal immigration authorities cleared a major hurdle Friday when it was approved by the state Assembly. More>>

Man burned by caustic beer at casino eatery awarded $750,000

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A New Jersey man severely burned after drinking a beer tainted by a caustic chemical at an Atlantic City casino restaurant has been awarded $750,000. More>>

Judge: Sessions can't deny grant money for sanctuary cities

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A federal judge has ruled that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot follow through with his threat to withhold public safety grant money to Chicago and other U.S cities for refusing to impose tough immigration policies. More>>

The Latest: Chief says 10 officers hurt in St. Louis protest Video included

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A judge has acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black man. More>>

Protests follow ex-St. Louis officer's acquittal in killing Video included

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A judge has acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of a black man. More>>

Jury: Wisconsin girl mentally ill in stabbing of classmate

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Wisconsin jury will soon have case of girl who says she was delusional when she joined in stabbing attack on classmate. More>>

Character actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at age 91

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Legendary character actor Harry Dean Stanton has died at age 91. Stanton's agent John S. Kelly says the actor died Friday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. More>>

Motive still a mystery for man held in slaying of his 3 kids

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Police say 911 calls came too late to save three children found slain inside a California apartment. More>>

The Latest: Florida, N. Carolina report storm-related deaths

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A woman has died and three men are in critical condition in a suspected case of carbon monoxide poisoning caused by faulty generator use in Florida's Palm Beach County. More>>

Justice Department refocuses police reform on fighting crime

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The Justice Department says it is redoing an Obama-era program that helped troubled police departments build community trust after racially charged encounters. More>>

Dangers linger as Florida recovery picks up momentum

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Florida's post-Irma recovery includes urgent efforts to protect its vulnerable elderly residents after a string of nursing home deaths. More>>

Harvard scraps decision to give Chelsea Manning a fellowship

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Harvard University has reversed its decision to name Chelsea Manning a visiting fellow a day after CIA Director Mike Pompeo scrapped a planned appearance over the designation for Manning, a soldier who was convicted of leaking classified information. More>>

Witness tells court he tried to stop Oklahoma beheading

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A manager at an Oklahoma food processing plant has testified that he tried but failed to stop an attack three years ago in which a newly suspended co-worker attacked another employee with a butcher knife and beheaded her. More>>

Teacher on leave after boy is forced to stand during Pledge

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A Detroit-area teacher has been placed on leave after an 11-year-old boy said he was physically forced out of his chair during the Pledge of Allegiance. More>>

Irma wipes out dreams across independent-minded Florida Keys

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Hurricane Irma wipes out dreams of small-time entrepreneurs across independent-minded Florida Keys. More>>

Missouri day care provider accused setting up sham adoption

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A Missouri day care provider has been charged with taking a baby to Arkansas to arrange for her adoption without the knowledge of the girl's parents. More>>

Colleges offering legal tips, hotlines amid DACA uncertainty

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Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. More>>

The cost of free speech isn't cheap at UC Berkeley

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Heavy police presence at UC Berkeley keeps organizers, demonstrators apart for conservative talk. More>>

White ex-St. Louis cop acquitted in black suspect's killing

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Media reports and officials' preparation announcements indicate ruling in former St. Louis police officer's murder case may come Friday; Missouri governor puts National Guard on standby in case of unrest. More>>

Florida gov could get political boost for leadership in Irma

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Florida Gov. Rick Scott's response to Hurricane Irma could give the Republican a political boost as he contemplates a run for the U.S. Senate. More>>

Equifax's troubles deepen amid new disclosure about breach

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The Federal Trade Commission investigating into the security breach at credit bureau Equifax. More>>

Research on big ears, crocodile gambling wins Ig Nobels

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Scientists who discovered that old men really do have big ears and that handling crocodiles can influence gambling decisions are among this year's recipients of the Ig Nobel, the prize for absurd scientific achievement. More>>

Year after bombing, military race comes back stronger

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Organizers of a military charity race marred by terrorism a year ago say they were forced to move this year's event to a neighboring town because of more registrants. More>>

