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Wells Fargo faces shareholders, protesters at annual meeting

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Wells Fargo's top management and board of directors will face an irritated group of investors Tuesday. More>>

Internet firms winding up for a fight on 'net neutrality'

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Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users. More>>

APNewsBreak: Little change on race in Boston police stops

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The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn't appear to be improving in Boston. More>>

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

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The nation's first double execution in 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber. More>>

San Diego schools defend effort to fight Islamophobia

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One of the nation's largest school districts is launching an effort to better educate parents and teachers of its 132,000 students about Islam and Islamophobia, drawing praise and criticism. More>>

Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold 'sanctuary city' funds

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A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. More>>

Lawyers want Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction dismissed

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Lawyers for former NFL star Aaron Hernandez are formally asking that his first-degree murder conviction be dismissed in Massachusetts now that he has died. More>>

Contrasting accounts of Arkansas execution from witnesses

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After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days _ including two in one night. More>>

The Latest: Spicer calls judge's decision 'egregious'

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San Francisco's city attorney says that President Donald Trump should stop using the death of a woman shot along a waterfront pier by a man who was in the country illegally to politicize the issue of "sanctuary cities.". More>>

Documents: Teen abused by mom before kidnapping by teacher

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Court documents show that a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher had endured months of abuse by her mother. More>>

Right-wing radio host Alex Jones responds to Chobani lawsuit

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Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he's not backing down in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani. More>>

'Bachelor' star Chris Soules charged in deadly Iowa crash

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Iowa authorities have arrested former "The Bachelor" star Chris Soules, alleging that he fled the scene of a deadly traffic accident. More>>

Chinese court sentences US businesswoman accused of spying

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A Chinese court has sentenced an American woman to 3 ½ years in prison for spying charges, in a case that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and human rights advocates. More>>

Tamir Rice lawyer releases videos ahead of officer hearings

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The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER') Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy's condition worsened. More>>

Wisconsin AG: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump campaign rallies show no evidence that any laws were broken. More>>

Idaho: Remains of 2 people found in Oregon Trail badger hole

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A fluke discovery of children's bones protruding from a badger hole in Idaho has investigators trying to determine if they're dealing with a double homicide or the disturbed grave of young 19th century pioneers who died on the Oregon Trail. More>>

Seattle crushes rain record, while rival Portland wet too

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Soggy Seattle has broken another rainfall record. More>>

Study: Man-made extreme weather has hit all over the world

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A new study says nearly everybody on Earth has felt some kind of record extreme weather that can be blamed on global warming. More>>

At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more

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A new study finds that as the world warms and winters get milder, Americans will be more physically active. More>>

Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow

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Researchers are creating an artificial womb to improve care for extremely premature babies _ and remarkable animal testing suggests the first-of-its-kind watery incubation so closely mimics mom that it just might work. More>>

Astronaut breaks US space record, gets call from Trump

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Astronaut Peggy Whitson has another record under her space belt. More>>

Wisconsin dairy farmers face spoiling market, tight deadline

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A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business. More>>

Police: Wife's Fitbit logs steps after husband says she died

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Police in Connecticut have cited Fitbit records in an arrest warrant for a 40-year-old man charged with killing his wife in 2015. More>>

Sheryl Sandberg's new book a tale of grief, resilience Video included

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The new book by Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg, "Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience and Finding Joy," recounts the death of her husband, her grief, and how she recovered from it. More>>

Panel recommends keeping moratorium on Oklahoma executions

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A moratorium on executions in Oklahoma should be extended until major changes are made to the state's capital punishment system so that an innocent person isn't put to death, a state commission recommended on Tuesday. More>>

Overcoming Opioids: Special schools help teens stay clean Video included

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For teenagers in treatment for addiction, returning to school means resisting offers to get high with old friends. More>>

Trailblazing Colorado abortion law marks 50th anniversary

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It's the 50th anniversary of a groundbreaking Colorado law that significantly loosened restrictions on legal abortions. More>>

Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers

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A hardball tactic to force congressional Democrats to negotiate on President Donald Trump's health care priorities might end up backfiring. More>>

