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Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld

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The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke permission for the project to cross a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. More>>

Jurors convict Missouri mother of poisoning 9-year-old son

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A suburban St. Louis mother has been convicted of secretly poisoning her son with prescription medications that kept him gravely ill for nearly a year. More>>

AfricCom chief favors more aggressive approach in Somalia

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The commander of U.S. Africa Command says he would like to be granted more authority to battle al-Qaida-linked militants in Somalia. More>>

Arkansas inmates make longshot bid to avoid double execution

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Two Arkansas inmates scheduled for lethal injections next month are asking the parole board to spare their lives in a longshot effort to halt an unprecedented plan to execute eight prisoners in a 10-day period. More>>

Double-amputee Marine vet joins New York police department

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A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who lost his legs below the knee after stepping on an explosive in Afghanistan is joining a suburban New York police department. More>>

Suspect identified in quadruple Wisconsin shooting

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The suspect in a Wisconsin shooting spree that left four people dead has been identified, and court records show one of the victims was his wife's divorce lawyer. More>>

US: Syrian fighters facing little resistance at Tabqa dam

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A U.S. military spokesman says the Syrian Arab and Kurdish fighters airlifted into combat in northern Syria earlier this week have encountered only light resistance, suggesting that the operation caught Islamic State militants by surprise. More>>

Sacramento man arrested in killing of 2 adults, 2 juveniles

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Police detained a suspect in San Francisco just hours after finding four bodies, including two children, in a home 80 miles away in Sacramento. More>>

Rachel Dolezal struggles after racial identity scandal

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A woman who rose to prominence as a black civil rights leader and then lost her job when her parents exposed her as being white is struggling to make a living these days. More>>

North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated

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A state environmental expert says an oil spill from a ruptured pipeline in North Dakota in December might have been three times larger than first estimated, and among the biggest in state history. More>>

House sets risky health care vote after Trump demands it Video included

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Republicans have set course for a climactic House vote on their health care overhaul. More>>

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

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Students and parents whose Maryland high school has been dragged into the national immigration debate declined to comment about an alleged rape case involving a 14-year-old girl and a suspect authorities say came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. More>>

California fuel standards to get critical review

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A state review has found California is on track to meet its tougher car-emission standards and urges regulators to draft more ambitious environmental targets for the future. More>>

White House, in gamble, demands make-or-break health vote Video included

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The long-promised GOP health bill to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act is on the brink, short of votes just hours before Republican leaders plan to put it on the House floor. More>>

Police: Wisconsin rampage began with domestic dispute

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Four people including a police officer are dead and a suspect is in custody after shootings at a bank and a law firm, followed by a standoff at an apartment complex in northern Wisconsin. More>>

Investigator who leaked chokehold officer's records resigns

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A New York police watchdog group investigator who leaked disciplinary records on the white officer involved in the police chokehold death of unarmed black man Eric Garner has resigned. More>>

4 people, including 2 children, found dead in California

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Police say they found four people dead in a Sacramento home. More>>

Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State ex-president trial

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The defense is set to begin presenting its case in the criminal trial of Penn State's former president. More>>

Student stranded for 5 days near Grand Canyon grew desperate

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A Texas college student stranded for five days near the Grand Canyon says she was making farewell videos for her family as she grew desperate for help. More>>

Parents accused in kid's shooting death investigated in 2014

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Phoenix police say the parents of a 9-year-old boy who was shot in the head put off calling 911 as they cleaned up evidence in multiple rooms of the house. More>>

Utah getting toughest drunken driving limit in the US

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Utah's governor has announced he will sign legislation giving the state the strictest DUI threshold in the country. More>>

Utah man killed in London attack was hit on bridge Video included

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A statement from the Mormon church issued on behalf of relatives says a Utah man was among those killed in a London attack and his wife was seriously injured. More>>

Dog pulled from California fire revived after 20 minutes

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California firefighters who spent 20 minutes performing mouth-to-snout resuscitation on a dog they rescued from a burning apartment are being hailed as heroes. More>>

