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Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed 'disrespect'

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Trump and the new politics of honoring families of the fallen. More>>

Trump: Lawmaker 'fabricated' account of his talk with widow

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A Florida congresswoman says President Donald Trump told the widow of a slain soldier that he 'knew what he signed up for'. More>>

Judge: Newest travel ban 'same maladies' as previous version

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A U.S. judge has blocked the third version of a travel ban issued by President Donald Trump this year. More>>

Maryland office shooting suspect linked to Delaware shooting

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A sheriff's office in northeastern Maryland says it is on the scene of a shooting at an office park. More>>

Jerry Sandusky denied new trial on child sex abuse charges

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A Pennsylvania judge is set to announce whether former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will get a second shot at persuading a jury he's innocent of child molestation charges. More>>

Man convicted of plotting to behead blogger for IS group

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Jurors are set to resume deliberations in the case of a man accused of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller on behalf of the Islamic State group. More>>

APNewsBreak: Mike Pence's brother plans to run for Congress

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Greg Pence, one of Vice President's Mike Pence's older brothers, files document indicating run for Congress in Indiana. More>>

Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

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A new Pew Research Center survey shows Republicans and Democrats have sharply different views on the state of gender equality in the United States. More>>

Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

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A bipartisan Senate deal to curb the growth of health insurance premiums is on shaky ground. More>>

The Latest: Ex-Oklahoma cop on trial says he had to shoot

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A white former Oklahoma police officer on trial for the fourth time in the 2014 killing of his daughter's black boyfriend has told jurors he had no choice but to shoot the young man. More>>

Liberian rebel commander guilty of immigration fraud

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A Liberian accused of war crimes has been convicted of lying about his past as a rebel commander so he could enter the U.S. More>>

Amazon has brought benefits - and disruption - to Seattle

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Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas. More>>

Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

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Authorities say a woman and her five children were killed in a fire that destroyed their Texas home. More>>

Tough housing market awaits California wildfire victims

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The many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in wildfires burning in Northern California will not only have to find or build a new place to live. They'll have to do it in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation. More>>

California declares emergency to fight hepatitis A outbreak

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California Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency to combat hepatitis A outbreak that has claimed 18 lives in San Diego. More>>

Collins: Trump should back effort to resume health subsidy

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A key moderate Republican is urging President Donald Trump to support a bipartisan Senate effort to reinstate insurer payments. More>>

Twitter vows new crackdown on hateful, abusive tweets

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Twitter vowed to crack down further on hate speech and sexual harassment on its platform, days after CEO Jack Dorsey said in a tweet-storm that the company was "still" not doing enough to protect its users. More>>

Las Vegas hotel guard describes being shot by Paddock

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The hotel security guard who is a witness to the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history says he was shot while walking down a hotel hallway outside where Stephen Paddock was holed up in a suite. More>>

Judge halts newest Trump travel ban, saying it has same woes

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A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. More>>

Elvis house, Marilyn dresses, JFK radio up for auction

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A house said to be a boyhood home of Elvis Presley and land where he played are part of an upcoming celebrity auction. More>>

Bannon praises Flake opponent, slams Senate leader McConnell

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Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon waded into an Arizona U.S. Senate race with an appearance at a fundraiser for a challenger to incumbent Republican Sen. Jeff Flake. More>>

Self-driving cars could ease traffic, but increase sprawl

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A new study inspired by Boston's early experiments with self-driving cars finds that the technology could ease congestion, but also lead to more cars on the road and further encourage urban sprawl. More>>

Guilty plea but no jail for jewel thief Doris Payne, 87

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A notorious jewel thief recently arrested at a Walmart in Georgia got a warning _ but no jail time _ during her latest trip to court. More>>

DA who dropped Weinstein case rethinking campaign donations

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The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he has stopped taking campaign donations pending a review by an outside ethics group. More>>

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

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Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses. More>>

Utility scrutinized as California wildfire victims sue

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Northern California homeowners allege in a lawsuit that Pacific Gas & Electric Co. failed to adequately protect its power lines before the region's deadly wildfires, a theory that state investigators are considering as they try to determine the cause. More>>

