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Woman found on fire is in critical condition

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Duluth police are investigating after a woman was found on fire near the Lake Superior College Fire Training Center. Authorities say the woman suffered severe, life-threatening burns and was taken to a Duluth hospital where she's in critical condition. Lake Superior ...

Deputies: Man had arsenal, note promising ‘bloody revenge’

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home on Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising "bloody revenge." Investigators found the weapons — including an AK-47 assault rifle, a ...

White nationalist undeterred by boos on latest college stop

By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer was once an obscure figure in a fringe movement. But he has become a household name thanks in part to his infamous "Hail Trump!" toast, a videotaped punch to his head and the bloodshed at a ...

Ahoy! ‘Old Ironsides,’ world’s oldest warship, underway

BOSTON (AP) — The newly refurbished USS Constitution is taking its first spin in three years. Friday's joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island will celebrate the U.S. Navy's 242nd birthday and the 220th anniversary of the iconic vessel's maiden ...

3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say three men were arrested after a shot was fired at a group of people following the appearance of white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida. The Gainesville Police Department said in a news release Friday that 28-year-old Tyler Tenbrink, ...

4 NC inmates face murder charges after prison workers killed

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Investigators are charging four North Carolina inmates with murder after the deadliest escape attempt in state prison history. Pasquotank County Sheriff Randy Cartwright said Friday the men were behind last week's failed breakout from Pasquotank Correctional ...

Lawsuit: Prison did nothing as fungus ruined inmate’s brain

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An inmate at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility died in April after a brain fungus gave him a form of meningitis that left him weak and so disoriented that he drank his own urine while prison health care staff ignored his pleas for help, according to a lawsuit filed ...

Kelly kept tragedy out of politics, but Trump brought it up

By LAURIE KELLMAN and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It's known as some of the saddest ground in America, a 14-acre plot of Arlington National Cemetery called Section 60 where many U.S. personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan are interred. On Memorial Day this year, ...

Trump kicks issues to Congress, is erratic negotiator

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is proving to be an erratic negotiating partner as he punts policy issues to Congress and then sends conflicting signals about what he really wants. His rapid backpedal this week on a short-term health care is the ...

Trump’s health subsidy shutdown could lead to free insurance

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — If President Donald Trump prevails in shutting down a major "Obamacare" health insurance subsidy, it would have the unintended consequence of making free basic coverage available to more people, and making upper-tier plans more ...