FDA: Avoid fake 'miracle' cancer treatments sold on internet

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U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer. More>>

Detective: Durst's wife told neighbor of beating, threats

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A retired New York police detective says the missing wife of New York real estate heir Robert Durst once went to her neighbor's in pajamas and said her husband beat her and she feared he would kill her. More>>

Study: Whale and boat collisions may be more common

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A group of marine scientists say collisions of whales and boats off of New England may be more common than previously thought. More>>

Former federal officer pleads guilty to killing 2 strangers

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Former federal security officer has pleaded guilty to killing two strangers and wounding two others during shooting rampage in Washington, D.C.'s suburbs. More>>

Police ambush killer won't take stand in bid to spare life

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The sister of a man who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper in a 2014 ambush says he was her "protector" against their abusive parents. More>>

States combat rising number of laser strikes on aircraft

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Michigan is poised to join a growing list of states that are making it a crime to attack aircraft with lasers, which endanger pilots and passengers. More>>

Timeline of Arkansas execution from AP reporter

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A federal judge temporarily halted a second execution Monday night in Arkansas after attorneys said in a court filing that the first execution for Jack Jones "appeared to be tortuous and inhumane.". More>>

Methodist court takes up challenge to election of gay bishop

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The top court of the United Methodist Church is considering invalidating the election of the first openly gay bishop. More>>

Tough court on immigration serves as model for Trump plans

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A courthouse on the border in Texas is serving as a model for the kind of tough immigration enforcement advocated by President Donald Trump. More>>

Beloved 600-year-old white oak tree takes final bow

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A 600-year-old white oak tree in New Jersey that's believed to be among the oldest in the nation is about to come down. More>>

Fewer immigrants without status since 2009-report

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A new study shows the number of immigrants in the U.S. illegally has fallen to 11 million since 2009, largely because of a drop-off in the number of Mexicans without legal status. More>>

Aviation officer gives his version of United flight removal

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The Chicago aviation police officer who pulled a man off a United Airlines flight describes the man as physically and verbally combative during the incident. More>>

US students score poorly on national arts and music exam

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When it comes to music and visual arts, American teenagers could use some help. More>>

Volunteers accompany US immigrants to court to allay fears

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Volunteers step up to accompany people living in the US illegally to court hearings and meetings with immigration officials in New York, New Mexico, elsewhere. More>>

'This was real': Artifacts save Holocaust stories for future

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A Holocaust survivor says thousands of artifacts housed in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's new conservation and research center will show future generations "that this was real.". More>>

Senate confirms Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary

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After months of delay, the Senate is expected to confirm former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as agriculture secretary. More>>

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

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The desperate search for two people who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon last weekend marked the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones for a search-and-rescue operation. More>>

Aaron Hernandez friends, family turn out for private funeral

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Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's Connecticut hometown is preparing for his funeral. More>>

Black man punched by California officer files rights lawsuit

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A black man hurled to the ground and punched repeatedly in the face by a police officer this month has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city and county of Sacramento. More>>

Police ambush killer's mother begs for his life

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A judge has rejected a request for an emergency competency hearing for a survivalist who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers and now refuses to communicate with his lawyers. More>>

Artifacts preserve Holocaust stories for future generations

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The small wicker doll chair was an inauspicious toy, but it meant the world to Louise Lawrence-Israels. More>>

Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart

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Two Arkansas inmates who say they're in poor health after decades on death row argue that their medical conditions could lead to extreme pain during lethal injections. More>>

Couple charged in shooting outside Seattle right-wing event

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Prosecutors have charged a couple in connection with a shooting during a demonstration over the appearance of a right-wing speaker at the University of Washington. More>>

The Latest: Spokesman says inmate apologized to director

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A federal appeals court has rejected an Arkansas inmate's request for a stay of execution for the rape and killing of a woman more than two decades ago. More>>

Russian man sentenced to 27 years in hacking case

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Federal prosecutors want the Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data to be sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison and ordered to pay about $170 million in restitution. More>>

