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AP source: Kushner sought secret communications... WASHINGTON (AP) — Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser, proposed a secret back channel between the Kremlin and the Trump transition team during a December meeting with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

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Back home after foreign trip, Trump faces slew... WASHINGTON (AP) — His whirlwind foreign trip complete, President Donald Trump faces a slew of political and policy challenges at home and mushrooming inquiries into allegations that Russia meddled in the U.S. election and had improper dealings with his campaign…

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Slain Virginia officer was a father of 3,... RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids,…

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Philippines says militants shot dead at least... MARAWI, Philippines (AP) — Philippine troops found the bodies of 16 civilians in the streets as they fought Sunday to drive out militants linked to the Islamic State group who have occupied parts of a southern city. The overall death…

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Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from... PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police said Saturday they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who tried to intervene when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women…

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Sri Lanka mudslide, flood deaths rise to 126;... COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan rescuers took advantage of improving weather and receding floodwaters Sunday to reach thousands of people in need of basic supplies after floods and mudslides left at least 126 dead.

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Judge dismisses lawsuit against Clinton by... WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge threw out a lawsuit against Hillary Clinton by the parents of two Americans killed in the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ruling the former secretary of state didn't defame them when disputing allegations…

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Mother of Uber CEO Travis Kalanick killed in... FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The mother of the CEO of the ride-hailing company Uber died in a boat accident in a California lake, the company said.

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Jet owned by Elvis auctioned after sitting 35... ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley has been auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 35 years.

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Column: Fear should not shake our values The birds were chirping Thursday morning as my alarm clock erupted in a cacophony, but several times after hitting “snooze,” the ear-ringing disorientation gave way to thoughts of Hickory and the “wonderful” day before me.

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Rocker Gregg Allman dies at age 69; sang and... SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way.

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Mother recounts daughter's death from drug... GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — No one would have expected to hear the news that 27-year-old Megan Elise McPhail had died from a heroin overdose.

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Barbra Streisand's dog dies, was her companion... LOS ANGELES (AP) — Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Evening" game were:

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

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Report: Illinois office had contest to close... CHICAGO (AP) — The Joliet office of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services offered gift cards to workers closing the most cases just months before a missing 1-year-old girl's body was found under a couch in a home,…

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

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The Latest: Trump didn't sound like... NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Europe (all times local):

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Noose found on tree outside museum in nation's... WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities say a noose was found hanging from a tree outside a museum in the nation's capital.

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Defense secretary references Manchester in West... WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The deaths of 22 people at a concert hall in Manchester, England, this week shows the need for institutions like the U.S. Military Academy to produce soldiers willing to battle those who would commit terrorism,…

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Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim... LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former U.S. Sen. Jim Bunning, a Hall of Fame pitcher who parlayed his sports fame into a political career as an uncompromising advocate for conservative causes, has died. He was 85.

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Bangladesh reinstalls justice statue that irked... DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Authorities in Bangladesh reinstalled a Lady Justice statue near the country's Supreme Court, two days after its removal following complaints by Islamist hard-liners.

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Australia's most notorious drug smuggler... SYDNEY (AP) — Australian drug smuggler Schapelle Corby, whose trial and imprisonment on Indonesia's tourist island of Bali mesmerized her country for more than a decade, returned home Sunday.

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Family, friends hail men who died trying to... PORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Helpful co-workers. Reliable friends. Well-liked by many who encountered them.

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Trump's trip: Conventional images and... TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at…

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Southern rock founding father Gregg Allman dies... SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel The Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, his manager said. He was 69.

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Texas lawmakers OK budget but 'bathroom bill'... AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will keep spending $800 million on border security while putting little new money into public schools, maintaining therapy cuts for disabled children and easing handgun license fees as the Republican-led Legislature approved a new state…

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The Latest: FBI assisting investigation in... PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on a stabbing on a Portland, Oregon, train that left two dead (all times local):

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Webb Simpson breaks out of crowd to take... FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Webb Simpson felt almost as if he had just played a round in a major after a steamy Saturday at Colonial.

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Parents of girl filmed urinating tell school... DANVILLE, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 16-year-old girl who was filmed urinating in a bathroom stall say officials at a California high school aren't doing enough to punish the perpetrator who received a three-day suspension after she admitted…

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Man dead in St. Louis after standoff, gunfire... ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a man who barricaded himself inside a home repeatedly fired at officers before one of them shot and killed him.

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Package that led to Newark airport evacuation... NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A suspicious package that forced the partial evacuation of a terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport has been determined not to be a threat.

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The Latest: Trump's praise of leader doesn't... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on AP Fact Checks for the previous week (all times local):

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5 Ohio teachers resign after leaving school... TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Five Ohio teachers have resigned after they slipped out of a sixth-grade camping trip for drinks and dinner, school district officials announced Friday

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The Latest: Former presidents recall... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski (all times local):

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The Latest: Mother of Uber CEO dies after... FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the death of the mother of the CEO of ride-hailing company Uber (all times local):

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BA outage creates London travel chaos; power... LONDON (AP) — British Airways canceled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports on Saturday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy U.K. holiday weekend.

