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Baton Rouge, La. • Louisiana is poised to become the first state in the nation to expand its hate-crime laws to protect police, firefighters and emergency medical crews — a move that could stir the na...

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  • FILE - In this Saturday, May 31, 2014, file photo, members of the graduating class and faculty attend the Savannah College of Art and Design commencement in Atlanta. For the first time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for Americans ages 18 to 34, an analysis of Census data by the Pew Research Center has found. The sharp shift reflects a long-running decline in marriage age, amplified by the economic upheavals of the Great Recession. The trend has been particularly evident among Americans who lack a college degree. (AP Photo/John Amis, File) Goodbye, empty nest: Millennials staying longer with parents
    Washington • Many of America’s young adults appear to be in no hurry to move out of their old bedrooms. For the first time on record, living with pare...
    Updated May 24 2016 04:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during an interview with The Associated Press)  , Monday, May 23, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) Sanders campaign requests Kentucky vote recanvass
    Anaheim, Calif. • Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign requested a recanvass in Kentucky’s presidential primary Tuesday, where he trails Hillary Clin...
    Updated May 24 2016 11:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Police assess possible threat to jet at Los Angeles airport
    Los Angeles • SWAT officers and a police dog are investigating a possible threat aboard a jetliner that landed at Los Angeles International Airport af...
    Updated May 24 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
  • Alleged Islamic State sympathizer arrested on terror charge
    New York • A New York City man rejected twice trying to enter the United Kingdom after his camouflage clothing, nunchakus and Islamic State flag image...
    Updated May 24 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share


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  • House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. faces reporters at Republican National Committee headquarters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 24, 2016, following a closed-door caucus. On the cusp of the Memorial Day weekend, Ryan called the recent remarks of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald as ’disgusting’ after comparing wait times to receive VA health care to the lines people wait in for rides at Disney theme parks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Ryan to block surprise amendments after gay rights flap
    Washington • Speaker Paul Ryan is taking steps to bring greater order to the House floor after a Democrat-authored gay rights amendment caused chaos l...
    Updated May 24 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
  • GOP votes to block Obama rule on retirement savings
    Washington • Republicans controlling the Senate passed legislation Tuesday to block new Obama administration rules that require financial professional...
    Updated May 24 2016 08:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Sunday, May 22, 2016, photo, Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams lies on the floor after being fouled by Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green in the first half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oklahoma City. Green received a flagrant foul. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ON BASKETBALL: Green’s history may have helped him
    Miami • Draymond Green has a history, and in this case it seems to have been helpful. He’s a kicker. Only a minute before the overly excitable Golden ...
    Updated May 24 2016 11:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Hyun Hak Bong, North Korea’s Ambassador to the UK, speaks during an interview in London, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. North Korea’s ambassador to Britain says his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s offer to open nuclear talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Hyon Hak Bong said Tuesday that Pyongyang views Trump’s offer as an electoral ploy that is not serious.  (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Envoy: N. Korea doesn’t want to talk to Trump
    London • North Korea’s ambassador to Britain said Tuesday that his country has no interest in presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump...
    Updated May 24 2016 07:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • Off-track Yellowstone visitors not being pursued
    Cheyenne, Wyo. • U.S. authorities say they will not try to force four men accused of walking onto a sensitive hot spring at Yellowstone National Park ...
    Updated May 24 2016 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • Kansas teacher who used racial slur in class fired
    Lawrence, Kan. • A white University of Kansas assistant professor who used a racial slur during a class discussion on race will not have her contract ...
    Updated May 24 2016 09:48 am   |     |   Share
  • Trump’s flip-flop on whether the Bill Clinton sex scandals are important
    “Nobody in this country was worse than Bill Clinton with women. He was a disaster. He was disaster.” - Donald Trump, remarks during a rally in Eugene,...
    Updated May 24 2016 09:45 am   |     |   Share
  • How rare sheep from biblical times may help kids with a deadly genetic disease
    Two newborn lambs mysteriously fell sick, quickly regressed and died in the spring of 1999 on a Texas ranch named for Saint Jude, the Roman Catholic p...
    Updated May 24 2016 08:03 am   |     |   Share
  • U.S. President Barack Obama greets people as he walks to his motorcade vehicle after meeting American Chef Anthony Bourdain in a shopping area in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. President Barack Obama taped the second part of an interview with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain before leaving the Vietnamese capital for Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) Obama meets activists in Vietnam, but some kept out
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam • When President Barack Obama met in Hanoi with human rights advocates Tuesday, he spoke of the “remarkable strides” Vietnam...
