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Newtown parents score win in growing fight against hoaxers

HARTFORD, Conn. - The father of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre has won a defamation lawsuit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened - the latest victory for victims' relatives who have been … more

Trump threatens to deport millions starting next week

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump threatened to remove millions of people living in the United States illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement next week will "begin the … more

Tree that some think inspired Dr. Seuss' 'The Lorax' topples in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A century-old tree with a long trunk and bushy branches that some think was the inspiration for fictional Truffula trees in Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax" has fallen in a coastal San Diego park. Officials are investigating why the … more

U.S. restores some aid to 3 Central American countries

WASHINGTON - The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those … more

Italian woman who was Europe's oldest person has died at 116

MILAN (AP) - A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. The Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio … more

Ohio farmer survives soybean entrapment

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The sea of shifting soybean kernels had risen to Jay Butterfield's knees inside a tall grain bin on his Ohio farm. "I knew I was in trouble then," the 70-year-old said. "Because it's just like being in quicksand or … more

Kansas boy survives knife impaling his face

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he's extremely lucky. Jimmy Russell said her son, Eli Gregg, was playing Thursday evening outside of their home in Redfield, about 90 miles south of … more

20 years after Columbine, a debate on bulldozing the school

DENVER (AP) - Two decades after the name "Columbine" became synonymous with a school shooting, the suburban Denver community surrounding the school is debating whether it's time to tear down a building that also became a beacon for people obsessed … more

Investigation shows many U.S. jails fail to stop inmate suicides

The last time Tanna Jo Fillmore talked with her mother, she was in a Utah jail, angry and desperate. She'd called every day that week, begging for help. I need my medicine, she demanded. At 25, Fillmore had long struggled with mental illness, … more

Thou shalt not steal thy neighbor's camera

HAUGHTON, La. (AP) - Louisiana authorities say a burglar effectively caught himself red-handed, unwittingly livestreaming his theft of a neighbor's new surveillance camera. The Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office says the neighbor watched the crime … more

Huawei says U.S. sanctions will cost it billions in revenue

SHENZHEN, China - Huawei's founder said Monday that the Chinese telecom giant's revenue will be $30 billion less than forecast during the next two years, as he compared the company to a "badly damaged plane" as a result of U.S. government … more

Hunt begins for the cause of huge South American blackout

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - The lights were back on Monday across Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay after a huge blackout that affected tens of millions of people, but authorities remained in the dark about the cause of the grid collapse and continued … more

Record number of African migrants coming to Mexico border

PORTLAND, Maine - Undaunted by a dangerous journey over thousands of miles, people fleeing economic hardship and human rights abuses in African countries are coming to the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers, surprising Border Patrol … more

U.S. sending more troops to Middle East as tensions mount

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Monday ordered an additional 1,000 American troops to the Middle East, moving to bolster security in a region reeling from hostile attacks on commercial ships that the U.S. has blamed on Iran. Officials said the … more

S.C. man charged with branding sharks

AWENDAW (AP) - A man has been charged with branding sharks like cattle off the South Carolina coast. News outlets cite South Carolina Natural Resources officials who said a 56-year-old Awendaw man was charged with illegal tagging of a saltwater … more

Police: 4 shot, 3 arrested at Raptors rally in Toronto

TORONTO (AP) — Gunfire broke out and a stampede ensued as fans celebrated at a rally Monday for the NBA champion Raptors, leaving four people shot and thousands fleeing less than a block from where … more

Masked gunman, who opened fire on Dallas courthouse, fatally shot

DALLAS (AP) — A masked gunman opened fire Monday on a federal courthouse in downtown Dallas before being fatally shot in an exchange of gunfire with federal officers, witnesses and authorities … more

D-Day veterans choke back tears to ensure war memories live on

PORTSMOUTH, England - I make old soldiers cry. Old sailors, too. And airmen. Even Marines. Makes no difference. That sounds cruel, I know. There's comfort knowing the men in their 90s and older saw … more

N.Y. ends religious exemption to vaccine mandates

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York eliminated the religious exemption to vaccine requirements for schoolchildren Thursday, as the nation's worst measles outbreak in decades prompts states to reconsider giving parents ways to opt out of immunization … more

More research labs are retiring monkeys when studies finish

WESTFIELD, Wis. (AP) - Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health. But these rhesus macaques have paid their dues and are now living in retirement - … more
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