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11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias

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Two of the five jurors picked so far for Bill Cosby's criminal trial say they know a victim of sexual assault. More>>

Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA

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A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA. More>>

Hundreds honor Montana sheriff deputy killed in line of duty

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A Montana sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty last week was remembered as family man, a man of faith and a dedicated public servant who could be tough when he needed to be but still played dolls with his daughter. More>>

Human leg in a fishing boot washes up on Alaska beach

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A human leg with a fishing boot still on was found in a debris pile that collected in the waters near Alaska's capital city. More>>

Clinton: Trump budget shows 'unimaginable' cruelty

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Hillary Clinton says Republican President Donald Trump's budget shows an "unimaginable level of cruelty" for millions of Americans and children. More>>

Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts

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President Donald Trump's 31 percent budget cut to the U.S. State Department and international assistance dramatically ramps down American support for programs that for decades have promoted U.S. values and the welfare of the neediest around the world. More>>

Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk

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Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program. More>>

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

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Mississippi's leaders are being sued again over school funding, this time by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four black public school students. More>>

Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight

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Despite raising red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling to Hawaii with no luggage was allowed to board an American Airlines flight. More>>

Neighbor charged in Ohio fire that killed 5 kids, 2 adults

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Investigators in Ohio have charged a neighbor with setting a house fire that killed two adults and five children last week. More>>

Graduation day bittersweet for slain black scholar's friends

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Prosecutors are asking for patience from two college communities as authorities investigate as a possible hate crime the stabbing of a black Army officer, allegedly by a white University of Maryland student. More>>

Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat

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

Texas moves to soften voter ID law after judge finds bias

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Texas Republicans are moving to weaken a voter ID law and send it to Gov. Greg Abbott after a judge twice ruled that the original version deliberately tried to suppress minority voters. More>>

Science Says: Whale of a mystery solved? How they got so big

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Scientists may have solved a mystery about the biggest of whales and how they evolved. More>>

Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge has agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. More>>

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

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Uber has admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past two and a half years. More>>

Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

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Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery. More>>

Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election

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A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested. More>>

Acquitted Tulsa cop who killed unarmed man returns to work

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A white Oklahoma police officer acquitted of fatally shooting an unarmed black man has returned to the force and is working "a desk job.". More>>

Trial set for Alaska man charged in girlfriend's death

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A trial date has been set for a 21-year-old Alaska man accused of fatally shooting his girlfriend when he tried to kill himself and the bullet struck the woman after passing through his head. More>>

High court ruling may give voter rights groups a strong tool

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Voting-rights advocates are hoping that a Supreme Court ruling against two North Carolina congressional districts helps them argue cases of improperly drawn electoral maps elsewhere. More>>

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

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California authorities say they will wait for a stretch of Highway 1 to stabilize again before going in to assess damage from a massive new landslide along the iconic coast road. More>>

Timeline of events: Disruptive passenger's travel to Hawaii

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Flight disturbance timeline. More>>

Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs Video included

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

Man with bladed gloves, clown makeup held in Denver stabbing

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A man wearing claw-like gloves and clown-style makeup is suspected of stabbing and killing another man in Denver. More>>

Mormon President Thomas S. Monson scales back duties

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Mormon officials say 89-year-old church president Thomas S. Monson is no longer coming to meetings at church offices regularly because of limitations related to his age. More>>

Botulism outbreak tied to nacho cheese kills 1, sickens 9

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California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station. More>>

Condemned church shooter Roof seeks appellate court mercy

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A man sentenced to death for killing nine worshippers in a racist attack at a Charleston church has petitioned an appeals court for mercy. More>>

Police find Nazi items, explosives during murder probe

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Police officers found white supremacist propaganda, bomb-making materials and a framed photograph of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh at a Florida apartment where a teenager killed two roommates. More>>

Wayward humpback whale stuck in California harbor

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Wayward humpback whale swims into Southern California harbor and gets stuck there, prompting rescue effort. More>>

Nearly 740,000 foreigners overstayed US visas last year

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The U.S. Homeland Security Department says nearly 740,000 foreigners who were supposed to leave the country during a recent 12-month period overstayed their visas. More>>

