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Tesla driver's death using car's 'Autopilot' probed by NHTSA
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A driver so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car "Tessy" and praised the safety benefits of its sophisticated "Autopilot" system has become the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode....

Charleston church shooting victims sue FBI over gun buy
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The families of some of the nine people killed in a South Carolina church are suing the FBI....

Behind famed hot dog contest, a whopper of a legend
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nathan's Famous may be in the hot dog business, but for decades they've been peddling a whopper....

Obama urges Congress to pass Zika prevention bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says a vaccine for the Zika virus could be developed in "fairly short order" if Congress acts quickly to pass a bill to prevent the spread of the disease....

Union goes on strike against Trump Taj Mahal casino
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Striking union members chanted, banged drums and blew whistles as part of a raucous picket line outside the Trump Taj Mahal casino Friday amid a contract dispute with owner and billionaire investor Carl Icahn at the start of the busiest weekend of the year for the casino industry....

Investigators: US lab worker in Colorado faked test results
DENVER (AP) -- A worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado intentionally manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades, uranium near the Grand Canyon and coal in Afghanistan, investigators say....

Judge blocks Mississippi law on objections to gay marriage
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people....

The Latest: Rep says law balanced religious and LGBT rights
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- The Latest on Mississippi's religious objections bill (all times local):...

'Active shooter' report at military base was false alarm
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) -- A report of an "active shooter" at a military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed turned out to be a false alarm, though it locked down the base for more than an hour....

Army Corps to reduce lake flows fueling Florida algae bloom
STUART, Fla. (AP) -- As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem....

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