Anaheim struggles with growing homeless crisis at river camp

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Amid an uproar from residents, the city of Anaheim declared an emergency Wednesday in an attempt to cope with a ballooning homeless encampment along a popular riverbed trail and speed the addition of shelter beds. More>>

Crews remove statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from Dallas park

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Crews arranged by Dallas officials have removed a statue of Robert E. Lee from a pedestal in a park named for the Confederate general. More>>

Sewage spills add to misery in hurricane-battered Florida

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Widespread power outages in hurricane-battered Florida are causing another headache: sewage overflows. More>>

The Latest: NASA's Cassini spacecraft burns up over Saturn Video included

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn is closing in on its fiery finish, following a remarkable voyage of 20 years. More>>

Seniors fight post-hurricane heat with Popsicles, compresses Video included

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Florida emergency workers have been urged to immediately check the welfare of those in nursing homes after eight people died in a scorching facility that lost its air conditioning in the storm. More>>

Victim told suspect: I knew you would 'shoot up the school'

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Authorities say a student killed a classmate who confronted him in a hallway at a Washington state high school and wounded three others before being stopped by a custodian. More>>

The Latest: 4 to 5 arrests at Berkeley protests for speaker

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A few hundred people are protesting outside a hall where conservative Ben Shapiro is speaking at the University of California, Berkeley. More>>

Life and death of Irma: 2 weeks of fury and devastation end

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The end of 2 weeks of destruction and fear: Irma, the monster hurricane, is no more as it whimpers out in an ordinary rainstorm in the U.S. interior. More>>

North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever flight

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South Korea's military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang in a continuation of weapons tests following its sixth and most powerful nuclear test to date on Sept. 3. More>>

Video is released of 1st fatal NYPD shooting since bodycams Video included

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The New York Police Department has released bodycam footage of the first fatal police encounter captured on the devices since officers started wearing them this year. More>>

The Latest: Sirens blare, trains stop during missile flight

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South Korea's military says North Korea fired an unidentified missile from its capital Pyongyang that flew over Japan before landing in the northern Pacific Ocean. More>>

Trump dispenses hoagies, handshakes in hurricane zone

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President Donald Trump is heading to Florida to survey the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. More>>

1 soldier killed, 7 injured in Fort Bragg training exercise Video included

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An Army spokesman says multiple soldiers have been injured in an explosion during a training exercise on Fort Bragg. More>>

California crabbers use GPS to find whale-killing gear Video included

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West Coast crabbers use cellphone GPS to retrieve lost fishing gear that's snaring record numbers of whales. More>>

APNewsBreak: Walruses in Alaska may have died in stampede

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says 64 walruses died on a northwest Alaska beach, and the animals may have been killed in stampedes. More>>

Judge: Have politicians, not court, settle immigration issue

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Civil rights groups in New York want to persuade a federal judge to let them challenge President Donald Trump's planned phase-out of a program shielding young immigrants from deportation. More>>

Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus

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Selena Gomez says she has received a kidney transplant due to her struggle with lupus. More>>

Sheriff pardoned by Trump goes on comeback speaking tour

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The former Phoenix-area sheriff who was pardoned by President Donald Trump after a federal contempt-of-court conviction in an immigration case is returning to the public speaking circuit. More>>

US wildfire costs hit record $2.3 billion; season isn't over

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The U.S. government says it has already spent a record $2.3 billion fighting wildfires this year, and 64 major fires are still burning in 10 states. More>>

South Dakota court rejects law aimed at online sales taxes

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South Dakota's Supreme Court has rejected a state law aimed at collecting sales taxes from out-of-state retailers. More>>

Democrats say they have deal with Trump on young immigrants

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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday said that deporting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants brought into the country illegally is "not in our nation's interest," as he and President Donald Trump prepared to huddle with top Democrats. More>>

Trump blocks Chinese purchase of US semiconductor maker

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President Donald Trump has blocked a Chinese government-backed firm's acquisition of an American semiconductor maker. More>>

Harvey charities raise more than $350M in less than 3 weeks

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Charities raise more than $350M to help Harvey victims in three weeks since storm. More>>

O bluetiful: Crayola announces name of new blue hue

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Hello, Bluetiful. Crayola announces the name of its new blue crayon. Bluetiful was the top pick of fans during two months of online voting. More>>