Hasbro to hold first-ever convention for company's brands

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From G.I. Joe to My Little Pony, toy maker Hasbro says it's holding the first-ever convention to bring all of its brands together. More>>

Man dies after being sickened in apparent botulism outbreak

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California authorities say one man is dead in an apparent botulism outbreak stemming from nacho-cheese dip sold at a gas station. More>>

Prosecutor: Too early to call school stabbing a hate crime

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Officials say the fatal stabbing of a black student visiting the University of Maryland is being investigated by the FBI as a possible hate crime. More>>

Survivors: Help build congresswoman mass shooting memorial

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Survivors of the mass shooting that left former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords severely wounded are pleading with the public to help pay for a long-planned memorial after state funding fell through during this year's Legislative session. More>>

FBI: Passenger appeared intoxicated, needed help onto plane

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Court records say a man who caused a disturbance on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu had no luggage other than a laptop and needed a wheelchair to board the plane because he appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. More>>

3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far

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Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home. More>>

The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury Video included

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Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway. More>>

US doctor killed on Everest was climbing tallest peaks

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An American physician killed while climbing Mount Everest was a global adventurer when he wasn't practicing medicine in small-town Alabama. More>>

'Alt-right' leader loses gym membership after confrontation

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A leading figure in the "alt-right" movement has lost his gym membership after a Georgetown University professor confronted him during a workout and called him a neo-Nazi. More>>

Gov. Branstad leaves Iowa with new voter ID, anti-union laws

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Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad's upcoming departure marks the end of a career in state politics that spans several decades. More>>

Ohio city braces again for police shooting trial

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A white police officer charged with killing an unarmed black motorist goes on trial in Ohio for a second time after a jury failed to reach a verdict six months ago. More>>

Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today

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'Sgt. Pepper' was only the beginning: 50 years after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark and other astonishments of 1967, much of the music we listen to remains shaped by that year. More>>

APNewsBreak: Leaks found on Dakota Access pipeline system

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The Dakota Access pipeline system leaked more than 100 gallons (380 liters) of oil in two separate incidents in North Dakota in March as crews prepared the pipeline for operation. More>>

Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools

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Texas lawmakers have revived a version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law would apply only to public schools and not all bathrooms. More>>

Massachusetts school backs off ban of hair braid extensions

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A Massachusetts charter school that came under fire for what some students and parents considered a racist policy of banning hair braid extensions has suspended the rule. More>>

Hello! Drake breaks Adele's record at Billboard Music Awards

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Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning, while he has 12 more nominations. More>>

Correction: Billy the Kid-Sheriff story

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Officials in a southern New Mexico county say they have found a document inside a box of old records that sheds a little more on light on the death of the Old West lawman who gained fame for killing Billy the Kid. More>>

Times Square driver says he tried to get mental help

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A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, says he had been trying to get psychiatric help. More>>

US forecasters: Here comes another hotter than normal summer

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The National Weather Service is forecasting that the summer will be hotter than normal for most of the United States except for a small circle of states in the northern Midwest. More>>

Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years

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The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow. More>>

The Latest: Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top Video included

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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has shut down the big top. More>>

Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure

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Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature has approved a bill that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. More>>

Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection

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A key phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick a jury to weigh his case. More>>

Texas adoption agency 'religious refusal' closer to law

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Texas's Republican-controlled Legislature has pushed closer to law a bill that allows publicly-funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections. More>>

Soundgarden frontman Cornell's funeral will be Friday in LA

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Musician Chris Cornell will be buried at a private service Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles. More>>

Trial set to begin in killing of 2-year-old 'Baby Doe'

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Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a man charged in the killing of a 2-year-old girl whose body washed up on a Boston Harbor island. More>>

Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools

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A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one that caused national uproar in North Carolina now may be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas _ but only apply to public schools. More>>

What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?

