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Cosby accusers say they hope he is sentenced to jail time Video included

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Two of the women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault decades ago say they hope he will be sentenced to prison time this week. More>>

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison Video included

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Bill Cosby faces the start of a two-day sentencing hearing in which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian. More>>

Correction: Bill Cosby-Legacy story Video included

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Bill Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over comedy star and his legacy. More>>

Will Smith's bungee jump: The latest stunt near Grand Canyon

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Will Smith will celebrate his 50th birthday this week by bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon, the latest in of a series of stunts staged by daredevils in and around the natural wonder. More>>

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

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Electrical implant, intense rehab help three paralyzed patients take steps again _ using a walker or other aid _ but far more study needed to tell why, who else might be helped. More>>

Dallas police officer accused in neighbor's death fired

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Dallas police say a white officer accused of fatally shooting her black neighbor inside his own apartment has been dismissed. More>>

PAC targets politicians it says act against women's interest

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A newly formed political action committee is targeting politicians it says have acted against the interests of women. More>>

10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina Video included

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Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. More>>

Michigan AG alleges opponent lied about Nassar probe

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Republican Bill Schuette says Democrat Gretchen Whitmer shouldn't be governor because she's lying about her handling of the investigation of sexual abuser Larry Nassar. More>>

18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago officer tossed

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The convictions of 18 more men investigated by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant have been vacated. More>>

Newly released records show lead-up to parking lot shooting

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Florida authorities have released hundreds of new pages in the case of a white man accused of shooting a black man in a parking lot dispute in July. More>>

Defense pathologists questions accuracy of teen's autopsy

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Defense attorneys in Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke's murder trial are about to start calling witnesses, and the big question is whether Van Dyke will testify. More>>

Trump mileage rollback under fire at California hearing

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Doctors, environmental groups and California officials will weigh in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage standards at what could be a raucous hearing in a region with some of the nation's worst air pollution. More>>

Keystone XL developer plans to start construction in 2019

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The developer of the Keystone XL oil pipeline says it plans to start construction next year after the U.S. State Department concluded last week that major environmental damage from a leak is unlikely and could be quickly mitigated. More>>

Trump lawyers seek to toss Stormy Daniels' lawsuit

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump are going to court to urge a judge to toss porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit over a hush-money deal after their alleged affair. More>>

The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosby Video included

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Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the start of a sentencing hearing that will determine the punishment for the 81-year-old comedian convicted of sexual assault. More>>

CIA director outlines priorities for the agency

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Recently confirmed CIA Director Gina Haspel says one of her top priorities is to invest more heavily in collecting intelligence against nation state adversaries as well as Islamic extremists. More>>

Police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in Baltimore shootout

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Baltimore's interim police chief says a suspect died and an officer was wounded in a shootout in a violence-prone Baltimore district where a crime suppression initiative was taking place. More>>

Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell

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Prominent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct. More>>

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

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Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina. More>>

Coroner: LA mail carrier died of overheating on broiling day

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The coroner's office says a Los Angeles mail carrier found dead inside her postal truck amid scorching temperatures died primarily from overheating. More>>

Get ready for 'Bongzilla,' selfie frenzy at Vegas pot museum

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A museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana plants is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas. More>>

Former co-worker: Wisconsin shooting suspect never smiled

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A former co-worker says a gunman who opened fire at a Wisconsin software company was quiet and never smiled. More>>

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in US

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Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U.S. after being arrested in Taiwan. More>>

'House With a Clock in Its Walls' ticks to No. 1 in theaters

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The gothic family fantasy "A House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office. More>>

As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough

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US farmers will soon begin getting government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to help those experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China, but even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough. More>>

3 hackers get light sentences after working with the FBI

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Three computer hackers whose "botnet" known as Mirai virtually paralyzed chunks of the Internet in 2016 have received light sentences after helping the FBI with cybercrime and cybersecurity. More>>

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid meals

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People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under new state law. More>>

Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

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Governor's races are on the ballot in 36 states this year, and support or opposition to the Trump administration has emerged as a pivotal issue in many of the most closely contested races. More>>

