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Michigan gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

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A person with knowledge of the deal says a former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor will pleaded guilty to sexual assault charges and face at least 25 years in prison. More>>

Security tight for Thanksgiving parade in terror-wary NYC

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Security for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature trucks filled with sand, concrete barriers and scores of police officers. More>>

Airline defendants to pay $95 million in 9/11 settlement

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Insurers for aviation defendants including American Airlines and United Airlines have agreed to pay $95 million to settle claims that security lapses led planes to be hijacked in the Sept. 11 attacks. More>>

CBS News and PBS cut ties to Rose following sex allegations

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"CBS This Morning" will be without one of its hosts Tuesday after the network suspended Charlie Rose over sexual misconduct allegations leveled against the veteran newsman. More>>

JFK birth centennial ending on assassination anniversary

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A year of events marking the 10th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's birth is drawing to a close exactly 54 years after his assassination. More>>

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

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A half century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. More>>

The Latest: Gymnastics doctor pleads guilty to sex charges

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A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor has pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal sexual conduct and faces at least 25 years in prison. More>>

World War II vet to get Moroccan award he earned decades ago

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A 90-year-old World War II veteran is finally getting the military decoration he earned fighting a large blaze in Morocco more than 70 years ago. More>>

Jurors weigh San Francisco pier killing 2 years after death

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The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration. More>>

Sports betting case could pay off for internet gambling

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Internet gambling is legal in only three states, but it soon could get a big boost from an unlikely source: The U.S. Supreme Court. More>>

Council narrowly approves long-term Flint water deal

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The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency after court-ordered negotiations. More>>

Search resumes for remains of missing at charred senior home

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Officials have recovered the remains of two people from a Pennsylvania senior living community that went up in flames last week. More>>

Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens Video included

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A news website Is reporting that Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. More>>

Startup wants to bring back Vioxx for hemophilia joint pain

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A tiny pharmaceutical company is trying to bring back the arthritis pill Vioxx but for patients with a bleeding disorder. More>>

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

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Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. girls. More>>

Ohio killer who survived execution files new court appeal

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A condemned killer whose poor veins led Ohio to halt his execution has appealed a judge's decision upholding the state's lethal injection system. More>>

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

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Cigarette smoking, over-eating and other unhealthy behaviors can be blamed for nearly half of U.S. cancer deaths each year, according to a new study. More>>

Big Tobacco's anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay Video included

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U.S. tobacco companies will begin running court-ordered ads on the dangers of smoking. More>>

The Latest: PBS cuts ties with Rose after misconduct claims

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CBS morning show co-hosts say they're shaken by reports of sexual misconduct by suspended co-host Charlie Rose but support women who have come forward with their story. More>>

FBI: Border agent's death a 'potential assault '

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A U.S. official says investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot culvert. More>>

Indictment returned against man in NYC bike path attack

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A 22-count indictment has been returned charging a man in the deaths of eight people during a truck attack on a bike path in New York City. More>>

Feds threaten to sue Harvard over Asian-American admissions

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The U.S. Justice Department is pressing Harvard University to release a trove of records as part of an investigation into the school's admissions practices. More>>

California shooter was frequent subject of police calls

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Records show deputies responded 21 times in the past year to calls involving a California man who had been quarreling with neighbors before he shot and killed five people last week. More>>

Warming to make thunderstorms larger and more frequent

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A new study says severe thunderstorms in North America will likely be larger and more frequent in a warmer world. More>>

Judge's ruling doesn't end legal fight over sanctuary cities

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President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities faced a big setback when a federal judge ruled it was unconstitutional. More>>

Q&A: Donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

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Millions of dollars in donations have poured in for the victims of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, leaving local officials and national experts to sort how to fairly and quickly distribute the money. More>>

Jury weighing fate of suspect in San Francisco pier killing

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A jury may begin deliberations Tuesday on the fate of a Mexican man charged in the killing of a woman on a San Francisco pier _ a case that sparked a national debate on immigration enforcement. More>>

