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Accelerated executions: Arkansas plans eight over 10-days

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a ...

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Trump to GOP: Pass health care bill or seal your fate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Time for talk running out, President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned wavering House Republicans that their jobs were on the line in next ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 6:50 p.m. | | Trump to GOP:  Pass health care bill  or seal your fate Comments 0 Comments

Man errantly texted DA about drug swap

EDWARDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man mistakenly sent a text message to a Pennsylvania prosecutor indicating that he wanted to trade marijuana for heroin.

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Cops: Cocaine trafficker lived in public housing for elderly

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) — A 74-year-old Massachusetts man living in public housing for the elderly faces drug trafficking charges after police say they found cocaine valued ...

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No promises and no one above law, Supreme Court pick says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch declared Tuesday he’s made no promises to Donald Trump or anyone else about how he’ll vote ...

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Posted: mar. 21, 2017 6:42 p.m. | | No promises and no  one above law,  Supreme Court pick says Comments 0 Comments

Trump signs NASA bill for Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation Tuesday adding human exploration of Mars to NASA’s mission. Could sending Congress into space be next?

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Halfway house officials paid for alcohol, strip club

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials at a southern Ohio halfway house illegally spent thousands of taxpayer dollars on alcohol, hotels, travel costs for family members and ...

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High pesticide level spurs 1st recreational marijuana recall

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Liquor Control Commission issued its first recall of recreational marijuana after samples of a type of pot were found to ...

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Utah teens plotted to shoot girl over texts

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Two teenage boys accused of shooting a girl in the head in small-town Utah concocted the plan while playing video games and ...

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Apple cuts prices on lower-end iPads, releases new red iPhones

CUPERTINO (AP) — Apple is cutting prices on two iPad models and introducing red iPhones, but the company held back on updating its higher-end iPad Pro ...

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Supreme Court sympathetic to Microsoft in Xbox owners’ suit

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court suggested Tuesday that it is sympathetic to Microsoft Corp. in a dispute with disgruntled owners of the Xbox 360 video-game ...

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Google opens ‘shortcuts’ to info, tools on phones

MOUNTAIN VIEW  (AP) — Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ...

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Target celebrates stretch marks in swimwear ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Target is celebrating the stretch mark as a thing of beauty. The chain has launched a swimwear campaign on social media that ...

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Pepsi pulls 12-packs, 2-liters from shelves over soda tax

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pepsi is pulling 2-liter bottles and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city’s new tax on sweetened ...

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Comey: FBI probing Trump-Russia links, wiretap claims bogus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating whether Donald Trump’s associates coordinated with Russian officials in an effort to sway the 2016 presidential election, Director ...

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Court: Student prayers OK at school board meetings

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Texas school board can open its meetings with student-led public prayers without running afoul of the Constitution’s prohibition against government-established ...

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Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps students get online, on the go

ST. STEPHEN, S.C. (AP) — Eighth-grader Lakaysha Governor spends two hours on the bus getting back and forth to school each day. Thanks to a ...

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Posted: mar. 20, 2017 8:24 p.m. | | Wi-Fi on wheels: Google helps  students get online, on the go Comments 0 Comments

Ban aimed at electronics in cabins of some US-bound flights

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is temporarily barring passengers on certain flights originating in eight other countries from bringing laptops, iPads, cameras and most ...

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Police: Brady’s missing Super Bowl jerseys tracked to Mexico

BOSTON (AP) — Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey has been found in Mexico six weeks after it vanished from the Patriots’ locker room — but ...

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YouTube reverses some of posting restrictions on gay-themed content

SAN BRUNO (AP) — The YouTube video shows two women, dressed in suits and ties. They smile; they sniffle back tears; they gaze into each other ...

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Target revamps stores for those in a rush, those who ramble

NEW YORK (AP) — In a move to bring shoppers back to its stores, Target is embarking on an ambitious redesign aimed at helping people who ...

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Intel documents offer no evidence

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two lawmakers on the House intelligence committee said Sunday that documents the Justice Department and FBI delivered late last week offered ...

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Cost may rise for many older Americans

NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) — Among the groups hardest hit by the Republican plan to replace the Affordable Care Act is one that swung for Donald ...

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Posted: mar. 19, 2017 6:36 p.m. | | Cost may rise for many older Americans Comments 0 Comments

Stay in Dublin brewery bar for 1 night

DUBLIN (AP) — Guinness is inviting its first sleepover guest in the Dublin brewery’s 258-year history — by transforming its rooftop bar into a penthouse with ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 9:27 p.m. | | Stay in Dublin brewery bar for 1 night Comments 0 Comments

White woman’s use of Mardi Gras krewe blackface stirs debate

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There’s blackface -- the racist, minstrel-show practice of whites imitating blacks.