Vegas hotel security guard's disappearance draws attention

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A union official representing the Las Vegas hotel security guard shot by Stephen Paddock before he rained gunfire on a music festival says the guard disappeared last week before he was scheduled for TV interviews. More>>

Californians head back home to altered lives, communities Video included

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A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional. More>>

Houston-area "Tourniquet Killer" set to die

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A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday. More>>

Maryland man indicted for hate crime in student's slaying

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A Maryland prosecutor says a man has been indicted on a hate-crime charge for allegedly stabbing a college student to death "because of his race.". More>>

Women in California Capitol speak out against harassment

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An effort is under way to encourage women to share stories of sexual harassment in California's Capitol. More>>

Bannon boosts Flake challenger, snubs Trump plea to back off

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The political action committee affiliated with former presidential strategist Steve Bannon is endorsing state Sen. Kelli Ward over Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. More>>

Police: Woman who feared deportation drowned 2 boys

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Police in Delaware's largest city have charged a woman with drowning her infant son and the baby's 5-year-old half brother. More>>

'Praying to have business': Workers hit hard by wildfires

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Residents in California wine country are increasingly worried about the ability to pay their bills as wildfires drag on. More>>

Court agrees to take on US-Microsoft dispute over emails

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The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. More>>

NTSB: Balloon crash pilot was as impaired as a drunk driver

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Federal investigators say the pilot in a Texas hot air balloon crash that killed 16 people took off with opioids and sedatives in his system that likely contributed to ignored weather warnings and flying into a power line. More>>

US obesity problem is not budging, new data shows

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New government research shows obesity rates for U.S. children, teens and adults aren't getting any better. More>>

Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

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A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million verdict awarded to a woman who claimed baby powder and other Johnson & Johnson products contributed to her ovarian cancer. More>>

Chinese nationals indicted on illegal drug manufacturing

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Justice Department says a pair of Chinese nationals have been indicted on charges of manufacturing tons of fentanyl and other powerful narcotics that were peddled in the United States. More>>

Trump: Drug czar nominee pulls his name from consideration

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President Donald Trump says the Pennsylvania congressman he chose to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration. More>>

Bergdahl: Trump has reaffirmed criticism, tainting case

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Bowe Bergdahl says President Donald Trump has reaffirmed his criticism of the soldier _ preventing him from receiving a fair sentence on charges he endangered comrades in Afghanistan. More>>

Case reveals legal rules of thumb tricky with iPhone sensors

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Judge in Chicago is latest to weigh in on still-disputed legal questions about whether suspects can be ordered to put their fingers on sensors to unlock an iPhone. More>>

Michigan judge rescinds order in sex offender custody case

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Michigan judge rescinds his order that gave a convicted sex offender joint legal custody of a child born to a woman who said the man raped her when she was 12. More>>

Terror scheme or fantasy? Jurors weigh beheading plot case

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Attorneys are set to make their final pitches to jurors in the case of a man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller. More>>

Chicago fires 2 officers in United passenger dragging case

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Chicago Department of Aviation fires two security officers involved in incident in which a passenger was dragged off a United Airlines flight after refusing to give up his seat. More>>

Man admits fatally shooting daughter over lack of 'respect'

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An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his daughter while she slept, saying he believed she disrespected his rules by coming home late and not cleaning her room. More>>

Bergdahl guilty pleas leave room for drama at sentencing Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's guilty pleas on charges of endangering comrades in Afghanistan have set up a dramatic sentencing hearing later this month that could land him in prison for life. More>>

The Latest: Friend says Florida woman bawled before trip

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An investigator says a Nebraska man accused of helping his Florida girlfriend kill herself was "pretty convincing" that he believed she had late-stage cancer. More>>

Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

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Investigators say a Nebraska man facing an assisted suicide charge in his Florida girlfriend's death believed she had stage-four cancer, but an autopsy didn't find any tumors. More>>

325-pound woman charged with killing girl by sitting on her

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Authorities say a 325-pound Florida woman has been charged with killing her 9-year-old cousin by sitting on the child as punishment. More>>

Air Force Academy probes alleged cheating, misconduct

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Cheating by more than a dozen freshman cadets on a test and alleged misconduct by members of the lacrosse team are under separate investigations at the Air Force Academy. More>>