Lawyer: Ex-student charged in body fluids case isn't racist

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The lawyer for a former Connecticut college student accused of smearing body fluids on her roommate's belongings says he doesn't expect authorities to file hate crime charges. More>>

The Latest: FBI says officer's death a 'potential assault'

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The mother of a U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while on patrol in West Texas says her family still doesn't know the details surrounding his death. More>>

Correction: San Francisco Pier Shooting story

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A prosecutor argued that a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a San Francisco pier in a case that set off a national debate over immigration policy deliberately shot a gun at people to play his "own secret version of Russian roulette". More>>

Activists file lawsuit challenging Trump immigration changes

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A northern Virginia advocacy group has filed a lawsuit to challenge the Trump administration's decision to end a program protecting some young immigrants from deportation. More>>

MS-13 gang leader convicted of encouraging rival killings

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A man who led a local chapter of violent Central American street gang MS-13 has been convicted of racketeering conspiracy in Boston federal court. More>>

Judge permanently blocks Trump sanctuary cities order

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A federal judge has permanently blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. More>>

New allegation against Franken, this time met with silence

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A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching. More>>

Terror convict: I was mentally incompetent, entrapped by FBI

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An Ohio man serving 30 years in prison for plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group wants his plea and sentence thrown out, arguing that he was mentally incompetent and was entrapped by the FBI. More>>

New US weather satellite launched from California

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An advanced U.S. weather satellite designed to improve the accuracy of extended forecasts has been launched into polar orbit from California. More>>

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes

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NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet. More>>

Neurologist pleads guilty to charges he groped patients

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A neurologist accused of sexual misconduct in three states is due in court for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday on misdemeanor charges that he groped women at a Philadelphia clinic. More>>

Kennedy arrested after party to attend diversion program

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A Kennedy family member charged with disorderly conduct after police responded to a noisy party is being sent to a pretrial diversion program. More>>

People hurt in cosmetics factory explosions, fire tops 125

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Officials say the number of people treated for injuries after two explosions and a fire at an upstate New York cosmetics factory has topped 125. More>>

Police: Woman killed grandfather by stabbing him 41 times

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A 21-year-old woman has been arrested in the death of her 80-year-old grandfather, who police say she stabbed over 40 times in the home they shared last week, alleging he was abusive to her. More>>

More charges filed against woman in Missouri teen's suicide

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More charges have been filed against a former manager of a small-town Dairy Queen accused of bullying a teenage employee who later killed himself. More>>

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu working on book about race

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New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is working on a book about his views on race and his support for taking down four Confederate monuments earlier this year. More>>

Former Virginia death row inmate granted parole

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A Virginia death row inmate who had his sentence commuted to life in prison more than two decades ago has been granted parole. More>>

Investigators: Roy Halladay performed turns before crash

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Federal aviation investigators say retired star pitcher Roy Halladay performed steep turns and flew feet above the water in his small plane moments before his fatal crash two weeks ago. More>>

LaVar Ball questions Trump's role in son's release

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LaVar Ball questions Trump's involvement in son's release, again declines to thank president. More>>

Tesla wants to electrify big trucks, adding to its ambitions Video included

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Tesla looks to enter the trucking business with new electric semi. More>>

US ending temporary permits for almost 60,000 Haitians

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The Trump administration says it is ending a temporary residency permit program that has allowed almost 60,000 citizens from Haiti to live and work in the United States since a 2010 powerful earthquake shook the Caribbean nation. More>>

Correction: Picketing Pilgrims story

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Unionized workers at the living history museum that depicts Pilgrim and Wampanoag life in 1620 seek job security, better pay. More>>

Interior denies wrongdoing involving Zinke's wife, travel

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The Department of Interior denied any wrongdoing Monday after documents surfaced showing government staffers were forced to scramble to accommodate requests from Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife as she accompanied him on trips outside of Washington D.C. More>>

Navy grounds air crew that made vulgar drawing in sky

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The air crew who used their U.S. Navy warplane to create a vulgar sky writing above the town of Okanogan, Washington, this week have been grounded, the U.S. Navy said Friday. More>>

