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How smugglers use trucks with sometimes deadly results

BY MICHAEL TARM CHICAGO (AP) — It could take months for investigators to determine what preceded the deaths of at least nine people found with...

US student freed after week held in China over taxi dispute

BY MATTHEW BROWN BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An American university student is free following a weeklong detention in China for allegedly injuring a taxi...

GOP health bill still a mystery before planned vote

BY HOPE YEN WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate will move forward with a key vote this week on a Republican health bill but it's not...

Few US cities mandate sprinklers in old residential towers

HONOLULU (AP) — A high-rise fire recently claimed the lives of three people in Honolulu, and the apartment building where the blaze broke out...

GOP favor dropping tax beneficial to blue states

BY STEPHEN OHLEMACHER WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state...

Black women picking up firearms for self-defense

BY LISA MARIE PANE LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sitting in a classroom above a gun range, a woman hesitantly says she isn't sure she...

Arizona tells armed drivers how to avoid deadly police stops

JACQUES BILLEAUD PHOENIX (AP) — Gun-friendly Arizona is trying to avoid deadly encounters between police and people behind the wheel by teaching armed drivers how...

Rookie from New Jersey wins World Series of Poker, $8.1M

BY REGINA GARCIA CANO LAS VEGAS (AP) — A New Jersey man with a degree in accounting is this year's World Series of Poker champion. Scott...

Chicago festival to mark Pokemon Go anniversary goes awry

CHICAGO (AP) — A major Pokemon Go festival in Chicago Saturday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the virtual game went badly awry when...

Ex-Florida escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

BY TERRY SPENCER WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed...

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Tropical Storm Don forms; fourth named storm of 2017

Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Atlantic Ocean. According to the National Hurricane Center, an area of low pressure about 500 miles east of...

Results of Dunbar waste site testing expected by September

City Manager Saeed Kazemi assured city council members that new tests would be conducted on a Dunbar property used for dumping toxic chemicals in...

Tebow doubles in series-ending win over Miracle

Tim Tebow went 3-for-5, including a double as part of a four-run sixth inning for the St. Lucie Mets, who won 7-3 over the...