Suspect in San Francisco Chinatown killing dies before trial

A man charged with taking part in the 2006 killing of a San Francisco Chinatown businessman with criminal ties has died while awaiting trial
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The Latest: 2 exposed to chemicals at closed mining lab

Investigators say two workers were exposed to dangerous chemicals at a mining lab that was shut down by federal regulators and that forced the evacuation of a small southwestern Montana town
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Ex-assistant principal indicted for student sex assault

A former administrator at a Georgia high school is charged with sexually assaulting a student
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Police: Toddler dies after 4 hours in hot day-care van

Police say an 18-month-old child has died after being left in a hot day care center van for four hours parked outside the center in northwest Houston
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On-duty Phoenix police officer critically injured in crash

Authorities say an on-duty Phoenix police officer is in critical condition after a car crash
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More than 300 older children split at border are reunited

The Trump administration says it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with the parents after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds before a court-imposed deadline of next Thursday
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Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

Account mix-up causes Boston woman to become a short-term millionaire
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Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage and some injuries

Tornadoes have swept through central Iowa flattening buildings and damaging the courthouse in Marshalltown and hitting an agricultural machinery plant in Pella
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Police respond to candidates' fight over campaign signs

Two Democratic candidates for the Tennessee legislature say police responded to their altercation over campaign signs.
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Mississippi accountant indicted on tax-related charges

A Mississippi accountant, whose clients include a couple convicted of tax evasion, has been arraigned on 11 tax-related charges
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NY officials: No major public health threat from steam blast

New York City officials say there's no major public health threat after an aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, causing the evacuation of 49 buildings
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Helicopter mishap turns Army medical drill into real deal

Investigators were trying to determine Thursday why two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters were flying so close to four large nylon tents that blew down during a training exercise at a California military base, injuring 22 Army Reserve soldiers
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The Latest: 7 injured when tornado hits Iowa factory

Seven people inside a Pella manufacturing plant when it was struck by a tornado have been treated for injuries at the local hospital and released
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Jury deliberates in man's trial in Texas student's slaying

The jury is deliberating in the capital murder trial of a 20-year-old man accused in the slaying of a University of Texas student on campus in 2016
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American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman

A crowd that gathered outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group has burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck.
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Minnesota inmate accused in guard's death has violent past

Inmate accused of killing a Minnesota corrections officer has a violent past and has been disciplined multiple times while incarcerated
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Evacuations as forest fire burns near California homes

A foothill neighborhood has been evacuated as a forest fire burns out of control near homes on the edge of Southern California's Cleveland National Forest
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The Latest: Family survives tornado in basement

The tornado that hit Marshalltown just as clothing shop owner Stephanie Moz, her husband and their 2-month-old baby were taking a late lunch break
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Prosecutor: Feds won't recognize state injection sites

The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says supervised injection sites for drug users would violate U.S. law and could lead to criminal charges
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Oklahoma prosecutor seeks expanded probe over text messages

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater says he's asked state investigators to expand their criminal probe surrounding the former top attorney for the Health Department who wrote the state's new medical marijuana rules
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More Confederate license plates than ever on Tennessee roads

The number of Tennesseans with Confederate battle flag license plates has reached its highest point in a decade
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Tornadoes sweep through Iowa; major damage, some injuries

Tornadoes have swept through central Iowa flattening buildings and damaging the courthouse in Marshalltown and hitting an agricultural machinery plant in Pella
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California sues over Trump halt to truck pollution rule

California and 14 other states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks
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Police: 2 dead in crash after motorcyclist flees in Tacoma

Authorities say two people riding a motorcycle died in a crash after Pierce County Sheriff's deputies tried to pull them over and the motorcyclist fled
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4-year-old dies, 2-year-old hospitalized after left in car

A 4-year-old boy has died and his 2-year-old brother has been hospitalized after police say the two were left in a hot car in a Connecticut city
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US prosecutors: Water company illegally dumped toxic waste

A California bottled water company has been charged with environmental crimes for illegally disposing of arsenic-tainted wastewater
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Delaware refinery allowed to cool plant with river water

The Delaware City oil refinery has been given permission to cool its plant with water pumped from the Delaware River, a process that previously killed millions of fish
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Reversal: Kentucky restoring Medicaid benefits for thousands