Branagh, Friel among winners of International Emmy Awards

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Kenneth Branagh won the International Emmy for Best Actor for 'Wallander,' while Anna Friel won the Best Actress trophy for her series 'Marcella' at the 2017 International Emmy Awards gala Monday night in New York. More>>

Lawsuit: Couple detained after hibiscus mistaken for pot

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A Pennsylvania couple is suing the police and an insurance company because they say they were detained and handcuffed for hours after their hibiscus plants were confused for marijuana. More>>

AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

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Authorities are scouring West Texas for those behind an apparent attack that killed one U.S. border agent and injured another. More>>

Trump promises Americans 'huge tax cut' for Christmas

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President Donald Trump's budget director says the White House is willing to remove a health-care provision currently in the Senate tax-cut bill. More>>

Nebraska gives long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline new life

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A Nebraska regulator is set to decide whether to approve the proposed route of the long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline through the state. More>>

Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

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Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969 but the murderous cult leader has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil. More>>

Manson has endured as the face of evil for nearly 50 years

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Other killers snuffed out far more lives than Charles Manson did in 1969. Yet Manson _ the murderous cult leader who died over the weekend at 83 _ has endured for nearly a half century as the personification of evil. More>>

The Latest: AP source: Border patrol agent may have fallen

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Sen. Ted Cruz have characterized it as an attack that caused the weekend death of a border agent and injuring of a second. More>>

Manson's death leaves questions over autopsy, property

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Charles Manson's death came with a string of unanswered questions, from whether the notorious cult leader left a will to what, if any, possessions he left behind. More>>

Key figures in Manson case: Cult disciples, rich and famous

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Cult leader Charles Manson, who directed his "family" to carry out a series of shocking murders in 1969 in a bid to start a race war he called "Helter Skelter," died of natural causes at 83. More>>

US probing additional runway incidents in San Francisco

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The US safety board is looking into two more runway incidents at San Francisco airport. More>>

Charles Manson used charm to turn youths into mass killers

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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. More>>

3-2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta Video included

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One of the nation's largest domed stadiums is set for implosion at 7:30 a.m. More>>

FBI, Justice Department to investigate St. Louis-area police

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Federal investigation will look into possible civil rights violations by police in the St. Louis area in the two months since protests broke out after a white former police officer was acquitted in the shooting death of a black suspect. More>>

Man says didn't set fire that led to firefighter's death

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Attorneys are ready to resume their defense of an Ohio homeowner and his nephew charged in a 2015 house arson that resulted in a firefighter's death. More>>

Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

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Tyson Foods Inc. says it plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 local jobs when the facility being operations in late 2019. More>>

Driver arrested, manhunt continues in deadly police shooting

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Police say they arrested the driver of an SUV that fled a traffic stop, leaving behind a passenger who fatally shot a rookie police officer near Pittsburgh. More>>

Chris Christie gets road named for him in home county

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is getting a legacy in his home county. More>>

Charles Manson, whose brutality made him face of evil, dead

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Cult leader Charles Manson, whose followers killed actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969, has died. More>>

Alternative Keystone XL route gets approved in Nebraska

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Nebraska regulators will decide Monday whether to approve an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. More>>

Convicted killer: Civil rights violated when dreadlocks cut

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An Ohio prison inmate claims in a federal lawsuit his civil rights have been violated by the repeated cutting of his dreadlocks. More>>

Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter's boyfriend's death

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A former police officer in Oklahoma has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter's boyfriend. More>>

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year Video included

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The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees, not so much. More>>

Jury deadlocks in trial of deputy accused of abusing girls

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A jury is scheduled to resume deliberations in the trial of a onetime "Deputy of the Year" who's charged with sexually abusing three girls in Maine. More>>

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees Video included

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This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners. More>>

Report shows Takata recall still moving slowly

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A new report issued Friday says auto companies have replaced only 57 percent of potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators, even though recalls have been under way for more than 15 years. More>>

Santa's in town? You need an appointment this year

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Santa's not taking walk-ins this year at Macy's flagship store; a chance to sit with Saint Nick is by appointment only. More>>

