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Hawaii businesses seek lava viewing site to reignite tourism

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Authorities in Hawaii want to set up a site where the public can view lava erupting from Kilauea volcano. More>>

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Jupiter's moon count reaches 79, including tiny 'oddball'

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Scientists have found more moons circling Jupiter, bringing the total to 79 at the giant gas planet. More>>

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

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A new study says visitors may be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting their visits short because of air pollution. More>>

Elon Musk apologizes for comments about cave rescue diver

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Elon Musk has apologized for calling a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile. More>>

Zuckerberg's Holocaust comment puts Facebook on the spot

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says that while he finds Holocaust denial "deeply offensive," he doesn't believe that such content should be banned from Facebook. More>>

Farmers fret and wait as US-China trade war escalates

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American farmers have put the brakes on unnecessary spending as the U.S.-China trade war escalates. More>>

Carnival workers arrested in deaths of Kansas fair vendors

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Authorities have arrested three carnival workers in the deaths of two vendors who disappeared from a fair in Kansas and were found in a shallow grave in an Arkansas forest. More>>

Investigators examine why Army helicopters blew down tents

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Authorities say as 22 people have been injured in a tent collapse at a Central California military base. More>>

Many options, few solutions after Nevada execution delays

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Courts twice have blocked Nevada from carrying out its first execution in 12 years using a never-tried combination of drugs that it created after struggling to get lethal injection supplies. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: If DNA shows health risks, most want to know

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AP-NORC Poll: Curiosity about ancestry is the main reason Americans seek DNA testing but many also want to know if they're at risk for disease. More>>

Dems see Kavanaugh as Obamacare threat, but law likely safe

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The heated debate over how Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh would vote on the Affordable Care Act might not matter. With five past defenders of the ACA still on the nation's highest court, the odds tilt in favor of the law being allowed to stand. More>>

Canadian marijuana company Tilray has first US pot IPO

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Another big first for the marijuana industry is in the books: A major Canadian cannabis company has completed an initial public stock offering in the United States, raising $153 million, just as Canada prepares to legalize the drug nationwide. More>>

Ex-president of suspended frat to stand trial in sex assault

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A judge has ordered the former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University to stand trial on sexual assault charges. More>>

US political spending getting more secretive with IRS change

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Political spending is getting more secretive in the US with the IRS dropping a requirement that many types of nonprofits will no longer have to provide lists of their donors. More>>

4 injured in explosion in vehicle shop at Army depot

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An explosion at an Army depot in Pennsylvania has left some workers injured. More>>

Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

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The Trump administration wants to change how endangered species are protected by the U.S. government. More>>

NY officials: No major public health threat from steam blast Video included

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The Fire Department of New York says a high-pressure steam leak has caused street closings in Manhattan's Flatiron District; there were no immediate reports of injuries. More>>

Giant pyramid tourist attraction burns in northern Illinois

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Authorities say fire damaged a giant pyramid tourist attraction in northern Illinois. More>>

Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong?

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Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise. More>>

Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies

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A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media. More>>

'Brady Bunch' house for sale for nearly $1.9M

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The home featured in the opening and closing scenes of "The Brady Bunch" is for sale for $1.885 million. More>>

Fatal SUV crash driver among 5 charged in smuggling scheme

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A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted several people connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver of an SUV that crashed killing five of the 14 people inside. More>>

Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

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Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant. More>>

Police: Man suspected of burglaries in 9 states arrested

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Police in Maine play a key role in the arrest of a man suspected in a series of burglaries and thefts with outstanding warrants in nine states. More>>

Police still pursuing fight death after dozens of interviews

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Police in Maine say they've interviewed more than 100 people about a park brawl that led to a man's death. More>>

Teen found starving, living in barn, family members arrested

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A malnourished 15-year-old Oklahoma boy who survived by eating sticks, leaves and grass has been found living in a barn, and four members of his family have been arrested for child neglect. More>>

Rosa Parks family house set for auction next week

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The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South amid death threats is scheduled for auction next week with a minimum bid of $1 million. More>>

Harvey Weinstein asks judge to dismiss Ashley Judd lawsuit

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Harvey Weinstein's lawyers say Ashley Judd's allegations that he tried to hurt her career after she rejected him sexually are baseless, and they have asked a judge to dismiss her lawsuit against him. More>>