Minnesota judge allows 'necessity defense' in pipeline case

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Minnesota judge takes unusual step of allowing climate change protesters to use a 'necessity defense' in a pipeline case. More>>

Official: Serial killer suspect's call to cops led to arrest

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A law enforcement official says a suspected serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff's office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth. More>>

Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

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Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others. More>>

Correction: Confederate Monument-Protest-Lawsuits story

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The city of Charlottesville will join a lawsuit that seeks to prevent the heavily armed bands of white nationalists and militia groups that descended on the Virginia city for a violent summer rally from returning. More>>

Houston-area "Tourniquet Killer" set to die

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A convicted sex offender who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his multiple victims is set for execution Wednesday. More>>

Trump returns favor by campaigning for an early supporter

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President Donald Trump is in South Carolina Monday, hoping his stumping for Gov. Henry McMaster's re-election fares better than it did in Alabama, where Trump's chosen candidate lost the GOP primary. More>>

Las Vegans help after tragedy with garden, free services

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The day after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, a local landscaper was at City Hall with an idea for remembering the 58 people who ended up dying in the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history. More>>

Democrat Bredesen confirms interest in Tennessee Senate race

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Former Gov. Phil Bredesen, the last Democrat to win a statewide race in Tennessee, is confirming that he is considering a bid to succeed retiring Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. More>>

Rape allegation makes Muslim teen's death a capital case

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An already disturbing case about a 17-year-old Muslim girl killed as she walked to her mosque took another unsettling turn after an indictment alleged the victim was raped as well. More>>

NYC 'remains a target,' FBI says after bombing conviction

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A jury that says it's close to a verdict will resume deliberating the fate of a man charged with setting off a bomb in Manhattan last year that injured 30 people. More>>

Minnesota Somalis mourn, pray for those impacted by bombing

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Members of Minnesota's large Somali community are stunned by the bombing in their homeland that killed more than 300 people and left hundreds more injured. More>>

911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

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Emergency calls from sweltering Florida nursing home show staff increasingly agitated after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning _ a disaster that ultimately claimed 14 elderly lives. More>>

Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee

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A Democratic senator is demanding that the White House withdraw the nomination of Pennsylvania Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar. More>>

County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

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Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the stage in Las Vegas this week for a concert people affected by the Oct. 1 shooting. More>>

Man wounded in shooting during fight in Tombstone saloon

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Arizona authorities say a saloon shooting in the Old West town of Tombstone put one man in the hospital with a leg wound and another in jail. More>>

White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

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Trump's chief economist says plan to cut corporate tax rates will cause average household incomes to jump $4,000 a year. More>>

McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech

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US Sen. John McCain is this year's recipient of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal. More>>

Exact cause of fatal Honolulu high-rise fire remains mystery

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Honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined. More>>

Capital murder charges filed in Muslim teen's death

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A grand jury has indicted a man on capital murder and rape charges in the killing of a 17-year-old girl whose death has rattled northern Virginia's Muslim community. More>>

Houses spared by massive fires bring joy and sense of loss Video included

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With the winds dying down, fire crews gained ground as they battled the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home. More>>

Authorities make final arrest in border agent's killing

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The U.S. Attorney's Office says authorities in Mexico have arrested the final of several defendants accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly seven years ago. More>>

Las Vegas tourism sees changes in aftermath of shooting

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The Las Vegas tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival. More>>

Cause of deadly Honolulu high-rise fire can't be determined

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Honolulu fire officials say the cause of a deadly high-rise apartment fire can't be determined. More>>

Court documents provide details in Honolulu corruption case

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A Honolulu Police Department officer and retired major arrested by the FBI are expected to appear in federal court. More>>

The Latest: Unpaid leave for officer charged in mailbox case

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Court documents say a retired Honolulu police major lied about an investigation into a mailbox the former department chief said was stolen from his home by his wife's uncle. More>>

Driver of deadly immigrant smuggling run pleads guilty

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The driver of a semitrailer packed with almost at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has pleaded guilty to making the deadly smuggling run. More>>

Ex-workers: Home of dog breeder with 84 Great Danes filthy

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Former employees of a New Hampshire dog breeder say her home's floors were covered in dog urine and feces, and a police K9 officer says the property was such a mess it looked as though it had been burglarized when 84 Great Danes were seized in June. More>>