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 9:27 p.m. | | White woman’s use  of Mardi Gras krewe  blackface stirs debate Comments 0 Comments

Congress’ analyst: Millions to lose coverage under bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fourteen million Americans would lose coverage next year under House Republican legislation remaking the nation’s health care system, and that number would ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 9:23 p.m. | | Congress’ analyst:  Millions to lose  coverage under bill Comments 0 Comments

Report: 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally across Wisconsin during last spring’s intense presidential primary, apparently wrongly believing they could cast ballots if ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 9:23 p.m. | | Report: 17-year-olds voted illegally in Wisconsin primary Comments 0 Comments

States aiming to block Trump travel ban from taking effect

SEATTLE (AP) — More than a half-dozen states trying to block President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban moved forward Monday with a pair of lawsuits ...

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Judge nixes stiffer sentence for Dylann Roof’s friend

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof’s friend should not get an unusually tough prison sentence for failing to warn police about Roof’s plans ...

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Posted: mar. 13, 2017 9:22 p.m. | | Judge nixes stiffer sentence for Dylann  Roof’s friend Comments 0 Comments

Flooded wastewater plant relying on sewage- eating bugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Managers at a flooded wastewater-treatment plant in Seattle that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound are counting on bugs to get the ...

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Posted: mar. 12, 2017 7:27 p.m. | | Flooded  wastewater  plant relying  on sewage- eating bugs Comments 0 Comments

McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as ...

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Posted: mar. 12, 2017 7:10 p.m. | | McCain to Trump: Provide  wiretap evidence  or retract claim Comments 0 Comments

2 die when vehicle chased by Michigan State Police crashes

KENTWOOD, Mich. (AP) — A college student driving to school was one of two people killed when a vehicle leading police on a high-speed chase crashed ...

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Posted: mar. 12, 2017 7:09 p.m. | | 2 die when vehicle chased by Michigan State Police crashes Comments 0 Comments

Fearful immigrants are offered anti- deportation training

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing ...

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Test meant to screen teachers instead weeded out minorities

NEW YORK (AP) — New York education officials are poised to scrap a test designed to measure the reading and writing skills of people trying to ...

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Posted: mar. 12, 2017 7:08 p.m. | | Test meant to screen teachers  instead weeded out minorities Comments 0 Comments

Teaching Trump: Should teachers offer up their own politics in class discussions?

NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City teacher was warned over a homework question critical of President Donald Trump. An Alabama district fielded ...

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Safety sleeping: Cribs from cardboard boxes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Cardboard boxes certainly aren’t new technology. But when they’re linked to a practice that started in Finland decades ago ...

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Toledo allows golf carts on downtown streets

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city is going to allow golf carts and other low-speed vehicles on downtown streets and two residential neighborhoods.

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Tree falls, kills 21-year-old in Yosemite Valley

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK  (AP) — Officials say a 21-year-old woman was killed by a falling tree at Half Dome Village in Yosemite National Park.

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What to do when pulled over: A new driver’s ed chapter?

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Deadly encounters between police officers and motorists have lawmakers across the country thinking driver’s education should require students to be ...

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Posted: mar. 05, 2017 10:16 p.m. | | What to do when pulled over: A new  driver’s ed chapter? Comments 0 Comments

Cursive sees revival in school instruction

NEW YORK (AP) — Cursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students who know only keyboarding, texting ...

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Did Obama order Trump’s telephones tapped before election?

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump turned to Congress on Sunday for help finding evidence to support his unsubstantiated claim that former President Barack ...

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Trump expected to sign new travel ban order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order temporarily barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting ...

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Sikhs respond to suburb shooting with fear, disbelief

KENT, Wash. (AP) — Fear, hurt and disbelief weighed on the minds of those who gathered at a Sikh temple Sunday after the shooting of a ...

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President supporters declare pride in president, slam foes

NEW YORK (AP) — From Colorado’s state Capitol to Trump Tower in New York and the Washington Monument, groups of hundreds of people rallied for ...

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Judge: Proof that wife helped Orlando shooter is ‘debatable’

OAKLAND  (AP) — A federal judge in California said Wednesday that it is “debatable” whether the government has enough evidence to convict a woman of helping ...

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Posted: mar. 01, 2017 9:55 p.m. | | Judge: Proof that wife helped Orlando shooter is ‘debatable’ Comments 0 Comments

Ex-judge banned from Nevada bench for handcuffing of lawyer

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas justice of the peace has been barred for life from the court bench in Nevada as punishment for ...

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Video of men hooking shark at pier sparks state probe

HUNTINGTON BEACH  (AP) — California authorities are investigating after video surfaced of fishermen reeling in what appears to be a juvenile great white shark on the ...

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Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole

TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of ...

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Former Montana Rep. Zinke takes helm of Interior Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke was sworn in Wednesday as secretary of the Interior Department, assuming oversight of 400 million acres of public ...

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Posted: mar. 01, 2017 9:35 p.m. | | Former Montana Rep. Zinke takes helm of Interior Dept. Comments 0 Comments

Colorado pot club plan clears 1st hurdle

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is moving ahead with a first-in-the-nation attempt to allow marijuana clubs.

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