Suspect convicted in killing of NY governor's aide

A suspect arrested in the slaying of an aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been convicted of manslaughter, but was acquitted of murder charges
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APNewsBreak: Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

Miami Dolphins players who protest on the field during the national anthem this season could be suspended for up to four games under a new team policy
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Appeals court hears Florida lawsuit seeking FBI 9/11 records

A federal appeals court will hear arguments in a Florida lawsuit seeking disclosure of FBI files that might uncover a U.S.-based support network for some of the 9/11 hijackers
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APNewsBreak: Miami Dolphins to discipline players who protest during national anthem with suspensions, fines or both

APNewsBreak: Miami Dolphins to discipline players who protest during national anthem with suspensions, fines or both
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Investigators examine why Army helicopters blew down tents

Investigators were trying to determine Thursday why two U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters were flying so close to two large nylon tents that blew down during a training exercise at a California military base, injuring 22 Army Reserve soldiers
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US may pick Western headquarters for land agency in 8 months

The Trump administration says it may pick a new Western headquarters for the nation's largest land management agency in the next six to eight months
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Lawmakers debate ways to expand early childhood education

A key New Mexico lawmaker says he agrees with early childhood education experts that expanded pre-kindergarten programs could help alleviate poverty in one of the nation's poorest states
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New Jersey city to pay for funerals of 5 kids killed in fire

A New Jersey city says it will pay for the funerals of five children who died in a raging apartment fire last week
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2 Illinois IHOP franchises settle harassment suit for $975K

Two International House of Pancakes franchises in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis will pay nearly $1 million combined to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of several employees
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Youths hope for trial against US government in climate case

A potential landmark lawsuit filed on behalf of a group of youths in Eugene claims the plaintiffs' rights have been violated by federal government actions that contribute to climate change
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Arrest made in shooting of teen at South Carolina complex

A suspect has been arrested in the death of one of two teens found shot to death at an apartment complex near the South Carolina coast, while authorities say one of the teen killed shot the other one before dying
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Police take down immigration protest camp in Louisville

Louisville police have taken down a downtown encampment set up by a group protesting federal immigration enforcement and family separations
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Head of Wisconsin Investment Board leaving after 6 months

The head of Wisconsin's state investment board charged with managing $118 billion in assets including pension funds for current and retired state workers has resigned after just six months on the job
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Airman who inspired 'Good Morning, Vietnam' film has died

The man whose military radio antics inspired a character played by Robin Williams in the film "Good Morning, Vietnam" has died
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Passenger killed in small plane crash near Tahoe identified

The passenger who died in a small airplane crash that also killed the pilot near Lake Tahoe earlier this week has been identified as a 55-year-old Southern California man
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Minnesota prison officer's on-duty death is state's first

Corrections officials say an inmate used a weapon to kill an officer at a Minnesota state prison
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Florida OKs $19M for election security after hack attempts

Florida lawmakers approved the use of a $19 million federal grant to improve security ahead of the 2018 elections
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McConnell withdraws Trump judicial pick minutes before vote

In a surprise move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has withdrawn one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees just minutes before he was set for a confirmation vote
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Years of work ahead to study chemical pollution at NASA site

NASA officials say they are still in the beginning stages of studying the extent of contamination at the Wallops Flight Facility site from a family of dangerous industrial chemicals
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Convicted robber gets 8-year sentence for 3-state spree

A 33-year-old Connecticut man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for a robbery spree that hit 10 banks and stores in three states in a little over a month in 2017
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'Donate With Honor' urges caution about veterans' charities

Mississippi officials say people should be cautious before donating to charities that claim to help veterans
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Prosecutor: Feds won't recognize state injection sites

The top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts says supervised injection sites for drug users would violate U.S. law and could lead to criminal charges
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Ex-president of suspended frat to stand trial in sex assault

A judge has ordered the former president of a suspended fraternity at Temple University to stand trial on sexual assault charges
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Federal officials lift ban impacting New Bedford fishermen

Fishermen who worked for the New Bedford fishing magnate known as "The Codfather" will be allowed to resume fishing after being grounded nearly a year by federal authorities
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Sioux Falls residents can now mix beer with ax throwing

Sioux Falls has added beer drinking while hurling axes to the city's list of entertainment options
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Cops responding to 911 call find 4-foot gator in building

Police responding to a 911 hang-up call from an abandoned building in western New York found something they weren't expecting: a 4-foot-long alligator
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2 inmates at Louisiana's maximum-security prison die

Two inmates housed at Louisiana's maximum-security prison are dead, sparking a shakedown at the facility and search for smuggled drugs
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NY officials: No major public health threat from steam blast

New York City officials say there's no major public health threat after an aging steam pipe containing cancer-causing asbestos exploded beneath Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, causing the evacuation of 49 buildings
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University of California lowers tuition for next school year

The University of California will lower tuition by $60 for the upcoming academic year
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Man sentenced to 12 years for shooting at Oregon party

A partygoer who shot a man on the Umatilla Indian Reservation has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison
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The Latest: Governor orders probe into NYC steam pipe blast

