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Stand or stay out of sight: NFL takes on anthem protesters

NFL Meetings Football-1

NFL owners approved a new policy Thursday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem...

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Subtropical Storm Alberto still chugging toward Gulf

Tropical Weather

MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico, Cuba, Florida and the U.S. Gulf Coast this weekend. Subtropical Storm Alberto — the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — was roiling parts...


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Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect

Broken Faith Charges

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. As part of an...


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Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

Restaurant Shooting-Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally authorized to carry a firearm, authorities said. Investigators are trying to...


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Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition

School Shooting Indiana

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana middle school student armed with two handguns opened fire inside his science classroom, authorities said, wounding a classmate and a teacher whose swift intervention was credited with saving lives. The shooter, who had asked to be dismissed from the class before...


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AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Pictures Of The Week Photo Gallery

Here’s your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week’s images include Rafael Nadal getting set to serve at the Italian Open; the launch...


Lifestyle

No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

Wildfire Fears Forest Closures

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served as one man’s home until this week when the area was closed because of the escalating threat of...


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Family: Virginia police shooting video raises more questions

Officer Shooting Naked Man

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The family of a young, black Virginia man who was fatally shot by police while naked and unarmed said the release of body-camera footage answered some of their questions about what happened but raised even more. The video made public Friday shows Marcus-David Peters emerge...


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As Republicans worry about McCain's health, political concerns diminish

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Republican fears that Sen. John McCain’s battle with cancer could make it harder for the GOP to keep its Senate majority have receded, with a crucial election deadline just days away. Friends who have visited McCain as he struggles with one of the deadliest forms of...


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Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must respond when assaults are reported. Military officials had quietly...


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Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 26, the 146th day of 2018. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson ended with his acquittal on the remaining charges. On this date: In 1647, Alse (Alice) Young was...


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