Supreme Court backs push to remove Ten Commandments monument

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The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a New Mexico city that is fighting a court order to remove a Ten Commandments monument from the lawn outside City Hall. More>>

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleads guilty to deserting his post Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

Correction: Las Vegas Shooting story Video included

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Nearly two weeks after one of the most horrific crimes in U.S. history, authorities have yet to sort out the basic facts surrounding the case of a high-stakes video poker player who murdered 58 people from his high-rise hotel room in Las Vegas. More>>

The Latest: Judge accepts Bergdahl's guilty pleas Video included

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Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

Lawyers debate latest Trump travel ban before federal judge

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A federal judge in Maryland will rule later on three lawsuits requesting preliminary injunctions to block the most recent Trump administration travel restrictions. More>>

APNewsBreak: Border Patrol tests camera-toting balloon

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APNewsBreak: The US Border Patrol is considering a smaller version of tethered balloons loaded with cameras that can be quickly moved to spot illegal activity, part of an effort to see if more eyes in the sky translate to fewer illegal crossings. More>>

Judge refuses to throw out case against New Jersey senator

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A decision is looming in the trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez that could lead to the dismissal of charges and alter the legal landscape for future corruption cases. More>>

First Waco biker trial could have domino effect on others

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Waco courthouse ringed by steel barriers, sheriff's deputies in a show of security as a biker gang leader goes on trial. More>>

Trump's blow to 'Obamacare' jolts health consumers, politics

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President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. More>>

South Carolina man serial killer said sold him guns indicted

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A man who a South Carolina serial killer told authorities helped him get guns because he was a convicted felon has been indicted on federal weapons charges. More>>

Indonesian couple take refuge in candidate's church

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The minister who is the Green Party candidate for New Jersey governor is giving sanctuary to an Indonesian Christian couple who were told to report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. More>>

Son believes his father was deep asleep when fires came

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed at least 40 lives. More>>

Hopes and plans destroyed overnight by deadly wildfires

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Tens of thousands of California residents have seen hopes and plans grossly interrupted by deadly wildfires. More>>

Oil rig explodes in Louisiana lake, injuries reported

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A Louisiana police department says an oil rig has exploded in Lake Pontchartrain in St. Charles Parish. More>>

Leader of California Senate to challenge US Sen. Feinstein

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Democrat Kevin de Leon, president of the California Senate, says he will challenge U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in next year's election. More>>

US, states struggle to pay spiraling cost of fighting fires

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The brutal 2017 wildfire season is stressing state and federal agencies that pay for the army of crews and machinery required to fight them. More>>

California firefighters say they finally 'turned a corner'

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Even as an unprecedented toll of death and destruction from wildfires kept mounting, California communities were getting glimpses of heroism and humanity Firefighters made major gains against most of the blazes on Friday. More>>

The Latest: PG&E expects to restore all power soon Video included

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A state fire spokesman says it appears firefighters are making good progress on deadly wildfires that started a week ago, devastating wine country and other parts of rural Northern California. More>>

Pro-Trump states most affected by his health care decision

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President Donald Trump took a major step this week toward fulfilling a campaign promise to gut the Affordable Care Act, but states he won are likely to be affected the most. More>>

Jury to resume deliberations in NYC bombing that hurt 30

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A jury that says its near consensus will resume deliberating the fate of a man charged with planting bombs including one that detonated and injured 30 people in New York City last year. More>>

Tall ship loses power, hits boats in Rhode Island

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The U.S. Coast Guard says a tall ship in Rhode Island lost power and hit multiple boats before going aground. More>>

Report: Harvey Weinstein's brother in a 'waking nightmare'

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The brother of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and co-founder of the company now struggling to survive says he had no idea "the type of predator" his brother is accused of being. More>>

More than just wine country is burning in California

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Compared to its more famous wine-country counterparts, California's Mendocino County is feeling left out. More>>

Family dog emerges alive and happy from wildfire aftermath

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Two men who hiked for miles expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead. More>>

