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Baltimore • After spending 16 years in prison, a man convicted of murder who was at the center of the podcast “Serial” has won a new trial in Baltimore. Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his forme...

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  • In a year of setbacks, activists push to encourage more LGBT candidates
    Charlotte, N.C. • Jane Campbell and her wife were crushed when North Carolina passed a law that rolled back rights for gay, lesbian and transgender pe...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 02:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • Moviegoers to Hollywood: It better be good
    New York • As Hollywood girds for a low-key Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year’s, an even ...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this July 7, 2015 file photo, Defense Secretary Ash Carter testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. The expected launch of new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military is drawing concerns from senior military leaders who believe the Pentagon is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details and questions. The Pentagon plans to unveil the new regulations in the next day or two. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military
    Washington • Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on ...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 02:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013, file photo, a Taser X26 sits on a table in Knightstown, Ind. In Connecticut, a new report suggests police are more likely to use stun guns on minorities. Central Connecticut State University released its analysis Thursday, June 30, 2016, of the first statewide data of police stun gun use in the United States.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File) Connecticut cops more likely to use stun guns on minorities
    Hartford, Conn. • Hispanics shot with stun guns by police in Connecticut in 2015 were more likely to be fired upon multiple times than other racial gr...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 11:45 am   |     |   Share


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  • In this Saturday, April 23, 2016 photo, members of the Ku Klux Klan participate in cross burnings after a ’white pride’ rally in rural Paulding County near Cedar Town, Ga. Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the KKK died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) At 150, KKK sees opportunities in U.S. political trends
    Birmungham, Ala. • Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 02:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Rosetta space probe set to crash-land on comet on Sept 30
    Berlin • After a journey lasting 12 years, a date has been set for the comet-chasing spacecraft Rosetta’s last hurrah. The European Space Agency annou...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 11:42 am   |     |   Share
  • This artist’s rendering provided by NASA and JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above the planet Jupiter. Five years after its launch from Earth, Juno is scheduled to go into orbit around the gas giant on Monday, July 4, 2016. (NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP) Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous
    Los Angeles • Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the ...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 11:39 am   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Peter Bowden  Climate activist Tim DeChristopher speaks to a crowd before his arrest on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Climate activist Tim DeChristopher arrested again, this time near Boston
    Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher, who went to prison in 2011 after protesting a Utah auction for oil leases, was arrested Wednesday in Massach...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a Digital Content Creators Town Hall at the Neuehouse Hollywood in Los Angeles, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers
    Washington • A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:15 am   |     |   Share
  • What to know before trying to improve what you eat
    What’s more important, the foods you do eat or the foods you don’t? Your health benefits when you eat more vegetables. It also benefits when you eat l...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Naked man jumps from ledge of Times Square ticket booth
    New York • Police say a naked man shouting about presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in Times Square jumped off the rear staircas...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • The Mayor of Saranda Florjana Koka, centre , poses with other local dignitaries  after a ceremony unveiling a bust of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in honor of her contribution in the international arena for the Albanian nation in the town of Saranda Albania  Thursday, June 30, 2016.  (AP Photo) Albanian southern town erects bust of Hillary Clinton
    Saranda, Albania • A bust of U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was unveiled Thursday in the main square of Albania’s southernmost city of Sa...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:53 am   |     |   Share
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during his meeting with Russian Ambassadors in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 30, 2016. Putin said that Russia will respond to NATO’s military buildup near its borders, but will not be drawn into an arms race. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, pool) Putin says Russia won’t enter arms race with NATO
    Moscow • NATO’s military buildup near Russia’s borders has upset military parity in Europe, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday, adding that Russia...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim addresses lawmakers at the parliament a day after he announced the details of an agreement reached with Israel, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. Israel and Turkey struck a broad reconciliation pact Monday that will restore full diplomatic relations after six years of animosity between the once-close Mideast powers. (AP Photo) Airport attack comes just as Turkey tries to rebuild bridges
    Ankara, Turkey • When he took office in May, Turkey’s prime minister declared it was time for the country to put its international affairs in order an...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:12 am   |     |   Share
  • Laws encourage alternatives to prison for veterans with PTSD
    Raleigh, N.C. • Defenders of a former Army sergeant say he truly believed he was fighting the Taliban bomber who blew off his friend’s limbs when he e...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:09 am   |     |   Share
  • Sheriff accused of anti-Semitic threats against prosecutor
    Lafayette, La. • A court filing accuses a south Louisiana sheriff of making anti-Semitic threats that were apparently directed at one of the federal p...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 2015 file photo, demonstrators gather outside the dental practice of Walter Palmer, identified as the hunter who killed Cecil the lionin Zimbabwe. A year ago Palmer killed the lion in what authorities said was an illegal hunt, infuriating people worldwide and invigorating an international campaign against trophy hunting in Africa. (AP Photo/Jim Mone-File) Plight of African lions persists 1 year after Cecil killing
    Johannesburg • Some call it the Cecil the lion effect. A year ago, an American killed a lion in Zimbabwe in what authorities said was an illegal hunt,...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2012 file photo, glass, debris and overturned furniture are strewn inside a room in the gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, after an attack that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Democrats on the House Benghazi panel said in a report Monday, June 27, 2016, that security at the Libya facility the night of Sept. 11, 2012 was “woefully inadequate,” but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection.  (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri, File) Military base near DC lifts lockdown with 1 exception
    Joint Base Andrews, Md. • A law enforcement official said Thursday no active shooter was found at a military post outside Washington, and the base sai...