Maryland high school thrust into immigration debate

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A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the U.S. illegally from Central America. More>>

Braves, warriors, chieftains: Oregon takes on tribal mascots

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In Oregon, school districts with Native American mascots must abandon them by July or risk punishment that could include the withholding of state funds. More>>

Chicago has biggest population dip as southern states grow

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Census data show the Chicago region has lost more residents than any other U.S. metropolitan area, a drop that comes as other Midwestern cities lost population and South and Southwest parts of the country saw gains. More>>

Bill inspired by Snooki caps public university speaker fees

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Under legislation inspired by former "Jersey Shore" reality TV star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, no more than $10,000 of state money could go to pay speakers at New Jersey's public universities. More>>

Arkansas reconsiders letting guns in stadiums, arenas

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Arkansas lawmakers are considering exempting college sporting events from a new state law that greatly expands where concealed handguns are allowed. More>>

The Latest: Wife of suspect in Wisconsin shootings unhurt

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The police officer killed in a string of northern Wisconsin shootings has been identified as a detective and 15-year veteran of the Everest Metro Police Department. More>>

Lawmakers reject plan to expand casinos in North Dakota

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Legislators have rejected a plan to more than double North Dakota's casinos, a push some opponents viewed as a threat of payback against American Indian tribes for protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline. More>>

Police: Random racist violence ends in death of black man Video included

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New York City officials are calling the death of a black man who they say was repeatedly stabbed with a sword by a white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore, "an assault" on the city's inclusiveness and diversity. More>>

Death rates up for middle age whites with little education

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Middle-age white Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. More>>

Cardinal Keeler, who led Baltimore archdiocese, has died

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Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, has died. More>>

Perry blasts election of 1st gay Texas A&M student president

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U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the first openly gay student body president at his alma mater, Texas A&M University, may have "stolen" the election. More>>

Police: Repeatedly deported MS-13 gang member abused child

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Police say a member of the MS-13 street gang who had been deported from the U.S. four times stabbed two women and sexually assaulted a 2-year-old girl in a New York City suburb. More>>

State Department tells embassies to ramp up visa screening

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The State Department has ordered American embassies and consulates around the world to draw up criteria for "population sets" that should get extra scrutiny before getting U.S. travel visas. More>>

Police: 3 dead, officer wounded in Louisiana shooting

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Authorities say three people and a police dog are dead and a police officer is wounded after a shooting in Louisiana. More>>

California races nature, clock to make key dam repairs

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A team of experts is warning of a "very significant risk" if the main spillway of a California dam is not operational again by the next rainy season. More>>

Coal ash: 'Why in the world would we be importing it?'

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As Virginia and its public utilities cope with coal ash lying along state waterways, tons more of the industrial byproduct is being shipped into the state. More>>

Trump Jr. called a 'disgrace' for criticizing London mayor

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Donald Trump Jr. is facing criticism for tweeting in the hours after Wednesday's London attack a months-old comment from London Mayor Sadiq Khan that terror attacks are part of living in a big city. More>>

Some of the youngest opioid victims are curious toddlers Video included

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Some of the youngest victims of the nation's opioid epidemic are children under age 5 who die after swallowing opioids. More>>

Obama health law's 'essential benefits' may be in jeopardy Video included

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Scrambling to nail down votes for the House health care bill, Republicans are considering ways to ease federal requirements that insurers cover such basic services as prescription drugs, maternity care, and substance abuse treatment. More>>

Judge blocks Louisiana law that kept refugee from marrying

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A federal judge has cleared the way for a foreign-born U.S. citizen to get a marriage license in Louisiana, despite a law that took effect last year requiring him to have a birth certificate. More>>

Rights of learning-disabled students bolstered by high court

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The rights of millions of learning-disabled students have been bolstered in a unanimous Supreme Court ruling that requires public schools to offer special education programs that meet higher standards. More>>