GM appeal of ignition switch ruling rejected by high court

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The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from General Motors Co. seeking to block dozens of lawsuits over faulty ignition switches that could expose the company to billions of dollars in additional claims. More>>

Woman found shot execution-style in Oregon was from Russia

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Authorities say a woman who was found shot in the remote woods of Oregon arrived in the United States from Russia last month and was having an "interesting love triangle relationship" with the man arrested in her death and another woman. More>>

Farmers fear deportation of workers could hurt livelihood

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Farmers across the U.S. are worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants who are in the country illegally. More>>

New Orleans takes down white supremacist monument

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New Orleans will begin taking down Confederate statutes, becoming the latest Southern body to divorce itself from what some say are symbols of racism and intolerance. More>>

Condemned men seek appeals even after decades behind bars

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Last-ditch court appeals could block the executions of two Arkansas inmates who are scheduled to be put to death Monday. More>>

Man who shot at car in downtown Los Angeles surrenders

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Police say a man suspected of shooting at a passing motorist in downtown Los Angeles has been taken into custody after refusing to surrender for hours. More>>

'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead

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Robert M. Pirsig, whose novel 'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' became a million-selling classic after more than 100 publishers turned it down, died Monday at age 88. More>>

Governor tightens regulations after boy's waterslide death

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The death of a colleague's son spurred the governor in the often anti-regulation Kansas to toughen the state's inspection requirements for amusement parks. More>>

Man pleads no contest to arson in 2014 Los Angeles inferno

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A man who a witness said was angry about the killing of a black man by police in Missouri pleaded no contest Monday to igniting a huge inferno in downtown Los Angeles that destroyed a block of apartments under construction. More>>

Utah zoo welcomes baby zebra; first born there since 1980s

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The Salt Lake City zoo has added a fourth striped member to its zebra exhibit after a foal was born at the facility earlier this month. More>>

Tennessee teacher planned to take 15-year-old girl to Mexico

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Court documents say a Tennessee teacher charged with kidnapping a 15-year-old student and driving her to California had planned to take the girl to Mexico and took a boat from San Diego on a test run. More>>

Ann Coulter's backers at UC Berkeley file lawsuit

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UC Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus have filed a lawsuit against the university, saying it is discriminating against conservative speakers and violating student rights to free speech. More>>

US: Turkish man charged with serious national security crime

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A federal prosecutor in New York says politically connected lawyers are using inaccuracies to whitewash charges against a prominent Turkish businessman and are trying to get Turkey's president and U.S. officials to resolve the case diplomatically. More>>

AP Exclusive: Amid cuts, new Iowa building gets pricey redo

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A plan to spend nearly a half-million dollars remodeling the interior of the newest state office building in Des Moines is moving forward despite budget cuts that are hitting an array of state programs and services. More>>

Wolf pup born in Missouri offers hope for endangered breed

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A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using sperm that had been frozen. More>>

Obama dishes on leadership at 1st event since leaving office

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Former President Barack Obama is set to hold the first public event of his post-presidential life in the city where he started his political career. More>>

Pot 'smoke-in' on Capitol grounds leads to 4 arrests

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Supporters of legal pot say four people have been arrested after smoking marijuana on the U.S. Capitol grounds. More>>

Investigators sift through wreckage after fire that killed 5

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Investigators are scouring for clues about what sparked a deadly, fast-moving house fire that killed five people, including three children, on a sunny spring afternoon. More>>

Last adventure ahead for NASA's Cassini spacecraft at Saturn

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft faces one last perilous adventure around Saturn. More>>

Bloomberg to world leaders: Ignore Trump on climate

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New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is warning world leaders not to follow President Donald Trump's lead on climate change. More>>

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

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Erin Moran, the former child star who starred as Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. More>>

Fearing a worker shortage, farmers push back on immigration Video included

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Farmers around the U.S. are worried that the Trump administration crackdown on immigrants will deprive them of the workers they need. More>>

Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

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The Trump administration and the Republican-led House are revisiting the question of whether adults who are able to work should be required to work to get taxpayer-provided health insurance. More>>