Coffey Park is Ground Zero for California fire devastation

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Coffey Park, a square-mile of middle-class homes and friendly neighbors on the northern edge of Santa Rosa, was among the hardest hit areas from the series of wildfires that struck Northern California. More>>

An army of firefighters brave deadly, epic firestorm

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On foot, in trucks and by air, an army of more than 10,000 firefighters continue to attack deadly, fast-moving wildfires in California, working for days without rest to protect lives and property. More>>

California couple had marked 50-year anniversary before fire

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From a woman trying to save her dogs to a couple married 75 years, the California wildfires have claimed more than 35 victims so far. More>>

Boeing and Airbus sales of planes to Iran safe for now

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Boeing and Airbus will benefit from Trump's decision not to re-impose sanctions against Iran, allowing them to continue doing business with Iranian airlines that are desperate for new planes. More>>

The Latest: 40 now dead from Northern California wildfires

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The winds kicked up overnight, forcing new evacuations for about 400 homes as wildfires continue to rage in California's wine country. More>>

Residents seek normalcy in California city hit hard by fire

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With some neighborhoods turned to ashes, patrons belly up to bar as life goes on in Northern California city. More>>

Oil spills into Gulf of Mexico after underwater pipe bursts

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Federal authorities are responding to an oil spill off the coast of Louisiana. More>>

Man recounts knife attack, finding bodies of wife, in-laws

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A county prosecutor says he'll pursue the death penalty against the man charged in the slayings of three adults and a young boy in southern Ohio. More>>

Couple described as adventure-seekers are free from captors

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The wife and husband who were held hostage for five years in Afghanistan are being described as adventure-seekers who wanted to see areas of the world infrequently traveled by Westerners. More>>

Trump's lawyers: Courts have no say over his Twitter feed

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump say a judge should reject a lawsuit challenging Trump's ability to block his critics from following him on Twitter. More>>

Police: Woman stole credit card as store clerk had seizure

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Authorities in the Salt Lake City area are trying to identify a woman who stole a credit card from the wallet of a convenience store clerk as he was having a seizure. More>>

Weinstein top of mind at industry event with Paltrow, Apatow

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Judd Apatow is taking shots at Harvey Weinstein, James Cameron, President Donald Trump and Bill Cosby at the Variety Power of Women luncheon Friday in Beverly Hills, Calif. More>>

Teams report first progress against wine country wildfires

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Northern California communities have been battered by four days under siege from wildfires that are nowhere near over. More>>

California wildfire 'blast' kills teen, injures his family

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The wildfires sweeping across Northern California claimed the life of a 14-year-old boy and left his parents and older sister hospitalized with severe burns. More>>

Latest disasters stir Katrina veterans' hopes, hard memories

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Katrina survivors share hard-earned coping skills with this year's hurricane victims: Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back. More>>

Puerto Rico raises Hurricane Maria death toll to 48

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Authorities in Puerto Rico have raised the death toll from Hurricane Maria by 3 to 48 based on a review of medical records. More>>

'She was my life': Longtime loves among those lost in fire

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From a couple married 75 years to a young woman known for her helping heart, the California wildfires have claimed more than 30 victims so far. More>>

Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah

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Texas couple survives being stranded 6 days in rural Utah. More>>

2 employees dead in failed North Carolina prison breakout

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Authorities: 2 employees killed, more than a dozen injured in foiled North Carolina prison break; all inmates accounted for. More>>

FDA advisers endorse gene therapy to treat form of blindness

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U.S. health advisers are deciding whether to recommend approval of an experimental treatment for improving vision in patients with a rare form of blindness. More>>

A day in the Northern California fire zone

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Remains are found, survivors return to decimated homes, meals are passed out as another day passes for firefighters continue to wage battle on raging Northern California wildfires. More>>

Utility shares tank after notice on wildfire evidence

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Pacific Gas and Electric Co. shares plummeted 10.5 percent, after regulators directed the company to preserve any evidence of failed poles or other equipment that might be connected to Northern California wildfires that killed 32 people. More>>

The Latest: Coroner: Stanford to study body of Vegas shooter

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Authorities say the Las Vegas shooter had no visual abnormalities in his brain. More>>

New Orleans chief: Officer killed during struggle

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New Orleans police say one of their officers was shot and killed early Friday while on patrol. More>>

