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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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  • Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if conciliatory rhetoric revives U.S.-North Korea summit plans, President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un are still left with the gaping disconnect over what a deal on North Korea’s nukes would… The post Summit or not, giant gulf separates US-NKorea on nukes appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from 'off' to 'maybe'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — “Everybody plays games,” President Donald Trump declared as he suggested the potentially historic North Korean summit he had suddenly called off might be getting back on track. His sights set on a… The post Trump shifts stance on Korea summit from ‘off’ to ‘maybe’ appeared first on WTOP.

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  • Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea

    BEIJING (AP) — President Donald Trump’s abrupt withdrawal from his planned summit with North Korea raises the stakes for China to show that it can steer the North toward easing tensions over its nuclear program.… The post Canceled summit raises stakes for China over North Korea 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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  • AP Top U.S. News at 12:09 a.m. EDT

    Teacher who confronted Indiana school shooter lauded as hero The Latest: Girl critical after Indiana school shooting Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray Texas school shooting victim family sues attacker’s parents 2… The post AP Top U.S. News at 12:09 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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  • Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4

    DENVER (AP) — Pinch-hitter Noel Cuevas came through with a tiebreaking triple in the sixth inning, Jon Gray settled down after a shaky start and the Colorado Rockies began a long homestand by beating the… The post Gray settles down after rough start, Rockies beat Reds 5-4 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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  • Musgrove uses arm, bat to beat Cards 8-1 in Pirates debut

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Joe Musgrove came off the disabled list to win his Pirates debut with seven scoreless innings on the mound while also getting his first career hit and scoring the winning run as… The post Musgrove uses arm, bat to beat Cards 8-1 in Pirates debut 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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  • US Sen. Corker meets with Venezuela's President Maduro

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday, less than a week after the embattled socialist leader was re-elected in a vote… The post US Sen. Corker meets with Venezuela’s President Maduro appeared first on WTOP.

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  • 2 N. Korean diplomats behind US summit back-and-forth

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — An aging North Korean nuclear strategist involved in now-dormant disarmament deals. His former interpreter in international negotiations who is now North Korea’s highest-ranking female diplomat. Kim Kye Gwan and Choe… The post 2 N. Korean diplomats behind US summit back-and-forth 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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