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US coal ash pollution rules eased after industry…

The Trump administration is easing rules for handling toxic coal ash from more than 400 coal-fired power plants across the U.S. after utilities objected to the regulations adopted under former President Barack Obama

Lyft beefing up background checks after latest…

Ridesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker

California Supreme Court Blocks Ballot Initiative…

A proposal to split California into three states got enough signatures to be on the statewide ballot in November.

Manhunt underway for suspect in Hawaii police…

A police officer on Hawaii's Big Island died after a shooting during a traffic stop Tuesday night and a manhunt is underway for the suspect

Minnesota helps 13-year-old boy keep his hot dog…

A 13-year-old entrepreneur reported for operating a hot dog stand without a license gets help from the state

Police: 2 children suffer bites in possible shark…

Authorities say two children have been bitten in waters off New York's Fire Island in possible shark attacks, prompting beach closings

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Big Families Are Out; Education And Income Are In

As education and income spike, birth rates do the opposite.

Woman testifies to helping Army sergeant kill his wife

A U.S. Army sergeant's girlfriend has testified to helping him kill his wife in 2015

The Latest: 1 found dead in Oregon wildfire

One person has been found dead near a tractor in a field that was consumed by a wildfire in Oregon

Police: Bank teller shot by gunman with big wig…

Police in North Carolina say a bank robber shot and wounded a teller before getting away with money

4 Blue States Sue Federal Government Over Tax…

New York's governor says the tax caps are meant to harm Democratic states, and some analysts agree.

Philadelphia's tax on soda upheld by state Supreme Court

Pennsylvania's highest court is upholding Philadelphia's tax on soda and other sweetened drinks, rejecting a challenge by merchants and the beverage industry

911 calls detail aftermath of deadly New Mexico…

Some callers were breathless and others were crying as they flooded emergency phone lines to report the aftermath of a deadly commercial passenger bus crash on a dark New Mexico highway

Officer dies after assault by inmate at Minnesota…

A corrections officer has died after he was assaulted by an inmate at the Stillwater state prison, prompting a lockdown at Minnesota's prison system

FEMA Reportedly Denied Thousands Of Housing Aid…

NBC reports FEMA has denied more than 335,000 applications for disaster assistance so residents could repair their homes.

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Rival blames Louisiana governor for halt in executions

Louisiana's Democratic governor and Republican attorney general are trading barbs over the recent extension of a court order blocking the state from carrying out any death sentences

Trump Now Holds Putin 'Responsible'

Head on a swivel, people: President Trump now says he would hold Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN reports. Trump—who said two days ago that "I don't see any reason why it would be Russia" and then added a key contraction amid furious...

Lawyer attacks allegations against Indiana…

A lawyer for Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says calls for his resignation over allegations that he drunkenly groped four women are "pure hysteria" based on a flawed initial investigation

Special Counsel Requests Immunity For 5 Witnesses

The witnesses may be asked to testify in Paul Manafort's upcoming trial.

North Carolina DMV OKs license plate honoring woman's wife

The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles has approved a woman request for a specialty license plate to honor her wife

Report: Weather was deteriorating before Alaska…

Investigators say a pilot who crashed a charter plane on an Alaska mountain initially confused the snow-covered slopes with a body of water in deteriorating weather conditions

Videos show police at Vegas shooting, meeting…

Las Vegas police have released body camera footage of officers encountering a wounded Mandalay Bay security guard on the floor of the hotel where the gunman who opened fire on a country music festival barricaded himself

'World Emoji Day' Is A Global Celebration For A…

World Emoji Day celebrates emoji as a universal form of communication.

Oxygen tanker truck crashes, causes explosion in California

Authorities say patients were evacuated on gurneys and in wheelchairs after a tanker truck carrying liquid oxygen crashed and caused a loud explosion at a medical clinic, temporarily closing a key highway in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Texas murder suspect violated probation but…

Authorities didn't search for a Texas man who violated parole terms by cutting off his ankle monitor until a week later

AP News Guide: Chicago police releasing videos…

Chicago police are releasing videos of police shootings more quickly following reforms after the death of Laquan McDonald

Mandalay Bay Owner Sues Victims Of 2017 Vegas…

MGM Resorts International filed complaints in Nevada and California, claiming the hotel and its owners can't be held liable for the Oct. 1 shooting.