City attorney criticizes law used to arrest Stormy Daniels

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An Ohio city attorney has recommended that the state law police cited to arrest porn actress Stormy Daniels should not be enforced. More>>

Ohio executes killer who stabbed man he met in bar in 1985

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Ohio is set to execute a condemned killer for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing. More>>

Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia comments

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Current and U.S. veterans are split over President Donald Trump's statements in Helsinki on Russian meddling in the 2016 election. More>>

Florida mayor apologizes for fight over 'Starry Night' home

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A Florida mayor has apologized to a couple fined thousands of dollars for painting the exterior of their home with murals emulating a Vincent van Gogh masterpiece. More>>

US House hopeful for Alaska seat has never been to the state

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Some Alaska Democratic party leaders are questioning the authenticity of a candidate running in their primary for U.S. House. More>>

Texas murder suspect violated probation but wasn't sought

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Authorities didn't search for a Texas man who violated parole terms by cutting off his ankle monitor until a week later. More>>

Lyft beefing up background checks after latest driver arrest

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Ridesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker. More>>

Police return from days off, vacation to hunt for cop killer

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A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect. More>>

Hawaii lava boat tours continue after explosion, injuries Video included

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Hawaii tour boat operators plan to continue taking visitors to see lava, but will follow the Coast Guard's revised policy and stay farther away after an explosion caused molten rock to barrel through the roof of a vessel, injuring 23 people. More>>

Voters won't decide in November whether to split California

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The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot. More>>

Tesla Model 3 buyers lose patience and maybe tax credits

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Many on waiting list for cheaper Teslas worry they won't get cars until after tax credit is gone. More>>

The Latest: Oregon wildfire grows to 70 square miles

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One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon. More>>

AP News Guide: Chicago police releasing videos more quickly

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Chicago police are releasing videos of police shootings more quickly following reforms after the death of Laquan McDonald. More>>

Videos show police at Vegas shooting, meeting wounded guard

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Las Vegas police have released body camera footage of officers encountering a wounded Mandalay Bay security guard on the floor of the hotel where the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival barricaded himself. More>>

1 dead as latest fire portends explosive Northwest season

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A fast-moving grass fire fueled by gusting winds in the Pacific Northwest has forced dozens of households to evacuate and prompted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown to declare an emergency. More>>

911 calls detail aftermath of deadly New Mexico bus crash

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Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly commercial passenger bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway. More>>

New law in Baltimore bars sodas from kids' menus

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A new ordinance in Baltimore bars city restaurants from including sodas and other sugary drinks on kids' menus. More>>

Clues to Confederate mystery: Sub's crew never dumped weight

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Scientists studying the world's first submarine to sink an enemy ship say the Confederate crew never released an emergency mechanism that could have helped the vessel surface. More>>

Poison parsnip causes severe burns, blisters on woman's legs

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An invasive species of plant in Vermont left an Essex woman with severe burns and blisters. More>>

Rep. Jim Jordan interviewed in doctor sex abuse inquiry

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Rep. Jim Jordan, a former wrestling coach, has spoken with the law firm investigating allegations that Ohio State team doctor sexually abused male athletes. More>>

Black teens terrified by Minneapolis Park Police with guns

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Some black teenagers say they feared for their lives when they were confronted by Minneapolis Park Police officers who were responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. More>>

Scenic California highway near Big Sur reopens after slide

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California transportation officials say an iconic stretch of Highway 1 in the scenic Big Sur coastal region that was blocked last year by a massive landslide is ready to reopen to traffic. More>>

Mom of Indiana girl killed in '88 hopes defendant gets death

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The mother of an 8-year-old Indiana girl who was raped and killed in 1988 wants prosecutors to seek the death penalty against the man accused of the crimes. More>>

President Trump insults tiny country visited by LePage

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The country that Maine Gov. Paul LePage has been visiting in hopes of strengthening ties is the subject of a jab from President Donald Trump over NATO. More>>

Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall

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James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. More>>

Lawsuit accuses priest of denying aid for sex abuse victim

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A man who says he was sexually assaulted as a child by a Roman Catholic monk in Massachusetts has filed a lawsuit accusing a priest of trying to conceal the abuse and refusing to help pay for his mental health treatment. More>>