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Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?. More>>

DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis

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Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he's been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security. More>>

Oklahoma crisis offers opportunity for hapless Democrats

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Oklahoma budget crisis offers opportunity for hapless state Democrats. More>>

New title for California's 2015 train hero _ graduate

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A Sacramento man credited with helping stop an armed attack on a French train is celebrating his college graduation _ but a year late, owing to all the attention that followed the 2015 train crisis. More>>

Biden: It's time for America to regain unity and purpose

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is offering assurances that the country's current divisiveness brought on by a presidential election that "churned up some of the ugliest realities" of American life will be temporary. More>>

Graduates walk out on Pence at Notre Dame commencement

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Dozens of graduates and family members silently stood and walked out as Vice President Mike Pence began his address at Notre Dame's commencement ceremony. More>>

California Democratic chair race angers 'Berniecrats'

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California Democrats have narrowly selected longtime party insider Eric Bauman to be the leader of the largest state Democratic Party. More>>

Callers threaten Texas lawmaker who seeks Trump impeachment

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Black Texas congressman says he's been threatened with lynching by callers infuriated over him seeking impeachment of President Donald Trump. More>>

Young whale finds its way out of Southern California harbor

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A humpback whale that made a big splash with boaters after wandering into a Southern California harbor is on the move again, having found its way back to the open ocean. More>>

Contradictions add up during Trump's Saudi visit

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump railed against President Barack Obama for failing to utter the words 'radical Islamic terrorism' He accuse. More>>

Mother from Peru granted stay from deportation

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A mother of two children who sought sanctuary at a Quaker meeting house in Denver to avoid US immigration authorities has been granted a temporary stay from deportation. More>>

Deadly Times Square attack highlights NYC pedestrian safety

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After a car barreled down the crowded sidewalks of Times Square, killing a teenage tourist and leaving 22 people injured, some New Yorkers are calling for the installation of more protective bollards at the ends of city sidewalks. More>>

Investigators try to figure out why man disruptive on flight

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A man on a Hawaii-bound flight described as disheveled and unruly was subdued by passengers and flight attendants who used an airplane drink cart to block him from getting to the front of the jet. More>>

Utah GOP says goodbye to Chaffetz, with some disappointment

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As Utah Republicans met for their annual state convention Saturday, delegates broke from routine debates about party platforms to give Rep. Jason Chaffetz a warm send-off. More>>

Confederate statue removals part of New Orleans mayor legacy

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Mitch Landrieu enters his final year as mayor of New Orleans drawing less attention to what's been built than to what's been taken down. More>>

Ex-coal CEO seeks vindication in blast after year in prison

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After a year in prison, an ex-West Virginia coal CEO is still seeking vindication in the deadliest U.S. mine disaster in four decades. More>>

Montana Republican goes from wary Trump backer to all-in

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The Republican who hopes to win Montana's congressional seat in a special election next week has switched gears and now enthusiastically backs Donald Trump. More>>

Video shows transit officer asking about immigration status

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A cellphone video of a Minneapolis Metro Transit asking a passenger about his immigration status has prompted the agency to investigate the incident after the footage drew hundreds of thousands of Facebook views. More>>

Prospect of NAFTA rewrite gives US farmers a case of jitters

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Why Trump's combative trade stance makes US farmers nervous. More>>

8 injured after plane clips supply truck at LA airport

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Authorities say a plane has collided with an airport utility truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring as many as six people. More>>

GOP Sen. Cotton raises national profile in visit to Iowa

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton meets with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House. More>>

The Latest: Plane clips truck at LA airport, 8 injured

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Authorities say a plane has collided with an airport utility truck shortly after landing at Los Angeles International Airport, injuring as many as six people. More>>

Police probe, grand jury leave teen's family 'dissatisfied'

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The family of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot by a white Ohio police officer after a suspected robbery last year says it's "completely dissatisfied" with how the investigation was handled after a grand jury voted not to indict the officer. More>>

The Latest: LA airport police says man was looking for food

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A person who caused a disturbance on a flight between Los Angeles and Honolulu has been detained. More>>

NAACP president to leave office as group undertakes changes

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NAACP president to leave office as civil rights group undertakes changes in mission and goals. More>>

Unruly, 'disheveled' man subdued on jet heading to Hawaii

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Law enforcement officers were requested to meet a plane that landed Friday in Honolulu because of a passenger disturbance. More>>

Charges shed light on sea cucumber smuggling at US border

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Charges against a father-son partnership for allegedly smuggling more than $17 million worth of sea cucumbers to the United States and exporting them to Asia sheds light on a growing and lucrative illegal cross-border trade. More>>

