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Eyes on The Five: A look at the deciding votes on Kavanaugh

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The eyes of the polarized nation are riveted on three Republican and one Democratic senator who aren't saying, so far, whether they are ayes or nays on the politically fateful question of whether Brett Kavanaugh should sit on the Supreme ...

South Carolina shooting: 2 officers released from hospital

By JEFFREY COLLINS and MEG KINNARD, Associated Press FLORENCE, S.C. (AP) — A Vietnam veteran who bragged online about maintaining his target-shooting skills was being held Thursday on charges that he shot seven law enforcement officers, killing one, when deputies tried to serve a search ...

APNewsBreak: Another rare fish pulled back from extinction

By DAN ELLIOTT, Associated Press DENVER (AP) — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, wildlife officials said Thursday, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recommended ...

Ex-rap mogul ‘Suge’ Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison

By ANDREW DALTON, AP Entertainment Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge on Thursday sentenced former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight to 28 years in prison for running down and killing a man whose loved ones in court described him as a deeply devoted family man and peacemaker in his ...

Juan Romero, busboy who aided wounded Robert Kennedy, dies

By JOHN ROGERS and RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Juan Romero, a hotel busboy who came to the aid of Robert F. Kennedy after the New York senator was shot in Los Angeles, has died. He was 68. Longtime family friend Rigo Chacon said Thursday that Romero had died at a ...

Scientists: US military program could be seen as bioweapon

By CANDICE CHOI and SETH BORENSTEIN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A research arm of the U.S. military is exploring the possibility of deploying insects to make plants more resilient by altering their genes. Some experts say the work may be seen as a potential biological weapon. In an ...

Off limits: Report on state college abuse kept from public

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM, Associated Press Even as top Pennsylvania officials assail the Catholic Church over its cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, a state agency is refusing to release a report on allegations of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator despite lingering ...

New Tesla chair must rein in CEO Musk at key moment

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — It won't be an easy job. Whoever becomes the new chairman of Tesla Motors will face the formidable task of reining in Elon Musk, the charismatic, visionary chief executive with an impulsive streak, while also helping Musk achieve ...

Tips sought from public after car explosion that left 3 dead

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Autopsies are planned Monday on the bodies of three people found dead after a car explosion on a downtown street in what authorities called a "criminal incident" being probed by federal, state and local authorities. Three males were found dead after the 9:30 p.m. ...

New California internet neutrality law sparks US lawsuit

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has approved the nation's strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating the internet. Advocates ...