Chicago judge orders serial stowaway's release from jail

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A Chicago judge has ordered the release from jail of a woman dubbed a "serial stowaway" for repeatedly trying to sneak onto commercial jets without a ticket. More>>

Woman faces retrial on charges of suffocating husband

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Bail has been set at $1 million for a New Jersey woman facing a retrial on charges she killed her ailing husband by smothering him with a plastic bag and tried to kill her daughter the same way. More>>

US judge throws out suit over health subsidy cuts

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A U.S. judge in San Francisco has thrown out a lawsuit over the Trump administration's decision to cut Affordable Care Act subsidies. More>>

Schumer: Measures needed to reduce toddler drownings in US

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U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer says a new report shows the number of drownings involving toddlers in the U.S. has increased in recent years, with young boys dying at twice the rate as girls; he's calling for a special outreach program. More>>

MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

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MGM Resorts International has sued hundreds of victims of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in a bid to avoid liability for the gunfire that rained down from its Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas. More>>

Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers

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Immigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities. More>>

Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

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Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter. More>>

FDA OKs 1st drug to treat smallpox, in case of terror attack

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US regulators approve 1st treatment for smallpox in case the long-gone disease is used in terror attack. More>>

Man pleads not guilty to killing his older brother

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An upstate New York man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he stabbed his older brother to death. More>>

With Trump endorsement, Roby tries to fend off GOP challenge

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Once a Trump critic, GOP congresswoman Martha Roby seeks redemption in Alabama runoff. More>>

California woman describes finding cliff plunge survivor

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A self-described lucky beachcomber says her best find yet is a woman who survived a 250-foot car plunge off a cliff and a week stranded on a remote California beach. More>>

Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

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A Texas death row inmate was set for execution Tuesday evening as lawyers argued in the courts that the state parole board improperly refused his clemency request because he's black. More>>

Arizona Senate candidate shot mother, speaks on gun control

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A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate is shocking gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago. More>>

San Francisco to consider tax on companies to help homeless

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San Francisco voters will decide in November whether to tax large businesses to pay for homeless and housing services in a city struggling with income inequality. More>>

Lawsuit, ex-student focus on complaints about Ohio State doc

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A lawsuit by four former Ohio State University wrestlers alleges the school failed to stop "rampant sexual misconduct" by a now-dead team doctor despite being "repeatedly informed" about his behavior. More>>

Man suspected in California serial rapes drove for Lyft

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Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist who is charged with posing as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally. More>>

Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for his business

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Elon Musk's social media conduct may be bad for business, could land him in court facing defamation lawsuit. More>>

Prison reforms touted; riot survivor urges serious changes

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Report touts progress, but Delaware prison riot survivor blames officials. More>>

Prosecutor in girl's 1988 killing hails genealogy databases

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An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools. More>>

APNewsBreak: Author John Irving wins literary peace award

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The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award. More>>

Man who cut off his ankle monitor suspected in 3 killings

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Houston-area parolee suspected in three fatal shootings arrested and faces capital murder charges; police say he cut off ankle monitor days before rampage started. More>>

Stray bullet strikes, kills 9-year-old girl sleeping in home

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Authorities say a stray bullet struck and killed a 9-year-old girl inside her southern New Jersey home. More>>

Ohio begins preparations to execute killer of man met in bar

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Ohio is beginning preparations to execute a condemned killer for a three-decades-old fatal stabbing. More>>

Court: Drug users can be jailed for relapsing on probation

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Massachusetts' highest court has upheld the authority of judges to order people with addiction to stay drug free as a condition of probation. More>>

US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

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The U.S. Army is reversing course on discharging one immigrant recruit who enlisted through a program that promised him a path to citizenship. More>>

The Latest: Texas executes man for 2004 store owner slaying

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Texas prisoner put to death for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago. More>>

Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing challenger Cynthia Nixon when it comes to campaign contributions, but the Democrat can't shake questions about some past donors. More>>

Suspect in Massachusetts officer slaying pleads not guilty Video included

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The man suspected of killing a Massachusetts police officer as well as an innocent bystander is heading to court. More>>

The Latest: California pilot killed in crash near Tahoe

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A second person has died from injuries suffered in a small plane crash near Lake Tahoe. More>>

The Latest: Wake, funeral planned for slain officer

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The man suspected of killing a Massachusetts police officer as well as an innocent bystander has pleaded not guilty. More>>

