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El Chapo's new home: a jail that held mobsters, terrorists
NEW YORK (AP) -- In the heart of bustling lower Manhattan sits one of the country's most secure federal lockups - and the new home of Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman....

Bergdahl lawyers: Trump's criticism prevents fair trial
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's scathing criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will prevent the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan, Bergdahl's attorneys said Friday....

Ailing George H.W. Bush, wife, showing improvement
HOUSTON (AP) -- Doctors removed former President George H.W. Bush's breathing tube on Friday and he was breathing well on his own at a Houston hospital, his spokesman said....

Michigan says 38 underperforming public schools could close
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan announced Friday that it plans to close up to 38 underperforming schools in Detroit and other urban communities, potentially affecting 18,000 students and marking the first time that the state could close traditional public schools explicitly for academic reasons....

Hawaii bill compels mediation for Zuckerberg-type land deals
HONOLULU (AP) -- A Hawaii lawmaker said Friday he plans to introduce legislation that could force Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg into mediation before he is allowed to buy real estate on Kauai island....

Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud....

'I thought I was about to be shot,' white NYC officer says
NEW YORK (AP) -- A white police officer who shot an unarmed black teenager to death in the bathroom of his apartment said Friday that the last thing he wanted to do was pull the trigger....

Freeze-dried food and 1 bathroom: 6 simulate Mars in dome
HONOLULU (AP) -- Crammed into a dome with one bathroom, six scientists will spend eight months munching on mostly freeze-dried foods - with a rare treat of Spam - and have only their small sleeping quarters to retreat to for solace....

The Latest: Lawyer for El Chapo: No evidence of wrongdoing
NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman facing drug trafficking and other charges in the United States (all times local):...

How much are marathon bombing films getting in tax credits?
BOSTON (AP) -- Hollywood films about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings shot on location last year to bring the story to the silver screen, but not all the for-profit productions have been forthcoming about the taxpayer-funded benefits they're seeking or have already received for filming in Massachusetts....

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