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Washington officer shoots men accused of earlier beer theft

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Two stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store were not armed with guns when they were shot Thursday by a police officer who confronted them in Washington state’s capital city, authorities said.

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Whites moving to Detroit, city that epitomized white flight

DETROIT (AP) — Whites are moving back to the American city that came to epitomize white flight, even as blacks continue to leave for the suburbs and the city’s overall population shrinks.

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Honolulu mayor vetoes expanded sit-lie ban law

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell has vetoed a bill that would have expanded the city’s ban on sitting and lying down on sidewalks.

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Purple Heart recipient among bikers killed

WACO, Texas (AP) — One of nine bikers killed at a shootout outside a Texas restaurant was a Vietnam veteran and Purple Heart recipient whose family members dispute police claims he was in a criminal group.

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Boy Scouts’ leader says ban on gay adults not sustainable

NEW YORK (AP) — The president of the Boy Scouts of America, Robert Gates, said Thursday that the organization’s longstanding ban on participation by openly gay adults is no longer sustainable and called for change in order to prevent “the end of us as a national movement.”

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Officer shoots, kills suspect who cut deputy

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man who tried to cut a sheriff’s deputy when officers were serving a warrant has been shot and killed by a North Charleston police officer.

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Woman held in box for months found dead,

SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) — The hunt for a registered sex offender suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and her son intensified Thursday after police raided but failed to find anyone inside a home in western Missouri, where the man was charged last month for allegedly keeping the woman confined in a wooden box.

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Chelsea Clinton authors ‘It’s Your World’ coming

NEW YORK (AP) — Another Clinton is becoming an author.

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Posted: may. 21, 2015 1:23 a.m. | | Chelsea Clinton authors ‘It’s Your World’ coming Comments 0 Comments

Streisand memoir scheduled for 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand is set to publish her long-discussed and long-awaited memoir.

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Judge accused of punching attorney

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida judge’s sharp tongue and hot temper might soon find him in the judicial penalty box.

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Waco restaurant video shows bikers, others seeking cover

WACO, Texas (AP) — As gunfire broke out in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, dozens of motorcycle riders ran inside seeking cover and tried to guide others to safety, security video reviewed exclusively by The Associated Press showed Wednesday.

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Bicycle race canceled amid anxiety over Colorado roadway shootings

DENVER (AP) — The shooting death of a bicyclist considered the unofficial mayor of a normally quiet Colorado town has led organizers to cancel a popular annual race, while a lack of details in the case fuels speculation that Windsor’s first homicide in eight years is linked to a nearby highway shooting.

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Oldest known stone tools found in Kenya; makers are not known

NEW YORK (AP) — By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them — or why.

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Was Amtrak engineer using phone?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Investigators are combing through phone records, locomotive data, radio transmissions and surveillance video to determine if the engineer in last week’s deadly Amtrak derailment was using his cellphone while at the controls, federal authorities said Wednesday as union officials offered new details on how the engineer spent the hours before the crash.

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Oil slicks spread 9 miles off California

GOLETA  (AP) — An oil spill from a ruptured onshore pipeline that fouled beaches and threatened wildlife along a scenic stretch of the California coast spread across 9 miles of ocean Wednesday and officials said up to 105,000 gallons may have leaked out.

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Banks fined more than $5 billion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the world’s biggest banks agreed Wednesday to pay more than $5 billion in penalties and plead guilty to rigging the currency markets — a rare instance in which federal prosecutors have wrung an admission of criminal wrongdoing from a major financial institution.

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Target beating Wal-Mart in race for turnaround

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is beating Wal-Mart in the race to beef up sales.

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PAID SICK LEAVE MOVEMENT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Shannon Henderson, getting a cold or flu could be the difference between putting food on the table and going hungry.

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KFC resurrects Colonel Sanders for television ads

NEW YORK (AP) — KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks to refresh its image by harkening back to its past.

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Air bag recall doubles to nearly 34 M

WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

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Wal-Mart 1Q profit falls on pay raises

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. reported a 7 percent drop in first-quarter profit as the strong dollar and some efforts to improve its business hurt its bottom line.

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To some, fight is ‘fraud of the century’

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.

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Feds say Lake Mead will fall below drought trigger point in 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead’s water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.

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Charges against 170 motorcycle gang members

WACO, Texas (AP) — About 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs were charged with engaging in organized crime Monday, a day after a shootout at a Texas restaurant that killed nine people and wounded 18.

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Facing $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona sharply limits welfare

PHOENIX (AP) — Facing a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona’s Republican-led Legislature has reduced the lifetime limit for welfare recipients to the shortest window in the nation.

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Boy shoots through window, kills friend trying to wake him

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana boy startled at being awakened in the middle of the night fired a shot through his bedroom window and killed the 15-year-old friend who had been knocking and throwing pebbles at his window, police said Monday.