FDA warns of fake gov't warning letters sent to consumers

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FDA warns of fake letters sent to consumers who tried to buy drugs online or by phone; may be part of a scam to get money. More>>

Trump administration seeks to stop 'climate kids' lawsuit

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The Trump administration is trying to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change. More>>

Charlottesville parks aren't ready for Justice, Emancipation

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Charlottesville's leaders have decided their city isn't ready for Emancipation and Justice, giving the former Lee and Jackson parks neutral names. More>>

Ocean Resort Casino joins New Jersey internet betting market

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Another New Jersey casino has gone online, with the launch of Ocean Resort Casino's internet gambling site. More>>

Indian student's dad has questions about Kansas City killing

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The father of an engineering student from India who was fatally shot in Kansas City says he has many unanswered questions after police killed a person of interest in the case. More>>

Portland chosen for self-driving car pilot program

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A Maine city is among seven municipalities that have been selected to help test self-driving car technology. More>>

FDA to more aggressively tackle disruptive drug shortages

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US Food and Drug Administration forming task force to find ways to prevent medication shortages. More>>

4 children shot, 1 fatally, on Philadelphia street

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Police say that two gunman firing from opposite sides of a Philadelphia street unleashed a hail of bullets on four children, killing a 14-year-old boy. More>>

Washington Metro workers approve strike amid rising tensions

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After years without a new contract, the Washington Metro's largest union has overwhelmingly authorized a strike, just as thousands of tourists arrive in the nation's capital for this week's Major League Baseball All-Star Game. More>>

AP Exclusive: Survivor blames officials for prison riot

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A state corrections counselor who was taken hostage during a deadly riot last year at Delaware's maximum-security prison says prison officials are to blame. More>>

Judge temporarily halts deportation of reunified families

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The American Civil Liberties Union is asking a federal judge to order the federal government to hold off one week on deporting reunified families that were separated at the border. More>>

Stormy Daniels set to perform in Ohio 3 weeks after arrest

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Porn star Stormy Daniels is set to return to Ohio next month, three weeks after her arrest at a Columbus strip club on charges that were later dropped. More>>

Report: NASA needs backup plan as US crew launches slip

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Report says NASA needs a backup plan for getting astronauts to space, as more delays likely for new commercial crew capsules. More>>

Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting

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An activist says he's asked Chicago Police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where an officer fatally shot a man over the weekend. More>>

Amazon's Prime Day runs into early snags

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Amazon is extending its annual "Prime Day" promotion to 36 hours this year and will try to lure more deal-seekers to the aisles of Whole Foods. More>>

Fire turns Yosemite National Park smoky, hurts businesses

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A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park has shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants. More>>

Lava crashes through roof of Hawaii tour boat, injuring 23 Video included

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Hawaii officials say an explosion sent lava flying through the roof of a tour boat off the Big Island, injuring at least 13 people. More>>

Slain officer, local woman remembered during vigil

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A man accused of fatally shooting a Massachusetts police officer with the officer's own weapon and an innocent bystander is scheduled to be arraigned on murder charges. More>>

Stranded woman drank water from moss after California crash

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An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking water dripping from moss. More>>

By a 1-vote margin, city leaders OK bid for GOP convention

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The vote was close, but city leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina, have agreed to make a bid to host the 2020 Republican National Convention. More>>

AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

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A state corrections counselor who was taken hostage during a deadly riot at Delaware's maximum-security prison says prison officials are to blame. More>>

Police unaware of man before college student's death

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Police: Man fatally shot after wounding 3 Kansas City officers during gunfight hadn't drawn investigators' attention before college student's death this month. More>>

3 patients improve following deadly New Mexico bus crash

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Four people remain in critical condition following a deadly crash involving a commercial passenger bus and three other vehicles on a New Mexico highway early Sunday. More>>

Eagles QB Wentz weds girlfriend in lakeside ceremony

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz married his longtime girlfriend Maddie Oberg in a lakeside ceremony over the weekend that thrilled some fans in boats. More>>

'Hotel Transylvania 3' tops charts, 'Skyscraper' stumbles

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"Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. More>>

Sparse details on Iowa plans that bypass Obama's health law

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An Iowa law approved this spring in the Republican-controlled Legislature would allow the conservative and politically powerful Iowa Farm Bureau to offer health plans that skirt requirements of the Affordable Care Act. More>>

