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For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...

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South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

South Sudan AIDS and War

YAMBIO, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. “I’m scared,” James Seferino says. “All I know is that if I don’t take my pills I’ll die.” The boy’s mother died of AIDS several years ago because she didn’t know where to get...


Business

Las Vegas strike would have far-reaching effect

Las Vegas Casinos Contracts

LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Las Vegas could have a ripple effect across the country if 50,000 casino-hotel workers employed at more than 30 of the city’s world-famous resorts go on strike at any time starting next week. If members of the union that includes hotel and food workers don’t show up...


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Disputed Keystone Pipeline project focus of court hearing

Keystone Pipeline Lawsuit

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the Trump administration were due in a Montana courtroom Thursday to defend the disputed Keystone XL oil sands pipeline against environmental groups that want to derail the project. The 1,179-mile (1,800-kilometer) line proposed by TransCanada Corporation was...


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Space station accepts special delivery from Virginia

US Space Station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station accepted delivery Thursday of more than 7,000 pounds of supplies from Virginia. A commercial cargo ship arrived at the orbiting lab three days after launching from Wallops Island. Orbital ATK shipped the goods for NASA in a Cygnus capsule,...


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Discovery of World War II soldier's plane brings closure

WW2 Bomber Found

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Kelly grew up on a Northern California farm and once thought of becoming a cowboy before World War II got in the way. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces instead, and on March 11, 1944, the 21-year-old 2nd lieutenant was aboard a B-24 bomber with 10 others when it was...


Lifestyle

Hawaii volcano produces methane and 'eerie' blue flames

Hawaii Volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering a look at a new dimension in the volcano’s weeks-long eruption. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries...


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Video of Brown arrest sparks criticism of Milwaukee police

Bucks Sterling Brown Arrest

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales has apologized to Bucks player Sterling Brown for a January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include the use of a stun gun, and he said some officers were disciplined. Brown, who is African-American, says the...


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Man accused of shooting crossbow, gun at another driver

CENTERVILLE, Va. (AP) — A New York man is accused of stopping a driver at a Virginia intersection and shooting a crossbow at him, before firing several rounds at the driver with a gun. News outlets reported Wednesday that 25-year-old Baljeet Singh, of Queens, pulled his vehicle in front of a car at...


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Sheriff: Missing Florida mother now believed to be dead

YULEE, Fla. (AP) — Police say that a Florida woman who disappeared on Mother’s Day is now believed to have died even though no body has been recovered. The Florida Times-Union reports that Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper says investigators have obtained new evidence that indicates 34-year-old...


National

Hearing set on white nationalists' motions to dismiss suit

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments from white nationalists and others that a lawsuit against them over last summer’s violence in Charlottesville should be dismissed. A hearing on motions from a number of defendants to dismiss the lawsuit brought by 10 Virginia...


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