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APNewsBreak: Union to strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Still seething from the cancellation of its members' health insurance and pension benefits nearly two years ago, Atlantic City's main casino workers union said early Friday it will go on strike against the Trump Taj Mahal casino....

Wildlife officials hunt for bear that killed mountain-biker
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain bike along a trail outside Glacier National Park....

'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down Thursday after an "active shooter" report that turned out to be a false alarm....

Federal judge blocks Mississippi religious objections law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge has blocked a Mississippi law that would let merchants and government employees cite religious beliefs in denying or delaying services to same-sex couples....

Are we overusing the tribute of flying flag at half-staff?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nearly every day, somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes was lowered to half-staff last year in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect, an Associated Press analysis found....

Lawyer: Up to 1,000 DUI cases affected by breath test error
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say their breath test machines have been recalibrated and returned to service after discovering they were improperly calibrated....

Officials: Boy, 8, critical after found in cruise ship pool
BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard says an 8-year-old boy who fell into a pool on a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey and nearly drowned is in critical condition....

Judge blocks Indiana genetic abnormality abortion law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A federal judge blocked an Indiana law Thursday that would have banned abortions sought because of a fetus' genetic abnormalities, saying that the state does not have the authority to limit a woman's reasons for ending a pregnancy....

Uncertainties loom as Vermont GMO law takes effect
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- At Mehuron's Supermarket in Waitsfield, Vermont, manager Bruce Hyde Jr. said he and his team support and are ready for the state's new law requiring genetically modified foods to be labeled as such. But uncertainties abound....

Trump talks trade at shuttered NH factory
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump talked trade at a shuttered New Hampshire factory on Thursday, putting a more personal spin on his vow to rip up the nation's trade deals and impose new tariffs in an effort to revive local manufacturing jobs....

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States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
Ruling keeps Iowa's ban on voting rights for felons in place

Lawyer: Up to 1,000 DUI cases affected by breath test error

Federal judge blocks Mississippi religious objections law

Officials: Boy, 8, critical after found in cruise ship pool

Are we overusing the tribute of flying flag at half-staff?

2 lost WWI Purple Heart medals to be returned in New York

Federal judge blocks new Florida abortion law

Texas abortions fell sharply under law Supreme Court voided

Oklahoma skydiver safe after parachute malfunction

A look at wildfires burning across the US West