WMU official resigns after harassment investigation

A high-ranking official at Western Michigan University resigned after the school accused him of sexual harassment
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The Latest: Lawyer says no smoking gun in jogger rape docs

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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Virginian's death linked to flesh-eating bacteria, infection

Authorities say a Virginian has died from an infection caused by a waterborne flesh-eating bacterium
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California girl, 2, accidentally shot and killed by boy, 4

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old cousin at a home in Southern California
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New sex abuse allegations levied against prominent cardinal

A Virginia man says he was sexually abused for about two decades by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a prominent Roman Catholic leader who was removed from public ministry last month over separate child abuse allegations
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Farm group wants protections in farm bill to offset tariffs

North Dakota's biggest farm group wants increased crop subsidies and other revenue loss protections in the compromise version of the massive federal farm bill
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Casino workers in Las Vegas continue weekly picketing

Unionized casino workers in Las Vegas are continuing their weekly picketing campaign as they negotiate new contracts
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North Carolina AG challenging Duke Energy coal ash charges

North Carolina's top state lawyer is challenging a decision allowing Duke Energy to charge consumers billions of dollars to clean up coal ash dumps while tacking on a potential profit margin
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Body found was woman missing since 2016; death was homicide

A body found off a road northeast of Seattle near Maltby has been identified as that of a woman who disappeared in 2016
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Teacher with history of alcohol arrests charged with DUI

A Delaware teacher with a history of alcohol-related arrests has been charged with drunken driving in an incident in which eight other vehicles were damaged
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Florida family's pig loves mints, sleeping indoors

When Travis Claytor comes home from work, there is Cece, a mint-slurping, Instagram-featured pet pig wagging his tail, to greet him
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Judge retires after handling notorious juvenile cases

For the past three years, Judge Cindy Lederman has walked by a half-dozen statues of playful bear cubs every day on her way up to her high-ceilinged, top-floor office looking out toward Miami's waterfront
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Expert: GPS places Jordanian-born man at Texas slaying

A digital forensic expert says a GPS device owned by a Jordanian-born man on trial for capital murder places him at the same time and place of one of the 2012 Texas slayings
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Man cleared of murder has trouble depositing compensation

A man exonerated of murder after spending 23 years in prison had trouble depositing a compensation check in a Chicago bank
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Louisiana congressional candidate arrested after qualifying

A candidate who had just registered to run for one of Louisiana's congressional seats was arrested after signing up for the race
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Nampa man to serve 25 years to life in prison for stabbings

A Nampa man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for stabbing two people at a Boise nightclub
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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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2 suspects charged in attempted Texas bank heist, shootings

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the attempted holdup of a North Texas bank and shootings of three bank employees
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Fire burning near northwestern Montana vermiculite mine

Specially trained firefighters are wearing respirators as they fight an apparently human-caused blaze in northwestern Montana near where asbestos-tainted vermiculite was mined for decades
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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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Judge says prisoner can pursue softball injury lawsuit

A federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Delaware prison inmate injured during a softball game
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Mayor: 2-year-old found in hot car expected to survive

West Haven's mayor says a 2-year-old found with his 4-year-old brother inside a hot car on Thursday is expected to survive
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Coroner investigates possible electrocution of worker

Authorities say a service technician for a heating and air company appears to have been electrocuted while working
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Teens save lives, volunteer by fostering shelter pets

High school students can help save a pet's life and get credit from their school at the same time
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2 women seek to hold university responsible in alleged rapes

Two women who say they were raped after being given spiked drinks at an unsanctioned fraternity house at a New Jersey university are seeking to hold the school partly responsible
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Algae crisis: What do you do when water is your home?