    Updated Jun 30 2016 09:06 am   |     |   Share
  • Pope Francis celebrates a Mass where he bestowed the Pallium, a woolen shawl symbolizing the bond to the pope, to 25 new Archbishops in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia) Breakaway Catholic group accuses Pope Francis of spreading errors
    Vatican City • A breakaway traditionalist Catholic group accused Pope Francis on Wednesday of spreading confusion and errors about the faith, joining ...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 01:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • Pope Francis, left, and retired Pope Benedict XVI embrace during a ceremony to celebrate Benedict’s 65th anniversary of his ordination as a priest, in the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace, at the Vatican, Tuesday, June 28, 2016. The ceremony served in part to show continuity from Benedict to Francis amid continued nostalgia from some conservatives for Benedict’s tradition-minded papacy. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP) Commentary: What Pope Francis can teach U.S. bishops about reaching out to the LGBT community
    Pope Francis again made an international news splash earlier this week when he said that Catholic leaders should apologize to gay people and seek forg...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 01:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks during a final media conference at an EU summit in Brussels on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. European Union leaders are meeting without Britain for the first time since the British referendum to rethink their bloc and keep it from disintegrating after Britain’s unprecedented vote to leave. (Geert Vanden Wijngaert) EU to Britain: No access to single market without migration
    BRUSSELS • European Union leaders spelled out stark conditions for a new relationship with a departing Britain on Wednesday, warning that if British b...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., discusses the release of his final report on the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tuesday, June 28, 2016, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republicans on the committee harshly faulted the Obama administration for lax security and a slow response to the deadly 2012 attacks at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya. But they produced no new allegations about then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen) ’Move on’ from Benghazi? Republicans say it’s unlikely
    Washington • Hillary Clinton says it’s “time to move on” after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administra...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 08:14 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2015 file photo, Richard Shipley, Freddie Gray’ stepfather, left, with Gray’s mother Gloria Darden and lawyer Billy Murphy speaks with the media in Baltimore Md. An Associated Press review of court records nationwide shows that the attorneys who represent cities are sometimes weak links in the systems meant to hold police accountable for wrongdoing. The review found that lawyers deliberately hid important facts, delayed their disclosure or otherwise sought to subvert evidence in civil cases. Gray’s family sued after he was fatally injured in police custody. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) Records: City lawyers weak link in police accountability
    Chicago • When a federal judge concluded that a lawyer employed by the city of Chicago concealed audio evidence in a civil trial, the court issued a s...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 08:06 am   |     |   Share
  • In this photo taken Thursday, June 23, 2016 House Speaker Tim Moore, R-Cleveland, presides over a House session at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. The window is small and the legislative strategy tricky, but GOP leaders say there’s still a chance to change the North Carolina law that sparked a clash over transgender rights on the national stage. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) Clock ticking, but tweaks in play for N. Carolina LGBT law
    Raleigh, N.C. • The window is small and the legislative strategy tricky, but GOP leaders say there’s still a chance to change the North Carolina law t...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 08:47 am   |     |   Share
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