The Latest: Pate defeats dial for Agriculture nomination

Farmer and small-town mayor Rick Pate has defeated longtime state Sen. Gerald Dial for the Republican nomination for commissioner of the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries
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Murder-suicide suspected in deaths inside Helena home

Investigators believe a man shot and killed a woman before turning the gun on himself inside a Helena home
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AP News Guide: Roby, Marshall win Alabama runoffs

U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff on Tuesday, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump.
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Inmate captured after walking away from work crew in Kelso

Authorities say a 36-year-old inmate walked away from his corrections work crew in Kelso
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4 Fairbanks inmates convicted in 2017 prison riot

Four prison inmates have been convicted of rioting last August at the Fairbanks Correctional Center
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The Latest: Stores, homes evacuated due to Medford fire

Several businesses, homes and an assisted living facility were evacuated in Central Point near Medford because of a fast-moving wildfire
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The Latest: Marshall claims attorney general nomination

Appointed incumbent Steve Marshall has won the Republican nomination for attorney general and now faces his first statewide general election challenge
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Kobach says he wants to do for Kansas what Trump done for US

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has told Donald Trump Jr. at a fundraising event that he wants to do for Kansas what the president has done for the country's blue-collar workers
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3 Albuquerque jail inmates are sickened, taken to a hospital

Authorities say three jail inmates in Albuquerque have been taken to a hospital after being sickened by an unknown substance
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Mueller seeks immunity for 5 witnesses in Manafort case

Special counsel Robert Mueller is seeking immunity for five potential witnesses in the upcoming trial of Paul Manafort
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Judge raises bail to $1M for Hoover Dam barricade suspect

An Arizona judge has raised the bail to $1 million for a Nevada man accused of using an armored vehicle to block a bridge near the Hoover Dam last month
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'Don't come back': Lawmaker slams Trump after Putin summit

A North Carolina state lawmaker and veteran has told President Donald Trump that he's "not worthy to stand on American soil" in the wake of the president's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin
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The Latest: Fire forces evacuations near The Dalles

Authorities say a grass fire in the Columbia River Gorge near The Dalles, Oregon, has prompted level three "go now" evacuations for area residents
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MGM sues Vegas shooting victims in push to avoid liability

A lawyer who attended a Las Vegas concert where a gunman killed 58 people last year is calling a casino operator's lawsuits against hundreds of victims a "bullying tactic"
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Texas executes man for 2004 slaying of store owner

Texas prisoner executed for the fatal shooting of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery nearly 14 years ago
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Judge asked to keep public away from ex-nuke weapons plant

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant
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Victim in Wyoming climbing accident identified

Authorities have released the name of a 58-year-old man who died in a mountain climbing accident earlier this month in northern Wyoming
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Judge to keep public away from site of former weapons plant

Environmentalists and community activists are trying to persuade a judge that the public might not be safe on a Colorado wildlife refuge that used to be a buffer zone around a nuclear weapons plant
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Man gets 5 years for killing friend during Russian roulette

A 22-year-old man who killed a friend during a game of Russian roulette in suburban Denver has been sentenced to five years in prison
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Pima County deputy is wounded in shootout with suspect

Authorities say a Pima County Sheriff's deputy has been wounded in a shootout with a motorist who has been killed
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Man sentenced for deadly California human smuggling attempt

A human smuggler been sentenced to more than eight years in federal prison for his role in a smuggling attempt that left two people dead near the California border with Mexico
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Man suspected in California serial rapes drove for Lyft

Federal immigration authorities say a man who is charged in a series of rapes posed as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims and was living in the country illegally
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Wildfire destroys homes, forces evacuations in Spokane

Fire crews from around Spokane are battling a fast-moving fire near Upriver Drive that has destroyed several homes and forced "go now" evacuations in the area
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1 student remains in hospital after school bus crash

Officials say 27 out of the 28 people hospitalized following a Colorado school bus crash last week have been released from hospitals
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Delaware roads deaths outpacing 2017; cause unclear

Roadway deaths in Delaware are outpacing last year's numbers, and officials aren't sure why
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New trial granted to man who exposed himself with boy nearby

A North Carolina man convicted of exposing himself to a woman and her 4-year-old son has won a new trial on a felony indecent exposure charge
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2 dead, 1 critical in small plane crash near Lake Tahoe

A small airplane crashed near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, killing the pilot and a passenger and critically injuring the only other person on board the single-engine aircraft.
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Immigrant children describe hunger and cold in detention