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he has directed the Department of Public Service to conduct a full investigation into the cause of the steam pipe explosion in Manhattan
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Truck driver using GPS damages historic covered bridge

Police say a truck driver was using a GPS navigation system when he drove an oversized box truck through an historic covered bridge in Vermont and New Hampshire, causing thousands of dollars in damage
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Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot to plead guilty

Prosecutors say an al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist intends to plead guilty to terrorism charges in Philadelphia
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Missouri sheriff, subordinate indicted on multiple felonies

A southern Missouri sheriff and a subordinate have been indicted on multiple felonies following a year in which more than 40 employees were fired or quit
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Muncie's former building commissioner admits corruption

Muncie's former building commissioner has agreed to plead guilty to federal corruption charges
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New Mexico regents move forward with cutting sports

The Board of Regents at New Mexico's flagship university voted Thursday to eliminate four sports teams and make other changes to its troubled athletic department to address persistent budget problems and failures to meet Title IX requirements
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Friends remember Michigan newlywed couple killed in crash

A newlywed couple were killed in a crash in western Michigan just a few miles away from where they tied the knot less than a month ago
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IHOP franchises to $975,000 settlement for harassment

Two International House of Pancakes franchises in the Illinois suburbs of St. Louis will pay nearly $1 million combined to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit filed on behalf of several employees
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Prosecutor rips effort to scuttle Indiana AG investigation

A prosecutor says Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill's attempt to scuttle an investigation into groping allegations made against him contains "dubious" reasoning
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Former city clerk charged with stealing $150,000

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has charged a former Greenville City Clerk with stealing more than $150,000
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Court employees testify at West Virginia impeachment inquiry

West Virginia lawmakers have resumed hearings to consider whether to recommend impeachment proceedings for indicted state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry
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California among states targeting veterans charities fraud

California's attorney general is joining regulators in the federal government and other states in targeting charities they say falsely promise to aid veterans and active members of the military
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Campaign watchdog wants review of appeals judge's campaign

A longtime North Carolina campaign finance number-cruncher wants the state elections board to scrutinize an appeals court judge's campaign committee
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Texas meat-lovers appalled over WeWork's meat-free policy

Texas meat-lovers are expressing outrage over WeWork's announcement that it won't serve beef, pork or chicken at work events in order to be more environmentally conscious
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Officials remove, destroy chemicals from closed mining lab

Residents of the small, southwestern Montana town of Norris were evacuated earlier this week while potentially explosive chemicals were removed from a mining lab that was shut down by federal regulators
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Mother of Texas triple murder suspect says he has good heart

The mother of a man who Houston authorities accuse of fatally shooting three people says she never knew her son to be violent and believes he has a good heart
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Drug dealer from Louisiana on Texas death row loses appeal

A former drug dealer from Louisiana on Texas death row for the abduction, rape and slaying of a 17-year-old girl during an apparent botched drug deal 20 years ago in Houston has lost a federal court appeal, moving him a step closer to execution
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Whiskey summit planned in hopes of defusing trade conflicts

A top whiskey industry official in Kentucky says he's worried that global trade conflicts will escalate, with the state's bourbon producers caught in the crosshairs
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Doctor sentenced for sexually groping patient

A New Mexico doctor has been sentenced after being convicted of sexually molesting a male patient
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Man sentenced to 5 years in prison for selling fentanyl

A man has been sentenced in New Hampshire to serve five years in federal prison for selling fentanyl
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The Latest: Woods shoots even-par 71 at British Open

Tiger Woods steadied his creaking back nine with three straight pars in the final holes to shoot an even-par 71 in his opening round at Carnoustie
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Manhattan man convicted in May 2017 shooting death

A 39-year-old Manhattan man was convicted in the shooting death of one man and the attempted murder of another man
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Murphy reaches $34M deal with New Jersey public worker union

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he's reached a four-year $34 million labor agreement with a public worker union
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Class-action lawsuit targets alleged CMP overbilling

A class-action lawsuit is targeting alleged overbilling of Central Maine Power customers last winter
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Walker appears with Trump for worker event at White House

Gov. Scott Walker has attended a White House ceremony with President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet focused on bolstering American workers including at the planned Foxconn Technology Group project in Wisconsin
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The Latest: Soldiers hurt in tent collapse were in training

A U.S. Army official says 22 soldiers hurt when two large canvas tents were toppled by a blast of wind from a helicopter at a central California military base were participating in a medical evacuation training exercise
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Ex-school band teacher in Texas gets 5 years for child porn

A former high school band teacher in South Texas must serve five years in federal prison for sharing child pornography online
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Candidates sign up for Louisiana's secretary of state race

Louisiana's election sign-up period is continuing with no surprises for the position at the top of the ballot, secretary of state
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Truck crashes on exit ramp, trailer dangles over guardrail

Authorities say highway exit ramps at a busy interchange near the Empire State Plaza in downtown Albany are closed after a tractor-trailer overturned, leaving the trailer handing over the edge of the road
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Delaware, Maryland granted transmission line cost rehearing

The Federal Regulatory Commission has granted a rehearing sought by Delaware and Maryland officials over planned cost allocations for a $278 million electric transmission line project
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Omaha mayor calls for online sales tax collection

