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'One of my nightmares': Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway
NEW YORK (AP) -- A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation's busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for years, authorities said....

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee California community
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave....

Oklahoma college board member chided for anti-gay comments
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- A former Oklahoma City mayor and member of the University of Oklahoma Board of Regents was rebuked Monday for comparing gay people to pedophiles and politicians who've recently resigned amid allegations of sexual misconduct....

Journalists consider response to errors after Trump attacks
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some stinging mistakes in stories involving President Donald Trump have given him fresh ammunition in his battle against the media while raising questions about whether news organizations need to peel back the curtain on how they operate....

Some glitches seen in deadline week for 'Obamacare' sign-ups
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for "Obamacare" sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience....

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. hydrogen bombs in Spain and then became ill from radiation exposure asked a federal appeals court on Monday to allow a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs....

Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event , crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with firefighters....

Tribes: Monument co-management proposal is slap in the face
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn't the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week....

Coffee shop wants to be Denver's first legal marijuana club
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado's largest city is reviewing the first application from a business seeking to be among the nation's first legal marijuana clubs, a step that comes more than a year after voters approved a bring-your-own pot measure....

Charges: Turkish businessman exported US goods to Iran
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Federal prosecutors allege a Turkish businessman helped illegally route Wisconsin-made outboard engines and boat generators to the Iranian navy....

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