This undated photo provided by the Crystal Lake, Illinois Police Department shows Andrew "AJ" Freund. Crystal Lake police say the missing boy's Freund

Illinois boy's body found buried; parents charged

Authorities searching for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy who had lived in deplorable conditions dug up his body Wednesday and charged his parents with murder, sadly declaring that the youngster would "no longer have to suffer."

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

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FILE - In this March 27, 2019, file photo, a sign explaining the local state of emergency is displayed at the Rockland County Health Department in Pom
Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence largely attributed to misinformation that is turning parents against vaccines.

Public defender asks to drop Florida school massacre suspect

April 24
Parkland school suspect Nikolas Cruz listens during a hearing at the Broward Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The public defenders representing Cru
The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will soon inherit nearly a half-million dollars and no longer qualify for free legal representation.
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Some women of color frustrated by Biden's presidential bid

Former Vice President Joe Biden's decision to enter the Democratic presidential race is causing consternation among some Democrats, particularly women of color, who have been hoping for a nominee who better reflects the nation's diversity.
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The Latest: Texas executes man for 1998 dragging death

The Latest on the execution of a man who orchestrated the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. nearly 21 years ago in Texas. (all times local):
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California wildfire risk motivates newsrooms to collaborate

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Tahoe residents oppose new homes in path of wildfire danger

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California roads not designed to handle wildfire evacuations

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Fleeing fire common in California; evacuation plans aren't

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Penn St. ex-president's case in US court as jail term looms

A federal judge will consider ex-Penn State president Graham Spanier's argument that his conviction should be thrown out, a week before he's due to report to jail.
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Moon rocks to be studied at University of Tennessee

A professor at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville will help analyze moon rocks collected decades ago and never before opened.
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Teen accepted to 115 colleges, offered $3.7M in scholarships

A New Orleans teenager has been accepted to 115 colleges and universities across the nation.
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WVa police officer accused of stalking is released from jail

A West Virginia police officer accused of stalking an underage girl has posted bail and been released from custody.
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Handcuffing of 9-year-old prompts probe of police practices

Video of a Washington, D.C., police officer chasing and handcuffing a 9-year-old boy on Monday has prompted a review of police practices.
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The Latest: Illinois couple charged in young son's death

The Latest on the search for a missing 5-year-old Illinois boy (all times local):
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AP EXCLUSIVE: At Walmart, using AI to watch the store

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Texas executes avowed racist in black man's dragging death

An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging death of a black man.
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Tiger attacks founder of Arizona nonprofit animal rescue

A Bengal tiger has attacked a nonprofit animal rescue's founder in northwestern Arizona and will not be put down after the man said it was his fault.