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Finger-pointing over fingerprinting: Checks could be flawed

By DAVID PORTER (NEWARK, N.J., AP) — Raquel Vanderpool found out the hard way that while fingerprints don’t lie, they don’t always tell the whole truth. Vanderpool had been working…

Leaders of Black Lives Matter condemn violence in Dallas

(DALLAS, AP) — Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement are condemning the slayings of police in Dallas during a protest over fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana…

Missouri US Senate candidates back balanced budget amendment

By DAVID A. LIEB (COLUMBIA, Mo., AP) — Democratic challenger Jason Kander sided Thursday with Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt by declaring his support for a balanced budget amendment to…

Military veterans converge on Detroit for service projects

By COREY WILLIAMS (DETROIT, AP) — A few dozen U.S. military veterans and reservists are heading to Detroit in a mass deployment to perform service projects at city parks and…

Public can vote on national park site preservation funds

The Associated Press Twenty historic sites in national parks are vying for $2 million in preservation grants, and the public is invited to vote for their favorite places. The sites…

TransCanada to replace some sections of Keystone pipeline

(LINCOLN, Neb., AP) — A Canadian-based company plans to replace sections of its Keystone pipeline so the company can begin pumping oil at higher pressure. Some of the sections of…

US proposes to cut methane from oil, gas by nearly half

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — The Obama administration issued a final rule Thursday to sharply cut methane emissions from U.S. oil and gas production, a key part of a…

Trump, Ryan, pledge to work together; endorsement may come

By ERICA WERNER Associated Press (WASHINGTON, AP) — Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan pledged to work together despite their differences after a meeting Thursday aimed unifying a party torn over…

The Latest: Governor orders flags lowered for slain officer

(KANSAS CITY, Mo., AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a police detective in Kansas City, Kansas (all times local): 10:05 a.m. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is ordering…

Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital

by ROBERT BURNS                                                                                                                                                                           Associated Press National Security Writer (WASHINGTON, AP) — A top U.S. general says the gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because…