Prosecutors rest case against 1 suspect in Chicago shooting

Prosecutors rest their case against one of the suspects in the 2013 shooting of 15-year-old Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton
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Prosecutors rest case against 1 Chicago shooting suspect

Prosecutors rest their case against one of the suspects in the 2013 shooting of 15-year-old Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton
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Body of missing hiker found in Yosemite National Park

Authorities say the body of a hiker missing since last month has been found in Yosemite National Park
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Cardi B wins big at MTV VMA, a show that feels flat

With the music industry's top acts absent, the two-hour 2018 MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat
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Priests accused of sexual misconduct moving away from school

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet says two retired priests accused of sexual misconduct will be out of a suburban Chicago retirement facility by midweek
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Confederate statue on UNC campus toppled by protesters

The controversial "Silent Sam" statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill has been toppled by protesters
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Central Illinois man sentenced in synthetic drugs case

A federal judge has sentenced a central Illinois man to five years in prison for possession with intent to distribute synthetic cannabinoids, known as Spice and K2
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J. Lo gets emotional at MTV VMAs, a show that feels flat

With the music industry's top acts absent, the two-hour 2018 MTV Video Music Awards lacked star power and felt flat
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Construction begins on west-side recreation center

Construction is underway on a recreation facility on Chicago's west side
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Los Angeles authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say they are investigating a report that actress Asia Argento reached a settlement with an actor who says she sexually assaulted him when he was 17.
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2 arrested in attack on woman who withdrew $75,000 from bank

Two men arrested in connection with an attack on a woman who withdrew $75,000 from Texas bank
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Army reinstating discharged immigrants

The US Army has reinstated or revoked discharge orders for more than 35 immigrant soldiers who had enlisted as a pathway to citizenship, a court filing Monday shows. Another 149 enlistees have had their discharges suspended.
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Surprise man is accused in death of girlfriend's stepdad

Authorities say a Surprise man now is facing a second-degree murder charge after he allegedly ran over his girlfriend's stepfather with his car following an argument
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Report: Authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say they are investigating a report that actress Asia Argento reached a settlement with an actor who says she sexually assaulted him when he was 17.
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California Assembly advances bill to replace bail system

The California Assembly has narrowly passed a bill to make California the first state to completely eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial and replace it with a risk-assessment system
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Alaska voters to decide primaries for governor, US House

Alaskans on Tuesday will decide which Republican candidate will move on in what's expected to be a closely watched governor's race this fall
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Science panel: Health goal for chemical in water is right

A North Carolina science panel says state health officials were right to set a much lower health target for a little-studied industrial chemical found in drinking water than the goal the manufacturer proposed.
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Mother testifies about being told of daughter's shooting

Prosecutors rested their case against one of the suspects in the 2013 shooting of 15-year-old Chicago high school honor student Hadiya Pendleton.
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AP reporter Richard Pyle laid to rest at Arlington cemetery

Longtime Associated Press journalist Richard Pyle has been laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery nearly one year after his death
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Official: Man detained in US wanted for murder in Mexico

A Mexican official says and immigrant in the U.S. illegally amd detained picked up while taking his wife to a hospital to give birth is the man wanted for a killing in Mexico
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'Affluenza' teen's mom to remain jailed pending trial

A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck
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The Latest: Authorities looking into Asia Argento allegation

Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say they are investigating a report that actress Asia Argento reached a settlement with an actor who says she sexually assaulted him when he was 17.
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Colorado man charged with murder says wife killed daughters

Prosecutors have charged a Colorado man with murder in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters
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Michigan official faces manslaughter trial over Flint deaths

A judge ordered Michigan's health director to stand trial for involuntary manslaughter in two deaths linked to Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, the highest-ranking official to face criminal charges as a result of the city's tainted water scandal
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Prosecutors to give immunity to officers to gain testimony

The special prosecutor in the murder trial of a Chicago police officer in the shooting of a teenager say they will grant immunity from prosecution to several officers to compel their testimony
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APNewsBreak: Utah firefighter died after plane made drop

A preliminary report says a Utah firefighter was killed last week in California from falling tree debris after a modified airliner dropped thousands of gallons of flame-suppressing liquid
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Federal officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills

Federal officials say they're prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak
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FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers
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Cuomo signs bill creating commission on prosecutorial abuse

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that establishes the nation's first commission to investigate prosecutorial misconduct
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Body of man found floating off southeast Alaska island

