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Cape Cod beaches close following shark sightings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 3:47am

Authorities in Massachusetts have closed two Cape Cod beaches following shark sightings.

Slain Colorado mother painted rosy picture of married life

Kathleen Foody and Jonathan Drew, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:07am

Shanann Watts' Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. She called her husband "my ROCK!" and said he was "the best dad us girls could ask for."

Alaska man faces life in prison for Florida airport shooting

Curt Anderson, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 11:49pm

An Alaska man faces a life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded.

After stumbles, Trump and McConnell forge bond for midterms

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:37pm

As the Senate convened for a rare August work period, the late-summer session serves as a reminder of how much has changed in the partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump.

Questions mark first day of deliberations at Manafort trial

Matthew Barakat, Stephen Braun and Jeff Horwitz, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:33pm

The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt.

Access denied: Behind Trump's review of security clearances

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:27pm

President Donald Trump has said he's yanking former CIA Director John Brennan's security clearance and threatened to do the same to other current and former officials tied to the federal investigation into Russian election interference.

Trump's military parade delayed until at least 2019

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 10:14pm

The Defense Department says the Veterans Day military parade ordered up by President Donald Trump won't happen in 2018.

APNewsBreak: Google clarifies location-tracking policy

Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:46pm

Google has revised an erroneous description on its website of how its "Location History" setting works, clarifying that it continues to track users even if they've disabled the setting.

Court: Dismissal of cop's Black Lives Matter lawsuit is just

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:17pm

A federal appeals court says a Louisiana court rightly dismissed a deputy's lawsuit accusing Black Lives Matter and several leaders of inciting violence that led to a deadly 2016 attack on law enforcement officers.

Unrest reported at immigration detention center in Texas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 7:06pm

U.S. immigration authorities say about 40 men at a family detention center in Texas were involved in a "disturbance."

Judge halts Trump rule that suspended clean water protection

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:30pm

A federal judge in South Carolina has ruled the Trump administration did not properly seek public input when it suspended protections designed to thwart waterway pollution.

Vegas victims' attorneys criticize MGM's legal maneuver

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:08pm

Attorneys for a group of victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting harshly criticized MGM Resorts International this week over its legal maneuver seeking to consolidate multiple lawsuits stemming from the massacre.

Student sues professor he says sexually harassed him

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:04pm

A former New York University graduate student has sued a prominent professor, alleging she sexually harassed and stalked him for more than three years.

Pentagon says military parade proposed for Veterans Day delayed at least until 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 6:01pm

Pentagon says military parade proposed for Veterans Day delayed at least until 2019.

US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen

Matthew Perrone, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 5:15pm

U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.

Professors challenge to Texas 'Campus Carry' law rejected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:42pm

Three University of Texas professors have lost another legal round in their challenge to a Texas law allowing people with concealed-handgun licenses to carry weapons on public university campuses.

Oklahoma School for the Deaf closed after threat called in

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:21pm

Oklahoma officials have closed a school for deaf students after the facility received a threatening phone call.

The Latest: Prosecutor says no charges yet in boy's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:17pm

The Latest on the identification of a boy's body found at a makeshift living compound in New Mexico (all times local):

Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing boy

Morgan Lee and Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 16th - 4:12pm

Forensic investigators said Thursday they identified the remains of a Georgia boy whose father is accused of abducting him and performing purification rituals on the child as he died at a remote New Mexico desert compound. The cause of the child's death remained unknown.