Immigrant children are complaining of hunger, cold and fear in a voluminous court filing about conditions in U.S. holding facilities
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Mistrial declared for ex-regulator charged with bribery

The trial of former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce ended Tuesday in a mistrial after jurors said they were deadlocked on charges that he accepted $31,000 in bribes from a water company owner
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Wildfire forces evacuations Spokane

Fire crews from around Spokane are battling a fast-moving fire near Upriver Drive
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Poker pro folds, pleads guilty in $6M ticket-flipping scam

Federal prosecutors say a professional poker player from California has admitted he bilked investors out of more than $6 million in a Super Bowl and World Cup ticket-flipping scam
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Rat sightings close another Baltimore market

Another Baltimore market has closed after a video surfaced that showed two rats scampering through it
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Destiny's Child singer Williams seeks mental health help

Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams says she's seeking help for the depression she has struggled with for years
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US Army reverses course on discharging 1 immigrant recruit

The U.S. Army is reversing course on discharging one immigrant recruit who enlisted through a program that promised him a path to citizenship
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Man who kidnapped, abandoned brothers sentenced to life

A man who kidnapped two adult brothers and left them to die on a remote Alaska mountainside after they were shot was sentenced to life in prison plus 10 years
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Thunderstorms knock out power for thousands.

Downed trees and wires have knocked out power for thousands of Connecticut Eversource and United Illuminating customers
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The Latest: Man accused of rape drove for Lyft

Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist who is charged with posing as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally
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Bill Ward, Chesapeake's first and only black mayor, has died

The first black mayor of Chesapeake, Virginia, has died at age 84
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Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery

Texas executes man for the 2004 killing of a San Antonio convenience store owner during an attempted robbery
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Report shows improving Indiana college completion rate

A new state report shows that about 45 percent of students at Indiana's public universities are completing bachelor's degrees within a four-year period
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Bill taking Illinois out of voter registration system vetoed

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would end the state's participation in a multistate voter registration system critics say is inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers.
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Cuomo outraises Nixon, but questions about donors linger

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easily outpacing challenger Cynthia Nixon when it comes to campaign contributions, but the Democrat can't shake questions about some past donors
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Skeletal remains found in suitcase on Philadelphia street

Police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in a suitcase in southwest Philadelphia
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Coast Guard medevacs sick fisherman

Officials say a Coast Guard aircrew has medevaced a sick fisherman near Cape Cod waters
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The Latest: Government attorneys say EPA found refuge safe

A government lawyer says a study that found plutonium on land that's now a wildlife refuge in Colorado was done long before the Environmental Protection Agency concluded the area was safe
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Man who cut off his ankle monitor suspected in 3 killings

A man suspected in three fatal shootings since Friday has been arrested in Houston
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Health officials: California baby dies from whooping cough

Health officials say an infant has died from whooping cough _ the first such infant death in the state since 2016
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North Carolina Democratic powerbroker Bennett dies at 97

A powerbroker in North Carolina Democratic politics for 40 years who helped sail the elected careers of former Govs. Terry Sanford and Jim Hunt has died.
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BCA identifies deputies in fatal shooting of Minnesota teen

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has released the names of the Carver County sheriff's deputies involved in the fatal shooting of a Chanhassen teenager last week
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Police seize 3 guns, make 3 arrests in 2 days

Boston police seize three loaded guns and arrest three people in a two day period
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Native American tribe seeks to reclaim land in Delaware

A Native American tribe in Delaware is seeking to reclaim land and establish sovereignty
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LA sheriff releases sketch in renewed probe of 2005 killing

Authorities have released a sketch of a man of interest in the unsolved shooting death of a man in Southern California in 2005
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Alleged California serial rapist wanted for deportation

Federal immigration authorities say a suspected serial rapist who is charged with posing as a Northern California ride-sharing driver to prey on his victims was living in the country illegally
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Texas group says 2 kids reunited with families had rash

A group helping recently reunited immigrant families in Texas says it has had two children arrive at its facility in recent weeks with a contagious rash
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Kentucky jail to get program for opioid-addicted inmates

Officials say opioid-addicted inmates at a Kentucky jail will soon have access to a medical treatment and comprehensive therapy program in partnership with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
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Storms bring floods, lightning strikes, flight cancellations

Thunderstorms have caused flights to be delayed and knocked out power in some parts of Massachusetts
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Investor gives another $1.4M to N Carolina political groups

