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Waffle House slaying suspect arrested

Waffle House slaying suspect arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The mentally unstable gunman suspected of killing four people in a late-night shooting at a Waffle House restaurant was arrested near his apartment ...

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10 dead after driver  plows into crowded Toronto sidewalk

10 dead after driver plows into crowded Toronto sidewalk

TORONTO - A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested ...

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Lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

Lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Elmore Bolling defied the odds against black men and built several successful businesses during the harsh era of Jim Crow segregation in the ...

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Americans told to toss romaine lettuce

Americans told to toss romaine lettuce

PHOENIX — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not ...

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IRS extends tax deadline

IRS extends tax deadline

Americans are getting an extra day to file their taxes after key elements of the IRS website crashed on deadline day.

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Updated: apr. 18, 2018 12:42 a.m.
1 dead after jet blows an engine

1 dead after jet blows an engine

PHILADELPHIA - A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate ...

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Updated: apr. 18, 2018 12:42 a.m.
7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

7 inmates killed as prisoners fight over money, territory

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for about seven hours over territory and money, leaving seven of them dead in ...

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Driverless cars give hope to blind

Driverless cars give hope to blind

OCALA, Fla. — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru ...

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Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

Trump: 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday declared "Mission Accomplished" for a U.S.-led allied missile attack on Syria's chemical weapons program, but the ...

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Knowing when to say when

Knowing when to say when

NEW YORK — Here's some sobering news: A large international study says adults should average no more than one alcoholic drink per day, and that ...

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Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to rallies

Gun rights supporters: Bring your unloaded rifle to rallies

Organizers are encouraging gun rights supporters to bring unloaded rifles to rallies at state capitols across the U.S. this weekend, pushing back against a ...

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In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

In opioid epidemic, some cities strain to afford OD antidote

BALTIMORE - On a Baltimore street corner, public health workers hand out a life-saving overdose antidote to residents painfully familiar with the ravages of America's ...

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Free-range parenting laws could catch on

Free-range parenting laws could catch on

SALT LAKE CITY — After Utah passed the country's first law legalizing so-called free-range parenting, groups in states from New York to Texas are pushing ...

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Teachers acquire new skill: How to stop the bleeding

Teachers acquire new skill: How to stop the bleeding

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa - As she learned the basics of applying direct pressure, packing a wound with gauze and tying a tourniquet, sixth-grade math and social ...

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FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time

FEMA: Puerto Rico running out of time

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The administrator of the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency said Friday it will take up to an estimated $50 billion ...

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Boss buzzing you after hours? NYC might let you say buzz off

Boss buzzing you after hours? NYC might let you say buzz off

NEW YORK — Technology that once promised freedom from the confines of an office has, for many workers, become a ball and chain, blurring the lines ...

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Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment

Judge: Assault weapons ban doesn't violate 2nd Amendment


BOSTON — Assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal judge said in a ruling Friday upholding Massachusetts' ban on ...

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Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

CHERRY HILL, N.J. — The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, most of them Democrats motivated ...

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Addressing the opioid crisis

Addressing the opioid crisis

ATLANTA — The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and ...

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MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin ...

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EPA to ease emissions standards

EPA to ease emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama ...

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Updated: apr. 02, 2018 10:06 p.m.
Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY - The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked ...

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Updated: apr. 02, 2018 10:06 p.m.
Emory University acquires letters by author Harper Lee

Emory University acquires letters by author Harper Lee

NEW YORK - Around the same time "To Kill a Mockingbird" made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for ...

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Science: What we know about coffee and cancer risk

Science: What we know about coffee and cancer risk

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should ...

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Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack ...

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Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee ...

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Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed

Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment "WILL NEVER BE REPEALED" and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall ...

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New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

DETROIT — Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world ...

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Will GOP efforts convince voters?

Will GOP efforts convince voters?

WASHINGTON — With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough ...

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