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles Video included

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President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed push on health care and a looming budget deadline. More>>

3 children among victims in New York City house fire

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New York City officials say five people are dead and multiple people have been injured in a house fire. More>>

California moves - slowly - toward resuming executions

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California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," but it might be easing back toward allowing executions, prodded by voters and lawsuits. More>>

Federal judges deny efforts to delay Arkansas executions

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Two Arkansas inmates scheduled to be put to death Monday in what could be the nation's first double execution in more than 16 years have asked an appeals court to halt their lethal injections because of poor health. More>>

Police search for missing boy in California; father arrested

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Police in Southern California on Sunday finished their search of a park where the passed out father of a missing 5-year-old boy was found over the weekend and are asking for anyone with information to come forward. More>>

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week Video included

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President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package he plans to unveil next week. More>>

The Latest: Passenger says flight attendant nearly hit baby

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A passenger on an American Airlines flight says a flight attendant who has since been grounded nearly hit a baby when he jerked a stroller away from a woman holding the child. More>>

Pilot killed in crash of replica WWI-era plane in California

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Authorities say a pilot was killed when a replica World War I-era biplane crashed in a field on California's central coast. More>>

American tries to learn from United's mistakes in incident

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American Airlines says it has grounded a flight attendant who got into a verbal confrontation with a passenger after taking a baby stroller away from another passenger. More>>

The Latest: California police ask for help to find boy

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Police in Southern California are asking for anyone with information about a missing 5-year-old boy who was with his father to come forward. More>>

Convicted jihadist with California ties loses US citizenship

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A federal judge has revoked the U.S. citizenship of a man who authorities say ran a communications hub for an Egyptian terrorist group out of his Northern California apartment. More>>

Police ambush killer's strategy to avoid death: Blame Dad

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As Eric Frein tries to avoid death row for ambushing two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, defense lawyers are suggesting they intend to raise questions about the father's influence on the gunman. More>>

Doctor's arrest brings attention to US female circumcisions

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The case against a Michigan doctor accused of circumcising two 7-year-old Minnesota girls highlights how the practice is alive and well in parts of the Western world where its adherents have migrated. More>>

Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

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Sen. Charles Schumer says the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at train stations. More>>

Hernandez's body brought to Connecticut funeral home

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Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown. More>>

Authorities drop 33 cases against Dakota Access protesters

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Authorities have dropped 33 cases stemming from arrests of protesters against the Dakota Access crude oil pipeline. More>>

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

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Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook. More>>

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

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The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue for the conservative pundit to speak next week. More>>

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

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Erin Moran, the former child star who starred as Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. More>>

Montana lawmakers seek to make Native America a destination

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Montana might be known internationally for such recreational jewels as Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, but Native Americans say the state is losing an opportunity by failing to develop and promote its vast tribal lands as tourist destinations. More>>

Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life

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Astronomers find another nearby planet that may be just right for life. More>>

North Carolina's long summer vacations are being challenged

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A law mandating when North Carolina public schools hold summer vacation is facing its strongest challenge yet from educators and legislators arguing more calendar flexibility would improve student performance. More>>

Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of 'lunar Bibles'

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Ten microfilm Bibles that traveled to space on board the Apollo NASA missions are locked in an Oklahoma court vault while a legal battle rages in two states over their rightful owner. More>>

Hawaii bill giving equal access to fertility treatment dies

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Hawaii lawmakers have killed a bill that sought equal access to fertility treatments for gay and lesbian couples and single women. More>>

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

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A 10-year-old girl born with no left hand is playing the violin, thanks to a specially designed prosthetic built by undergrads at George Mason University. More>>

Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?