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Florida State beats Duke 5-1, advances to ACC... LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dylan Busby homered, doubled and drove in three runs, and Florida State beat Duke 5-1 on Saturday to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.

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UK police show photo of concert bomber, ask... MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British police on Saturday released surveillance-camera images of the Manchester concert bomber on the night of the attack as they appealed for more information about his final days.

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Report: After Pulse massacre, police training... ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As a law enforcement foundation reviews how the Orlando Police Department responded to a 2016 mass shooting at a gay nightclub, the organization's staffers say in a paper that police training and protocols may need to…

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The Latest: Obama offers Prince Harry... MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the concert bombing in Manchester, England (all times local):

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2 officers suffer minor injuries in South... CAYCE, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say two police officers are recovering from minor injuries after they were shot chasing a driver who ran from a traffic stop in South Carolina.

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Tributes pour in for ex-national security... WASHINGTON (AP) — Well before he went to the White House in 1977, Jimmy Carter was impressed by the views of foreign policy expert Zbigniew Brzezinski. That Carter immediately liked the Polish-born academic advising his campaign was a plus.

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Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies... SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Music legend Gregg Allman, whose bluesy vocals and soulful touch on the Hammond B-3 organ helped propel the Allman Brothers Band to superstardom and spawn Southern rock, died Saturday, a publicist said. He was 69.

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Police: Woman locked her kids in car trunk... RIVERDALE, Utah (AP) — A 39-year-old Utah woman has been arrested after she allegedly locked her two young children in her car's trunk while she went inside a Wal-Mart store to shop.

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Ex-Senate staffer: Hall of Fame pitcher Jim... LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who went on to serve in Congress, has died. He was 85.

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Man being deported after transit officer asked... MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A light-rail passenger seen in a video being questioned by a Minneapolis Metro Transit Police officer about his immigration status is now in deportation proceedings.

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At 80, Gov. Hunt still pitching for education,... RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Now out of the job longer than the time he served as chief executive, four-term North Carolina Gov. Jim Hunt sounds like he's still living in the Executive Mansion when pitching his agenda for the state's…

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Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast on the first day of the month-long Muslim holiday of Ramadan, after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits, Israeli and Palestinian officials said.

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Publicist: Music legend Gregg Allman has died;... SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Publicist: Music legend Gregg Allman has died; organist, singer for The Allman Brothers Band helped spawn Southern rock.

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NC Lottery RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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US nuclear lab's future up in the air after... SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A recent fire has put a national laboratory's ability to operate safely into question.

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Murder charges after bicyclist beaten up dies 2... WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A father and son have been charged with murder after police say the man they beat while riding a bicycle earlier this month died.

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The Latest: Italian police tear gas protesters... TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — The Latest on Group of Seven summit (all times local):

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Pollster pioneer Bendixen has died in Miami MIAMI (AP) — Sergio Bendixen, a pioneer in public opinion polling of Latinos who also was the first Hispanic to run a U.S. presidential campaign, has died.

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Spain saves 157 migrants in 5 boats crossing... MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service has saved 157 migrants from five small boats attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea.

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Pope visits factory workers, highlights the... GENOA, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis highlighted the struggles that workers face in a globalized economy with a visit Saturday to a troubled steel factory in Genoa, where he stressed how jobs give people a sense of human dignity and…

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Afghan official says 18 killed in suicide car... KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least 18 people, mostly civilians, were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomber targeted a convoy of provincial security forces in eastern Afghanistan, an Interior Ministry official said.

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At JFK's centennial, book chronicles... John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago Monday, and a new book recounts his brief but eventful presidency — and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation — through day-by-day reports drawn from…

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Judge denies accused man's request to juggle... SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge has denied a man's request to juggle during his trial to show jurors he was just clowning around when he allegedly tried to rob a convenience store.

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Former Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who... LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Hall of Fame pitcher Jim Bunning, who also served in U.S. Senate, has died.

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AP FACT CHECK: President Trump and his mistold... WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for the "real" Donald Trump, the Twitter account where the president normally says a lot of things that are unreal. That respite may have come to a close, though, as he wrapped…

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Police search for 2 in DC shooting that left 1... WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in Washington are searching for two suspects in connection with a shooting early Saturday that left one person dead and seven people injured.

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Iran's Supreme Leader: Saudi Arabia 'cow... TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's Supreme Leader has said that Saudi Arabia is a "cow being milked" by the United States.

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Guard to face trial for ignoring inmate's... PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a prison guard to stand trial in the death of a Michigan inmate who killed herself.

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Poor land deals pushed Dallas pension fund... DALLAS (AP) — Failed land-development deals in Idaho and Colorado have cost the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System approximately $100 million, officials for the system say.

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What if US quits climate deal? Doesn't look... WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

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Town leader to step down 5 years after Sandy... NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The woman in Newtown's highest elected office announced she will step down, five years after she helped lead the community through the Sandy Hook school shooting.