Ex-OpenTable worker charged in bogus reservations scheme

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A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service. More>>

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast Video included

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Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast. More>>

US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

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Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to limit airline change fees as bill deadline looms. More>>

Baltimore police: Suspect dead, officer wounded in shootout

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Baltimore's interim police chief says an officer has been shot and wounded and a suspect killed in an exchange of gunfire. More>>

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding Video included

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Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. More>>

Police beef up security for UN gathering, Trump visit

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Authorities in New York City are facing an epic security and logistical challenge with the coming arrival of President Donald Trump and other world leaders for the United Nations General Assembly. More>>

Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

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Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. More>>

Cosby to fight 'sexually violent predator' tag at sentencing Video included

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Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing Monday is set to begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a 'sexually violent predator'. More>>

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

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Scientists are noticing fewer and fewer moths, ladybugs, fireflies and butterflies, but they can't quite quantify what's happening to flying insect because they never measured how many bugs there used to be. More>>

Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

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In he-said, she-said disputes like Kavanaugh case, frailty of memory may play a role. More>>

Yellowstone thermal spring erupts for 4th time in 60 years

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Officials at Yellowstone National Park say new thermal activity occurred at the park over the past several days. More>>

Average US price of gas drops a penny per gallon to $2.90

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The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.90. More>>

Burt Reynolds mourned at small private memorial in Florida

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About 80 of Burt Reynolds friends and relatives shared memories of the late actor at a private memorial service. More>>

Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

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There has never been a book tour quite like the one planned for Michelle Obama's "Becoming.". More>>

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

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A lawyer says four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago have filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements. More>>

Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

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A North Carolina town where a levee breached is among the latest to feel the punch of Hurricane Florence. More>>

Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

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Activists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Ricostage a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. More>>

Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

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Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months. More>>

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

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Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River. More>>

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, welcoming carloads of visitors eager to see Kilauea's new summit crater and the area where a longstanding lava lake once bubbled near the surface. More>>

Art's iconic 'Blue Boy' gets major 250th birthday makeover

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"Blue Boy" is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public will get to watch as one of the world's most iconic paintings gets a little nip here, a tuck there and some splashes of fresh paint. More>>

Surgery called success for Allman Brothers' Dickey Betts

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Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts has had successful surgery after slipping and hitting his head while playing with his dog in Florida. More>>

Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

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An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. More>>

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

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A storm system has dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death. More>>

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

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Democrats and Republicans are stepping up their spending on state legislative races as they draw nearer to the next round of redistricting. More>>

Rising oil prices haven't hurt the US economy so far

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Higher oil prices hurt consumers, but modest increases don't have to crimp the economy. More>>

Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

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The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. More>>

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

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A judge says a California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school. More>>

School head resigns over comment about black quarterbacks

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A white Texas school superintendent who posted online that "You can't count on a black quarterback" in reference to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has resigned. More>>

The Latest: Arizona GOP congressman says siblings hate Trump

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GOP Congressman Paul Gosar says his siblings who endorsed an election opponent in a television ad are disgruntled liberal Democrats who hate President Trump and put ideology before family. More>>

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

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Fearful immigrant families hoping to reunite with children and teenagers who crossed the border alone are facing an intimidating system that includes submitting fingerprints by all adults in the household where a migrant child will live. More>>

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires. More>>

Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

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Survivors respond with fury to Trump's remarks on woman who accused court nominee of sexual assault. More>>

The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

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A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. More>>

18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago cop to be tossed

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Prosecutors say they will dismiss the convictions of 18 more people that resulted from investigations by a corrupt police sergeant and his crew. More>>

Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

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Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain. More>>

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

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The first black woman to be accredited to cover the White House now has a statue in the Newseum. More>>

Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse

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A fugitive priest accused of child abuse decades ago in New Mexico has been arrested. More>>

Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

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Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California is being criticized by his rival in the November election after a photo on social media showed Nunes next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. More>>

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

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Attorneys say a California surgeon and his girlfriend deny allegations they preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them. More>>

Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery

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Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. More>>

