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Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- With the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach....

Wet winter ups the ante for hikers on popular US trail
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Anya Sellsted had scaled scary snow-covered passes and forded frightening rivers during her solo hike from Mexico to Canada when the hazards of California's gargantuan winter finally caught up to her....

Family members: Seattle mom killed by police adored her kids
SEATTLE (AP) -- Charleena Lyles loved to sing and dance. She adored her four children. She always smiled, even when facing obstacles....

Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots - all victims of suspected gang violence....

California father buries wrong man after coroner's mistake
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Eleven days after laying his son to rest, Frank J. Kerrigan got a call from a friend....

NJ college: Professor fired for racially insensitive remarks
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey community college has fired an adjunct professor after officials say she made racially insensitive comments on Fox News....

Gaga on gay pride: It's a time to shine light on equality
NEW YORK (AP) -- Lady Gaga, a longtime supporter of gay rights, says pride weekend is a time to shine a light on equality....

Police investigate 2 possible hate crimes against mosques
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities in California are investigating two possible hate crimes against Islamic centers in Sacramento and Davis....

California governor s
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- LOS ANGELES (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis....

Lawyer: Race a factor in St. Louis cop being mistakenly shot
An off-duty black St. Louis police officer's race factored into him being mistakenly shot by a white officer who didn't recognize him after a shootout with black suspects this week, the wounded officer's lawyer contends....

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