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Queen honors D-Day veterans at moving ceremony

PORTSMOUTH, England - Queen Elizabeth II and world leaders including U.S. President Donald Trump gathered Wednesday on the south coast of England to honor the troops who risked and sacrificed their lives 75 years ago on D-Day, a bloody but … more

Baghdad's Green Zone reopens to the public after 16 years

BAGHDAD (AP) - Baghdad's Green Zone area, the heavily fortified strip on the west bank of the Tigris River, reopened to the public Tuesday after 16 years - a move meant to portray increased confidence in the country's overall security situation … more

Top U.S. cardinal accused of dismissing sex abuse case

HOUSTON - The cardinal leading the U.S. Catholic Church's response to the sex abuse crisis has been accused of mishandling a case alleging that his then-deputy manipulated a woman into a sexual relationship, even as he counseled her husband on their … more

Glider runs out of power, crashes into home

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) - A battery-powered glider crashed into the roof of a Connecticut home, injuring the pilot and scaring a mother and her two children who were watching TV. Neighbors described hearing a small explosion when the aircraft hit the … more

Fighting Germans, Jim Crow: Role of black troops on D-Day

BATON ROUGE, La. - It was the most massive amphibious invasion the world has ever seen, with tens of thousands of Allied troops spread out across the air and sea aiming to get a toehold in Normandy for the final assault on Nazi Germany. And while … more

Rescue of injured hiker spins out of control

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a 74-year-old hiker whose head and face were injured in a fall on a Phoenix mountain endured a wild ride in a stretcher as she was being hoisted into a helicopter. Phoenix Fire Department officials say the woman was … more

Carnival agrees to pay $20M penalty over pollution from its cruise ships

MIAMI (AP) - Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world's largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the oceans despite a previous criminal conviction … more

Did 'silencer' make a difference in Virginia Beach carnage?

The shooter who killed 12 people in a government office building in Virginia Beach used a firearm equipped with a suppressor that muffles the sound of gunfire. It's the nightmare scenario that gun-control advocates have warned about amid efforts in … more

Research: Deaths from falls among older Americans have nearly tripled

CHICAGO - New research shows fatal falls have nearly tripled in older Americans in recent years, rising to more than 25,000 deaths yearly. The findings highlight the importance of fall prevention. A separate study bolsters evidence that programs … more

Trump says Mexico tariffs are 'likely,' but Mexico predicts deal

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said he expects to begin hitting Mexico with tariffs next week in a long-running dispute about illegal immigration, while Mexican officials predicted an agreement to avoid the penalties would be reached … more

Deputy charged for inaction during Parkland shooting

MIAMI - The former Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland school massacre was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his actions, prosecutors announced. Broward State Attorney Mike Satz said in … more

Drugs make headway against lung, breast, prostate cancers

CHICAGO (AP) - Newer drugs are substantially improving the chances of survival for some people with hard-to-treat forms of lung, breast and prostate cancer, doctors reported at the world's largest cancer conference. Among those who have benefited … more

Official: Gunman's resignation email had no sign of shooting

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - The resignation email the gunman sent hours before the shooting at a municipal building was brief, unremarkable and didn't contain anything that foreshadowed the bloody rampage to come, a city official told The Associated … more

FDA food testing finds contamination by 'forever chemicals'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration's first broad testing of food for a worrisome class of nonstick, stain-resistant industrial compounds found substantial levels in some grocery … more

U.S. aircraft carrier deployed over Iran remains outside Gulf

ABOARD THE USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (AP) — A U.S. aircraft carrier the White House ordered to the Mideast over a perceived threat from Iran remains outside of the Persian Gulf amid efforts to … more

Uber to boot riders from its app if they repeatedly misbehave

By The Associated Press If you misbehave repeatedly while getting a ride from Uber, you could get booted off the app. The company said that starting Wednesday, riders with a rating from drivers that's significantly below average could lose … more

Snake slithers out of toilet, bites man on arm

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a ball python slithered out of a toilet and bit a South Florida man on the arm. Coral Springs police spokesman Chris Swinson said the man was treated at the scene after the 4-foot snake bit him when he … more

Discipline or treatment? Schools rethinking vaping response

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. His school … more

Trump gets pushback on promise of new Mexican tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite pushback from U.S. business, Mexico and Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump doubled down Friday on his threat to slap a 5% tariff on Mexican imports unless America's … more

Computer algorithm helps reopen dozens of Chicago cold cases

CHICAGO (AP) - The bodies turned up in some of Chicago's most derelict places: alleys, abandoned buildings, weed-choked lots and garbage containers. The victims were mostly black women who had been strangled or suffocated. Authorities think many … more
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