The Latest: Alternative Keystone XL route OKed in Nebraska

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A Nebraska commission has approved an alternative Keystone XL route through the state, removing the last regulatory hurdle to the $8 billion oil pipeline project. More>>

FBI report on black 'extremists' raises fears of targeting

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Recalling an era when FBI spied on activist groups, black leaders and others say bureau's report on black 'extremists' raises old fears. More>>

Model accuses Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct

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Model Keri Claussen Khalighi has come forward to accuse Def Jam Records mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct in 1991 when she was 17-years-old. More>>

Tambor doesn't see how he can return to 'Transparent'

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Actor Jeffrey Tambor says he doesn't see how he can return to the Amazon series "Transparent" following two allegations of sexual harassment against him. More>>

2 charged after man died from septic shock due to bed sores

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A Vermont man and his companion face manslaughter charges after authorities say his severely disabled son died of septic shock from infected bed sores in which his skin was "rotting away.". More>>

Many Christian conservatives are backing Alabama's Roy Moore

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Roy Moore's staunchest supporters say they won't quit him in the Alabama Senate rate because he never quit them. More>>

Border agent dies after being injured in Texas

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Authorities are searching Texas' Big Bend for potential suspects and witnesses after a U.S. Customs Border Patrol agent was fatally injured responding to activity there. More>>

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

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It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council. More>>

The Latest: Trump tweets about death of Border Patrol agent

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The FBI has taken over the investigation of the death of one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another. More>>

The Latest: Plans for Manson's remains 'undetermined'

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Prison officials say it's 'undetermined' what will happen with the remains of the cult leader Charles Manson. More>>

10 African Americans named Rhodes scholars, most ever

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The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 10 African-Americans, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, a transgender man and four students from colleges that had never had received the honor before. More>>

Fireman's kin seek honor for grandfather who died in 1935

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The grandchildren of a New York City firefighter found dead in his bunk in 1935 intends to sue if the FDNY does not reverse an 82-year-old decision keeping Thomas O'Brien off the department's memorial wall. More>>

Nebraska to announce decision on Keystone XL pipeline

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Nebraska regulators will decide Monday whether to approve or deny an in-state route for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. More>>

Cross-border wedding held as California 'Door of Hope' opens

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A United States man and a Mexican woman have wed between the doors of a steel border gate that opens for only an hour or so every year. More>>

Ohio candidate doesn't regret sexual conquest Facebook post

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An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate says he deleted a Facebook post outlining his sexual history after being criticized in part for potentially identifying some of the women. More>>

Woman must pay Katy Perry for interfering with convent sale

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A jury has found that a businesswoman must pay $5 million to singer Katy Perry and the archdiocese of Los Angeles, finding that the woman intentionally interfered with the sale to Perry of a hilltop property that was once a convent. More>>

Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

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Residents of high-tax states would be affected most by the GOP's plan to eliminate or reduce the deduction for state and local taxes, but the change also could affect millions of other filers, including some in Republican-led states. More>>

Sen. Flake says GOP is 'toast' if it follows Trump, Moore

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Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying that the GOP is "toast" if it follows Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump. More>>

List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018

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List of US students named as Rhodes scholars for 2018. More>>

'Faithful' Detroit priest beatified by Catholic church

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Priest who dedicated himself to helping others is on a path to sainthood decades after his death; beatification Mass planned Saturday. More>>

Keystone pipeline leak won't affect last regulatory hurdle

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The Keystone pipeline has leaked 210,000 gallons in rural South Dakota but officials don't believe it has polluted water. More>>

Director of Puerto Rico power company resigns amid scrutiny

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The director of Puerto Rico's power company has resigned amid ongoing blackouts and following scrutiny of a contract awarded to Whitefish Energy Holdings Inc. More>>

Rev Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson's disease diagnosis

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's been seeking outpatient care for over two years for Parkinson's disease and plans to "dedicate" himself physical therapy. More>>

Hawaii psychiatric patient says he's surprised escape worked

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A Hawaii psychiatric patient who acknowledges killing a woman nearly four decades ago said he escaped from his hospital and flew to California to prove he could live responsibly in the community. More>>