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

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Fearful immigrant families hoping to reunite with children and teenagers who crossed the border alone are facing an intimidating system that includes submitting fingerprints by all adults in the household where a migrant child will live. More>>

Sheriff: Motive unclear for Maryland shooter who killed 3

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A Maryland sheriff says the woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage. More>>

APNewsBreak: Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

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The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade. More>>

Monsanto asks judge to throw out $289M award in cancer suit

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Agribusiness giant Monsanto is asking a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company' Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. More>>

When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas Video included

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The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm. More>>

Sheriff: Shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

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Maryland warehouse shooting: three people killed in shooting at distribution center and a fourth person, the female suspect, died after shooting herself in the head. More>>

Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

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APNewsBreak: Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River. More>>

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

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NN Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damages while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. More>>

California man arrested in 10 'horrific' cold-case rapes

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Sacramento authorities have arrested a 58-year-old man suspected of committing at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006. More>>

Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn't hear it

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The jury in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald has heard very little about race. More>>

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

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US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP. More>>

First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

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The first black woman to be accredited to cover the White House now has a statue in the Newseum. More>>

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed in census case

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A judge says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross can be questioned under oath by lawyers challenging a decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. More>>

Guatemalan migrants, Arizona residents among 8 dead in crash

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Authorities say Arizona residents and immigrants in the U.S. illegally from Guatemala were among the eight people killed in a head-on crash. More>>

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as 'warrior'

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Family and friends will gather Friday for the funeral of a New York mother who turned grief over her daughter's killing into a crusade against MS-13 gang violence. More>>

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women's fashion Video included

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A new exhibition in San Francisco aims to show the diversity and creativity of modern fashion for Muslim women. More>>

Wisconsin workplace shooting suspect had revoked gun permit

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Police say the suspect in a Wisconsin workplace shooting that seriously injured three people had his concealed-carry permit revoked and was unable to legally purchase a firearm. More>>

Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh

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Evangelical activists are pressing Republican leaders to act "much more aggressively" Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. More>>

California college moves 'Prospector Pete' statue from plaza

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California State University, Long Beach, will be ousting its "Prospector Pete" statue because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. More>>

Official: More possible victims of California doctor found

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A Southern California prosecutor says his office has received leads to more than 12 possible additional victims in the investigation of a surgeon and a female companion already charged with drugging and raping two women. More>>

California: Drugmaker paid doctors to overprescribe Humira

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California has filed a lawsuit accusing pharmaceutical giant AbbVie of illegally plying doctors with cash, gifts and services to prescribe one of the world's biggest selling drugs. More>>

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

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The Mormon church says a new youth program it will roll out in 2020 when it cuts ties with Boy Scouts of America will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes gospel-focused. More>>

Hotplates, heaters to be given residents after gas disaster

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Officials say hotplates and space heaters will be distributed to thousands of Massachusetts residents who were left without natural gas following a series of gas explosions and fires. More>>

FBI: Solar observatory closed after child porn case opened

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An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that mysteriously closed earlier this month appears to be linked to a child pornography investigation. More>>

Judge denies bid to block courthouse immigration arrests

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A judge on Massachusetts' highest court has denied a bid to block federal agents from arresting immigrants targeted for deportation at state courthouses. More>>

Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship

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Researchers say they've identified a site off the coast of Rhode Island where they think the ship that 18th-century explorer Capt James Cook used to sail around the world may be located. More>>

Gunman upset by divorce is found dead after manhunt

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A gunman authorities say shot at his ex-wife and then killed his parents in Pennsylvania has been found dead. More>>

Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticize

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Republicans' chances of keeping their U.S. Senate majority have become shakier as races in red states have tightened, but the party's most vulnerable member insists he's bullish about his re-election. More>>

Man who walked near boiling-hot Old Faithful geyser ticketed

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Yellowstone National Park officials say they have ticketed a man caught on video walking dangerously close to Old Faithful geyser. More>>

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation Video included

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Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. More>>

Will American Airlines bar customers from changing a ticket?

