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Panel to Review Approval of Boeing 737 Max Flight Controls

DETROIT (AP) - A global team of experts next week will begin reviewing how the Boeing 737 Max's flight control system was approved by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA says experts from nine international civil aviation authorities have…

FDA OKs 1st Generic Nasal Spray of Overdose Reversal Drug

U.S. regulators have approved the first generic nasal spray version of Narcan, a drug that reverses opioid overdoses. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday OK'd naloxone spray from Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals. Naloxone has been sold as a nasal spray…

Trump Says Statements in Mueller Report 'Untrue'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says some statements made in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report are "fabricated & totally untrue." Tweeting Friday from his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump dubbed the more than 400-page document the…

US Awards $350M in Research Funds to Fight Opioid Epidemic

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. health officials are giving $350 million to researchers in four states hit hardest by the deadly opioid epidemic. The study announced Thursday aims to cut overdose deaths by 40% over three years in local communities grappling…

Pentagon Confirms NK Test Launch, Says Not Ballistic Missile

WASHINGTON (AP) - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is confirming that North Korea conducted a test launch on Wednesday, but he declined to provide any details. He is the first U.S. official to confirm the launch. He tells reporters at…

Mueller Report Reveals Trump's Efforts on Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) - Special counsel Robert Mueller's report reveals how Trump repeatedly sought to seize control of the Russia probe. The 10 episodes scrutinized by Mueller include Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, the president's directive to subordinates to…

BMW Adds Nearly 185,000 Vehicles to Recall Over Fire Risk

DETROIT (AP) - BMW is adding nearly 185,000 vehicles in the U.S. to a 2017 recall for possible engine fires. Two years ago the company recommended that the vehicles be parked outdoors until problems are fixed. The recall expansion covers…

Young Woman 'infatuated' with Columbine is Found Dead

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) - A young Florida woman who traveled to Colorado and bought a shotgun for what authorities feared would be a Columbine-inspired attack just days ahead of the 20th anniversary was found dead Wednesday in an apparent suicide…

Representative Dusty Johnson Reviewing Border Wall Construction

Representative Dusty Johnson flew from Sioux Falls to the Mexican border last night. Johnson says many details of the congressional trip are confidential for security reasons. However, he posted an update on social media this afternoon. The congressman says he…

Official: Jayme Closs' Kidnapper Not Cooperating on Sentence

BARRON, Wis. (AP) - Authorities say a Wisconsin man who pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents is refusing to cooperate in his presentence investigation. The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that a probation and parole agent…

Tribes Denounce North Dakota ID Law in Congressional Hearing

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Native American leaders in North Dakota say actions by state and local officials are impeding tribal voters, decades after the 1965 Voting Rights Act aimed to eliminate barriers for minority voters. They told members of Congress…

Trump to Hold April 27 Rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Wisconsin on the night of the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner in Washington. Trump's re-election campaign announced Tuesday that the rally will be held April 27 at…

Cosby's Insurer Settles LA Accuser's Suit Before Deposition

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby says his insurance company is settling another accuser's lawsuit without his permission, a week before his scheduled deposition. Cosby in a statement accuses American International Group Inc. of "egregious behavior." He says he could have…

Complaint: Man Went to Mall of America Intending to Kill

MINNEAPOLIS - A criminal complaint says the man suspected of throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he went to the Minnesota mall looking for someone to kill. Emmanuel Aranda was charged…

Shock, Prayers Around the World for Notre Dame Cathedral

The world reacted with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, Spain's prime minister offered France the help of his country in the recovery.…

Fire Breaks Out at Top of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

PARIS (AP) - The soaring spire of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has collapsed in flames, and a church spokesman says the entire wooden interior of the 12th century landmark is burning and likely to be destroyed. A massive fire engulfed…

Complaint: Man Went to Mall of America Intending to Kill

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A criminal complaint says the man suspected of throwing a 5-year-old boy off a third-floor balcony at the Mall of America told police he went to the Minnesota mall looking for someone to kill. Emmanuel Aranda was…

Nebraska's Tough Approach to Medical Marijuana May Backfire

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Nebraska's conservative lawmakers are again expected to reject a measure calling for highly regulated medical marijuana, but that likely won't be the end of the issue. In fact, such a vote could have the unintended consequence…

Justice Department Expects to Release Russia Report Thursday

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department expects to make special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia investigation public on Thursday morning. Spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Monday the redacted report will be sent to Congress and made available to the…

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