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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018 file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, left, are shown during a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. The Senate battle over Donald Trump's new Supreme Court nominee is off to a fiery start _ even before the president makes his choice. Republican and Democratic leaders traded accusations and barbed comments Thursday on the new vacancy, abortion rights and the debate to come. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
July 01, 2018 - 7:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins, a key vote on President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, said Sunday she would oppose any nominee she believed would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion. The White House is focusing on five to seven potential...
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July 01, 2018 - 4:10 pm
Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has delivered on its CEO's promise to build a lower-priced car at a rate of 5,000 per week by the end of June. CEO Elon Musk sent an e-mail to company employees Sunday praising them for producing 5,000 Model 3s, a compact car that's designed to shift Tesla from a niche...
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Two men sit stranded in their cars, surrounded by flood water from Fourmile Creek on the bridge at the intersection of Hubbell Avenue and East 33rd Street on Des Moines' east side on Sunday morning, July 1, 2018 after heavy rain fell overnight. The creek crested at a record 17.47 feet around 6:00 a.m. (Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 12:11 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb. Police said 66-year-old Larry Cotlar died Saturday when he was swept away in floodwater after his van stalled on a...
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July 01, 2018 - 11:22 am
GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in central Oklahoma. There were no immediate reports of damage. The agency says the earthquake was recorded at 9:58 p.m. on Saturday, about 8 miles (12.5 kilometers) east of Guthrie. The temblor was...
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In this photo taken June 20, 2018, inmates pass a Correctional Officer as they leave an exercise yard at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. CMF is one of the California prisons where general population inmates are expected to peacefully co-exist alongside inmates formerly housed on so-called Sensitive Needs Yards. The protective yards were created to safeguard gang snitches, disgraced cops, child molesters and others in need of protective custody. But they have become so violent and crowded that officials are dismantling the program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 01, 2018 - 10:15 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what's become the nation's largest protective custody program. The inmates are gradually being...
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Boise police investigate at a crime scene near the corner of State and Wyle Streets in Boise just before 11:00 p.m. Saturday, June 30, 2018. During a news conference Police Chief Bill Bones reported that nine stabbing victims of diverse ages were reported at the scene. The call to police was made at 8:46 p.m. He said all nine victims were transported to the hospital and police apprehended a suspect at gunpoint soon after the incident. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman via AP)
July 01, 2018 - 10:07 am
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A man who was recently asked to leave a Boise apartment complex is suspected of going on a stabbing rampage there that injured nine people, including six children, police said Sunday. Four of the victims have life-threatening injuries. Timmy Kinner, 30, is facing nine counts of...
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July 01, 2018 - 8:56 am
BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he's delaying signing a revised version of the North American Free Trade Agreement until after the midterms in hopes of reaching a better deal. Trump says in a Fox News interview that aired Sunday that he could quickly sign an agreement with...
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FILE – In this June 22, 2018, file photo, demonstrators protesting the fatal police shooting of Antwon Rose Jr. cross the Roberto Clemente Bridge during an evening rush hour march that began in downtown Pittsburgh. The fatal police shooting of Rose as he fled during a traffic stop on June 19, is the first in the Pittsburgh area in the Black Lives Matter era, and it is galvanizing residents who say they’ve been frustrated for too long. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
July 01, 2018 - 8:55 am
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The day after Antwon Rose Jr. was shot through the cheek and elbow and in the back, killing the 17-year-old honors student, young black people swarmed the East Pittsburgh police station. Over the next several days, outraged protesters took over thoroughfares, disrupted rush hour...
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In this June 27, 2018 photo, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is photographed while being interviewed in Rockefeller Center in New York. Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation of Democrats is making its way to Washington. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 01, 2018 - 8:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ready or not, change is coming to the House Democrats. Across the country, a new generation is making its way to Washington. It's not just that some of the Democrats, like 28-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, are young and progressive. They are. Or that many are women entering...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2018, file photo, Michigan Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar gestures during a debate in Grand Rapids, Mich. Michigan voters who twice delivered the governorship to a Republican computer executive-turned-venture capitalist are again being wooed by a wealthy outsider businessman with no political experience for the top post _ this time a Democrat. Thanedar, who was unknown until six months ago, has spent millions of his fortune on TV ads. (Michael Buck/Wood-TV8 via AP, POOL, File)
July 01, 2018 - 7:08 am
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters who twice delivered the governorship to a Republican computer executive-turned-venture capitalist are again being wooed by a wealthy outsider businessman with no political experience. This time the candidate is a Democrat. Shri Thanedar (Shree TAN'-eh-dahr) has...
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