Dropping turkeys from planes triggers Arkansas festival flap

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Organizers of a northern Arkansas festival are hoping that a "phantom pilot" won't pass over the town this weekend and drop live turkeys, as has been done for decades. More>>

Social Security recipients will see 2 percent boost in 2018

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Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another modest increase in benefits next year. More>>

Ex-politician gets probation for groping 103-year-old woman

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Former politician who molested 103-year-old nursing home resident sentenced to 2 years of probation day after another politician in same township arrested on child porn charges. More>>

Suspect in 4 Ohio slayings arrested while walking along road

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A manhunt is underway in Ohio for a suspect in the shooting deaths of four people including a 7-year-old boy. More>>

California becomes first state to ban sales from puppy mills

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California has become the first state to ban the sale of animals from puppy mills. More>>

Interior officials vow to change culture of harassment

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Survey of National Park Service employees finds widespread complaints of harassment and discrimination in workplace. More>>

Judge refuses to lift freeze on Trump administration policy

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Federal judge denies request by Department of Justice to lift a freeze on a Trump administration policy that would withhold public safety grants to so-called sanctuary cities that don't agree to tougher enforcement of immigration law. More>>

Trump takes a field trip to Secret Service training site

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President Donald Trump is visiting the U.S. Secret Service training site near Washington. More>>

EPA, herbicide makers agree to new limits for use of dicamba

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The Trump administration has reached a deal with three major agribusiness companies for new voluntary labeling requirements for a controversial herbicide blamed for damaging crops. More>>

US House speaker vows to secure money needed by Puerto Rico

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has received a first-hand look at devastation left by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico as the island seeks billions in assistance to recover from the storm. More>>

In Weinstein saga, Rose McGowan emerges as powerful voice Video included

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Rose McGowan has shown she will not be easily silenced, emerging from a brief suspension on Twitter Thursday to post her most pointed allegation at disgraced film mogul Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Immigrant teen's advocates: US pushing anti-abortion agenda

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Lawyers for a 17-year-old from Central America who is seeking an abortion accuse the Trump administration of wanting to stop any immigrant teens in government custody from terminating a pregnancy. More>>

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. More>>

GOP's Susan Collins to stay in Senate, ditches governor run Video included

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Republican Sen. Susan Collins is set to announce whether she will stay in the U.S. Senate or run for governor of her home state of Maine. More>>

The Latest: Social Security benefits to rise 2 percent

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Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees can expect another modest increase in benefits next year. More>>

Man accused of enslaving mentally disabled cafeteria worker

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A South Carolina restaurant manager has been charged with abusing and enslaving a mentally challenged employee. More>>

Trump health coverage alternatives may pose risk to the sick

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White House plan could bring more health insurance choices and cheaper options to some but may pose risk to the sick. More>>

Rare photos by early NASA astronauts being auctioned off

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A Massachusetts auction house is selling vintage photographs taken by American astronauts. More>>

Mother who ignored deal to vaccinate son to share custody

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A Michigan judge has reduced the child custody rights of a woman who was jailed for five days for not following through on an agreement to vaccinate her 9-year-old son. More>>

NYC, London police taking fresh look at Weinstein claims Video included

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New York City police detectives are taking a fresh look into sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein. More>>

Leaving home in a fire zone and fearing it's a final goodbye

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A reporter who has covered catastrophes and war zones overseas finds herself fleeing a disaster close to home as Northern California wildfires encroach. More>>

Security guard, 21, killed at Vegas concert mourned as hero

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Dozens of fellow "yellow shirt" security guards were among the hundreds of people mourning a Las Vegas man who died helping people escape the deadly Las Vegas concert shooting. More>>

Hotel: Gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard Video included

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Questions remain about police response after hotel employees reported hallway shooting before Las Vegas massacre. More>>

South Dakota school cancels homecoming after racist stunt

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A South Dakota high school is investigating photos posted on social media that show students destroying a car with "Go back to the Rez" painted on the side. More>>

Grim search for victims as wildfires grow to size of NYC Video included

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Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest in California history have a chance Thursday to gain even more destructive power. More>>

The Latest: California wildfires bring record 31 deaths Video included

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Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country. More>>

