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Teens begin Mississippi-to-Memphis march in honor of King

By ADRIAN SAINZ, Associated Press DUNDEE, Miss. (AP) — Wearing aqua-colored T-shirts and hydration backpacks, a group of teenagers on Saturday launched a 50-mile walk from northern Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, a tribute to slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th ...

Arnold Schwarzenegger in ‘good spirits’ after heart surgery

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is in good spirits as he recovers from heart surgery in a Los Angeles hospital. The 70-year-old "Terminator" actor and former California governor underwent a scheduled procedure to replace a valve on Thursday. His spokesman Daniel Ketchell says he ...

Trump administration backs PLO in victims’ high court appeal

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle ...

In Iowa’s GOP ag epicenter, tariffs spark Trump skepticism

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press HOSPERS, Iowa (AP) — In Sioux County, where swine barns interrupt the vast landscape of corn-stubbled fields, exports of meat, grain and machinery fuel the local economy. And there's a palpable sense of unease that new Chinese tariffs pushed by President ...

Autopsy disputing police account of shooting prompts anger

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Calls for justice and charges against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man aren't abating in California's capital city after an autopsy showed Stephon Clark was shot in the back, a counter to the ...

Mormon conference ushers in leaders as church faces scrutiny

By BRADY McCOMBS, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Mormon conference this weekend in Utah will usher in a new era of church leadership that comes as the faith grapples with heightened scrutiny about its handling of sexual abuse reports and one-on-one interviews between local lay ...

EPA to loosen rules for automobile gas mileage, pollution

By TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writer DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards. Automakers wanted the government to relax the current standards, which were imposed by the Obama administration to combat ...

Court: Government can’t block immigrant teens from abortion

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal court in Washington has told the Trump administration that the government can't interfere with the ability of pregnant immigrant teens being held in federal custody to obtain abortions. A judge issued an order Friday evening ...

New videos show clearest account of Alton Sterling’s killing

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, Associated Press BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Kept under wraps for nearly two years, body camera footage of a policeman killing Alton Sterling shows the officer threatening to shoot the man and screaming profanities before firing the fatal shots that ...

Bright light on family of Sacramento police shooting victim

By SOPHIA BOLLAG and DON THOMPSON, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A blinding national spotlight is shining on the family of Stephon Clark, the 22-year-old unarmed black man killed by Sacramento police last week. "You don't know what it's like until you experience it," Clark's ...