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The University of California at Berkeley is bracing for trouble next week, when conservative Ann Coulter has vowed to speak in defiance of the school's wishes. More>>

Bill for congresswoman's shooting memorial fails in Arizona

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Lawmakers in the 2017 legislative session are walking away from a proposal to spend state money on a memorial to mark the 2011 shooting that targeted then-Rep. More>>

Want to own a town? Tiny Oregon community for sale for $3.5M

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The tiny town of Tiller, Oregon, is almost entirely for sale for $3.5 million - or $3.85 million if you also want the local elementary school, which is a separate deal. More>>

Report: Can't blame El Nino as global temps spike in March

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Earth hit a new milestone for warmth in March. More>>

Gunfire sensors credited with quick arrest in Fresno rampage

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The arrest of a gunman accused of going on a deadly rampage against white people in Fresno, California, was made with the help of technology that can detect the sound of gunfire and help police zero in on the source. More>>

Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl's recovery 'just beginning'

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A family lawyer says the "process of recovery is only just beginning" for a 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California. More>>

Trump Jr.'s prairie dog hunt in Montana prompts backlash

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Donald Trump Jr. will target more than just Montana's Republican voters when he helps technology entrepreneur Greg Gianforte campaign for an open U.S. House seat. More>>

Judge seems reluctant to issue another travel ban injunction

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A federal judge seems reluctant to issue yet another nationwide injunction against President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, saying two other judges have already done so. More>>

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

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The Trump administration is moving to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities. More>>

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

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A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name has arrived at the International Space Station. More>>

With tears, tattoos, Prince fans remember him a year later

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Prince fans will mark the anniversary of his sudden death by gathering at Minnesota sites made famous by the "Purple Rain" superstar. More>>

Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

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A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead has been denied parole in New York. More>>

Legal rulings could force Texas back into federal oversight

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A run of legal defeats over its voting laws means Texas could risk becoming the first state forced back into federal oversight since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key parts of the Voting Rights Act four years ago. More>>

Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

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Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly 12 years despite a flurry of legal challenges that spared three convicted killers. More>>

Fresno killings suspect has 2-decade history of violence

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The suspect in this week's Fresno, California mass shooting is set to appear in court to face a first-degree murder charge in a killing five days earlier. More>>

Power fully restored after San Francisco outage Video included

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A power outage struck a wide area of San Francisco, blacking out about 90,000 utility customers, snarling traffic as intersection signals went dark, and stopping the famed cable cars for a time. More>>

AP Exclusive: Pesticide maker tries to kill risk study

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Dow Chemical is pushing the Trump administration to scrap the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species. More>>

Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

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The family of Aaron Hernandez is asking a judge to order Massachusetts prison officials to preserve evidence after the former New England Patriots player committed suicide while serving a life sentence for murder. More>>

The Latest: Fresno, California gunman has violent record

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The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno faced repeated domestic violence charges years ago, including allegations that he beat the mother of his child. More>>

Fresno killings suspect shouts out during 1st court hearing

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The suspect in this week's racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno, California, entered a courtroom shouting that natural disasters striking America will increase. More>>

3 judges to hear appeal of Hawaii ruling blocking travel ban

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A three-judge panel of a federal appeals court will hear arguments in an appeal of a Hawaii federal judge's ruling blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban. More>>

Suspect who died in Seattle officer shooting named

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Authorities have named the 19-year-old suspect who died after Thursday's exchange of gunfire with Seattle police near a downtown convenience store. More>>

New Mexico Legislature sues governor in escalating conflict

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New Mexico's Legislature has sued Republican Gov. Susana Martinez over her budget vetoes that they say would effectively eliminate the legislative branch of government by cutting off its funding. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Remote Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million

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AP PHOTOS: Oregon town for sale for $3.5 million. More>>

Colorado House: Clemency for inmate released 90 years early

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Colorado's House unanimously called on the governor Friday to grant clemency to a robbery-kidnapping convict who is back in prison after being mistakenly released decades early and reforming his life. More>>

Lawyer: Kidnapped 15-year-old girl back home in Tennessee

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After being missing for more than a month, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl was found near a cabin in a remote part of northern California and the 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping her was arrested. More>>

The Latest: Equipment failure shut down power to thousands

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A utility company spokesman says the San Francisco power outage that left thousands in the dark was caused by a "catastrophic failure" of circuit breaker that caused a fire at a power substation. More>>

Court promptly denies Blagojevich request for 3rd sentencing

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A federal court took just three days to reject the appeal of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich seeking a third sentencing. More>>