California's legal pot countdown: What's coming by Jan. 1

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The rules that will govern California's legal marijuana economy next year have been published, giving businesses and consumers a glimpse into the future. More>>

Florida Democratic Party chair resigns over sexual behavior

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

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A state Supreme Court justice running for Ohio governor has volunteered explicit details of his sexual past on Facebook, saying he was trying to de-legitimize the national "media frenzy" over politicians' sexual indiscretions. More>>

Montana congressman misled authorities on reporter's assault

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Law enforcement officials in Montana have released a trove of materials from their investigation into a Republican House candidate who assaulted a reporter on the eve of his election to the U.S. House. More>>

AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body

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Scientists for the first time have tried gene editing inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease. More>>

The Latest: Alabama's GOP governor to vote Moore for Senate

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The wife of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore says her husband will not step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations. More>>

Defense lawyer calls witness at FIFA bribery trial 'liar'

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An ex-marketing executive from Argentina is due back on the witness stand for a fourth day in the U.S. corruption case against three former South American soccer officials. More>>

The Latest: Party chairman resigns over sexual comments

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Four Democratic candidates for Florida governor are asking for the state party chairman to step down after a report that he makes women feel uncomfortable. More>>

Some residents unaccounted for after huge senior center fire

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A huge fire has broken out at a senior living community in Pennsylvania. More>>

Detroit priest known for his humility to be beatified

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A Detroit priest celebrated for his humility and for bringing people to God will be beatified in a ceremony in Detroit this weekend, bringing him a step closer to possible sainthood. More>>

Parents sue over boy's death in rotating Atlanta restaurant

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Family of 5-year-old boy whose skull became crushed in rotating wall of a hotel restaurant sues Atlanta hotel, accusing it of negligence in his death. More>>

Consumers' market remake if 'Obamacare' mandate repealed

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Millions are expected to forgo coverage if Congress repeals the unpopular requirement that Americans get health insurance, gambling that they won't get sick and boosting premiums for others. More>>

Moore targets female accusers as critics decry intimidation

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Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore and his allies on the ground in Alabama are bracing for an extended conflict _ not with Democrats, but with their own party in Washington. More>>

Killer of 7 in Connecticut sentenced to life in prison

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An East Coast drifter who killed seven people in Connecticut in 2003 is set to be sentenced to life in prison. More>>

Correction: Deadly-California-Shootings story

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A neighbor who became one of the first victims of a Northern California gunman told a judge earlier this year that she and her family lived in fear of him. More>>

2 charged after dad killed defending young son from theft

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Police have arrested two people after the fatal stabbing of a New Jersey man who relatives say was trying to defend his 8-year-old son from being robbed. More>>

'Friendship' defense, lack of 'smoking gun' aided Menendez Video included

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Comments by jurors in the bribery trial of US Sen. Bob Menendez indicate they felt the government's case wasn't strong enough to convict the New Jersey Democrat and a wealthy friend. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security secretary recovering from heart attack

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge remains in critical condition a day after undergoing an emergency heart procedure. More>>

Advocacy groups: Killings of transgender people increase

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Advocacy groups say at least 25 transgender people in the U.S. have been homicide victims so far this year, the highest annual total on record. More>>

GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear Video included

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Republicans stretch closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. More>>

Agency: Improper wait list used for vets' mental health care

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Watchdog agency confirms whistleblower claim that Colorado facility kept improper wait lists for veterans' mental health care. More>>

Report: VA clinic where vet set self on fire was remiss

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Government investigation finds problems with veterans clinic where Gulf War vet set self on fire, died. 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>>

Judge: Pennsylvania State Police afraid of public scrutiny

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Lawyers for Pennsylvania State Police are squaring off against a district attorney in court over a grand jury investigation that state police want to shut down. More>>

Top-ranked Baltimore officer cleared in police van death

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A police disciplinary panel has cleared a Baltimore officer in an internal review of the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in a police van in April 2015. More>>

Menendez avoids 'political grave,' but cloud still looms Video included

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New Jersey's most influential Democratic officials are standing up for Sen. Bob Menendez and say they'd back him if he runs for re-election next year. More>>

