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Charles Manson, whose cult slayings horrified world, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Charles Manson, the hippie cult leader who became the hypnotic-eyed face of evil across America after orchestrating the gruesome murders of pregnant actress Sharon Tate and six others in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969, died Sunday after nearly a half-century in prison. He was 83....

Former AP reporter recalls surreal spectacle of Manson trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The first time I saw Charles Manson being led into a courtroom in 1969 at the old Los Angeles Hall of Justice, I was shocked - not because of the mythology that preceded him, but because of just how small he was....

'It never really leaves you.' Opioids haunt users' recovery
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- It's hard to say whether businessman Kyle Graves hit rock bottom when he shot himself in the ankle so emergency room doctors would feed his opioid habit or when he broke into a safe to steal his father's cancer pain medicine....

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says it's willing to strike a health-care provision from Senate legislation to cut taxes and overhaul the tax code if the provision becomes an impediment to passing one of President Donald Trump's top legislative priorities....

Theo's journey: A transgender child at war with his body
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) -- Theo Ramos learned how to cut himself when he was in fifth grade, when his body seemed to revolt....

Musicians unite at AMAs in wake of tumultuous year
The 2017 American Music Awards marked a night of unison, positive vibes and American pride as musicians spoke about coming together in a year dominated by natural disasters, violence and divisive politics....

Women dominate American Music Awards, but not as nominees
This year's American Music Awards was a reflection of the year in pop music, with women dominating the show, but not as nominees or winners....

Hard to believe: Some consumers find free health insurance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers are getting the word that taxpayer-subsidized health plans are widely available for next year for no monthly premium or little cost, and marketing companies say they're starting to see an impact on sign-ups....

3- 2-1, BAM! Georgia Dome set for implosion
ATLANTA (AP) -- One of the nation's largest domed stadiums is set for implosion....

FBI investigating after Border Patrol agent dies on duty
VAN HORN, Texas (AP) -- The FBI is investigating after one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent died and another was seriously injured while on duty in South Texas....

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