Police: Woman distracted by phone hit by train, badly hurt

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A 26-year-old Oregon woman is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after being struck by a freight train in a Portland suburb. More>>

George HW Bush to stay through weekend in Houston hospital

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A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush says the nation's 41st president will remain in a Houston hospital through the weekend while he recovers from a mild case of pneumonia. More>>

Lawmakers seek details from Trump group on foreign payments

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Leaders of a House investigations panel are asking the Trump Organization for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. More>>

Egyptian-American release came after 'no deal,' Trump says

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An Egyptian-American charity worker freed after nearly three years of detention in Egypt is meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. More>>

Providence gives 1st OK to major changes aimed at profiling

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A Rhode Island city has given first passage to a sweeping new ordinance that would ban racial profiling by police and establish strict controls on how to conduct traffic and pedestrian stops. More>>

The Latest: Trump says 'no deal' was made for charity worker

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President Donald Trump said there was "no deal" made to secure the release of an Egyptian-American charity worker. More>>

Gunman in Missouri utility worker deaths had criminal record

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Investigators are trying to determine what led a gunman to open fire on two utility workers in a residential neighborhood in St. Louis, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself. More>>

Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

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Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez's brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same degenerative brain disease as Hall of Famer Junior Seau and former Bears defensive back Dave Duerson, who also took their own lives. More>>

Trooper's mother says she doesn't hate killer, wants justice

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Jurors are learning about the life of a state police trooper gunned down in a 2014 ambush as they weigh a potential death sentence for his killer. More>>

Trump: Paris attack will 'probably help' Le Pen in France Video included

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President Donald Trump says he believes Thursday's attack in Paris will "probably help" far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France's upcoming election. More>>

Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

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A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues is resigning. More>>

Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

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Family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio a year ago. More>>

The Latest: Russian hacker sentenced to 27 years

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A Russian man convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card data has been sentenced to 27 years in prison and ordered to pay nearly $170 million in restitution. More>>

Trump's budget chief says money for border wall a must

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The White House budget director says money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing. More>>

Attorneys general to Trump: Don't cut drug treatment funds

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Attorneys general from 19 states tell Trump and Congress not to cut federal money for drug treatment. More>>

AP FACT CHECK: Gorsuch, SCOTUS didn't ban teaching of Islam

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Newly sworn in Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch didn't cast the deciding vote in a case on Islam in public schools, despite the claims of several widely-shared stories. More>>

Virginia governor: Man is guilty, but shouldn't be executed

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to spare the life of a death row inmate came down to concerns about the fairness of his trial, not doubts about his guilt. More>>

Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure

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Hillary Clinton addressed a cheering crowd at an LGBT rights fundraiser in New York Thursday night and told them that recent progress might not be as secure as they once hoped. More>>

Pot fans observe 4/20 holiday with smoke-outs, high hike

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From Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to Hippie Hill in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, marijuana enthusiasts are observing their 4/20 holiday with public smoke-outs, parties and, yes, great deals on weed. More>>

3 Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody

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Seattle police say two police officers have been shot responding to a robbery downtown. More>>

25 years for ex-Saint's killer in 'profoundly sad' case

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A Louisiana judge has sentenced a 29-year-old New Orleans man to 25 years in prison for killing former Saints star Will Smith and wounding Smith's wife after an April 2016 traffic crash. More>>

GM faces hard road getting compensated for Venezuela factory Video included

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General Motors says it has halted operations in Venezuela after authorities seized a factory. More>>

The Latest: 3 officers wounded by gunfire after robbery

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Seattle police say one suspect has significant injuries and another has been taken in to custody after two police officers were shot responding to a robbery downtown. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Black teens most active on social media apps

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A new poll shows that black teens are the most active on social media, messaging apps and video. More>>

In final hours, Hernandez thought of family, not football

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Aaron Hernandez's death in prison _ just days after the former NFL star was cleared of additional murder charges _ remains shrouded in mystery. More>>

