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Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

Poll finds Las Vegas shooting doesn't alter opinions on guns
ATLANTA (AP) -- The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws, a poll finds....

APNewsBreak: NAACP names new leader for more active future
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NAACP turned to an insider Saturday to help bring the nation's oldest civil rights organization back to prominence....

Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House....

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight
COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him....

Judge tosses $417M award against Johnson & Johnson
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A judge on Friday tossed out a $417 million jury award to a woman who claimed she developed ovarian cancer by using Johnson & Johnson talc-based baby powder for feminine hygiene....

Unforgiving wildfires affect vineyard workers and owners
SONOMA, Calif. (AP) -- When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. Some vineyard owners decided to stay and fight back, spending days digging firebreaks and sleeping among their vines for safety....

Court weighing whether graffiti mecca was protected by law
NEW YORK (AP) -- For two decades, Jerry Wolkoff let graffiti artists use his crumbling Queens warehouse complex as a canvas for their vibrant works. Artists gave the spot the name "5Pointz" - a place where all five New York City boroughs come together - but painters traveled from as far as Japan and Brazil to tag, bomb and burn at what became a graffiti mecca and a tourist destination....

Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."...

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