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Minnesota Officer Acquitted in the Shooting Death of Philando Castile

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota police officer was acquitted of manslaughter Friday in the fatal shooting of a black motorist who had informed the officer seconds earlier that he was carrying a...

Trump Rolls Back Some of Obama’s Cuba Policy; U.S. Business Community Displeased

MIAMI (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Friday, June 16, he was restoring some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba that were lifted as part of the Obama administration's historic easing. He challenged the...

Amazon Stuns Food Industry by Seeking to Buy Whole Foods for $13.7B

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is buying Whole Foods in a stunning move that gives it hundreds of stores across the U.S. — a brand-new laboratory for radical retail experiments that could revolutionize the...

Compton HS to Get $10M Performing Arts Center, Thanks to Dr. Dre

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre is pledging $10 million toward the construction of a performing arts center at Compton High School. The Compton Unified School District said Thursday that the rapper-producer will help raise...

Trump’s Revised Cuba Policy Will Present New Headache for U.S. Government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stopping short of a complete turnabout, President Donald Trump is expected to announce a revised Cuba policy aimed at stopping the flow of U.S. cash to the country's military and security...

Tenn. Homeowner Who Caught Georgia Fugitives Trying to Steal His Car Holds Them at...

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a Georgia prison bus were captured Thursday after they were held at gunpoint by a rural Tennessee homeowner whose...

Mayweather Coming Back to Fight UFC Star McGregor Aug. 26

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. will come out of retirement to meet UFC star Conor McGregor in an Aug. 26 boxing match that will feature two of the top-selling fighters in the...

De Beers, Namibia Launch World’s Largest Diamond Exploration Vessel

WALVIS BAY, Namibia (AP) — Namibia and the De Beers company on Thursday inaugurated what the diamond producer calls the world's largest diamond exploration vessel. The $157-million ship is designed to find diamonds more easily...

Michigan Man Convicted on Single Hair Freed After 41 Years

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit man who spent four decades in prison was freed on Thursday after prosecutors agreed that his 1976 murder conviction hinged on the flimsiest of evidence: a single hair. Ledura Watkins,...

Emotional Court Scene As Video of Black Man’s Shooting Is Shown

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dramatic footage from a Milwaukee police body camera shown Wednesday during the trial of an officer charged in a Black man's death prompted the man's relatives to leave the courtroom in...

Rodman Gives Kim the Gift of Trump: ‘The Art of the Deal’

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Dennis Rodman has delivered a message from President Donald Trump to North Korea — sort of. On Thursday, the former NBA player gave the country's sports minister a copy of...

Tensions Rise As Bill Cosby Jury Struggles to Reach Verdict

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — As deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial continue into a fourth day Thursday, nerves are frayed, patience is shot and no one is certain when it will all end. Some...

Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, New Edition to Perform at BET Awards

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Brown, DJ Khaled, Lil Wayne and New Edition have been added as performers at this month's BET Awards. The network announced Tuesday that Post Malone and Roman GianArthur would join...

Nigeria Army Says It Killed Boko Haram Leader, Freed 9 Kids

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A top Boko Haram commander was among many insurgents killed Sunday as soldiers fought to rescue nine children being trained at a secret camp, a Nigerian official said Monday. Soldiers on...

Cuban-American Exile Community, New American Defenders Square Off Over Trump’s New Cuba Policy

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's best friends in the U.S. used to be a smattering of Washington policy wonks and leftists who sent donated school buses and computers to the communist-led island. Five months into the...

UPS Employee Opens Fire at San Francisco Delivery Center, Several Injured

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A UPS employee opened fire at a San Francisco package delivery facility on Wednesday, injuring four and prompting a massive police response in a neighborhood near downtown, officials said. UPS spokesman...

U.S. College Student Serving 15 Years for Trying to Steal a N. Korean Propaganda Banner...

CINCINNATI (AP) — An American college student whose parents say has been in a coma while serving a 15-year prison term in North Korea was released and returned to the United States Tuesday as...

Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith Is New U.S. Poet Laureate

NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy K. Smith, the country's new poet laureate, would like to start a conversation. "A poem asks you to let go many of your assumptions, move away from your own certainties...

House GOP Leader, Others Shot at Congressional Baseball Practice; Gunman Wounded, Dies In Hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Republican, Steve Scalise of Louisiana, was shot by a rifle-wielding gunman Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice just outside of Washington. Several other people were also believed to...

Black High Schooler Suspended Over Yearbook Photo That Featured Racial Artwork In Background

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — A Black student who wrote about racial tension at her New Jersey high school was suspended after submitting a yearbook photo that included artwork that contained a racial slur and...

Maryland, D.C. Attorneys General Hope to Force Trump Financial Disclosures

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia hope a little-known clause in the Constitution will force President Donald Trump to separate himself from his businesses and release his...

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