Parents empowered by Supreme Court ruling in special ed case

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Parents of learning disabled students say a unanimous Supreme Court ruling will make it easier for them to insist on appropriate services for their children, and harder for the schools to say no. More>>

Teen accused of helping friend shoot girl in head

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Authorities say two teenage boys in Utah accused of shooting a girl in the head concocted the plan while playing video games and discussing wanting to "get rid" of the girl who was texting one of them. More>>

Hawaii Republican resigns from party after criticizing Trump

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A Hawaii lawmaker who says she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump is leaving the Republican Party. More>>

Police: Parents delay help for wounded boy to scrub evidence

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Authorities say a 9-year-old boy shot in the head by his 2-year-old brother with their mother's handgun died, and their mother was jailed on suspicion of child abuse, authorities said. More>>

Police officer, 3 others killed in Wisconsin town

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Authorities say a police officer and at least two other people were shot when a domestic dispute escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin. More>>

Facebook rape stirs questions about witnessing crimes online

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The case of a 15-year-old Chicago girl was raped while around 40 people watched on Facebook raises questions that have come up before in similarly shocking attacks: What is the obligation of bystanders who see a crime unfolding before them. More>>

Trucker: 'Surreal' to be topic of Supreme Court nomination

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A former truck driver fired after leaving his trailer on the side of an Illinois road after breaking down on a frigid 2009 night says it's "surreal" to find his story at the center of confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. More>>

Nevada backs Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline

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Nevada has become the first state to approve the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline to enshrine in the U.S. Constitution that women and men are equal under the law. More>>

Man who stopped fight in video honored for his peacemaking

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A teenager seen in a video of a street fight stopped by a New Jersey man that has drawn millions of views online says that he is thankful for the man's help. More>>

Indiana lawmakers scrap plan to set aside school prayer time

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Indiana senators have scrapped a proposal that would've mandated time for public prayer during assemblies, sports competitions and other school events. More>>

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people Video included

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Police say a white man accused of stabbing a black man to death with a sword in New York City told investigators he traveled to the media capital of the world to make a statement and attack black people. More>>

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

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A verdict has been reached in the trial of a Massachusetts pharmacy co-founder over a nationwide meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people and sickened 700 others in 2012. More>>

She thought someone passed out drunk. Then she saw a uniform

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A resident approached flashing police lights to find Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo lying face down and bleeding in a road. More>>

Ex-Penn St official: 'I should have done more' in abuse case

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The criminal trial of Penn State's former president on felony child endangerment charges is set to resume, with two of his former top lieutenants among those who could take the stand. More>>

Mom: Teen daughter afraid to come home after Chicago attack

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Police say a 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys and her ordeal was streamed lived on Facebook. More>>

Onetime defendant in legendary Lufthansa heist is rearrested

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An aging mobster who two years ago beat charges in a legendary heist retold in the film "Goodfellas" has been rearrested. More>>

LAPD: Latinos report fewer sex crimes amid immigration fears

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Los Angeles' police chief says reports of sexual assault and domestic violence by Latino residents have dropped amid concerns that those in the country illegally could face deportation if they interact with police. More>>

Man in same-sex child custody case gets 3 years in prison

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A Virginia businessman is scheduled to be sentenced in New York for his role in a same-sex couple's child custody fight. More>>

AP Exclusive: Before Trump job, Manafort worked to aid Putin Video included

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The Associated Press has learned that President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Nightclub shooting victims sue gunman's employer, wife

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A personal injury attorney representing the families and survivors of the Orlando nightclub massacre has filed a lawsuit against the gunman's employer and wife, claiming they were able to stop Omar Mateen before the attack but didn't. More>>

Court asks who should lead prayer before government meeting

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Does it matter whether a prayer opening a government meeting is led by local clergy or an elected official. More>>

'Oh, my God': Day care worker denies force-feeding babies

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A former New Hampshire day care worker accused of forcibly feeding three infants and kicking a bouncy seat that had a baby on it has pleaded not guilty. More>>

