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A century later, barely a trace of war in France's World War I battle-scape

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PARIS (AP) — U.S. troops fighting in France in World War I found a landscape ravaged by trench warfare and chemical weapons, churches gutted by bombs and used as makeshift hospitals, and villages turned into military prisons.

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The Latest: Ryan: Kim needs to be more serious about peace

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump canceling his planned summit with North Korea (all times local):

Trump's campaign backs Calif. businessman in governor's race

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's campaign is announcing its support for California businessman John Cox's campaign for governor, building upon Trump's endorsement in the state's crowded primary election.

Michigan House voting on legislation after Nassar scandal

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Victims of childhood sexual assaults would have more time to sue and athletic trainers would be required to report suspected abuse under wide-ranging legislation passing in Michigan after the Larry Nassar case.

Police: Man killed in motorcycle crash

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BETHANY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a man has died in a motorcycle crash.

US average mortgage rates at 7-year highs; 30-year 4.66 pct.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, continuing at their highest levels in seven years amid the peak home buying season.

Romania: Austrian businessman suspected of child pornography

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has ordered that an Austrian businessman suspected of child pornography be placed under house arrest.

Prosecutor to pursue more charges against convicted Ohio man

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MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — A county prosecutor in Ohio says he'll pursue charges against a man recently convicted of killing two women for the slayings of two more women.

The Latest: Images show residents sheltering from cyclone

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Cyclone Mekuni (all times local):

Blind man charged with attack on blind girlfriend

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A blind Massachusetts man authorities say beat his blind girlfriend and then struggled with officers trying to arrest him has been held without bail over the objections of his lawyer.

Emails show deception by Nassar, USA Gymnastics

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Emails show USA Gymnastics in 2015 came up with false excuses to account for the absence of a sports doctor who had been accused of sexually assaulting female athletes.

Albuquerque police investigating double homicide

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police are investigating two deaths are being called a double homicide.

Spain issues arrest warrant for rapper convicted over lyrics

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MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain issued arrest warrants Thursday for a Spanish rapper sentenced to prison for lyrics that praised terror groups and insulted the royal family.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says US received no responses from North Korea to outreach on Singapore summit planning

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says US received no responses from North Korea to outreach on Singapore summit planning.

Measure barring noncitizen voting approved for circulation

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BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A group that wants to change to the state constitution to explicitly bar non-U.S. citizens from voting in elections is a step closer to bringing the matter to a public vote.

City, university police create unit focused on sex crimes

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BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Bozeman and Montana State University police departments have created a Special Victims Unit to investigate sex crimes and help victims acquire resources.

Judges set hearing to announce inmate's death case decision

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TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — Three judges considering the death penalty for a Nebraska prisoner who killed his cellmate have set a hearing to announce their decision.

Judge suspended for courthouse affair with social worker

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts' highest court has indefinitely suspended a judge who admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters at the courthouse.

Feds: Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian; did not brake

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DETROIT (AP) — The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially…

California Life Sciences Association Honors Congressmen Ami Bera, Raul Ruiz and Erik Paulsen

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WASHINGTON & SACRAMENTO, Calif. & PALM DESERT, Calif. & EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 24, 2018--California Life Sciences Association (CLSA), the trade association representing California’s life sciences sector, announced today…

Chicago suspect in shooting of ATF agent pleads not guilty

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CHICAGO (AP) — A man accused of shooting an Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent on Chicago's South Side has pleaded not guilty.

N. Korea demolishes nuclear test site as journalists watch

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PUNGGYE-RI, North Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made good on his promise to demolish his country's nuclear test site, which was formally closed in a series of huge explosions Thursday as a group of foreign journalists…

'Eerie' blue flames burn in cracks caused by Hawaii volcano

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HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as the Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering insight into a new dimension in the volcano's…

Customer sues South Carolina cooperative over payments

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A customer has sued an electric cooperative in South Carolina after it was reported the utility's board paid itself more than $50,000 by holding 50 meetings a year.

Kremlin doubts ex-spy's daughter's statement on poisoning

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MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Thursday it doubts that Yulia Skripal has issued a statement of her own free will after her recovery from poisoning that Britain blames on Russia.

Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump canceled the planned June 12 summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement from the North.

Iowa gubernatorial candidate accused of misconduct drops out

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A popular Democratic candidate in Iowa's crowded race for governor on Thursday suspended his campaign, one day after an Iowa newspaper reported three women had accused him of sexual misconduct.

Trump cancels North Korea summit

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has written to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to inform him their planned nuclear disarmament summit will not take place on June 12.

The Latest: German automakers concerned by US tariff move

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Trump administration's interest in putting tariffs on auto imports (all times local):