Widow of Saints star Will Smith upset at killer's 25 years

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The defense gets a chance to make its case for leniency in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. More>>

3 Seattle officers shot; 1 suspect dead, 2 in custody

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A Seattle police officer is recovering at a hospital after being shot while responding to a convenience store robbery downtown. More>>

Arkansas overcomes legal hurdles, carries out execution

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An aggressive effort by the state of Arkansas to carry out its first executions since 2005 stalled for the second time this week as courts blocked lethal injections planned Thursday for two inmates. More>>

Hawaii lawmakers criticize Sessions' island judge remarks

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Hawaii lawmakers are criticizing U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he expressed amazement that a 'judge sitting on an island in the Pacific' could issue a ruling stopping President Donald Trump's travel ban. More>>

The Latest: Inmate lost consciousness quickly, witnesses say

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The Arkansas Supreme Court is allowing the state to use a lethal injection drug in upcoming executions, despite a supplier's complaint that it was sold to the state to be used only for inmates' medical care. More>>

Education secy, teachers union chief meet on school tour

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to visit a public school in Ohio with the president of a national teachers union, who has been among her most vocal critics and has suggested that DeVos doesn't understand what students need to succeed. More>>

UC Berkeley flip-flops on Ann Coulter, proposes May date

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The University of California, Berkeley says it has a "grave concern" of violence on campus if Ann Coulter follows through on a threat to speak next week and has proposed an alternate date next month. More>>

Health care lobby pushes back on Hawaii LGBT fertility bill

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Health care lobbyists in Hawaii are pushing lawmakers to kill part of a bill that would expand access to fertility treatments to same-sex couples who want to have a child. More>>

Court again finds intentional voter discrimination in Texas

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Federal judges have found Republican-drawn map setting the boundaries of Texas' statehouse districts violates the U.S. Constitution by intentionally discriminating against minority voters. More>>

Gunman kills 2 St. Louis utility workers, turns gun on self

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St. Louis police say a gunman opened fire on two utility workers, killing both of them, before fatally shooting himself. More>>

Tennessee girl safe, teacher arrested near California cabin

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Authorities say that a 15-year-old Tennessee girl who disappeared with her teacher has been found safe in California. More>>

New 'delicioso' postage stamps dedicated to Latino cuisine

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From the kitchen table to the mail, the U.S. Postal Service is recognizing the influence of Latino foods and flavors on American cuisine with the release of a new series of stamps. More>>

Slain trooper's widow angry 'I can't grow old with him now'

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A survivalist who shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Police trooper and injured another in an ambush at their barracks will now fight for his own life following his conviction on capital murder charges. More>>

Harvard honors a famous grad _ JFK _ with special symposium

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Harvard University is honoring one of its most famous graduates _ John F. Kennedy _ with a symposium marking the 100th anniversary of the slain president's birth. More>>

Some blame staffing for Nebraska prison's violence problem

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A Nebraska prison with a history of riots saw more violence this week, sparking new criticism from lawmakers. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor to seek death in deputy murder case

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A man suspected of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy is now charged with first-degree murder. More>>

Patriots hit back at New York Times over White House tweet

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The New England Patriots are taking issue with a New York Times photo comparison that suggested a smaller turnout for Wednesday's Super Bowl celebration at the White House with President Donald Trump than one two years ago with President Barack Obama. More>>

Documentary delves into life of music pioneer Clive Davis

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Music mogul Clive Davis has celebrated his legacy with the debut of a documentary about his life during the opening night of the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. More>>

The Latest: Teacher faces federal charge in student case

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An acting U.S. attorney in Tennessee says the teacher who is accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student has been charged with taking a minor across state lines to have sex. More>>

Indiana GOP leaders agree to close cold beer loophole

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Republican leaders in the Indiana Statehouse have reached agreement on a measure that appears to punish a convenience store owner who used a legal loophole to circumvent the state's stringent law governing who can sell sale cold beer. More>>

Fox stock gains ground following O'Reilly firing

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Shares of Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox, held steady in morning trading Thursday following the firing of longtime and top-rated host Bill O'Reilly. More>>

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