Australia pair are first foreigners to own US radio stations

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An Australian couple with roots in Alaska has broken a longstanding barrier to full foreign ownership of U.S. radio stations. More>>

For some airline passengers, new warnings bring new hurdles Video included

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Banning laptops and tablets on some international flights is the latest indignity thrust upon airline passengers for vague reasons. More>>

Prosecutors say Oregon day care provider left children alone

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Prosecutors say a day care provider in Oregon faces more than 100 criminal counts after being accused of leaving children as young as six months old alone multiple times to go to a tanning salon and gym. More>>

Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors case

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Philadelphia's top prosecutor admits he accepted more than $100,000 in gifts while in office, but vows to fight charges that he promised help with any court cases in return. More>>

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

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Even during winter Arctic sets a record for low sea ice level. More>>

Jury decides death penalty for man, 24, in Las Vegas killing

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A jury in Las Vegas is making a 24-year-old the youngest person on Nevada's death row, for the 2011 rape, killing and mutilation of a 15-year-old girl who had texted her mother to say she was on her way home after fetching a school book. More>>

1st sex reassignment inmate says women's prison is 'torture'

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The first U.S. inmate to have taxpayer-funded sex reassignment surgery says she is struggling since being transferred to a California women's prison. More>>

APNewsBreak: Illinois governor seeks prison tower cameras

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to replace guards in prison watchtowers with security cameras, an effort to cut down on overtime costs for the cash-strapped state. More>>

Retirement dreams fizzle for some with 'Obamacare' repeal

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Workers dreaming of early retirement are getting the jitters as Washington debates replacing the Obama-era health care law with a system that could be a lot more expensive for many older Americans. More>>

Correction: Oil Pipeline story

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Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states last year to protest the Dakota Access pipeline say they aren't responsible for any recent attacks on that pipeline. More>>

Dakota Access pipeline vandalism highlights sabotage risks

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Environmental activists who tried to disrupt some oil pipeline operations in four states say they aren't responsible for recent acts of vandalism against the Dakota Access pipeline. More>>

Tearful friend of Dylann Roof apologizes at sentencing

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The only person with whom Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre worshippers at a South Carolina church has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for concealing a crime and lying to the FBI. More>>

'Gong Show' creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

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Game show impresario Chuck Barris has died at 87. Barris, the madcap producer of "The Gong Show" and "The Dating Game," died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York. More>>

'Norfolk 4' sailors pardoned by Virginia governor

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Four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four" as they fought rape and murder convictions, saying police intimidated them into falsely confessing to the crimes two decades ago have been pardoned by Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe. More>>

Father: No warning before officers fired on car, killing son

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A Louisiana man says he never heard warnings from the officers before they opened fire on his car, killing his 6-year-old son. More>>

Police: Mom let 2-year-old handle gun before fatal shooting

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Police say a woman arrested after her 2-year-old son picked up her loaded handgun and fatally shot his 9-year-old brother said she previously allowed the 2-year-old to practice pulling the trigger of the gun when it was unloaded. More>>

US prosecutors oppose easing jail conditions for El Chapo

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U.S. prosecutors and lawyers for Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman are sparring over his jail conditions. More>>

Man who stopped fight gets millions of views, tons of praise

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A video showing a man apparently stopping a fight between two teenagers in New Jersey has drawn millions of views and praise for his intervention. More>>

2 sentenced for conspiracy to smuggle people into US

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Two men from India have been sentenced in federal court in New Jersey to prison time for their roles in a conspiracy to smuggle people into the United States. More>>

Man charged with hate crime for seizure-inducing tweet

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A Maryland man blames post-traumatic stress from his overseas military service for impelling him to send a Newsweek reporter a Twitter image intended to trigger an epileptic seizure. More>>