    Updated May 24 2016 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • Manuel Balce Ceneta  |  AP file photo In this Feb. 10, 2016 file photo, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner John Koskinen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The IRS said the agency’s commissioner wouldn’t appear at a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday, May 24, 2106, examining whether he deserves to be impeached. House panel hearing lawmaker who wants IRS chief impeached
    Washington • A sympathetic House Judiciary Committee is giving a high-profile forum to a top Republican who wants to impeach IRS Commissioner John Kos...
    Updated May 24 2016 08:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Head of TSA security operations removed from position
    Washington • A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. “Kell...
    Updated May 24 2016 07:57 am   |     |   Share
  • For many would-be voters, getting photo ID is a challenge
    Houston • In his wallet, Anthony Settles carries an expired Texas ID card, his Social Security card and an old student identification card from the Un...
    Updated May 24 2016 07:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Muslim-American women try to succeed in politics in ways their fathers couldn’t
    When Raaheela Ahmed knocks on doors to meet potential voters, she covers her black headscarf with a floppy hat so people won’t be distracted from what...
    Updated May 24 2016 07:37 am   |     |   Share
  • Attendees and LGBT advocates gather to confer during a break in the United Methodist Church conference in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The United Methodist Church, the nation’s largest mainline Protestant denomination, is holding its once-every-four-years meeting and is facing a bitter fight over whether they should lift the church ban on same-sex marriage. (AP Photo/Don Ryan) United Methodist conference seen as confusing even to God
    Portland, Ore. • The debate — over how to debate the rules — became so convoluted that at one point Missouri delegate Margie Briggs called for prayer ...
    Updated May 23 2016 02:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • Hillary Clinton could topple Obama’s record for revving gun sales
    esidential candidate Hillary Clinton has struggled with her party’s liberal base during the primary season, as Sen. Bernie Sanders and his supporters ...
    Updated May 23 2016 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Dec. 19, 2015, Huma Abedin, center, aide to Hillary Clinton, stands on stage after a Democratic presidential primary debate in Manchester, N.H. FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, a process experts say will likely culminate in a sit-down with the former secretary of state.  (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Clinton email probe in late stage, FBI may question her
    Washington • FBI agents probing whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their ...
    Updated May 23 2016 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken on Sunday, May 15, 2016, 34- year-old Wajdan Shalhob a Syrian woman from Daraa city, poses with her baby boy Faouaz in a tent made of blankets given by the UNCHR at the refugee camp of the northern Greek border point of Idomeni. Wajdan Shalhob is one of the dozens of refugee women that gave birth while stranded in Idomeni after the Greek- Macedonian border was closed in early March 2016.  Faouaz, the family’s third child, was born on Sunday, March 20, 2016 in the hospital of the nearby town of Kilkis. The five member family wants to go to Germany. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris) Newborns among residents of sprawling Idomeni refugee camp
    Idomeni, Greece • The women walked across the Syrian border into Turkey heavily pregnant, crossed the Aegean Sea in perilous journeys that risked thei...
    Updated May 23 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this May 11, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally in Blackwood, N.J. While white voters continue to abandon the Democratic Party, small gains with white women could help put likely nominee Clinton over the top if the November election is close. Democrats believe these women could open up opportunities for Clinton in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) Ex-spellers remain involved with National Spelling Bee
    Washington • Like an ex-jock who wants to stay involved in his sport, Jacob Williamson has taken on many roles in the two years since his memorable ru...
    Updated May 23 2016 10:36 am   |     |   Share
  • Sheik Ahmed el-Tayyib, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Mosque, talks with Pope Francis during a private audience in the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican, Monday, May 23, 2016. (Max Rossi/Pool photo via AP) Pope Francis embraces Al-Azhar imam in sign of renewed Catholic-Muslim relations
    Vatican City • Pope Francis on Monday embraced the grand imam of Al-Azhar, the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, reopening an important cha...
    Updated May 23 2016 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, international trekkers pass through a glacier at the Mount Everest base camp, Nepal. An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just hours after a Dutch and an Australian climber died near the peak. Poor planning and overcrowding on the world’s tallest peak may have led to bottlenecks that kept people delayed at the highest reaches while waiting for the path to clear lower down, Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said Monday, May 23. (AP Photo/Tashi Sherpa, File) Risks in climbing Everest in focus as 3 die, 2 go missing
    Kathmandu, Nepal • An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near t...
    Updated May 23 2016 05:09 pm   |     |   Share
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