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Perfection: 21 up, 21 strikeouts for high... CEDAR GROVE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school softball pitcher has pitched a true perfect game.

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Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against IS BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian troops and allied militia have pushed back Islamic State militants and U.S-backed opposition fighters, gaining control of a large swath of territory in the country's strategic southern desert, the government-controlled media and a war monitor said…

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Woman chained in container to get $25,000 cold... SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A sheriff says a woman chained in a shipping container for two months by a serial killer will get the $25,000 reward for helping solve a quadruple slaying after nearly 13 years.

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Some women-only screenings planned for 'Wonder... NEW YORK (AP) — Take a seat, "Thor."

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Drug gangs take aim at police officers amid... BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — With a shot to the chest, Alejandro Caro fell from his motorbike while on patrol in a small town in northern Colombia, another victim of criminal gangs who have killed 11 officers over the past month,…

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$10,000 reward offered after fireworks set... ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward in hopes of catching teenagers suspected of igniting a fireworks display inside a grocery store in Atlanta, sending shoppers fleeing and filling the store with smoke.

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California bills target private business to... SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump's crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

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Officials: Tennessee man dies in police... ONEIDA, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee authorities say a man has died after he drove at police officers during a traffic stop.

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The Latest: Slain agent leaves behind wife and... RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Virginia state police officer (all times local):

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Police officer kills man at event center... AUSTELL, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia police officer shot and killed a man after they say he opened fire at an event center outside Atlanta.

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The Latest: Syria said to be aim of reported... WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on developments involving possible connections between Russia and the Trump presidential campaign (all times local):

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Islamic State claims responsibility for Egypt... MINYA, Egypt (AP) — The Islamic State group on Saturday claimed responsibility for the attack on a bus carrying Christians on their way to a remote desert monastery south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, which killed 29.

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Trump makes G-7 deal on trade, takes rain check... TAORMINA, Sicily (AP) — Seven wealthy democracies ended their summit Saturday in Italy without unanimous agreement on climate change, as the Trump administration plans to take more time to say whether the U.S. is going to remain in the Paris…

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The Latest: BA cancels all flights from... LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British Airways flight stalled by IT failure (all times local):

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With new law, Lyft, Uber set to return to Texas... AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft, which left Texas's tech-savvy capital city a year ago over local fingerprint requirements for drivers, are set to return after state lawmakers intervened.

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US agency won't let company resume drilling for... COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal agency has told a company building a high-pressure natural gas pipeline it cannot resume drilling beneath creeks in southeast Ohio and northern West Virginia.

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Coast Guard calls off search for missing... TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has called off its search for three boaters missing off the coast of Georgia since Tuesday.

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Report: Iran ready for talks 'toward peace'... TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has told the Qatari Emir that Tehran is ready for talks with Arab nations to reach a "real agreement toward peace and brotherhood."

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Some Mecklenburg County pools aren't checked... CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mecklenburg County allows public pools to open for the summer without an inspection — something three other large counties in North Carolina won't allow.

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Trump's budget renews debate on Arctic refuge... ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even... WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for President Donald Trump when it comes to tweeting. But AP Fact Checks have spotted some tall tales in his rhetoric during his first foreign trip since taking office.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even... WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for President Donald Trump when it comes to tweeting. But AP Fact Checks have spotted some tall tales in his rhetoric during his first foreign trip since taking office.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even... WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for President Donald Trump when it comes to tweeting. But AP Fact Checks have spotted some tall tales in his rhetoric during his first foreign trip since taking office.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump tells tall tales even... WASHINGTON (AP) — It's been a muted week for President Donald Trump when it comes to tweeting. But AP Fact Checks have spotted some tall tales in his rhetoric during his first foreign trip since taking office.

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Supporters of Roosevelt National Park seek to... MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — When Meridian Energy Group set out to develop "the cleanest refinery on the planet," it chose a spot in western North Dakota's oil patch near highways, railroads and a picturesque national park named for a former…

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Myanmar, having warmed to the West, turns to... WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar was supposed to turn away from China and toward the West when the United States helped the Southeast Asian country make the transition to a civilian government after five decades of military rule.

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Anti-India protests hit Kashmir after top rebel... SRINAGAR, India (AP) — One civilian was killed and dozens of others injured Saturday after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Indian-controlled Kashmir following the killing of a prominent rebel commander and his associate in a gunbattle with government…

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Not exactly Cannes, this film fest is Fargo _... FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Spencer Kuhlman was playing junior hockey in Canada when a knee injury wiped out his hopes of playing in college. With time on his hands, Kuhlman turned to another passion — aviation — and soon lost…

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Kansas legislators to reopen debate over guns... TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators are facing a midsummer deadline to approve costly security upgrades for state hospitals and mental institutions in order to keep in place a four-year-old ban on concealed weapons inside the facilities.

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In opioid crisis, a new risk for police:... BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — As Cpl. Kevin Phillips pulled up to investigate a suspected opioid overdose, paramedics were already at the Maryland home giving a man a life-saving dose of the overdose reversal drug Narcan. Drugs were easy to…

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