NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law
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Basketball 'escort queen' indicted on forged checks charges

A woman who declared herself the "escort queen" of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team has been indicted on theft charges
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Police ID officer injured in crash

Phoenix police say an on-duty officer who was involved in a car crash is in critical but stable condition
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Alabama teen charged with murder in fatal shooting of fetus

An Alabama teen has been indicted in a shooting of a pregnant woman that led to the fetus' death
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Grandfather arrested after California boy shoots cousin, 2

Authorities have arrested the grandfather of a 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by her 4-year-old cousin in Southern California
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Alabama attorney, company official convicted in bribery case

A prominent Alabama attorney and a coal company executive have been convicted on federal charges involving bribery of a state lawmaker
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Former lawmaker facing domestic violence charges again

A former Delaware lawmaker has been arrested on charges of strangulation and assault
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NYC prepares sandbags to barricade steam-pipe blast site

New York City has sandbags at the ready to barricade the site of a Manhattan steam-pipe explosion against possible heavy rains that could complicate the cleanup of asbestos-laced debris
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The Latest: Horse races cancelled in North Texas due to heat

A forecast of excessive heat this weekend has prompted the cancellation of the weekend's racing at a North Texas thoroughbred horse racing track
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The Latest: Texas Rangers play hottest home game in decades

Mother Nature is bringing the heat at the home ballpark of the Texas Rangers
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Latest: Grandfather arrested after boy, 4, shoots cousin, 2

Authorities have arrested the grandfather of a 2-year-old girl accidentally shot and killed by her 4-year-old cousin in Southern California
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Expert and advocate for iconic monarch butterfly has died

A man who was perhaps the foremost expert on the iconic monarch butterfly has passed away
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Investigators identify truck that dropped rock, killing boy

Alaska State Troopers say they have identified the truck from which a rock fell and hit a car, killing a child inside
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Man sentenced in burning, killing of baby girl in Arizona

An Arizona man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse in the killing of an 8-month-old baby has been sentenced to 20 years in prison
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Firefighters battle blazes in several western states

Firefighters battled heat, wind as they battled wildfires across the western United States on Friday
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LA man gets 21 to life for fatally stabbing toddler daughter

Prosecutors say a man has been sentenced to 21 years to life in prison after fatally stabbing his toddler daughter in his Los Angeles apartment and then setting the room on fire
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Former assembly speaker: 'I pray I will not die in prison'

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is begging for mercy ahead of his sentencing next week, telling a judge he prays he will not die in prison
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Texas slayings highlight shortcomings in state parole system

Authorities say a Texas felon accused in three shooting deaths shows cracks in the state's criminal justice system
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The Latest: Baby didn't initially know parents at reunion

A baby who came to symbolize the U.S. government's policy of separating immigrant families didn't recognize his parents at first when they reunited in Honduras
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Sierra Nevada forest fire near Yosemite continues to grow

A forest fire burning in the Sierra Nevada just west of Yosemite National Park has grown to nearly 36 square miles
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The Latest: Crews battle Santa Barbara County brush fire

Fire crews are trying to get a handle on a fast-moving brush fire that is burning in Buellton
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Former Georgia Tech fraternity president pleads to rape

A former Georgia Tech fraternity president has pleaded guilty to rape, more than two years after police say he sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend
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Ex-Las Vegas councilman sentenced in campaign money case

A former Las Vegas councilman who admitted to misusing campaign funds has been sentenced to one month in prison, three months in a halfway house and eight months in home detention
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The Latest: 2nd fatality in Oregon wildfires is homeless man

Authorities in Oregon say a second man has died in a wildfire
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The Latest: Contractor stops work where rock killed boy

An Alaska contractor has halted reconstruction work on a highway where a rock fell from a truck and killed a boy riding in a car
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1 dead, 2 hurt after small plane crash near Sheboygan Falls

A pilot is dead and two people are hurt after a small plane crashed into a farm near Sheboygan Falls
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Residents pick through rubble in Iowa after tornadoes

With the shock of the scope of devastation sinking in businesses, homeowners and utility companies earnestly undertook the task Friday of cleaning up what a powerful tornado left in its wake
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Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

Branson mourns for 17 killed when packed duck boat capsizes and sinks in storm
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Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border

