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Feud with grandma ignited hostage standoff

By MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — A feud between a man and his grandmother over his girlfriend staying at the grandmother’s home exploded into...

Trump denies he knew about June 2016 meeting in advance

By JILL COLVIN and MICHAEL R. SISAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump denied Friday that he knew in advance about a Trump Tower meeting...

Charlotte Rae, sitcom star, dead at age 92

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on...

Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law

By MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide...

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

By DENISE LAVOIE AP Legal Affairs Writer Six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania joined the list this week of those around the U.S. that have been...

Poll shows growing support for charter schools, vouchers

By MARIA DANILOVA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans...

McCain’s death shadows Republican primary in Arizona

By JULIE PACE and NICHOLAS RICCARDI Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — Shadowed by the death of six-term Sen. John McCain, Arizona voters are nominating candidates to replace...

Why some corn ears outgrow their husks

By BOB NIELSEN Purdue University Periods of severe stress can do all sorts of strange things to crops. One oddity that has been reported by a...

The stakes are high as 2-month sprint to the midterms begins

By JULIE PACE AP Washington Bureau Chief WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the...

Typhoon kills 64 in the Philippines

By VINCENT YU and JIM GOMEZ Associated Press HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines...