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A heart-shaped sign displays the name of Jakelin Amei Rosmey Caal in Raxruha, Guatemala, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The 7-year-old girl died in a Texas hospital, two days after being taken into custody by border patrol agents in a remote stretch of New Mexico desert. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
Child's death highlights communication barriers on borderDeath of Mayan girl in US custody highlights communication challenges on border, raises questions about use of English forms
The Associated Press47 minutes ago
Colin Kroll, co-founder of HQ Trivia, found deadColin Kroll, a tech executive who co-founded the HQ Trivia app, has died
The Associated Press9 hours ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, file photo, a marijuana sample is weighed at a cannabis testing laboratory, in Santa Ana, Calif. California marijuana producers are seeing a higher percentage of buds, oils and other products clear strict safety tests. Testing started in July and the first two months saw about a 20 percent failure rate. Now it's down to 14 percent. State and industry officials say that shows businesses are adjusting to the regulated market. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File)
Higher percentage of California pot passing safety testsHigher percentage of California marijuana products clear safety tests but questions remain after sudden closing of lab the state found was falsifying test results for pesticides
The Associated Press14 hours ago
In this Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 photo builder Ned Murphy stands near a window outside a room that features historic paint-on-plaster murals at the home where Sarah Clayes lived, in Framingham, Mass., after leaving Salem, Mass., following the 1692 witch trials. The once-run-down home that stands where Clayes, a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled, is on the market after an extensive renovation project. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
For sale: Restored home of Salem witch trials refugeeA once-run-down home that stands where a woman accused of witchcraft during the 1692 Salem witch trials settled is on the market after an extensive renovation project
The Associated Press15 hours ago
FILE - In this March 14, 2015, file photo, Pete Davidson speaks at a Comedy Central Roast at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif. New York police were concerned about Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram. And they visited the "Saturday Night Live" star Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, to make sure he was OK. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
Police visit 'Saturday Night Live' star after Instagram postNew York police were concerned about Pete Davidson after he wrote "I don't want to be on this earth anymore" on Instagram
The Associated Press1 day ago
U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, left, walks out of the Tornillo, Texas, international port of entry with Sen. Jeff Merkley, center, and other Democratic members of a Congress, Sen. Tina Smith, D-Minn., , front right, and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-HI, back right, who visited a remote tent city where several thousand immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million a day Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. The lawmakers urged the nonprofit running the facility not to renew a federal contract that expires Dec. 31, a longshot request that could effectively shutter the camp.  (Rudy Gutierrez/The El Paso Times via AP)
O'Rourke, other Dems don't want tent city's contract renewedRep. Beto O'Rourke, other Democrats tour remote tent city where 2,700 immigrant teens are being held at a cost of roughly $1 million per day
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this April 19, 2018 file photo, State District Court Judge Ralph Strother leaves his courtroom at the McLennan County Courthouse in Waco, Texas. Judge Strother who accepted a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The District Attorney overseeing the case holds two Baylor degrees. The prosecutor who proposed the plea agreement graduated from Baylor law school. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP File)
Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproarLocal leaders say plea deal allowing former Baylor student to serve no jail time highlights outsized influence alumni play in shaping local criminal justice system
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2018 file photo, House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, speaks at the Statehouse, in Indianapolis. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb wants Indiana off a short list of five states that do not have a hate crimes law. But as the annual legislative session in this deeply conservative state nears, some caution that the debate could spiral into a bitter culture war. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Indiana governor says passing hate crime law 'long overdue'Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb is pushing for Indiana to join the 45 states that have hate crime laws
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2018, file photo, Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr., poses for a portrait outside his home in Bladenboro, N.C. State investigators have described Dowless as a “person of interest” in their probe into 2018 voting irregularities involving absentee ballots. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP, File)
Worries about ballot security overshadow disputed House raceDemocrats and Republicans concede a do-over election might be needed in disputed North Carolina congressional race after warnings about the potential for voter fraud in a rural county went unheeded for years
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2016, file photo, helicopters fight the Soberanes Fire west of Cachagua, Calif. When a fire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic hills, firefighters responded with overwhelming force, attacking flames from the air and ground. The so-called Soberanes Fire burned its way into the record books as the most expensive wildland firefight in U.S. history in what a new report calls "an extreme example of excessive, unaccountable, budget-busting suppression spending that is causing a fiscal crisis in the U.S. Forest Service." (Vern Fisher/The Monterey County Herald via AP, File)
Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fightA new report criticizes decisions made to stop a 2016 fire in California's Big Sur area that became the costliest wildfire fight in U.S. history
The Associated Press1 day ago
In this Nov. 29, 2018 photo, hot cell operators Dawnette Hunter, left, and Scot White manipulate radioactive material from behind 4-foot-thick leaded glass at the Hot Fuel Examination Facility at the Idaho National Laboratory about 50 miles west of Idaho Falls, Idaho. (AP Photo/Keith Riddler)
Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategyA nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a near quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants
The Associated Press1 day ago
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his final State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Snyder signed laws on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, to significantly scale back citizen-initiated measures to raise Michigan's minimum wage and require paid sick leave for workers, finalizing an unprecedented Republican-backed legislative maneuver that opponents vowed to challenge in court. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Wisconsin, Michigan Republicans enact lame-duck limitsRepublicans in Wisconsin and Michigan enacted last-minute limits on Democratic power Friday, with GOP governors in both Upper Midwest states signing laws protecting their priorities before leaving office in less than a month
The Associated Press1 day ago
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