Southeast Alaska fisherman found the body of a man floating off Yakobi Island
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Man who pleaded guilty in terrorism-related case sentenced

An Indiana man who pleaded guilty to distributing information about explosives in connection with terrorist groups was sentenced to 15 years in prison
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Ex-New Mexico senator pleads guilty to embezzlement, perjury

A former New Mexico state senator who's already serving a prison sentence for public corruption convictions has pleaded guilty to two felony counts each of embezzlement and perjury
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Puget Sound Air Agency issues burn ban due to wildfire smoke

Authorities have issued a burn ban for counties including King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish because of wildfire smoke and related unhealthy air conditions
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Washington judge blocks kill order on wolves to save cattle

The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state
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The Latest: Police investigating Colorado man found affair

Police investigating a Colorado man for the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters learned that he was having an affair with a co-worker
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Police: Man tries to suffocate 4-month-old daughter

Police in Virginia say a man has been charged with attempted murder after he tried to suffocate his 4-month-old daughter
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Cardinal McCarrick scandal inflames debate over gay priests

Allegations that disgraced ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick engaged in sex with adult seminarians have inflamed a long-running debate about the presence of gay men in the Roman Catholic priesthood
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AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

AP sources: Prosecutors preparing criminal charges against Michael Cohen
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Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

Hundreds of California farmers are protesting a plan by state water officials to increase water flows in a major California river and its tributaries
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Michigan National Guard planning exercises in Detroit

The Michigan Army National Guard is planning a series of emergency response exercises this week in Detroit
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Columbus disbands 3 panels amid open records questions

A southern Indiana city has disbanded three of its redevelopment commission's subcommittees amid ongoing questions about whether they were covered by the state's open records law
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Connecticut budget account has projected surplus, for now

Connecticut's main budget account has a projected $137.9 million surplus, for now
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Indiana SOS launches campaign to boost voter confidence

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson is launching a public awareness campaign to boost confidence in the integrity of elections
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Man who swindled $13 million from VA sentenced to 6 years

A man who operated parking lots for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles has been sentenced for bilking the agency of $13 million and bribing the official who granted his parking contracts
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Swimmer missing in Lake Michigan, another swimmer injured

Authorities say a man from the Milwaukee area is missing after he went swimming with group in Lake Michigan
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California woman dies in jet ski accident on Colorado River

Authorities say a California woman has died after the jet ski she was riding collided with a boat on the Colorado River near Laughlin, Nevada
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Report: Drug overdose is Texas' top maternal mortality cuase

Researchers say drug overdoses were the leading cause of maternal deaths in Texas between 2012 and 2015, with opioids to blame for the majority of those
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DA: No charges for police videotaped subduing man with baton

A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against officers over a video showing police striking a black man on the ground with a baton
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The Latest: Alaska Native leader responds to whale kill

The head of an Alaska Native organization who received a federal warning about the illegal killing of a protected gray whale last year says her group respects laws and treaties protecting whales
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Record-Journal Publishing sells Rhode Island newspaper

The Record-Journal Publishing Co. has agreed to sell The Westerly Sun to a publishing group that owns newspapers in Rhode Island
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The Latest: Man says he killed wife for strangling daughters

A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife after she strangled their daughters when he sought a separation
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Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify 'unknowns' dies

A Pearl Harbor survivor who pushed to identify buried unknown remains from the 1941 attack has died
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APNewsBreak: Alaska Natives believed whale hunt was legal

A U.S. report says indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale after it strayed into a river last year
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Pope: No effort spared to fight abuse, but offers no details

Pope Francis vows "no effort must be spared" to root out priestly sex abuse in the Catholic Church, but gives no indication he will take action to sanction complicit bishops or end the Vatican culture of secrecy that has allowed the crisis to fester
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Emails show lobbyist communicating with top Cuomo officials

A cache of emails shows a lobbyist whose cooperation helped convict two former aides to Gov. Andrew Cuomo on corruption charges had access to the top levels of the governor's administration
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Judge blocks order to kill wolf pack to protect cattle

The state of Washington will take steps to kill members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle in the northeast corner of the state
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Van rollover crash kills Fairbanks man; driver was ejected

A Fairbanks driver died when his van rolled north of the city
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Nevada inmate serving life for sex, robbery convictions dies

Officials say a 65-year-old Nevada prison inmate who was serving a life sentence for robbery, sexual assault and failure to register as a sex offender has died behind bars
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Panel won't dismiss complaint over judge's execution protest