Officer: Utah teens plotted to shoot girl over texts

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Authorities say two teenage boys in Utah accused of shooting a girl in the head concocted the plan while playing video games and discussing wanting to "get rid" of the girl who was texting one of them. More>>

Altered Facebook news headline jolts Virginia governor race

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An altered Facebook headline on a newspaper story involving a statue of Robert E. Lee has blown up into a major sore point in the Virginia GOP primary for governor. More>>

Shrimp fossil is named for British naturalist Attenborough

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A newly discovered, ancient species of crustacean has been named for Sir David Attenborough to mark the famed British naturalist's 90th birthday. More>>

Bid to strip terrorist's citizenship may mark new Trump way

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The Department of Justice has taken the rare step of trying to strip a convicted terrorist of his U.S. citizenship in what some critics say could mark a new, tougher line under President Donald Trump. More>>

Prosecutor: Not reporting Jerry Sandusky let evil 'run wild'

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Prosecutors preparing to lay out their case against Penn State's former president say two of his ex-top lieutenants are among those who could take the stand. More>>

That's not carry-on: Loose snake slumbers on Alaska flight

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A snake carried onto a commuter airplane flying between Alaska communities caused a commotion this past weekend. More>>

Cities, sheriffs find flaws in Trump's immigration jail list

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Local officials from Philadelphia to Texas say a Trump administration report aiming to shame so-called sanctuary cities is riddled with bad information. More>>

APNewsBreak: 124 Illinois prison nurses get layoff notices

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More than 100 nurses at Illinois prisons have received layoff notices telling them their jobs are being privatized. More>>

Military seeks new ways to punish bad online behavior

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The Navy and the Marine Corps say they're considering new ways to punish inappropriate online activity by service members, including posts of "intimate" images on social media sites. More>>

Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live

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Chicago Police are searching for five or six men or boys suspected of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl on Facebook live. More>>

Prosecutor charged with taking $100,000 in gifts, trips

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A law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation says the FBI and IRS will announce corruption charges Tuesday against embattled Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. More>>

APNewsBreak: Virginia governor pardons 'Norfolk 4' sailors

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four" as they fought rape and murder convictions, saying police intimidated them into falsely confessing to the crimes two decades ago. More>>

Afghanistan wants more US help in fight against Taliban, IS

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Afghanistan says it wants the Trump administration to send more forces and help meet "military shortfalls" in the battle against the Taliban and the Islamic State group. More>>

Comic Joe Piscopo considers run for governor as independent

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A former "Saturday Night Live" comedian won't run as a Republican in New Jersey's upcoming governor's race, but says he's "more serious than ever" about running as an independent. More>>

Student sues Columbia, alleging 'indifference' to 2 rapes

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A woman who wrote about her experience as a sexual assault survivor while she was still in high school has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University charging that she was raped twice in her dorm room during her freshman year. More>>

Dylann Roof's friend gets over 2 years for hindering FBI

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The only person to whom Dylann Roof confided his racist plan to massacre worshippers at a historically black church in South Carolina is set to be sentenced for lying to the FBI. More>>

Complaint: Man charged with killing Navajo officer was drunk

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A criminal complaint says a man charged with killing a Navajo Nation police officer who was responding to a domestic violence call had been drinking and was intoxicated the night of the shooting. More>>

Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans 8 over 10-day period

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After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period. More>>

Rusty patched bumblebee first of species called endangered

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The rusty patched bumblebee is officially an endangered species. More>>

Hawaii seeks to extend injunction blocking Trump travel ban

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Attorneys representing Hawaii in the state's challenge to President Donald Trump's travel ban are asking a federal judge to extend his temporary restraining order blocking the ban or turn it into a preliminary injunction. More>>

Arkansas ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

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Arkansas' governor has signed legislation ending the state's practice of commemorating civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day as Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. More>>

Patients' reports may aid prostate cancer treatment choice

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Men with early-stage prostate cancer face a quandary over which treatment to choose, but two new studies on side effects may make those decisions a bit easier. More>>