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Woman accused of removing dead rival’s body parts rearrested

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman accused of slashing the corpse of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend at a funeral home viewing last month was taken back into custody Monday after bond was set on an additional charge accusing her of removing body parts of the dead woman.

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Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate people

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama ended long-running federal transfers of some combat-style gear to local law enforcement on Monday in an attempt to ease tensions between police and minority communities, saying equipment made for the battlefield should not be a tool of American criminal justice.

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CHASING CROWN

BALTIMORE (AP) — American Pharoah won the Kentucky Derby, yet didn’t look unbeatable, as he had in his previous races. His trainer says he struggled. His jockey went to the whip about 30 times to urge him on in the stretch. His owner says the Derby wasn’t even close to his best effort.

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Was Amtrak train hit by flying object?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Amtrak train that derailed along the nation’s busiest tracks may have been struck by an object in the moments before it crashed, investigators said Friday, raising new questions about the deadly accident.

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ABC faces credibility crisis over Stephanopoulos donations

NEW YORK (AP) — George Stephanopoulos apologized to viewers Friday for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and failing to disclose it earlier, as ABC News now finds its chief anchor in a credibility crisis on the eve of a presidential campaign.

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San Bernardino proposes huge cuts as part of bankruptcy plan

SAN BERNARDINO . (AP) — The city of San Bernardino would slash retirees’ health care coverage and contract for fire and waste disposal services under a proposed bankruptcy exit plan.

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Oklahoma woman accused of removing dead rival’s body parts

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma woman accused of slashing the corpse of her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend at a funeral home last month is now accused of removing body parts of the deceased woman.

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Woman: Flight attendant barred call to husband

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin woman says a Southwest Airlines flight attendant barred her from calling her husband after he sent her a suicidal text, and she’s wondering if more could have been done to save his life.

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Man who shot at Zimmerman charged

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A man who shot at George Zimmerman during a confrontation earlier this week along a busy central Florida road has been arrested.

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Death for Boston Marathon bomber

BOSTON (AP) — After slouching through his trial for months with a bored look on his face, the defendant was ordered to rise.

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College tries to ban app Yik Yak on campus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The College of Idaho is trying to ban an app named after the 1950s novelty song, “Yakety Yak,” after some students reported being harassed or bullied through the application.

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‘King of the Blues’ blues legend B.B. King dies

LAS VEGAS (AP) — B.B. King, whose scorching guitar licks and heartfelt vocals made him the idol of generations of musicians and fans while earning him the nickname King of the Blues, died late Thursday at home in Las Vegas. He as 89.

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Why did train speed up before derailment?

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the moment the Amtrak train that derailed at a curve this week was supposed to be slowing down, it was accelerating, investigators said Thursday.

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Teen, soldier boyfriend to stand trial in slaying

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The homicide case against an eighth-grader and her soldier boyfriend, who are accused of conspiring by text message to have her mother killed, was sent to county court for trial Thursday after a hearing in which prosecutors showed photos of the victim.

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Why US economic growth has disappointed this year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Like an underachieving student, the U.S. economy isn’t living up to the high hopes it began the year with.

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WWI vet to receive Medal of Honor

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nearly a century after Sgt. William Shemin pulled wounded comrades to safety on a World War I battlefield, his heroism has finally earned him the nation’s highest service medal.

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Lawmakers OKs notice for sexual topics

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — William Shakespeare and Robert Frost made an appearance in the New Hampshire Senate on Thursday as lawmakers approved a measure requiring schools to give parents at least two weeks’ notice if a teacher plans to use material related to human sexuality or sexual education that some could consider objectionable.

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Protesters told to end 11-year vigil inside closed church

BOSTON (AP) — Parishioners of the St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Church must end their 11-year protest vigil and vacate the shuttered Roman Catholic church, a Massachusetts judge ruled Thursday.

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Colorado’s rain isn’t helping reservoirs

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is slogging through a wetter than normal spring, with heavy rains restoring much-needed moisture to parched rangeland and sending some rivers over the banks.

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Carl’s Jr . top burger coming with hot dog and chips

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are cramming a summer cookout into one burger.

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If phones fill up with photos

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoot enough photos and videos, and your phone will eventually fill up.

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Michigan couple with 12 sons already welcome boy No. 13

ROCKFORD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple who already had 12 sons have kept the all-male streak alive with the birth of boy No. 13 on Wednesday.

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Study: Vitamin B3 may help prevent certain skin cancers

ATLANTA (AP) — For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.

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Backlash in Austin over man’s advice about female officials

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — They ask lots of questions that can require patience, they tend to tune out financial arguments — and with Hillary Clinton running for president, more are probably on the way.

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