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Memo: Consider civil rights home for national monument

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi civil rights sites, including the home of slain leader Medgar Evers, should be considered for national monument designation, the U.S. interior secretary says in a memo to President Donald Trump.

Court: Texas man can be executed for slaying daughters

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — An appeals court has lifted a stay of execution for a Dallas man convicted of fatally shooting his two young daughters 16 years ago while their mother listened helplessly over the phone.

Defense: Man accused of terror plot an 'idiot,' not fighter

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BOSTON (AP) — A man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller became consumed by Islamic State group propaganda because he was overweight, lonely and desperate for an escape from his bleak life, his…

South Carolina: Call for a monument to black Civil War hero

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A call to honor a black Civil War hero with a monument at the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, onetime epicenter of a groundswell movement to rid communities of Confederate symbols, is being made by two lawmakers in…

Protesters rally against Iranian president at United Nations

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NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian expatriates gathered at a plaza on Wednesday to protest an appearance at the United Nations by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Ryan, lawmakers tour Irma-damaged Keys, pledge funding

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MIAMI (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan promised to get federal funding for the victims of the Irma-ravaged Sunshine state as he and a group of bipartisan congressional leaders assessed the damage Wednesday.

Court asked to dismiss cases tied to former drug lab chemist

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BOSTON (AP) — A petition submitted Wednesday to the state's highest court seeks the dismissal of every case connected to a convicted former state chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she went to work at a state drug lab…

The Latest: Protesters block traffic at St. Louis mall

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests in St. Louis over a judge's acquittal of a former white police officer who fatally shot a black suspect (all times local):; 6 p.m. Protesters trying to bring attention to the not-guilty verdict…

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APNewsBreak: 'Why me?' Survivor recounts flash flood horror

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PHOENIX (AP) — When a wall of water came toward him, all Cesar Garcia could think to do was protect his young daughter and try to save his nephew.

New St. Louis mayor navigates racial strife after acquittal

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — After defeating several black candidates, the new white mayor of St. Louis is carefully navigating racial strife that culminated in days of protest over the acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a…

Woman sues 4 Baltimore police officers charged with fraud

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BALTIMORE (AP) — Four Baltimore police officers who were recently indicted on federal fraud charges are now being sued by a woman who says they falsely arrested her husband and stole $20,000 from them.

Police say man killed kitten with TV remote, shot another

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged with killing a kitten with a TV remote and shooting another with a BB gun.

Girl, 5, is thrown from SUV, killed in fiery highway crash

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EAST WINDSOR, N.J. (AP) — A tractor-trailer has slammed into an SUV that was disabled on a New Jersey highway, ejecting a 5-year-old girl and killing her and causing a massive fire.

The Latest: White man facing murder charges on suicide watch

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge (all times local):; 4:30 p.m. A 23-year-old white man accused of killing two black men in Baton Rouge was placed on…

Witnesses yell 'he can't hear you' as cop shoots deaf man

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police officers who opened fire on a man in front of his home as he approached them holding a metal pipe didn't hear witnesses yelling that he was deaf, a department official said Wednesday.

Marshals official says man offered to make plea in abduction

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SAVANNAH, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Marshals inspector said Wednesday that a jail inmate he interviewed about a missing Tennessee woman said he would plead to charges in the case, a year before another man was charged with her kidnapping and…

Pennsylvania system glitch let non-citizens register to vote

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Some people who are in the U.S. legally but who are not citizens were mistakenly allowed to register to vote in Philadelphia because of a glitch in Pennsylvania's electronic driver's licensing system, a city election official said…

Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to…

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Big US detention center sued for paying detainees $1 a day

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SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state on Wednesday sued the operator of one of the largest private immigration detention centers in the United States, claiming thousands of detainees were paid $1 per day for the work they performed but should…

Minneapolis council reaches agreement with ex-police chief

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minneapolis City Council has approved a separation agreement with the city's former police chief, who resigned in July after a police officer fatally shot an Australian woman.

Florida suspends license of nursing home over Irma deaths

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials have suspended the license of a nursing home that had nine patients die after Hurricane Irma knocked out its air conditioning.

The Latest: Neighbor says man shot by cop didn't speak

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a man holding a stick who was shot and killed by an Oklahoma City police officer (all times local):; 4:15 p.m. A man who saw Oklahoma City police officers open fire on his deaf neighbor says the neighbor…

Michigan sued after gay couples are rejected for adoption

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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan is illegally allowing faith-based groups to reject same-sex couples who want to adopt children or become foster parents, the American Civil Liberties Union said Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the practice.

Prosecutor: Mom of child who died in hot car not charged

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The mother of a 15-month-old girl who died after the woman left her inside a car as she worked in a nearby office will not be charged in the death, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Man convicted in sex assault of 6 girls gets 30 to 87 years

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DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A cult-like figure whose spiritual and financial hold over a formerly Amish couple enabled him to have sexual relationships with six of their daughters was sentenced to up to 87 years in prison Wednesday.

The Latest: Witness: Man said blogger deserved beheading

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BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Massachusetts man accused of participating in a plot to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller (all times local):; 4:45 p.m. A criminal defendant has testified that his co-defendant told him…

The Latest: Kansas shooting suspect owed $400,000 in taxes

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a Department of Revenue employee in Wichita, Kansas (all times local):; 3:55 p.m. The Kansas Department of Revenue says the man accused of shooting a seizure agent at its office in Wichita…

Pennsylvania takes credit ratings hit amid budget fight

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's credit rating took its latest punch Wednesday, another black eye in a nearly three-month budget stalemate that has pitted Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Senate against the…

Protest planned in St. Louis suburb over police shooting

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters said they would take to the streets again Wednesday in the St. Louis area to demonstrate against a judge's recent acquittal of a white former police officer who fatally shot a black suspect in 2011.

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The Latest: Iran's president slams Trump's UN speech

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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly (all times local):; 4:10 p.m. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from U.S. President Donald Trump for his "extremely offensive"…