15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago cop are thrown out

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Judge throws out 15 convictions linked to corrupt Chicago police officer. More>>

Bystander thought she was going to die in highway shooting

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A bystander says she thought she was going to die when a man fleeing police in a high-speed chase rammed her car and was shot to death by police on Interstate 95. More>>

Ex-Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge hospitalized

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A spokesman says former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is in critical condition after undergoing an emergency heart procedure at a hospital in Austin, Texas. More>>

Woman rescued after falling 10 feet into home septic tank

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A New Jersey woman was rescued after falling into an empty septic tank behind her home. More>>

Rise in teen suicide, social media coincide; is there link? Video included

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A new analysis says a surge in suicide rates and depression among U.S. teens may be linked with rising social media use. More>>

The Latest: Senate will resume Menendez ethics inquiry Video included

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The judge and lawyers in Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial are interviewing jurors as the jury says it remained deadlocked. More>>

Franken faces ethics probe after woman says he groped her

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A Los Angeles radio host says U.S. Sen. Al Franken forcibly kissed her during a 2006 USO tour in the Middle East. More>>

Nevada seeks to use untried execution drugs including opioid

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Nevada seeks to use untried drugs in next execution, including fentanyl. More>>

Killer Charles Manson alive as reports swirl of ill health

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Spokeswoman for California prisons says mass killer Charles Manson is alive, can't comment on reports of hospitalization. More>>

Gunman ran victims off road, chased them on foot

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One of the people killed in a Northern California shooting rampage was driving to the store with her husband when they were randomly targeted. More>>

Experts: Puerto Rico may struggle for more than a decade

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Experts say Puerto Rico could face nearly two decades of further economic stagnation and a steep drop in population as a result of Hurricane Maria. More>>

Congress debates oil drilling in largest US wildlife refuge

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A showdown is looming in the nation's capital over whether to open America's largest wildlife refuge to oil drilling. More>>

Doing nothing, Trump may witness US goal in Mugabe's ouster Video included

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Without lifting a finger of its own, the Trump administration may be witnessing the culmination of nearly two decades of U.S. efforts to prise Zimbabwe from the powerful grasp of its authoritarian President Robert Mugabe. More>>

Change of plea for Ohio man suspected of Bosnian war crimes

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A judge has set a change of plea hearing for an Ohio man accused of hiding the fact that he had been in a special police unit in Bosnia and took part in the Serb massacre of more than 8,000 Muslim Bosnians during the 1995 genocide. More>>

New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

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Jurors are returning for the seventh full day of deliberations in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

Drug firm founder pleads not guilty to opioid bribe scheme

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The founder of a pharmaceutical company charged with leading a conspiracy to bribe doctors to prescribe a powerful opioid pain medication for people who didn't need it is due in court in Massachusetts. More>>

Escaped hospital patient aimed to show he could be outside

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AP Exclusive: More than a dozen escapes have occurred over the past eight years at a Hawaii psychiatric hospital where a patient described as dangerous walked off the grounds and made it to California before he was captured this week. More>>

Gillibrand: Bill Clinton should've resigned over sex affair

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US Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says former Democratic President Bill Clinton should have resigned over his sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky 20 years ago. More>>

Children quieted others at California school as gunman fired Video included

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As a gunman unleashed bullets outside, quick-thinking school officials saved dozens of children by whisking them inside and into lockdown mode. More>>

Trump reverses ban on importing elephants killed as trophies

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The Trump administration is lifting a federal ban the importation of body parts from African elephants shot for sport. More>>

Congressman, climate change activist honored with JFK awards

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A Republican congressman from Florida and the leader of a national campaign to address climate change are being honored with this year's John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards. More>>

Witness says he paid $160M in bribes to soccer officials

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A New York judge has been reviewing prosecutors' claims that a former South American soccer official made a potentially threatening gesture as its star witnesses testified at his bribery trial. More>>

Student kicked off Kansas basketball team in anthem flap

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A Muslim student athlete who refused to observe the national anthem for religious reasons has been kicked off the basketball team at a Kansas college. More>>

