150 years after founding, KKK dreams of rising again for new era

150 years after founding, KKK dreams of rising again for new era

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 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.

Vessel rescues 19 fishermen from burning boat off Bermuda

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Vessel rescues 19 fishermen from burning boat off Bermuda
A plume of black smoke alerted the crew of a cargo vessel to possible distress. As they pulled closer in the Atlantic Ocean, they found a fishing boat engulfed in flames and the sailors in the water.
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Alaska governor limits annual oil-wealth checks to $1,000

June 29
Alaska governor limits annual oil-wealth checks to $1,000
Facing a multibillion-dollar deficit, Alaska's governor on Wednesday cut in half the annual checks that give all residents a share of the state's oil wealth, but he kept enough money in place to award everyone a $1,000 payout.
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Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitor

Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known cookies and chocolates under one company.
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The Latest: Brother says decision gives Syed 'some justice'

The Latest on the man at the center of the "Serial" podcast being granted a new trial (all times local):
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Highlights of plan to end ban on transgender service members

Highlights of the yearlong plan to end the ban on transgender people serving in the military and allow transgender people to enlist and those already…
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Police: Cowboy who rode across bridge abused his 2 horses

An 80-year-old man who has been riding around the country on horseback, saying he was trying to call attention to starving children, was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty charges after investigators concluded his horses were malnourished and suffering from bleeding saddle sores.
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US stock indexes extend rally to a 3rd day

Investors remained in a buying mood Thursday, driving U.S. stocks broadly higher for the third day in a row. The latest gains added to the…
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The Latest: Budget deal draws handful of 'no' votes

The Latest on Illinois lawmakers' attempts to approve a stopgap state budget and money for schools (all times local):
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Journey to Jupiter: NASA spacecraft nears planet rendezvous

Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map the planet from the inside out.
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Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

With Democrats applying election-year pressure to act on gun control, Republican Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday the House will vote next week on a GOP proposal aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from obtaining firearms.
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4 charged in probe of gambling ring that had $1B in wagers

An internet bookmaking operation based in Costa Rica took in nearly a billion dollars in illegal wagers on NFL games last season alone, New York City prosecutors said Thursday.
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OD victim's mom: Tunnel suspects 'heroes' for rescue attempt

The mother of a woman whose overdose death in New York City spurred a rescue attempt by three people arrested with a cache of weapons near the Holland Tunnel says the suspects are heroes for trying to help.
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Courthouse gunman in custody dispute faces new charges

An Arizona man who shot and killed the mother of his grandchildren outside a courthouse after a custody hearing in rural Arizona has been charged with first-degree murder.
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Minnesota woman accused of hiding machete used in beheading

A Minnesota woman was charged Thursday with hiding a machete her boyfriend allegedly used to decapitate a man she said raped her.
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Bystander tries to save woman from husband who killed 3 kids

A good Samaritan could not save a Las Vegas woman screaming for help as her gun-wielding estranged husband chased her from their home to two drug store parking lots in a chaotic murder-suicide that left a family of five dead, authorities said Thursday.
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15-year-old charged after boy, 13, fatally shot in face

A 15-year-old boy will face charges after pointing a gun at a 13-year-old boy and fatally shooting him in the face in the backyard of a Philadelphia home, authorities said Thursday.
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Dad admits killing 6-year-old son while playing videogames

A Florida man who kept playing videogames after pinning his 6-year-old son to the couch on Christmas Eve has pleaded guilty to killing the boy.
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Man at center of 'Serial' podcast granted a new trial

After spending 16 years in prison for the killing of his former high school girlfriend, a man at the center of popular podcast "Serial" has a chance at freedom.
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The Latest: Timeline of search for killer bear uncertain

The Latest on a fatal grizzly bear mauling near Glacier National Park (all times local):
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Louisiana 1st state in Deep South to expand Medicaid

Louisiana is becoming the first state in the Republican-dominated Deep South to expand its Medicaid program, with more than 233,000 people already enrolled in the government-financed insurance coverage that begins Friday.
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Lawmakers consider boosting funds to defend LGBT rights law

North Carolina lawmakers took steps Thursday to set aside a half-million dollars for the legal defense of a law limiting protections for LGBT people as a judge sought to streamline a cluster of lawsuits it has inspired.
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Attorney: Volkswagen believes some vehicles can be fixed

Volkswagen believes it can fix some of the diesel vehicles caught up in the carmaker's cheating emissions scandal without compromising their performance, an attorney for the company said Thursday.