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert is putting pressure on state officials to pass legislation that would allow Nebraska to collect online sales taxes
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3 wolves killed in central Idaho after sheep attacks

Federal officials say they killed three wolves in central Idaho after attacks on livestock, an action blasted by an environmental group
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VP Pence set to attend Georgia rally in governor's race

Vice President Mike Pence set to attend rally in Georgia in support of gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp
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Scout leader drowns after rescuing boy in Utah pond

A 22-year-old Boy Scout leader drowned after saving a boy who was struggling as he practiced swimming in a Utah pond to advance in the scouting program
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Cambridge will no longer charge protests for police details

The Massachusetts city of Cambridge says it will no longer charge organized protests, vigils and marches the costs of providing police security and emergency medical services
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Pleas entered for 92-year-old woman held in son's death

A 92-year-old Arizona woman charged with killing her 72-year-old son because he wanted to put her into assisted living refused to leave jail Thursday for a court appearance. Not guilty pleas were entered on her behalf.
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South St. Paul officer shot and wounded.

Authorities say a South St. Paul officer has been shot and wounded
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Ambiguous comments from homeland chief on election meddling

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says she has not seen evidence that the Russians meddled in the 2016 election to help elect Trump, countering the U.S. intelligence agencies assessment on the issue
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Indiana brewery dumps plan to give beers contentious names

The owners of a northern Indiana brewery have apologized after receiving criticism for their plan to give their beers contentious names such as "Flint Michigan Tap Water," "Black Beer Matters," "White Guilt" and "Mass Grave"
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6 black bears killed on Missouri roads so far this year

State conservation officials say six black bears have died after being hit by vehicles in Missouri this year
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Former airport baggage handler gets prison for gun smuggling

A former baggage handler at Atlanta's airport has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty to helping smuggle guns onto passenger planes bound for New York City
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Tractor driver dies as fire consumes Oregon wheat fields

Authorities say a man killed in an Oregon wildfire appears to have been trying to protect his neighbor's property from flames sweeping through vast wheat fields in a rural farming area
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Comic-Con programming kicks off with 'The Predator'

Comic-Con programming kicks off with 'The Predator'
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Coroner: 2-year-old girl dies after falling into pool

Officials in Alabama say a two-year-old girl who fell into a pool has died
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Man charged in radio show host's slaying headed to trial

A man charged in the death of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring has rejected a plea deal
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Trump aims to end automatic protections for some species

The Trump administration has proposed ending automatic protections for threatened animal and plant species and limiting habitat safeguards that are meant to shield recovering species from harm
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Tax commissioner takes responsibility for tax bill errors

Vermont Tax Commissioner Kaj Samson is taking responsibility after as many as 4,500 property tax bills went out with the wrong rate or missing a property tax adjustment
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The Latest: Koepka goes 41-31 for wild 72 at British Open

Brooks Koepka reached the turn in 41 but rallied with a stunning 31 on the back nine for a 1-over 72 in the first round of the British Open
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Massachusetts poised to raise tobacco purchasing age

Massachusetts is moving closer to raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco or vaping products from 18 to 21 statewide
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Arbitrator: Rockwell Collins improperly outsourced 62 jobs

An arbitrator says Rockwell Collins violated a union contract when it outsourced all of its custodial work
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Authorities: Inmate caught in Georgia after being on the run

Authorities say an inmate who walked away from a work detail last year has been taken into custody in Georgia
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Florida OKs more money for medical pot regulation

Florida lawmakers added $13.3 million to the agency that regulates medical marijuana, but not before expressing frustration for the not-so-smooth rollout of state's law
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Authorities: Inmate caught after being on the run since 2017

Authorities say an inmate who walked away from a work detail last year has been taken into custody in Georgia
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Wisconsin hospitals plagued by persistent drug shortages

Hospitals in states including Wisconsin are dealing with medication shortages, forcing them to work with limited resources
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Indiana environmentalists push back on EPA's coal ash rules

Indiana environmentalists are criticizing the easing of toxic coal ash regulations by President Donald Trump's administration
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Mexican company reopens distribution center after violence

A Mexico-based food products company says that one of its distribution centers near the U.S. border is operating at full capacity after closing due to security concerns
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Illinois nursing home fined $50K in resident's death

A central Illinois nursing home has been fined $50,000 by the state for failing to notify a resident's doctor of her asthma complications prior to her death.
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EU ruling against Google opens 'opportunity,' rival says

European regulators' latest swipe at the dominance of U.S. tech giant Google could open new opportunities for rivals in search and web browsers _ that is, if handset manufacturers decide to make the most of the opening
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Tire off van strikes windshield of car; kills car's driver

Authorities say tire came off van, crashed through windshield of a car and killed car's driver on interstate in southwestern Ohio
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Feds approve disaster declaration for March 13-14 storm

The nor'easter that struck Massachusetts March 13 and 14 has been declared a disaster by the federal government
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Rapid City-based Regional Health abruptly changes leadership

Rapid City-based Regional Health has abruptly changed leadership
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