Weiner pleads guilty in sexting case, could go to prison Video included

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Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner will appear in federal court to face criminal charges in an investigation of his online communications with a teenage girl in North Carolina. More>>

Authorities identify man who died in '92 Los Angeles riots

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Authorities have identified the last remaining unidentified victim who was killed during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, one of the worst race riots in American history. More>>

Hawaii-bound passengers noticed unruly man before take-off

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Two U.S. fighter jets were summoned Friday to escort a flight from Los Angeles to Hawaii after an unruly man was subdued by passengers and flight attendants, who used a drink cart to block him from the front of the plane. More>>

Gen. Lee the last Confederate statue removed in New Orleans

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After decades standing sentinel, New Orleans' Confederate monuments are all gone, with a likeness of Gen. Robert E. Lee the last to go. More>>

Key events in ex-US Rep. Anthony Weiner's career, downfall Video included

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Key events in former US Rep. Anthony Weiner's rise and fall. More>>

Vaccine may cut HPV infections, an oral cancer risk, in men

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New study finds the HPV vaccine that helps prevent cervical cancer in women also might lower the risk in young men of oral infections that can cause mouth and throat cancers. More>>

GOP's Cotton in Iowa: "I'm ready for that new beginning."

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Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton is meeting with Republican activists in the early presidential testing ground of Iowa, walking a delicate path by raising his national political profile at a time of turmoil for Donald Trump's White House. More>>

Few doctors discuss cancer costs with patients, study finds

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A study that taped visits between doctors and cancer patients finds that most doctors did not discuss the cost of care and spent less than two minutes on it when they did. More>>

Prosecutors: Times Square driver wanted to 'kill them all'

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Law enforcement officials say a man accused of steering his car onto one of the busiest sidewalks in the U.S. and mowing down pedestrians for three blocks told police he was 'hearing voices'. More>>

Trump to Muslims on first foreign trip: Drive out terrorists

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President Donald Trump has departed for his maiden overseas trip as president amid the flurry of controversy surrounding an investigation into ties members of his campaign had with Russia. More>>

Chaffetz resigns at career pinnacle after years in spotlight

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Rep. Jason Chaffetz was a determined investigator of the Obama administration and of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server from his seat as chairman of a House oversight committee. More>>

'Fat and frail' seniors benefit from right exercise combo

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A new study suggests a combination of exercises is the safest approach for older people trying to lose pounds. More>>

In New Orleans, Confederate monuments are gone _ Lee last

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The city of New Orleans is taking down a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee _ and this time the work is being done during the day. More>>

Colorado governor pardons felon to stave off deportation

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The wife of a Cuban immigrant set to rejoin his family after he was mistakenly released from prison, then put back, says she would uproot her life in Colorado to go with him. More>>

Teen charged in death says 19-year-old shot Mississippi boy

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Authorities in Mississippi say three men young men stole and car and then killed a 6-year-old boy in the back seat. Police say the three arrested Thursday will be charged with capital murder. The car was stolen from a supermarket parking lot in Jackson. More>>

Grand jury doesn't indict officer for fatally shooting teen

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A grand jury has voted not to indict a white Columbus police officer for fatally shooting a black 13-year-old boy after a suspected robbery last year. More>>

Phoenix serial killings suspect left behind shell casings

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Authorities have released police documents that outline the evidence that led to the arrest of the suspect in a string of Phoenix serial killings. More>>

Owner: No flak from the law for floating Alaska strip club

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An Alaska man says he didn't have problems with authorities after he reopened a strip club on his converted crabbing boat as a way to protest his conviction on federal charges. More>>

The Latest: Victim of armed robbery calls pardon 'unjust'

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The wife of a Cuban immigrant set to rejoin his family after he was mistakenly released from prison, then put back, says she would uproot her life in Colorado to go with him. More>>

The Latest: Last Confederate monument removed in New Orleans

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Workers take down last Confederate monument from public display in New Orleans, a towering statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

Judge: California cop behaved 'like a pimp' with teenager

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A California judge says a disgraced officer at the heart of a police department sex scandal involving a teen prostitute behaved like a pimp with her. More>>

