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Legal deal pulls money to teach tribal kids native language
By ASTRID GALVAN 21 Jul 2017 23:43

PHOENIX (AP) -- New generations of children growing up in a tiny American Indian tribe in Arizona have lost a key way of learning to speak their native language, and it may not be coming back....

Minneapolis police chief resigns in wake of officer shooting
By AMY FORLITI and STEVE KARNOWSKI 21 Jul 2017 23:42

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief following last week's shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer....

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER 21 Jul 2017 23:02

HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea....

Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed
By TERRY SPENCER 21 Jul 2017 22:59

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters....

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US
By MARYCLAIRE DALE and SADIE GURMAN 21 Jul 2017 22:59

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay....

O.J. Simpson will get his freedom, but then what?
By KEN RITTER and SCOTT SONNER 21 Jul 2017 22:32

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) -- When O.J. Simpson gets out of prison in October for his first taste of freedom in nine years, he will have the mementos he was convicted of stealing in a Las Vegas heist, his guaranteed NFL pension and, with any luck, certain life skills he says he acquired behind bars....

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic
By BRUCE SCHREINER 21 Jul 2017 20:34

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic....

Check in to get away: Zion park aims to require reservations
By LINDSAY WHITEHURST 21 Jul 2017 19:52

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- It would be a first for a U.S. national park: requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons in Utah....

Lawsuit: Effects of 'bathroom bill' linger in North Carolina
By JONATHAN DREW 21 Jul 2017 16:48

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The law that replaced North Carolina's notorious "bathroom bill" sports a new look but maintains LGBT discrimination and prevents transgender people from using restrooms matching their gender identity, according to a lawsuit Friday....

Endurance athlete overcomes paralysis to race, coach again
By JOHN ROGERS 21 Jul 2017 08:47

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- When Beth Sanden crashed her bike after speeding over a wet, broken patch of asphalt 15 years ago, the elite endurance athlete was left paralyzed. She figured her competition days were over, along with her career as a personal trainer and triathlon coach....

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