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No ‘financial ceiling’ in search for missing in Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Families of missing people swarmed Mexico’s president Sunday after he vowed to ramp up efforts to identify thousands of bodies. They held pictures of their loved ones or pressed large envelopes with details of their cases into his right hand. A woman broke into tears between pleas for help. The remains […]
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O’Rourke says owning, using guns taught him responsible use

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke said Sunday that his personal use and ownership of firearms taught him the responsibility of having guns and can help bridge politically fraught discussions about gun control in the U.S. The former Texas congressman told The Associated Press in an interview Sunday in Las Vegas that […]
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‘Fuller House’ actress gets co-star’s support

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Candace Cameron Bure says “family sticks together no matter what,” in what seems a sign of support for “Fuller House” co-star Lori Loughlin, who has been charged in an alleged college admissions scandal. Bure delivered that message in her acceptance speech Saturday night at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for […]
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Top Democrats Pelosi, Schumer say Barr ‘not a neutral observer,’ urge full release of Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Democrats Pelosi, Schumer say Barr ‘not a neutral observer,’ urge full release of Mueller report.
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Slain teen’s mother joins supporters at vigil

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a black teenager shot and killed by a white police officer outside Pittsburgh told supporters at a vigil that she was glad to see her son’s life celebrated at a place that meant so much to him. Michelle Kenney, mother of 17-year-old Antwon Rose II, joined friends of […]
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Parents: Missing South Dakota girl had history of escapes

STURGIS, S.D. (AP) — A 9-year-old girl missing from a South Dakota residential youth home for nearly two months has a history of running away, her parents said in an interview published Sunday. Chad and Kasandra Dennard told the Rapid City Journal that their daughter, Serenity Dennard, had planned escapes by packing a suitcase and […]
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Houston police sergeant charged in fatal shooting of wife

HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators say a Houston police officer has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of his librarian wife. Pearland police said in a statement that the body of 52-year-old Belinda Hernandez was located Saturday by a relative at her home in the Houston suburb. Her husband, 56-year-old Sgt. Hilario Hernandez, was […]
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Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller’s investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. But what if the big reveal doesn’t reveal much new? The imminent release of the special counsel’s report marks a moment of reckoning that may deflate Trump critics’ […]
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Trump lays low as he awaits findings of Mueller report

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is laying low at his Florida estate as he awaits the findings of the special counsel investigation, heeding the advice of his lawyers, who warned him against tweeting about the probe before details were released. Trump, who spent the weekend golfing and relaxing with his family, […]
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Hungry wolves relocated to Isle Royale National Park

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A U.S.-Canadian team has successfully relocated about half a dozen gray wolves to Isle Royale National Park in Michigan. One of two private organizations helping to fund the effort reported Sunday on its Facebook page that the relocation involved six wolves from a second Lake Superior Island in Canadian territory […]
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Prosecutors slam ‘free speech’ argument in riot case

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say two men indicted on federal riot charges in the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville are not protected by the First Amendment. The Daily Progress reports that U.S. Attorney Thomas Cullen made the argument in response to a motion to dismiss the indictment from lawyers for Benjamin Drake […]
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Man charged in Indiana woman’s 1988 slaying dies in jail

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the 1988 beating death of a pregnant mother in South Bend, Indiana, has died in jail. The St. Joseph County prosecutor’s office says 78-year-old George Kearney was found unresponsive Saturday night in the county jail’s medical unit. He was pronounced dead early Sunday. Authorities […]
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Larry Cohen, director of cult horror films, dies at 77

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Cohen, the maverick B-movie director of cult horror films like “It’s Alive” and “God Told Me To,” has died. He was 77. Cohen’s friend and spokesman, the actor Shade Rupe, said Cohen passed away Saturday in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones. Cohen’s films were schlocky, low-budget films that developed […]
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Fire at California mosque investigated as possible arson

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a fire at a Southern California mosque as possible arson. Officials say nobody was hurt in the small fire reported early Sunday at the Islamic Center of Escondido. The blaze caused minor damage to the building about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of downtown San Diego. Escondido police […]
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Man arrested in subway attack says woman threatened him

NEW YORK (AP) — The man facing an assault charge in connection to an attack on a homeless woman on a New York City subway train claims she threatened him with a knife. The New York Post reports the court-appointed attorney for Marc Gomez made the claims at the 36-year-old’s arraignment early Sunday in Bronx […]
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2 missing after truck enters flooded South Dakota river