A federal judge says the Trump administration is making "great progress" toward meeting a July 26 deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border
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Sheldon Silver: 'I pray I will not die in prison'

Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is begging for mercy at his sentencing next week, telling a judge he prays he will not die in prison
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Jackson County authorities: Man found dead inside wildfire perimeter died in blaze, was homeless

Jackson County authorities: Man found dead inside wildfire perimeter died in blaze, was homeless
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Trump's ex-lawyer Cohen and Rev. Al Sharpton meet 'n tweet

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen and the Rev. Al Sharpton have met to renew a long acquaintance _ and they made a point of going on Twitter to let the public know.
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Man gets probation for hot-car death of infant daughter

A North Texas man has received five years' probation after a jury convicted him of criminally negligent homicide in the hot-car death of his infant daughter
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Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegations

A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a crowded Democratic primary for a Tucson-based congressional district.
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Hotrod team donates brains, urges same from military members

Hotrod team donates brains for research, urges same from military members
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Minneapolis to release police shooting video by end of July

The mayor of Minneapolis says body camera video of a fatal police shooting of a black man will be released by the end of July
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WW2 soldier is buried in California 74 years after battle

Nearly 74 years after he was killed in a ferocious World War II battle, Staff Sgt. David Rosenkrantz has been laid to rest in Southern California
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Kentucky State University President gets contract extension

The Kentucky State University Board of Regents has unanimously voted to extend the contract of the university's president
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The Latest: Iowa governor issues disaster proclamation

Iowa's governor has issued a disaster proclamation for four counties hit by tornadoes
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Ducey: Troopers must cite lawmakers who break traffic laws

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed an executive order calling on state troopers to cite lawmakers if they break traffic laws despite a constitutional provision that gives them immunity in some cases
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The Latest: Hospital chief: Woman stayed with girl all night

The local hospital's president says that an employee of a nearby riverboat cruise line stayed with a small child who survived the capsizing of a duck boat on a Missouri lake for hours until the girl's father arrived
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Panel probing police misconduct refuses confidentiality pact

An independent panel that investigates police misconduct in a Maryland city is refusing to sign a new confidentiality agreement
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NJ Sen. Booker stumps for fellow Dem Espy in Mississippi

Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is campaigning for a fellow Democrat in a U.S. Senate race in Mississippi
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Tears, then giggles: Honduran baby is back in parents' arms

A baby who came to embody the Trump administration's family separation policy is back with his parents in Honduras after five months
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Bush's former doctor fatally shot while biking near hospital

Houston police say a doctor who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was fatally shot by an unidentified man when both men were riding bicycles through the city's Texas Medical Center
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Ex-youth coach gets another 30 years in child porn case

A former Maryland elementary school basketball coach and substitute teacher who blackmailed children for "sexually exploitative images" has been sentenced to another 30 years in prison
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Louisiana ballot set, with surprises during sign-up period

Louisiana's registration period for the fall election has ended with an unexpected, last-minute candidate entering the secretary of state's race and a congressional candidate led out in handcuffs
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Nonprofit-owned BMWs, Mercedes-Benz among tax-exempt cars

Providence has forgiven millions in taxes in recent years for vehicles owned by private colleges, other nonprofits and even some for-profit businesses
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Montana Greens ordered to disclose signature effort details

Montana's commissioner of political practices says the Green Party broke campaign laws by failing to report the cost of signature gathering efforts by a political consultant
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Las Vegas officials urge homeless to use cooling centers

Officials in Las Vegas are urging homeless people to use cooling centers and daytime shelters after three individuals were found dead in as many days of suspected heat-related causes
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The Latest: Baby didn't known parents at first at reunion

A baby who came to symbolize the U.S. government's policy of separating immigrant families didn't recognize his parents at first when they reunited in Honduras
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Trump was taped talking of paying for Playboy model's story

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing a potential payment for an ex-Playboy model's account of having an affair with him
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Man guilty of shooting 2 men, killing 1

A Florida man has been convicted of fatally shooting one man and wounding another over a missing gun
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2 arrested after officer killed in Hawaii, shooter sought

Authorities in Hawaii say two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remains at large.
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NYC releases documents connected to Central Park 5 case

A lawyer for five men wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger says the release of investigative records leaves them "reliving the horror" of their experiences
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The Latest: Doctor fatally shot while on bike treated Bush

