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The Latest: Baby Doe’s mother to be sentenced this week

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the murder conviction of a Massachusetts man in the killing of his ex-girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, who came to be known as Baby Doe (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The mother of a 2-year-old girl

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Prosecutors use Joe Arpaio’s immigration talk against him

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s criminal trial opened Monday over his defiance of the courts in traffic patrols that targeted immigrants, marking the most aggressive effort to hold the former lawman of metro Phoenix accountable for tactics that

House ethics panel launches inquiry of 2 Dems, plus aide

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics committee says it is investigating complaints against two veteran Democratic lawmakers and a top aide to a third Democrat. The ethics panel says it is investigating complaints against Reps. Ben Ray Lujan of New

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Case of gay couple’s wedding cake heads to Supreme Court

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion started as an angry Facebook posting about a wedding cake but now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. Baker Jack Phillips is challenging a Colorado law

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Sheriff: Man killed missing son, 5, after Disneyland trip

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators suspect the father of a 5-year-old California boy who has been missing for two months killed the child after a family outing at Disneyland in a plot to get back at his estranged wife during

Federal review debunks Georgia election hack accusation

ATLANTA (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security says allegations that the federal government tried to hack Georgia’s election systems are unfounded. Secretary of State Brian Kemp accused the department of an attempted hack in December, saying that a computer

Vikings player Floyd expected to appear in Arizona court

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd is expected to appear in an Arizona court after being flagged for failed alcohol tests that are part of his monitoring for house arrest in Minnesota. The Scottsdale City Court hearing

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Facebook wants to nudge you into ‘meaningful’ online groups

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — At Facebook, mere “sharing” is getting old. Finding deeper meaning in online communities is the next big thing. CEO Mark Zuckerberg is no longer satisfied with just connecting the world so that people can pass around

Germany’s Merkel doesn’t tweet, but checks Trump on Twitter

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she doesn’t really do Twitter, but sometimes visits the site to check out what U.S. President Donald Trump has to say. The chancellor said during a talk with two journalists from German

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China tightens online video controls, jolting investors

BEIJING (AP) — Three popular Chinese internet services have been ordered to stop streaming video after censors complained it contained improper comments on sensitive issues. The move prompted a sell-off in the U.S.-traded shares of Sina Corp. and its microblog

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Toshiba gets earnings report extension, faces delisting risk

TOKYO (AP) — Money-losing Japanese electronics and nuclear company Toshiba Corp. has until Aug. 10 to get auditors to sign off on its earnings statements, or else it faces the risk of getting delisted. Tokyo-based Toshiba, whose U.S. nuclear unit

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So Yeon Ryu becomes No. 1 in women’s golf

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) — Two-time major champion So Yeon Ryu has a new title — No. 1 in the world. Ryu became the third player this year to rise to No. 1 in the Rolex Women’s World Golf Ranking with

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FIFA accepts video reviews must improve after Russia

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Refereeing at the Confederations Cup in Russia may have been chaotic at times, but Video Assistant Referees have prevented major mistakes from being made, football’s governing body says. FIFA’s head of refereeing Massimo Busacca says

Brother of boxer Julio Cesar Chavez slain in home in Mexico

CULIACAN, Mexico (AP) — The brother of legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez was killed in his home in western Mexico, state authorities said Monday. Sinaloa state prosecutor Juan Jose Rios said in a news conference that two men entered the

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Bolt curious about who will replace him as fastest man

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Usain Bolt is curious as to who will replace him as the world’s fastest man. He’s confident nobody will know at his last major race, at the world athletics championships in August in London. Bolt

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Selanne, Kariya headline Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2017

Teemu Selanne and longtime Ducks teammate Paul Kariya headline the Hockey Hall of Fame’s class of 2017. Selanne and Kariya are joined by Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi, women’s star Danielle Goyette, coach Clare Drake and Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. Selanne

Baylor says NCAA investigation is ‘ongoing, pending’

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Baylor University officials say the school is being investigated by the NCAA in the wake of a sexual assault scandal that led to the firing of football coach Art Briles and the departure of the school

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Team New Zealand routs Oracle Team USA to win America’s Cup

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — Helmsman Peter Burling and Emirates Team New Zealand won the America’s Cup on Monday with a resounding romp against software tycoon Larry Ellison’s two-time defending champion Oracle Team USA. The underfunded but resourceful Kiwis claimed the

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What’s happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

ATLANTA (AP) — Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the list: a gun-owner’s ability to bring a

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Personal chemistry key as Trump meets India PM for 1st time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump meets for the first time Monday with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and personal chemistry as much as policy could determine the direction of future relations. The leaders of the world’s two largest democracies

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The Latest: Imam still hopes for Syrian mother-in-law visa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court’s decision on the Trump administration’s travel ban (all times local): 3 p.m. The imam of a Hawaii mosque who is a plaintiff in the state’s challenge to the travel ban says

The Latest: DeVos weighs in on Supreme Court church decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court ruling for a Missouri church (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is praising a Supreme Court decision that found the state of Missouri violated the First Amendment by

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AP sources: US to say China among worst on human trafficking

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to declare China among the world’s worst offenders on human trafficking, U.S. officials said Monday, putting the world’s most populous country in the same category as North Korea, Zimbabwe and Syria, China’s

Israeli minister: Trump pressure on settlements disappoints

JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is expressing some disappointment with the White House, saying the election of Donald Trump has not brought about the boom in West Bank settlement construction many had expected. Naftali Bennett, leader of

Confederate monument in St. Louis to be removed by Friday

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Crews on Monday began dismantling a divisive Confederate monument in a sprawling park near downtown St. Louis after the city and the Missouri Civil War Museum reached an agreement to have it moved. As part

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The Latest: AMA says GOP health bill will harm patients

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The nation’s largest doctors’ group is outlining its opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill. The American Medical Association

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US stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading; oil recovers

Utilities led U.S. stocks mostly higher in afternoon trading Monday as falling bond yields made high-dividend companies more attractive to income-seeking investors. Financial stocks were also headed higher. Technology companies were down the most, giving up gains from an early

Vandals obliterate info on Emmett Till marker in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A civil rights historical marker in Mississippi has been vandalized. The marker remembers black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped before being lynched in 1955. The slaying motivated civil rights activists when Till’s mother had an

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Police: Girl’s actions caused her to fall from NY park ride

QUEENSBURY, N.Y. (AP) — As authorities tried to determine exactly how a 14-year-old Delaware girl managed to fall from a New York amusement park ride, one industry expert said even the strictest safety guidelines won’t prevent accidents if customers don’t

CNN retracts story about supposed Russian meeting

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN wasn’t saying Monday what led it to retract a story about a supposed investigation into a pre-inaugural meeting between an associate of President Donald Trump and the head of a Russian investment fund. The story

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