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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2015 file photo, fire engulfs sagebrush near Roosevelt, Wash. Federal officials have released a plan intended to reduce the size of giant rangeland wildfires that have become an increasing problem in the Great Basin for cattle ranchers, recreationists and some 350 species of wildlife, including imperiled sage grouse. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
June 24, 2019 - 7:18 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials have released their review on removing or changing vegetation over a huge swath of the U.S. West to stop wildfires on land used for cattle ranching, recreation and habitat for imperiled sage grouse. The work would occur on strips of land up to 165 yards (150...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 9, 2018 file photo, Red Arrows fly over Buckingham Palace to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London. Buckingham Palace says the monarchy cost the taxpayer 67 million pounds ($85.2 million) during 2018-19, a 41% increase on the previous financial year. Expenditures rose primarily because of higher levels of spending devoted to critical renovation and repair for Buckingham Palace. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
June 24, 2019 - 7:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says the monarchy cost British taxpayers 67 million pounds ($85.2 million) during 2018-19, a 41% increase on the previous financial year. The number rose primarily because of higher levels of spending devoted to critical renovations for Buckingham Palace in London...
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June 24, 2019 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Cuba Gooding Jr.'s lawyer is urging a judge to dismiss the forcible touching case that landed the actor in handcuffs two weeks ago. Lawyer Mark Heller argues in court papers that witnesses and security video contradict a woman's allegations that he grabbed her breast without consent...
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This June 13, 2019, photo shows a sign that reads "Many people have died trying to swim to the other side," posted in a church sheltering Central American migrants in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The irrigation canals near El Paso look calm on the surface and easy to cross, but their V-shape creates a quick undertow. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
June 24, 2019 - 7:08 pm
Two babies, a toddler and a woman were found dead near the U.S.-Mexican border, overcome by the sweltering heat in a glimpse of what could lie ahead this summer as record numbers of migrant families try to get into the United States. Authorities believe the four may have been dead for days before...
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Navy Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, right, walks with his wife, Andrea Gallagher as they arrive to military court on Naval Base San Diego, Monday, June 24, 2019, in San Diego. Trial continues in the court-martial of the decorated Navy SEAL, who is accused of stabbing to death a wounded teenage Islamic State prisoner and wounding two civilians in Iraq in 2017. He has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder, charges that carry a potential life sentence. (AP Photo/Julie Watson)
June 24, 2019 - 6:54 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pathologist testified Monday at a Navy SEAL's murder trial that a wounded Islamic State militant in Iraq could have died from a stabbing described by other witnesses. Dr. Frank Sheridan said he couldn't determine a cause of death because of a lack of evidence. There was no body,...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, actor Jussie Smollett smiles and waves to supporters before leaving Cook County Court after his charges were dropped in Chicago. A judge has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the decision by Cook County prosecutors do dismiss all charges against Smollett. On Friday, June 21, 2019, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin suggested Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx mishandled the case by recusing herself and then ordering a top assistant to handle the case. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)
June 24, 2019 - 6:52 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police have released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim he was attacked by two men, including footage that shows the actor with his face blurred and wearing a white rope he told detectives his attackers looped around his neck. Many files...
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Adel Sambrano Ramos, center, enters a Sacramento County Superior Court room for his first court appearance in the shooting death of Sacramento Police officer Tara O'Sullivan in Sacramento County Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, June 24, 2019. Ramos did not enter a plea. A bandage covers Ramos' forehead after he was treated at an outside hospital after he smashed his head against a bed frame Sunday morning, according to officials. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
June 24, 2019 - 6:48 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man charged with killing a rookie California police officer made his first brief court appearance Monday wearing a four-inch gauze pad covering what officials said was a self-inflicted injury. Adel Sambrano Ramos was appointed a public defender during a five-minute court...
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This 2017 photo provided by Mona Wood-Sword shows Beth Chapman in Honolulu. The wife of reality TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman is in a medically induced coma, a report said. Chapman is in the intensive care unit of Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday, June 23, 2019. (Mona Wood-Sword via AP)
June 24, 2019 - 6:37 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV star Duane "Dog" Chapman remained in a medically induced coma Monday so that she can be treated without suffering pain. Beth Chapman was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2017 after having a nagging cough checked out, family spokeswoman...
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This combination photo shows actors, top row from left, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mark Hamill, Zachary Quinto, Annette Bening and bottom row from left, John Lithgow, Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Kline and Michael Shannon, who will participate in a live reading of passages from the Mueller report for "The Investigation: A Search for the Truth in Ten Acts," which will be streamed on the Law Works website. (AP Photo)
June 24, 2019 - 6:33 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of President Donald Trump's election campaign is getting the theatrical treatment. A cast of Hollywood A-listers will participate in a live reading of portions of the Mueller report Monday at 9 p.m. EST that will livestreamed...
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FILE- In this March 31, 2015 aerial photo, the wake of a supply vessel heading towards a working platform crosses over an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. A new federally led estimate of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana 14½ years ago is below other recent estimates. But the report contradicts the well owner’s assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of Mexico since a subsea mudslide caused by Hurricane Ivan on Sept. 15, 2004 knocked over a Taylor Energy Co. production platform. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
June 24, 2019 - 6:28 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A new federally led study of oil seeping from a platform toppled off Louisiana's coast 14½ years ago found releases lower than other recent estimates, but contradicts the well owner's assertions about the amount and source of oil. Oil and gas have been leaking into the Gulf of...
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