Houston police: Doctor fatally shot by unidentified man as both men rode bicycles through Texas Medical Center
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Storms cause minor damage in southern, northern Indiana

An official says storms have caused minor damage in a southern Indiana county
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The Latest: Trump says NFL protesters should be suspended

Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross says he hadn't decided whether to actually discipline players who protest during the national anthem when he formally told the team that the demonstrations could be punishable.
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Phoenix area ozone advisories issued for the last 11 days

Ozone pollution advisories have been issued in metro Phoenix for each of the last 11 days
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Storm damage, power outages reported in central Kentucky

Authorities say severe storms that have barreled through central Kentucky have caused power outages, road closures and damage to buildings and trees
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Ohio killer spared after extent of childhood abuse revealed

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has spared a condemned killer whose sentence was challenged after a juror came forward with concerns that the extent of the inmate's childhood abuse was shielded at trial
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Infant dies after being found unresponsive at Nebraska park

Officials in eastern Nebraska are investigating after an infant was found unresponsive at a state park and later died
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Ohio couple buys island in West Virginia for $60K

An Ohio couple has bought an West Virginia island for $60,000
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Man in concrete mixer truck leads Wyoming police in chase

Wyoming police say a man twice led them in a chase _ once in a pickup truck and then in a concrete mixer truck
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Colorado VA hospital plagued by delays, high costs to open

A suburban Denver veterans hospital is poised to open after years of delays and costs that soared more than $1 billion over budget
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North Dakota seeks federal money for pipeline protest costs

North Dakota is demanding $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline
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The Latest: Louisiana elections sign-up ends with surprises

Louisiana's three-day registration period for the Nov. 6 election has ended, with some unexpected moments
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Armored dinosaur with spiky head unveiled at Utah museum

A dinosaur covered in bony armor from its spikey head to its clubbed tail is newest fossil addition to a Utah museum
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White nationalist pleads to charges stemming from rally

White nationalist Christopher Cantwell has pleaded guilty to two charges stemming from a torch-lit rally at the University of Virginia last summer
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More than 4K squatters occupy Detroit Land Bank homes

A newspaper investigation has found that squatters occupy as many as 4,300 of the 30,000 Detroit properties owned by the city's Land Bank Authority
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Jury convicts man in slaying of University of Texas student

Jurors convict man in 2016 slaying of a University of Texas student on campus
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Teen gets 10 years for raping, strangling 14-year-old

A Virginia teen has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping and strangling a 14-year-old girl in 2017
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Judge: "Great progress" reuniting families split at border

A federal judge says the Trump administration is making "great progress" toward meeting a Thursday deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border
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Michigan AG: state law does not prohibit LGBT discrimination

Michigan's attorney general has declared invalid a state commission's decision to interpret the law to prohibit discrimination against LGBT people
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Nebraska troopers net nearly 170lbs of marijuana in 2 stops

The Nebraska State Patrol reports that troopers seized nearly 170 pounds of marijuana in two separate Hamilton County traffic stops
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Funeral scheduled for 5 children who died in New Jersey fire

The funerals for five children who died in a raging fire at a New Jersey home have been scheduled for next week
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US Labor chief stresses training during Boeing SC visit

The United States' top labor official has visited South Carolina's Boeing facilities to highlight a new Trump administration commitment to workforce development
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Groom rushes to help at nearby crash scene in Maryland

The newly married couple was posing for sunset photos at a waterfront inn on Maryland's Eastern Shore when the dreamy atmosphere was broken by the unmistakable screeching of a car crash
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APNewsBreak: Fired university VP sues Pennsylvania for $50M

A former state university administrator has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Pennsylvania's higher education agency, claiming it fired him for sexual misconduct with students based on unfounded "rumors and innuendo."
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The Latest: At least 1 Iowa tornado had winds of 144 mph

National Weather Service: One of the destructive tornadoes that swept through central Iowa was an EF3 twister with sustained winds of about 144 mph
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The Latest: Interim secretary of state running to keep job

In a last-minute surprise in the final moments of the candidate registration period, Louisiana's interim secretary of state signed up to run for the job on the November ballot
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A look at candidates signed up for Louisiana's Nov. 6 ballot

The sign-up period for Louisiana's Nov. 6 primary election ended Friday
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