Sen. Warren tells grads 'our democracy depends on you'

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is slated to deliver the commencement address at Wheelock College. More>>

US deports Indonesian Christian who fled persecution

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An Indonesian man who was in New Jersey and had been living in the United States for 16 years has been deported. More>>

Judge confirms Prince's 6 siblings as heirs to his estate

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A Minnesota judge has ruled that Prince's six siblings are the heirs to his estate. More>>

Agency: Lone clerk sat on hundreds of unemployment appeals

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Officials say a lone clerk in the state's social services agency trying to avoid work hid hundreds of unemployment appeal requests over more than three years rather than filing them with the Arizona Court of Appeals. More>>

Iowa man pleads guilty to killing 2 cops during ambushes

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An Iowa man has pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the ambush killings of two Des Moines-area police officers last November. More>>

Professors rescue design drawings for neon signs on Route 66

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Hundreds of design drawings for some of Route 66's most memorable signs in Albuquerque and other spots along the road are now part of a special research collection at the University of New Mexico. More>>

Birthplace of grunge mourns 'Seattle's son' Chris Cornell

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Seattle awoke Thursday to the news Thursday of the death of Chris Cornell, one of its most famous musicians and one whose forceful, somber songs came to help cement the city's place in rock history. More>>

9 years after recession began, some states still unrecovered

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Even as the nation has left behind the job-market trauma of 2008 and 2009, some states have been slow to recover. More>>

Police: Man in Kylie Jenner crash admits homeless killing

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Authorities say a California man on probation for crashing his car into a gate at Kylie Jenner's house last year walked into a police station and confessed to killing a homeless man. More>>

Police: Woman in dinosaur costume spooked carriage horses

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A woman who police say wore a dinosaur costume and intentionally scared horses carrying tourists in a carriage in South Carolina has turned herself in to police. More>>

Basquiat painting fetches record $110.5M at New York auction

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An artwork by Jean-Michel Basquiat (zhahn mee-SHEHL' BAH'-skee-aht) sold for a record $110.5 million at auction in New York. More>>

The Latest: Police: Woman who spooked horses turns self in

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Someone wearing an orange dinosaur costume spooked two carriage horses in Charleston, and the driver was hurt when he fell as the horses backed away. More>>

Family business charged with smuggling sea cucumbers to US

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A father and son have been indicted on charges of smuggling illegally harvested sea cucumbers worth more than $17 million into the United States and selling the Chinese delicacy on Asian markets. More>>

1 firefighter killed, 2 seriously hurt in San Antonio fire

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Authorities say a San Antonio firefighter has died and two others are seriously hurt after a fire swept through a local shopping mall, where parts of the building collapsed and forced crews to retreat. More>>

Church sign saying Muslims responsible for 9/11 draws ire

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A small Presbyterian church in North Carolina is drawing criticism for its provocative signs, including one this week that reads "19 Muslim immigrants killed 2977 Americans, Sept. 11, 2001.". More>>

The Latest: Anthony Weiner leaves court after guilty plea

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Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has pleaded guilty to transmitting sexual material to a minor and could get years in prison. Weiner agreed Friday not to appeal any sentence between 21 and 27 months in prison. More>>

Illinois to change sex-abuse law with help of Hastert victim

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Illinois is set to eliminate the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases through legislation passed with support from a victim of imprisoned former U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert. More>>

Boy found dead in stolen car in Mississippi, 3 arrested

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Prosecutor: 3 young Mississippi men arrested hours after 6-year-old boy found shot dead in car stolen while his mother went into a supermarket. More>>

Family lawyer alleges Vegas officer misconduct in fatal case

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Authorities say a Las Vegas police officer used a stun gun seven times and a mixed martial arts neck hold to subdue an unarmed man who died after a foot chase through a casino over the weekend. More>>

Ailes' political legacy: GOP control in divided America

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Roger Ailes is gone, but the world he created is not. More>>

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena Video included

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Ousted Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will not honor a subpoena issued by a Senate committee looking into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Judge orders release of records in Phoenix serial killings

