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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A push to legalize recreational marijuana in New York state has failed after state leaders did not reach a consensus on several key details in the final days of the legislative session.

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Newly elected black sheriffs in North Carolina not honoring federal requests to hold inmates who may be in the country unlawfully say they're being unfairly targeted by Republican lawmakers with a bill that would force compliance.

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READING, Pa. (AP) — The new owners of the Reading (REH'-ding) Eagle plan to lay off more than a third of the staff after they assume control of the 150-year-old newspaper and the company's other assets later this month.

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NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma's chief medical examiner shared tragic details about the opioid-related deaths of about three dozen residents during testimony in the state's lawsuit alleging drug manufacturer Johnson & Johnson and some of its subsidiaries contributed to the epidemic.

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Sure it's nice to have your groceries delivered now and then. Ditto dinner. Want to stream your favorite movies? Why not. Curated clothes and books sent to your home? Yes please. But too much convenience can cost you.

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Two of the world's largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve their competitiveness against natural gas and renewable energy sources.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man wanted on drug and weapons charges has posted a video denying he fed methamphetamine to a so-called "attack squirrel" that he considers a pet.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A night dedicated to an artist as prolific as Denzel Washington is bound to be an emotional one. The Oscar-winning actor, director, and producer is the face of some of the best-known films of the last few decades, including "Fences," ''Training Day," ''Malcolm X," and "Phi…

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis' top prosecutor has added 22 more names to a list of city police officers who are not allowed to bring cases to her office, after a national group accused the officers of posting racist and anti-Muslim comments on social media.

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BOSTON (AP) — A Boston-based genealogical organization and a Georgetown University graduate who launched a project to trace the family histories of hundreds of black slaves sold by the Jesuit college in 1838 have teamed up to digitize the information and make it available to people researchi…

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man accused of telling organizers of the city's Pride parade that he would shoot and kill as many gays as possible at the LGBTQ celebration before turning the gun on himself has been charged with making a terrorist threat, according to court documents.

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A leaked email shows that a senior official sought to keep the public from knowing federal Environmental Protection Agency staffers' concerns about the pollution risks of a planned PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota, critics of the project contend.

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NEW YORK (AP) — When Jim McLaughlin died suddenly from a heart attack at age 64, his family assumed they would have to close his homebuilding business. He'd made no plans for someone to succeed him at McLaughlin Construction, and there was no employee who could step in and take his place.

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Virginia National Guard sergeant is accused of stealing World War II-era dog tags from the National Archives and Records Administration in Maryland, at least the second theft case involving the research facility.

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The Berkshire Eagle has an expanded investigative team. There's a new 12-page lifestyle section for the Eagle's Sunday editions. There's a new monthly magazine focusing on the area's culinary and natural charms. There is an advisory board that includes cellist Yo-Yo …

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DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is trying to avoid recalling potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators in thousands of full-size pickup trucks and SUVs for the fourth straight year, leaving owners to wonder if vehicles are safe to drive.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Court documents say the Delaware man indicted by a federal court for "swatting" incidents had engaged in a cross-country feud with a man he'd met on the phone and who had called in hoaxes about him before.

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One of two Michigan parents accused of punishing their five children with whippings and confinement in a dark, locked bedroom described by one officer as a dungeon has pleaded guilty to child abuse.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio hospital system has reached nearly $4.5 million in settlements so far over the deaths of patients who allegedly received excessive painkiller doses ordered by a doctor now charged with murder.

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PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered Tuesday night to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national outcry.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the man and critically wounded the man's parents, the lawyer for the man's family said Tuesday.