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3-Year Global Coral Bleaching Event Over, But Still Bad

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. scientists announced Monday that a record global coral reef bleaching event has finally ended after three years. About three-quarters of the world's delicate coral reefs were damaged or killed by hot water in what scientists say…

Few Opioid-Addicted Youth Get Standard Treatment Medication

CHICAGO (AP) - A new study finds only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance. The research suggests that doctors are not keeping up with the needs of…

Woman Who Sent Texts Urging Suicide Guilty Of Manslaughter

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts woman who sent her boyfriend a barrage of text messages encouraging him to kill himself has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter. A juvenile court judge found that Michelle Carter caused the death of Conrad…

E. Coli Bacteria Found In Drinking Water At US Open

ERIN, Wis. (AP) - Health officials say E. coli bacteria have been found in a drinking water station at Erin Hills golf course where the U.S. Open is underway, but there have been no reports of illness. The Washington Ozaukee…

Trump's Plan To Gut EPA Gets Cool Reception On Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Lawmakers concerned about pollution and global warming have given a cool reception to President Donald Trump's proposal to gut federal funding for environmental programs. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared Thursday before a House Appropriations subcommittee.…

FLDS Leader Lyle Jeffs Arrested In South Dakota

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs was captured Wednesday night in South Dakota. He was on the run for nearly a year after escaping from home confinement in Utah pending trial on food stamp fraud charges.…

FBI Probing Shooter's Social Media Presence

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI says it's investigating the social media presence and motives of the Illinois man suspected in a shooting that injured Rep. Steve Scalise and several others. The FBI on Wednesday confirmed the gunman's identity as 66-year-old…

Sanders 'Sickened,' Shooter Possibly Linked To '16 Campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Bernie Sanders says the man who shot a congressman and four other people was apparently a volunteer on his losing 2016 presidential campaign. The Vermont independent senator says he's "sickened by this despicable act." Sanders issued…

Gunman Who Shot Top GOP Congressman Had History Of Arrests

CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois man who shot a Republican congressman and several other people Wednesday while they practiced baseball outside the nation's capital had a number of run-ins with police in recent years, including arrests for battery, resisting arrest…

Senator Says Gunman Who Shot Scalise Had Rifle

WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest on the shooting of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Texas Rep. Roger Williams says a member of his staff was shot at the baseball practice in Virginia where Rep. Steve…

The Latest: Fire Crews Still Searching Blazing London Block

LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the London fire (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The London Fire Commissioner says several firefighters have sustained minor injuries in the fire at a west London apartment building, as fire crews continue searching the…

House Majority Whip Shot At Congressional Baseball Practice

WASHINGTON (AP) -House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana was shot Wednesday at a congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia, congressional officials say. A congressional aide said Scalise was in stable condition at George Washington University Hospital. Rep. Mo Brooks,…

11 States Sue Trump Administration Over Energy Standards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - New York, California and nine other states are suing the Trump administration over its failure to finalize energy-use limits for portable air conditioners and other products. The states filed the lawsuit against the U.S. Department of…

Trump Says New Health Care Law Will Be 'Kind'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is having lunch with Republican senators to discuss the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. Trump said President Barack Obama's health care law "had been broken and it's been a broken promise."…

Activist Prepared To Take Pipeline Protest Case To Trial

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - An American Indian activist accused of inciting a riot during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline says he has no qualms about taking the case to trial, even though he could face more than five…

Kelly Says Important To 'Shine A Light' On Alex Jones

NEW YORK (AP) - Megyn Kelly defended her decision to feature "InfoWars" host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat Monday from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to "shine a light"…

Trump To Hold Campaign-Style Rally In Iowa

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is planning to hold a campaign-style rally later this month in Iowa. His re-election campaign says the event will take place June 21 at an arena in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump had delayed an…

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