It's Boy Scouts vs. Girl Scouts as BSA moves to admit girls

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Boys Scouts' move to admit girls fractures relationship with Girl Scouts, steps up competition. More>>

Bill, Chelsea Clinton bringing student conference to Boston

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Hundreds of college students from across the U.S. will be coming to Boston for a leadership conference created by former President Bill Clinton. More>>

Inmate executed in Texas for corrections officer's death

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Lawyers want the US Supreme Court to block Texas from executing an inmate who was convicted in a prison guard's 1999 death. More>>

USS Constitution to set sail to commemorate anniversaries

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The USS Constitution is about to set sail for the first time in three years to celebrate the Navy's birthday and the anniversary of the Constitution's first launch. More>>

Utah's 'Negro Bill Canyon' renamed after years of debate

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After years of debate, a U.S. government board has voted to rename Utah's Negro Bill Canyon, overruling a recommendation by Utah officials to keep the name. More>>

Police: Texas Tech student questioned hours before shooting

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A police chief says a Texas Tech University student accused of killing a campus police officer was searched at some point but still managed to pull a gun while being booked on a drug charge at the campus police station. More>>

Plumbing company owner charged in 3 Louisiana slayings

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A plumbing company owner is accused of killing three men and shooting a fourth in a string of attacks that began in July in a rural area north of Baton Rouge. More>>

Michigan governor stands by congressional testimony on Flint

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A congressional committee is asking Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to address when he learned about a fatal outbreak of Legionnaires' disease during the Flint water crisis after one of his aides contradicted the governor's timeline. More>>

Justice Department warns cities on immigration law

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The Justice Department says it's giving four so called sanctuary cities a last chance to comply with tougher immigration laws before it withholds public safety grants. More>>

The Latest: Casino condenses timeline of start of shooting

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A U.S. official says the Mandalay Bay hotel casino didn't notify police that gunshots had been fired inside the tower until after a gunman opened fire on the crowd outside at a country music festival. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Americans blame wild weather on global warming

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A new poll says that Americans see the fingerprints of global warming in ever-worsening weather disasters. More>>

APNewsBreak: US closes trucking firm tied to smuggling case

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Federal safety regulators have shut down the troubled Iowa trucking company that owned the semitrailer involved in a human trafficking case in which 10 immigrants died in Texas in July. More>>

Boy's body found after 3 adults slain; manhunt underway

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Authorities say three people have been fatally shot, a fourth person stabbed and an 8-year-old boy is missing in southeast Ohio. More>>

Search for mother trapped in fires ends in heartbreak

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A frantic search for an elderly woman ended 48 hours later when Robert Tunis found his mother's remains in the charred ruins of her Santa Rosa home. More>>

The Latest: FDA advisers endorse gene therapy for blindness

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U.S. health advisers are deciding whether to recommend approval of an experimental treatment for improving vision in patients with a rare form of blindness. More>>

Louisiana man accused of killing 3 in string of attacks

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A plumbing company owner is accused of killing three men and shooting a fourth in a string of attacks that began in July in a rural area north of Baton Rouge. More>>

The Latest: Location of Texas Tech shooting delayed alert

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Texas Tech University will do an external review of its police department's policies and procedures following the fatal shooting of an officer while he was booking a student at the campus police station. More>>

Correction: Tropical Weather story

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Nate slogged its way across the U.S. East Coast on Monday, dumping heavy rains and bringing gusty winds to inland states as a tropical depression, a day after Hurricane Nate brought a burst of flooding and power outages to the U.S. Gulf Coast. More>>

Correction: Priest Killed story

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A man accused of killing a Florida priest in Georgia says he has reached an agreement with prosecutors that will spare him the death penalty. More>>

Army schedules hearing to consider Bowe Bergdahl plea Video included

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The Army has scheduled a hearing next week for Bowe Bergdahl to enter an expected guilty plea to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. More>>

The Latest: Condemned Texas inmate loses clemency bid

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The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has rejected a clemency petition from death row inmate Robert Pruett. More>>

In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

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In historic change, Boy Scouts plan to welcome girls into some programs. More>>

Trump turns back to tax overhaul; pitch aimed at truckers

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Trump to pitch his tax plan as a boon for truckers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. More>>

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