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NFL star Richard Sherman booked on domestic violence charge

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SEATTLE — Former Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers star Richard Sherman was booked into a jail in Seattle on Wednesday morning, accused of...

Opera returns to open-air desert theater with diverse cast

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SANTA FE, N.M. — An open-air theater surrounded by high desert vistas, the Santa Fe Opera is known as the place to watch the...

Election depicts two Californias: Rising star or catastrophe

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LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom and two leading Republican rivals in the California recall election painted disparate pictures of the nation’s most populous...

20 states support South Carolina in abortion lawsuit

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Twenty states are supporting South Carolina's defense of a new abortion law, arguing in an amicus brief that a federal judge...

Ex-Tennessee vaccine leader: Firing put politics over health

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee's former top vaccinations official said Tuesday that she couldn't stay silent after she was fired this week amid scrutiny from...

Wildfires in US West threaten parched Native American lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the Pacific Northwest are threatening Native American lands where tribes already are struggling to conserve water and preserve...

Spears hearing to deal with turmoil from her dramatic speech

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LOS ANGELES — Three weeks after Britney Spears ' dramatic comments in court condemning the conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years,...

Western wildfires threatening American Indian tribal lands

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BLY, Ore. — Fierce wildfires in the northwest are threatening American Indian tribal lands that already are struggling to conserve water and preserve traditional...

Judge delays sentencing after twists in Iowa woman’s killing

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — A judge on Wednesday delayed sentencing for the man convicted of killing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts after defense...

Haiti seeks 5 fugitives as president killing probe deepens

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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A former Haitian senator, a fired government official and an informant for the U.S. government are the latest suspects identified as...