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A judge has ordered the release of a sealed court record that documents the evidence against a Phoenix man accused in nine serial killings. More>>

Chaffetz to resign, raising doubts about Trump probe

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A top Utah state lawmaker says that U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz is expected to leave office by the end of June. More>>

Statue of General Lee coming down in New Orleans on Friday

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The city of New Orleans will take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on Friday. More>>

Car mows down Times Square pedestrians for blocks, killing 1 Video included

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A law enforcement official says a car that plowed into a crowd of pedestrians in Times Square killed one person and injured about 20 others. More>>

Amtrak engineer arraigned on charges in crash that killed 8

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An Amtrak engineer involved in a fatal train crash two years ago in Philadelphia has turned himself in to police on charges including causing a catastrophe and involuntary manslaughter. More>>

Man freed from prison faces possible deportation to Cuba

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What was supposed to be a joyous homecoming for a Colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short turned to heartache when he was detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. More>>

Early heat wave breaking records in Northeast US cities

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Heat records are burning up in several U.S. cities as the Northeast region gets a summer preview. More>>

Planned Parenthood to close 4 Iowa clinics after funding cut

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Planned Parenthood says it's closing four of its 12 clinics in Iowa after the Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding. More>>

Kobach says he won't pre-judge voter fraud panel's findings

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Kris Kobach prepares to help lead a new presidential commission on election fraud by touting what he says are significant problems he uncovered in Kansas. More>>

Tennessee teacher indicted on sex, obstruction charges

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Prosecutors: Tennessee teacher who led police on nationwide manhunt after taking a 15-year-old student to California has been indicted on federal charges. More>>

The Latest: Chaffetz unsure if Comey documents exist

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Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz says he will resign from Congress on June 30, raising questions about the probe of President Donald Trump's ties to Russia. More>>

1 in 6 newlyweds' spouse is of different race or ethnicity

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A new study shows that 1 in 6 of newlyweds in the United States married someone of a different race or ethnicity. More>>

Kochs unveil campaign to 'jolt' stalled tax debate

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The Koch Brothers' political network is preparing to spend millions of dollars to inject new urgency into the stalled tax debate. More>>

Lauded rocker Chris Cornell killed himself by hanging

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According to his representative, rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52. More>>

Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks

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European Union and U.S. transport and security officials will meet in Brussels Wednesday to discuss U.S. plans to broaden an in-flight ban on laptops and tablets to include plans from Europe. More>>

Lawmakers demand swift action for Turkish Embassy violence

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Senior Republicans on Capitol Hill are demanding the Trump administration take swift and severe action against the Turkish government in response to violence involving members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's security detail. More>>

Correction: US Births & Deaths story

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For the first time, US women in their early 30s have eclipsed younger moms to become the group with the highest birth rate. More>>

Cops: Dad locked toddler in cage, left day-old baby alone

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Police in Pennsylvania say a 22-month-old boy has been found locked inside a wooden cage while his day-old sister and 1-year-old brother were found alone in the same house. More>>

Latest: Cornell's death leads to cancellation of rock fest

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Detroit police say the death of rocker Chris Cornell, the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, is being investigated as a possible suicide. More>>

States scramble to comply with federal ID law

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As a deadline approaches on the federal REAL ID Act, lawmakers across the country have been scrambling for legislative fixes so residents can board flights and travel without confusion. More>>

Global tailpipe tests vastly underestimate diesel pollution

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Researchers find government lab tests don't accurately measure real-world tailpipe pollution from diesel trucks, buses and cars. More>>

Poll says blacks less likely to have enough for retirement

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A new poll shows that older white Americans are nearly twice as likely as African Americans to say they've saved enough for retirement, a new poll found. More>>

US officials criticize Turkey after attack on DC protesters

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U.S. officials have criticized the Turkish government over violence outside its ambassador's residence in Washington. More>>

Vegas police: Martial arts chokehold used in deadly chase

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Las Vegas police say an officer used a stun gun seven times and an unapproved neck hold on an unarmed man in a deadly chase at a casino over the weekend. More>>

California lawmaker pulls bill on Cold War-era communist ban

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A bill that would have let communists legally work in California government was withdrawn after the sponsor said he learned it had caused "distress and hurt" for veterans and Vietnamese-Americans. More>>