The largest donor in North Carolina state politics last year kept giving substantially during the first half of 2018
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Bismarck child pornography case moved to federal court

The case of a Bismarck man accused of stalking an underage girl and sending child pornography has been moved from state to federal court
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Judge dismisses 17 charges against Virginia councilman

A judge has dismissed all but three charges against a Virginia councilman accused of forgery and identity theft
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State chief justice to help lead search for law school dean

North Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice Gerald VandeWalle will help lead the search for a University of North Dakota law school dean
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Lawsuit challenging ban on school aid will switch courts

A lawsuit challenging Michigan's ban on public aid for private schools is moving to federal court
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Unger loses appeal in wife's 2003 death at resort

A Detroit-area man convicted of killing his wife by dragging her into a northern Michigan lake has lost a key appeal, likely exhausting efforts to get a new trial 15 years after the death
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Massachusetts grad student dies on school trip to Ecuador

Authorities say a Massachusetts graduate student has died during a school-sponsored trip to Ecuador
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Smoke clogs Yosemite Valley as firefighters battle blaze

Hot and dry weather is hindering efforts to slow the growth of a wildfire near Yosemite National Park that killed a California firefighter
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Arizona state Senate candidate killed his mother in 1963

A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate is shocking gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago
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US announces drug charges against Honduran congressman

Federal authorities in New York have filed charges against a Honduran congressman accused of being a member of a violent drug trafficking organization responsible for shipping loads of cocaine into the US
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Republicans claim Malloy toll study may be waste of money

Republicans are criticizing Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's $10 million study of electronic highway tolls
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Rabid bats _ including 7 in Lincoln _ found in Nebraska

Nebraska health officials say several bats found around the state this year have tested positive for rabies, including seven in Lincoln
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Deputy cleared in fatal shooting at campsite near Bend, Ore

Deschutes County District Attorney John Hummel says a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a man last month was legally justified
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Police searching for truck involved in hit-and-run

Police in Rhode Island are searching for a car involved in a hit-and-run crash that injured a man
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Planned Parenthood sues Idaho over abortion reporting law

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands is suing the state of Idaho over new abortion reporting requirements
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McCaskill calls for end to trade war, cites harm to Missouri

Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is calling for an end to the trade war and relief for Missouri businesses that have been impacted
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Former Oklahoma prison chaplain arrested on rape complaint

The chaplain of a minimum security prison for women has resigned after he was accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a female inmate
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Republicans: Criticism of SC Dem governor nominee falls flat

With less than four months until South Carolina voters pick their next governor, some leading Republican state lawmakers suggest that efforts by a group on their own side exemplify how the gubernatorial campaign has entered the "silly season."
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Boy flags for help after 6 hurt in South Dakota crash

Authorities say a 9-year-old boy climbed out of a pickup after a crash in South Dakota and flagged down help on the interstate
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Report: Texas saw increase in student arrests for threats

A new report shows a sharp increase in arrests of Texas students for threatening violence following the deadly high school shooting in February in Parkland, Florida
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Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim pleads guilty to extreme DUI

Arizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim has pleaded guilty to extreme DUI after a Fourth of July arrest in a Phoenix suburb
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Ex-Iowa first lady Mari Culver diagnosed with breast cancer

Former Iowa first lady Mari Culver says she's been diagnosed with breast cancer
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Ex-elementary school coach gets 35 years in child porn case

A former Maryland elementary school basketball coach who has admitted to blackmailing children for "sexually exploitative images" has been sentenced to 35 years in prison
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Arizona state senate candidate killed mother in 1963

A Republican Arizona state Senate candidate is shocking gun control advocates by sharing details about shooting and killing his mother in apparent self-defense more than 50 years ago
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Chemours offers filters to owners of tainted water wells

A chemical company under fire for allowing little-studied industrial compounds into drinking water supplies says it's going to start offering water filters to neighbors whose wells were tainted
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Police: Couple found dead in Kimberly home were shot

Police say a couple found dead in a house in Kimberly were shot
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The Latest: Roby confident she will win

U.S. Rep Martha Roby is expressing confidence that she will prevail over challenger Bobby Bright in the Republican runoff for Alabama's 2nd Congressional District
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Democrats outraise GOP incumbents in Iowa races for Congress

New data shows Democrats recently outraised Republicans in two closely watched Iowa congressional races, though those GOP incumbents have more available cash to spend
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Trump administration seeks to stop 'climate kids' lawsuit

The Trump administration is trying to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change
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