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OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The Latest on finals of the National Spelling Bee (all times local): 11 p.m. The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night,...
SOLVANG, Calif. (AP) — A young man driving a car linked to the disappearance of a Northern California girl was killed Thursday after leading sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase and engaging in a shootout, a law enforcement official said. Solano County Sheriff Thomas Ferrara...
HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender. Eleven states...
NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, a U.S. patient has been infected with bacteria resistant to an antibiotic used as a last resort treatment, scientists said Thursday. The patient — a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania — has recovered. But health officials fear that if the...
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — A group of college students trapped for hours by rising water in a Kentucky cave waded through neck-deep water to get out, authorities said Thursday. The 19 people trapped included two police officers who tried to reach them, Hart County Emergency...
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on two tour groups trapped by rising water in a Kentucky cave (all times local): 5 p.m. Authorities say all 19 people who were trapped in a Kentucky cave have waded through neck-deep water to get out. Hart County Emergency Management Director...
HORSE CAVE, Ky. (AP) — Two tour groups exploring a Kentucky cave were trapped Thursday by rising water, leaving 19 people missing — including two police officers who tried to reach them, authorities said. The tourists and officers were trapped in Hidden River Cave in south-...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence smiled for the TV cameras this month as a technology company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers and add its name to the tallest tower in the Indianapolis skyline. Then the celebratory news conference took an awkward turn...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews. Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards, whose family includes four generations of sheriffs, signed the law on Thursday...