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This July 3, 2017, photo provided by Ebony Monroe shows her cousin Nia Wilson in a selfie, who was killed in an unprovoked stabbing attack at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, July 22, 2018. John Cowell, 27, a recently paroled robber with a violent history, was peacefully arrested on an Antioch-bound train Monday night about 12 miles (19 kilometers) from the Oakland station where investigators believe he killed Wilson and wounded her sister Sunday night. (Nia Wilson via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 5:36 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The hunt for a man police say killed an 18-year-old woman in an unprovoked knife attack in the San Francisco Bay Area ended where it began: In a train station. John Cowell, 27, a recently paroled robber with a violent history, was peacefully arrested on an Antioch-bound train...
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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock discusses his jobs initiative, Monday, July 16, 2018, at the Capitol in Helena, Mont. As Montana's governor prepares to serve a yearlong chairmanship of the National Governors Association, he announced his top initiative: Good Jobs for All Americans. One of the biggest challenges for employers isn't government regulation or the tax structure, it's having a talented and trained workforce, Bullock said Monday. (Thom Bridge/Independent Record via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's governor and the state Department of Revenue filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of the Treasury Tuesday over a recent decision to end the requirement that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their major donors...
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July 24, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Ivanka Trump shutting down her fashion company (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Ivanka Trump is shutting down her fashion line of dresses, shoes and handbags that became a target of political boycotts and spurred concerns about conflicts of interest after her father was...
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Burned-out cars stand outside an apartment block in Mati east of Athens, Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Twin wildfires raging through popular seaside areas near the Greek capital have torched homes, cars and forests and killed at least 49 people, authorities said Tuesday, raising the death toll after rescue crews reported finding the bodies of more than 20 people huddled together near a beach. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
July 24, 2018 - 4:59 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Greece's public order minister says Italy is dispatching two Canadair firefighting planes and Romania is sending a third aircraft to help combat wildfires near the Greek capital that have claimed the lives...
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July 24, 2018 - 4:58 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A veteran writer for "The Simpsons" says the show isn't based in Massachusetts despite several references to the state. The Boston Globe reports Mike Reiss recently sat down for a segment on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" to discuss the show and his new book, "Springfield Confidential: Jokes,...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2018, file photo, a plane battling the Ferguson Fire passes the setting sun over unincorporated Mariposa County, Calif., near Yosemite National Park. California authorities will shut down Yosemite Valley for several days as crews try to stop a stubborn and growing wildfire from spreading into Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
July 24, 2018 - 4:56 pm
AWAHNEE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A Yosemite National Park official says at least a thousand campground and hotel reservations will be canceled after authorities decided to close Yosemite Valley to keep a growing forest fire at bay. Spokesman...
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Flint Police investigate after two bodies were found along the bank of the Flint River on Thursday, July 12, 2018, under the I-475 overpass near the intersection of Lyman Street and Riverside Drive on Flint's east side, in Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal via AP)
July 24, 2018 - 4:44 pm
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Authorities have released the names of two men whose bodies were found under a door floating in the Flint River in eastern Michigan, and they say two more suspects have been arrested in the case. Police said Tuesday that the bodies of 32-year-old Rodney Harden Jr. and 19-year-...
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Australia Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop, second from left, speaks at a 2018 Australia-U.S. Ministerial (AUSMIN) Consultations news conference with Australia Minister for Defense Marise Payne, from left, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
July 24, 2018 - 4:43 pm
PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary James Mattis and top Australian officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their commitment to ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons and touted the strong relationship between the two countries as they ended two days of meetings...
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FILE - In this Nov. 27, 1970, file photo, Elbert "Big Man" Howard, deputy Minister of Information for the Black Panther Party, speaks at a sidewalk news conference in Washington. Howard, who was one of the six founding members of the Black Panther Party, has died at age 80. His wife, Carole Hyams, said Howard died Monday, July 23, 2018, in Santa Rosa after a long illness. (AP Photo/Charles W. Harrity, File)
July 24, 2018 - 4:40 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80. His wife, Carole Hyams, says Howard died Monday in Santa Rosa, California,...
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FILE - This May 10, 2016, file photo, shows a handgun sitting on a desk in the Hawaii Department of Natural Resources hunter education classroom in Honolulu. A federal appeals court has ruled that the 2nd Amendment provides the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday, July 24, 2018, that Hawaiian officials had violated George Young's rights by denying him a permit to openly carry a loaded gun in public.(AP Photo/Marina Riker, File)
July 24, 2018 - 4:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 that Hawaii officials had violated George Young's rights when he was denied a permit to openly...
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