Fans denounce racism with sign above Green Monster

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A few fans seated above the Green Monster held a sign denouncing racism during the fourth inning of Boston's 7-3 loss to Oakland at Fenway Park. More>>

iPhone X puts exclamation point on Apple's pricing strategy

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Apple kicks off event; $1,000 iPhone is expected. More>>

Oldest residents' safety more vulnerable during disasters

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Stories of suffering by the oldest residents in the line of hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other natural disasters seem to follow. More>>

Irma's fury in the Keys: High winds, waves, then devastation Video included

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Survivors in the Florida Keys are recalling high winds and waves when Hurricane Irma smashed ashore, a sound so loud 'it hurt your eardrums'. More>>

No AC! Millions in Florida swelter through power outages

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After Irma, millions in Florida's heat and humidity want to know: When will lights _ and the air conditioning _ be back on?. More>>

Lawyers: Teen girl Weiner sexted wanted to affect election

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Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. More>>

Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli has bail revoked, heads to jail

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A federal judge in New York is considering whether the provocative online antics of former pharmaceuticals company CEO Martin Shkreli are bad enough to put him behind bars. More>>

Hurricanes drive addiction issues into public square

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In the whirr of Hurricane Irma preparations, drug users in Miami's Overtown neighborhood stocked up on sterile water they'll use to mix their heroin and clean syringes they'll use to inject it. More>>

Response to sex abuse claims cost Seattle mayor gay support

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, beset over the past five months by sex abuse allegations, is set to resign, bringing an ignoble end to a lengthy political career in which he championed gay rights and better pay for workers. More>>

Hurricane's strike brought particular risks to the oldest

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Fatalities at a Florida nursing home hit by Hurricane Irma are the latest reminder of the toll natural disasters take on the oldest people in the line of a storm. More>>

Officials: Student killed confronting shooter at high school

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Authorities are responding to reports of a shooting at a high school south of Spokane, Washington. The Spokesman-Review reports that first responders are at Freeman High School in Rockford. More>>

8 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

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Eight patients at a sweltering Florida nursing home have died in Hurricane Irma's aftermath, raising fears about the safety of Florida's 4 million senior citizens. More>>

Irma's life and demise: 2 weeks of destruction and fear

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What once was a record-setting hurricane finally is just an ordinary rainstorm. More>>

Worries hit consumer market over US ban of Kaspersky

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Best Buy says it will no longer sell software by Kaspersky Labs, a company the U.S. says has ties to Russia. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: Custodian stopped school shooting

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Multiple ambulances and a Lifeflight helicopter were dispatched to a high school south of Spokane, Washington, following reports of a shooting. More>>

Amphibious vehicle ignites, 8 Marines sent to burn center

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Amphibious vehicle catches fire during beach exercise in California; 15 Marines hospitalized including 8 sent to burn center. More>>

Not even Hurricane Irma could stop a baby named Destiny

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Florida woman delivers baby at home with boyfriend's help after emergency rescuers can't get out during hurricane. More>>

The Latest: Trump, top Democrats agree on young immigrants

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The top House and Senate Democrats have announced agreement with President Donald Trump to protect certain immigrants brought illegally to this country as children _ along with some border security enhancements. More>>

Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry

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Engine problems caused a helicopter crash in New Jersey last week that killed country music performer Troy Gentry and the aircraft's pilot. More>>

Missouri lawmaker censured over Trump assassination post

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Missouri state senators have voted to formally discipline a colleague who posted on social media that she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination. More>>

Cops: Man asked stepdad to leave, then shot mom in hospital

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A Rhode Island man accused of fatally shooting his mother in the intensive care unit of New Hampshire's largest hospital is set to be arraigned on murder charges. More>>

Ohio executes man convicted of back-to-back 1992 killings

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A condemned man prayed with his parents Wednesday morning as his scheduled execution neared for killing two people in back-to-back robberies in 1992. More>>

The Latest: Irma's cost to Florida already exceeds Matthew's

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France's president is promising to rebuild stronger Caribbean territories after Hurricane Irma destroyed much of St. Martin and St. Barts. More>>

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