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Trump to make long-delayed visit to Britain in July

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's long-delayed visit to the United Kingdom has been scheduled for July 13, 18 months into his presidency that has been notable for its occasional tensions with America's closest ally.

The two governments Thursday announced the trip for Trump to hold talks with Prime Minister Theresa May.

"Further details ...Read more

How vulnerable is Republican Sen. Deb Fischer in Nebraska?

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WASHINGTON -- Nebraska has been dubbed a "sleeper" Senate race and rated as competitive by some handicappers. House Democrats just came close to winning a special election in a congressional district President Donald Trump won by 21 points, so how vulnerable is GOP Sen. Deb Fischer?

At a minimum, the senator faces a spirited challenge from ...Read more

'Rapid autopsy' programs seek clues to cancer within hours of death

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After Keith Beck died of bile duct cancer last year, family members said more than 900 people showed up to pay respects to the popular athletic director at the University of Findlay in northwestern Ohio.

Many were former students who recalled acts of kindness during Beck's nearly 30-year career: $20 given to a kid who was broke, textbooks ...Read more

The JFK saga: Even the (supposed) final release of murder-related docs has caveat

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Those who know William Bosanko know better than to ask his opinion about President John F. Kennedy's assassination. Martha Wagner Murphy's husband is under orders not to reveal details of what she does for a living.

The two of them have led the final efforts at the National Archives to make public all government records ...Read more

Bill Cosby guilty of sexual assault, jury rules as trial ends

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- A Montgomery County jury has found Bill Cosby guilty of the only criminal charges to emerge from a career-ending scandal fueled by dozens of women who accused the entertainer once known as "America's Dad" of sexual assault.

After about 13 hours of deliberation, the panel of seven men and five women on Thursday convicted him ...Read more

'We did not sign up to work at a strip club': Former servers allege sexual harassment at Twin Peaks 'breastaurant'

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CHICAGO -- When Sarah Blaylock joined the staff of Twin Peaks in Orland Park, a Chicago suburb, she signed an agreement that laid out the expectations for a "Twin Peaks Girl."

She said she understood that the lodge-themed restaurant chain wanted its all-female waitstaff to be physically fit and well-groomed. She said she felt comfortable ...Read more

Lashing out at opponents, Trump bashes the FBI and threatens to intrude on the Russia investigation

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WASHINGTON -- In a rambling, grievance-filled interview, President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened to intervene in the Justice Department's Russia investigation, again derided former FBI Director James B. Comey as "a leaker and ... a liar," and defended allies now under investigation.

Trump also used the wide-ranging half-hour phone ...Read more

For firefighters who worked in World Trade Center rubble, the future includes a heightened risk of cancer

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It's been nearly 16 years since cleanup work officially ended at New York City's ground zero, but the health effects for rescue and recovery workers are still making themselves known.

Two studies published Thursday in the journal JAMA Oncology suggest that the firefighters who came to lower Manhattan after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the ...Read more

16-year-old boy among 3 killed, 3 wounded in shootings in Chicago

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CHICAGO -- Three people were killed and three others were wounded by gunfire in Chicago Wednesday and early Thursday, including a 16-year-old boy and a suspected carjacker shot by a retired police officer.

The 16-year-old, Martin Duncan, died after he was shot several times in the 4800 block of West Monroe Street in the South Austin ...Read more

'It's jacked up': These employees worked years with man suspected as East Area Rapist

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Jason Calhoon worked with Joseph DeAngelo at a warehouse job in northern Roseville for 27 years. He seemed like "a regular Joe," except that he never smiled, Calhoon said.

Calhoon could not have imagined that DeAngelo would one day be arrested on suspicion of being the East Area Rapist. Police suspected years ago that the ...Read more

As much as $100,000 taken from collection plate at Chicago cathedral, police say

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CHICAGO -- Chicago police are investigating whether former security guards at Holy Name Cathedral may have played a role in the theft of up to $100,000 from the historic church's collection plate, according to preliminary information from police sources and the security company.

No one is in custody, but multiple suspects have been identified, ...Read more

President's doctor pulls out as Veterans Affairs nominee amid misconduct allegations

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump's White House physician, Adm. Ronny Jackson, withdrew his nomination to serve as secretary of Veterans Affairs on Thursday, citing the "distraction" from a string of what he termed "completely false and fabricated" allegations.

"While I will forever be grateful for the trust and confidence President Trump ...Read more

Thousands of suspects, many dead ends: the quest for the Golden State Killer

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Larry Pool's life mission was to track down the Original Night Stalker.

The retired Orange County sheriff's investigator studied thousands of clues, kept a recording of the killer's voice in his desk's top drawer and once exhumed a body to collect a DNA sample.

He knew by heart the killer's path. And his fervor was shared by countless others ...Read more

Bill Cosby jury deliberations continue into 2nd day

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. -- The jury tasked with deciding Bill Cosby's fate began its second day of deliberations Thursday by rehearing the testimony of the defense team's star witness.

The jurors, who deliberated for 10 hours Wednesday, asked Judge Steven T. O'Neill if they could review the testimony of Marguerite Jackson. Jackson, an academic adviser ...Read more

Here's where East Area Rapist suspect worked for nearly three decades before retiring

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The East Area Rapist suspect who eluded police for decades worked at a Roseville, Calif., distribution center for Save Mart grocery stores for 27 years, the company confirmed to The Sacramento Bee late Wednesday.

DeAngelo, 72, retired last year, company spokeswoman Victoria Castro said in a text message.

He was arrested ...Read more

In angry Fox News interview, Trump makes surprising admissions about Michael Cohen and Moscow

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In a meandering interview on "Fox & Friends" Thursday morning that turned at times into an angry phone rant, President Donald Trump admitted that Michael Cohen represented him in the Stormy Daniels case and confirmed he did stay overnight in Moscow hotel, contradicting a claim he made to then FBI Director James Comey.

Cohen, Trump's longtime ...Read more

California lawmakers seek reparations for people sterilized by the state

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Rosie Zaballos liked to host playtime tea parties and was sweet to everyone she met. But her older brother worried that the 16-year-old, whom her family described as "a little slow," might someday become pregnant.

In his 30s and married, he had three kids of his own. And their mom was sick and needed help. So he took Rosie to be sterilized at a...Read more

Jonathan Bernstein: A Mueller firing would be a different story

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When the media reports on climate change, it's usually built upon the scientific community's consensus on the issue. Partisans and pundits might reject that consensus, but the media tends to put the evidence first and the politics second. That is precisely how the press should cover what could be the nation's next gigantic story.

President ...Read more

What to watch when Kim Jong Un crosses the border to South Korea

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HONG KONG -- When Kim Jong Un crosses the border dividing the two Koreas to shake hands with southern counterpart Moon Jae-in on Friday, his footsteps will be laden with symbolism.

Kim's decision to meet on Moon's side of the military demarcation line -- making him the first North Korean leader to set foot in South Korea -- reflects new ...Read more

Discovery of a body that could be late king fuels nostalgia for monarchy in Iran

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TEHRAN, Iran -- The latest threat to Iran's theocracy -- already struggling to contain public anger over unemployment, economic mismanagement, bank failures, social restrictions and environmental damage -- seems to have risen from the dead.

Construction workers renovating a Shiite Muslim shrine near the former tomb of Reza Shah Pahlavi in ...Read more