'Credible fear' for US asylum harder to prove under Trump

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The Trump administration has quietly made it harder for Central Americans fleeing gangs, drug smugglers and domestic violence to qualify for asylum in the United States. More>>

Woman says Iowa patrol captain didn't act in harassment case

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A woman who reported being sexually harassed by a trooper says an Iowa State Patrol captain failed to act on her complaint. More>>

Endangered white lion cub on display at Texas sanctuary

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A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas. More>>

Correction: CVS-Black Customer story

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CVS Health is apologizing after a black customer says a white store manager in Chicago accused her of trying to use a phony coupon. More>>

Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

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Authorities are searching for a suspect in the shooting of two police officers in Kansas City, Missouri. Police spokesman Jacob Becchina said Sunday that the officers' conditions aren't available. More>>

Deadly fire shuts down key route to Yosemite National Park

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A wildfire that killed a California firefighter has grown quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park. More>>

Mother accused of killing baby with drug-laced breast milk

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Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania mother killed her 11-week-old son with a lethal mix of drugs in her breast milk. More>>

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

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Billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to sustain, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. More>>

US trade, immigration and biofuel policies hit farmers hard

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Farmers and agricultural economists are worried that president Donald Trump's trade, immigration and biofuels policies will cost farms billions of dollars in lost income and force some out of business. More>>

'Sheltering wings:' Charleston memorial plan conveys solace

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The historic South Carolina church where nine black worshippers were slain is unveiling the design for a memorial to the victims. More>>

New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 24 others

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Authorities say a crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on a highway in New Mexico has killed three people and sent 22 others to the hospital. More>>

5 years after declaring bankruptcy, Detroit reborn at a cost

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Detroit has seen a remarkable turnaround since becoming the largest U.S. city to declare bankruptcy five years ago this month. More>>

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

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Chicago Police say body cameras worn by officers and surveillance cameras shows the man shot and killed a police officer was armed with what appeared to be a handgun. More>>

2 admit to manslaughter in NYC house blast; firefighter died

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Two men have pleaded guilty to manslaughter in an explosion at a marijuana grow house that killed New York City fire battalion chief. More>>

US judge criticizes plan to reunify families split at border

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A federal judge says he is having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders to reunify families separated at the border. More>>

AP Explains: Immigrants in US military throughout history

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AP Explains: Immigrants in the US military throughout history. More>>

Police officer, bystander die from gunshot wounds

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A Massachusetts police officer and bystander have been killed by gunfire during a foot chase with a suspect following a vehicle crash. More>>

The Latest: Details emerge on gunman's death, earlier case

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Authorities say a suspect in the non-fatal shooting of two Kansas City police officers shot a third officer who was searching for him and has barricaded himself inside of a home. More>>

The Latest: Video: Chicago man ran away, reached to waist

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Authorities have identified the man whose fatal shooting by a Chicago police officer led to a clash between officers and angry residents as 37-year-old Harith Augustus. More>>

John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M

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Indianapolis resident John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M. More>>

Trump's remarks about changing European culture draw ire

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President Donald Trump's recent lament that immigration is "changing the culture" of Europe is echoing rising anti-immigrant feelings on both sides of the Atlantic, where Europe and the United States are going through transformative demographic changes. More>>

Papa John's starts pulling founder's image from marketing

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APNewsBreak: Papa John's to pull founder image from marketing following reports he used racial slur. More>>

The Latest: Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort

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President Donald Trump is hitting the links at the Trump Turnberry golf resort in Scotland, where he is spending the weekend. More>>

Girl who fueled opposition to splitting families joins mom Video included

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A 6-year-old girl from El Salvador who became a face of the Trump administration's practice of separating immigrant families at the border has been reunited with her mother. More>>

California Democratic Party snubs Feinstein, endorses rival

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The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, state Sen. Kevin de Leon. More>>

US official: Russia using social media to divide Americans

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State election officials in the US are meeting to discuss cybersecurity amid fresh revelations about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. More>>

Border measures part of Trump's bigger immigration crackdown

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The separation of families at the U.S. border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it's wasn't the end game for the Trump administration. More>>

Author of Emmett Till book gave FBI interview recordings

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A North Carolina author who wrote about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till says FBI agents called him not long after its 2017 publication to ask about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying. More>>

