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Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

Grand jury to get case of man accused of killing 8

BROOKHAVEN, Miss. — A grand jury can decide whether to indict a Mississippi man charged with killing a deputy, his mother-in-law and six others who were his relatives or acquaintances, a judge said Wednesday.
GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'

WASHINGTON — After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of
Trump again rips attorney general but may want him to stay

Trump again rips attorney general but may want him to stay

WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and influential conservatives rallied around Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday as President Donald Trump kept up his public pelting of the nation's top law enforcement officer and left his future in do
Trump says bar transgender troops from US military

Trump says bar transgender troops from US military

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump abruptly declared a ban Wednesday on transgender troops serving anywhere in the U.S. military, catching the Pentagon flat-footed and unable to explain what it called Trump's "guidance.
Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited

BORMES-LES-MIMOSAS, France — Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least
Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

Police: One-armed, machete-wielding clown arrested

HOLLIS, Maine — A man is accused of drunkenly strolling down a Maine road wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt and a clown mask and brandishing a machete taped to where his arm had been amputated.
Center called 'powerful first step' as Ferguson still mends

Center called 'powerful first step' as Ferguson still mends

FERGUSON, Mo. — The National Urban League president helped christen a new job training and education centre in Ferguson on Wednesday, calling the site a "powerful first step" in helping the St.

Child killer put to death in first Ohio execution in 3 years

LUCASVILLE, Ohio — A child killer was put to death with no apparent complications Wednesday in Ohio's first execution since a problem-plagued one 3 1/2 years ago triggered an uproar over the reliability of the lethal injection drugs used by the state
Angelina Jolie reveals Bell's palsy diagnosis in Vanity Fair

Angelina Jolie reveals Bell's palsy diagnosis in Vanity Fair

LOS ANGELES — Angelina Jolie says she developed high blood pressure and Bell's palsy last year.
LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

LGBT outrage over Trump ban on transgender military service

NEW YORK — Most LGBT-rights activists never believed Donald Trump's campaign promises to be their friend.