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American expects to bar customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress cracks down on 'unreasonable' airline fees. More>>

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

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Puerto Ricans are marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests and a funeral procession. More>>

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

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Aggressive Canadian crabs invading US waters from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem. More>>

Cardinal hires judge to review church sex abuse policies

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The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York has hired a former federal judge to review its procedures and protocols for handling allegations of sexual abuse. More>>

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

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Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. More>>

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

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Cornell says its investigation found academic misconduct the research of a prominent professor. More>>

US agrees to improve worker safety at polluted nuclear site

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The U.S. government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over employee exposure to chemical vapors at the nation's most polluted nuclear weapons production site. More>>

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

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With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are getting a chance to take stock of the destruction. More>>

Ex-aide to New York Gov. Cuomo gets 6 years in prison

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A judge will decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. More>>

Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changes

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An attorney for two Native American brothers pulled from a Colorado State University tour is asking the school for policy changes. More>>

Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at risk

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Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children in part because it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. More>>

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

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Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation". More>>

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding Video included

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Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. More>>

Grand jury indicts Alaska man tied to girl's death

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A federal grand jury has indicted an Alaska man linked to a missing 10-year-old girl's death, alleging he lied, among other things, that he found the missing girl's cellphone when in fact he took it from her. More>>

Slayings raise alarms for women who practice sports alone

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Three slayings raise alarms for women who exercise or practice sports alone. More>>

Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

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Several meteorologists and disaster experts say Florence highlights a problem with the way hurricane danger is rated. More>>

Anti-abuse activists pan US Catholic bishops' new proposals

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Lawyers and advocates for victims of clergy sex-abuse are assailing as inadequate some new steps announced by U.S. Catholic bishops to curtail the abuse scandals that are shaking the church. More>>

Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

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Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report that it's under criminal investigation over statements about taking the company private. More>>

3 hurt in court shooting leave hospital; gunman identified

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Three civilians wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom are now out of the hospital. More>>

8 people, including 4 migrants in US illegally, die in crash

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Authorities say nine people, including seven who were in the U.S. illegally, were killed in a head-on collision on an Arizona highway. More>>

The Latest: Sheriff: Shooting suspect in critical condition

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Authorities say multiple people have been shot in northeast Maryland in what the FBI is describing as an "active shooter situation". More>>

Judge: Georgia has stalled in face of voting system risks

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Voting integrity advocates had argued Georgia's electronic voting machines are unreliable and vulnerable to hacking, but a federal judge says forcing the state to change its system to paper ballots before the midterm elections is too risky. More>>

1st private moon flight passenger to invite creative guests Video included

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Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa said Monday that he plans to blast off on the first-ever commercial trip around the moon and will invite six to eight artists, architects, designers and other creative people on the weeklong journey. More>>

Agent accused in serial killings lived quiet suburban life

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Border Patrol agent accused of being serial killer lived typical suburban life. More>>

Relatives: Texas victims more than the troubles they endured

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Four women killed in Texas _ allegedly by a Border Patrol agent _ were bound by difficulties in life. But relatives say they were more than the troubles they endured. More>>

Police: Gunman in workplace shooting had no criminal history

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Authorities say they don't yet know what prompted an employee of a Wisconsin software company to open fire at his office, injuring four people, including three seriously. More>>

Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

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A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma. More>>

Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

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Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms. More>>

Trump rolls back pollution rules for drilling on US lands

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An on-again, off-again effort to restrict harmful methane emissions on federal lands is off _ again. More>>

Correction: Murder Conviction Overturned-Arkansas story

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An Arkansas man whose 1992 murder conviction was overturned with the help of the Midwest Innocence Project has been freed from prison. More>>

Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies

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Officials say two women being transported to a mental health facility by deputies have drowned when they were trapped in the van as it was engulfed in rising South Carolina floodwaters. More>>

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

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Elizabeth Smart says the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 fell short on her apology. More>>

Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies at 84

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Arthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. More>>

Past NASA chiefs gather for space agency's 60th anniversary

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NASA chiefs going back 30 years have come together to mark the space agency's 60th anniversary. More>>