Angry crowd protests after Chicago police fatally shoot man

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Authorities say a man has died after being shot by a Chicago police officer and a crowd has gathered at the scene to protest the killing. More>>

Firefighter killed in wildfire near Yosemite National Park

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California fire officials say a firefighter has been killed while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park. More>>

Tracking bobcats: Researchers need help finding GPS collars

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GPS collars on 50 bobcats across Connecticut are programmed to fall off Aug. 1, and state officials are asking the public for help finding them. More>>

Crumbling captain's home is being dismantled ever so slowly

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A crumbling gem of a home that once belonged to a sea captain is being dismantled in slow motion in Maine. More>>

Conservative states balk at voter-approved medical marijuana

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Officials in conservative states such as Oklahoma are balking at voter-approved efforts to legalize medical marijuana. More>>

2 purported sons of Charles Manson out of battle over estate

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A Los Angeles judge has eliminated two purported sons of Charles Manson from the battle over his estate. More>>

Trump stands by 'culture' criticism of European immigration

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President Donald Trump is unabashedly repeating his criticism of European immigration policies, saying migrants are "changing the culture.". More>>

Judge commends family reunification, eyes next deadline

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A federal judge is commending the Trump administration's efforts to reunify families separated at the border but also keeping close watch as a big deadline nears. More>>

Supreme Court could return abortion debate to the states

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President Donald Trump's nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has raised the possibility that a conservative majority could weaken or overturn the nationwide right to abortion. More>>

The Latest: Trump in Scotland for weekend at golf course

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President Donald Trump has departed Windsor Castle after tea with Queen Elizabeth II. More>>

Flooding cancels hundreds of trips to coveted waterfalls

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A popular campground at the base of famous waterfalls near the Grand Canyon was inundated by a flash flood that sent tourists seeking higher ground in trees and caves. More>>

The Latest: Family reunification for older kids to begin

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A federal judge is commending the Trump administration's efforts to reunify families separated at the border but also keeping close watch as a big deadline nears. More>>

FOP chief denies politics played role in porn actress arrest

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Porn star Stormy Daniels has performed at an Ohio strip club a day after police arrested her at another club. More>>

Baylor settles lawsuit with woman who said players raped her

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Baylor University has settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. More>>

1-year-old separated from dad will return to Honduras soon

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Honduran consulate officials say they are working closely with the U.S. government to get a 1-year-old boy who was separated from his dad after crossing the border from Mexico back to his home country. More>>

California man sentenced for bondage sex rapes, murder

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A Southern California man who raped four unconscious women during bondage sex and killed one of them has been sentenced to 286 years to life in prison. More>>

Minister: Ex-Iowa Gov. Ray hoped legacy would inspire others

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Iowa residents remembering the legacy of former Gov. Robert D. Ray are reflecting on the difference between his administration and today's politics. More>>

The Latest: Schnatter: Comment out of context, but was wrong

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The University of Louisville is removing the Papa John's name from its football stadium. More>>

The Latest: Ex- Arizona sheriff Arpaio duped by Baron Cohen

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Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is running for U.S. Senate in Arizona, says he was pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen. More>>

Mayor says 'heart is broken' as house fire kills 2 children

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A fast-moving New Jersey house fire has killed a 2-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl and has injured at least six other people. More>>

Coast Guard Academy to offer new major in cyber systems

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The U.S. Coast Guard Academy beginning this fall is offering a new major in cyber systems. More>>

Multiple students injured in Colorado school bus crash

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Authorities say multiple people were injured when a school bus carrying 35 high school students crashed and tipped over on a rural road northeast of Denver. More>>

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New research suggests that high blood pressure late in life might harm the brain. More>>

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein is trying to convince California Democratic Party officials not to endorse a candidate in her race against fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. More>>

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Drug company's lawsuit could derail Nevada execution

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The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn't care about pain and suffering. More>>

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A Nevada judge has effectively blocked the execution of a two-time killer after a pharmaceutical company objected to the use of one of its drugs to put someone to death. More>>

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Flash flood sends tourists to high ground near Grand Canyon

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About 200 tourists are being evacuated from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon. More>>

Court agrees to review decision to reopen 'Serial' case

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Maryland's highest court will review a decision to reopen a high-profile case for a man whose murder conviction was chronicled in the hit podcast "Serial.". More>>

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