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Tornado hits Missouri capital, killing at least 3

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A tornado tore apart buildings in Missouri's capital city as severe weather swept across the state overnight Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring nearly two dozen others. The National Weather Service … more

California heads into summer with snow

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Thunderstorms embedded with lightning and hail moved across Southern California on Wednesday as winter-like weather persisted through late spring in many parts of the state. The unusual conditions caused by low-pressure systems … more

U.S. forecasters predict near normal Atlantic hurricane season

WASHINGTON - The Atlantic hurricane season is off to yet another early start, but U.S. weather officials say it should be a near normal year. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Thursday predicted nine to 15 named storms. It … more

Trump pledges $16B to farmers; markets buckle

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump rolled out an additional $16 billion in aid for farmers hurt by his trade policies, and financial markets shook Thursday on the growing realization that the U.S. and China are far from settling a bitter, year-long … more

American who joined Taliban is released from prison after 17 years

John Walker Lindh, the Californian who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan in 2001, got out of prison Thursday after more than 17 years, released under tight restrictions that reflected government fears he … more

West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) - The class of cadets preparing to jubilantly toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy's graduation ceremony Saturday includes 34 black women, a record number that's a sign of concerted efforts to diversify West … more

Mexicans buy fake cellphones to hand over in muggings

MEXICO CITY (AP) - Armed robberies have gotten so common aboard buses in Mexico City that commuters have come up with a clever if disheartening solution: Many are buying fake cellphones, to hand over to thieves instead of their real … more

Iranian lawmaker: Country doesn't want war with U.S.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the … more

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

SEATTLE - Ashes to ashes, guts to dirt. Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains. It allows licensed facilities to offer … more

'Instincts just took over': Coach describes stopping gunman

PORTLAND, Ore. - Former University of Oregon football star Keanon Lowe said he had just entered a classroom at the Portland high school where he works as a coach and security guard when a student armed with a black shotgun appeared in the … more

New Mexico Little League park plagued by used hypodermic needles

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico Little League park is fighting a battle against discarded syringes with attached hypodermic needles amid the region's ongoing opioid epidemic. Atrisco Park, home of the Atrisco Valley Little League, in … more

U.S. delay to Huawei ban gives tech sector time to adjust

The United States is delaying some restrictions on U.S. technology sales to Chinese tech powerhouse Huawei in what it calls an effort to ease the blow on Huawei smartphone owners and smaller U.S. telecoms providers that rely on its networking … more

Alabama police capture suspect; 1 officer slain, 2 wounded

AUBURN, Ala. - A man who opened fire on police responding to a domestic disturbance report, killing one officer and wounding two others, was arrested on Monday and charged with capital murder, authorities said. Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was being … more

State: Suspect aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A prosecutor said Monday that a black man charged with fatally shooting a woman and wounding seven people at a Nashville church aimed to kill at least 10 white churchgoers and cited a 2015 massacre at a black church in South … more

States turn to drones to predict avalanches, spot wildlife

SALT LAKE CITY - In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public … more

Expert: Fetal abduction rare yet endures over 30 years

DETROIT (AP) - The grisly act is rare, yet it's common enough to have a name: fetal abduction. The latest case out of Chicago - in which 19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez was strangled and her baby cut from her womb - has similarities to many of the … more

Woody Harrelson photo used by NYPD to find lookalike beer thief

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department used a photo of Woody Harrelson in its facial recognition program in an attempt to identify a beer thief who looked like the actor, according to a published report. Georgetown University's Center on … more

'Shocking': Ohio State doc abused 177, officials were aware

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A now-dead Ohio State team doctor sexually abused at least 177 male students from the 1970s through the 1990s, and numerous university officials got wind of what was going on … more

Prosecutor: Mom and daughter strangled pregnant Chicago teen

CHICAGO (AP) — A pregnant Chicago teen who was killed and whose baby was cut from her womb was strangled while being shown a photo album of the late son and brother of her attackers, a prosecutor … more

Governor invokes God in banning nearly all abortions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's Republican governor has signed the most stringent abortion legislation in the nation, making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases. "To the bill's many supporters, this legislation stands as a … more
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