Democrats in key House races push against tax deduction cap

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One provision of the Republican tax overhaul looms large in several tight congressional races this fall, especially in California and New Jersey. More>>

Vigil honors star golfer from Spain who was killed in Iowa

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Teammates and others who knew an Iowa State University student-athlete who was killed this week while playing golf near the campus shared stories about her and lit candles in her memory. More>>

The Latest: Smart won't live in fear after kidnapper release

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Elizabeth Smart's father says he's grateful that one of her kidnappers will be watched closely by federal agents now that she's been freed from prison, but he remains concerned about Wanda Barzee's mental state. More>>

Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog

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The town of Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, is known for a string of highly esteemed mayors, one of whom died this week. More>>

Man opens fire at his Wisconsin office, 3 seriously hurt

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Police are responding to a report of an active shooter in a commercial building in the southern Wisconsin community of Middleton. More>>

Women slain in Border Patrol case endured trying lives

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Women allegedly killed by Border Patrol supervisor in Texas endured trying lives. More>>

Jehovah's Witnesses accused of mishandling abuse in Montana

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Two women who say they were sexually abused as children have alleged that the Jehovah's Witnesses failed to report their abuser to authorities in Montana. More>>

Judge: US can't deny passport over refusing to pick gender

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A judge has ruled that U.S. officials cannot deny a passport application from an intersex Colorado resident based solely on a refusal to select male or female for gender. More>>

Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home Video included

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Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic rain and floods. More>>

Owner of 3D-printed gun company accused of sex with minor

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Authorities allege that the owner of a Texas company being sued by several states over its plan to disseminate blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward. More>>

Border Patrol agents find 193 immigrants in southern Arizona

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For the third time in a month, Border Patrol agents have found a large group of immigrants in a remote desert area of southern Arizona. More>>

Former Chicago police commander linked to torture dead at 70

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Jon Burge, a former Chicago police commander who was linked to numerous cases of misconduct and abuse of suspects, has died in Florida. More>>

Similar slayings draw vastly different political reaction

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Slain golfer and suspect lived contrasting lives in the same Iowa college town. More>>

The Latest: Company officials 'heartbroken' after shooting

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A city official says four people have been shot, but none fatally, during shooting at software company near Madison, Wisconsin. More>>

California district latest to modernize 'sexist' dress code

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A school district near San Francisco has become the latest to adopt a dress code allowing midriff-baring shirts and short shorts that it says is less sexist. More>>

2 patients drown as van swept into floodwaters

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Two female detainees have drowned when a van was swept away in rising South Carolina flood waters. More>>

The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

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Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina. More>>

Teen killed in dramatic natural gas explosions laid to rest

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Hundreds of mourners have come out to remember the Massachusetts teen who died in last week's natural gas explosions north of Boston. More>>

US doubles tribal funding to fight violence against women

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A top U.S. Justice Department official says it's doubling the amount of federal funding for tribal public safety and crime victims as it seeks to tackle the high-rates of violence against Native American women. More>>

Coca-Cannabis? Coke analyzing cannabis in wellness drinks

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The Coca-Cola Company says that it's "closely watching" the growth of the use of a non-psychoactive element of cannabis in wellness drinks. More>>

Prosecutor: Suspect tied rope around neck of slain woman

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A prosecutor says a North Dakota man accused of helping to kill a pregnant woman tightened a rope around her neck after his girlfriend sliced the baby from the victim's womb. More>>

Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday Video included

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Bill Cosby's trial judge rejects defense motion to step down from the sex assault case before Monday's sentencing hearing near Philadelphia. More>>

Grizzly's rare aggressive attack kills 1, puzzles officials

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Officials puzzle over especially aggressive attack that kills hunting guide, injures client in Wyoming. More>>

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

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California jury: Career criminal guilty of killing 2 teens

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Former Iowa State University golfer found dead at golf course; man charged with murder. More>>

Chicago cops reluctantly testify against 1 of their own Video included

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The video of the Laquan McDonald shooting is so central to the murder trial of Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke that jurors watched it repeatedly during the first day of testimony. More>>

Canadian marijuana imports OK'd by US for California study

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In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. More>>

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