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Officials say the U.S. military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before allowing transgender individuals to enlist in their services
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday....

The $1.5 million awarded 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
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....

Many residents in Idaho have memories of a more than century-old sequoia that grew from a seed sent by naturalist John Muir
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....

A wildfire near a southern Utah ski town has destroyed 13 homes and driven hundreds of people from their homes
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....

A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian _ before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders _ is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues
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....

San Francisco police say the UPS driver who shot and killed three colleagues last week was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims
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....

Federal regulators are launching an investigation into the improper shipment of nuclear material from Los Alamos National Laboratory to other federal facilities this week
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 will face his day of reckoning in court for defying a judge's order to stop traffic patrols that targeted immigrants in the Phoenix area
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....

President Donald Trump says he's taking "historic action" to transform the Department of Veterans Affairs
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....

Vice President Pence's planned visit to Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- Vice President Mike Pence's visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family came at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump....

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Wisconsin company says a fifth worker has died after an explosion last month at its corn milling plant

The Iowa Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of a lottery security expert charged with attempting to claim a $16.5 million Iowa jackpot that he rigged

St. Louis police say a black off-duty officer who heard a commotion near his home and tried to help fellow officers arrest three black suspects was shot by a white officer who did not recognize him

Another victim of the mass shooting that critically injured a congressman is out of the hospital. The family of Tyson Foods lobbyist Matt Mika says he was released Friday from George Washington University Hospital.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the father of a 5-year-old who has been missing for two months has been arrested on suspicion of his son's murder

A mistrial has been declared in the murder retrial of a white University of Cincinnati police officer after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on charges in the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist

Former Vanderbilt football player guilty of 2 counts in rape of unconscious female student

A Thunderbirds Air Force jet went off a runway during preparations for an Ohio air show, injuring the pilot and causing a performance to be canceled

An appeals court has reversed five of 11 criminal counts against an official convicted in a scheme that bilked millions of dollars from a small California city

San Francisco police say the UPS driver who shot and killed three colleagues last week was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims



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