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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Campaign 2016 (all times Eastern): 7:21 p.m. If elected president, Trump says he will give his top generals a "simple" instruction: Within 30 days, come up with a plan for "soundly and quickly defeating" the Islamic State group. Trump made the...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Trial is gearing up this week for armed ranchers who took over a national bird sanctuary in rural Oregon to oppose federal management of public lands. Jury selection starts Wednesday in the case against Ammon Bundy, Ryan Bundy and others who helped seize...
HONOLULU (AP) — Federal authorities took most humpback whales off the endangered species list Tuesday, saying their numbers have recovered through international efforts to protect the giant mammals. The move applies to nine of the 14 distinct populations of humpback whales...
An FBI team prepared Tuesday to excavate a site on the edge of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, in hope of finding the remains of a student who vanished more than 20 years ago. Kristin Smart, 19, of Stockton, was last seen in the early morning of May 25...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Tuesday unanimously approved legislation outlining a federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault, following a national outcry over the sexual assault of an unconscious woman by a former Stanford University swimmer. The House bill would...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unemployed motorcycle mechanic who gunned down airport screening officers at Los Angeles International Airport in a 2013 attack that sent passengers running for their lives pleaded guilty Tuesday to murder and 10 other charges. Paul Ciancia agreed last week...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal regulators have shut down 17 wastewater disposal wells in the Osage Nation of northeastern Oklahoma following a weekend earthquake that matched the state's strongest on record. Because the wells are located on tribal land, Oklahoma regulators have no...
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — In a rare policy address by a vice presidential nominee, Democrat Tim Kaine showcased his own foreign policy expertise Tuesday and painted Donald Trump as clueless and dangerous when it comes to world affairs. "The prospect of the emotionally volatile,...
POTSDAM, N.Y. (AP) — The trial of a former college soccer coach accused of strangling his former girlfriend's 12-year-old son in October 2011 starts this week and may result in a verdict, yet it will likely do little to quell the five-year controversy swirling in this rural...