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  • Police: Teen bitten by dog chasing robbery suspect

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    (AP) BEAR, Del. (AP) — A police dog chasing an armed robbery suspect in Delaware bit a 15-year-old boy. State police said a trooper responding to a gas station robbery report Tuesday in Bear spotted the suspect on a bicycle and ...

  • German parliament backs annulment of gay men's convictions

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    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers have approved a plan to annul the convictions of thousands of gay men under a law criminalizing homosexuality that was enforced enthusiastically in post-World War II West Germany. Parliament's lower house voted unanimously Thursday in ...

  • EU moves to boost military cooperation

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    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Weeks after being berated by U.S. President Donald Trump for failing to spend enough on defense, European nations vowed Thursday to boost military cooperation in their part of the world. At a summit in Brussels, the 28 ...

  • Richmond mayor: Keep Confederate statues, but add context

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    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The mayor of Richmond, Virginia, says the city's towering Confederate monuments should not be taken down, but instead should be supplemented with historical context about why they were built. Mayor Levar Stoney announced Thursday that a ...

  • South Carolina's last Confederate flag remains in a box

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    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nearly two years after South Carolina lawmakers promised to publicly display the final Confederate flag removed from Statehouse grounds, the banner still sits in a box in a museum. That's because the Legislature hasn't provided any ...

  • Man walks free after 36 years in prison; Judge threw out his murder conviction, but prosecutors have appealed

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    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Man walks free after 36 years in prison; Judge threw out his murder conviction, but prosecutors have appealed.

  • Young black bear roams Anchorage neighborhood, raids trash

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    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A young black bear has been making the rounds of an Alaska neighborhood in Anchorage and is raiding the residents' trash. A sighting Thursday morning's sighting provided people a chance to snap photos from the front ...

  • "You can hear the screams": Inside Yemen's secret prisons

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    (AP) MUKALLA, Yemen (AP) — They call it the "grill": The victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun furiously within a circle of fire. It is just one of the terrors inflicted by interrogators on detainees in ...

  • No-contest plea in California baseball bat attack on coach

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man has pleaded no contest to attacking his son's Little League baseball coach with a bat during a game last year. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says 31-year-old Miguel Angel Mejia entered ...

  • Family: Peter Tosh's son left in coma following jail beating

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    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The family of the late reggae icon Peter Tosh is seeking answers after they say his son was left in a coma following an attack in a New Jersey jail. Jawara McIntosh's family say he has ...

  • The Latest: Minneapolis chief disappointed by pride parade

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    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on organizers of Twin Cities Pride Parade asking police to minimize their participation because of tensions over the police shooting of Philando Castile (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau says she ...

  • Cubs send struggling Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa

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    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — The Chicago Cubs have demoted struggling slugger Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A Iowa. Schwarber, the fourth overall pick in the 2014 amateur draft, is batting just .171 with 12 homers and 28 RBIs in 64 games. There was ...

  • Israel: Hezbollah sets up border posts under guise of NGO

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    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has filed a complaint with the U.N. Security Council accusing the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah of setting up observation outposts along the border on land purportedly used by an environmental advocacy group. Israel says the posts ...

  • The Latest: After murder conviction tossed, man to be freed

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    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a man who was imprisoned for 36 years before a federal judge threw out his murder conviction and life sentence for a slaying in New Orleans(all times local): 1:15 p.m. A federal judge ...

  • Fund manager Q&A: Global infrastructure funds

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    (AP) The prospect of a big federal government ramp-up in infrastructure spending has helped lift shares in companies that may play a role in overhauling the nation's crumbling roads, bridges, and airports. President Donald Trump recently announced initiatives aimed at speeding ...

  • Investigation of leak could cost University of Minnesota

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    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The investigation into a leak of confidential information about allegations of sexual harassment by a University of Minnesota athletic department employee could become costly. Documents released to The Associated Press this week as part of a public ...

  • World Court opinion sought on UK-Mauritius islands dispute

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has approved a resolution asking the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on a dispute between Mauritius and the United Kingdom over the Chagos Islands. Those include Diego Garcia, where ...

  • Anonymous Facebook activists tag street signs with cat ears

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    (AP) SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Some local New Jersey officials are frustrated by an anonymous online campaign to tag street signs with cat ear stickers in the name of women's solidarity. NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2sutVWF ) reports that black cat ear stickers ...

  • Tyson Gay keeps sprinting in memory of 15-year-old daughter

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    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — She ran the 100 and 200 meters — just like dad. She was so fast and would've been a college standout. This he has no doubt. That's why Tyson Gay nearly walked away from racing. It ...

  • Connecticut native Stegmaier takes early lead at Travelers

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    (AP) CROMWELL, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut native Brett Stegmaier shot a 6-under 64 to tie Johnson Wagner for the early lead on opening day of the Travelers Championship. The 33-year-old Stegmaier made five birdies on his front nine, but bogeyed his ...

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