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Philando Castile family reaches $3M settlement in death

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:26
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The mother of Philando Castile, a black motorist killed by a Minnesota police officer last year, has reached a nearly $3 million settlement in his death, according to an announcement Monday by her attorneys and the Minneapolis suburb that employed the officer....

Engineers use replica to pinpoint California dam repairs

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:23
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Inside a cavernous northern Utah warehouse, hydraulic engineers send water rushing down a replica of a dam built out of wood, concrete and steel - trying to pinpoint what repairs will work best at the tallest dam in the U.S for a spillway torn apart in February during heavy rains that triggered the evacuation of 200,000 people living downstream....

'Pharma Bro' defies advice to keep quiet before fraud trial

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:15
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Pharma Bro" just won't keep his mouth shut....

Chance honored by Obama, '90s nostalgia rules at BET Awards

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 08:03
The 2017 BET Awards had stumbles, from technical problems during a performance to going well over its planned three-and-a-half hour time slot during the live show held Sunday in Los Angeles. But the show's performances and special moments made up for having to stay up late on a Sunday....

PROMISES, PROMISES: What Trump has pledged on health care

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 05:06
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is not known for plunging into the details of complex policy issues, and health care is no exception. Since his campaign days, Trump has addressed health care in broad, aspirational strokes. Nonetheless he made some clear promises along the way....

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

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:22
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 legal weapon across any state lines, a policy known as reciprocity....

Remy Ma beats Nicki Minaj at BET Awards; '90s R&B shines

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 04:07
Remy Ma has ended rival Nicki Minaj's seven-year winning streak at the 2017 BET Awards, a show highlighted by '90s R&B and groups popular in that decade, as well as five wins for Beyonce....

AP: Authorities delayed investigating gay 'demons' case

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 02:22
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- For two years, Matthew Fenner said he pleaded with authorities to investigate his allegations that a group of fellow congregants at the Word of Faith Fellowship church had punched, slapped and choked him to expel his "homosexual demons."...

Flowers lovers flock to Vermont bog for wild orchids

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:22
HARTLAND, Vt. (AP) -- Each spring and summer, a Vermont bog yields a rare spectacle - hundreds of wild orchids in bloom, drawing visitors from around the country....

Joe Arpaio on trial over immigration actions echoing Trump's

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 23:06
PHOENIX (AP) -- The immigration rhetoric and crackdowns pushed by President Donald Trump have a familiar ring in Arizona, where former Sheriff Joe Arpaio once used similar tactics to become a national figure....