Alaska owner plans to resurrect strip club boat for summer

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An Alaska man is resurrecting a controversial strip club on board his boat, billing the enterprise as a nightly protest months after he was sentenced to probation for dumping human waste from the vessel. More>>

Police: Drunken driving suspect had lizard in bra

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Police in Massachusetts say a bearded dragon lizard was turned over to animal control after a woman suspected of drunken driving revealed she had the animal stuffed in her bra. More>>

Former admiral gets 18 months in jail for lying

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First active-duty U.S. Navy admiral convicted of federal crime sentenced to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators. More>>

Puerto Rico militant leader emerges from 36 years in custody

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Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera is being released Wednesday from house arrest after decades behind bars in a case that has made him a martyr for his supporters but outrages those who lost loved ones in a string of bombings. More>>

House chairman pushes privatizing air traffic control in US

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The Republican chairman of a House panel is urging lawmakers to turn the nation's air traffic control operations over to a new non-profit corporation. More>>

Spreadsheets and determination lead to Geographic Bee win

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This year's National Geographic Bee champion spent a year foregoing school field trips and friends' birthday parties to pore over spreadsheets he created with dossiers on every country in the world. More>>

MIT student sues CIA for info on Twitter jokes

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A Massachusetts doctoral student is trying to force the CIA to open up about how it uses jokes on social media. More>>

The Latest: Protesters briefly block a Tulsa road

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Oklahoma's Republican Gov. Mary Fallin has called for calm after a jury found a Tulsa police officer not guilty in the shooting last year of an unarmed black man. More>>

Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody

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A Colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Does US believe Western Wall is in Israel?

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AP FACT CHECK: U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is raising eyebrows in the diplomatic world with comments about the Western Wall that deviated from official U.S. policy on Jerusalem and Israel. More>>

Police: 'Coast to Coast' bank robber arrested in New York

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A man suspected of robbing banks in New York City and Los Angeles has been arrested. More>>

Jury acquits Tulsa cop in shooting of unarmed black man

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Jurors are deliberating in the manslaughter trial of a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year. More>>

More details about the rescue of 2 missing girls released

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Authorities say a Nevada couple's tip was key to solving the case of two missing Idaho girls. More>>

Residents take stock after night of tornadoes in central US

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Two people have died and dozens are injured after tornadoes flattened a mobile home park in Wisconsin and a housing subdivision in Oklahoma during powerful spring storms. More>>

Ohio high school students get pepper-sprayed for class

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A video has gone viral showing more than a dozen Ohio high school students being pepper sprayed in the face. More>>

Wallenda wife to dangle by her teeth over Niagara Falls

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Five years after Nik Wallenda walked over Niagara Falls on a high-wire, his trapeze-artist wife is planning a stunt of her own at the international attraction. More>>

Chelsea Manning 'looking forward to so much' after release

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Pvt. Chelsea Manning is due to be released from a Kansas military prison after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence for leaking classified government materials to WikiLeaks. More>>

US: Immigrant arrests soar under Trump, fewer deported

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Officials say U.S. immigration agents arrested 38 percent more people for deportation in the early months of the Trump administration compared to last year. More>>

Native American tribe's cannabis consultant to face trial

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Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation's first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the stalled venture is heading to trial on drug charges. More>>

The Latest: Vegas police: Unapproved neck hold used in chase

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Las Vegas police say an officer used a stun gun seven times and an unapproved neck hold on a man in a deadly chase at a casino over the weekend. More>>

Nicholas Sand, creator of famous Orange Sunshine LSD, dies

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Swiss scientist Albert Hofmann may have invented LSD in the 1930s, and Timothy Leary was clearly its most prominent frontman in the 1960s. But Nicholas Sand was the chemist who created the most famous version. More>>

MS-13 gang targeted in pre-dawn sweep across Los Angeles

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Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement fanned out across Los Angeles, serving arrest and search warrants as part of a three-year investigation into the violent and brutal street gang MS-13. More>>

Bee industry buzzing: Stolen hives recovered in California

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The bee industry is buzzing over the arrest of a California man accused in one of the biggest thefts of beehives on record. More>>

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