Rare poll finds Cuban citizens favor better US relations

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A rare poll of Cuban public opinion has found that most of the island's citizens approve of normal relations with the United States and large majorities want more tourists to visit and the expansion of private business ownership. More>>

Rich New Yorkers ask state to raise their taxes

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Some of the wealthiest New Yorkers are asking the state to raise their taxes. More>>

The Latest: 27-month sentence for friend of Dylann Roof

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The only person to whom Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre worshippers at a South Carolina church has been sentenced to 27 months in prison for failing to report a crime and lying to the FBI. More>>

Sept. 11 families sue Saudi Arabia over 9/11 attacks

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Hundreds of Sept. 11 family members have sued Saudi Arabia, blaming the 2001 terrorist attacks on the kingdom. More>>

Labs extend purebred dog popularity record; Rottweilers rise

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Labrador retrievers have extended their record run as America's most popular dog breed. More>>

Tennessee teacher had been reported kissing missing student

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A lawyer for the family of a missing teen says another student reported seeing a Tennessee teacher kiss the high school student he's now accused of kidnapping. More>>

Bridge closure leaves California's Big Sur community reeling Video included

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Residents are adjusting after a bridge on the Central California coast crumbled last month in heavy rains, splitting the touristy Big Sur area in two. More>>

Roman Polanski's lawyer asks judge to give clue on sentence

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A judge is scheduled to hear new arguments from Roman Polanski's lawyer about why the fugitive director's long-running underage sex case should be drawn to a close. More>>

Michigan man dies, day after event to celebrate his life

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A Michigan lawyer and Republican activist has died, a day after hundreds of people attended a celebration of his life. More>>

Prosecutor: Officers who fatally shot boy weren't in danger

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Jurors are set to hear attorneys' opening statements for the trial of a Louisiana law enforcement officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a 6-year-old autistic boy. More>>

Suburban Kansas City apartment building fire ignites houses

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A huge fire at an apartment building under construction in suburban Kansas City has sparked fires on several homes blocks away. More>>

2 ex-officials set to testify against ex-Penn State leader

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Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of Penn State's former president on charges that his response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal put children at risk. More>>

Iowa mosque gets threatening note calling Muslims 'vile'

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A leader of the Islamic Center of Des Moines plans to meet with authorities to discuss a threatening note found in the center's mail. More>>

DOJ faults police response in 2015 Minneapolis protests

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A federal review of an 18-day standoff outside a Minneapolis police station following the fatal shooting of a black man in 2015 finds problems with the city's coordination and communication. More>>

Federal surveys trim LGBT questions, alarming advocates

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The Trump administration's quiet deletion of questions about sexuality on two federal surveys has caused alarm among some LGBT groups. More>>

Guardian of Rockefeller fortune, philanthropy dies at 101

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David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and the last of his generation in the iconic Rockefeller family, has died at the age of 101. More>>

Court rejects appeal of Connecticut woman in murder-for-hire

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A court has rejected the appeal of a Connecticut woman convicted in a murder-for-hire case that landed her in prison for life and was depicted in books and TV shows. More>>

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls Video included

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A new global happiness report finds that money doesn't quite buy happiness as Norway vaults to No. 1 and the United States keeps falling down in the rankings. More>>

Where's the line? Theme parks aiming to eliminate them

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At Universal Orlando Resort's new "Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon" ride, waiting in line has been replaced by lounging on couches and listening to a racy barber shop quartet sing until it's your turn to get on the ride. More>>

From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business

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From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business. More>>

Crews battle wildfire near Colorado college town

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Firefighters were able to contain about half of a small but potentially dangerous wildfire just west of downtown Boulder, Colorado, that forced hundreds to flee and sent up thick plumes of black smoke. More>>

Most young Americans don't see Trump as a legitimate leader

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A poll finds that a majority of young Americans see Donald Trump's presidency as illegitimate, including about three-quarters of blacks and large majorities of Latinos and Asians. More>>

