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Voters in six states cast ballots in presidential primary contests Tuesday, but many were looking ahead to the general election. Democratic and Republican voters told The Associated Press they have long been weighing and comparing candidates with an eye toward who could come out...
COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police were seeking a pickup truck due to reports that it was driving erratically minutes before five adults in a group of bicyclists were struck and killed on a street in western Michigan, a prosecutor said Tuesday night. Four other bicyclists...
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Maria Korcsmaros was swimming just off the Southern California coast to get ready for her summer triathlon when something big gripped her side and then let go. She knew immediately she had been bit. The normally choppy water around her grew still and...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged with shooting and killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at their Charleston church will be held in November, a judge announced Tuesday. Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel set Nov...
COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others were hurt when the driver of a pickup truck plowed into a group of bicyclists along a street in western Michigan, authorities said. Paramedics and fire crews rushed to the scene near a park in...
WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Republican Warren Davidson won a lopsided victory Tuesday in the special election for the Ohio congressional seat left vacant by former House Speaker John Boehner after nearly 25 years. Davidson had 77 percent of the vote with 94 percent of precincts...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in Sacramento sentenced a man on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for attempting to join Islamic extremists in Syria. U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez said that terrorism had become a zero-tolerance crime, as he issued the sentence...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year. The problem was particularly acute in Washington, D.C., where nearly a third of...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal judge who has been criticized by presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University is not a "Mexican" as Trump once suggested, but a native-born American whose immigrant father worked in a...