Mikayla Zariske's new abnormal stinks. And it gives her headaches. But that's not what worries the Cape Coral liveaboard most about the toxic algae slick surrounding her floating home.
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Paper problem has Long Island Rail Road tickets saying '19'

The nation's largest commuter train system said Friday that it's printing next month's tickets on paper marked for 2016 and 2019 due to a problem with its usual supply
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The Latest: Crews attack fire on Montana-Idaho border

Specially trained firefighters are wearing respirators as they fight an apparently human-caused blaze in northwestern Montana near where asbestos-tainted vermiculite was mined for decades
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The Latest: Weather changed quickly day of accident

A resident of the Missouri tourist town of Branson says she understands how a duck boat got caught on the lake before it capsized because of a sudden change in the weather that day
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Unknown substance in North Ogden creek raises concerns

Ogden residents say they are concerned by a milky white substance that they saw flowing through a creek
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Man charged in shooting of 2 South St. Paul officers

Authorities now say two South St. Paul police officers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire with a group home resident
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Police: Man confesses to throwing infant against wall

A man has pleaded not guilty in the death of an 8-month-old infant he admitted to throwing against a wall
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Michigan AG: State law doesn't bar 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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The Latest: Ducey: Lawmakers should be accountable

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has signed an executive order calling on state troopers to cite lawmakers if they break the law
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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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Media access concerns delay West Virginia Supreme Court tour

West Virginia House Judiciary Committee members are delaying their tour of the state Supreme Court's offices, citing concerns about open meetings law violations after the court said it would not allow media to take photos or video of the visit
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Worker killed in Army depot explosion died of burns

Coroner says civilian worker killed in fire and explosion at an Army facility died of burns.
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2 rehabilitated sea turtles to join Tour de Turtles

Two rescued sea turtles have been released in the Florida Keys to join a "race" tracking their long-distance migration
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Dockless scooters show up in New England without warning

Three New England cities are figuring out how to respond after a California company left dozens of electric rental scooters on public sidewalks without warning
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Audit: Systematic failures in Illinois' group home oversight

An Illinois state audit has found systemic failures in the licensing and oversight of thousands of taxpayer-funded group homes for adults with disabilities
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Dolphins owner says he was keeping options open on anthem

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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The Latest: 2 arrested linked to suspect in police killing

Police say a tip that a man suspected of killing a Hawaii police officer was seen in a pickup truck led to the arrests of two people but the shooter remains at large
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Kayaker's body found in Lake Michigan nearly 2 years later

Authorities in northern Michigan believe they've found the body of a kayaker who went missing nearly two years ago
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Fast-growing wildfire closes portion of Interstate 90

A fast-growing wildfire in the parched sage lands of central Washington state has grown to more than 109 square miles (282 square kilometers) and closed a portion of eastbound Interstate 90
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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 a former Playboy model's account of having an affair with him.
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Newton's 'Principia' among items in alleged $8M book scheme

Former archivist, antique bookseller charged with stealing rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs
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Wisconsin community seeks solution after string of suicides

Several suicides by young people in a Madison suburb have the community struggling to find ways to address mental health among its youth
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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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Man sentenced for kidnap, torture of pot dispensary owner

A California man convicted in the abduction, torture and mutilation of a marijuana dispensary owner has been sentenced to two consecutive terms of life in prison without the possibility of parole
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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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Guatemalan pleads guilty in crash that killed Colts player

A Guatemalan man living illegally in the U.S. has pleaded guilty to driving drunk when he killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver
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The Latest: 9 of 17 boat accident victims from one family

A spokeswoman for Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says nine of the 17 people who died in a duck boat accident are from the same family
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Ohio State: 100 ex-students report sex misconduct by doctor

Ohio State says over 100 ex-students shared accounts of sexual misconduct by now-dead team doctor under investigation
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Baltimore is latest US city to file lawsuit against Big Oil

Baltimore has become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world's biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming
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Board OKs ending budget director's civil service protection

The West Virginia Personnel Board has voted to eliminated civil service protection for the state Budget Office director
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Elderly woman dies from assault in Tualatin; son arrested

Police say a 74-year-old woman has died from injuries she sustained in an assault at her home in Tualatin
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Pelosi, other lawmakers visit Flint to see pipe replacement

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other members of Congress have visited Flint to get an update on efforts to help the Michigan city recover from lead-contaminated water
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UNR dorms full; housing prices push students back on campus

