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Missouri veteran facing June execution reflects on murder case, family and faith

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David Hosier, who once walked the halls of the Pentagon and fought fires in Jefferson City, is “not looking forward” to June 11.

At 6 p.m. that Tuesday, he is scheduled to die from a lethal dose of pentobarbital while strapped to a gurney at a prison in eastern Missouri.

Hosier is as he puts it, “The sum of the parts that I am and that�...Read more


Colorado counties' halts on large solar energy projects are slowing progress toward state's climate goals

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For more than 50 years, Scott Snyder’s family has grazed cattle on a 600-acre parcel of leased land on Wright’s Mesa, a 7,000-foot plateau ringed by southwestern Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.

In the spring, the family brings cows and their new calves to the sunny, level parcel of sagebrush plain and pinyon-juniper woodlands. Their bulls ...Read more

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California's Santa Clara County running illegal network of group homes for highly troubled children

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SAN JOSE — The boy was no more than 10 and wrapped in a blanket when he knocked on Sunny Lo’s door after dark.

“I’m trying to see if you can take me somewhere,” the boy said. “I’ve been kidnapped.”

Lo’s Ring camera picked up the fear on his face.

“Who kidnapped you?” Lo asked from the doorway of his home in the east San ...Read more

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Illinois Senate Democrats boost budget plan after House leaves town

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SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Senate Democrats closed in Sunday on approving the state’s next budget, keeping much of fellow Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plans in place but boosting expected spending by $400 million while also giving themselves, House representatives and many top state officials a 5% bump in pay.

The Senate was poised to vote ...Read more

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'General Hospital' actor Johnny Wactor shot dead in Los Angeles robbery

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Actor Johnny Wactor, known for playing Brando Corbin on “General Hospital,” was shot dead during a robbery attempt in Los Angeles, family members and his agent said Sunday. He was 37.

Wactor was with a co-worker when he confronted three men who were messing with his car in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday when they turned around and shot ...Read more

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EU calls for additional support for new Palestinian reform plan

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Major donors committed to stepping up support to the Palestinian Authority as its new prime minister presented a reform plan to improve the situation in the territories hit by the Israel-Hamas war.

The European Union, already the largest donor, has to do more, Josep Borrell, the E.U.’s top foreign affairs official, said ahead of the meeting, ...Read more

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North Korea give notice of plan to launch spy satellite into orbit

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North Korea has given Japan notice that it plans to launch a rocket by June 4 to deploy a satellite, attempting to send its second spy probe into orbit months after its first successful launch.

Officials from Japan, the U.S. and South Korea held talks and called on North Korea to halt the launch, which it says helps Pyongyang’s ballistic ...Read more

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China, Japan and South Korea start first summit talks since 2019

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Leaders from China, Japan and South Korea started their first formal three-way summit since 2019 as part of efforts to improve their relations amid growing friction over trade and security issues.

Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol began their three-way talks Monday in Seoul....Read more

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Crowd welcomes Donald Trump at Sunday's NASCAR race at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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As NASCAR drivers and more than 80,000 fans got ready for the start of the Coca-Cola 600, Donald Trump was part of the excitement before Sunday’s big race.

The Republican presidential candidate met with Austin Dillon, driver of the No. 3 car for Richard Childress Racing on the track. Fans and potential voters cheered and showed their ...Read more

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Is world's largest tree healthy? Check in on giant sequoia in California national park

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Even among trees within the Giant Forest at Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, the General Sherman is a standout.

The giant sequoia is considered the largest known living tree on the planet and also one of the tallest, widest and longest-lived (estimated at 2,000+ years old). It is more than 100 feet around at its base and rises nearly 300...Read more

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Bear slips into cabin and attacks teen, AZ family says. 'Never in our wildest dreams'

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A 15-year-old boy was on vacation with his family when a black bear entered their cabin and attacked him, Arizona officials and news outlets reported.

The bear attack happened near Alpine, near the New Mexico border, on May 23, the Arizona Game and Fish Department said in a news release. The adult male bear slipped into the cabin through an ...Read more


Bear euthanized in Steamboat Springs after injuring person on morning walk, wildlife officials say

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A black bear was euthanized after it injured someone who was walking in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers.

The bear swiped at someone taking their morning walk on the path connecting Walton Creek Road and Mount Werner Circle and knocked them to the ground on Tuesday, according to a press release from...Read more

Mothers ask Texas GOP to take Delta-8 off the shelves, keep cannabis illegal in the state

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Aubree Adams flew from Colorado to Texas to represent Citizens for a Safe and Healthy Texas at the GOP convention in San Antonio this week, advocating for marijuana to stay illegal in the state.

Adam’s described Colorado — which joined Washington as one of the first two states to legalize recreational cannabis in 2012 — as “ground zero ...Read more

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South Chicago church honors fallen soldiers amid push to refurbish Vietnam War mural

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About 200 people gathered in the basement of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in the South Chicago neighborhood Sunday to pay tribute to 12 members of the community lost in the Vietnam War.

“On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember and give thanks to those who have given their lives in the service of our country,” the Rev. Steve ...Read more

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Lithuanian President Nauseda wins second term in a landslide

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Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda was elected to a second five-year term on Sunday, as voters in the Baltic nation overwhelmingly backed continuity in foreign policy and a hard line on the threat of Russian aggression.

Nauseda won 76% of the vote in a runoff after ballots from 90% of the districts were counted, according to electoral ...Read more

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This Philly school got White House attention for its innovative model. Now, its existence is threatened.

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The Workshop School pioneered a model so innovative that its students and teachers have twice been honored at the White House. But the West Philadelphia public school’s fortunes have shifted in recent years.

“Now, we’re in a battle for our lives,” said Simon Hauger, a Workshop School founder.

Workshop’s model is unchanged; its ...Read more

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Police drones responding to 911 calls in Colorado? “This really is the future of law enforcement.”

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Picture this: You call 911 and a drone comes whirring to your door instead of a police officer.

That could soon be a reality along parts of Colorado’s Front Range. A handful of local law enforcement agencies are considering using drones as first responders — that is, sending them in response to 911 calls — as police departments across ...Read more

Eyed for decades as a possible murderer, Minnesota man finds himself back in the spotlight

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CLIMAX, MINN. – Brian Evenson has long lived with outsiders' suspicions that he murdered a woman he loved ― and has even on occasion wondered himself if he strangled her in the middle of the night, drove home and then forgot about it.

In the 40 years since Nancy Daugherty, a 38-year-old mother and nursing home aide, was killed in her ...Read more

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Russian experts visit North Korea to help with spy satellites, Yonhap says

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A large number of Russian experts went to North Korea to help with its spy satellite development, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported, as Pyongyang looks set to soon try to put another reconnaissance probe into orbit.

Russia dispatched the experts after President Vladimir Putin met leader Kim Jong Un in September and pledged to help ...Read more

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Storms in Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas leave at least 14 dead

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Storms left at least 14 people dead, many more injured and tens of thousands without power Sunday after ripping through parts of Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Seven people, including two children, were killed after a reported tornado tore through North Texas, Cooke County Sheriff Ray Sappington told news outlets.

The sheriff didn’t specify ...Read more