A disciplinary panel says it won't dismiss an effort to sanction an Arkansas judge who participated in a death penalty demonstration outside the governor's mansion the same day he blocked the state from using a lethal injection drug
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Woman charged in Waterloo fire that killed 2 people

A Waterloo woman has been charged with murder in the house fire deaths of a mother and her son
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Farmers protest California water plan designed to save fish

Hundreds of California farmers are protesting a plan by state water officials to increase water flows in a major California river and its tributaries
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2 Mississippi teens charged with sex abuse of 2-year-old boy

2 Mississippi teens are being charged with sexually abusing a 2-year-old boy
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2 in custody for questioning in Tennessee shooting deaths

Police in Tennessee have taken two people into custody for questioning in connection with two slayings outside a bar last week and a fatal shooting earlier
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Surf's up in California, where it's now the official sport

Surf's up in California, where it's now the official state sport
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3 Alaska villagers die in Kuskokwim River boating accident

Three residents of an Alaska village died in a riverboat accident
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The Latest: Video shows man punch police before baton strike

North Carolina police have released new dashboard video that shows a suspect throwing punches at officers before he's brought to the ground and hit with an officer's baton
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The Latest: Judge's order prevents hunting of wolf pack

A judge in Olympia has granted an emergency order blocking the state from hunting members of a wolf pack to prevent them from preying on cattle
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1 dead, 1 missing after pontoon found in western Wisconsin

A Minnesota man is dead and another missing after an unoccupied pontoon boat was found on Lake Wissota in western Wisconsin
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Man pleads guilty in martial arts studio child rape case

Authorities say a man has pleaded guilty to child rape in connection with a student at his martial arts studio in suburban Seattle
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The Latest: Archbishop says he didn't see misconduct letter

The archbishop of Boston says he didn't see a letter sent to his office in 2015 concerning another archbishop's possibly inappropriate behavior with seminarians
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2 teens found dead in a field among latest Chicago victims

Police say two teenage boys found shot to death in a field are among the latest victims of Chicago violence
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Iowa State Fair sets attendance record of 1.13 million

The Iowa State Fair has set a record for attendance at the annual 11-day event in Des Moines
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Seventh Mississippi prison inmate dies this month

Mississippi's prison system says an inmate has died while at a hospital outside a prison
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1 of 2 wanted for questioning in Tennessee is in custody

Police in Tennessee have taken one person into custody and are seeking another for questioning in connection with two slayings outside a bar last week and another shooting in which a man was killed
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Experts say Tesla board may have too many ties to CEO Musk

Tesla's board of directors may require shake up, corporate governance experts say, noting the lack of authority over the company's recent turmoil
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Police seek 3 men in assault over Confederate flag

Linn County Sheriff Jim Yon is looking for three men as part of an investigation into the assault of a black teenager at a country music festival
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The Latest: Family of slain Colorado mom, kids thanks police

The family of a pregnant Colorado woman who was killed along with her two young daughters is thanking police for finding their bodies
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Missouri teacher given suspended sentence for student affair

A 31-year-old Missouri teacher was given a suspended sentence in a case of sexual conduct with a student
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Man attempts to rob restaurant, fires shot at pursuers

A man tried to steal money from an Anchorage pizza restaurant and fired a shot at employees who pursued him
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Wyoming pleads guilty to kidnapping 95-year-old woman

A Wyoming man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping a 95-year-old woman who spent about six hours bound with duct tape in the trunk of her vehicle
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MS-13 member pleads guilty in slaying of 4 on Long Island

A member of the MS-13 street gang has pleaded guilty to participating in the brutal massacre of four young men on New York's Long Island
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LA parking lots owner gets 6 years for swindling VA

A man who operated parking lots for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles has been sentenced for bilking the agency of $13 million and bribing the official who granted his parking contracts
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SEC accuses father, son of Ponzi-style scheme

The Securities and Exchange Commission in Chicago accuses a father and son of a Ponzi-style scheme that raised at least $135 million since 2010 from over 900 investors nationwide
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Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story

Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story
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Los Angeles man pleads guilty in foreign bank scheme

A Los Angeles man accused of hiding more than $1 million in foreign bank accounts has pleaded guilty to federal charges
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California law to ban male guard pat downs of female inmates

Male prison guards will be prohibited from pat down searching incarcerated women and viewing them while they are not fully dressed under a new law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown
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