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New Mexico city seeks sugary drink tax

BY MORGAN LEE SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — It's being pitched as an educational lifeline for impoverished preschool-aged children and condemned as the latest example...

GOP bill would discipline hecklers at college speeches

BY TODD RICHMOND MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin students who disrupt speeches and demonstrations could be expelled and campuses would have to remain...

Immigrants plan May Day rallies buoyed by Trump opposition

BY SOPHIA TAREE and AMY TAXIN CHICAGO (AP) — Immigrant groups and their allies have joined forces to carry out marches, rallies and protests in...

Bell tolls as police ambush killer gets death sentence

BY MICHAEL RUBINKAM MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — The bell atop the Pike County Courthouse last tolled the fate of a condemned killer in the 1980s. On...

Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

BY PHILIP MARCELO BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according...

Texas poised to pass ‘sanctuary city’ ban with jail penalty

BY JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Republicans were poised Wednesday to take a big step toward banning "sanctuary cities" in their state, debating...

Arkansas prepares to conclude aggressive execution schedule

BY KELLY P. KISSEL and ANDREW DeMILLO LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will reach the end of an aggressive execution schedule Thursday as it...

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Moore running for US Senate

BY KIM CHANDLER MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore's entry into the U.S. Senate race adds another layer of drama to...

Coulter’s Berkeley speech canceled, police prep for violence

BY JOCELYN GECKER BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of...

Suspect charged with 3 counts of murder in Fresno rampage

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The black suspect in a racially motivated shooting rampage in Fresno was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder...

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Ohio family members plead for tips to solve massacre of 8

  BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Tearful family members are pleading for information that could help solve the massacre of eight people in Ohio...