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  • No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Dry pine needles and dead wood snapped under fire prevention officer Matt Engbring’s boots as he hiked a half-mile into the woods in search of a makeshift campsite that had served… The post No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot by bystanders had no obvious connection to the victims or the restaurant, and was legally… The post Police: Suspected gunman spoke online about demon possession appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition

    NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition. Noblesville police Lt. Bruce… The post Police: Wounded middle school student in critical condition appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

    The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must… The post Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse appeared first on WTOP.

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  • AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

    Alberto it is: First named tropical system chugs toward Gulf MIAMI (AP) — A storm moving slowly through the Caribbean Sea is threatening to bring heavy rainfall, mudslides, and flash floods to parts of Mexico,… The post AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Saturday, May 26, the 146th day of 2018. There are 219 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 26, 1868, the impeachment trial of President Andrew… The post Today in History appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Subtropical Storm Alberto (all times local): 11 p.m. Tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued for parts of the U.S. Gulf Coast as Subtropical Storm Alberto slowly… The post The Latest: Tropical storm watches issued ahead of Alberto appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Texas officer kills off-duty deputy in alleged break-in

    STAGECOACH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say an off-duty Texas police officer fatally shot an off-duty sheriff’s deputy suspected in a reported break-in at the officer’s home. The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. Friday in a… The post Texas officer kills off-duty deputy in alleged break-in appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said… The post Father, son plead guilty to fraud involving secretive sect appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in town

    DIETRICH, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on an Idaho town where officials told residents not to drink the water after a fired municipal worker was found dead in his home. (all times local): 7:40 p.m.… The post The Latest: First tests find no water contamination in town appeared first on WTOP.

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  • USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades,… The post USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 'Sesame Street' sues makers of Melissa McCarthy puppet movie

    NEW YORK (AP) — The makers of “Sesame Street” are suing the creators of a new Melissa McCarthy movie, saying they’re abusing the famed puppets’ sterling reputation to promote the film. A judge Friday scheduled… The post ‘Sesame Street’ sues makers of Melissa McCarthy puppet movie appeared first on WTOP.

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  • USC president has agreed to step down amid sex scandal involving school gynecologist

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — USC president has agreed to step down amid sex scandal involving school gynecologist. The post USC president has agreed to step down amid sex scandal involving school gynecologist appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest

    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Survivors of the Parkland school shooting lay down in “die ins” at two Publix supermarkets Friday to protest the chain’s support for a gubernatorial candidate aligned with the National Rifle Association,… The post Supermarket suspends political giving amid anti-NRA protest appeared first on WTOP.

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  • After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy

    NEW YORK (AP) — Revelations that an Amazon Echo smart speaker inadvertently sent a family’s private conversation to an acquaintance highlights some unexpected risks of new voice-enabled technologies. According to Amazon, the fault was an… The post After Amazon Echo misfire, ways to protect your own privacy appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: No tsunami threat after Hawaii quake on volcano

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says a magnitude-4.4 earthquake near the summit of an erupting… The post The Latest: No tsunami threat after Hawaii quake on volcano appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Musician and rapper Afroman has agreed to pay $65,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman he punched during a 2015 Mississippi performance. The Sun Herald reports a judgment filed… The post Afroman to pay $65K in lawsuit filed by woman he punched appeared first on WTOP.

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  • California law allowing life-ending drugs halted, for now

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives has been put on hold — at least for now. A ruling handed down by a judge in Riverside County… The post California law allowing life-ending drugs halted, for now appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Alicia Silverstone is divorcing husband of nearly 13 years

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alicia Silverstone is divorcing her husband of nearly 13 years. The “Clueless” actress filed for divorce from Christopher Jarecki on Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The two have been… The post Alicia Silverstone is divorcing husband of nearly 13 years appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A Canadian company that was courted as a potential partner in a proposed copper-and-gold mine near one of the world’s largest salmon fisheries in Alaska has backed away from the project.… The post Canadian investor backs away from Alaska mine project appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Power lines touching trees blamed for 4 California wildfires

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — State fire officials blame power lines coming into contact with trees for sparking four Northern California wildfires last October that incinerated more than 130 buildings. In a statement released Friday, officials… The post Power lines touching trees blamed for 4 California wildfires appeared first on WTOP.

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  • The Latest: Mine official downplays impact of failed deal

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a proposed copper-and-gold mine in southwest Alaska (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Developers of a proposed copper-and-gold mine near a world-class salmon fishery in southwest Alaska are downplaying… The post The Latest: Mine official downplays impact of failed deal appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Palin's son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The eldest son of former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is seeking to bar the media from covering court hearings after he was accused of assaulting his father last year.… The post Palin’s son seeks to bar media in assault proceedings appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

    The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must… The post Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse appeared first on WTOP.

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