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it is reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently
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Hawaii police: Friends may be hiding police shooting suspect

Hawaii police believe a suspect wanted in the killing of the first officer to be fatally shot on the Big Island is being hidden by associates
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Coast Guard finds evidence of oil discharge by fishing boat

The U.S. Coast Guard says it found evidence a Seattle-based fishing boat discharged oil and bilge waste overboard
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Police: Memphis man steals date's car, goes on another date

Police in Memphis say a man stole his date's car and drove it to a date with another woman
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Years of work ahead to study chemical pollution at NASA site

NASA officials say they are still in the beginning stages of studying the extent of contamination at the Wallops Flight Facility site from a family of dangerous industrial chemicals
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The Latest: 40 patients being moved from damaged hospital

A spokeswoman says a tornado has damaged a hospital in Marshalltown and patients will be moved to other hospitals
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Coast Guard searches for missing fishermen off Florida

The U.S. Coast Guard says they're searching for three fishermen whose boat capsized
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LA County sheriff's deputies kill armed DUI suspect

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have shot and killed a drunken driving suspect they say was armed with a gun
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Oregon wheat farmers try to stop fire that's consuming crops

Farmers in Oregon are losing their wheat crops as flames rip through fields during what they expected to be one of the best harvests in years
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Suspect arrested in death of man found beside rural road

A suspect has been arrested in Oklahoma in the death of a man whose body was found beside a rural Central Texas road
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Judge: Religious nonprofit exempt from unemployment taxes

A judge has ruled a nonprofit that provides after school services is exempt from paying unemployment taxes
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The Latest: Patients being moved from damaged hospital

A spokeswoman says a tornado has damaged a hospital in Marshalltown and patients will be moved to other hospitals
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Yellowstone boss to leave post in September

The Yellowstone National Park superintendent who said he was being forced out by the Trump administration will leave his post in late September
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Holcomb appoints Lake County judge to state appellate court

Gov. Eric Holcomb has appointed a northwest Indiana judge to the state's court of appeals
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Wildfire closes Interstate 90 near Kittitas

Authorities have closed Interstate 90 east of Ellensburg because of a fast-moving brush fire
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Kin say Scout leader who drowned saving boy loved children

A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader drowned after saving a boy who was struggling as he practiced swimming in a Utah pond to advance in the scouting program
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Infant dies after being taken from day care

Authorities say an infant died after being taken from a Florida day care
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Thousands of police in uniform honor slain officer at wake

Thousands of uniformed officers from Massachusetts and across the country are honoring a Weymouth police officer slain while investigating a car crash last weekend
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Dispute over bike leads to shooting, homicide investigation

A dispute over a bicycle that led to a shooting has become an Anchorage homicide investigation
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Diner banned after leaving racist message, no tip, to server

A diner has been banned from an Odessa steakhouse after leaving a racist message for the waiter instead of a tip
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University of California approves small decrease in tuition

The tuition at the University of California is falling _ ever so slightly _ for the first time in nearly two decades and, ironically, it's because the system has nearly recouped losses from past litigation over tuition hikes
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3 face charges after trash dumped illegally in Detroit

Two suburban Detroit men and a woman have been charged with littering after police caught them illegally dumping trash on the city's eastside
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The Latest: Police report injuries from Iowa Pella factory

Police say people have been taken to a local hospital after a tornado hit a factory in Pella.
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Lawsuit against University of Colorado officials dismissed

A federal Judge has dismissed part of a lawsuit by a woman who has accused a former University of Colorado assistant football coach of domestic violence, claiming the head coach and other university officials knew of the abuse and tried to cover it up
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Oregon fire crushes hopes of wheat farmers during harvest

Farmers rush to save their livelihoods as a wildfire roars through vast Oregon wheat fields
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Tornado hits factory in Iowa; some injuries reported

A tornado slammed into an agricultural machinery plant in Iowa as some people were working and police said a number of people were taken to a local hospital
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Kentucky board approves tax increase to make schools safer

A Kentucky school board has approved a property tax increase to fund a $13.5 million initiative to help prevent school shootings
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State governors delve into foreign diplomacy on trade war

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico
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Virginia trooper charged with destroying evidence

A Virginia State Police trooper has been accused of submitting false reports and destroying evidence
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Mosque fire causes minor damage, believed arson

Investigators are seeking tips from the public to the identity of those they believe set a fire that caused minor damage to a Houston-area mosque
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The Latest: Dolphins say "all options open" on anthem policy

Dolphins say "all options are still open" regarding the team's decision to include protesting the anthem on the large list of violations considered conduct detrimental to the club.
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APNewsBreak: Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem this season could be suspended for up to four games under a new team policy
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Correction: CAIR Condemns Gosar story

Correction: CAIR Condemns Gosar story
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Delaware man accused of assaulting attending female EMT

A Delaware man is accused of assaulting a female emergency medical technician who was attempting to help him
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Arkansas nonprofit head pleads guilty in corruption probe

Former head of defunct Arkansas nonprofit that helped at-risk youth pleads guilty to diverting more than $120,000 from the group to an unnamed state senator in a widening corruption probe
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California among states targeting veterans charities fraud

California's attorney general is joining regulators in the federal government and other states in targeting charities they say falsely promise to aid veterans and active members of the military
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Panel finds Alaska lawmaker violated ethics law

A legislative ethics panel says it found by "clear and convincing evidence" that an Alaska lawmaker violated ethics law by disclosing the existence of a complaint that was considered confidential
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Woman sentenced on charges stemming from son's beating death

A western Michigan woman faces prison time has been sentenced to up to 10 years in prison in connection with the beating death of her 4-year-old son
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Trooper's daughter convicted in boyfriend's slaying

A state police major's daughter in upstate New York has been convicted of manslaughter in the slaying of her boyfriend
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Hood: 'Net' around info about road proposed near Reeves home

The Mississippi attorney general says he might ask the state auditor or another independent investigator to look at records about a $2 million state road that was proposed near the lieutenant governor's home
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The Latest: Body found near homeless camp in in Oregon fire

Authorities found a man's body inside the perimeter of a wildfire in Oregon and are trying to determine if he died before or during the blaze
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North Dakota man sentenced to 70 years on child porn charges

A North Dakota man has been sentenced to 70 years in prison on child pornography charges
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Even US intel chief in the dark about Trump-Putin talks

Even Donald Trump's intelligence chief doesn't know what was said in the one-on-one meeting the president had with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week
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Wounded burro evades capture in Southern California

A wild burro that was shot in the head with an arrow has eluded capture by rescuers in Southern California despite being struck with tranquilizer darts and a pursuit by a wrangler on horseback
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Massachusetts Senate approves bill to boost "net neutrality"

The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill intended to help ensure the internet remains a level playing field, even after U.S. regulators rolled back federal "net neutrality" rules
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Bikers call for more penalties in response to deadly crashes

Utah bikers vented their frustrations about the state of driving safety in response to an unprecedented number of deadly motorcycle crashes
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2 South St. Paul officers hurt in group home confrontation

Authorities now say two South St. Paul police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a group home resident
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Dental students making free mouth guards for athletes

Dental students at the University of Michigan are making free mouth guards for young athletes
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Police: 3 Fort Worth bank employees shot, suspects detained

Police are searching for two armed suspects after three North Texas bank employees were shot but are expected to survive
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California sues over Trump suspending truck pollution rule

California and 14 other states are suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to suspend an Obama-era rule aimed at limiting pollution from trucks
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The Latest: Police: 3 detained in bank robbery shooting

Police have detained three people in connection with a shooting during an attempted robbery at a North Texas bank.
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ERCOT shatters electric demand peak record twice in one day

Extreme heat has caused the state's biggest electrical grid to shatter its all-time record peak for electric power demand twice in one day
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The Latest: Eastman: Ethics panel used for partisan attacks

An Alaska lawmaker says a legislative ethics panel that found he had violated ethics law has become a "political weapon used for partisan attacks on legislators."
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

The Trump administration has proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm
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Fatal SUV crash driver among 5 charged in smuggling scheme

A federal grand jury in Texas has indicted several people connected to an alleged immigrant smuggling scheme, including the driver in an SUV crash that killed five of 14 people inside
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The Latest: Tornado hits factory in central Iowa

Several buildings are reported damaged by a tornado in the main business district in Marshalltown, including the historic courthouse
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IRS nominee clears Senate panel despite Democrat opposition

IRS nominee narrowly clears Senate committee despite opposition by Democrats over new donor policy
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