For school shooting victims, future plans dashed by tragedy

School Shooting Texas-3

A 17-year-old student looking forward to celebrating his family's new swimming pool and a...


Biden: Republicans show 'phony populism,' 'fake nationalism'

New York Democrats

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — In a forceful rebuke to President Donald Trump and other Washington Republicans, former Vice President Joe Biden told fellow Democrats in New York on Thursday that the GOP has abandoned traditional American values in the name of “phony populism” and “fake nationalism.”...


Plaque shows landmark status for civil rights leaders' home

Medgar Evers Home

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Park Service has unveiled a bronze plaque showing that the Mississippi home of civil rights leaders Medgar and Myrlie Evers is a national historic landmark. More than 100 people, including the couple’s friends and relatives, gathered for a ceremony Thursday...


Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A new study has more bad news about public pension funds, finding some are at risk of running dry in a slowing economy. In a report released Thursday, researchers at The Pew Charitable Trusts say Kentucky and New Jersey are the most vulnerable based on tests of various...


Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

Sexual Misconduct-Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by Lucia...


Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian, did not brake

Uber-Autonomous Vehicle

DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal...


Cancellation of Korea summit sends stocks on bumpy ride

Financial Markets Wall Street-1

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses. Crude oil futures and energy companies...


Jury awards $25M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company’s talc-based baby powder. Jurors on Thursday awarded $4 million in punitive damages after finding that Johnson...


Police: Missing Mexican woman's body found in Utah canyon

Missing Woman Utah-1

The body of a woman who disappeared on her way home from English class in Utah three years ago has been found and police are investigating her death as a homicide, officials said Thursday.


Officials: Efforts failing to save US West sagebrush land

Sagebrush Wildfire Strategy

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Public lands managers are losing a battle against a devastating combination of invasive plant species and wildfires in the vast sagebrush habitats in the U.S. West that support cattle ranching and recreation and are home to an imperiled bird, officials said. The Western...


Michigan House approves Nassar-inspired legislation

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — More than two dozen proposed laws sparked by the sexual abuse scandal involving Larry Nassar sailed through the Michigan House on Thursday, including bills that would grant childhood sex assault victims more time to sue and require athletic trainers to report suspected abuse....

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