Battered by scandal, Marines issue new social media policy

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The Marine Corps has issued a longer and more detailed social media policy after being battered by a nude photo-sharing scandal. More>>

Who's happy, who's not: Norway tops list, US falls Video included

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A new global happiness report finds that money doesn't quite buy happiness as Norway vaults to No. 1 and the United States keeps falling down in rankings. More>>

Jimmy Breslin, chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, dies

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Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the legendary street-smart chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, has died. More>>

Man who drove suspicious car near White House is detained

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A man who drove to a security checkpoint near the White House in a car that was deemed suspicious has been detained by the Secret Service. More>>

President of embattled Uber leaves after 6 months on job

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Jeff Jones, the president of the embattled ride-hailing company Uber, has resigned just six months after taking the job. More>>

Officials: Fire near Boulder, Colorado, may be human-caused

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Authorities say a small wildfire burning in the mountains just outside the Colorado city of Boulder has forced people from their homes and is filling the sky with smoke. More>>

A talk with Jimmy Breslin, New York's "New Yorkiest" writer

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In 2002, Associated Press National Writer Jerry Schwartz sat down with New York's "New Yorkiest" author and columnist Jimmy Breslin to talk about his life, work and New York. More>>

Louisiana sheriff's deputy shot, killed while on-duty

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Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater during the course of an investigation. More>>

Chuck Berry's spirit lives on through countless songs Video included

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Chuck Berry leaves behind not only a core of rock classics such as "Johnny B. Goode" and "Roll Over Beethoven," but countless descendants in songs clearly indebted to him in sound and in spirit. More>>

Meetup takes risky leap into the Trump resistance

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Meetup.com is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. More>>

Chuck Berry's influence on rock 'n roll was incalculable Video included

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Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a few others in the 1950s, Chuck Berry, who was ninety when he died Saturday at his suburban St. Louis home, helped define the modern teenager. More>>

Rock 'n' roll legend Chuck Berry dies at 90 Video included

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Chuck Berry, the rock 'n' roll founder who defined its joy and rebellion in "Johnny B. Goode" and other classics, has died in St. Charles County, Missouri, west of St. Louis. More>>

2 schools named after eugenics advocates to get new names

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School officials in Palo Alto have unanimously voted to rename two middle schools that bear the names of leaders in the eugenics movement. More>>

Young Americans: Most see Trump as illegitimate president

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A majority of young Americans view Donald Trump's as an illegitimate president, including about three-quarters of blacks and nearly half of whites. More>>

Phoenix flight to Atlanta makes emergency landing in Texas

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Southwest Airlines says a pressurization issue forced a flight from Phoenix to Atlanta to make an emergency landing in Texas. More>>

16 people accused of massive home marijuana grow near Denver

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Sixteen people have been accused of running a massive home-grown marijuana operation in the greater Denver area. More>>

US asks Hawaii judge to clarify ruling on Trump travel ban

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The government is asking a federal judge in Hawaii to clarify his order blocking President Trump's revised travel ban, arguing that it shouldn't apply to new rules on refugees. More>>

Appeals court refuses to stop oil in Dakota Access pipeline

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An appeals court has refused to stop the imminent flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline. More>>

Chelsea Clinton joins Expedia board of directors

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Chelsea Clinton is joining the board of directors of online travel booking site Expedia. More>>

King maintains support in Iowa after inflammatory comments

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Outside his sprawling Iowa congressional district, Republican U.S. Rep. Steve King's stream of inflammatory comments generate outrage and condemnation. More>>

How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight

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In 2007, a teenager who was sending bomb threats to his high school in Washington state was finally caught by an FBI agent posing as a journalist. More>>

Travel ban fight personal for Hawaii's 'scholarly gentleman'

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For Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, the fight against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban is personal. More>>

Florida prosecutor's anti-death penalty stand surprises many

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The Florida prosecutor who thrust herself into the forefront of the anti-death penalty movement is a political novice who was elected just seven months ago. More>>

