Billy Graham played complicated role in US race relations

Billy Graham played complicated role in US race relations

The Rev. Billy Graham was single-minded when he preached about God, prefacing sermon points with the phrase "The Bible says ..." Yet he had a complicated role in race relations, particularly when confronting segregation in his native South.

5 dead after tornado, flooding from central US storms

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The death toll rose to at least five on Sunday after severe thunderstorms swept through the central U.S., spawning a tornado that flattened homes, gale force winds and widespread flooding from the Upper Midwest to Appalachia

School shooting survivors target NRA-linked companies

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County to pay $4.5M to settle murder conviction lawsuit

Three Ohio men who spent two decades behind bars because police and prosecutors allegedly hid statements and evidence that could have cleared them in a 1995 slaying are expected to receive $1.5 million each to settle the county's liability in federal lawsuits naming two former assistant prosecutors as defendants.
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Federal team investigating deadly Dallas house explosion

Federal investigators arrived in Dallas Sunday to look into a suspected natural gas leak that caused an explosion at a newly renovated house, killing a 12-year-old girl and injuring four other members of her family.
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Winfrey praises Florida students as 'warriors of the light'

Oprah Winfrey is praising the outspoken students of Parkland, Florida, calling them "warriors of the light."
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Critics target partisan gerrymandering with state reforms

Responding to complaints about partisan gerrymandering, a significant number of states this year are considering changing the criteria used to draw congressional and state legislative districts or shifting the task from elected officials to citizen commissions.
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The Latest: Deadly tornado confirmed in Kentucky

The Latest on severe weather that moved through parts of the US (all times local):
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Q&A: Comcast exec on the future of the cable bundle

Faced with competition from the internet, Comcast has turned its X1 TV set-top box into something resembling a Roku or Apple TV streaming player, complete with app-like menus and a voice-activated remote. During the Olympics, X1 merged both TV and online videos to give viewers a one-stop experience.
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The Latest: Florida to probe response to school shooting

The Latest on the law enforcement response after a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local):
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Average price of US gas falls 6 cents, to $2.59 a gallon

The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline dropped about 6 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.59.
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New Samsung phone: Nicer camera, static design, higher price

Samsung unveiled new smartphones with largely unchanged designs and incremental improvements such as a better camera — accompanied by a second annual price increase for many customers.

Music icon Marian Anderson to be celebrated in her hometown

The late music icon Marian Anderson will be celebrated in her Connecticut hometown on the 121st anniversary of her birth.

Sweeping Georgia cybercrime bill would target 'snoopers'

Lying about your weight on an online dating site? Checking out who won the Falcons game from your work computer? Using your computer hacking knowledge as an "ethical hacker?" Those actions may become illegal if a Georgia bill gets voted into law, civil liberty advocates say.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump twists visa lottery program

President Donald Trump is expressing frustration with an immigration program that he says lets other countries nominate undesirable citizens for emigration to the U.S. That path to a life in the U.S. does not exist.

Fla. sheriff says only 1 deputy was on scene during shooting

The Florida sheriff whose department responded to this month's high school massacre defended his leadership Sunday while insisting that only one of his deputies was on the scene as the gunman killed 14 students and three staff members.
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Tribes cut out of California pot market might grow their own

American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California's legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old.

White House will see if North Korea is serious about talks

The White House said Sunday it would take a wait-and-see approach to a new overture by North Korea for talks with the United States, a rare step toward diplomacy after months of North Korean missile and nuclear tests and threats of war from both sides.

A fertility doctor's secret, a special kinship decades later

Matt White remembers that day in September 2016 when a mystery began to unravel that would change his life.

California Democratic Party isn't backing Dianne Feinstein

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein failed to win the official endorsement of the California Democratic Party as she seeks her fifth term in Washington, but her supporters say it won't hurt her with a broader swath of voters.

Older workers see opportunity in Wisconsin job market

Northern Wisconsin businesses that are having trouble finding employees are hoping to lure retirees to work or keep people nearing retirement on the job longer.

NRA spokeswoman becomes new face of gun rights movement

Dana Loesch is the new public face of the National Rifle Association, an organization long associated with older white men.

Louisiana rapper YoungBoy arrested in Florida as fugitive

A 19-year-old Louisiana rapper has been arrested in Florida on a fugitive warrant from Georgia.