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) — Authorities in South Dakota are searching for two men missing after a garbage truck went into a flooded river. Searchers returned Sunday to the James River about 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Mitchell, South Dakota. KELO-TV reports the men have been missing since Thursday. Sanborn County Sheriff Tom Fridley says […]
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Prince Charles and Camilla launch first royal visit to Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife Camilla begin the first official trip to Cuba by the British royal family on Sunday, in a pomp-filled display of disagreement with the Trump administration’s strategy of economically isolating the communist island. The heir to the British throne is expected to land in Havana around 5 p.m. […]
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Moroccan teachers protest low wages, temporary contracts

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Several thousand Moroccan teachers have staged a protest in the capital Rabat, in the latest outbreak of anger at low-wage, temporary teaching contracts that do not cover health care or provide for pensions. Sunday’s march came the day after police used water cannon to disperse teachers trying to sleep outside in […]
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Student suspended after using toy gun in veterans memorial

CELINA, Ohio (AP) — Military veterans and students are upset over the suspension of a middle school student in Ohio whose class project creating a memorial to veterans included a toy gun. About two dozen people in Celina (suh-LEYE’-nuh) in northwest Ohio protested the suspension earlier this week. The Daily Standard reports eighth-grader Tyler Carlin […]
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Italy’s Premier Conte rules out another term in government

ROME (AP) — Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says that he does not plan to serve in any future governments. Conte oversees a coalition government of two populist parties, the 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League. He has been premier since June 2018. He’s not a member of 5 Star Movement, but sympathizes with the […]
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Dixie State senior football player dies in a Utah hospital

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — Officials at Dixie State University say redshirt senior football player Abraham Reinhardt has died at a hospital. School officials did not release a cause of death, but an online account set up for his medical bills says the 23-year-old Reinhardt died of a sudden illness. According to the school’s athletic […]
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France shows Britons splendor of citizenship as Brexit looms

PARIS (AP) — Catherine Norris Trent, a British citizen who has lived in Paris since 2007, rushed to become French before her native country left the European Union. She worried Brexit might force her to leave her French partner and their two young children. While the EU has promised to allow Britons living in France […]
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Plenty of politics at play in Venezuela-Catalonia friendly

MADRID (AP) — There will be lots of politics to talk about when Venezuela takes on a Catalonia squad in a friendly soccer game in Spain on Monday. Venezuela has a coach who offered his resignation over the alleged political use of his national team, while Catalonia — the region in the middle of an […]
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AP PHOTOS: Mueller flashes smile as world awaits his report

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the world anxiously awaits the findings of the Russia investigation, special counsel Robert Mueller flashed a smile Sunday after going to church with his wife in Washington. Mueller and his wife, Ann, were at the morning service at St. John’s Episcopal Church near the White House. The couple filed out in […]
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Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them at a veterinary clinic where the dogs were in quarantine for a prior attack. Irving police say 33-year-old Johana Villafane of Irving was pronounced dead Saturday at a Dallas hospital. […]
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Romania, Honduras recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

JERUSALEM (AP) — The leaders of Romania and Honduras have announced they will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, following the lead of President Donald Trump. Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila and Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez delivered their announcements Sunday at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s annual conference in Washington. The announcements were welcomed […]
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Hot air balloon stolen in Indiana found at Florida festival

SUMMERFIELD, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities have recovered a hot air balloon stolen from its owner in Indiana. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office got a tip Saturday from police in Bloomington, Indiana, that the stolen balloon had been spotted at The Villages Hot Air Balloon Festival. That tip wasn’t full of hot air. In a […]
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Chelsea Manning supporters demand her release from solitary

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Supporters of Chelsea Manning have called for her release from prolonged solitary confinement at a Virginia jail, but an official disputes that she’s being held in those conditions. Former Army intelligence analyst Manning was sent to jail March 8 for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. She served […]
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University of Georgia fraternity suspended over racist video

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A University of Georgia fraternity is being investigated over a video showing some of its members mocking slavery and using a racial slur. Local media report that the university’s Student Government Association says in a statement Friday that they were aware of a video circulating on social media that shows members […]
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Anti-government protesters march in Belarusian capital

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — About 2,000 opponents of Belarus’ authoritarian government have rallied in the country’s capital of Minsk. The Sunday rally marked the 101st anniversary of the formation of the short-lived Belarusian People’s Republic, an attempt to form an independent state amid the chaos of World War I. It ceased to exist the next […]
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