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APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday....

Ferguson attorney: Brown family settlement $1.5 million
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The $1.5 million awarded this week to the parents of Michael Brown is the latest of several large settlements involving killings of black people by police, but it's far from the largest....

Work to move giant sequoia draws curious Idaho onlookers
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Workers in Idaho prepared to inflate rolling tubes beneath a massive sequoia that grew over more than a century from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir. Then, they wrestled the tree up a ramp to street level Friday....

Utah evacuees watched flames draw closer, smoke get thicker
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A wildfire menacing a southern Utah ski town for nearly a week flared again, doubling in size for the second night in a row and torching more homes after residents fled the flames, officials said Friday....

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God - before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders - is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues....

Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims, police said Friday....

US investigates after lab improperly ships nuclear material
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- U.S. regulators said Friday they are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from the laboratory that created the atomic bomb to other federal facilities this week, marking the latest safety lapse for Los Alamos National Laboratory as it faces growing criticism over its track record....

Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio to face day of reckoning in court
PHOENIX (AP) -- The political career of Joe Arpaio ended last year when the six-term sheriff of metro Phoenix known for cracking down on illegal immigration and housing inmates in tents outside in the desert heat was trounced in an election that focused on his own legal troubles....

Trump signs law to make VA more accountable for vets' care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump signed a bill into law Friday that will make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to fire employees, part of a push to overhaul an agency that is struggling to serve millions of military vets....

Huge, homely mastiff named Martha wins world's ugliest dog
PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) -- Martha is big, ugly, lazy and gassy. And a world champion....

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