APNewsBreak: Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii

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An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii. More>>

Dallas offers cautionary tale as it moves to fix 911 woes

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Dallas has been experiencing disruptions in its 911 service that began in October and at one point last week resulted in 360 calls being placed on hold. More>>

Trump's Muslim rhetoric key issue in travel ban rulings

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As the legal fight over Trump's travel ban moves into the appeals courts, a key question will be: How broad are the president's immigration powers. More>>

Former Texas congressman accused of taking charity's money

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Former Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman, who invited rocker Ted Nugent to President Barack Obama's 2013 State of the Union address, is accused of spending money meant for charity on himself and his campaign. More>>

Vintage US nuclear test films declassified and publicized

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From the deserts of southern New Mexico and Nevada to islands in the Pacific Ocean, the United States government conducted dozens of nuclear weapons tests from the 1940s until the early 1960s. More>>

Man charged as run-over medic is mourned as job's matriarch

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An emergency medical technician is dead after she was run over by her own ambulance that had just been stolen. More>>

Coroner: Man in fatal house fire was shot in the head

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A woman found dead in a St. Louis-area lake where an infant was rescued hours earlier has been identified as the child's mother. More>>

In Appalachia, Trump's proposed budget has people worried

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President Donald Trump's proposal to eliminate the Appalachian Regional Commission has alarmed many throughout the region that have relied on the federal agency for a job. More>>

Ex-trooper charged in 2014 shooting death of pregnant wife

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A former Pennsylvania state trooper has been arrested in the 2014 shooting death of his pregnant wife. More>>

Arkansas lawmakers vote to remove Lee from King holiday

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Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to legislation removing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from the holiday honoring slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. More>>

Man charged with seizure-causing tweet to Newsweek reporter

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A Maryland man has been arrested on a federal cyberstalking charge of sending a magazine reporter an image on Twitter intended to trigger a seizure. More>>

Chicago police investigate officer who raised money for kids

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Chicago Police are investigating a sergeant who was praised for helping three young girls found living in squalid conditions in an abandoned building because he helped raise money for the children. More>>

Harvard-educated lawyer gets 40 years for bizarre kidnapping

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Matthew Muller was sentenced to 40 years in federal prison for a kidnapping so elaborate and outlandish that investigators first thought his victims were carrying out a bizarre hoax. More>>

Texas House ethics chair probes anti-abortion group contract

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Texas health officials say they're looking closely at an anti-abortion group that received $1.6 million to bolster women's health clinics but has fallen short of promises. More>>

School refutes Texas official's Muslim prayer room concerns

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Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton sent a letter Friday to a North Texas school district raising concerns over religious freedom at a high school that allows Muslim students to use a spare classroom to pray. More>>

New to the job, prosecutor takes on anti-death penalty fight

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Florida's governor rebukes top Orlando prosecutor, transfers from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announces opposition to death penalty. More>>

Social worker accused of hiding religious sect abuse resigns

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An attorney for a child welfare agency says a social worker accused of sabotaging a 2015 criminal investigation into child abuse in her secretive religious sect has resigned. More>>

Republicans join Democrats against Trump's Great Lakes cuts

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Republicans from Great Lakes states are joining Democrats in opposing President Donald Trump's plan to kill funding for a popular environmental program. More>>

New York City awash in green for St. Patrick's Day parade

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Throngs in New York City celebrated at the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. More>>

Ban on Irish butter sparks fight in butter-loving Wisconsin

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Wisconsin consumers tired of trekking across state lines to buy a popular Irish butter are taking their fight to court. More>>

GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump's cut to Meals on Wheels

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Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to the elderly, would see a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump's budget proposal. More>>

Home explodes in DC suburb: 'It's just a pile of bricks'

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Authorities say a house in a Maryland suburb of the nation's capital has been leveled by a thunderous explosion that shattered windows and caused other damage to several nearby homes. More>>

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