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Winds, choppy seas slow cleanup of California oil spill

By BRIAN MELLEY (GOLETA, Calif., AP) — Weather has slowed cleanup efforts at the site of an oil spill that fouled a California shoreline. The National Weather Service says gusty…

Obama frames global warming as national security threat

By NANCY BENAC (WASHINGTON, AP) — President Barack Obama is framing the challenges of climate change as a matter of national security that threatens to aggravate poverty and political instability…

GOP primary for governor remains undecided in Kentucky

By ADAM BEAM (FRANKFORT, Ky., AP) — James Comer’s request to review the razor-thin results of Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor could delay the party’s efforts to coalesce around a…

Evidence to be revealed in killings of California family

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., AP) — It was a case that stumped investigators for years. A family of four, with two young boys, vanished mysteriously from their California home in 2010,…

State Supreme Court considers trooper’s firing over lost hat

By EMERY P. DALESIO (RALEIGH, N.C., AP) — North Carolina’s highest court is being asked to decide: If a state trooper can’t be trusted to tell the truth about why…

Obama puts stricter controls on military-style for police

By NEDRA PICKLER (WASHINGTON, AP) — Nine months after police in riot gear dispelled racially charged protests, President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment…

1 dead, 21 hurt as plane carrying Marines crashes in Hawaii

By AUDREY McAVOY (HONOLULU, AP) — A U.S. military plane crashed and caught fire as it tried to land during training exercises in Hawaii, killing one Marine, injuring 21 other…

Alumni object to logo of school named for black congressman

(BEAUFORT, S.C., AP) — Alumni of a Beaufort school named for a slave who later became a South Carolina congressman say the school’s logo is offensive. The school is named…

Mitt Romney, Evander Holyfield to fight at charity event

(SALT LAKE CITY, AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield are set to square off at a charity fight night event in…

Technology revolutionizes voter registration for 2016

By ANNE FLAHERTY (WASHINGTON, AP) — When President Barack Obama was first elected in 2008, only two states offered a website where citizens could register to vote. By the 2016…

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