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An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew intense criticism
CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew widespread criticism for trivializing sexual harassment and sexual assault....

Schools have become adept at rapidly shoring up security, measuring responses against the toll it could take on students' learning and sense of safety.
It's a familiar scenario: A school official, hearing about a potential danger that's too close for comfort, locks down the building. A nearby bank may have been robbed. Officers might be serving a warrant in the neighborhood. There are reports of shots fired in the area....

A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans
ATLANTA (AP) -- A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise....

California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's impacting how men and women interact
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's Capitol is awash in allegations of sexual harassment, creating an atmosphere that's affecting how men and women interact....

An FBI report says 'black identity extremists' are increasingly targeting law enforcement after police killings of black men
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An FBI report on the rise of black "extremists" is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws....

Conductors on New York City subway trains have been told to replace "ladies and gentlemen" when making announcements with the gender-neutral terms of "passengers," "riders," and "everyone."
NEW YORK (AP) -- When it comes to the New York City subways, there's no such thing as ladies and gentlemen....

Detroit priest who dedicated his life to the needy is beatified by the Roman Catholic Church, a step to sainthood
DETROIT (AP) -- A priest known for his steadfast devotion to the needy cleared a threshold on the way to possible sainthood Saturday as the Roman Catholic Church beatified Solanus Casey, who is credited with the miraculous cure of a woman with a chronic skin disease....

Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying the GOP is "toast" if it follows Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore and President Donald Trump
PHOENIX (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake was caught on an open microphone saying the GOP is "toast" if it follows President Donald Trump and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore....

The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off some treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The widow of the Grateful Dead's longtime lawyer is auctioning off treasures from their long strange trip with the psychedelic rock-and-roll band....

It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans....

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It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council

It's a historic election night in New Orleans, where voters have elected the first woman mayor and the first member of the Vietnamese community to serve on the City Council

Authorities say a man who was seriously burned when his chainsaw exploded has died from his injuries

An Ohio Supreme Court justice and Democratic gubernatorial candidate said on Facebook that people should "lighten up" after deleting a previous post outlining his sexual history with women that drew intense criticism

Two U.S. servicemen whose remains were identified more than six decades after they were killed overseas during World War II will finally get funerals in their California hometowns

Residents who came to the aid of a rookie police officer who was fatally shot and killed during a traffic stop say he was "gasping for air" and not responsive when they arrived at the scene

The city of Des Moines is expected to pay $225,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of an unarmed man killed by police in 2015

Boston University says it has found evidence that a geology professor sexually harassed a graduate student on a research trip in Antarctica more than 10 years ago

The family of a 5-year-old boy killed when he became caught in a rotating Atlanta restaurant is suing the company, saying it failed to prevent a "longstanding safety hazard."

A southwestern Washington state jury has convicted a 37-year-old man of three counts of aggravated murder following the shooting deaths of three people in a Clark County home


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