Actress Rose McGowan arraigned on cocaine charge

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Actress Rose McGowan is scheduled to appear in a Virginia court to be arraigned on a felony charge of cocaine possession. More>>

The Latest: Sierra Club urges Nebraska to reject Keystone XL

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TransCanada Corp. says its Keystone pipeline has leaked an estimated 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota. More>>

Baltimore detective dies after being shot on duty

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A Baltimore homicide detective who was shot in the head while conducting an investigation has died. More>>

Key dates in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez Video included

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Key dates in the bribery case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez. More>>

AP photographer tells how Mnuchin photo came to be Video included

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AP photographer who took photo of Mnuchin and his wife that became an internet hit tells how it came to be. More>>

Museum of the Bible, built by Hobby Lobby owner, opens in DC

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The $500 million Museum of the Bible, built by the owners of the Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain, opens Friday in Washington. More>>

Divorcees warily eye GOP plan to cut alimony tax deduction

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A congressional proposal to eliminate the tax deduction for alimony is generating concerns about higher taxes for men and less spousal support for women. More>>

Records: Man posed for photo with dead wife, then cut her up

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Court records say a man posed for photos with his dead wife and their two young children before dismembering her body in a Kansas City hotel room. More>>

In Kentucky town, gay-marriage opponent Davis still divides

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Residents of an eastern Kentucky county famous for a county clerk's refusal to issue marriage license to same-sex couples fear the 2018 elections could re-ignite the controversy. More>>

Loophole allows fundraisers during Oklahoma special session

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Oklahoma legislators have been unable for weeks to reach an agreement on how to plug a $215 million hole in the state budget, but they don't appear to be having problems raising thousands of dollars from lobbyists at lavish fundraisers. More>>

Kansas jailer accused of sex with inmates, impregnating one

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Kansas investigators say a jailer who was fired last year for smuggling tobacco into his lockup had sex with male and female inmates and paid for one to get an abortion. More>>

Opioid addiction treatments face off in US trial

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Study shows monthly shot works as well as daily drug to treat opioid addiction and prevent relapse. More>>

Man found unfit for trial over Ten Commandments destruction

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A man charged with crashing his vehicle into Arkansas' Ten Commandments display nearly three years after he was accused of destroying a monument at Oklahoma's Capitol has been found mentally unfit to go to trial. More>>

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

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Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. More>>

Who created Game of Life? Court aims to find out

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Testimony is set to begin in federal court in Los Angeles in a lawsuit over one of the most popular board games of all time: The Game of Life. More>>

Pence praises GOP 'momentum,' but some governors may be wary

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Republicans who control two-thirds of the nation's governorships are gathering in America's largest red state, discussing how to keep dominating heartland politics. More>>

Leonardo da Vinci's Christ painting sells for record $450M Video included

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A painting thought by scholars to be one of only a few by Leonardo da Vinci to have survived the half-millennia since the artist's death is set to be auctioned Wednesday in New York. More>>

Jesmyn Ward, Masha Gessen win National Book Awards

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Jesmyn Ward has won the National Book Award for fiction for her novel 'Sing, Unburied, Sing,' while Masha Gessen's 'The Future is History' has received the nonfiction prize. More>>

Ex-college coach guilty of sexually assaulting player

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Jurors have convicted a former college basketball coach in New Jersey of sexually assaulting a male teenager who played on a traveling team that he also coached. More>>

Newly discovered Chandler story chastises medical industry

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A newly discovered Raymond Chandler story has everything from an indictment of the medical industry to some mysterious scribble. More>>

Treasury head, wife mocked for photo of them holding money

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A photo of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and his wife posing with a sheet of new $1 bills is prompting people to poke fun at them online. More>>

Las Vegas shooting lawsuits stack up with 14 more filed

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Legal action stemming from the mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert is picking up with lawsuits filed on behalf of 14 concertgoers. More>>

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate's vein

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Ohio is set to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he's put to death. More>>

Ex-members of church urge overturning of court agreement

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Ex-members of controversial North Carolina-based church urge reversal of court agreement that places stipulations on investigations of child abuse allegations involving the sect. More>>