Skyrocketing housing prices in Reno are pushing a record number of college students to live on campus at the University of Nevada, Reno
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Indiana authorities reach tentative settlement in jail death

A sheriff's department in southern Indiana has reached a tentative settlement with the father of a woman who died in detention
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Missouri governor's office: 9 of the 17 dead in duck boat accident from one family; 2 members of that family survived

Missouri governor's office: 9 of the 17 dead in duck boat accident from one family; 2 members of that family survived
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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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Phoenix area gets ozone advisories over each of last 11 days

Ozone pollution advisories have been issued in metro Phoenix for each of the last 11 days
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Snake fished out of toilet, claimed by owners miles away

A snake fished from a toilet in Virginia has been claimed by owners who say she went missing miles away
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UI seeks to improve access for transfer students

The University of Illinois wants to create more guaranteed-admission partnerships with community colleges statewide to improve access for thousands of potential transfer students
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The Latest: Mrs. Trump said to be focused on her own roles

Melania Trump is focused on her roles as a mother and first lady, her spokeswoman says when asked about news that her husband's former personal attorney recorded him discussing a potential payment for a former model who said she had an affair with him
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Arizona man pleads guilty to killing Utah youth rehab worker

An Arizona man has pleaded guilty to killing a staffer at a southern Utah youth-rehabilitation facility
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MGM banks on never-used anti-terrorism law in suing victims

The unprecedented move from MGM Resorts International to sue hundreds of victims of last year's mass shooting in Las Vegas relies on an obscure U.S. law never tested in court
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Director James Gunn fired from 'Guardians 3' over old tweets

James Gunn has been fired as director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" because of old tweets that recently emerged where he joked about subjects like pedophilia and rape
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Authorities: Close to $100K found after deadly bus crash

Authorities investigating a deadly commercial passenger bus crash along a New Mexico highway say one of the passengers was carrying a backpack filled with almost $100,000 in cash
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'Climate kids' suit against government allowed to proceed

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected another government request to dismiss a lawsuit filed by young activists concerned about climate change
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Big N Carolina political donor gives $1M for scholarships

A multimillion-dollar donor to North Carolina political causes is now contributing $1 million for competitive college scholarships for students attending the state's historically black schools
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Police investigate cause of fatal crash in Elmore

Vermont State Police are investigating the cause behind a fatal car crash in Elmore
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Honduran baby who appeared in US court is back in dad's arms

A baby boy who became a poster child for the U.S. policy of separating immigrants and their children is back in the arms of his parents
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Police: 2 killed, 2 injured in 1-car crash in Adirondacks

Police say two people have died and two others are hospitalized with serious injuries after their vehicle went off of an Adirondack road and slammed into a boulder
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The Latest: Metro Phoenix has streak of ozone advisories

Regulators have issued ozone pollution advisories for metro Phoenix during each of the last 11 days
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Missouri man faces up to life term for killing his grandma

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in the fatal beating of his 77-year-old grandmother while he was drinking alcohol and taking prescription drugs
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The Latest: Baby reunites with family in Honduras

A baby who was separated from his father at the Texas border five months ago is back with his family in Honduras
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The Latest: Parson: First responders prevented worse tragedy

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says emergency responders and civilian rescuers helped prevent an even worse tragedy
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Starkville mayor remains in office after ballot dispute

A first-term Mississippi mayor will remain in office after a judge affirmed that she won the 2017 Democratic primary
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Police in Georgia: Missing teen's body, car found in pond

Police in Georgia say the body of a missing 18-year-old who recently received her driver's license has been found in a car that was submerged in a pond
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The Latest: APNewsBreak: Fired university VP sues 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: Video shows chaotic scene after bus crash

Authorities have released video that shows passengers, some holding small children, walking or limping in shock after a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway
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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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Specialist facing US Army discharge sues for citizenship

A US Army specialist born in South Korea has sued to demand a response to her American citizenship application after the military moved to discharge her
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Nampa day care license suspended after leaving child in park

Authorities have suspended a southwestern Idaho day care's state license after workers left a 3-year-old behind at a local park
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AP Explains: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo remains hot topic

AP Explains: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo remains hot topic
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